2/14/2014 2:35:00 PM RHS gets road win at Maple River
by Mike Dalton
The RHS girls basketball team made the long drive to Maple River worth it Tuesday, as they came away with their second road win in a row, 71-67.
It took awhile for the Rocket offense to get rolling, but once they did they took right off. "We were able to generate a lot of drives to the basket, getting easy buckets and drawing fouls," coach Dennis Trom said. The Rockets made 18 of 23 free throws in the first half and led 37-32 at the break.
RHS faced more zone defense in the second half, but that didn't slow down their half-court offense. "We did a great job of moving the ball and getting the ball down low to create scoring opportunities," Trom said. "We made a few mistakes late in the game which allowed Maple River to close the gap, but held on to win."
Sami Bey had an outstanding game, scoring 25 points and grabbing 21 rebounds. Madi Tayler had 20 points, and Kelsie Jo Endres 13.
Friday found the Rockets at New Richland, taking on the defending class AA champions. After grabbing an early lead, Randolph lost 82-26.
"The girls came out with some fire, and we had some early success, but they quickly showed why they are the best team in the state," Trom said.
Ashleigh Dralle had 11 points, Wendy Splichal had five, and Abby Meyer and Endres had four each.
The Rockets hosted Medford Tuesday. They are at Waterville Friday, host Schaeffer Academy Monday, and go to Cleveland on Tuesday, Feb. 18.