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By Al Rose
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Bombers out-distance Rebels

 

December 14, 2017

Dan Lingle

Rebel Dallis Kukuk is hot on the trail of Bomber Kaitlyn Skutevik as she drives in for the layup. Skutevik had nine points, including one three-pointer, and six rebounds in the December 7 game.

The Bombers trailed 28-29 at halftime, but Barnum responded big to out-distance the Moose Lake/Willow River girls in Willow River on Thursday, December 7. Barnum out-scored the Rebels 29-15 to win going away by a score of 57-44. The Bombers beat MLWR 73-63 and eked out a 44-41 win last year.

Bomber Emily Miletich scored a game-high 21. Miletich earned a double-double as she had a game-high 12 rebounds. Kaitlyn Skutevik scored nine, including one three-pointer, and she had six rebounds.

Monica Mikrot led the Rebels with a team-high 11 points, including one three-pointer, and she had six rebounds. Dallis Kukuk just missed a double-double. Kukuk scored nine points, including a pair of threes, and she used her quickness to hustle for a team-high 10 boards.

The following represents shooting statistics: Bombers, 5-for-28 (18 percent) outside the arc; MLWR, 3-for-20 (15 percent); Barnum, 16-for-37 (43 percent) on the inside; Rebels, 12-for-38 (32 percent); Bombers, 21-for-65 (32 percent) overall field goal rate; MLWR, 15-for-58 (26 percent) overall field goal rate; Rebels, 11-for-20 (55 percent) on free throws; Bombers, 10-for-14 (71 percent).

The non-shooting stats are as follows: rebounds, MLWR 39, Barnum 31; steals, Barnum 12, Rebels 5; assists, Rebels 10, Bombers 9; turnovers, Rebels 18; Bombers 12.

The following represents points (including three-pointers), rebounds, steals and assists for Barnum: Miletich, 21, 12, 5, 2; Kaitlyn Skutevik, 9, (1), 6, 0, 1; Mallory Agurkis, 7, 2, 4, 1; Elizabeth Carlson, 6 (2), 2, 1, 2; Lea Peterson, 3 (1), 5, 1, 1; Alina Skutevik, 3 (1), 1, 0, 1; Britney Mike, 2, 0, 0, 1; Makenzee Schleret, 2, 1, 1, 0.

The following represents points (including three-pointers, rebounds, steals and assists for the 1-4 Rebels: Monica Mikrot, 11 (1), 6, 0, 0; Kukuk, 9 (2), 10, 2, 2; Ella Rhoades, 7, 6, 0, 1; Natalie Mikrot, 4, 7, 2, 3 - please note, her 12 points were omitted from last week's Rushford-Peterson story; Laura Walker, 4, 2, 1, 1; Kennedy Janke, 4, 1, 0, 1; Ellie Schaumburg, 3, 2, 0, 0; Suzy Grutkoski, 2, 2, 0, 1.

The Rebels' junior varsity and varsity play in the Eden Valley Watkins Tournament on Thursday, December 21, and Friday, December 22. Times on Thursday are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. with order to be announced. Times on Friday are 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. with order to be announced.

MLWR hosts Mesabi East on Tuesday, January 2, in Willow River with the JV at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity at 7:15 p.m. Eveleth-Gilbert comes to Willow River on Tuesday, January 9.

 

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