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By Michael Barrett

Red Lake Lady Warriors Basketball features 5th-8th grade teams in early action - P4

Red Lake Lady Warriors (11th) lose home opener to Walker-Hackensack-Akley (7th) 86-63


December 11, 2019

RED LAKE - The Red Lake Lady Warriors, ranked 11th in the State, held their Home Opener on Thursday, December 5, 2019, against 7th ranked Walker-Hackensack-Akley. Red Lake had beat Nevis on Tuesday, while WHA had won their first game on November 26th against Menahga.

Red Lake started off slow in the first half, missing several shots and getting out-rebounded by the taller WHA girls. But they kept plugging away and trailed by just 7 points at the half, 37-30.

In their first game against Nevis they also started off slow, but finished that game much better in the second half.

There was a reason Walker-Hackensack-Akley was ranked 7th in the state, and they showed it in the second half, as they outscored Red Lake 49-33, taking apart the Lady Warrior's full-court press and making shots from both inside and outside.

Four WHA girls ended up in double figures. Bri Raddatz led all scorers with 22 points on the night, followed closely by Emma Deegan with 21, Justine Day hit for 14 and Megan Benjaman added 10.

Gerika Kingbird led the Lady Warriors with 11 points, Autumn Holthusen and Latayla Pemberton both had 8 points, and Kelanna McClain and Emma Kingbird both added 7 points.

WHA is now 2-0 on the season, while the Lady Warriors drop to 1-1 in the conference.

Red Lake will travel to Kelliher-Northome on Friday, December 6th in Conference action, and next week will travel to Thief River Falls on December 9, 10 and 12 to play BGMR, Stephen-Argyle and Grygla/Goodridge at North Country Technical College.

In earlier action, Red Lake's Junior Varsity won their game with WHA, and the scores of earlier 6-8th grade games were not yet reported.

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