om Goodreau paces up and down the sideline in front of the Baraga bench calling out instructions to his team. It’s the usual assortment of directions: take care of the ball, closeout, stop the cutters, etc.
But he says one command more than any other: Rebound.
And the Vikings missed their fair share on the boards, but when it counted, boy did they rebound.
On two possessions in a row, Allison Durant and then Jaylyne Lindemann grabbed offensive rebounds off missed free throws and powered up for putbacks as the game wound down.
Durant gave the Vikings a one-point lead, and Lindemann gave them a bit more cushion, stretching it to three.
The putbacks would be enough to give Baraga a 42-39 win over Chassell on Monday in Baraga.