NRHEG outscores, outplays St. Charles in tournament

Published 9:25 pm Friday, December 29, 2017

NEW RICHLAND — The NRHEG girls’ basketball team hosted St. Charles in the championship game of the NRHEG Holiday Tournament on Friday.

The Panthers used the stellar play of senior Betsy Schoenrock to cruise to a big victory over the Saints, 71-55.

The first half saw nearly everything go the Panthers’ way. Schoenrock was especially a powerhouse, pulling down multiple rebounds, blocking many shots and scoring 22 points in the first half alone.

The Saints were able to stay close with the Panthers for most of the half. They used smart shot selection and were able to score many of their points outside the key.

NRHEG junior Olivia Christopherson dribbles under the basket looking for an open outlet pass Friday against St. Charles. The Panthers dominated the Saints, 71-55. – Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

Schoenrock led all scorers through the first half with 22 points, junior Olivia Christopherson had four, and eighth-grader Sophie Stork and junior Alexis Anderson each had two.

The Panthers led at the break by a score of 30-23.

Much like the first half, the second half was all Panthers. Schoenrock continued her dominating ways, scoring 18 more points in the second half.

Overall, the Panthers outscored the Saints 41-32 in the second half. Schoenrock led the team in points with 40, and Christopherson came in second with 14.

The Panthers move to 7-2 on the season and will play again Thursday when they host the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers.

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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