Although the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics girls’ basketball team was dealt their fourth loss in a row by Plainview/Elgin/Millville in a non-conference game Thursday night in Lyle 69-25, Olivia Christianson reached yet another career milestone.
The senior for LP scored 16 points to go over the 2,000 point plateau in her career, and she is averaging over 20 points a game this season. With the loss, the Athletics fall to 4-16 overall on the season, and LP returns to Southeast Conference action tonight in Spring Valley against Kingsland, with the varsity tip at 7:15 p.m.
The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms also saw one of their leaders reach a career milestone Thursday night at home against Maple River as junior Megan Oswald’s 21st point put her at 1,000 for her career to help lead the Blossoms to their fifth win in a row 48-36.
Oswald finished with 22 for the game, while Bobbie Bruns furnished 17 points, Allison Krohnberg added three points and Julia Worke, Maya Lembke and Maren Forsystek each chipped in two points for Blooming Prairie, who moved to 8-1 in the conference and 15-2 overall on the season with the win. The Blossoms will play six of their next seven games at home, including tonight versus NRHEG, with the varsity tip-off at 7:15 p.m.
In Grand Meadow, the Superlarks were looking for win number eight in a row against Fillmore Central, and Riley Queensland scored 17 points and helped lead yet another solid defensive effort by GM in a 44-42 non-conference squeaker.
River Landers was also in double figures in scoring for Grand Meadow out of the post with 10 points, while Rylee Groom added eight points, Madison Hindt chipped in six and Isabelle Olson added three points for the Larks, who lead the Southeast Conference in defense in giving up only 40.1 points per game. Grand Meadow is now 14-6 overall on the season, and they are back in action Saturday in Goodhue for a tough test against the state Class AA-ranked Wildcats, with tip-off at 1:30 p.m.