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  • Courtesy photo by Kris Schlaak

    Carlie Wagner, New Richland

    A new superstar took the center stage in Minnesota girls basketball on Saturday.

    Just a junior, 5-foot-10 guard Carlie Wagner exploded for 50 points and 12 rebounds to lead New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (New Richland, Minn.) to a heart-stopping 60-59 victory over previously unbeaten Braham in the Class AA state championship. game.

    It marked the first state title for NRHEG, which finished with a 32-1 record and 30-game winning streak. Braham finished with a 32-1 record.

    According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the University of Minnesota recruit broke five state tournament records: most field goal attempts in a tournament (110) and game (43), most field goals made in a tournament (48), most points in a tournament (129) and in a game (50).  She also tied the record by making 21 field goals in a single game.

     Two of the records she broke - most points in a game and tournament - belonged to her from her sophomore year. She had tied her record the previous day with 48 points in the semifinals.

    The Panthers needed every point, because their second leading scorer, Jade Schultz, went down with a knee injury in the semifinals.

    Her free throw with 6.1 seconds left provided the winning point in one of the best games in state tournament history and then - just for good measure - she stole the ball to run out the clock.

    Rebekah Dahlman, slowed by fouls in the first half, poured in 30 of her 32 points after the intermission to erase a 14-point deficit in less than eight minutes, but fouled out with 37.4 seconds left. The 5-9 senior guard completed her brilliant record-breaking Braham career with over 5,000 points.

    NRHEG coach John Schultz told the Star-Tribune, "You had two amazing athletes take it to the next level to make their teams successful."

    Dahlman said, "We were this close. If we could just stop Carlie Wagner. She's so good. I didn't want to end my senior year sitting on the bench."

    Paying back the tribute, Wagner said, "That changed the game when she left."

    Expect to see Wagner and her twin sisters, who will be freshmen, back in the finals again next year.
  • If you're a fan of Class AA girls basketball in Minnesota, you're in for a treat today because New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (New Richland, Minn.) (31-1) will take on unbeaten Braham (32-0) for the state championship.

    NRHEG extended its winning streak to 29 games with a 69-60 victory over Washburn (Minneapolis) in the semifinal round on Friday. Junior guard Carlie Wagner, a University of Minnesota recruit, carried the load with 48 points, which tied her own state tournament record. She also grabbed 13 rebounds.

    The Panthers needed every one of her points, because No. 2 scorer Jade Schultz left the game early after injuring her ankle.

    Coach John Schultz told the Owatona People's Press, "The load was on Carlie. We basically rode her offensively and no one could defend her. Our supporting cast did an excellent job setting her up offensively and being there for the dish on the drives as much as we could."

    Meanwhile, Braham eliminated defending champion Providence Academy (Plymouth) 49-39 as senior guard Rebekah Dahlman scored 25 points. Earlier in the week, Dahlman scored 40 points in the quarterfinals to extend her state career record past 5,000 points.
  • The Camp twins are promising freshman basketball players at Wilson (Portsmouth, Va.), but they have one problem - they rarely can find shoes large enough to fit them. 

    According to the Virginian Pilot,  6-foot-3 Janeen wears size 20 men's shoes, while 5-11 Janae wears size 15. Both, of course, are still growing. Their father, Reginald, is 6-8 and he wears size 16.  Reginald and Johanna have 18 children, ranging from ages seven to 37, and nine still live at home.

    NBA giants Bob Lanier and Shaquille O'Neal wore size 22 during their careers.

    As a back-up varsity player, Janeen is averaging six points, eight rebounds and four blocks. Janae averages 13 points and 10 rebounds for the JV and also does some spot duty for the varsity.

    Coach Roger Smith, who wears size 14 shoes, told the newspaper, "They're very athletic and have good footwork. With the size of their feet and with how tall they are ... it has my mind spinning."

    Oh, yes, they also have 11-year-old twin sisters who already are wearing size 13 men's shoes.

    Looking down the talent-laden road, Smith vowed, "So I'm not going nowhere anytime soon."

    *Sophomore Dara Pearson scored a career-high 43 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead Hampton (Va.) to an 87-11 rout of Denbigh (Newport News, Va.). She did not play in the fourth quarter.

    *Carlie Wagner, a high-scoring junior point guard from New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (New Richland, Minn.), has made a commitment to the University of Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She is averaging 32.7 points and holds the state tournament single-game record of 48 points. She also is the defending Class A state champion in the high jump.
  • Rebekah Dahlman became the all-time leading scorer in Minnesota girls basketball history Wednesday, but she will not finish her junior year as a state champion.

    As reported by The Star Tribune, Dahlman's career accomplishment was somewhat overshadowed by New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (New Richland, Minn.) sophomore Carlie Wagner. Wagner scored 43 points in a 75-45 victory in a Class 2A state quarterfinal, to eliminate Dahlman and defending champion Braham (Minn.).

    With 29 points (six less than her season average), Dahlman pushed her career total to 3,895 points, besting the record by seven points.

    "It's sweet to break that record, but honestly I'm probably disappointed in myself right now more than anything," Dahlman told the newspaper. "Tough game. Carlie Wagner is one of the best players I've played against for sure. She's going to go far in life."