Girls Basketball: Streaky shooting hurts WingersPoor shooting sank the Red Wing girls basketball team in a 77-55 loss to Chanhassen Friday night in Chanhassen.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Poor shooting sank the Red Wing girls basketball team in a 77-55 loss to Chanhassen Friday night in Chanhassen.
The Wingers (16-10, 6-8 Missota) shot just 24 percent in the first half against the Missota conference champions and trailed 38-16 at halftime. Red Wing also gave up nine offensive rebounds.
“That’s a recipe for disaster,” Wingers head coach Dave Muelken said.
But Red Wing recovered in the second half, shooting 65 percent and outrebounding the Storm, Muelken said.
“The kids really responded,” he said. “They did all the things we asked. We’re going to take that momentum into next Wednesday.”
Senior Marisa Toivonen led the Wingers with 25 points and nine rebounds.
“She played really good,” Muelken said. “She was a load, they just couldn’t handle her.”
Junior Macy Kelly added 12 points, four rebounds and two assists for Red Wing. Junior Tesha Buck had five points, five rebounds, nine assists and three blocks as Chanhassen worked hard to keep her from scoring, Muelken said.
“They keyed on her,” he said. “But she was still active and did some good things for us.”
Four players scored in double figures for the Storm (22-4, 13-1 Missota), led by Tori Shear’s 14 points. Becca Smith tallied 13 points, Lauren Shifflett scored 12 points and Brooke Benson had 10 points.
Section 1AAA tournament seeding takes place today.