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8th Grade Red take 2nd Place at State!!!!

By Joe Cole, 03/06/17, 7:45AM CST


Our 8th grade team red team represented the association and pony pride well this weekend with a 2nd place finish in the B2 bracket.  The team lost the final 42-38 at Bloomington Jefferson big gym against number 1 seed Owatanna.  All girls played hard and contributed at least 2 pts and several rebounds and teammate assists. Allison Cole lead way with 18 pts.

Ponies started with 43-27 win against St. Cloud.  Ponies then beat Hermantown 33-32 after Allison made game winning free throws with 4 seconds left . This was the one of the team highlights of the season !  The ponies then beat Holy Angels 35-33 after being down by 7 with 7 minutes left. 

Allison Cole lead all scorers by averaging just over 13 pts.  for the weekend. Annika Cole  , Ty Smith and Alaina Riemenschneider averaged around 6 pts per game. Defensively Elayra Dizon , Brooke Laska and Alexa Nelson shined..

The girls were avid learners and gifted athletes .  The team included Ty smith , Brooke Laska , Elarya Dizon , Alexa Nelson , Annika and Allison cole , and scrappy Riemenschneider . 

The coaches will miss working with all the girls .  Head coach Cole will especially miss working with his 2 twiners after 8 years of coaching them.  Good luck to all the future pony ballers and hope each girl continues to play basketball next year !!
Go ponies !!