Panther girls fall to Barnum, will play Norther Freeze in third place game tomorrow
Barnum proved too strong down the stretch for the Parkers Prairie girls' basketball team Friday in the State Class A semifinals at the Target Center, toppling the Pantheres 61-52.
Sari Noga had another double-double, scoring 18 points and pulling down a game high 11 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to pull her team through.
Madison Dorn added 12 points in the losing effort.
Parkers Prairie led through most of the first half by as many as four, but Barnum came back to tie the game and take the lead for good at the 4:48 mark.
They led 28-20 at the half.
The Panthers closed the gap to one at 9:12 on a pair of free throws by Kaylee Dorn, but the Bombers stretched their lead back out to 10. Parkers Prairie was able to cut that deficit to six with 2:13 remaining, but couldn't hold off the final Barnum rally, falling by nine.
They will now take on the Northern Freeze at 10 a.m. at Concordia University in St. Paul in the third place game.