Girls Basketball Wrap: Goodhue gets by Z-M
Defensive pressure and Sydney Lodermeier's 27 points led Goodhue to a 70-59 victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Friday.
In addition to Sydney Lodermeier, the Wildcats got 15 points from Mariah Tipcke and 10 from Lexie Lodermeier. The Cougars got 13 points from Lyndsey Quam and 11 each from Ashli Christopherson and Ali Hunstad.
Z-M (4-3) faces Chatfield on Saturday in the HVL/TRC Challenge at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Goodhue (5-1) will also be at the Challenge, and will face Caledonia.Tuesday
Cannon Falls 48, Jordan 45
Fueled by big nights from Tatum Pickar and Kaly Banks, Cannon Falls secured a 48-45 non-conference road win over Jordan on Tuesday, 48-45.
“It was definitely a defensive battle tonight. The game was close the whole way,” said Bombers head coach Samantha McCamy. “We fought every second we were on the court tonight, I could not be more proud of the effort my girls gave tonight. They left it all on the court and I could not ask more of a group of young women then what they gave tonight.”
Pickar came up a rebound short of a double-double with 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Banks finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. Kira Jacobson was a force around the glass with 10 rebounds and eight points, and Makayla Bowen added eight points and eight boards.
Goodhue 63, Kasson-Mantorville 38
With five players with eight-plus points, second-ranked (Class A) Goodhue used its balance to knock out Kasson-Mantorville in a 63-38 Hiawatha Valley League win Tuesday.
“Coming into past years, we knew we had great balance. We knew we needed that game but we didn’t expect that this early,” said Wildcats head coach Josh Wieme. “To get that balanced scoring is a great thing to see and gives us optimism.”
Leading the way for Goodhue was Sydney Lodermeier with 14 points and seven rebounds, followed by Lexie Lodermeier’s 11 points. Kate Opsahl and Mariah Tipcke both hit three 3-pointers as part of nine-point nights, and Arianna Thomforde came up with eight points in the victory.
Hayfield 80, Pine Island 64
Fifth-ranked (Class A) Hayfield built a 26-point halftime lead and never had to look back in an 80-64 Hiawatha Valley League win over Pine Island on Tuesday.
Alex Larson was the Panthers’ top performer with 17 points along with five rebounds and a pair of steals. Brooke Sinning chipped in with 14 points, six rebounds and six steals, and Bailey Kennedy also finished in double figures with 12 points.
“We were overmatched by their defense for most of the first half,” said Pine Island head coach Scott Miller. We committed too many turnovers and did not get enough shot attempts. We settled in much better in the second half and shot the ball well for most of the half. It was good to see the growth from start to finish in this game. We had some players really step up for us and find ways to contribute and help the team out.”
Byron 67, Kenyon-Wanamingo 27
Tenth-ranked (Class AA) Byron got 24 points from Ayoka Lee and 20 from Lexi Glynn as part of a 67-27 Hiawatha Valley League win over Kenyon-Wanamingo on Tuesday.
Riley Dummer was the only Knights player in double digits with 14 points.
Lyle-Pacelli 71, Randolph 43
Hosting top-ranked (Class A) Lyle-Pacelli on Tuesday, Randolph was unable to play spoiler as the Athletics won the Southeast Conference game 71-43.
Megan Erickson had a team-high 24 points for the Rockets on 10 of 20 shooting, including four 3-pointers. She also had three assists. Hannah Neil approached a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds, and Alyssa Whitson added six points and seven boards in the defeat.