High School Sports March 12, 2020
Waconia 52 Red Wing 45 (OT)-The Wildcats edged the Wingers in the State Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday afternoon at Maturi Pavilion on the U of M campus.
Waconia led 22-19 at the half as both teams struggled to find any consistent offense. The trend continued in the second half. Red Wing had a chance to win the game in regulation but turned the ball over with 4.4 seconds left and the game went into overtime at 37-37.
Waconia’s Addy Selzer scored nine of her game high 19 points in overtime, including a big three point basket and 6-6 in the four minute extra time frame power Waconia to the win. Waconia had no other player score more than six points.
Kyli Nelson led Red Wing with 14 points. Abi Deming had 9 points and Sydney Nelson added 8.
Shooting issues plagued both teams. Waconia was 16-57 (28.1%) while Red Wing was 14-52 (26.9%). Rebounding was somewhat of an issue for Red Wing. Waconia had a 47-39 edge on the boards including a 17-9 advantage in offensive rebounds.
The Wingers (26-3) face Alexandria (22-8) in the Class AAA consolation semi-finals at Concordia University today with the pre-game show at 3:45pm and the top-off at 4pm on Bluff Country 1250 KCUE/KCUE 99FM and on-line at www.kcueradio.com with Jack Colwell calling the game.
A Wingers win sends them on to the consolation title game at Concordia University Friday at 4pm against the Hermanton vs. Holy Angels winner. A loss ends the Wingers season.
Olinger steps down
Drew Olinger has resigned as the head coach of the Red Wing Wingers boys basketball team. Olinger is also a co-head coach of girls tennis in the fall with Doug Toivonen and will be the head coach this spring of the Wingers boys golf team.
The Wingers were just 19-90 during Olinger’s four seasons as the head boys basketball coach and were just 3-24 this season.