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    The 2018-19 girls basketball team is pictured after accepting the fourth-place plaque. Pictured are: Back row from left - head coach Curtis Sage; statisticians Rachel Petts and Paige Auch; Erin Uecker, Journey Mehlhaf, Emmarie Edwards, Mesa Mehlhaf, Emily Miller, Taylor Fransen, Isabel Sayler, Seye Sall; statisticians Kaylee Auch and Tayaih Miller; assistant coach Curtis Sage; Front row from left - student managers Ella Waltner and Lindsey Maske; Cara Maske, Rijjy Peterson, Hannah Eberts, Josie Fuhrmann, Dayna Roth, Jaimie Glanzer, Kailey Jacobsen, Kate Miller; and student managers, Justice Mehlhaf and Peyton McCune. PHOTO BY JEREMY WALTNER

The best girls basketball season in school history came to a bittersweet end in the Huron Arena Saturday night, March 9, as the Freeman High School girls lost to Corsica-Stickney 45-55 in the State B Basketball Tournament third-place game.

The Flyers' fourth-place finish is the best ever for a girls basketball team; they were sixth in 2010 and seventh in 2009.

Freeman, the tournament's fifth seed, finishes 20-6. The No. 3 Jaguars finish 23-3.

Saturday's game was nip-and-tuck early, with three ties and two lead changes in the first half. Corsica-Stickney led 25-23 at the break, but took control in the third quarter by outscoring the Flyers 17-8. That was the difference in the game; the teams were even at 13 points apiece in the final frame.

Freeman finished the game 16-for-47 from the field and was just 6-24 from three-point range. Hannah Eberts was the only scorer for the Flyers in double figures with 17 points. Emily Miller had nine. Watch complete tournament coverage in the March 14 edition of the Courier.