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Girls Basketball wraps season at sections

posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:39 AM by Andrew Tichy
By: Riley Swenson

The Moorhead girls basketball team had high hopes for the 2018-19 season. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out how they had hoped. That’s not to say it was a terrible season though. They were 13-14 and earned the number 4 seed in the section playoffs which meant a home game. The Spuds played well in that game, tying it on a late 3-pointer from sophomore Sam Zimmerman. But after a timeout, Buffalo would drive to the hoop and make a layup as time expired. “I was sad but mostly frustrated and mad because I know we could’ve played better,” said junior guard Rylie Polomny.

“Heartbreaking, it’s tough working so hard all game and being so close, but losing at the very last second,” said junior guard Megan Haugo. The good thing for the Spuds is they have a lot returning next season after only graduating two seniors, and that game can be a learning experience.

“It should motivate us to want to work harder and to have the mindset to prove people wrong,” said Polomny.

“I never want to have that feeling again, so I will work as hard as I can to not have that happen again,” said Haugo.

The Spuds will have all offseason to work and bounce back from that loss. They have very high hopes for the season again next year as they have many key contributors coming back, including all 5 starters. With plenty of leadership coming back, they know what they need to fix, and how to fix it.

“I’m looking forward to coming together as a team and playing together,” said Polomny.

“A fresh start for our team. Hopefully we can start strong and keep building from there,” said Haugo.

A fresh start is exactly what they will get next year. But until then, they will have to live with tough end to their season.