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Bombers collect two wins

Barnum steamrolled to a pair of Section 5A girls play off wins last week. On Saturday, the Bombers downed Onamia 55-40 in the sectional semifinals and on Thursday, it was a 54-18 win over Cromwell. "We had a tough game against Onamia," commented ...

Barnum steamrolled to a pair of Section 5A girls play off wins last week.

On Saturday, the Bombers downed Onamia 55-40 in the sectional semifinals and on Thursday, it was a 54-18 win over Cromwell.

"We had a tough game against Onamia," commented Bomber coach Randy Myhre. "Defensively we fouled too much. We put them at the foul line more than we should have and it allowed them to stay in the game."

In all, the Bombers put Onamia on the foul line 20 times, allowing for 17 points by the Panthers at the charity stripe.

"Onamia had a great game plan against us, their team was ready to play and we have to give them credit for that," explained Myhre. "They were not particularly tall, but they were very active inside."

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Barnum took a 27-18 halftime lead and then slowly continued to pull away in the second half as Megan Myhre finished with 18 points, Katrina Newman followed with 14, it was nine for Jessica Newman, Jaimee Wickstrom finished with six points, Sarah Myhre and Katie Myhre each finished with three, and Leah Nordvall added a pair.

Melissa Agnew led the Panthers with 12 points and was the only Onamia player in double figure scoring.

"Offensively, we simply were not able to finish plays like we are capable," suggested Myhre. "We took good shots and we did a good job of taking care of the ball, but we simply did not finish some plays the way we should have."

The win puts the Bombers in the section finals on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Mora, Minn.

  • On Thursday, the Bombers downed Cromwell 54-18 as Katrina Newman dumped in 31 points, Megan Myhre added eight, it was six for Sarah Myhre, Leah Nordvall added four, and Sarah Myhre finished with three points.

"Our defense was outstanding and the whole team deserves a lot of credit for that effort," said Myhre. "We held Cromwell to nine points in each half."
Cromwell was led by Ari Korpela's seven points, RaeAnn Odegaard added five, and Tayah Johnson, Lisa Peterson and Emily Hendrickson contributed two points.

"They double-teamed Megan Myhre all night, but Katrina Newman did an excellent job of finding gaps and getting to the rim," explained Myhre. "Again we were led defensively on the perimeter by Darian Bushey and Leah Nordvall, while Sarah Myhre, Katie Myhre and Jaimee Wickstrom also played well for us."

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