Wrens march to semifinals
The Wrenshall girls basketball team dismantled both Silver Bay and AlBrook last week to move into the Section 7A girls basketball semifinal round on Thursday at University of Minnesota-Duluth. The Wrens downed Silver Bay 79-33 on Thursday and Sat...
The Wrenshall girls basketball team dismantled both Silver Bay and AlBrook last week to move into the Section 7A girls basketball semifinal round on Thursday at University of Minnesota-Duluth. The Wrens downed Silver Bay 79-33 on Thursday and Saturday the defeated AlBrook 63-39.
"Samantha Anderson was the [most valuable player] against Silver Bay as she hit four three-pointers and had a game-high 26 points," recalled Wrens coach Neil Dickenson. "Andrea Gould added 22 points and grabbed 18 total rebounds."
Also in double digits for the Wrens were Danielle Anderson with 14 points and Erin Laveau, who had 11 points.
"I thought we played a good all-around game. Our defense has improved each game and it leads to fastbreak points for us," explained Dickenson. "I was very pleased with our reserves and the way they played. All year we have been getting contributions from different players."
Emma Grover, Samantha Laveau and Wendy Bowman all added two points.
The Mariners were led by Katherine Michalski who finished with 17 points.
- On Saturday night, the Wrens ousted AlBrook from the sectionals by beating the Falcons 63-39 as Gould scored 23 points, Danielle Anderson added 19 and Samantha Anderson finished with 11 points.
"I thought we played a good game. We knew that we had to try to contain AlBrook's Emily Anvid who had scored 32 points against Cotton," mentioned Dickenson. "We played a box-and-one defense on AlBrook and Danielle Anderson did an outstanding job in defending Anvid as we held her to only two points at halftime."
The second half saw Anvid dump in 14 points, but the Falcons were already trailing 36-16 and the lead was too much to overcome.
"Not only did Danielle play a great game on defense, but she also scored 19 points on the other end," stated Dickenson. "We had a lapse on defense in the second half, but I give credit to a tough AlBrook team who gave 100 percent effort throughout the entire game."
Grover added six points for Wrenshall and both Bowman and Erin Laveau added a pair of points.
Also scoring for AlBrook were Ariel Morris with seven points, Andrea Morris added six, it was four apiece for Abby Otis and Rebecca Sylvester, and Katie Capriglione finished with two.
- On Thursday, AlBrook defeated Cotton 75-69 in overtime as Anvid shoveled in 32 points. Both Sylvester and Andrea Morris added 11, it was 10 for Otis, Ariel Morris finished with seven, and both Capriglione and Brittney Westgard scored two points.
The Falcons trailed at halftime 28-18, but came back in the second half to outscore the Cards 42-32 to send the game into overtime where they outscored Cotton 15-9 to take the win.