The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls’ basketball team was on the road in Waseca Tuesday evening for a non-conference tilt with the Bluejays, who are out of the Big South Conference, and senior guard Bobbie Bruns scored 13 of her 20 points in the first half, plus a strong effort defensively, especially on the defensive glass all helped to lead the Blossoms to a 40-32 win.
Bruns, who scored 13 of Blooming Prairie’s 25 first-half points added five assists and five steals, and the Blossom’s defense gave up only eight field goals to the Bluejays for the entire game. Shawntee Snyder stepped up with all seven of her points at key times in the second half, and Bruns closed the game out by going 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the final minute.
Besides Bruns and Snyder, Anna Pauly tallied five points, Macy Lembke added four points, and Chloe McCarthy and Addison Doocy each scored two points for the Blossoms, who are now 15-9 overall on the season. Blooming Prairie will wrap up their regular season schedule in Faribault versus Bethlehem Academy Friday evening at 7:15 p.m., with the seeding for the Section 1AA girls’ basketball tournament to take place on Saturday.
In Grand Meadow, the Superlarks played the second game of a three-game homestand against the Mabel/Canton Cougars in a Southeast Conference matchup, and McKenna Hendrickson tallied 16 points to help lead the Larks to their third straight win and fourth in their last five games by a score of 56-24.
Grand Meadow led comfortably at the half 28-10, and besides Hendrickson’s 16 points, River Landers was also in double figures in scoring with 11 points, Lauren Queensland and Lexy Foster each added seven points apiece, Sydney Cotten swished two 3-pointers for six points, Kendyl Queensland chipped in five points and Rebecca Hoffman scored four points for the Superlarks, who are now 12-2 in the Southeast Conference and 18-6 overall on the season.
Grand Meadow will wrap up the regular season with a game at home Thursday night versus Alden/Conger-Glenville/Emmons, and a road game at Lanesboro Friday night versus the East Division leading Burros. Both games will start at 7:15 p.m., with seeding for the Section 1A girls’ basketball tournament to take place on Saturday.