Tigers turn it around, top NRHEG
Published 12:00 am Monday, January 15, 2001
The ALHS girls, who had shooting problems in a Friday night loss at Rochester John Marshall, started the same way at New Richland Saturday night.
Monday, January 15, 2001
The ALHS girls, who had shooting problems in a Friday night loss at Rochester John Marshall, started the same way at New Richland Saturday night. But they rallied for a 50-41 nonconference victory over New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva.
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&uot;The girls didn’t give up,&uot; said Tigers coach Karol Hansen. &uot;They hung in there and came back.&uot;
The Tigers trailed 9-5 at the end of the first quarter and were behind most of the second, but they forged a 22-19 halftime edge. They were up 38-32 after three quarters.
&uot;In the second quarter we were a little more aggressive,&uot; said Hansen. &uot;I think that helped us as far as trying to get the lead.&uot;
Amber Sickels led the Tigers with 19 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists. Jenny Vanderploeg had nine points, six rebounds and four steals, Beth Kolling six points, six rebounds and six assists, Amie Hartman four points and three rebounds, Holly Larson four rebounds and three assists, Aubree Page two points and five rebounds. Libby Berg contributed four points and Afton Delger had three rebounds.
&uot;The kids who came off the bench made a tremendous contribution,&uot; said Hansen. &uot;I think the girls are starting to understand that, whether they start or not, they can contribute to the team.&uot;
Holly Waldhauser scored 10 points to lead NRHEG. Rachel Andree scored nine, Kelli Schlaak and Jenifer Brouwers six apiece.
The Tigers, 3-6, are off until Friday when they travel to Winona. The Panthers play Tuesday at Waterville.