by Eric Oslund
The Spectrum Sting girls basketball team opened their season at home with a 55-15 win over Brooklyn Center on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
They were led by Tara Gleason, Brittani Robbins and Ellen Voiss, each scoring eight points. Lorna Bechtel, Kirstin Robbins and Erin Bozich each added on six points of their own. In total, the Sting had contributions from 11 different scorers. They also saw some youth on the team step up in a big way as eighth grader Morgan Novotny and ninth grader Kirstin Robbins teamed together for seven steals.
Lorna Bechtel also teamed up with her sister Chloe under the basket, as the two combined for 15 rebounds.
“It was a typical first game of the season,” head coach Cory Hund began. “We were nervous, excited, and trying to do everything at once, so it turned a little sloppy. Overall, we did many good things and had good energy. The only way we are going to take the next step is to play tough opponents, including conference teams and others such as Milaca, Maple Lake, Mora and Litchfield.
The Sting will get their first real test of the season Thursday, Dec. 1, as they head on the road to take on Milaca.