Girls basketball: Cardinals cruise past Bombers

Cromwell-Wright next scheduled to play Thursday, Dec. 5, at McGregor; Barnum to face Proctor Thursday, Dec. 5

Cromwell-Wright's Taya Hakamaki makes a layup in front of Barnum's Anessa Davis during the Cardinals' 76-17 home win Monday, Dec. 2. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

Cromwell-Wright started fast and didn’t look back in a 76-17 home win over Barnum on Monday, Dec. 2.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 45-10 halftime lead and cruised to their first win behind 23 points from senior guard Taya Hakamaki with fellow senior Shaily Hakamaki adding 11 points.

Cromwell-Wright hit 31 field goals in the game and allowed just six by the Bombers.

Freshman Allison Marine led Barnum with six points and senior Makenzee Schleret had five.

With only seven players on the roster, depth is a consistent problem for Barnum. The problem was made worse after injury forced senior Kendal Miletich to watch the game from the bench.


Barnum's Olivia Bogenholm scores in front of Cromwell-Wright's Jordan Jokinen during during the Bombers' loss Monday, Dec. 2. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

The Cardinals responded well after dropping their first game of the season in a 49-47 loss to top-ranked Minneota Nov. 23 at Hopkins High School.

Cromwell-Wright (1-1) is next scheduled to play at McGregor at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

Barnum (0-3) is scheduled to face Proctor at home at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

Barnum 10-7—17

Cromwell-Wright 45-31—76

Barnum — Makenzee Schleret 5, Rayna Klejeski 3, Olivia Bogenholm 2, Madison Warnygora 1, Allison Marine 6. Totals 6 3-4 17.


3-point goals — Schleret, Klejeski.

Cromwell-Wright — Taya Hakamaki 23, Emmalee Hoover 6, Katherine Libbon 2, Shaily Hakamaki 11, Sascha Korpela 4, Natalee Hakamaki 9, Andrea Pocernich 9, Amber Collman 5, Jordan Jokkinen 5, Lacie Zoeller 2. Totals 31 9-14 76.

3-point goals — T. Hakamaki, Hoover 2, S. Hakamaki, Pocernich.

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