Girls Basketball: Wingers thrashed by Chanhassen
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Thought his team trailed Chanhassen 35-24 at halftime, Red Wing girls basketball coach Dave Muelken thought his team did enough to keep Tuesday’s Missota Conference matchup close.
Then the second half came, and the Wingers’ shooters went stone cold. Scoring just 18 points in the second half, Red Wing was crushed in a 74-42 loss in Chanhassen.
The Wingers finished 12 of 45 for a paltry 26.7 shooting percentage.
“In the first half, we were very competitive,” Muelken said. “In the second half, we got great looks in our first five possessions and we couldn’t get one to go. We just didn’t shoot well.”
Setting the tone for Chanhassen was senior guard Becca Smith, who had a game-high 29 points, including five 3-pointers.
“They had no one else in double figures,” Muelken said. “(Smith) got hot all night, and when we starting guarding her tougher, she stepped out and hit some deep threes.”
Macy Kelly led the way for Red Wing with team highs in points (14) and rebounds (8). Tesha Buck added 10 points, and McKenna Schaffer dropped seven in the loss.
Falling to 17-7 overall and 8-5 in the Missota, Red Wing hosts Shakopee on Friday.