Patriots march in Park River
Aggies out of step
The Park River-Fordville-Lankin Aggies brought a heart of gold to the court Tuesday night in the battle against cancer. They held an emotional ceremony as members of the team gave roses to special community members that have been touched by the disease, the Aggies needed their own boosting of moral in the 3-0 loss to the May-Port CG Patriots.
The Aggies fell behind early in game one and soon found themselves trailing by 10 points at 16-6 and never could right the ship. Two runs of six and five points respectively by the Patriots killed any chance of battling back and the Aggies lost game one by a score of 25-14.
PR-F-L jumped out to a 2-0 lead in game two only to relinquish that lead for the remainder of the game. The Aggies fell behind by as much as six points at the 21-15 mark and briefly showed signs of recovery closing the score to three but eventually losing the game 25-21 to go down 2-0.
Game three was reminiscent of game one in that the Aggies found themselves down 13-7 early and never found a rhythm to turn things around. On the contrary, the Patriots looked confident and aggressive in keeping the Aggies off balance throughout the night. PR-F-L cut the lead to two at 15-13 but a seven-point run with Alicia Gibson serving for the Patriots deflated the Aggies’ remaining spirit. The Patriots went on to defeat the Aggies 25-17 and took the match 3-0.
“We have to look beyond they way we played tonight and prepare for districts next week,” said Aggies’ coach Sherry Currie. “We have some work to do this week,” she added.
Stacy Hanson, head coach of the Patriots was pleased with the way her team came out after a five-game match the night before against Griggs County Central in which they lost 3-2.
“Our passing was much better tonight which made it easier to get into the rhythm of our offense,” she said.
The Aggies finish their regular season on Thursday against Griggs County Central in Fordville and the Patriots close out at Minto on Thursday.