Amherst girls fall late in State Championship Game
By John Kemmeter
In a State Championship Game that went down to the wire, the Amherst High School girls basketball team was unable to pull ahead in the final minute, as it fell to Marshall at the Resch Center in Green Bay Saturday, March 10.
The third-ranked and second-seeded Falcons (26-2) rallied from double-digit deficits early in both halves and battled back to pull within 54-53 with 1:04 to go, but seventh-ranked and top-seeded Marshall (27-1) hit its final eight free throws to claim the WIAA Division 3 State Title with a 63-55 win.
“We just didn’t get over that hump,” said Amherst girls basketball head coach Gregg Jensen. “Whether it was a free throw or a missed shot inside, and that will happen.
“We had to work tremendously hard on the defensive end,” he said. “And they’re a very good team.”
“I told those girls going into that game, ‘we play our hearts out tonight, we leave everything on the floor,’” said senior center Heather Pearson. “And they did.”
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