By Brenda Erdahl
It came down to the wire, Tuesday, Feb. 21, and ended in a mere one-point loss for the Irish against Legacy Christian.
The Maple Lake girls basketball team opened the week with a road game at Legacy Christian where the Irish fell 34-33. On Thursday, Feb. 23, Maple Lake traveled to Holdingford where they were plagued by too many turnovers and a tough Husker defense to end with a 58-23 loss.
Maple Lake, 33, Legacy Christian 34
The Irish weren’t very crisp in the first half and that resulted in a seven point deficit by the break (18-11). The Irish came out stronger in the second to score the first nine points of the half and take a 20-18 lead. From there it was back and forth with neither team leading by more than three points.
“Defensively we played pretty well, but it wasn’t quite enough,” Irish Head Coach Tim Staloch said.
Gwen Geyen scored in the double digits to lead scoring for the Irish. She contributed 13 points in the close game plus eight rebounds.
Maple Lake 23, Holdingford 58
Too many Irish turnovers led to easy points for the Huskers while at the same time, the Irish struggled with their defense. On the bright side, the Irish celebrated four seniors’ last home game of their high school careers.