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Eagle girls basketball drop two on road trip



Bob Williams

The New York Mills Eagles girls basketball team dropped two games on the road, 58-38, at Henning and 62-40 at Bertha-Hewitt.

"We played one of our better games even though the score doesn't show it," Head Coach J.J. Weller said.

The Eagles have a difficult nine of their first 10 games away from home.

Henning got up early leading by 10 at the break and outscored the Eagles by 10 in the second half.

"Our passing and movement on offense was much improved from last Tuesday, and we started to hit some of our outside shots. Our defense wasn't bad but we still need to do a better job of boxing out and stopping second chance points."

Jenna Esala had nine points for New York Mills. Ellie Rutten scored six.

The offense took a bit to get started against Bertha-Hewitt. The Eagles managed only 13 points in the first half.

Rutten, an eighth-grader, had a big second half scoring 11 of her team leading 13 points in the second frame.

Esala scored 11, nine of which came on a trio of three-pointers.

EmaLeigh Roberts also had nine points, all-coming in the second half.

The Eagles record drops to 0-3. Their road trip continues at Battle Lake and Verndale this week.