Warrior girls move on in sub-section tourney

The Warriors' Trece Frank (24) and Maria Doering (20) battled for a loose ball with a W-K Falcon during the opening round of the sub-section tournament. Photo by Zach Thomas

By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor

The Caledonia girls basketball team made quick work of the Wabasha-Kellogg Falcons in the opening round of the Section 1AA East Sub-section on Feb. 24. The #1 seeded Warriors beat the #8 seed 83-14.

It was the third time that Caledonia and W-K faced off. The Warriors out-scored the winless Falcons 273 to 62 in those three games.

The Warriors took control of the game from the start and built up a 49-4 lead at the half. Coach Scott Sorenson emptied his bench in the second half and played all 14 girls who are on the tournament roster. The Warrior reserves out-scored the Falcons 34-10 for the 69 point margin of victory.

Warrior guard Taylor Winjum took this ball away from a W-K player, as Maria Fruechte defended from the front. Photo by Zach Thomas

Taylor Winjum led the Warriors with 20 points, six steals, two assists and one rebound. Carli Dahlberg had 12 points, five steals, two rebounds and two assists. Maria Fruechte and Lottie Augedahl also hit double figures with 11 points each. Fruechte had four rebounds, three assists and one steal and Augedahl had three steals and two rebounds. Maddy Mullins added nine points, three steals and one rebound. Lauren Rusert had five points, four steals and two rebounds, Maria Doering had four points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists, Hannah Russert had four points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists and Trece Frank had four points, one rebound and one assist and Shannon Doering had three points, four rebounds and three steals.

The Warriors put up a lot of shots in the game. They were 31 for 72 from the field (43 percent) and 10 of 38 from three point land (26 percent). They made 11 of 18 free throws (61 percent). They had just three turnovers in the game.

With the win, the Warriors advanced to the semi final round of the sub-section tournament, where they meet #4 seed Lewiston-Altura at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Mayo Civic Arena.

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