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FC gals down R-P, head to subsection finals....


Mon, Mar 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

For a third time, county rivals Fillmore Central and Rushford-Peterson hooked up in girls b-ball. For a third time, the result was the same. Like two earlier meetings, the Trojans were stern competition. R-P held a 31-29 lead at the 11:38 mark of the second half. But from there it was a downhill slide (similar to meeting number two where R-P led 42-32 with eight minutes to go). The Falcons rattled off a 12-0 run until the 6:08 mark. With a solid lead and with time waning, FC fought off any R-P advance, ended the game on another 8-0 run, and walked away with a 55-39 victory. The Trojans (and foul trouble) held Connor Nagle generally in check. She scored only 10. They didn't suppress junior forward Alex Peterson. She scored 15 in the second half, and 24 for the game. Opposite her, junior Kenzie Lind led R-P with 16 points. Two-point field goal percentage proved the winning difference. R-P shot 34% from short, FC 52%. The young Trojans finish the season 5-15 in the Three Rivers, 9-18 overall. They graduate only one senior.

...But Fall

On January 11th, the Fillmore Central Falcons played then 7th ranked Spring Grove in Harmony. FC led at the half, only for SG to switch to a zone. The Falcon tide turned. The Lions prevailed 62-47. In a re-match, for the sub-section title, the 3rd ranked Lions generally continued upon that second half trend. By halftime, SG had built a 17-point lead (despite losing junior guard Taylor Elton to injury). Connor Nagle did her part to prolong her senior season/high school career. She scored 32. Her accomplishments, however, were nullified by the duo of Richell Mehus (24 points) and Katelyn Bjerke (22 points). The one-loss Lions kept it that way with a 79-59 victory. The Falcons finish a fine season 14-6 in the Three Rivers, 2nd place, and 20-8 overall. They lose six seniors including Nagle, who is Winona State bound.

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