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Opponents just can't stop McKay

Colleen McKay powered Barnum to a 69-44 win over Onamia on Tuesday night in the Section 7A quarterfinals. McKay man handled the Panthers by scoring 49 points as she dominated the inside game for the Bombers.

Colleen McKay powered Barnum to a 69-44 win over Onamia on Tuesday night in the Section 7A quarterfinals. McKay man handled the Panthers by scoring 49 points as she dominated the inside game for the Bombers.

Panthers post player Becky Skiba was in foul trouble early and once she went to the sidelines in the first half there was nobody Onamia could turn to to shut down McKay. Even with Skiba in the game, McKay was just too much for the Panthers to handle.

Megan Myhre also chipped in with an impressive game for the Bombers by scoring 13 points, Brianne Benson added three, while Jessica Benson and Jaimee Wickstrom each finished with two points.

  • Leading up to Tuesday's game, Barnum, the defending Section 7AA champion, finished off Cotton 79-39 in a second round matchup Saturday. McKay dominated inside with 34 points en route to the win.

"We started a little sluggish, but got things rolling and we had great contributions from all of our players," recalled Randy Myhre. "Colleen and Megan (Myhre) did an outstanding job of protecting the basket. Jessica and Brianne Benson, Darian Bushey, Sarah Myhre, Leah Nordvall and Jamie Wickstrom all did an excellent job on the perimeter, defending and taking care of the basketball."
Barnum marched out to a 35-19 halftime lead and then exploded for 44 points in the second half.

Megan Myhre was also in double figures with 11 points, Bushey added nine, Brianne Benson, Jessica Benson and Wickstrom all had six points, it was five for Newman, and Sarah Myhre finished with two points.

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Trish Frye and Steph Simek led the Cardinals with nine points apiece.

Barnum hit six three-pointers in the game with both Bensons and Wickstrom hitting two apiece.

Barnum is now 27-1 on the season.

Pine Journal sports reporter Kerry Rodd can be contacted at: kdrodd@aol.com .

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