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Bombers storm out to 4-0 start

Just four games into the new basketball season, the Barnum girls basketball team is once again flexing its muscle in the Northland. After picking up a win last week over AlBrook, the Bombers beat Hinckley-Finlayson on Friday, trounced McGregor on...

Just four games into the new basketball season, the Barnum girls basketball team is once again flexing its muscle in the Northland. After picking up a win last week over AlBrook, the Bombers beat Hinckley-Finlayson on Friday, trounced McGregor on Monday and on Tuesday they throttled Mora by 20 points.

Against Hinckley-Finlayson, the Bombers won 72-42 against a team that featured a 6-foot 7-inch center headed to the University of Minnesota on a full basketball scholarship next season.

"I have never coached a team that has played with as much effort as our team did last Friday," explained coach Randy Myhre. "We played with the most concerted effort I have ever seen by any team in Barnum girls basketball."

Led by the 25 points of Megan Myhre and the 16 points of Katrina Newman, the Bombers took a 42-20 halftime lead.

"We shot the ball well in the first half, but our defense was the story on the night," recalled Myhre. "We held them to about 30 shots on the night while we shot the ball over 70 times."

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The effort allowed the Bombers to put 10 players in the scoring column while the 6'7" Amber Dvorac ended the night with 13 points as Megan Myhre stopped the much taller player with an excellent defensive effort.

"Megan did an excellent job of maintaining position and our perimeter players did an outstanding job of pressuring the entry passes," commented coach Myhre. "We also got great help from everyone when the ball went inside. Katrina Newman also provided a lot of inside help defensively and was one of our leading scorers as well."

Katie Myhre added nine points for the Bombers, Sarah Myhre and Darian Bushey each chipped in with five points, Hannah Wekseth, Jaimee Wickstrom and Leah Nordvall all finished with three points, it was a pair of points for Hildur Bjork Palsdottir, and Jessica Newman added a single tally.

"Our defense was completely stifling at times because of the concerted effort by our entire team," suggested Myhre. "Coach Erickson (Jerry) and I were extremely pleased with the effort of our entire team against Hinckley-Finlayson."

  • On Monday night the Bombers improved to 3-0 with a 90-25 win over McGregor as Megan Myhre finished with 19 points, Katie Myhre added 17 points, Katrina Newman scored 11 points, Darian Bushey and Jessica Newman each tallied 10 points, Leah Nordvall recorded eight points, Hildur Bjork Palsdottir added five, Jaimee Wickstrom finished with four points and Sarah Myhre and Jenna Zmyslony chipped in with three apiece.

Barnum completely dominated the game again on defense and stormed to a commanding 37-11 halftime lead and never looked back.
The Bombers outscored the Mercs 53-14 in the second half and did not allow a McGregor player to reach double digits in scoring.

  • In Tuesday night's 65-44 win against the Mora Mustangs, the Bombers got another big game from Megan Myhre who finished with 23 points.

The Bombers cruised to a 33-19 halftime edge and then outscored the Mustangs 32-25 in the second half to seal the victory.
Jessica Newman had a solid game offensively with 12 points for Barnum, Sarah Myhre, Leah Nordvall and Jaimee Wickstrom each finished with eight points and it was six points for Katrina Newman.

Kelsey Erickson was the lone scorer in double figures for the Mustangs with 13 points.

The win pushes the Bomber record to 4-0 after going 27-1 last season.

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