The Regis Ramblers found themselves in a considerable hole this past Saturday evening as the game opened with a 22-0 run for Colby. The Associated Press CO-#1 division 4 team in the state in Colby seemed to have it’s way with the Ramblers in the first half building as much as a 25 point margin. The Ramblers were able to cut into the margin and had it within 8 before Colby finished the half on another run to give themselves a 22 point half time lead.
The Ramblers did not quit though as the second half showed the heart and resilience of this team. Regis took each possession one at a time and slowing started to shave Colby’s lead down. At the halfway point of the second half, the Ramblers were down 12 and they continued to work there way back. With a three point basket from Mandi Van Brunt with 22 seconds left in the half, the Ramblers were within four points. But with no timeouts left and needing to foul to stop the clock, Colby knocked down their free throws to win the game.
Teryn Karlstad lead the charge for the Ramblers as she scored 28 second half points on her way to 37 for the game and had 21 rebounds on the evening.
After the Cloverbelt Conference Crossover Championship, Teryn Karlstad was name the Western Cloverbelt Player of the Year as she averaged 20 points per game and 15 rebounds. Marne Milanowski was second team All-Conference, and Morgan Rohrscheib, Gabby Semerad, and Mandi Van Brunt were all named Honorable Mention.
Over the past four seasons, the Ramblers have gone 52-4 in conference play and have collected three Crossover Cloverbelt Championships in that time.
In his fourth season, Coach Boughton and his staff has a combined overall record at Regis of 70-27.
The Ramblers will now host the winner of the Cochrane-Fountain City/Spring Valley contest on Friday at 7:00pm at Regis High School in the second round of the WIAA Division 4 State Playoffs.
Please note that Regis Passes, Conference Passes, and others won’t be accepted during the duration of the playoffs.