No. 1 Roseau Tops NRHEG at State Girls Basketball Tournament 82-64
Unbeaten Roseau went on a 21-2 run late in the first half on their way to an 82-64 Class AA girls basketball victory over NRHEG Wednesday at the state tournament at Mariucci Arena.
NRHEG went back-and-forth with the top seeded team early. The game saw nine lead changes in the opening minutes, according to the Minnesota State High School League game recap. The Panthers fought their way to a 25-20 lead with about seven minutes left in the first half, when the Rams went on the game-changing run. Roseau went to the locker room with a 43-34 halftime lead. The Rams, with their pressing defense, forced 19 fist-half turnovers and 34 for the game. The Rams outscored NRHEG 45-10 on points off turnovers for the game.
Roseau extended their lead to 28 in the second half. Although NRHEG clawed their way to within 74-59 late in the second half, they never really threatened the highest-scoring AA team in the state. The three Borowicz sisters for the Rams combined for 58 points. Kiley Borowicz turned in an amazing stat line with 28 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals for a quadruple double.
NRHEG was led by Betsy Schoenrock's 20 points and 16 rebounds. Marnie Wagner contributed 16 and Maddie Wagner scored 10. The Panthers (25-6) will play in the consolation semifinals at 6PM Thursday at Concordia University in St. Paul on Kat Kountry 105FM. Roseau (30-0) moves to Friday's championship semifinals at Williams Arena.