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By Al Rose
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Rebels girls rock Wrens in running time

 

Al Rose

MLWR leading scorer Ally Bode paced the Rebels with 20 points on Thursday, January 19, in Willow River.

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels girls basketball team rocked the one-win Wrenshall Wrens with a huge 72-24 running time win on Thursday, January 19, in Willow River. The Rebels, with four girls in double figures and one girl with a double-double, led 36-17 at halftime and went on to allow the Wrens only seven second-half points.

Ally Bode, who improved to an average of 13.2 points per game, notched her third game in a row in double digits as she paced the Rebels with 20, including both of MLWR's three-pointers. Bode nearly had a double-double as she had eight rebounds. Ellie Schaumburg, with her second game in a row in double digits, had 16 and she earned a double-double as the five-foot, four-inch sophomore scampered for 10 rebounds. In addition, Schaumburg played an outstanding all-around game, just missing a fairly rare triple-double as she hustled for nine steals. Natalie Mikrot, who improved to an average of 9.6 points per game, made it four consecutive games in double figures as she scored 16 and she came close to a double-double with eight rebounds. Kennedy Janke scored a career-high 11 points. Charis Blacklock, with 6 points, led MLWR on the boards with 13.

Eighth-grade guard Hailey Tauzell was the top scorer for the Wrens with six points.

MLWR had very little success outside the arc at a poor 2-for-13 (15 percent), but managed to get a fairly good 24-for-59 (41 percent) on the inside for an overall field goal rate of 26-for-72 (36 percent). The Rebels struggled at the stripe in the first half at only 6-for-16 on free throws, but stepped it up to 12-for-15 at the line in the second half to finish at 18-for-31 (58 percent) on free throws.

The Wrens went 1-for-2 on three-pointers. Wrenshall had great difficulty throughout the game trying to get haphazard shots to fall anywhere in and around the lane and they went a meager 9-for-45 (20 percent) for a dismal overall field goal rate of 10-for-47 (21 percent). The Wrens went 3-for-8 (38 percent) on free throws.

The Rebels were very dominant in all the non-shooting statistical areas. MLWR only out-rebounded the Wrens 21-16 in the first half, but came on extremely strong in the second half at 35-8 to out-board Wrenshall by a remarkable 56-24. The Rebels defense pressured heavily and it yielded an amazing 26 steals as compared to only five thefts by the Wrens. MLWR did a great job sharing the basketball as they had 15 assists as compared to just two noticeable feeds for Wrenshall. The Rebels had some trouble taking care of the basketball as they had 15 turnovers, but the Wrens suffered 29 lost possessions.

The following represents points (including three-pointers), rebounds, steals and assists for the 2-12 Rebels: Bode - 20 (2), 8, 2, 2; Mikrot - 16, 8, 4, 6; Schaumburg - 16, 10, 9 3; Janke -11, 4, 4, 0; Blacklock - 6, 13, 2, 1; Tori Walczynski - 3, 2, 2, 2; Laura Alberg - 1, 1, 0, 0 and Brooke Wegge - 0, 7, 1, 0.

MLWR hosts McGregor on Thursday, January 26, at 7:15 p.m. in Willow River.

 

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