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This time Tigers fall to conference leaders

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Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta nearly upset another girls' basketball team at home, but BOLD fought off the Tigers down the stretch for a 47-44 victory.

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With the win, the Warriors moved into first place in the West Central Conference South.

The game was tied at 44-44 with under a minute to go when the Warriors added a two-point basket and later added a free throw.

"The Tigers' first half was a struggle, finishing with the Warriors scoring the last six point to go into halftime up by nine," said coach Dale Henrich.

"In the second half, the Tigers played much better, outscoring the Warriors 27-21," he added. "We outrebounded BOLD 44-29."

Both teams hit at 32 percent, but BOLD had 12 free throws to the Tigers' six.

Katie Holzheimer led a balanced attack for the Tigers with 14 points. Tracy Meichsner added 11 rebounds and MaKenzie Smith had nine points and nine rebounds.

Carly Sigurdson had 19 points and Taylor Ebnet 12 to pace the Warriors.

At 7-3 in the conference, BOLD is a half-game ahead of Lac qui Parle Valley after Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City lost to Yellow Medicine East Thursday.

BOLD 47

Morris/C-A 44

BOLD 26 21 -- 47

Morris/C-A 17 24 -- 44

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 17-52 FG (4-19 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 44 rebounds; 20 fouls; Scoring: Katie Holzheimer 14, MaKenzie Smith 9, Tracy Meichsner 6, Nicole Strobel 6, Beth Holland 4, Courtney Gades 3, Holly Amundson 2; 3-point shots: Holzheimer 3, Gades 1; Rebounds: Meichsner 11, Smith 9, Strobel 7, Holland 5, Gades 4, Amundson 3, Cassey Hickman 2, Holzheimer 2, Brooke Wente 1; Assists: Holland 4, Holzheimer 2, Meichsner 2, Amundson 1, Hikcman 1, Gades 1; Steals: Meichsner 3, Holland 2, Holzheimer 2

BOLD - 16-50 FG (3-11 3-pt); 12-31 FT; 29 rebounds; 13 fouls; Scoring: Carly Sigurdson 19, Taylor Ebnet 12, Bailey Kubesh 6, Brittany Haugen 6, Maggie Nagel 4; 3-point shots: Sigurdson 2, Haugen 1; Rebound leaders: Nagel 8; Assist leaders: Kubesh 4, Ebnet 4; Steal leaders: Kubesh 3, Ebnet 3, Nagel 3

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