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.

MENAHGA: K. Hendrickson 0 2-4 2, Pinoniemi 1 0-0 2, L. Peterson 1 0-0 3, Tormanen 8 3-7 19, M. Peterson 0 0-0 0, T. Hendrickson 2 4-6 8, Am. Lake 0 0-0 0, An. Lake 0 1-2 1, Pfeifer 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 for 58 (FG), 10 for 19 (FT).
WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY: Sea 0 1-2 1, Deegan 3 0-0 8, Benjamin 1 2-2 4, Raddatz 11 6-6 28, Oelschlager 2 0-0 4, Day 4 1-1 9. Totals: 21 for 46 (FG), 10 for 11 (FT).
Halftime: W-H-A 26, Menahga 16. Three-pointers: L. Peterson 1, Deegan 2. Team fouls: Menahga 15, W-H-A 16. Rebounds: Menahga 32 (Tormanen 15, L. P:eterson 4, T. Hendrickson 4, M. Peterson 3, Pinoniemi 3, An. Lake 1, Am. Lake 1, Pfeifer 1). Assists: Menahga 2 (Tormanen 1, L. Peterson 1). Steals: Menahga 13 (Pinoniemi 5, Tormanen 4, T. Hendrickson 2, An. Lake 1, L. Peterson 1). Blocked shots: Menahga 2 (Tormanen 1, M. Peterson 1). Turnovers: Menahga 20, W-H-A 24.