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SENTINEL TRIBUNE SPORTS Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Page 8 Lady Charg Paige Erickson hits 1000 career points By Sheryl Woelber, coach The WWG Lady Charger basketball team traveled to Hills, MN on Tuesday, Jan. 8th to take on the Hills Beaver Creek Patriots and came home with a win, 54-42. The Chargers did a great with their defense but still struggled with their free throws. WWG shot a very assists. Dayna Comnick helped out with 10 points, 1 block, 2 steals, and 3 assists while Elizabeth Woelber tallied I 0 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 5 assists. Abby Herding was 2-2 from the 3-point line and finished the night with 8 points while Keisi Wahl scored 4 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Mady Johnson finished with 3 assists and played excel- lent defense for the Chargers. The Chargers then hosted the Fulda Raiders on Friday, Jan. 11 and were not able to rs pick up win buzzer sounded giving the Chargers a 36-33 advantage at halflime. The Raiders came out second half and were able to get a couple of quick scores on the Chargers. They also did a better job of guarding Erickson (holding her to 12 points in the half) which opened up Comnick on the perimeter who scored 10 second half points. A total of 53 fouls were called dur- ing the very physical game. Fulda had a chance to take the game from the Chargers, but missed key free throws was trapped by 2 WWG players and time expired, sending the game to over- time. Wahl had fouled out in regulation and the Chargers continued to 'drop' in overtime. Woelber, Comnick and Kaylee Mischke all fouled out in the overtime period and the Chargers could never get their offense going. Fulda scored 9 of their 11 over- time points from the free throw line giving them the win, 75-67. Erickson finished with 33 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists. Comnick ended with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Wahl and Herding both chipped in 5 points and Mischke and Woelber added 4 points each. Herding also had a team high 4 steals and 6 assists. Mischke did an excellent defensive job inside for Chargers grab- bing 4 rebounds. The Chargers are 5-7 overall and 4-4 in the Red Rock Conference. WWG hosts RRC on Thursday, Jan. 17th and travels to Edgerton on Saturday to take on confer- ence leader SWC. Erickson Scores 1000th Career Point Above: WWG Charger Paige Erickson pu t up a shot against the Fulda Raiders on her way to joining the 1000 point club. cold 11-23 (48%) from the line for the night. The come up with the win in an Chargers were abletotake a exciting overtime game. The final Score was Fulda 5 point lead going into half- time, 27-22 and continued 75, WWG 67. The Chargers to lead throughout the sec- were able to get their and half. The Patriots did offense going with Paige make a run al the Chargers, Erickson posting down low to score 21 first half points. but all 7 varsity players stepped up both physically The Raiders had a very and mentally to put the tough time defending her and had girls go to the bench Patriots away. Paige Erickson led the Chargers with foul trouble. Dayna Comnick was also able to with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, 5 steals and 3 hit a 3-point shot as the in the end of regulation. Erickson went to the line with 10 seconds left and the Chargers down by 1 point, 63-64. Erickson, an 80% FT shooter, was unable to score the first free throw, but the second attempt was nothing but net which tied the game at 64. Fulda came down and drove the lane for a last second shot and missed leaving the rebound long to a Fulda player who Westbrook Walnut Grove Senior, Paige Erickson, scored her 1000th career point on Friday, Jan. 11 against the Fulda Raiders. Erickson needed 33 points to achieve the accomplish- ment and was able to do just that, finishing the game with exactly 33 points. "Erickson is an excellent athlete and has really stepped up as a leader on the court this season. I'm very proud of her and her accomplishment!" said Coach Woelber. "I would have never dreamed that she would score 33 points against Fulda] She had an outstanding game." Last Friday night WWG Charger Paige Erickson had a big night pumping in 33 points and joining the 1000 point club.Above Erickson posed with her coach Sheryl Woelber. Erickson is one of the top players in the Red Rock Conference. The following are her current stats for the season as of Jan. 14, 2013: 251 points for 20.9 points/ game and shooting 49% from the field, 130 rebounds for 10.8 rebounds/game, 43 steals, 12 blocks, 36 assists and 58/72 from the free throw line for 80.6%. WWG Charger Dayna Comnic:k put upi" shot against Fulda last Friday night. Chargers battled with the Panthers By Derek Jenniges, shot. The two teams con- Bakken (9), and Andy Coach tinued to battle on both Merrick (2) rounded out ends of floor, trading bas- the scoring column for TMB 70 WWG 62 kets and defensive stops. WWG. Last Tuesday evening the Charger Boys Basketball team traveled to Tracy for a non confer- ence battle with the Panthers. TMB controlled much of the first half and held a 28-21 lead before the Chargers used an 8-0 run, including a three from Taylor Lindaman just before the buzzer to take a 29-28 lead at the break. WWG came out strong in the second half and gradu- ally built the lead to as much as eight points with around 9:00 to play. Trailing 49-41, the Panthers converted three free throws after being fouled on a three point The Panthers took their first lead of the half at 60-58 with under 4:00 to play and then continued to convert from the free throw as WWG struggled to score on the offensive end. Statistically the two teams battled equally throughout the night, but it was TMB dominance at the free throw line that proved to be the differ- ence. TMB made 21-29 attempts, while the Chargers made 11-16. Shane Buchman led the Charger offense with 17 points. Aaron Hass added a 13 point / 9 rebound per- formance, while Taylor Lindaman (11), Alex Knutson (113 Reed Above: WWG Charger Aaron Hass put up a shot against Southwest Christian last Thursday. SWC 82 WWG 47 Thursday evening the Chargers hosted the state ranked Southwest MN Christian Eagles. The Chargers held their own in the half court, but the SWC defense was to much for the Chargers at times and the Eagles scored 25 points following WWG turnovers. The Eagles stretched their lead as high as 26 points in the first half, but the Chargers bat- tled back and trailed by only 16 points following the first possession of the second half. The constant SWC defensive pressure gradually wore on the Chargers offensive hopes and forced WWG into sev- eral offensive hiccups. Taylor Lindaman was 7-10 from the field and 4-4 from the charity stripe for a game high 21 points. Alex Knutson chipped in 11. Shane Buchman 4, Walker Christians 3, Andy Merrick 2, Aaron Hass 2, Mitchell Jarmer 2, and Reed Bakken 2 rounded out the scoring for WWG. The Chargers hosed the Sleepy Eye Indians in a non conference game on Monday and will travel tO Adrian on Friday. The fol- lowing week the Chargers host Hills Beaver Creek on Thursday and Ellsworth on Saturday for a coaches versus cancer fundraiser. Above: Shane Buchman drove the perimeter against Southwest Christian in Red Rock conference play last week. SUBSCRIBE T3 THE SENTINEL TRIBUNE CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 OR 1-800-410-1859 Sentinel Tribune available at: Hoyt Oil & Convenience Bubai Grocery Thrifty White Drug, Maynards Grocery, ExpressWay Shady Drive Inn