Frazee girl cagers go cold vs. C-I
The Frazee Lady Hornet basketball team went cold in the second half against Crosby-Ironton, allowing the Rangers to rally for 38-36 victory in Frazee Monday night.
"This was definitely a game that we let slip away," head coach Dave Conzemius said. "They really slowed down the tempo, but we still had ourselves in position to pick up the win, but the little things kept us from picking up a big Section victory."
C-I (8-7 overall) used a methodical approach on offense as they would work the ball around before settling for a good shot.
Despite this slow approach, Frazee (7-8 overall) was able to open a nine-point lead late in the first half at 22-13. The Rangers scored the last four points of the first half to trail by five at halftime.
The Lady Hornets still led by five points with about 14 minutes left in the game before going cold, which allowed C-I to slowly take the lead. The Rangers opened up a four-point lead with about four minutes left at 36-32.
Frazee, after going over 10 minutes without a field goal, finally hit a shot, with Katie McCorquodale scoring with two minutes left to pull within two points. Following a missed free throw by C-I, Taylor Tappe came up with clutch basket from 15 feet to tie the game with 45 seconds left.
The Rangers reclaimed the lead with 20 seconds left when Chelsey Bonsante hit a driving shot.
Frazee was unable to get a shot out of their offense so they took a time out with 4.5 seconds left. Alexis Tappe got off a contested three-pointer which was off the mark. Taylor Tappe pulled down the offensive rebound and had her shot blocked at the buzzer as she was knocked to the floor.
"It should have never come down to the last possession," Conzemius said. "We missed too many free throws and had a couple of defensive breakdowns that you cannot afford to do against a good team. We have lost quite a few of these tight games and we need to learn from them so we can finish in the future."
Alexis Tappe led the Lady Hornets with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Ashley Bachmann added eight points and Taylor Tappe had seven points and five rebounds. Bonsante led the Rangers with a game-high 16 points, 13 coming in the second half.
Hot shooting carries
Perham past Frazee
Frazee ran into hot shooting Perham team on Tuesday night, as the Yellowjackets claimed a 65-47 victory over the Lady Hornets.
Perham came out hot from the get-go and never allowed Frazee a chance to narrow the gap as the Yellowjackets shot 60 percent from the floor (27-for-45). The Lady Hornets, in the mean time, struggled from the floor, shooting just 36.4 percent (16-for-44).
"I give Perham a lot of credit that they had some girls step up and hit some shots that had not been scoring much for them," Conzemius said. "They didn't miss many open looks from the perimeter and they also ran the floor very well."
Tappe led Frazee (7-9 overall, 2-3 HOL) with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. Ashley Bachmann added 12 points.
Lexi Karvonen had a game-high 17 points for Perham (5-10 overall, 2-3 HOL). Katrina Moenkedick had 14.
Frazee is back in action on Thursday night when they travel to D-G-F.
Perham 33 32 - 65
Frazee 22 25 - 47
F: T. Tappe 1, Seeger 3, A. Tappe 13, McCorquodale 5, Tangen 7, Hanson 2, J. Tappe 4, Bachmann 12.
P: Scheidecker 2, Smith 4, Tobkin 8, Stoll 7, Erickson 1, Karvonen 17, Moenkedick 14, Coleman 10, Nelson 2.
Crosby-Ironton 17 21 - 38
Frazee 22 14 - 36
CI: Bonsante 16, Silgen 4, Lundgren 4, Miller 2, Foote 12. 2"s - 15; 3's - 2: FT's - 2/3; Fouls - 12.
F: T. Tappe 7, Seeger 2, A. Tappe 13, McCorquodale 4, Tangen 2, Bachmann 8. 2's - 10/21; 3's - 5/21; FT's - 1/9; Fouls - 11; Assists - 10; Steals - 8; Rebounds - 21; Turnovers - 11.