Section 6A-South girls' basketball: Parkers Prairie heads to finals
The Parkers Prairie girls' basketball team survived and advance in the semifinal round of the Section 6A South tournament on Saturday night. That's all that matters at this time of year. The Panthers found a way to beat Underwood for the third ti...
The Parkers Prairie girls' basketball team survived and advance in the semifinal round of the Section 6A South tournament on Saturday night.
That's all that matters at this time of year. The Panthers found a way to beat Underwood for the third time this season.
This time around, it did not come easy. Parkers Prairie got two free throws from Micaela Noga in the final seconds to make it a 59-55 game. Those would prove critical as Hannah Rocholl hit a three at the buzzer to make the final score 59-59.
The Rockets wanted to make someone other than Noga or Madison Dorn beat them. Ally Taylor helped her team do that by pouring in 17 points. Noga and Tamara Schmidt finished with 14, while Dorn had 11.
That was enough to overcome a dominant night from the Rockets' Ellen Ferry. The senior center finished with 29 points and 21 rebounds. That helped her tie Underwood's school record for most rebounds in a career with 1,166.
The Panthers set up a rematch with Hancock last night, Tuesday, with the win. The last time these two teams met, Parkers Prairie was without Noga and suffered their worst loss of the season in a 62-40 game.
The Panthers had a chance to avenge that last night at the University of Minnesota-Morris. A win and they would advance to the section finals at Concordia College in Moorhead this Friday night at 7 p.m.
UNDERWOOD 26 32 - 58
PARKERS PRAIRIE 28 31 - 59
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Taylor - 17 points; Noga - 14 points; Schmidt - 14 points; M. Dorn - 11 points; Kaylee Dorn - 3 points
UNDERWOOD - Ferry - 29 points, 21 rebounds; Masloski - 19 points; Rocholl - 6 points; Megan Biegler - 2 points; Greta Thormondson - 2 points
Parkers Prairie 66,
Parkers Prairie trailed by three at halftime as Micaela Noga kept her team in the game Thursday night, notching 15 of her 27 points in the first half during her first game back in after missing three.
The Panthers used their free throw shooting in the second half to overtake Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, hitting 20 of 22 attempts in that stanza.
The Jaguars also reached the charity stripe in the second half, hitting eight of their 11 attempts.
Tamara Schmidt had 14 points and Madison Dorn contributed 13 for the Panthers.
Raeann Sorenson led the Jaguars with 23 points, while Shyan Kuefler had 14 and Ashley Kirckof 13.
BELGRADE-BE 34 28 -- 62
PARKERS PRAIRIE 31 35 -- 66
BBE - Julie Hieserich 2, Maggie Gruber 6, Raeann Sorenson 23, Ashley Kirckof 13, Shyan Kuefler 14, Taylor Braegelman 2, Erin Anderson 2. Field goals 22, 3-pt 3, Free throws 9-14, Fouls 18.
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Madison Dorn 13, Micaela Noga 27, Tamara Schmidt 14, Kaylee Dorn 6, Ally Taylor 6. Field goals 19, 3-pt 7, Free throws 21-24, Rebounds 28 (M. Dorn 9, Taylor 7, Schmidt 6), Assists 11 (K. Dorn 6), Steals 7 (Schmidt 3), Turnovers 14, Fouls 13.