Big second half lead TCU past Sibley East

By: 
Jay Schneider, lrlife@frontiernet.net

Tri-City United player Alexis Marcussen goes up for the last basket of the game Tuesday, December 20, against Sibley East players Olivia Halquist (#12) and Kate Ameson (#22), making the score 51-36 for the win. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The TCU girls basketball team trailed Sibley East by one point at halftime of their Dec. 20 Minnesota River Conference (MRC) game.

The Titans put together a great second half, outscoring the Wolverines by 16 in the second half to pick up a 51-36 win. It was their second MRC win and moved them into fourth place in the conference.

“I felt that by only being down by one at the half we were in good shape if we could do a better job of getting everyone more involved offensively,” head coach Don Marcussen said. “In the second half we did a better job taking care of the basketball and we also got to the free throw line 20 times. We only made 11 of them but these were big points for us.”

Balanced scoring, with nine players putting the ball into the basket, helped the team improve to 3-4 overall.

Sophomore Lexi Marcussen scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds. Sophomores Ava Flintrop and Audrey Vosejpka added...

To see more on this story pick up the December 29, 2022 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 

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