Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Big Game 2-27-12: Upsala Girls 82 Parkers Prairie 78 (OT)

#6A Upsala traveled to #3A Parkers Prairie last night for a big regular season contest, and it was the visiting/underdog Cardinals who picked up the win 82-78 in OT. Junior guard Aimee Pelzer scored 39 points for Upsala, including a runner with no time left to tie it up in regulation. She took the ball coast to coast in 3.2 seconds to score. The Cardinals pulled away in OT.

Along with the 39 points, Pelzer had 7 boards and 6 assists. Kimmy Mrozek added 14 points, Tracy Herzog 13 and 13 boards, and Kaitlyn Wuebkers 10 for Upsala. I have not seen individual scoring for Parkers Prairie.

Upsala, now 25-1, is the #1 seed in section 5A, Parkers Prairie, 24-2,  #1 in 6A.

Meanwhile Pine Island became the 1st top seed to fall. #4 seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa knocked off the Panthers 45-37 in OT. Laura Heneke tied it up with a 2nd chance point at the final buzzer. Ashley Hinsch had 16 points for ZM. PI was rated #6 in the state.

Player of the Day

Aimee Pelzer, Upsala

Coach of the Day

Paul Pelzer, Upsala

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