Girls Basketball: Tulenchik reaches 1,000-point milestone
Pine River-Backus’ Ramsey Tulenchik scored 31 points, including reaching the 1,000-career point milestone, in the Tigers’ 65-53 loss to Cass Lake-Bena in Northwoods Conference girls’ basketball action Friday, Jan. 7.
Tulenchik, a junior center, became the 12th PR-B girl to reach 1,000 points. She reached the milestone at the 12:55 mark in the first half on a free throw to complete a 3-point play.
“We stopped the game to present Ramsey the game ball,” PR-B coach Tucker Sheley said. “She ran into the stands to embrace her parents, and then returned to the court for a group hug with the rest of her teammates.”
Tulenchik, who has been on varsity since ninth grade, is a “special player with an incredible drive to improve,” according to Sheley.
“She has put in an enormous amount of time to put herself in position to reach the 1,000-point mark,” the coach explained. “Ramsey has also played with spectacular teammates over the past three years, who have contributed to this milestone.
"I am incredibly proud of Ramsey, and feel blessed to be able to coach her.”
PR-B assumed a three-point lead at the half, but were outscored 38-21 in the second half. Emily Hanneken added eight points for the Tigers, who are 3-2 in the conference and 6-5 overall.
The Tigers, who were scheduled to face Pillager Tuesday, Jan. 11, travel to Red Lake Thursday, Jan. 13.
Cass Lake-Bena 29 38 — 67
Pine River-Backus 32 21 — 53
Cate Travis 4, Caden Borman 3, Ramsey Tulenchik 31, Claire Dahl 1, Emily Hanneken 8, Hannah Barchus 6. FT 12-19 (63%).