Abbotsford (OnFocus) – The Abbotsford girls have been gaining momentum as the basketball season winds down. In Tuesday night’s game against Northland Pines, that momentum looked like it had disappeared, as the Falcons trailed at halftime by 8. Abbotsford fought back with two huge second runs in the second half, however, and picked up a 61-47 win.
After the Eagles built the lead to 14 at 41-27, Abbotsford busted out on a 13-0 run in a five minute stretch. Freshman Sydney Falteisek’ steal and lay up with 9:40 left capped the run, and the one point lead for Northland Pines appeared to lay the foundation for a tight game the rest of the way.
Pines pushed the lead to 47-45 with five minutes remaining before it was time for Abbotsford’s second big run. The Falcons closed out the Eagles with a 15-0 run down the stretch to pull away for the 14 point win.
Key to the victory was the Falcons’ aggressive play that resulted in 37 trips to the free throw line, where they connected on 19 throws.
The Eagles struggled from the charity stripe, converting on just 2 of 20.
Bridgett Pogodzinski led Abby with 13 points. Alea Graff added 11 and Mya Ruesch scored 10.
Northland Pines was led by Nora Gremban, who had 17 points.
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