2/21/2013 9:45:00 PM Rocket girls play well in loss to Medford
by Mike Dalton
The RHS girls basketball team played a competitive game Tuesday, Feb. 12, losing by nine to a Medford team that had beaten them by 17 earlier in the season. The final score was 57-48.
Ashleigh Dralle scored eight points off the bench in the 1st half, and Kelsie Jo Endres, Madi Taylor and Carolyn Meyer had 3-pointers to keep the Rockets close. With time running out in the 1st half, the Rockets missed a lay-up that Medford turned into a 3-pointer, and the score was 28-25 at the half.
On the first possession of the 2nd half, the Rocket defense lost track of Medford's best shooter, and she nailed a 3-pointer. "I know many plays determine the outcome of a game, but I can easily put my finger on those two plays because it was an 8-point swing in a game we lost by nine," coach Mike Haase said.
"Ultimately we played a really competitive game, and made six of 12 from the 3-point line," he continued. "They only shot 13 free throws, and even in the closing minutes of the game we had good shots that just didn't fall."
Carolyn Meyer, Dralle and Breanna Wille each had 11 points, Endres added six, Taylor five, and Abby Meyer and Jenny Werner had two apiece. Carolyn Meyer with nine and Werner with eight were the top rebounders.
On Friday the Rockets hosted Waterville-Elysian-Morristown and lost, 62-46.
Randolph trailed 37-14 at the half. "There seemed to be a lid on the basket," Haase said. "We only had 13 turnovers, which means we had a lot of possessions that ended with missed shots."
Dralle led with 10 points, Werner scored nine, Taylor seven, Sami Bey six, Abby Meyer four, and Endres, Taylor Bickman and Wille three. Wille had seven assists.
RHS received the #7 seed in the sub-section, and is at Goodhue Thursday night. The winner advances to the Mayo Civic Center to play either Cleveland or Lyle-Pacelli on Tuesday, Feb. 26.