Team win for the Panthers

Published 12:28 am Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Carlie Wagner jumps to block Katrina Christian from passing the ball Monday at New Richland. Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

All 11 players on the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls basketball team scored on Monday towards a 67-34 win against Tri-City United.

Tri-City scored the first two points of the game. Jade Schultz of NRHEG made three 3-pointers at the beginning of the half. The three were the only ones she made out of 11 total.

“We didn’t shoot very well from the three point line,” said coach John Schultz. “That frustrated us.”

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As a team, the NRHEG girls made six of 34 total 3-point attempts. Tri-City United made one of four.

Abby Crabtree passes the ball during New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva's basketball game against Tri-City United on Monday. Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

With ten minutes left of the first half, NRHEG was leading, 16-7. At the five minute mark, they were still up by 14. They would finish the half 34-18.

Six NRHEG girls scored during the first half. Carlie Wagner 14 points, Schultz 12, Katie Cole four, Tori Raimann two, Hannah Lundberg one and Raelin Schue one.

Schultz said in the first half, the ball was being shoved where it shouldn’t have went. By game end, NRHEG had 18 turnovers and Tri-City United had 27.

The second half was a complete turn around.

“I was happy for them to adjust at half, to settle down and play better,” said Schultz.

With 14:09 left on the clock, Wagner scored her tenth point of the half bringing NRHEG’s lead to 48-18.

“We just went on a run and it jumped,” said Schultz. “At that point I knew we could relax a little bit.”

With a secure lead, less experienced players had a chance to play.

“It’s nice to see these kids who are at practice every day get time to show their stuff,” said Schultz. “They did just fine.”

Tori Raimann passes the ball to Carlie Wagner on a breakaway Monday at home. The Panthers beat the Tri-City United Titans 67-34. Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

With 11 minutes of the game left, Tri-City United was able to pick up two points. NRHEG held them off until about eight minutes when both teams were making baskets. Still, NRHEG kept the scores more than 30 points apart. They finished with a 33 point lead.

Wagner led the team in points during the second half with 12, Marnie Wagner five, Maddie Wagner four, Danielle Krueger four, Abby Crabtree three, Anna Schlaak two, Cole two and Schue one.

NRHEG finished with 39 rebounds, 21 assists, 19 steals and four blocks. Tri-City United had 18 rebounds, seven assists, 10 steals and one block.