The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls’ basketball team played host to Randolph in a Gopher Conference matchup on Senior Night, and it was senior guard Bobbie Bruns putting up 24 points, including two 3-pointers as the Blossoms downed the Rockets 51-37.
Randolph had intentions of spoiling the night for Blooming Prairie as they jumped out to a 17-9 lead, but the Blossoms regrouped and went on a 16-2 run to lead by six at the half 25-19. The run was sparked by junior Chloe McCarthy, who scored all eight of her points in the first half, and the eight points were also a career-high for her. The half was also highlighted by senior Emily Miller, who tore her ACL on December 28th and recently underwent surgery, scoring the first two points of the game for the Blossoms.
Bruns’ 24 points led all scorers, with 15 of those points coming in the second half to help BP preserve and extend their lead on the way to the win, and besides McCarthy’s eight points, Anna Pauly also scored eight points, Macy Lembke added four points, Shawntee Snyder tallied three points and Addison Doocy and Emily Miller each scored two points for the Blossoms, who clinched 2nd place in the East Divsion of the Gopher Conference at 10-4, and they are 14-8 overall on the season.
Blooming Prairie kicks off a regular season-ending three game road swing in New Richland Friday evening versus NRHEG, with varsity tip-off at 7:15 p.m.
In Lyle Tuesday evening, the Athletics of Lyle/Pacelli played host to Southeast Conference foe LeRoy/Ostrander in the second game of a three-game homestand, and it was guard Alana Rogne posting 23 points and eight rebounds as the Athletics edged the Cardinals 67-64.
Besides Rogne’s 23 points, Kirsten Koopal was also in double figures for LP with 18 points, Avari Drennan chipped in eight points, Kearah Schafer tallied four points, Olivia Heard, Lissandra Ortiz, Lexi Lewis and Morgan Klankowski all scored three points, plus Klankowski pulled in five rebounds and Metach Oman scored two points and tied Rogne for the team lead in rebounds in the game with eight. For LeRoy/Ostrander, Gracie O’Byrne and Jordan Runde were in double figures in scoring with 15 and 11 points, respectivley, Jenna Olson added three 3-pointers for nine points and Sam Volkart added seven points for the Cardinals, who fell to 2-12 in the Southeast Conference with the loss and 3-18 overall on the season. With the win, Lyle/Pacelli is now 2-9 in conference play and 4-16 overall on the season.
The Athletics wrap up a three-game homestand Thursday night at home versus Schaeffer Academy, while the Cardinals travel to Spring Grove Friday night for a conference matchup with the Lions.
In Lewiston, the Grand Meadow Superlarks were looking for win number two in a row in a non-conference matchupwith the Cardinals of Lewiston/Altura out of the Three Rivers Conference, and although they trailed 34-19 at the half, a second half rally by the Larks came up just short as the Cardinals held on to win 61-60.
Grand Meadow, who outscored Lewiston/Altura 32-26 in the second half had four players in double figures in scoring, led by Kendyl Queensland, who tallied 16 points, Lauren Queensland and McKenna Hendrickson each chipped in 12 points and Lexy Foster added 11 in the loss.
The Superlarks are now 15-6 overall on the season, and they return to action Thursday night in Mabel versus Mabel/Canton, with tip-off at 7:15 p.m.