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Skersicks key Flyers' 65-49 win

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Katie Skersick went on a pair of personal 9-0 runs in the second half to spark Bagley to a 65-49 win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Thursday night at the Area High School gym.

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Skersick hit four straight jumpers inside to turn a 29-29 tie into a 38-29 lead with 12:40 to play. The senior center then hit four more inside jumpers to turn a 49-47 lead into a 57-47 cushion with 1:45 to play.

Park Rapids held the lead for most of the first half before settling for a 25-25 tie at the intermission.

A 3-pointer by Hannah Wolff, a layup by Alyssa Carlson and a layup by Wolff gave the Panthers a quick 7-1 lead with 16:23 to play in the first half.

A layup and two free throws by Olivia Vaadeland kept Park Rapids in front 11-5 at the 13:40 mark before a jumper by Skersick helped Bagley tie the game at 11-11.

A layup and two free throws by Hailey Lundin, a 3-pointer by Carlson, a jumper by Sophie Shogren, another 3-pointer by Carlson and a jumper by Wolff gave Park Rapids a 25-23 lead before a jumper by Kari Skersick tied the game at the break.

A layup by Wolff and two free throws by Lundin kept the game tied at 29-29 at the 15:58 mark before Katie Skersick went on her first 9-0 run.

A jumper and layup off a steal by Wolff, a basket off a rebound by Vaadeland, a basket off a rebound by Lundin, a jumper by Wolff and a basket off a rebound by Shogren rallied the Panthers to within 42-41 with 8:51 to play.

Jumpers by Lundin, Lydia Lutz and Wolff kept the Panthers within 48-47 with 6:47 to go before Katie Skersick's second 9-0 run led Bagley's game-ending 17-2 run.

BAGLEY: Serbus 1 0-0 2, Schwegman 3 0-0 6, Kari Skersick 5 10-11 20, Hood 2 1-2 5, Katie Skersick 13 2-5 28, Cloose 1 0-2 2, LaDuke 1 0-1 2. Totals: 26 for 53 (FG), 13 for 21 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Wolff 9 0-0 19, Lundin 3 4-4 10, Shogren 2 0-0 4, Carlson 3 0-0 8, Vaadeland 2 2-2 6, Lutz 1 0-0 2, Domino 0 0-0 0, Haas 0 0-0 0, Grimes 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 for 70 (FG), 6 for 6 (FT).

Halftime: Park Rapids 25, Bagley 25. Three-point field goals: Wolff 1, Carlson 2. Total fouls: Bagley 12, Park Rapids 17. Fouled out: Vaadeland. Rebounds: Park Rapids 34 (Wolff 12, Lundin 9, Vaadeland 5, Haas 3, Shogren 3, Lutz 1, Domino 1). Assists: Park Rapids 7 (Wolff 2, Vaadeland 2, Lundin 1, Shogren 1, Lutz 1). Steals: Park Rapids 10 (Wolff 3, Shogren 3, Vaadeland 2, Lundin 1, Carlson 1). Turnovers: Bagley 20, Park Rapids 21.

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