Braham girls 5-0 in GRC after defeating Aitkin

Bluejacket girls get back in action Jan. 10


Braham kept a grasp of the top ranking in Class AA girls basketball by defeating Aitkin 65-24 Jan. 4. The victory improved the team’s Great River record to 5-0 this season.

The Bombers jumped out to a 17-7 lead over the Gobblers and never looked back.  The half time score was 41-18.

Regarding the hot-shooting night the Bombers enjoyed, Coach Tim Malone noted, "We shot 7-of-9 from the 3 point line, and 20-of-30 inside the arc."

Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow led the team with a season-high 25 points, adding 4 assists and 5 steals. More key stats:
Hannah Dahlman– 17 points, 4 assists, 10 steals
Becca Dahlman– 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists.
Katie Nickles– 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals
Liz Anderson– 6 points, 5 assists, 6 steals.

The Bombers play at rival Rush City Jan. 7, then they host Isle Jan. 11; the Huskies are hot on Braham’s heels in the GRC at 4-0 (7-1 all).

GRC Girls Basketball
Braham 5-0, 10-1; Isle 4-0, 7-1; Rush City 3-1, 6-1; East Central 3-3, 3-6; Aitkin 2-2, 6-3; Pine City 2-3, 3-5; Onamia 1-2, 1-5; Ogilvie 1-4, 2-5; Hinckley 0-6, 0-7.

Jackets long break ends Jan. 10 with make-up game
The Cambridge-Isanti girls have been away from competition since Dec. 21. Their next game is a Jan. 10 home battle against section partner Duluth East– a game made up from the Dec. 11 snowout.

The Bluejackets then take on Princeton Jan. 11 to get back into the Mississippi 8 schedule. Buffalo (8-0) has climbed to the 5th ranked spot in the Class 4A polls.

M-8 Girls Basketball
Buffalo 3-0, 8-0; St. Michael-Alb. 3-0, 7-1; Monticello 2-1, 8-3; Cambridge-Isanti 2-1, 6-2; Rogers 1-1, 6-4; Big Lake 1-2, 6-3; Princeton 1-2, 5-4; Becker 0-3, 5-5; Zimmerman 0-3, 1-11.

CCS back in action
The Cambridge Christian hoops teams will end their long layoff from games with a Jan. 6 double-header at 4th Baptist. The Warriors next home games will be Jan. 11 against North Metro in CAL action.

CAL Boys Basketball
North: Faith Foreston 1-1, 8-1; Valley Christian 1-2, 2-3; Cambridge Christian 0-2, 2-6; Hope Christian 0-1, 0-1. South: RAHS 4-0, 6-4; Christian Life 0-0, 3-2; Immanuel Lutheran 0-1, 2-4.

CAL Girls Basketball
North: Cambridge Christian 1-2, 6-2; Faith Foreston 0-2, 1-4 (Valley & Hope– no scores reported). South: RAHS 4-0, 9-0; Christian Life 0-0, 2-3; Mt. Lake Christian 0-0, 0-3; Immanuel Lutheran 0-1, 0-1.

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