Tiger girls win three straight
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls’ basketball team hit a hot streak with three wins this past week. After an early week loss to Pelican Rapids, the girls changed gears and got ready for some conference matchups. On Thursday, Jan. 9, the Tigers traveled to Yellow Medicine East and came home with a 80-60 victory over the Sting. On Monday, Jan. 13, the Tigers hosted Lac Qui Parle Valley. The Eagles of LQPV couldn’t buy a bucket the entire night, so naturally, the Tigers came out victorious in the end 68-25. The Tigers’ third win was a 57-51 win at home game against BOLD on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Morris/C-A 80, YME 60
The Tigers held Yellow Medicine East in the second half to pull out a 80-60 win on Thursday, Jan. 9 in Granite Falls.
The game was tied 40-all after the first 18 minutes of play, but the Tigers came out on the prowl after halftime. The Tigers went on a quick 8-0 run to start the second half and take control en route to evening their record on the season to 5-5.
Becca and Beth Holland led the team in the win with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Lauren Reimers had 15 and Lacee Maanum added 10, igniting the Tigers. Becca Holland also supplied nine steals and five rebounds. Reimers and Beth Holland also had four steals each in the win.
The Tiger B-squad jumped out to an 11-0 lead early and never let up, pressuring YME into turnovers that led to easy buckets for the Tigers. All the players contributed in this 56-29 win to keep the Tigers’ undefeated record 10-0.
Morris/C-A 68, LQPV 25
The Tigers were hot, the Eagles were not as the Tigers breezed through a non-conference game again LQPV on Monday, Jan. 13 in Morris.
The Tigers improved to 6-5 overall while Lac qui Parle Valley fell to 7-3.
The Tiger defense held LQPV to just eight field goals over 36 minutes of play, while keeping the scoring steady on offensive side of the ball. The Tigers shot 50 percent from three point range with Rebekah Aanerud, Beth Holland, Reimers, and Liz Tiernan all making a three in the win.
The Tigers Beth Holland scored a game-high 14 points, leading the 11 Tigers who scored points.
Reimers scored nine points and she also grabbed six rebounds. Becca Holland finished with seven points, seven boards and four steals.
Kelsey Lund and Alaysia Freetly both scored 7 points for the Eagles.
The B-squad dominated LQPV 64-20, jumping out to a 32-7 lead in the first 18 minutes. The Tigers defense was solid, and nine Tigers had four plus points in the team win.
Morris/C-A 57, BOLD 51
The Tigers withstood a 39-point outburst from BOLD’s Carly Sigurdson and ran its West Central Conference record to 5-1 with a win on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Morris.
The first half started off slow for both teams with BOLD putting on a full court press and neither team breaking 10 points until Sigurdson sank one of her six threes on the night. That three put BOLD ahead 12-8 with just over nine minutes to play in the first. The Tigers tied it back up at 12-all and again at 17-all with BOLD trying to break away with under three minutes to go. A three point buzzer beater by Kaitlyn Vogel sent the Tigers in the locker room ahead 23-22 at halftime.
A 6-2 run is how the Tigers started out the second half, taking a five point lead in the opening three minutes. The game went back and forth, but the Tigers kept a three to five point lead the entire second half. With just over 10 minutes left in the game, the Tigers were ahead 39-33 when BOLD decided to call a timeout to figure out a way through the Tiger defense. The run continued for the Tigers as they got a few turnovers for fast break buckets, taking a 43-35 lead. BOLD called another timeout, and this time came out it ready to play. Siguardson got fouled at the three point line and was three-for-three at the stripe, cutting the lead to four at 45-41. Reimers got a bucket to push BOLD back to six at 47-41, which the Tigers held for four minutes before Tiger head coach Dale Henrich called a timeout. Out of the timeout, BOLD put on the full court pressure, again, for the final four minutes of the game, but it wasn’t successful as the Tigers held the lead to win 57-51.
The Tiger’s Becca Holland finished with 18 points, eight of which were in the last four minutes of the game. Holland also had eight rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Tigers.
Lacee Maanum racked up a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.
Sigurdson, who hit six three-pointers, also pulled down six rebounds and had three steals for BOLD.
The Tigers travel to Benson to battle the Braves in a rivalry game on Friday, Jan. 17 before nearly a week of practice before hosting Sauk Centre and Ortonville on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24, respectively.
Morris/C-A 80, YME 60
Morris/C-A (4-1, 5-5) 40 40 — 80
YME (2-3, 2-5) 40 20 — 60
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 33 FG (5 3-pt); 9-19 FT; 31 rebounds; 17 fouls; Scoring: Becca Holland 18, Beth Holland 17, Lauren Reimers 15, Lacee Maanum 10, Nicole Strobel 9, Kayla Pring 6, Rebekah Aanerud 3, Kaitlin Vogel 2; 3-point shots: Becca Holland 2, Strobel 1, Beth Holland 1, Reimers 1; Rebound leaders: Becca Holland 5, Maanum 5, Reimers 4; Assist leaders: Strobel 5; Steal leaders: Becca Holland 9, Reimers 4, Beth Holland 4
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST – 26 FG (2 3-pt); 6-15 FT; rebounds n/a; 15 fouls; Scoring: Chyanne Sand 18, Hailey Enstad 10, Makayla Dyrdahl 9, Jordan Hinz 9, Britanna Raddatz 4, Madi Hagert 4, Alexis Peters 4, Allison Carmany 2; 3-point shots: Hinz 1, Peters 1; Rebound leaders: Sand 6, Enstad 6, Hinz 5; Assist leaders: Sand 5, Allie Zieske 2, Hinz 2; Steal leaders: Sand 5
Morris/C-A 68, LQPV 25
Morris/C-A 27 41 — 68
LQPV 11 14 — 25
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 29-62 FG (4-8 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 34 rebounds; 18 fouls; Scoring: Beth Holland 14, Lauren Reimers 9, Liz Tiernan 7, Becca Holland 7, Nicole Strobel 6, Abbie Olson 6, Kayla Pring 4, Kaitlin Vogel 4, Sam Henrichs 4, Rebekah Aanerud 3, Piper Gibson 2; 3-point shots: Aanerud 1, Reimers 1, Beth Holland 1, Tiernan 1; Rebound leaders: Becca Holland 7, Reimers 6; Assist leaders: Vogel 4, Pring 3, Beth Holland 3; Steal leaders: Beth Holland 4, Olson 2
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 8 FG (1 3-pt); 8-20 FT; NA rebounds; 7 fouls; Scoring: Kelsey Lund 7, Alaysia Freetly 7, Kaitlin Connor 4, Sarah Halldorson 4, Aundrea DuFrane 3; 3-point shots: Lund 1
Morris/C-A 57, BOLD 51
Morris/C-A 23 34 — 57
BOLD 22 29 — 51
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 23-75 FG (2-9 3-pt); 9-18 FT; 38 rebounds; 16 fouls; Scoring: Becca Holland 18, Lauren Reimers 11, Beth Holland 10, Lacee Maanum 10, Kaitlin Vogel 4, Nicole Strobel 2, Moira McNally 2; 3-point shots: Becca Holland 2; Rebound leaders: Maanum 12, Becca Holland 9; Assist leaders: Becca Holland 4; Steal leaders: Becca Holland 4, Abbie Olson 3
BOLD – 16 FG (7 3-pt); 12-18 FT; 24 rebounds; 16 fouls; Scoring: Carly Sigurdson 39, Bayley Kubesh 3, Ashley Schmitz 2, Mallory Steffel 2, Andrea Maher 2, Alison Krause 2, Mariah Stempel 1; 3-point shots: Kubesh 1, Sigurdson 6; Rebound leaders: Sigurdson 6, Steffel 5, Maher 5; Assist leaders: NA; Steal leaders: Sigurdson 3, Steffel 3, Kubesh 3