Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Princeton and Marshall squared off in a girls’ state Class 3A state quarterfinal game. Both teams looked to set the tempo early.

Princeton started in a zone defense. They wanted to make Marshall take deep shots.

Marshall started out hot though. They had a 9-0 lead with 15:03 left in the first half. That is when Princeton called their first timeout.

Marshall’s Morgan Saugstad and Callie Graff both came up with huge shots throughout the first half.

The Princeton defense had a hard time slowing them down.

Marshall did a good job of moving the ball down the floor and scoring baskets in transition.

Even through Princeton had a difficult time scoring baskets Haley Sandin, Taylor Laabs and Anna Oakes were able to make layups and jump shots.

Princeton struggled to shoot the ball throughout the first half. They couldn’t hit shots that they put up.

At halftime the score was Marshall 42, Princeton 14.

As the second half got underway Marshall continued to push the ball down the floor. They were able to come up with deep 3-point baskets and layups in the early goings of the second half.

Marshall’s Sarah Buysse and Morgan Saugstad both came up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the game. The defense had a hard time slowing them down.

Marshall’s Marah Mulso also came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the second half.

Marshall took a lot of time off the clock in the second half. They swung the ball round the 3-point line. Princeton changed up their defense.

Marshall came away with the 63-30 victory over Princeton.

The leading scorers for Marshall were Buysse with 16 points, Saugstad with 14 points and Mulso with 10 points.   

The leading scorers for Princeton were Anna Oakes with 11 points and Taylor Labbs with 10 points.

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