NRHEG dominates from the tip, wins big over USC

Published 11:30 am Saturday, January 14, 2017

NEW RICHLAND — Four Panthers scoring in double digits led the team to victory in a dominating performance Friday night.

The NRHEG girls’ basketball team defeated United South Central 74-43 Friday in New Richland.

Leading scorers for the Panthers were Kayley Camerer with 16, Maddie Wagner with 14, and Rachel Collins and Betsy Schoenrock with 10 points each.

A number of Panthers led defensively, as well — Schoenrock, Maddie Wagner and Camerer had six, five and four rebounds, respectively. Schoenrock also shut down four shots, while Marnie Wagner contributed six steals.

“Everyone worked hard, ran when we could and attacked the basket,” NRHEG coach Onika Peterson said. “It was a great win at home.”

United South Central statistics had not been turned in as of press time.

The Panthers, now 8-5 overall and 5-0 in the Gopher Conference, were set to play Byron in the Hayfield invitational on Saturday. Those results will be in Monday’s Tribune. The Rebels, now 6-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference, will go on the road to play Medford at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

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Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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