Irish Win Six Straight

By Brenda Erdahl Sports Editor

The Maple Lake girls basketball team added three more wins to its record last week. The Irish are 17-7 overall and 9-4 in the Central Minnesota Conference after wins over Foley, Holdingford, and Watertown-Mayer.

The Irish kicked off the week on Monday, Feb. 12, against nonconference, non-section foe, Foley. Maple Lake beat the Falcons last season on a buzzer beater three pointer from Morgan Scheiber and they were looking for revenge. They didn’t get it however, as the Irish cruised to a 53-42 win.

The Irish ballplayers came out with their typical full court pressure to get the jump on the Falcons. It worked, and by the break, Maple Lake was up 33-27.

Maple Lake defense clamped down in the second half, surrendering just four points in the first seven minutes. Despite not finding as many scoring opportunities, the Irish lead was never less than seven points.

Mollie Scheiber lead the Irish scoring attack with a season high 14 points. Calli Maki added 12 points; Linsey Rachel had nine points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and six steals; Mackenna Brown chipped in eight points.

The Irish outshot Foley 37 percent to 30 percent and outrebounded them 40-25.

“This was a very good start to our week. Monday’s are typically difficult days to play, but the girls continue to prove that theory wrong. Balanced scoring and good team rebounding were keys to this win,” Head Coach Adam Ronnenberg said.

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