Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls’ basketball advances in Section 1A tournament with 58-24 win over Spring Grove

The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls’ basketball team, the No. 2 seed in the Section 1A girls’ basketball tournament played host to No. 15 seed Spring Grove Thursday evening, and Megan Oswald led three Blossoms in double figures with 18 points, plus nine rebounds to help lead BP past the Lions 58-24.

Blooming Prairie Head Coach Jon Bruns stated that his squad jumped out to a big lead early and played great defense in the first half on their way to a 32-5 lead at the first half break.  Besides Oswald’s 18 points, guard Bobbie Bruns added 16 points and seven assists, Anna Pauly chipped in 10 points in the win, Macy Lembke, Maren Forystek, Melaine Winzenburg and Allison Krohnberg all drained a 3-pointer for three points apeice and Emily Miller added two points for the Blossoms, who advanced to take on No. 10 Lanesboro, who knocked off seventh-seeded Grand Meadow Thursday night 46-38.

The two teams will meet Saturday night at a site yet to be determined, with tip-off at 7 p.m.