The curtain opened for Morris Area Chokio Alberta girls basketball on Tuesday, Dec. 3. It opened with coach Dale Henrich's squad looking very impressive.
The site was Wheaton. The Tigers won their debut game impressively, 64-46 over Wheaton-Herman-Norcross.
Beth Holland made a three-point shot and finished with a team-best 22 points. Lauren Reimers and Abbie Olson each put in 12 points. Becca Holland added eight points to the mix, and the following Tigers each scored two points: Tracy Meichsner, Nicole Strobel, Moira McNally, Kayla Pring and Kaitlin Vogel.
Meichsner attacked the boards to collect eight rebounds. Becca Holland pulled down six rebounds. The assist leader was Becca with five, followed by Reimers with four and these three Tigers each with three: Meichsner, Strobel and Vogel.
Reimers was aggressive with her play, collecting eight steals. Beth Holland, Becca Holland and Vogel each had two steals.
Beth Holland's 3-pointer came on the team's only attempt of the evening! In total field goals the squad made 28 of 65 shots. The freethrow numbers were seven of 19. The Tigers collected 38 rebounds and were whistled for 12 fouls.
Osakis 59, Tigers 34
Thursday was home opener night for MACA girls basketball.
The Tigers were coming off an impressive debut win over Wheaton-Herman-Norcross. Unfortunately for MACA, Thursday would not be a repeat. The Silver Streaks of Osakis - a neat nickname - came here and defeated our Tigers 59-34. Osakis had command by halftime, up 31-16.
The Tigers have been conservative with their three-point shooting but there's no problem with their percentage. Against WHN the numbers were one-for-one, and against Osakis they were one-for-two. Beth Holland made the '3' against WHN, and Lauren Reimers hit the long-ranger versus Osakis.
Reimers' nine total points vs. Osakis led the team. Becca Holland put in eight points and Lacee Maanum had four. Becca Holland, Tracy Meichsner and Kayla Pring each scored three. Beth Holland and Abbie Olson each contributed two points.
Becca's five rebounds led the squad. Beth Holland and Meichsner each had two assists. Reimers stole the ball three times.
The top Silver Streak scorer was Johanna Boogaard with 14 points. Annalise Savageau reached double figures with her ten. Savageau, Mackenzie Staloch and Brooke Sorenson each made a 3-pointer.
Coach Henrich's MACA squad will host Minnewaska Area on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org