Warrior girls bounce back from TRC losses with win over Century

Caledonia’s Cari Dahlberg is fouled by a D-E defender during the Warriors’ 71-59 loss to Dover-Eyota last week. Photo by Zach Thomas

By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor

The Caledonia Warriors girls basketball team dropped two Three Rivers Conference games and then topped Rochester Century in a non-conference game. The Warriors’ season record stands at 10-3.

The Warriors were without the services of Maria Fruechte and Marie Doering, who will both be out of action for about four weeks, due to injuries suffered during the Holiday Classic held in Spring Grove during the Christmas break.

Lottie Augedahl (22) and Maddy Mullins (10) battled this D-E player for the ball during TRC hoops action last week. Photo by Zach Thomas

D-E 71, Warriors 59

The Warriors lost to Dover-Eyota on Jan. 3 when the visiting Eagles topped the local girls by a 71-59 score.

D-E was able to take a 36-29 lead into the halftime intermission and then outscored the Warriors 35-30 in the second half for the 12-point win.

The Warriors featured a balanced scoring attack, with four girls hitting double figures. Taylor Winjum led the Warriors with 17 points. She also had four rebounds and one steal. Maddy Mullins had 12 points, seven rebounds and one steal, Lottie Augedahl had 10 points, two rebounds and two steals and Lauren Rusert had 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.

Carli Dahlberg had six points, one rebound and one assist, Hannah Russert had two points, four rebounds, one steal and a blocked shot and Samantha Colleran had two points and one rebound to round out the scoring for the Warriors. Freshman Ashley Bichel didn’t score, but pulled down four rebounds and had two blocked shots and Shannon Doering had two rebounds and an assist.

The Warriors were 4 for 20 (20 percent) from three point land, 21 of 69 (31 percent) from the field and 13 of 24 (54 percent) from the free throw line. They turned the ball over 22 times.

Warrior guard Taylor Winjum moved the ball up court, as two D-E players defended. Photo by Zach Thomas

Southland 72, Warriors 51

Caledonia lost to a very good Southland team on Jan. 5 by 21 points. The Rebels have only lost one game this season.

Southland held an eight-point lead at the half, 39-31 and then out-scored the Warriors 33-20 in the second half for the 21-point win.

Winjum led the Warriors with 22 points. She also had two rebounds, two assists and one steal. Mullins scored seven points and had seven rebounds, Rusert had six points, three rebounds, two steals and one point, Colleran had five points, one steal and one assist, Augedahl had five points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal, Shannon Doering had three points and two rebounds and Dahlberg had three points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist. Russert did not score but had two steals, one rebound, one assist and one blocked shot.

The Warriors made 12 of 30 free throws (40 percent), 3 of 11 treys (27 percent) and 18 of 52 from the field (35 percent). They committed 26 turnovers.

Warriors 51, Century 39

The Warriors hosted Rochester Century Saturday and sent the Panthers home with a 51-39 loss.

The visiting Panthers held a four-point lead (28-24) at the halftime break, but the Warriors took control of the game in the second half. They outscored Century 27-11 in the second half for the 51-39 win.

Winjum once again led the Warriors in scoring with 23 points. She also had four steals, two rebounds and one assist. Mullins also hit double figures with 12 points. She had four rebounds, one steal, one blocked shot and one assist. Rusert added six points, three rebounds, three steals and one assist. Dahlberg had five points and six rebounds, Russert had three points, nine rebounds and one steal and Colleran had two points and one rebound.

The Warriors hit 6 of 14 treys (43 percent), 15 of 29 free throws (52 percent) and 15 of 38 from the field (40 percent). They had 12 turnovers for the night.

Up next

The Warriors host Pine Island for a non-conference game on Jan. 10 and host Rushford-Peterson on Jan. 13.

You can contact Charlie Warner at [email protected]