Girls Basketball: Red Wing 62, Goodhue 46Tesha Buck poured in 20 points as Red Wing defeated Goodhue 62-46 in the championship game of the Red Wing Tip-off Tournament on Saturday.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Tesha Buck poured in 20 points as Red Wing defeated Goodhue 62-46 in the championship game of the Red Wing Tip-off Tournament on Saturday.
The Wingers got off to a great start and led by as many as 14 points in the first half but the Wildcats refused to back down. Goodhue finished the half on a five-point run to creep within nine points.
“Every time Goodhue made a run, Tesha would hit a big three,” Red Wing coach Kraig Ulveling said.
That is no exaggeration either; Buck torched the Goodhue defense, which was sitting in a 2-3 zone, by knocking down six 3-pointers.
“Not only did Tesha lead us in scoring, but she led us with assists (5) and was getting other players involved," Ulveling said.
Credit Goodhue (1-1 overall) for never giving up; they were down by at least 10 points on five separate occasions but always kept it close. They gave Red Wing continuous pressure with a 1-3-1 full-court press but the Wingers' guards handled the pressure well.
Freshman Macy Kelly scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half to help the Wingers win the season-opening tournament and improve to 2-0.