It was a good battle between the now 17-9 Panthers and 12-15 Buccaneers in New Richland on Tuesday night. But WEM's shooting went cold in the second half and NRHEG advanced in the 2AA Section tournament by winning 58-48.

It was a six point game at the half 34-28 in favor of the Panthers. I felt bad for senior Maddy Meskan who was a little emotional when she came out late in the game. I know she really wanted to go farther in her senior year.

W-E-M Scoring:

Bartelt 21, Richards 10, Meskan 7, Pittman 6, Paulson 4

NRHEG:

Schoenrock 22, Harden 10, Stork 8, Christopherson 7, Muri, Schultz and Anderson 3 each, Goette 2.

NRHEG will face Blue Earth Area 7:45 p.m. Friday at Mankato East High School.