Warriors edge Goodridge-Grygla 73-67 to advance to champtioship in NCTC Tournament
THIEF RIVER FALLS - In a game that was very close all the way to the end, the Red Lake Warriors fought hard on both offense and defense in the last 2 minutes of the game, giving them the 73-67 win over Goodridge-Grygla at the 2012 North Country Technical College (NCTC) Holiday Tournament in Thief River Falls on Thursday, December 6th.
The Warriors led by just 4 at the halfway mark, 34-30, and at one point near the 4 minute mark in the second half the Goodridge-Grygla Chargers overtook the Warriors and led by as much as 3 points. But Red Lake retook the lead and never lost it after that.
Ryan Holthusen led all scorers with 24 points and 8 assists, followed by James Jourdain with 16, Aaron Beaulieu with 15 and Russell Barrett 11.
Red Lake defeated Red Lake County 78-47 in their first match-up, while the Chargers defeated EGF Sacred Heart.
Red Lake will play Ada-Borup for championship at 8 PM on Friday, December 7th at NCTC. Fertile-Beltrami defeated Stephen-Argyle 52-46, and Ada-Borup knocked off Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 68-31 in their first match-ups. In the semi-finals Ada-Borup edged Fertile-Beltrami 59-55.
It was the Warrior's second game of the season and are now 2-0.
In Red Lake Lady Warriors action, it was Red Lake over Walker-Hackensack-Akley 69-46 to put them at 3-0 on the season.