The FC/Houston boy/girl series was highlighted by the key Section 1A match-up between the gals teams. The Hurricanes (14-4) led FC (13-5) most of the first half. But the game’s key was ‘Cane leading scorer Emma Geiwitz’s foul trouble. She had three in the first half, picked up her fourth early in the second, then fouled out. Houston’s ability to “point-up” against FC’s harassing half-court 1-3-1 was then limited. Becca Rostad hit a three to put team double-H up 33-28 with around 13-minutes left. It was their last field goal. Levi Olstad’s Falcons went 28-11 to the close to post a big 56-44 win. Senior forward Kandace Sikkink was a big factor (career-high 32 pts, 11-22-FGs, 10-13 FTs, 13 rebs, 4 stls). Kassidy Broadwater added 9 points (3-4 threes). Jenny Albrecht was strong on the glass and defensively for Houston (8 pts, 14 rebs, 8 stls). Rostad (14 pts), Geiwitz (10 pts), and Sydney Torgerson (10 pts, 8 rebs) helped. In Preston, the Hurricanes (11-8) started 12-0 on the Falcons (3-12). FC cut it under ten only briefly. The ‘Canes won a score-fest 85-73. Seniors Mikkel Schutte (28 pts, 13 rebs, 7 asts), Alex Van Gundy (29 pts, 12 rebs, 5 asts, 4 stls), and Caiden Danielson (18 pts, 9 rebs) combined for 75 points. Falcon senior Haidyn Gunderson had a career-game (30 pts, 4-8 threes, 13-22 FGs, 11 rebs, 8 asts, 4 stls). Carson Kiehne (12 pts), Zach Haugerud (11 pts), and Cory Brown (10 pts) also reached double figures.
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