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Girls basketball: Monte upends Redwood

Tribune photo by Tom Larson Montevideo’s Ashley Hoehne drives through the Redwood Valley defense to score a basket in the second half of a Section 3AA North game on Tuesday in Bird Island. The Thunder Hawks rallied in the final 1:39 to win 53-44.

BIRD ISLAND — A flagrant foul led to a four-point possession for Montevideo late in the game and the Thunder Hawks hit 10 straight free throws down the stretch in a 53-44 victory over Redwood Valley in the Section 3AA North Sub-Section semifinals on Tuesday.

Redwood Valley led by as many as nine points in the second half and still maintained a 42-39 edge with 1:39 left in the game when a Cardinals player was called for a flagrant foul, giving Monte two free throws and the ball out of bounds.

Morgan Reidinger hit the two foul shots and Ashley Hoehne scored a layup on the inbounds play to put Montevideo ahead 43-42.

The Thunder Hawks’ Tia Diggins hit all six of her free throws in the last 48 seconds and Hoehne also hit a pair of foul shots with 16 seconds left to ice the game.

Hoehne finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Diggins had 16 points and 11 boards.

Montevideo 53,

Redwood Valley 44

Montevideo (15-10)    19 34 — 53

Red. Valley (10-15)     21 23 — 44

MONTEVIDEO – 16-51 FG (1-6 3-pt); 20-28 FT; 41 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Chelsey Haas 2, Tori Kuhlmann 2, Jessica Janisch 2, Tia Diggins 16, Morgan Reidinger 8, Natalie Feldhake 1, Ashley Hoehne 22 … 3-point shots: Diggins 1 … Rebound leaders: Diggins 11, Hoehne 10 … Assist leaders: Haas 2 … Steal leaders: Haas 3

REDWOOD VALLEY – 15-50 FG (2-8 3-pt); 12-21 FT; 35 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Lauren Hanson 4, Alison Curry 8, Nicole Bunting 5, Tara Sandgren 10, Kayla Pohlen 5, Victoria Quast 7, Makenzie Mace 4, Janessa Read 1 … 3-point shots: Bunting 1, Sandgren 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a