Girls' basketball results: Panthers still perfect, Arrows break losing streak
The Parkers Prairie girls’ basketball team tied its second lowest point total of the season and still won by 43 points in a 67-24 game against Underwood last Thursday night.
The Panthers’ suffocating defense was at it against the Rockets, holding them to just 11 points in the first half. That allowed them to build up a 31-point lead at the break.
Micaela Noga led four players in double figures. She finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and six steals. Kaylee Dorn added 15 points, Ally Taylor 13 and Madison Dorn 12.
The win moved the Panthers to 19-0 on the season.
UNDERWOOD 11 13 – 24
PARKERS PRAIRIE 42 25 – 67
PARKERS PRAIRIE – M. Dorn – 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block; Noga – 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals; Tamara Schmidt – 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; K. Dorn – 15 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block; Taylor – 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals; Brenna Warren – 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; LaDeanna Swanson – 1 steal; Kassidi Peterson – 2 rebounds; Amber Guenther – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
UNDERWOOD – Kayla Stock – 2; Krista Aasness – 2; Karin Mortenson – 2; Megan Biegler – 4; Carly Masloski – 3; Kaitlyn Holen – 6; Brooke Tinjum – 1; Greta Thormodson – 4
ASHBY 48, HILLCREST 41
The Arrow girls saw their five-game losing streak come to an end as they used Amber Sundal’s 13 points and five assists to lead Ashby to a 48-41 win over Hillcrest Lutheran Academy.
“Our team competed with a lot of energy and intensity,” noted Ashby head coach Trevor Schneeberger. “We showed a lot of toughness in the second half and came away with a big conference win.”
The Arrows took advantage of Hillcrest’s problems at the free throw line and foul trouble to stay in the lead.
Cassandra Jordan also made her presence known as she scored 12 points, then added six rebounds and three steals.
She was also on the winning end of three charges by Hillcrest players.
Abbie Ras had eight points, Madison VanSanten had six and Meg Roley had four. Roley also had four rebounds.
Ashby will now be hosting Battle Lake tomorrow, Thursday and will be at Verndale on Friday.
ROTHSAY 42, B-E 38
The Brandon-Evansville girls became an example of why teams play the game after losing 42-38 to a previously winless Rothsay team last Thursday night.
The Chargers (13-5, 7-3 LEC) couldn’t recover from a 33-percent shooting night and a rare off night by Heather Strese. The senior post was held to single digits for the first time this season after finishing with just five points. Tasmine Okerlund led all scorers with 15 and Megan Friedrich added 13.
“It was one of those days where nothing goes your way,” head coach Dick Simpson said. “The thing with a team like that, the longer they stay with you, the more they think they can win.”
The Tigers (1-16, 1-8 LEC) jumped out to a 10-0 lead that proved to be key to their confidence. The Chargers stormed back to take a 22-19 lead at the break, but Rothsay was within striking distance for one of the first times all season.
The Tigers used a 7-0 run in the second half to take the lead back. The Chargers tied the game at 38 apiece with 1:37 left but were held scoreless the rest of the way. The Tigers converted two free throws with a second remaining to secure the win against a team that sits in sole possession of second place in the Little Eight Conference.
“Give Rothsay credit for playing hard,” Simpson said. “It was one of those nights where nothing really went right.”
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 19 23 – 42
ROTHSAY 22 16 – 38
TOTALS – Brandon-Evansville – FG – 15-45; FT – 5-10; Rebounds – 13; Rothsay – FG – 17-33; FT – 3-6; Rebounds – 18
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE – Kinsley Randt – 2 points; Carlie Steffenson – 3 points; Megan Friedrich – 13 points; Tasmine Okerlund – 15; Strese – 5 points
ROTHSAY – Ashley Maack – 12; Lexy Dunbar – 8; Emma Larson – 5; Chelsie Lankow – 8; Kristi Peterson – 1; Alexis Craig – 8
PAYNESVILE 54, WASKA 40
Minnewaska couldn’t stop Paynesville’s Erika and Andrea Schlangen as the sisters combined for 25 points in a 54-40 West Central North Conference girls’ basketball win Friday.
Sydney Joos had 17 points for the Lakers, who are winless in conference play.
MINNEWASKA 18 22 -- 40
PAYNESVILLE 25 29 -- 54
MINNEWASKA – Sydney Joos 17, Jillian Hendrickson 10, Veronica Weisel 5, Madison Phillips 4, Paige Anderson 2, Myranda Swensrud 2.
PAYNESVILLE – Erika Schlangen 13, Andrea Schlangen 12, Kayla Schaefer 10, Bryanna Berg 8, Jessica Solum 4, Rachel Ampe 3, Rachel Rittenhouse 3, Brittney Hemmesch 1.
LPGE 43, OSAKIS 30
The Osakis girls’ basketball team dropped its second game in the Prairie Conference last Thursday night in a 43-30 game at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.
The Thunder built a 26-15 lead at the break and never looked back behind a stingy defensive effort. LPGE allowed just six players to score for Osakis. Annalise Savageau was the only one of those in double figures with 16 as the Silverstreaks saw a four-game winning streak come to an end.
“This was a tough loss for our team,” head coach Pat Kalpin said. “We struggled the whole game on the offensive end. LPGE made it tough for us to get into any kind of flow offensively. We have to learn how to attack the basket in situations like we saw. The girls have that ability, they just need to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.”
Jenna Langer and Samantha Zastrow led the way for the Thunder. Langer finished with 16, while Zastrow added 14 to help drop Osakis to 12-7 overall and 9-2 in conference play.
OSAKIS 15 15 – 30
LPGE 26 17 – 43
OSAKIS – Savageau – 16; Brooke Sorenson – 2; Mariah Backes – 2; Calista Sadlemyer – 2; Becka Sadlemyer – 6; Madi Forsell – 2
LPGE – Laura Geisenhof – 8; Beth Blommel – 2; Maggie Chapin – 3; Langer – 16; Zastrow – 14
wca 68, SWANVILLE 47
A 68-47 win over Swanville Thursday night boosted the West Central Area girls to 13-5 for the season and a second place tie in the Prairie Conference standings with Osakis.
“We had a solid win,” said head coach Beth Hanson. “I am happy with the girls’ performance. They put a full game together and played extremely well at times.
“They worked well together and had many offensive series with great ball movement,” she said. “We keep stressing the need to be more disciplined players and are striving to get there. I am proud of the girls with this team win.”
Jen Froemming was once again the leader on the floor for the Knights as she had 18 points and six rebounds as well as three assists and four steals.
Kelsey Hammer had 16 points and four steals, earning her player of the game honors.
Holly VanKempen and Christina Kruize each had 10 points, with VanKempen adding nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
Kruize ended the night with a double-double as she pulled down 12 rebounds, and included six assists and seven steals to her performance.
Tiana Christenson added six points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists, while Abby Peterson had four points, six rebounds and six steals.
“Kylee Fernholz played some nice defense and got six rebounds,” said Hanson. “Shawna Jenson scored two points and freshman Jordan Anderson scored her first two varsity points.”