The Red Lake Falls Eagle Girl’s Basketball Team won their 8th consecutive game on Thursday night, 61 to 53 in overtime, over the Northern Freeze in Newfolden.
The Eagles were paced in the first half by senior Megan Olson, and in the second half by sophomore Alexia Olson. The Olson girls would not only lead Red Lake Falls in scoring, but also dominate the paint, with both sisters finishing with a double-double. In fact the inside presence forced the Freeze to shoot the three ball, something they did with success, hitting 9 three-pointers in the game, including five in the second half.
After trailing most of the game, the Freeze tied the Eagles at 51-51 at the end of regulation, to force overtime. In the OT stanza, Red Lake Falls would shoot 6-for–9 from the free throw line, and outscore the Freeze 10 to 2. The Northern Freeze would find themselves in foul trouble late in this game, with three players fouling out by the end of the over-time period. While Red Lake Falls held a decisive edge in rebounding, they also committed nearly 10 more turn-overs than the Freeze.
The win improves Red Lake Falls’ record to 14-2 on the season, the Lady Eagles will host the Warren/Alvarado/Oslo Ponies, on Monday night, January 21, in Red Lake Falls. The loss drops the Northern Freeze record to 6-and-7. The Freeze will be on the road for their next game on Monday evening at Kittson County Central in Hallock. TRF Radio is scheduled to broadcast the Bearcat -vs- Freeze game on 99.3 FM KKDQ.
Red Lake Falls
Alexia Olson – 24 points, 12 rebounds
Megan Olson – 17 points, 13 rebounds
Sara Weiss – 6 points
Rylee Englestad – 5 points
Corinna Huot – 3 points
Kayla Schmitz – 3 points
Jenna Nelson – 2 points
Lexi Hagl – 1 point
Tori Davidson – 24 points, 7 rebounds
Allyson Dahl – 17 points, 3 rebounds
Jaydn Nelson – 5 points
Danielle Budziszewski – 4 points
Jaelyn Spilde – 2 pointsby ndmuscle
An inter-county rivalry renewed on Tuesday night in Red Lake County, when the Red Lake Falls Eagles hosted the Red Lake County Central Mustangs in Section 8 Girl’s Basketballat Robert Matzke Gym in Red Lake Falls.
Preceeding the game, players from both teams joined together in solidarity of Mustang athlete and friend Mickala Morinville, with both teams sporting “Playing for Mickala” t-shirts. Mickala is a student at Red Lake County Central High School, and is the daughter of Scott and Judy Morinville of Brooks. Morinville was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in September. Eventually being transferred to St. Mary’s/Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
The Red Lake Falls Lafayette Eagles scored the first bucket of the game, and never looked back rolling to a 59 to 22 win over the Mustangs. The Eagle offense powered by the post play of both Megan Olson and Alexia Olson, while the RLF Defense would hold the Mustangs to just 22 points, limiting good shot opportunities and causing a number of turn-overs that were converted on the offensive end of the court.
With the win the Red Lake Falls Girls improve to 13-and-2 on the season, with their next test against section foe, the Northern Freeze (6-6), on Thursday in Newfolden. The loss keeps the Mustangs win less, 0-13, on the year. Red Lake County Central will be back in action next Tuesday at Clearbrook-Gonvick (12-1).
Red Lake Falls
Megan Olson – 17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks
Aexia Olson – 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block
Corinna Huot – 7 points
Molly Amberson – 6 points
Rylee Englestad – 6 points
Jenna Nelson – 5 points
Kayla Schmitz – 4 points
Lexi Hagl – 2 points
Kayla Klipping – 2 points
Red Lake County Central
Kaitlin Larson – 8 points, 6 rebounds
Brook Gustafson – 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 block
Abby Gerardy – 4 points
Cheyenne Gunderson – 2 points