Girls Basketball: Wingers knock off No. 3 New PragueNo. 5 Red Wing cruises to a 61-51 Missota Conference victory on the road Tuesday
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
New Prague has been a house of woes for the Red Wing girls basketball team.
But after defeating the Trojans 61-51 on Tuesday in a Missota Conference battle of two of Class 3A’s best teams, Wingers head coach Dave Muelken admitted the 60-mile bus ride home was finally a pleasant one.
“We really wanted to get that one,” Muelken said of the victory. “Aside from our girls not being very good singers, it was a fun bus ride home.”
In a battle of two top five teams in Class 3A, Red Wing’s Tesha Buck was sharp from the outside, hitting 8 of 12 3-pointers in a 31-point, 7-rebound effort. Macy Kelly added 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and McKenzie Muelken chipped in 10 points, four rebounds and two assists for the fifth-ranked Wingers.
“Especially coming off Friday (with a 62-55 win over No. 4 Chaska), our kids wanted this one against New Prague,” Dave Muelken said. “Our kids didn’t back down. … To get two big wins like that, I’m real proud of the kids.”
Red Wing’s victory ruined a potential milestone night for New Prague as head coach Ron Gunderson was going for his 600th career win. Pacing the No. 3-ranked Trojans (9-3, 1-1 Missota) was Annie Dittberner, who had 15 points.
“McKenna (Schaffer) did a great job holding down Annie, who is their leading scorer,” Muelken said.
The Wingers (11-2, 3-0 Missota) stay on the road for another conference contest on Friday against Farmington.