Gals face tough opponents in Russell-Tyler-Ruthton and Southwest Minnesota Christian

By: Joel Herrig

Murray County News Sports

The Murray County Central girls opened the week on Monday on the road in Tyler. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton is another team that has had its struggles this season but has played better as of late. The Rebels, on the other hand, we’re dealing with injury and illness leaving three Rebels out of action and MCC with a very young and inexperienced bench. MCC did not fare well in this game.

MCC 40, RTR 76

MCC had one of its better shooting days of the season but, one of their worst games in general. The Rebels’ biggest issue was turnovers and those turnovers led to a strong offensive Knight showing. 

MCC turned the ball over 22 times in the first half which translated to over one turnover per minute. The Knights, however, only committed six turnovers. The Rebels scored 19 points in the first half with Brynn Grapenteen leading the way with six points. The Knights, on the other hand, shot over 50 percent from the field and finished with 48 points. It actually could have been worse for the Rebels as RTR had 45 points with five minutes to play in the half.

 The Second half was only slightly better for the Rebels. MCC turned the ball over 11 times in the second half but the pace of the game had slowed a great deal due to the score. MCC forced four more turnovers from the Knights however, the Rebels wore down with the young bench only providing so much help. 

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