The 2021-2022 girls’ basketball season will go down in Otter history as one of the best years ever for the program. Fergus Falls finished the season with a record of 26-6, were the Central Lakes Conference champions, won the Section 8AA title and finished as Class AA State Runners-up. The team also earned the Minnesota State AA Silver Academic Award with a GPA over 3.50.
Noted Fergus Falls basketball historian Dean Nielsen has come up with some facts and figures regarding where the 2021-22 Otter girls’ basketball team ranks in several statistical areas. The Otters completed a 26-6 season with a runner-up finish in the Class AA State Tournament on Saturday when they lost to Providence Academy 55-53 in the championship game at Williams Arena.
The Providence Academy Lions never trailed on their way to a 55-53 championship game victory over Fergus Falls on Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Lions led 17-7 to start the game, but the Otters cut the lead to 4, 26-22 at the half. Fergus Falls overcame another ten point deficit in the second half, pulling to within two points in the final minute of play, however the Lions held on for the win.