Hinckley-Finlayson at Aitkin
A slow start was coupled with a strong finish for the Aitkin Gobblers Girls Basketball team collecting their third straight win, defeating Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars 55-41 Friday night.
The Jaguars came out firing with a 10-2 advantage before Aitkin was able to pull ahead with some help from Abby Palm’s 11 points in the first half. The Gobblers eventual lead by as much as 13 points but the Jags cut the deficit down in the final seconds of the half to 26-24.
Aitkin came in the second half with a 6-1 run while also forcing foul trouble to Hinckley-Finlayson. The Gobblers were unable to capitalize at the free throw line, hitting on just 7-of-25, but still were able to pull away late with Abby Palm finishing with 20 points to lead all scorers. Reese Hartl lead the Jags with 16 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
Aitkin has now won three-in-a-row to improve to 4-2 as they hit the road to face Ogilvie on Tuesday. Hinckley-Finlayson falls to 1-6 overall with 6-consecuvtive losses with a road game against Rush City Tuesday.
Aitkin Stats (7-of-25 FT; 36 rebounds; 15 turnovers): Abby Palm 20pts, 6rebs; Ella Janzen 12pts, 10rebs; Rae Nyberg 8pts, 3rebs; Camille Parenteau 7pts, 11rebs; Ailie Kullhem 4pts, 1reb; Emma Jacobson 3pts; Jilly Cline 1pt, 5rebs
Hinckley-Finlayson Stats (7-of-15 FT; 22 rebounds; 15 rebounds): Reese Hartl 16pts, 8rebs; Makayla Ammerman 6pts, 6rebs; Corrina Tvedt 6pts; Bella Brant 5pts, 3rebs; Hannah Hartl 4pts; Anna Degerstrom 3pts, 3rebs; Brekyn Hanson 2rebs