Area Section 1A girls basketball playoff action from Thursday evening

The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls basketball team, the No. 7 seed in the Section 1A tournament played host to Gopher Conference rival Bethlehem Academy, the No. 10  seed in the tournament’s second round, and in a game that saw the Blossoms trail by four at the half, the team was able to rally in the second half to win 55-41.

Shawntee Snyder led three Blossoms in double figures in scoring Thursday night with 17 points, including one of BP’s eight 3-pointers in the game, Macy Lembke drained four 3-pointers on her way to 14 points, Addison Doocy totaled 10 points, Claire Schwarz swished three 3-pointers for nine points Thursday evening, Sienna Fyksen chipped in three points, and Catelyn Bartlett scored two points in the win.

With the win, Blooming Prairie is now 17-9 on the season overall, and the Blossoms will be back in action at the Mayo Civic Center Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th versus No. 2 seed and defending Section 1A champion Hayfield, who defeated No. 15 seed Wabasha-Kellogg 85-38 Thursday evening.

In Grand Meadow, the Superlarks, the No. 6 seed in the tournament played host to 11th seeded Lanesboro, and Lauren Queensland poured in 23 points, including two of the squad’s four 3-pointers in a 45-30 win.

The Superlarks led 20-8 at the half, and besides Queensland, senior guard Lexy Foster was also in double figures in scoring Thursday evening with 16 points, including two 3-pointers, Gracie Foster totaled four points, and Aspen Kolling scored two points in the win.

The Superlarks are now 19-8 on the season, and Grand Meadow advances to play No. 3 seed Rushford-Peterson, who blew by No. 14 seed Schaeffer Academy 63-19 Thursday evening.  Tip-off for the game at the Mayo Civic Center Auditorium will be at 7:30 p.m. following the Blooming Prairie/Hayfield game next Wednesday evening.