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Girls Basketball: Tulenchik reaches 1,000-point milestone

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Ramsey Tulenchik
PR-B's Ramsey Tulenchik lines up for a free throw in the Tigers' loss to Cass Lake-Bena on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent

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.

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"I am incredibly proud of Ramsey, and feel blessed to be able to coach her.”
Tucker Sheley, PR-B Head Coach

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.

Caden Borman
PR-B's Caden Borman drives the baseline in a loss to Cass Lake-Bena on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent

Cass Lake-Bena 29 38 — 67

Pine River-Backus 32 21 — 53

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Cate Travis 4, Caden Borman 3, Ramsey Tulenchik 31, Claire Dahl 1, Emily Hanneken 8, Hannah Barchus 6. FT 12-19 (63%).

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