Lady Warriors win first ever Sub-Section 8A Championship with dominating 86-54 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick
March 8, 2017
Section 8A East Championship – #1 Red Lake 86 vs. #3 Clearbrook Gonvick 54
The top seeded Red Lake Warriors made history on Tuesday night by making it to their first ever Section Championship game with the win over Clearbrook-Gonvick.
The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 10-0 lead and held the Bears scoreless until 14:06 remained in the first half. The Bears were able to get to within one point at 14-13 but that's as close as they would get for the rest of the evening.
The Warriors would eventually stretch their lead to 34 at 74-40 as they recorded their 14th straight win and improved their overall record to 23-2.
Alexis Desjarlait led Red Lake with 24 points while Danielle Seki added 22 points for the Warriors.
Liz Bodensteiner closed out a remarkable career for Clearbrook-Gonvick with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Bodensteiner ends her playing days for Clearbrook-Gonvick with over 2,000 points and over 1,000 rebounds. Cassie Faldet hit four three pointers and scored 12 points for the Bears as they end their season with an overall record of 19-10.
Red Lake had defeated Clearbrook-Gonvick in their only regular season matchup 81-71 on January 31st.
Red Lake will now face defending Section 8A Champion East Grand Forks Sacred Heart on Friday, March 10th for the Section 8A Championship at Thief River Falls (7:00 pm on 96.7 FM). Red Lake defeated Sacred Heart 81-68 in the semi-finals of the Northland Holiday Tournament on December 13th.
RED LAKE: (23-2)
20-35 at the free throw line
Alexis Desjarlait 24 points/12 rebounds
Danielle Seki 22 points/5 rebounds
Grace White 15 points/13 rebounds
Angel McClain 11 points
Gerika Kingbird 7 points
Sam Roy 5 points
Kelanna McCLain 2 points
16-24 at the free throw line
Liz Bodensteiner 21 points/7 rebounds/9-12 at the free throw line
Cassie Faldet 12 points (4 three pointers)
Tamara Skinaway 11 points/5 rebounds
Brynn Hetland 5 points/7 rebounds
Jackie Lynn Taflin 4 points/4 rebounds
Danae Stenzel 1 point
Coach Randy Holthusen comments after the game: http://www.krjbradio.com/audio/sports/24022/RandyH%205511E.mp3
8A West Championship
Section 8A West Championship – #5 Northern Freeze 47 vs. #2 Sacred Heart 66
The defending Section 8A Champion East Grand Forks Sacred Heart Eagles will have a chance to defend their title Friday night after the win over the Northern Freeze Tuesday night in Thief River Falls. The first half featured six ties but the Eagles closed the half on a 6-2 run and took a 38-31 lead into halftime. The Eagles would use a 19-4 run in the second half to pull away for the win and the West Sub-Section 8A Championship. The two teams had split their two regular season games with each team winning on their home court. Anya Edwards led Sacred Heart with 17 points as the Eagles improved their overall record to 21-8. It was the twelfth win in the last 15 games for Sacred Heart. Eighth Grader Sydney Lloyd came off the Eagle bench to score 15 points and pull down 6 rebounds. Freshman Keylee Dahl led the Northern Freeze with 20 points and 7 rebounds as the Freeze end their season with an overall record of 14-12. Sacred Heart will face Red Lake for the Section 8A Championship and a trip to the State Tournament on Friday, march 10th at Thief River Falls (7:00 pm on 96.7 FM). Red Lake defeated Sacred Heart 81-68 in the semi-finals of the Northland Holiday Tournament on December 13th.
EAST GRAND FORKS SACRED HEART: (21-8)
15-18 at the free throw line
Anya Edwards 17 points
Sydney Lloyd 15 points/6 rebounds
Jocelyn Adolphson 9 points (3 three pointers)
Jessica Remer 8 ponts/3 rebounds
Ivy Edwards 6 points/5 rebounds
Abby Smidt 5 points
Lily Bergman 4 points/4 rebounds
Anna Koponen 2 points
NORTHERN "FREEZE": (14-12)
10-19 at the free throw line
Keylee Dahl 20 points/7 rebounds
Sam Krohn 8 points/5 rebounds
Naomi Budziszewski 7 points/5 rebounds
Jaelyn Spilde 6 points
Brooke Brandon 2 points/5 rebounds
Lexi Halvorson 2 points/4 rebounds
Ali Undeberg 2 points