Area girls basketball roundup from Tuesday evening
The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms, the No. 5 team in the state in the last Class A poll were in action at home Tuesday night against a tough Medford Tigers squad, and the Blossoms’ defense held the Tigers to only 11 second half points in a 49-41 win.
Megan Oswald led BP in scoring with 18 points and Bobbie Bruns was also in double figures with 11 points. Julia Worke added seven points while Allison Krohnberg and Maggie Bruns each chipped in with six points to help the Blossoms to the win. Medford led 30-28 at the half, but the Blossoms rallied to outscore the Tigers 21-11 in the second half, helped in part by going 13-19 from the free-throw line in the game. Blooming Prairie raises their record to 5-1 in the Gopher Conference and 11-2 overall on the season. The Blossoms are back into action on Friday night at home against United South Central, with varsity tip-off at 7:15 p.m.
The Hayfield Vikings were on the road at Faribault Tuesday evening against the Cardinals of Bethlehem Academy in a Gopher Conference matchup, and Lila Gronseth scored 11 points to help the Vikings to a 47-18 win.
Hayfield held FBA to only 4 first-half points as they outscored the Cardinals 23-4 in the opening half. Besides Gronseth’s 11 points, Kristen Watson added nine points, Rachel Pack chipped in with seven points while Payton O’Malley and Annie Stasko each tallied five points for the Vikings, who raise their record to 2-5 in the Gopher Conference and 8-7 overall on the season.
In Grand Meadow Tuesday night, the Superlarks played host to the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics in a Southeast Conference game, and Riley Queensland led three Larks in double figures with 16 points as Grand Meadow rolled by the Athletics 66-40.
Isabelle Olson added 14 points in the win for GM, while Madison Hindt added 13 points and Rylee Groom chipped in with nine for the Superlarks, who outscored LP 33-14 in the first half. Olivia Christenson led the Athletics in scoring with 21 points, while Kendahl Lewis added five points and Kearah Schafer had four points for Lyle/Pacelli, who falls to 3-5 in the SEC and 3-12 overall. With the win, Grand Meadow moves to 6-2 in the SEC and 7-6 overall on the season. The Larks are back in action Thursday night at home against Lanesboro, while Lyle/Pacelli will travel to Rochester Thursday night to take on Schaeffer Academy.
In Adams, the Southland Rebels entertained a good Winona Cotter Ramblers squad Tuesday evening, and Cotter was able to come away with a 66-56 win.
Larissa Goslee led Southland in scoring with 16 poins, and Lexi Smith was also in double figures with 12 points. Kelsey Mensink chipped in nine points and Kayla Nelsen added seven in the loss for the Rebels, who 6-2 in the Three Rivers Conference and 9-4 overall on the season. Southland returns to the court Thursday night in LeRoy against the Cardinals of LeRoy/Ostrander, with the varsity tip-off at 7:15 p.m.