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By Michael Barrett

Red Lake Lady Warriors overwhelm Stephen-Argyle Storm 74-59 in Section 8A Championship - P75

Advance to the Class A State Tournament in Minneapolis


From KKCQ Radio:

8A Section Championship – #1 Red Lake 74 vs. #1 Stephen Argyle 59

The Red Lake Warriors took a 3-0 lead five seconds into the game and never looked back as they are headed to the State Tournament for the second time in three years.

Gerika Kingbird got the opening tap and got fouled scoring on a layup just five seconds into the game to get the Warriors off and rolling. Kingbird made the free throw to finish the three-point play and Red Lake led 3-0.

The Storm would take a 4-3 lead but that would turn out to be their only lead of the game. Red Lake went on a 13-0 run to take a 16-4 lead.

The Warriors had four players in double figures and were led by Kelanna McClain with 17 points. McClain added 8 rebounds and 8 steals as the Warriors improved to 21-7 overall.

The Warriors had lost to Stephen-Argyle 50-42 on December 14th at the Northland Holiday Tournament in Thief River Falls and had lost to the Storm in last years Section 8A Championship Game 56-49.

The Warriors defensive pressure turned out to be too much for the Storm to handle as Stephen-Argyle turned the ball over 31 times.

Freshman Riley Mooney led the Storm with 22 points as Stephen-Argyle ended their season at 27-2 with their other loss coming against Crookston. Mooney and Abi McGlynn combined to score 42 of the Storm's 59 points. Greta Weberg made a shot from half court just before halftime to cut the Red Lake lead to seven at halftime.

The Warriors came out strong in the second half and held Stephen-Argyle scoreless for the first 4:10 of the second half.

Red Lake will play in the first round of the State Tournament on Thursday, March 14th in Minneapolis (coverage on KKCQ 96.7 FM).


31 turnovers

10 of 15 at the free throw line

28 rebounds

Riley Mooney 22 points/8 rebounds/8 of 10 at the free throw line

Abi McGlynn 20 points/8 rebounds

Savannah Riopelle 6 points

Grace Carlson 4 points

Greta Weberg 3 points

Abbey Johnson 2 points

RED LAKE: (21-7)

23 turnovers

13 of 19 at the free throw line

24 rebounds

Kelanna McClain 17 points/8 rebounds/8 steals

Angel McClain 16 points (2 three pointers)

Autumn Holthusen 16 points (2 three pointers)/5 rebounds

Gerika Kingbird 14 points/4 of 5 at the free throw line

Kaylynn Chaboyea 7 points/3 of 4 at the free throw line

LaTayla Pemberton 2 points

Lashaun Roy 2 points

From Lakeland Television: Red Lake Girls Basketball Beats Stephen-Argyle In Section 8A Championship

Coach Randy Holthusen on KKCQ Radio:


Some important factors in team's success

Played together since 4th grade won multiple pacesetter events!

Significant records, statistics, achievements

Autumn Holthusen, Gerika Kingbird both reaches 1000 ptsthis season. Kellanna McClain closing in on 1000 rebounds

Noteworthy data on individual players

kelanna Mcclian closing in on 1000 rebounds with 87 to go

Other interests and achievements of individuals

Angel McClain 1000 pats last season

Noteworthy information about head and assistant coaches

(including playing career, college, position played, high school/graduation, tournament appearances, awards, etc)

Randy Holthusen uttc grad in 2002 played in junco national tournament 2 times in 98-99 and 01-02

2019 Girls Basketball State Tournament

Girls Basketball Image The Minnesota State High School League's Girls Basketball State Tournament is scheduled for March 13-16 at three venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Quarterfinals will be played at Williams Arena and Maturi Pavilion¬¬¬¬ on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. All championship rounds will be played at Williams Arena and all consolation rounds and third-place games will be played at Concordia University in St. Paul. Here is a look at the tournament:

Fast Facts

Quarterfinal Schedule:

Class A, Thursday, March 14, at Maturi Pavilion

Red Lake (21-7) vs. No. 1 seed Minneota (27-1), 11 a.m.

No. 5 Ada-Borup (26-2) vs. No. 4 Heritage Christian Academy, Maple Grove (26-2) 1 p.m.

Mountain Iron-Buhl (25-5) vs. No. 2 Goodhue (24-6), 3 p.m.

BOLD, Olivia (22-5) vs. No. 3 Menahga (29-1), 5 p.m.

TV: Championship semifinals and championship games in both classes will be televised by 45TV.

Webcast: School Space Media will livestream all quarterfinal games. There is no charge for viewing. Find the stream at All championship semifinals and championship games will be broadcast for free at

Tickets: $16 adults, $10 students for quarterfinals, championship semifinals, and finals. $21 adults, $13 students for quarterfinal wristbands, good at both venues. $12 adults, $8 students for consolation and third-place games.

Ticket Box Offices open: One hour before earliest scheduled game.

Official Ball: Spalding, TF 1000 Legacy Wide Channel Design, 28.5.

Detailed season statistics: Provided by qualified teams are available on the League website - - as a Media Guide link under Tournaments, then Winter, then Girls' Basketball.


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