Irish girls edge HL-WW

The Maple Lake girls basketball team claimed its second Central Minnesota Conference win and sixth win overall, Thursday, Dec. 21, when it defeated Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at home, 38-44. The Irish got off to a slow start against the Lakers, trailing 0-6 in the early minutes of the game. After a few consecutive stops and some offensive rebounds that led to scores the Irish were back in the game. Trailing by four, Maple Lake went on a 12-0 run spanning about six minutes in the middle of the first half. From there, the Irish coasted into the break with a 19-15 lead over the Lakers. The second half started just like the first. HL-W-W went on a 7-0 run and took a 22-19 lead over the Irish. A quick time-out and some full court pressure got the girls back on track. Maple Lake went on a 14-0 run to turn the tables on the Lakers and give them an 11-point advantage with eight minutes remaining.


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Linsey Rachel was at the free throw line when she scored her 1,000th point. Rachel is the sixth female athlete from Maple Lake High School to score 1,000 points during their high school career. Pictured above is Rachel, center, with two other former Irish athletes who reached the milestone, Brooke Decker, left, and Molly Schaufler, right.