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January 21, 2019

1/10/2019 3:55:00 PM
Wildcats swept in holiday tourney, lose to Rapids

Monticello Holiday Tournament
Proctor 42, Chisago Lakes 29
Some games, defense seems to be the problem for the Chisago Lakes girls basketball team. Some games, it seems like it’s the offense.
The team just hasn’t been able to consistently mesh their overall game, and it has cost them. They played good defense in the opener of the Monticello Holiday Tournament, but couldn’t score at all, losing 42-29.

They netted just 14 points in the first half, but were only six points back with the Rails scoring just 20.

But, the offensive struggles continued in the second half for CL and they just couldn’t make any headway against Proctor.

Sophie Wood was the only Wildcat in double digits, as she put in 13 of CL’s 29 points. Sarah Bjelland scored six, and Emma Bjelland scored four. Nobody else had more than one basket for the ‘Cats.

St. Cloud Apollo 85, Chisago Lakes 55
The Wildcats played a bit better in the second half of the tourney, but their defense let them down against the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles, who put up 85 points in a win over CL.

Apollo had 43 points by halftime, and they kept up that torrid pace in the second half, despite bringing in some subs midway through.
Lariah Washington scored 27 for Apollo, and Jessica Timpane had 24.

Again for CL, Wood was the only scorer in double digits, with 14 points. Sarah Bjelland had eight, Jill Erickson had seven and both Emma Bjelland and Fiona Tollefson had six points.

Grand Rapids 83, Chisago Lakes 60
Defense was the culprit again as the ‘Cats took on section foe Grand Rapids on Saturday, January 5 at home.

They allowed the Thunderhawks to score at will in the first half, putting up 45 points. Chisago Lakes put up a respectable 35 to only be down by 10. In the second half, GR kept the pressure on and the lead swelled into the 20s, and CL just didn’t have the firepower to make a comeback, losing 83-60.

Wood continued to establish herself as the top offensive option on the team, scoring 18 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Hannah Gillach and Sarah Bjelland each scored 10, Lexi Hammond had nine and Lizzy Godden added eight points.

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