Tigers defeat Pirates, then fall to Bombers

Samantha Herberg scored four points, snatched three rebounds and dished out one assist in the game a Braham last Friday. Photos by Victoria Dahlin

Samantha Herberg scored four points, snatched three rebounds and dished out one assist in the game a Braham last Friday. Photos by Victoria Dahlin

After beating Grantsburg 64-59 last week, the Rush City girls basketball team took the trip to neighboring Braham and fell 91-26 to the No. 4 state ranked Bombers.

Rush City went in to the locker room with a seven-point lead at the half against Grantsburg, and extended that lead to 17 in the second half.

The Pirates fought back, outscoring the Tigers to come within four points with three minutes left. But the Tigers hung on to earn the win by five points.

“The girls played very well throughout the game, especially at the end when Grantsburg mounted their comeback,” coach Mark Henrich said. “Alissa Mell recorded her first double-double of the season.”

Last Friday, the Tigers played a tough physical game in Braham.

Alissa Mell led the team at Braham last week, scoring eight points, bringing down seven rebounds and making a block.

Alissa Mell led the team at Braham last week, scoring eight points, bringing down seven rebounds and making a block.

“The girls played hard the entire game versus Braham, but they were too much for the Tigers,” said Henrich. “The Bombers were hot from the outside early and rapidly built a lead that was hard to come back from. I am very proud of the girls and how hard they played against the top team in the conference.”

Individual stats are posted on Scoreboard Plus on the ECM Post Review’s website.

The Rush City girls basketball team is fifth in the Great River Conference and has a 4-4 conference and 6-7 overall record. The Tigers will travel to face the Ogilvie Lions (5-10) 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, before hosting the Isle Huskies (10-5) 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. The team will then host the Pine City Dragons 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5. The Ogilvie game is scheduled to be broadcast on FM 95.5 KBEK.

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