Girls open 8AAA playoffs at Park Rapids
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org The Lady Jackets didnt exactly end their regular season as they had hoped. Hawley knocked off Perham 41-31 last Thursday in the season finale. It was the Jackets fourth straight loss after reaching the .500 mark at 1...
By John George
The Lady Jackets didnt exactly end their regular season as they had hoped. Hawley knocked off Perham 41-31 last Thursday in the season finale.
It was the Jackets fourth straight loss after reaching the .500 mark at 11-11 earlier this month.
A poor shooting first half resulted in a 22-14 lead for the Nuggets at halftime. The team didnt heat up in the second half either, finishing the game 12-for-48 (26.6 percent) from the field, including 0-for-3 from three-point range.
Brandi Cresap led the team with 11 points. Dani Stoll added eight points to go with eight rebounds and four assists.
The loss left the Jackets at 6-12 and in eighth place in the Heart O Lakes. Barnesville, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, won the HOL with a perfect 18-0 record.
Perham will be the Norths No. 3 seed in the upcoming 8AAA playoffs. Their task will be to upset No. 2 seeded Park Rapids (21-4) in the first round today (March 2) in Park Rapids starting at 7 p.m. The Jackets hung tough with the Panthers and their 64 center Janessa Wolf in a 52-44 loss on Dec. 8.
Should the Jackets survive, they will take on the winner between the souths No. 1 seed, Willmar and No. 4 Rocori, who play in one other quarterfinal game. The semifnials will be at MSU-Moorhead on March 4.