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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Page 9 [ By Sheryl Woelber, the quarterfinals of the Coach Section 3A Basketball Tournament. WWG won The #4 seed WWG their 2nd round game on Lady Chargers traveled to Saturday, February 26 Luverne on Tuesday, against Southwest Star March 1 to take on the # 1 Concept by a score of seeded Fulda Raiders in 51-43 to advance to the next round. The Chargers started the game well, surprising the Raiders with a man to man defense. This helped WWG maintain a lead for 6 minutes into the game. Then the Raiders scored multiple baskets down low and that opened up shots on the outside. The Chargers also had a tough time with the Raiders full court pressure which gave the Raiders many quick buckets. The half time score was Fulda 43, WWG 25. The second half proved to be much like the end of the first half and the Chargers were never able to get within striking distance. The final score was Fulda 76, WWG 50. Chanel Madson lead the Chargers with 17 points. Paige Erickson contribut- ed 13 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, passed for 3 assists and stole the ball 4 times. Anne Woelber chipped in 11 points and Karley Deprez hauled in 8 rebounds. The Chargers finished their season with a record of 16 wins and 7 losses. Chanel Madson and Molly Jarmer are the two seniors that will be lost to graduation. \ WWG Chargers Katie Dusek left, and Ann Woelber guarded a Fulda player last week at Luverne. WWG Charger Senior Chanel Madson dribbled the ball at the base Jine against top rated Fulda last week at Luverne. Right: WWG Charger senior Molly Jarmer put up a shot against Fulda in the Section Tournament at Luverne last week. By Derrick Jenniges Coach RLB 67 WWG 56 Thursday evening, March 3, the Chargers Boys Basketball team trav- eled to Round Lake for a first round playoff matchup with the Raiders. WWG was coming offa home loss to MCC, in which they bat- tled the Rebels down to the game's final minutes. Thursday's playoff game was much the same as WWG challenged RLB from the opening tip to the final buzzer, but came up on the losing end. WWG hal " " charged out of the gates taking a quick 4-0 lead on their first two possessions and held a lead for the ini- tial part of the first half. Round Lake Brewster used a couple three pointers to take the lead as the two tie the game at 37-37, but a series of missed shots and turnovers allowed RLB to take back the lead and eventually stretch the lead to double digits. The Chargers did not go away as Jacob Comnick scored teams traded basket for bas .... on a post :move and J,ohn :: ket. WWG was unable toElzenga made baseline convert a handful of free jumpshot. Down the throw attempts in the first stretch, WWG couldn't cap- half and went into the lock- italize on the Raiders er room trailing 37-33 after missed free throw attempts Aaron Theisen made a and a long RLB three point- scoring drive down the er with two minutes to play lane. gave the Raiders a ten point WWG scored a pair of baskets out of halftime to II II lead and kept the Chargers from closing the gap. Jacob Comnick led the Chargers with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Aaron Theisen, playing his last game for the Chargers, scored a 12 points to go along with 6 :mhourlds :: 6 steals ,and 6 assists. Taylor Lindaman added 11 points, Andrew Merrick 7, and John Elzenga 4. WWG finished the sea- son 3-21 and says good bye to seniors Jared Lindaman and Aaron Theisen. sq games The final "C" and "B" squad games of the year took place at home against MCC. The "C" squad was made up of Phillip Kramser, Trey Kockelman, Hunter Gilb, Tyson Berg, Tyler Schoborg, Walker Christians, Tristan Joel, Mitchell Jarmer, and Brody Williams for one half. The game was struggle all night as WWG boys could not fund a tempo to match the intensity of the MCC team. They were out rebounded and they allowed too many turnovers to be competitive. However, the boys continued to work through the 'entire game and they never gave up. Leading scorer was Mitchell with 6, followed by Tyler with 4 and finally Brody and Tristan each add- ing a bucket. After the "C" squad effort, the "B" squad came out with something to prove. After losing to MCC by 11 at their place, the boys were deter- mined to play a full game. The first half started with smothering defense. Lead by Andrew Merrick, Taylor Lindaman, and John Elzenga. The Rebels were limited to 10 points while the Chargers put up 20. At half time, the boys were reminded of this intensity and Matt Otto, Alex Knutson, Brody Williams, Reed Bakken, and Shane Buchman came out and bet- tered the first half with a blazing 23-10 run. The entire team played the fast paced, aggressive style that will be their trademark for years to come. They were an exciting team and gave the fans all a great year. CLASSIFIED ADS WWG Charger Jake Comnick drove the baseline against RLB last Thursday night in the Section Tournament at Round Lake. WWG Charger Taylor Lindaman put up a shot against the Raiders last week in the sec- tion tournament at Round Lake. WWG Charger senior Aaron Theisen put up a shot against the Raiders last week at Round Lake.