The Sting started out their game against Lac qui Parle Valley slow. “We dig ourselves a deep hole, battle back to within striking distance, only to fall short in the end,” said coach Randy Haakenson, adding, “We can't do that....especially against the likes of good teams like LQPV.”

Haakenson says that this sluggishness comes from a lack of confidence, something that he hopes to work on in the coming games. “Once we come out and assert our will, who we are, over our opponents rather than the other way around, our confidence level will skyrocket,” he said. “The good thing is that it's early in the year and we have plenty of time to amend this situation. The team chemistry is great and the team continues to work hard. We'll get better.”

Half Time Score: LQPV-33 YME-20

Final Score: LQPV-53 YME-41

YME Scoring: Anna McCosh-13; Kenzie Dyrdahl-12; Madi Hinz-6

YME Rebounding: Anna-13; Kenzie-10

LQPV Scoring: Chelsey Lund-25; Grace Heglund-8; Lindsey Kranz-8


The Sting again struggled to take the lead at the start of the game, but were able to exploit an ACGC timeout and and take the advantage. “The game completely turned in YME's favor when Madi put together a string of 3 point baskets,” said Coach Haakenson.

“Before the game ended, Madi had buried 10 3's.....the 2nd most in a game in Minnesota State High School League GBB history!!! Unbelievable. She was in a complete zone. Sportsmanship said that she should come out of the game with 12 minutes left in the game. We had no idea where she stood at that point.”

Throughout the game, ACGC maintained a consistently aggressive game plan. They kept pressure on the YME defense, but Haakenson said he was proud of how the Sting guards responded.

“We showed that this team is versatile and depends upon its teammates when other teams try to shut down our inside game,” said Haakenson. “The Lady Sting exploded tonight. They were a lot of fun to watch.”

Half Time Score: YME-47 ACGC-14

Final Score: YME-75 ACGC-28

YME Scoring: Madi Hinz-32; Anna McCosh-14; Kaitlyn Mortenson-12; Sam Anderson-8

YME Rebounding: Anna-13; Kenzie-9

YME Assists: Madi-5; Kaitlyn-4; Sam-4

YME Steals: Sam Anderson-7

ACGC Scoring: Holly Hoekstra-7