Area Girls Basketball: Patriots finish fourth at state
ST. PAUL — Sophomore guard Carlie Wagner set two tournament scoring records to lead the New Richland-Harland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers to a 73-59 victory over Pequot Lakes in the third-place game of the Class 2A state tournament Saturday at Concordia College.
Wagner dropped a state record 48 points on the Patriots, four days after scoring 43 against Braham. Her single game record broke Jordan’s Brittany Chambers (set in 2008) and Minneapolis South’s Taylor Hill’s (set in 2009) record of 47.
She finished the tournament with a three-game total of 112, which broke the previous record of 106 set by Hill in 2009.
Pequot’s Mattie Lueck, who was named to the Class 2A all-tournament team, registered 32 points, 11 rebounds, six blocked shots and four assists. Fellow Pequot senior Rachel Mott grabbed 10 boards to go with seven points for her best game of the state tournament.
Kayla Miller registered eight points on 3-of-7 shooting. She added six boards as Pequot outrebounded the Panthers 48-45, but committed 24 turnovers.
Wagner was 20-of-34 from the field, including 1-of-4 from 3-point. She was 7-of-10 from the line and added seven steals, seven rebounds and three assists. She scored 28 of her points in the first half to help NRHEG build a 40-25 halftime edge. She was 13-of-19 shooting in the opening frame.
Anna Schlaak was the only other player with five or more points as she scored 10.
The Patriots finished 20-13 on the season.
NRHEG 40 33 — 73
Pequot Lakes 25 34 — 59
Carlie Wagner 48, Jade Schultz 5, Anna Schlaak 10, Danielle Krueger 1, Hannah Lundberg 2, Raelin Schue 2, Maddie Wagner 3. FG 28-70 (40 percent), FT 12-20 (60 percent), 3-point basket: 3-14 (21.4 percent).
Mattie Lueck 32, Vanessa Lane 4, Jessica Kreitz 5, Rachel Mott 7, Katie White 2, Megan Hogen 3, Kayla Miller 8. FG 24-61 (39.3 percent), FT 12-26 (46.2 percent), 3-point basket: 1-8 (12.5 percent). Final record: 20-13.
Rebounds: PL 48 (Lueck 11, Mott 10), N 45. Fouls: PL 15, N 27, Assists: 12 (Lueck 4, Hogen 4), N 6. Turnovers: PL 24, N 17. Blocks: PL 7 (Lueck 6), Steals: PL 6, N 13.