The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls’ basketball team played its second game in as many days Tuesday evening in Medford against the Tigers in a Gopher Conference matchup, and although freshman Macy Lembke hit a game-tying 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, the Tigers were able to eke out a 55-53 win over the Blossoms in the extra session.
Blooming Prairie, who also fell in overtime to conference foe Waterville/Elysian/Morristown 60-51 Monday night was led by Megan Oswald’s 25 points. Maren Forystek chipped in nine points as she drilled three of BP’s six 3-pointers in the game, Bobbie Bruns added eight points, and Allison Krohnberg and Anna Pauly each tallied four points. Blooming Prairie led 27-21 at the half, but a big part of Medford’s comeback was staged at the free throw line, as the Tigers were 23-29 from the line while BP was 7 for 10. With the loss, the Blossoms fell to 11-2 in the Gopher Conference and 14-3 overall on the season.
Blooming Prairie will wind up the regular season in Mapleton Friday night versus Maple River, with the varsity tip-off scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
The Lyle/Pacelli Athletics were looking to close out the regular season with a win at home Tuesday night versus Alden/Conger/Glenville/Emmons, but the Knights had other ideas as they downed the Athletics 63-56.
Alana Rogne led LP in scoring Tuesday evening with 28 points, plus she also supplied five rebounds, five steals, two blocks and two assists. Kirsten Koopal was also in double figures with 15 points, plus she also pulled in six rebounds and came up with a steal, Kearah Schafer added eight points, 11 rebounds to lead the Athletics in that category, plus she chipped in one steal and one blocked shot, Emma Wilde scored three points Tuesday night and Olivia Heard added two points for Lyle/Pacelli, who finshed the regular season with a record of 2-13 in the Southeast Conference and 2-16 overall.
The Athletics will be back in action in the Section 1A girls’ basketball tournament, which is scheduled to start with first round games on Monday, March 15th