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Freeman Lady Falcons Varsity and Jr. Varsity Finish the Basketball Season

    The Freeman Lady Falcons finished the 2009-2010 basketball season with a tough loss against the Lewiston Tigers in sub-district action Tuesday, February 16th. The Falcons and Tigers battled in a tough first half as the Tigers took and early 12-10 first quarter lead. Strong defensive effort from the Falcons only allowed 5 points as they took a 21-17 lead into half-time. In the third quarter, the Lady Falcons were able to build a ten point lead but were only able to hold a one point lead at the end of the third quarter. In the final quarter, the Lady Tigers were able to hit 9 free-throws to pull away and earn a 47-43 win.

    Freeman was paced by Shelby Mason with 17 points and Kylie Trobee with 13 points. Savannah Banks added six points, Anna Dorn added 3 points, Amanda Andrews had 2 points and Amber Mason finished with 2 points. Amber Mason led the team with 6 rebounds, Amanda Andrews and Savannah Banks each led the team with 3 assists, and Kylie Trobee, Savannah Banks, and Amanda Andrews all came away with 2 steals each.“Both teams competed extremely hard throughout the game,” said Coach Travis Andreasen, “However, Lewiston was make more plays down the stretch and able to convert them into points that erased a ten point lead.” 

    Even though the loss was tough to swallow Coach Andreasen added, “We are extremely proud of how this team carried themselves this season and never gave up. They showed up every day at practice ready to work and improved each day from the start of the season. Seniors Amanda Tosko, Aubrey Banks, Natalie Lenners, Sara Marker, and Shelby Mason will be missed as we head into next season as they all played a big part of the team’s accomplishments this year.”

The Lady Falcons finished the season with an 8-14 record.

The Lady Falcons Junior Varsity Team finished their season with a second place trophy at the Lewiston Invited on February 11th. The Falcons started their day by competing against HTRS in an overtime battle that ended with Mallory Dorn hitting a free-throw with only seconds left in the over-time. The Falcons won 32-31 on the free-throw despite missing shots earlier in the overtime and at the end of regulation to put the game away. Leading the Falcons in scoring was Mallory Dorn with 12, Morgan Lenners with 8, and Nichelle Meyer with 6.
“Not only were we able to win the game, we were also able to learn end-of-game situations,” said Coach Travis Andreasen. “The girls competed very hard and were able to match HTRS in the game by limiting turnovers and making enough plays to find a way to win,” he added.

    The Falcons next opponent was the Pawnee City Lady Indians in the match for first place. The Falcons were outscored in the first two quarters and found themselves down 8-11 at the half. In the third quarter, both teams continued to play strong defense as Freeman was able to outscore Pawnee City 2-1. With the score close, the Lady Falcons were not able to make enough buckets to pull off the victory and lost 21-16.Leading the team in points for the championship game was Katlyn Beu with 6 points as Morgan Lenners chipped in with 4.

    “We are really proud of how the girls played throughout the year. Even with our inexperience, the girls were able to keep positive attitudes and improve their knowledge and awareness of the game of basketball. This will definitely help us as we move into next season and the junior varsity players compete for playing at the varsity level,” said Coach Andreasen. The junior varsity team finished with a 6-13 record.

    The coaches added, “We would like to thank all the players for making this year special and fun even though it didn’t finish the way we wanted. It is extremely difficult to see the season come to an end and the 2009-2010 group will be missed. We would also like to thank the parents for the support and helping get your children to and from games and letting us take up their evenings, the school staff for keeping student in student-athlete, and the patrons for all the support shown to the team throughout the year.”

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