The MACA girls can feel upbeat going into the holiday break. The Tigers crept over .500 with their success on Friday, Dec. 20. It was the second straight night for a home game.
The 12/20 outcome was a 62-36 win over Paynesville. Coach Dale Henrich had a lot to smile about, not to mention the parents and fans.
The second half really told the story. MACA executed a well-designed attack in the second half, outscoring the stunned visitor 38-13. The halftime score was 24-23. The Tigers close out the 2013 phase of the schedule with a won-lost mark of 4-3 (3-1 in conference).
The Tigers were economical and effective from 3-point range. They made three of six such shots with Rebekah Aanerud having two of the makes, Becca Holland the other.
Lacee Maanum and Abbie Olson each had seven rebounds. Lauren Reimers and Beth Holland each had seven assists. Aanerud and Beth Holland each had two steals.
The Tigers were 26 of 60 in total field goals. In freethrows: seven of eleven.
Many Tigers made the scoring list led by Beth Holland with 12 points. Becca Holland put in nine followed by Aanerud with eight and these three Tigers each with six: Maanum, Olson and Moira McNally. Liz Tiernan and Kayla Pring each scored four, Reimers had three and Kaitlin Vogel two.
(Note: These individual totals add up to 60 points rather than 62, but that's how it was reported in the Willmar newspaper. Also, why does that paper bother trying to abbreviate the names of "Beth" and "Becca" for the Holland sisters? They use "Bec." for Becca and "Bet." for Beth. Why not just use the full first names?)
Paynesville laid bricks from 3-point range, making just three of 17 shots. In total field goals the green-clad Bulldogs made 15 of 56. Only one Bulldog scored in double figures: Taylor Burg with ten. Burg made a '3' along with Rian Lee and Kayla Schaefer.
Lee and Katelyn Spanier led Paynesville in rebounds with eight and six, respectively. Schaefer had three assists. Emma Stevens had four steals for the green cause. The Bulldogs were nine of 17 in freethrows.
Morris Area Chokio Alberta will resume action on January 3 at Milbank SD.
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