Red Lake Lady Warriors win Section 8A Tournament with 64-54 win over Badger-Greenbush-Middle River - P52
May 20, 2020
FROM KKCQ SPORTS
The Red Lake Warriors overcame foul trouble and a halftime deficit to win their third Section 8A championship in the last four years.
With the Warriors trailing 21-20 at halftime, they scored the first six points of the second half to take a 26-21 lead, a lead they would not give up.
Junior Kelanna McClain fouled out with 3:01 left in the game, but the Warriors were able to hold off a late charge by the Gators.
Autumn Holthusen connected on four three pointers as Red Lake improved to 21-9 overall.
Holthusen led Red Lake with 18 points with Gerika Kingbird and Kelanna McClain each adding 16 points for the Warriors.
Freshman Kinsley Hanson led B/G-MR with 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Gators end their season at 20-10.
The Warriors started the season at 2-5, a stretch that included a 67-51 loss to B/G-MR in the first round of the Northland Holiday Tournament on December 9th.
The Warriors go into the State Tournament having won 17 of their last 18 games with the one loss coming against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.
Red Lake will play in the first round of the State Tournament on Thursday, March 12th at 1 PM at the Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota. KKCQ (96.7 FM) will have coverage of the Lady Warriors at the State Tournament.
RED LAKE: (21-9)
18 of 28 at the free throw line
Autumn Holthusen 18 points (4 three pointers)/6 rebounds.4 of 4 at the free throw line
Gerika Kingbird 16 points
Kelanna McClain 16 points/6 rebounds/3 blocked shots
Karen Guise 5 points
Rhozario McClain 4 points
Kaylynn Chaboyea 3 points (3 pointer)/3 rebounds
LaShaun Roy 2 points/6 rebounds
BADGER/GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER: (20-10)
7 of 15 at the free throw line
Kinsley Hanson 15 points/10 rebounds
Lexie Benke 13 points/6 rebounds
Alyssa Rinde 10 points/9 rebounds
Ella Koebernick 9 points/4 rebounds
Jacey Wojchowski 5 points/7 rebounds
Mariah Christian 2 points