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Girls Basketball: Larson’s free throws propel ACGC to Redwood Valley tourney championship game

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Girls Basketball: Larson’s free throws propel ACGC to Redwood Valley tourney championship game
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

REDWOOD FALLS — Sydney Larson hit two free throws with 4.8 seconds left to give ACGC a 46-45 victory over Sibley East on Thursday in a semifinals game of the Redwood Valley tournament in Redwood Falls.

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After Larson hit the foul shots, Sibley East was unable to get off a final shot before the buzzer.

Larson led the Falcons with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 steals.

Katie Moore scored 13 points and Erica Melby had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals for ACGC, which improved to 4-5 overall.

Courtney Schwirtz had 12 points to lead Sibley East.

Sibley East (1-7).................23 22 — 45

ACGC (4-5).........................22 24 — 46

SIBLEY EAST – 16 FG (4 3-pt); 9-17 FT; NA rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Courtney Schwirtz 12, Jessica Garza 4, Alyssa Weber 7, Megan Eckberg 5, Jordan Thomes 8, Autumn Dose 1, McKenzie Sommers 8 … 3-point shots: Schwirtz 4

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY – 18-46 FG (1-8 3-pt); 9-17 FT; 31 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Erica Melbie 11, Sydney Larson 22, Katie Moore 13 … 3-point shots: Melbie 1 … Rebound leaders: Larson 9, Moore 9, Melbie 5 … Assist leaders: Larson 2, Melbie 2 … Steal leaders: Larson 6, Melbie 4

Non-conference

Lac qui Parle Valley 45, Ortonville 44

The Eagles gained their first win surviving a rally by Ortonville, which was 12 points behind with 10:35 left in the second haff.

The Trojans went ahead on a 3-pointer by Morgan Messmer (15 points) with 1:40 left, 41-39.

Tied 42-all, Alaysia Freetly made 1 of 2 at the line to put the LQPV up 43-42.

Brenna Giese’s 10-foot jumper at 14 seconds put Ortonville back in front 44-43 with 14 seconds showing.

The Eagles ran a set play getting the ball to Freetly.  She unleashed 12-foot jump shot a split second in front of the horn. The ball fell through to catapult the Eagles to a thrilling 45-44 victory before the home crowd.

Freetly finished with 22 points.

The Eagles will play Clinton-Graceville-Bearsley at 2:30 p.m. at the high school.

Ortonville (2-5)....................19 25 — 44

Lac qui Parle Valley (1-8)....24 21 — 45

ORTONVILLE – 15-51 FG (5-9 3-pt); 9-19 FT; 25 rebounds; 22 fouls … Scoring: Brenna Giese 5, Jenae Schneider 8, Amanda Goergen 11, Michaela Radermacher 2, MacKenzie Gustafson 3, Morgan Messmer 15 … 3-point shots: Goergen 3, Schneider 1, Messmer 1

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 18-45 FG (0-2 3-pt); 9-21 FT; 27 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Lexie Larson 2, Kaitlin Connor 2, Makenzie Clark 7, Alaysia Freetly 22, Jordan Halvorson 12 … Rebound leaders: Halvorson 7, Freetly 6 … Assist leaders: Clark 8 … Steal leaders: Halvorson 3

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