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Women’s basketball: strong second half beats Menahga ahead of Sebeka

SEBEKA – After a competitive first half, the Menahga women’s basketball team took control after the break to defeat Sebeka 68-33 in a Park Region Conference game on Friday January 7.

Three points from Maryn Pinoniemi and Lela Peterson, two lay-ups from Janie Tormanen, one lay-up and jumper from Janelle Hendrickson, and one lay-up on a steal from Peterson gave Menahga a 25-18 advantage in half-time.

The Braves led 25-20 before going 24-2 to take the lead. Pinoniemi’s six baskets, including two flying layups, along with a pair of 3-pointers and a flying layup from Peterson, made it 49-22. Two layups from Erica Tormanen, a pair of 3-points from Joie Koll, a 3-pointer from Addie Pinoniemi and off-flight lay-ups from Maryn Pinoniemi and Peterson crowned the victory.

the 17 points and five interceptions of Maryn Pinoniemi; Peterson’s 14 points, seven steals and five assists; and six rebounds each by Janie Tormanen and Amanda Lake helped Menahga go 5-0 in the conference and 9-1 overall.

Sebeka fell to 1-4 against the Park Region teams and 1-7 in aggregate.

MENAHGA: M. Pinoniemi 8 0-0 17, Peterson 5 2-2 14, Lake 1 2-6 5, J. Tormanen 4 1-2 9, Pfeifer 1 2-2 4, Hendrickson 2 0-2 4, E. Tormanen 2 1-3 5, A. Pinoniemi 1 0-0 3, Aho 0 0-0 0, N. Pinoniemi 0 0-0 0, Koll 2 1-2 7. Totals: 26 for 59 (FG), 9 for 19 (FT).
Half: Menahga 25, Sebeka 18. Three points: M. Pinoniemi 1, Peterson 2, A. Pinoniemi 1, Lake 1, Koll 2. Team fouls: Menahga 17, Sebeka 16. Rebounds: Menahga 28 (T. Tormanen 6, Lac 6, E. Tormanen 4, Hendrickson 4, Koll 2, A. Pinoniemi 2, Pfeifer 2, Peterson 1, M. Pinoniemi 1). Assists: Menahga 16 (Peterson 5, Lake 2, Hendrickson 2, Pfeifer 2, J. Tormanen 2, N. Pinoniemi 1, E. Tormanen 1, M. Pinoniemi 1). Vole: Menahga 20 (Peterson 7, M. Pinoniem 5, J. Tormanen 2, Lake 2, Koll 2, A. Pinoniemi 1, Hendrickson 1). Shots blocked: Menahga 1 (J. Tormanen). Turnover: Menahga 15, Sebeka 33.