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A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn
The multi-ethnic building was the original home of the music department at UMM. (B.W. photo)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Girls fade in late-going vs. Goerdt, Melrose

The Tigers battled Melrose in a very close game on Tuesday, Feb. 24, here.
Click on the permalink below to read about these other recent MACA girls' games: the 53-36 win over Montevideo, the 63-53 win over Minnewaska, and the 61-23 win over Paynesville. Lots of success! This post is on my companion website, "Morris of Course." Thanks for reading. - B.W.
Melrose 51, Tigers 49
Suspense! The orange and black held a lead of five with two minutes left to play. Victory was within reach but it wouldn't stick. The Dutchmen seized the lead with just a few ticks of the clock left.
The Tigers got renewed hope with about six seconds remaining, as Tracy Meichsner stole the ball on an inbounds pass. Tracy threw the ball to Becca Holland. Alas, Holland put up a shot that missed the mark.
The loss wasn't for lack of opportunities. Indeed, the orange and black had way more shot attempts than the visitor - 25 more, in fact. Ouch! Our field goal shooting numbers were 20 of 62. Melrose made 16 field goals in 37 attempts.
So, we had four more field goals, so the next department to check is freethrows. Here we see the Dutchmen cashing in, making 19 of 27 tries while the MACA numbers were a mere four of seven.
Melrose had a two-point lead at halftime, 27-25. The second half was a 24-all stalemate. The loss put our won-lost mark at 14-11 with the post-season beckoning. In conference the numbers are 10-4. Melrose's W/L numbers are 15-11 overall and 7-7 in conference.
Emily Goerdt gave a big push to Melrose's winning fortunes Tuesday. Emily poured in 21 points. Melrose made no three-pointers. Gabi Sawyer was a reliable scorer for Melrose with her 18 points. Three Dutchmen each scored four points: Emily Tschida, Justine Revermann and Jordan Thompson. Revermann had the team-best eight rebounds followed by Goerdt with seven. Revermann and Sawyer each had two assists.
Lauren Reimers made two 3-point shots for the Tigers. Correy Hickman made two and Holland made one. Moira McNally had six rebounds and Lexi Mahoney had five. Reimers dished out four assists. Meichsner had six steals.
The scoring list shows Reimers and Hickman as co-leaders, each with ten points. Meichsner scored nine followed by Elizabeth Tiernan and McNally each with six. Holland and Lacee Maanum each scored three, and Mahoney put in two.
BTW a song I wrote in 1982 called "Country Lovin' " is online, on YouTube. I invite you to give a listen by clicking on the link below. The song is dedicated to the community of Cyrus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtatWrrcLIo
 
Spring can't be far off!
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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