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By Peggy Granquist
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Lady Rebels regain their winning ways


January 17, 2019

Lady Rebels Regain winning ways!

The Moose Lake-Willow RiverLady Rebels broke their two- game losing streak with two wins against Eveleth-Gilbert and Wrenshall this past week.

On Tuesday, the Rebels traveled to Eveleth-Gilbert to take on the Golden Bears on their home court. The Rebels had a difficult time with the Golden Bears’ half court trap and stifling defense that gave the Bears a quick 6-0 lead. The Rebels shooting woes continued as they were not able to score until the 11 minute mark in the first half. The Bears extended their lead to 9-0 before the Rebels made their first basket from an assist from Meghan Granquist to Maci Kukuk as she was coming down the lane for the layup. The Rebels were held scoreless as the Bears extended their lead to 12-2. Ellie Schaumburg started the 7-0 Rebel run to pull within 2 points. Eveleth- Gilbert took a 22-20 lead into half time.

The second half saw the lead see saw back and forth between the two teams with the Rebels leading 39-38 at the 7 minute mark in the second stanza. The Rebels were able to shut down and defend against the Bears attack and take a 49-47 lead late in the second half. Meghan Granquist was able to seal the deal for the Rebels sinking two free throws after she was fouled going in for a layup after an Ella Rhoades pass from an inbounds play with about 2 seconds left in the game making the final 51-47. The JV, 8th and 7th grade also won their games against the corresponding E-G teams.

"This was a good win for us. We had to fight through a few tough situations and our girls battled the whole game. We did a good job getting to the free throw line and we did a good job in our half court defense. Lots of positives and lots of things to work on in practice,” Coach Judd said.

On Thursday, the Rebels traveled to Wrenshall to take on the Wrens. The Rebels started out quickly with a 5-0 lead that was extended to 15-0 as the Rebels played a good transition game with quality fast breaks and scrappy play. ML/WR was able to maintain this style of play the entire first half taking a 50-16 lead into half time.

The second half saw much of the same play by the Rebels throughout. The Rebels dominated the

scoreboard and saw 11 of 15 players score: Natalie Mikrot (17), Maci Kukuk (14), Dallas Kukuk (11), Ella Rhoades (11), Charis Blacklock (7), Monica Mikrot (5), Hannah Jirovec (3), Elaine Witaowski (3), Meghan Granquist (2), Ellie Schaumburg (2), and Kennedy Janke (1). ML/WR won 76-20.

"Our girls did a nice job defensively. We moved well and did not foul. I was also happy with the way we ran our fast break and transition offense," Coach Judd said. "This was something that has been missing the

last few games. Hopefully we continue to shoot the ball well like we did in this game.”

Next up for the Rebels is Duluth Marshall on Tuesday the 15th and McGregor on Jan. 17th, both in Moose Lake. Come cheer on your home town team!


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