A poor shooting night cost the Menahga girls basketball team in a 54-35 loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Walker on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The Braves shot only 20.7% from the field, making only 1 of 22 3-point attempts.
Emma Deegan hit a pair of 3-pointers and Brianna Raddatz had three layups as W-H-A jumped out to an 18-5 lead. A three-point play by Janie Tormanen, a 3-pointer by Lela Peterson, and a pair of inside baskets by Tara Hendrickson helped the Braves cut the gap to 26-16 at the half.
Layups by Maryn Pinoniemi and Hendrickson and a pair of layups by Tormanen kept Menahga within 36-26 before two layups by Raddatz and a layup and three-point play by Justine Day extended the Wolves’ advantage to 45-28. After a layup by Hendrickson made it 45-31, a pair of layups by Raddatz helped seal the win.
Tormanen had a double-double for the Braves with 19 points and 15 rebounds to go along with four steals. Pinoniemi had five steals as Menahga fell to 1-1 on the season.
Raddatz finished with 28 points and Megan Benjamin added 15 rebounds and six assists for the Wolves.