The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Sports

March 16, 2013

NRHEG edges Braham for state title (PHOTO GALLERY)

(Continued)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Panthers led 27-15 at the break, but Braham and Dahlman came back in a hurry. Within the first four minutes, NRHEG’s halftime lead was cut to three (31-28) with Dahlman scoring 10 of her team’s first 13 points of the second half.

"We knew we had to stay up and couldn’t get down," said NRHEG senior Katie Cole. "They (Braham) got back in, but we still pulled it off so I’m happy."

A Dahlman lay-in gave Braham its only lead of the game at 39-37 with 9:45 remaining. When she committed her fourth foul with 7:38 left, NRHEG regained the lead and did not relinquish it the rest of the way.

Wagner was the reason why as she scored 31 of her team’s 33 second-half points. She converted on a three-point play and then swished a 3 from the top of the key as part of a 12-5 run to put the Panthers up seven with five minutes to go.

Braham crept its way back in the game again and when Nickles stripped Wagner of the ball at midcourt and laid it in with 26 seconds to go, the game was tied at 59.

Wagner drove and drew a foul on Jaclyn Hollenkamp with six seconds left. She made the first free throw but missed the second giving Braham a chance for the win.

Having to go full court, Braham inbounded the ball to Nickels, was forced to maneuver around Hannah Lundberg, attempted a pass, but was intercepted by Wagner who dribbled the ball down court as time expired.

NRHEG played this game without Jade Schultz. She led the team in rebounding, was second in steals, assists, and points. She dislocated her kneecap in the opening minutes of Friday night’s win.

Wagner and Paige Overgaard led the Panthers with 12 rebounds a piece on Saturday.

The Wagner-Dahlman showdown came to fruition in the second half as the two combined to score 61 of the game’s 77 second half points. Dahlman finished with 32 points.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
Outdoors

Latest auto racing news
Featured Ads
Live Moondogs coverage
Shane Frederick's Twitter updates
Chad Courrier's Sports Report
Latest NCAA basketball news
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
NDN Video
Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Byron Scott Reportedly New Head Coach Of Los Angeles Lakers - @TheBuzzeronFox SportsNite: Botched play Gruden: Full-speed practices key for fundamentals Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France College Football Playoff Prognosis: Notre Dame Fighting Irish College Football Playoff Prognosis: Nebraska Cornhuskers Jake Peavy traded from Red Sox to Giants Browns wants Johnny Football to buckle down How Losing Joe Bergeron Affects Texas What will Pierzynski bring to St. Louis? Cristiano Ronaldo -- TEAMING UP WITH LIL WAYNE ... Rapper Starting Sports Management Biz McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve World Cup Hero Mario Gotze -- HALF-NAKED MUD BATH ... With Hot Model GF RG3 answers critics, grateful for coaches' support