A 71-43 Friday night win over Minneapolis Washburn was duplicated by a 71-42 Saturday morning victory over Richfield to complete a weekend road trip to the Twin Cities area for the Thief River Falls girls high school basketball team.
Enjoying a 13-game winning streak, the Prowlers have pushed their record to 14-1.
Thief River Falls took a 43-29 lead into halftime against Washburn, then doubled the Millers 28-14 over the final 18 minutes.
Kylea Praska scored 23 points, Meleah Biermaier 17 and Jenna Tadych 16 to lead the Prowlers’ offense. Jazinae Patterson had a 17-point game for the host team.
Thief River Falls shot 47 percent from the field (28/59)) while Washburn struggled with a 35 percent figure (18/51). It was a quiet night at the free throw line, where the Prowlers were 4-for-6 and the Millers went 3-for-4.
Tadych completed a double-double with 11 rebounds as the Prowlers dominated the boards 43-14. The winners also topped the turnover numbers, 15-12.
An early wake-up call for the next-day match-up with Richfield did not bother the Prowlers, who jumped out to a 38-12 halftime lead.
Biermaier had a 23-point game, while Praska netted 19. Tadych had another double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. That trio was joined in the double-digit scoring column by Kelsey Kainz with 10 points.
Alexis Cochran-Starr and Tenzin Tsega led the Spartans with 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Like the final score, the second-day statistics mirrored the Friday figures. Thief River Falls was 30-for-62 from the field (48 percent) and 4-for-7 at the free throw line. Richfield went 17-for-48 from the floor (35 percent) and 3-for-6 at the line.
The Prowlers out-rebounded the Spartans 36-23. Richfield had more turnovers, 16-11.
Thief River Falls will be at home Thursday against Detroit Lakes.
TRF vs. Minneapolis Washburn
1 2 T
Thief River Falls 43 28 71
Minneapolis Washburn 29 14 43
TRF – Allison Okeson 2, Jordan Casteel 2, Kylea Praska 23, Kelsey Kainz 9, Meleah Biermaier 17, Jenna Tadych 16, Leah Kainz 2.
MW – Kaitlyn Villars 3, Jazinae Patterson 17, Ariyon Kelly 8, Shai Ayne Wesley 6, Elena Bagne 7, Claire Hillmer 2.
TRF vs. Richfield
1 2 T
Thief River Falls 38 33 71
Richfield 12 30 42
TRF – Allison Okeson 2, Kylea Praska 19, Kelsey Kainz 10, Meleah Biermaier 23, Jenna Tadych 14, Bailey Greene 3.
Richfield – Breanna Wendland 7, Olivia House 2, La’dasha Brown 3, Alexis Cochran-Starr 16, Tenzin Tsega 12, Brianna O’Donell 2.