USC girls fall to Maple River in sections 81-64

Published 8:35 am Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The United South Central girls got off to a quick start Tuesday against Maple River in its Section 2A game in Mapleton, but the Eagles rallied strongly behind some solid shooting for an 81-64 win.

The No. 5 seed Rebels (14-13 overall) held a 13-3 lead early on, but Maple River was able to find its shooting touch in the second half to pull out the win.

The No. 4 seed Eagles (15-11 overall) shot nearly 70 percent from the field on 13 of 19 shooting in the second half in the win.

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Five players scored in double figures for Maple River with McKenzie Sohre leading the way with 19. Ally Keller added 13, Skye Boesch and Jill Sohre 12, and Mandi Stencel 10.

USC was led by Val Sahr, who scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds in the win.

“I’m proud of the effort not just tonight but the entire season,” said Rebels head coach Stu Hendrickson.

USC doubled its win total from last year with just one starter returning from last year’s squad.

Maple River 81, USC 64

USC 34 30 — 64

Maple River 40 41 — 81

USC scoring: Val Sahr 18, Ciara Christenson 11, Taylor Allis 8, Kayla Stenzel 8, Nicole Youngbloom 7, Lindsey Dahl 6, Sabrina Bushlack 4, Danielle Koestler 2.

Maple River scoring: McKenzie Sohre 19, Ally Keller 13, Skye Boesch 12, Jill Sohre 12, Mandi Stencel 10, Delaney Surdy 6, Marcie Woitas 4, Emily FitzSimmons 4, Brandi Springer 1.