Thursday, December 31, 2009

West Central Area girls basketball finishes the December schedule 7-2 overall

On Wednesday this week, the West Central Area girls basketball team pounded the host Osakis Silverstreaks 77-44 in a matchup between Sub-Section 6AA-West teams. They have now won six games in a row after beginning the season 1-2. Osakis falls to 2-5 overall and is 2-1 in the Prairie Conference.

The Knights, who led 41-24 at halftime, shot 48.7 percent from the field, making 37-of-76 shots. They also held a 36-22 edge on the boards. The lady Knights were led by Liza Torgerson's 25 points and 8 rebounds. Tanika Nguyen added 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Alyssa Blair posted a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds). Nguyen and Blair combined for eight steals in the game. Caitlin Peterson and Hollie Lien each distributed 4 assists.

"We found our groove the last ten minutes of the first half and had a strong finish which gave us a 41-24 lead heading into the locker room," stated WCA head coach Pat Anderson. "We were able to carry that momentum over into the second half. Our inside game was unstoppable tonight."

West Central Area will host a Heart O' Lakes Conference game Tuesday night in Barrett, taking on the Breckenridge Cowgirls. WCA is 4-2 in the HOL, good for a third-place tie with Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. The Cowgirls are 2-4 overall and in the HOL, sitting in 7th place in the 10-team league.

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