The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls’ basketball team continued a season-opening five-game homestand Tuesday evening as they played host to NRHEG in a non-conference matchup. Unfortunately for the Blossoms, the Panthers, who came into the game averaging a whopping 84.5 points per game used some deadly accurate long-range shooting to jump out to a 30-5 lead only seven minutes into the contest, and though BP tried to rally, the deficit was too much to make up in the end in a 68-44 loss.
Bobbie Bruns led the Blossoms with with 18 points and six assists, while Anna Pauly chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds. Addison Doocy added four points, and Haven Carlson and Lauren Schammel each score three points for the Blossoms, who are now 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Gopher Conference.
In the Southeast Conference, the Grand Meadow Superlarks played game number three of a season-opening four-game homestand Tuesday evening versus the Southland Rebels, and Kendyl Queensland led four Superlarks in double figures in scoring with 19 points as Grand Meadow led 36-9 at the half on their way to a 76-26 win.
Besides Queensland’s 19 points, forward River Landers and Lauren Queensland each tallied 16 points and McKenna Hendrickson swished a 3-pointer on her way to 13 points. Bailey Johnson reached double figures in scoring for the Rebels with 13 points, while Olivia Matheis added five points, and Aubrie Schneider and Maren Wehrenberg each scored three points.
Grand Meadow is now 3-0 on the season, and they are back into action at home Thursday night versus the Randolph Rockets at 7:15 p.m. Southland is now 1-4 on the young season, and the Rebels will be home for their next game next Tuesday evening versus LeRoy/Ostrander, with tip-off also scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
In other Southeast Conference action, the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics were on the road at Spring Valley Tuesday evening to take on the Kingsland Knights, and Anika Reiland and Katelyn Hauser each scored 14 points to lead four Knights in double figures overall in a 81-52 win.
Alana Rogne led the Athletics in scoring Tuesday evening with 18 points, while Kearah Schafer was also in double figures with 12 points. Lisandra Ortiz drained three 3-pointers for nine points for LP, while Kirsten Koopal added seven points and Kendahl Lewis scored four points.
With the loss, the Athletics fall to 0-3 on the young season, and they will start a two-game homestand next Monday night in Lyle against Rushford-Peterson, with tip-off scheduled for 7:15 p.m.