Grand Meadow tops Lyle/Pacelli in Southeast Conference girls basketball 58-30

The Lyle/Pacelli Athletics girls basketball team was looking for win number two in a row Friday night in Lyle versus Grand Meadow in a Southeast Conference matchup, but it was the visiting Superlarks jumping out to a 20-5 first half lead on their way to a 58-30 victory.

Grand Meadow, who was playing without injured center River Landers never trailed in the game and used their stingy defense, which is only giving up 35.2 points per game to hold Lyle/Pacelli to four first-half field goals on their way to a 34-14 halftime lead, and they also forced 19 Athletics turnovers in the game as they pushed their lead to as large as 30 late in the second half in the win.

Lexy Foster led three Superlarks in double figures in scoring with 16 points, Kendyl Queensland added 15 points, Lauren Queensland tallied 13 points, McKenna Hendrickson chipped in six points, Sydney Cotten tallied five points, Rebecca Hoffman added two points and Rylee Schaufler scored one point from the free throw line for Grand Meadow.  Olivia Heard was the lone Athletic in double figures with 10 points, Kirsten Koopal added eight points, Alana Rogne tallied six points, Kearah Schafer chipped in four points  and Morgan Klankowski added two points for Lyle/Pacelli, who fell to 1-9 in the Southeast Conference and 3-16 overall with the loss.  With the win, Grand Meadow is now 9-2 in the conference play and 15-5 overall on the season.

Lyle/Pacelli returns to action next Tuesday night in the second game of a three-game homestand against LeRoy/Ostrander, while Grand Meadow will be in Lewiston next Tuesday to play Lewiston/Altura in a non-conference matchup.  Both games will tip off at 7:15 p.m.