Warrior girls win two TRC games last week

Maria Fruechte, who was sidelined for more than a month with a broken arm, pulled down 15 rebounds and scored 11 points in the game against L-A last week. Also shown is Hannah Russert. Photo by Zach Thomas

By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor

The Caledonia girls basketball team picked up two more Three Rivers Conference wins last week over St. Charles (53-44) and Lewiston-Altura (55-52) to improve their TRC record to 12-3. The Warriors are now 15-7 overall.

Warriors 53, St. Charles 44

Caledonia jumped out to a big first-half lead and took a 31-17 advantage into the halftime break. The Saints out-scored the Warriors 27-21 in the second half, but Caledonia was able to hang on for the nine-point win.

The Warriors dialed in “long distance” and hit six of 15 treys (40 percent). They made 11 of 16 free throws (69 percent) and shot 38 percent from the field for the night.

Maddy Mullins led the offensive charge with 17 points. She also had seven rebounds and one steal. Taylor Winjum had 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Maria Fruechte added nine points, four rebounds and two steals, Carli Dahlberg had four points, two steals and two assists, Lauren Rusert had four points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist, Shannon Doering had two points, two rebounds and one steal and Hannah Russert had two points and two rebounds.

The Warriors committed just six turnovers for the game.

Warriors 55, L-A 52

The Warriors traveled to Lewiston to battle the Lewiston-Altura Cardinals and returned home with a hard-fought three-point win.

The game was tight from beginning to end, with the Warriors holding a 29-24 halftime lead. The Warriors were out-scored 28-26 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough for L-A, as Caledonia picked up its 12th TRC win of the year.

The Warriors had four girls in double figures. Winjum led the scoring with 15 points. She had four steals, two rebounds and one assist. Mullins had 13 points, eight rebounds, two steals and one assist. Fruechte recorded a double-double with 11 points, a game-high 15 rebounds and one steal. Dahlberg was the fourth Warrior in double figures with 10 points. She had three steals, one assist and one blocked shot. Rusert added five points, four steals, two rebounds and two assists.

Up next

The Warriors hosted Wabasha-Kellogg Feb. 6 and are on the road Feb. 10 at Dover-Eyota.

You can contact Charlie Warner at charlie.warner@ecm-inc.com