Warrior girls lose to state-ranked Pine Island, beat R-P Trojans 44-38

Samantha Colleran battled several Pine Island players for a loose ball. Photo by Zach Thomas

By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor

The Warrior girls dropped a non-conference game to undefeated and #3 state-ranked Pine Island by a 45-36 score on Jan. 10 and then came back with the Three Rivers Conference win over Rushford-

Peterson by a 44-38 score Friday night.

Carli Dahlberg puts up a shot in heavy traffic. Photo by Zach Thomas

Pine Island 45, Warriors 36

The Pine Island girls showed the Caledonia crowd why they are undefeated and ranked #3 in the state last week, as they took control of the game played at the local gym, and held a 30-11 halftime lead.

The Warriors were able to make the necessary changes in both their offense and defense, as they out-scored the Panthers 25-15 in the second half, but it was too little, too late, as the visitors left the building with a 45-36 win.

Taylor Winjum led the Warriors with 11 points, two rebounds and two steals. Lauren Rusert had seven points, four rebounds and three assists, Carli Dahlberg had six points, three steals and two rebounds, Maddy Mullins had five points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist, Hannah Russert had four points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots and Lottie Augedahl had three points and three rebounds to round out the scoring for the Warriors. Shannon Doering did not score but had three rebounds and one steal. Ashley Bichel had one rebound.

The Warriors made just one of eight free throws (12.5 percent) made 15 of 42 shots from the field (36 percent) and 5 of 13 treys (39 percent). They committed 18 turnovers.

Caledonia’s Taylor Winjum goes up for two of her team-high 11 points against Pine Island last week. Photo by Zach Thomas

Warriors 44, R-P 38

The Warriors improved their TRC record to 8-2 and their over-all record to 14-4 with a 44-38 win over Rushford-Peterson Friday night in Caledonia.

The Warriors held a slight 23-21 lead at the half and then out-scored the Trojans 21-17 for the eight-point win in the second half.

Winjum once again led the Warriors in scoring with 16 points. The junior guard also had four rebounds, one steal and one assist. Mullins also hit double figures with 13 points. She had four rebounds, four steals and two assists. Dahlberg had four points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist. Doering had two points and three rebounds, Rusert had two points, four rebounds, one steal and one assist, Russert had two points a team-high nine rebounds, one steal and one assist and Trece Frank had two points.

The Warriors only went to the free throw line three times and made two of them (67 percent). They made 19 of 51 shots from the field (37 percent) and 4 of 22 treys (18 percent). They had 16 turnovers.

Up next

The Warriors will be on the road this week, Jan. 17 at PEM and Saturday, Jan. 21 at Waukon.