Girls Basketball: Braham alone on top of GRC; Jackets win big against Princeton
Completing the first rotation of Great River girls basketball games, Braham stood on top the standings alone after defeating visiting Isle 85-58 Jan. 11. It was the first conference loss of the season for the Huskies.
Becca Dahlman and Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow led the offense with 27 and 24 points. Hannah Dahlman chipped in 14 and Katie Nickles 10.
B. Dahlman also doubled up with 11 rebounds. Liz Anderson had 8 assists to go with her 7 points, with both Nickles and B. Dahlman adding 5 assists.
“Overall I was pleased, with our defense. We tried to key on Lindsey Lahr with Hannah matched up on her and only allowing 4 points. Isle is more than a one person team, and Maja Coomes came up big with 26 of her own and Amber Zimpel scored 13,” said Bomber Coach Tim Malone.
Bombers burst past Tigers
Braham jumped out to a 52-28 lead at the half, fueled by Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow’s 6-for-6 shooting in the stanza. Sorenson-Gifffrow finished with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the Bombers’ 79-53 victory over the rival Tigers.
Becca Dahlman scored 38 points and dished 7 assists in the road win. Liz Anderson (9 points/6 steals), Hannah Dahlman (9 points/7 steals) and Katie Nickles (6 points/6 steals) helped put pressure on the Tigers.
GRC Girls Basketball
Braham 7-0, 12-1; Isle 6-1, 9-2; Rush City 4-2, 7-2; Aitkin 4-2, 8-4; East Central 4-4, 4-7; Pine City 2-4, 3-6; Ogilvie 2-5, 3-6; Onamia 1-5, 1-8; Hinckley 0-7, 0-8.
Duluth East 61, Cambridge-Isanti 54
Two Bluejacket runs for leads were followed by turnover-plagued stretches which visiting Duluth East took advantage of to earn a Jan. 10 win between the Section 7AAAA partners.
Natalie Larson had a solid double-double evening with 18 points and 10 rebounds, adding 3 steals on defense. Whitney Olson added 19 points but was just 2-for-11 from the arc.
Deandra Vavra (7 points/7 rebounds), Brynn Liljander (7 points) and Paige Muehlhauser (5 rebounds/3 steals) were more Jacket stats leaders.
C-I 69, Princeton 29
The Bluejackets raised their conference record to 3-1 with a road win over the Tigers Jan. 11.
Darah Olson paced the offense with 19 points. Whitney Olson (17 points) and Amanda Hanson (12 points) added double-digit scoring.
M-8 Girls Basketball
Buffalo 4-0, 9-1; St. Michael-Alb. 4-0, 9-2; Cambridge-Isanti 3-1, 7-3; Rogers 2-2, 7-5; Monticello 2-2, 8-5; Becker 2-3, 8-5; Big Lake 2-3, 7-4; Princeton 1-4, 5-7; Zimmerman 0-5, 1-13.