Girls Basketball: Dominant first half lifts Flyers over Rocori

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Led by senior Mariah Burns’ game-high 16 points, the Little Falls girls basketball team took down Rocori 60-52, Thursday.

Seniors Jessica Hanowski, Makyala Jorgensen and Whitney Weisz and junior Jamie Jenks each added eight points.

Weisz grabbed 15 rebounds, with Hanowski and Jenks adding six apiece.

Senior Annie Ploof scored five points and distributed three assists, senior Jennifer Hortness scored four points and sophomore Jennifer Ronning added three.

The Flyers started the game strong, scoring 41 points in the first half to take a 13-point lead into halftime.

“Our first 18 minutes of basketball was the best we have played in three weeks,” head coach Deb Yliniemi-Ahlin said. “The girls were looking for the open shot and taking good looks at the basket.”

Little Falls hosts Foley, Tuesday.


Little Falls 60, Rocori 52

Rocori        28 24 – 52
Little Falls  41 19 – 60

Little Falls—Mariah Burns, 16 (5 rebounds); Jessica Hanowski, 8 (6 rebounds); Jamie Jenks, 8 (6 rebounds); Makayla Jorgensen, 8; Whitney Weisz, 8 (15 rebounds); Annie Ploof, 5 (3 assists); Jennifer Hortness, 4 (5 rebounds); Jennifer Ronning, 3.