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 !!