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Lady Warriors roll over Cass Lake 85-48 in Section 8A East Quarterfinal - P3

The Red Lake Lady Warriors started slow at BSU against Cass Lake, as both teams squared off and exchanged baskets in the first ten of minutes of play. Cass Lake hit some 3-pointers to help them keep pace with Red Lake.

But the Lady Warriors kept attacking and by the half way mark, built up a 41-27 lead.

In the second half Red Lake pressed and pushed the Panthers hard by getting the ball out fast and taking it in once they had an opening. And they continued to run hard pretty much the rest of the way.

With about 9 minutes to play the Lady Warriors were leading by 30 and the running clock began. Red Lake still ran hard and at the end posted an 85-48 victory.

Freshman Grace White led the Lady Warriors with 33 points on the night (19 in the first half), followed by 8th grader Alexis Desjarlait with 13 910 in the first half) and Freshman Samantha Roy with 12. Others scoring were Sara Mountain with 6; Seleasha Roy 4, Kennedy Barrett 9, Sydney Beaulieu 3, Danielle Seki 2 and Tatianna McClain 4.

For the Panthers Antonia Archambault led her team with 22 and Sheila DeVault tallied 10.

It was the 3rd time this season Red Lake defeated Cass Lake.

The win means a trip to the REA in Thief River Falls where they will face Fosston, the team that knocked them out of the tournament last year.

Fosston, seeded #5, upset #4 Kelliher-Northome 65-49 after the Red Lake/Cass Lake game at BSU.

In other 8A East action, #3 Clearbrook-Gonvick beat #6 Blackduck 73-51 and #2 Walker-Hackensack-Akley knocked off #7 Mahnomen

In the West 8A #3 Red Lake Falls downed #6 Northern Freeze; #2 Sacred Heart won over #7Warren-Alverado-Oslo; #5 Fertile-Beltrami upset #4 Stephen-Argle; and #1 Win-E-Mac beat #9 Kittson County Central.

Win-E-Mac is ranked #9 in the state in 8A.

The Warriors have won 12 of their past 13 games and will take a 16-3 record into the contest.

Tip off time for the Lady Warriors/Fosston game at the REA in Thief River Falls is 3:30 PM on Saturday, March 6th, and it gives Red Lake a chance to even up the score. If they win that game, they will face the winner of the Walker-Hackensack-Akley/Clearbrook-Gonvick game for the Girls Section 8A East Championship.

The Red Lake Warrior boys team defeated WHA for the Boys Section 8A Championship on Tuesday.


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