Girls Basketball: Lakeville South snaps Wingers' win streak
At the three- and five-minute marks of the second half, Red Wing was able to get to within a point of host Lakeville South on Monday. But the Wingers were unable to take the lead as they dropped the non-conference game with the Cougars, 41-34.
“It was real tight the whole way,” said Red Wing head girls basketball coach Dave Muelken. “It was back-and-forth the whole way; the biggest lead was at seven at the end of the game.”
McKenzie Muelken paced the Wingers with 10 points, while McKayla “Bubba” Muelken came away with eight. Kara Norvet and Maddie Faas each had six points, with Norvet grabbing nine rebounds in the loss.
Dave Muelken was quick to credit Faas after the senior post was tasked with slowing down Division I prospect Katie Quandt.
“Maddie defended the big 6-foot-4 girl whose headed to Boston College (Quandt) and she did an outstanding job,” Muelken said.
“We had 24 defensive rebounds on the night, and that was a point of emphasis we had going into the game.”
Down 17-15 at halftime, the Wingers kept the game within single digits all night, but the Cougars’ defense was tough to crack.
“They’re a big team and they apply a ton of pressure,” Muelken said. “They’re all over you.”
Having its four-game win streak snapped, Red Wing (4-2) plays in the three-day Rochester Rotary Tournament, opening with Rochester Lourdes on Dec. 26.