NRHEG girls demolish Medford at home

Published 1:02pm Saturday, January 4, 2014

The NRHEG girls’ basketball team still hasn’t had a close game.

The Panthers’ (8-0 overall, 4-0 Gopher Conference) have defeated their opponents by an average of 51.5 points per game. Every game has been won by double digits. The latest victim was Medford.

NRHEG crushed the Tigers 96-26 Friday on the road.

The Wagner sisters all scored in double figures. Carlie scored a game-high 37 points, Marnie scored 13 and Maddie added 10.

NRHEG head coach John Schultz said he was happy with the way his team worked to get rebounds.

“We really worked hard on the boards with a 39-13 advantage,” he said. “That shows us they were working hard on the small things. Our kids looked sharp tonight and are playing very disciplined.”

Eleven players scored for the Panthers. Jade Schultz led NRHEG with nine rebounds. Paige Overgaard earned a team-high six steals.

NRHEG forced 20 turnovers and committed six. The Panthers shot 57 percent from the field and the Tigers shot 22 percent.

NRHEG hosted Hayfield on Saturday. Look for the score in Monday’s Tribune.

Next, the Panthers will host Kenyon-Wanamingo (9-0, 5-0 Hiawatha Valley Conference) at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Kenyon-Wanamingo is coming off a 75-66 win Tuesday at Kasson-Mantorville.

View statistics in the Scoreboard: Jan. 3 post.