Red Lake Lady Warriors overwhelm Stephen-Argyle Storm 74-59 in Section 8A Championship - P75
Advance to the Class A State Tournament in Minneapolis
June 12, 2019
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).
10 of 15 at the free throw line
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)
13 of 19 at the free throw line
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: http://www.krjbradio.com/audio/sports/30156/RandyH%20fri%205511M.mp3
FROM THE MSHSL:
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:
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 http://www.prepspotlight.tv. All championship semifinals and championship games will be broadcast for free at http://www.prep45.com.
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 - http://www.mshsl.org - as a Media Guide link under Tournaments, then Winter, then Girls' Basketball.