Braham Girls win opening round of state tourney

Becca Dahlman flew past BOLD's Baylie Kubesh to score on a layup, pushing her career points total over the 5,000 mark in the 79-42 quarterfinal win March 13.  Photos by Greg Hunt

Becca Dahlman flew past BOLD’s Baylie Kubesh to score on a layup, pushing her career points total over the 5,000 mark in the 79-42 quarterfinal win March 13. Photos by Greg Hunt

The Braham Girls Basketball team won big over BOLD in the Class AA quarterfinals held at the Target Center Wednesday evening with a final score of 79-42.

Senior guard Becca Dahlman went over the 5,000 career point mark on a layup at the 5:10 mark of the second half, becoming the first girl and only second player in Minnesota prep history to surpass that milestone. She entered the game needing 37 points, and finished with 40.

Braham junior guard Kayla Nickles added 11 points and ninth-grade guard Jaclyn Hollenkamp brought down a game-high 13 rebounds. Dani Braund (7 rebounds/6 points), Nickles (6 rebounds), Jenna Winter (6 rebounds) and Dahlman (6 rebounds) all did a fantastic job on the defensive boards to limit second-chance opportunities for the Warriors.

Next up, the team faces defending ‘AA’ champ Providence Academy on Friday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at the Target Center. With their slow-down offensive sets, the Lions defeated Pine Island 30-22 in their quarterfinal game. In the other bracket half, New Richland-H-E-G defeated Pelican Rapids 62-49, and Minneapolis Washburn ended 2012 runner-up Sauk Centre’s season with a 64-58 victory.

Dani Braund fought through BOLD defenders to score off an offensive rebound, and she finished off a slick pass from Becca Dahlman to score a bucket with :03 left in the first half to increase the Bombers' lead to 29-21 at the break.

Dani Braund fought through BOLD defenders to score off an offensive rebound, and she finished off a slick pass from Becca Dahlman to score a bucket with :03 left in the first half to increase the Bombers’ lead to 29-21 at the break.

 

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