February 17, 2016



Last weekend’s District 10 Girls Basketball Tournament in Turtle Lake proved once again that regular season results don’t often translate into success come tournament time.

The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the tournament, Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky and Garrison, wind up going into Monday’s Region 5 Tournament as No. 3 and No. 4 seeds, while No. 3 and 4 Wilton-Wing and Underwood advance with No. 1 and No. 2 rankings respectively.

The Lady Troopers held off a tough Max Cossacks team, 67-56 Thursday. Garrison used a balanced scoring attack to subdue Max. Maddi Nieuwenhuis was a power inside, scoring 21. Shelby Gehring scored 12, Ellie Gehring added 11 as did Taylor Kamp.

Friday, the Underwood comets stunned the Troop, 36-33. Ellie had 11 on the night and Maddi 10, but the Troop came up one shot short.

Needing a win to advance to regionals, Garrison struggled against Washburn early, trailing 8-7 after one, but leading 22-14 at the break. The ladies shifted into high gear in the second half, outscoring the Cardinals 35-23 to win by 20, 57-37. Ellie knocked down 24 to lead Garrison.

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