Monday, March 19, 2012


It was the Class AA girls state quarterfinal basketball game that put the New Richland Panthers against the Braham Bombers. The Panthers had a record of 30-0. The Bombers had a record of 29-1.

The Bombers Rebekah Dalman needs 22 points to tie the record and 23 points to become the all time leading scorer in Minnesota history.

The Bombers got off to a great start as they got up 8-0 with 15:13 left in the first half before the Panthers called its first timeout.

The Bombers kept on feeding Dalman who was dropping shots from all over the floor. The Panthers were not able to slow her down.

Dalman did a good job of getting her teammates involved in the offense. The Panthers and the Bombers traded baskets and the score went back and forth for a good portion in the first half. Neither team gave up an easy shot.

Both teams dove on the floor after loose balls and rebounds. Both teams were equality aggressive on both ends of the floor.

The score went back and forth throughout the first half as each team raced up and down the court. Neither team gave up easy shots. The Bombers were able to score easy baskets in transition.

At halftime the score was Panthers 27 and Bombers 19. Dahlman had 12 points at the half.

Both teams attacked the basket at the start of the second half. The Bombers continued to get the ball into the hands of Dahlman. Dahlman continued to do her thing when she got the ball. Shoot shots and make lay-ups.

The Panthers continued to score from everywhere on the floor and they opened up the lead. Dahlman set the all time scoring record with 11:55 left in the second half on a jump shot from the right elbow.

The Panthers were way too much for the Bombers to handle. The Panthers ran away with the 75-45 victory over the Bombers.

Carlie Wagner for the Panthers had an outstanding game on offense. She was dead on with her shots and sank a good percentage.

The leading scorer for the Bombers was Rebekah Dahlman with 29 points. The Bombers shot 16-49 from the field. That included going 4-22 from behind the three-point line. They were 9-13 from the free-throw line.

The Panthers were led in scoring by Carlie Wanger with 43 points. They shot 30-61 from the field that included going 2-9 from behind the three-point line. They were 13-20 from the free-throw line. 

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