March 4, 2024

Grant County Herald

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Warrior girls basketball dominates Tri-State by 46

Photos by Jennifer Pederson Claire Rinke finds some space for the Warriors to get in for a layup in their game against Tri-State in Wheaton Dec. 28.

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Sam Peterson
Grant County Herald

The Wheaton/Herman-Norcross girls basketball team had just one game last week and it was a home matchup against Tri-State on Dec. 28. The Warriors had one of their best performances of the season, destroying Tri-State 82-36. 

The Warriors spread the ball around and found some really efficient offense against Tri-State, especially in the first half of play. W/H-N jumped all over Tri-State in the first 18 minutes, taking a 53-19 lead into the locker room for halftime.

With the game all but decided, the Warriors still nearly found a way to double-up Tri-State in the second half. While it was nothing like the first 18 minutes, the Warriors still outscored Tri-State 29-15 to sprint away with the 46-point win to improve to 4-5 on the season.

W/H-N was red hot from the floor, finishing the game shooting 54.4 percent from the field and a blistering 46.2 percent from three-point range. 

The Warriors finished the game with four players in double figures and six players scoring at least eight points. Julia Schmidt led a balanced attack with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jordyn Perry had a big double-double with 14 points and led the team with 19 rebounds and four assists. Braylen Schmidt tallied 14 points and three rebounds. Carlie Schultz added 10 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Claire Rinke and Addison Blume each scored eight points for the Warriors. Rinke added 12 rebounds and Blume had four rebounds, three assists and three steals. 

The girls were back on the floor Jan. 2 when they welcomed Ortonville to Wheaton to cap off a four-game homestand. The Warriors’ next game is set for Friday, January 5 when they will go back on the road to play the Battle Lake Battlers.

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