Garman scores 28 points and grabs 15 rebounds in 68-54 win over Dawson/Boyd

A career night from freshman Haley Garman helped the Redwood Valley girls roll to the 2017 Hometown Bank Holiday Tournament Thursday night at the Redwood Valley gymnasium.

Garman finished with a career-high 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for an impressive double-double that would help catapult the Cardinals (3-9) to their second straight victory.

She was 12-of-15 from the floor (80 percent) and dominated the paint.

The Cardinals - down 21-14 at one point in the first half - took control in the second half and never looked back.

Sydney Sommers finished with 12 points, three assists and one steal and Nichele Mannz added 11 points - including a trio of three’s - to go along with a team-high seven assists and two steals.

Bri Panitzke added six points and two assists, Rose Frank had four points and four rebounds, Amy Martius added three points and two steals and Josi Kodet had two points, two rebounds and two assists.

The Cards - who shot the ball extremely well over the two nights - shot 45 percent from the floor (26-of-58) and were 13-of-20 from the charity stripe.

Redwood Valley opened the tournament with an impressive 72-38 win over Lakeview. The Cardinals actually trailed 17-14 at one point in the first half but caught fire in the second half on the way to an easy win.

Redwood Valley scored 45 second half points, shooting 21-of-27 from the floor and scoring 13 straight field goals in pulling away from the Lakers.

It was a big night for Mannz who led the way with 22 points, including 12 second half points. Sommers scored 13 second half points and would finish with 15 and Garman added 14 points as she finished with 42 points in the two games.

Frank had eight second half points and would finish with 12 overall, Caitlyn Johnson added four points, Panitzke had four points and Kodet finished with one (complete stats were unavailable).

Redwood Valley will look to build on the tournament title with back-to-back home games against BOLD and Worthington on Jan. 4 and Jan. 5.

HTB Holiday Tourney Championship

Redwood Valley 68 Dawson/Boyd 54

Cardinal scoring - Garman 28, Sommers 12, Mannz 11, Panitzke 3, Kodet 2, Johnson 2

Blackjack scoring - Sather 34, Bothum 13, Stratmoen 3, Bartunek 2, Spencer 1, Johnson 1