The search went no additional than her circle of relatives.
Jessica Remer, the coach’s daughter, almost had a triple double Thursday as Sacred Coronary heart beat visiting Pink Lake Falls sixty one-fifty one in a matchup of two of the highest highschool groups in Minnesota West Subsection 8A.
Remer, a junior, had a profession-excessive 26 factors, in addition to 9 rebounds, eight assists and 6 steals.
“Jess sees herself as extra of a defensive stopper,” Joann Remer stated. “However with Ivy out, we would have liked her to attain extra.
“They (factors, boards, assists, steals) have been all useful. She had an all-round good recreation, not solely scoring however making issues occur for the opposite women together with her steals and passes.”
Sacred Coronary heart additionally acquired a robust recreation from Katelyn Rudolph, not simply due to her 12 factors, but in addition the senior’s defensive presence. The 6-foot-2 Rudolph had a number of blocked photographs.
“We have by no means been an enormous shot-blocking group,” Joann Remer stated. “With Katelyn’s peak, I feel she modified some photographs.”
The most important block got here after Pink Lake Falls moved to inside forty eight-forty one with lower than seven minutes remaining on an Emma Duden trey. However RLF’s bid to slender the deficit to 5 was reduce brief when Rudolph blocked a shot, a possession that arrange a Maddi Mitzel basket. That began a 7-zero run to place Sacred Coronary heart forward fifty five-forty one—its largest lead of the sport—with four:31 remaining.
“Then we might breathe somewhat once more,” stated Joann Remer, whose workforce improved to 9-four.
Pink Lake Falls did reduce the deficit to seven once more, however that got here with just one:forty five remaining.
Pink Lake Falls performed catch-up your complete second half. Sacred Coronary heart closed the primary half on a 6-zero run to take a 32-28 lead, then opened the second half with eight unanswered factors.
Due to Sacred Coronary heart’s peak benefit, “we weren’t getting offensive rebounds,” RLF coach Brian Remick stated. “Should you’re not doing that, it’s a must to push the ball. We did not do this. If we’re not operating, that performs proper into their arms defensively.
“They labored more durable than we did.”
Jozi Halvorson’s 12 factors led RLF. Megan Lacrosse, the group’s tallest participant at 5-9, and Madison Derosier added 10 every as Pink Lake Falls dropped to 10-three.