Big Night for Bombers! Girls Advance to Finals, Boys Win Section Title
TGIF! in Braham.
The city of 1,300 is celebrating in a big way, Friday, after a pair of epic basketball wins.
The night started with the boys team winning the 7AA section championship beating Rush City 73-62 in Duluth. It’s the second time the Bombers have beaten the Tigers this season. Braham moves on to play on Wednesday at Williams Arena against Sibley East who downed Foley 76-57.
The Bombers’ boys have won the section title for six of the past seven seasons, which included three state titles. The girls team has never won a state championship, but they’re just a game away after beating Pipestone Area 51-47 at the Target Center.
Becca Dahlman led the Bombers with 17 points, but Liz Anderson was the hero. She scored 11 points, including 8-11 free throws, six of which came in the second half down the stretch.
“She was so clutch tonight,” said Hannah Dahlman of Anderson. “We have been waiting all season for her to step up, and she did that today.”
Braham will face Minnehaha Academy on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Target Center. Hear the game on 100.9 WCMP-FM.
“One more game and we got it,” said Junior Katie Nickles.
The Bombers woke from a first half slumber that put them down 28-25 at halftime. In the second half, they forced 13 of the Arrows 21 turnovers. Braham converted those Pipestone miscues into 19 points.
“These kids are not going to back down,” said coach Tim Malone. “They have a lot of confidence right now, and lots of guts.”
The win is Braham’s 15th in a row. They will sleep in the Twin Cities and head back to the Target Center in the morning. Staying in the cities is one thing, sleeping is another.
“It’s the most incredible feeling,” said Dahlman. “I can not wait until tomorrow. I’m not going to be able to sleep.”