Fergus Falls Girls’ Basketball Coach Brad Strand has been named the Central Lakes Conference Coach of the Year after leading his team to a perfect 15-0 conference record. In addition, four members of the Otters received All-Conference recognition and two more were All-Conference Honorable Mention selections.
The 8th Grade Lady Otters finished their traveling season playing in the largest youth basketball tournament in the nation March 7 and 8. MYAS Grade State Championship because of the high number of teams is formatted for a true third and fourth place bracket tournament. The Otters came into the tournament looking to finish their season strong after having a busy winter season: finishing 3rd in Rogers Blizzard Tournament, 2nd in MYAS Winter Shootout Tournament, and 2nd Blaine Girls Invitational. The MYAS Grade State Championship takes place all over the metro area during this past weekend.
Senior point guard Maddie Guler's only basket of the game, as the final buzzer sounded, lifted the Pelican Rapids girls basketball team to a 43-41 victory over Fergus Falls Friday night at Concordia College, and with it a berth in next weeks state AA Tournament in the Twin Cities.