RC settles for split in girls basketball action

The Tiger girls basketball team fought it out with two conference rivals last week, coming out on top against one.

On Feb. 12, Rush City took advantage of home floor advantage in bringing down East Central.

“The Tigers have been playing more aggressively and better together as a team of late,” said coach Mark Henrich. “The game was a back and forth affair for the first half. East Central was in the lead by two at the half. They extended that lead to 12 points at one point in the second half.”

He added, “The Tigers put together a nice run, which was created by their defensive efforts. Rush City closed the gap, and at one point tied the game at 44. The Tigers were able to take control of the game on free throws and timely shooting. Rush City played a very good game and played with composure in an intensely fought game.”

Next, the team headed to Mille Lacs Lake country to face the Isle Huskies, whose only conference loss was to state-ranked Braham. The Tigers lost 75-31.

“Tough game for the Tigers tonight,” said Henrich. “The girls played much better and stronger than the first meeting against Isle. The game was close in the opening minutes, and then Isle broke it open with fastbreaks and strong drives to the basket. Rush City had good looks and opportunities of their own but could not capitalize on them.”

The Rush City girls basketball team is fourth in the Great River Conference with a 8-7 conference and 10-10 overall record. The Tigers will host the Mora Mustangs on Pink Out the Gym and Senior Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. 

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