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Tiger girls fall in home opener

Tracy Meichsner takes a jump shot inside the free throw line in the Tiger loss to the Osakis Silverstreaks Thursday, Dec. 5. For more photos, check out the gallery in the article. (Photo by Brooke Kern)1 / 4
Becca Holland dives for a loose ball against Osakis. Holland had eight points and five rebounds in the 59-34 loss to Osakis. (Photo by Brooke Kern)2 / 4
Beth Holland drives to the basket against Osakis during the Tigers home opener at the Morris Area High School on Thursday, Dec. 5. (Photo by Brooke Kern)3 / 4
Lauren Reimers pulls up for a jumper in the second half against the Osakis Silverstreaks. Though the Tigers took a 59-34 loss, Reimers led the team in scoring with nine points, including a three-point basket. (Photo by Brooke Kern)4 / 4

Brooke Kern, Sun Tribune

The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta fell in their home opener Thursday, Dec. 5 to the Silverstreaks of Osakis 59-34.

The Tigers seemed very anxious on the court and tried pushing the intensity and speed of the game. In turn, mistakes were made. Along with a handful of turnovers, the Tigers just weren’t executing, shooting just 27 percent from the field in the Osakis loss.

The second half was a little better, the Tigers seemed to calm down a bit, but it wasn’t enough as Osakis kept control, taking the victory 59-34.

Johanna Boogaard and Annalise Savageau led the Silverstreaks in the win scoring 14 and 10 points, respectively.

For the Tigers, Lauren Reimers finished with nine points and had three steals in the losing effort.

Becca Holland added eight points and five rebounds.

The Tigers will now host Minnewaska Area on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Osakis 59, Morris Area/C-A 34

Osakis (1-0)     31 28 — 59

Morris/CA (1-1)  16 18 — 34

OSAKIS – Scoring: Alexa Hoffarth 2, Mackenzie Staloch 3, Abby Stroup 2, Annalise Savageau 10, Brooke Sorenson 7, Taylor Spychalla 5, Brittney Sadlemyer 8, Madi Forsell 8, Johanna Boogaard 14; 3-point shots: Staloch 1, Savageau 1, Sorenson 1; Rebound leaders: n/a; Assist leaders: n/a; Steal leaders: n/a

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 14-52 FG (1-2 3-pt); 5-10 FT; 28 rebounds; 15 fouls; Scoring: Lauren Reimers 9, Becca Holland 8, Lacee Maanum 4, Rebecca Aanerud 3, Tracy Meichsner 3, Kayla Pring 3, Beth Holland 2, Abbie Olson 2; 3-point shots: Reimers 1; Rebound leaders: Becca Holland 5; Assist leaders: Beth Holland 2, Meichsner 2; Steal leaders: Reimers 3

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