Girls State Tournament: Bombers Fall, Dahlman Breaks Girls Career Points Record
On Wednesday night, the Braham Bombers girls basketball team’s quest to repeat as State Champions came to an end. The girls were able to get past the Esko Eskimos in a thrilling double overtime win last Thursday night in the Section 7 2A Final, but tonight New Richland H-E-G was just too much. The New Richland H-E-G Panthers are the only undefeated girls team in Class 2A, with a 31-0 record. The Bombers lost 75-45.
Braham’s Rebekah Dahlman keeps adding more accolades and more records to her already impressive resume. Dahlman is now the all-time career points leader in Minnesota girls basketball history with 3895 points, she scored 29 points in the game. Dahlman has recently been announced as the Pioneer Press girls basketball player of the year. Last Thursday night she hit a crucial 3-pointer to tie up the Esko game in the first overtime, and on that shot, Dahlman also set the girls state record for most points in a season. This is the Bombers fourth straight trip to the State Tournament.
The No. 2-ranked Panthers of New Richland-H-E-G are making their second appearance but first since 2004. They are actually ranked #2 in the state coming in, one spot better than the Bombers. Panthers sophomore Carlie Wagner leads the team with 28.1 points per game and is already the school’s all-time leading scorer. Wagner took over the game scoring 43 points. Senior Anna Schlaak is the school’s all-time leader in rebounds and averages 10.0 per game. Schlaak will play volleyball for Concordia University in St. Paul next year.
Join Dan Hinrichs and Jesse Logan for the replay of Wednesday’s game from Target Center. Braham vs New Richland H-E-G!