Area Girls Basketball Wrap: Goodhue remains unfazed in HVL

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Thursday

Goodhue 58, Cannon Falls 29

Goodhue will go into the new year undefeated in the Hiawatha Valley League after locking down Cannon Falls for a 58-29 victory in Goodhue Thursday.

The second-ranked (Class A) Wildcats got a game-high 16 points from Sydney Lodermeier, followed by 10 from Kate Opsahl. Joslyn Carlson had nine points, and Lexie Lodermeier, Mariah Tipcke and Emily Benrud each finished with six points.

Tatum Pickar and Kaly Banks led the Bombers in scoring with seven points apiece.

Goodhue (8-1, 5-0 HVL) will have a two-day, four-team holiday tournament starting on Wednesday versus Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. Cannon Falls (3-6, 0-4 HVL) will face Triton in the opening round of the Randolph holiday tournament on Wednesday.

Randolph 63, Glenville-Emmons 19

With three players in double digits and a defense that gave up just 13 first-half points, Randolph cruised Thursday with a 63-19 Southeast Conference win against Glenville-Emmons on Thursday.

Leading the way for the Rockets was Hannah Neil with 18 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. She finished 9 of 15 shooting. Megan Erickson also finished with 18 points, hitting a pair of 3-pointers in the process, and Alyssa Whitson added 12 points, five assists and five steals.

As a team, Randolph hit 51.7 percent of its shots (30 of 58).

“The girls came out and played with a lot of energy tonight,” said Rockets head coach Dennis Trom. “They have been working hard in practice and that carried over into the game tonight.”

Randolph (5-3, 1-2 SEC) will open its holiday tournament on Wednesday against Trinity School at River Ridge.

Pine Island 48, Dover-Eyota 43

Behind a career-high 29 points from Autumn Pin, Pine island moved back to the .500 mark with a 48-45 non-conference victory against Dover-Eyota Thursday night.

Pin also grabbed seven rebounds in the Panthers’ victory. Teammate Alex Larson approached double-digit scoring with eight points.

St. Charles 63, Kenyon-Wanamingo 38

Kenyon-Wanamingo’s Julianna Boyum finished with 19 points, but St. Charles’ balanced scoring overcame the Knights as the visiting Saints won the non-conference game, 63-38.

Behind Boyum, Megan Mattson added eight points for K-W, followed by five points from Maddie McCauley.

Tuesday

Zumbrota-Mazeppa 46, Cannon Falls 36

In a tight matchup that saw only one double-digit scorer on the court, Zumbrota-Mazeppa eked out a 46-36 win over Cannon Falls in Hiawatha Valley League play Tuesday.

The Cougars got in the win column after trailing 19-13 at halftime.

Z-M’s Ali Hunstad led all scorers with 14 points, followed by eight-point performances from teammates Ashli Christopherson, Lyndsey Quam and Makayla Arendt.

The Bombers got a team-high eight points from Tatum Pickar. Kara Loeschke had six points and eight rebounds while Belle Freeberg and Kira Jacobson also had six points apiece.

Kasson-Mantorville 61, Pine Island 53

Down 28-23 at halftime, Kasson-Mantorville turned it around in the second half and beat the Panthers in a 61-53 Hiawatha Valley League win for the KoMets on Tuesday.

Pine Island got a team-high 21 points for the Panthers, followed by a 13-point, 10-rebound effort from Emilie Rucker. Autumn Pin added nine points, six steals and five rebounds in a losing effort.

Rochester Lourdes 73, Lake City 42

Eighth-grader Mya Shones shined for Lake City with 23 points, but it was not enough for the Tigers to knock out Rochester Lourdes in a 73-42 Hiawatha Valley League loss on Tuesday.

Behind Shones, Grace Bany and Natalie Bremer both had six points.

The Eagles held a decisive advantage in 3-pointers, hitting 11 compared to zero for Lake City.

Goodhue 65, Dover-Eyota 35

Emily Benrud picked up her first double-double of the 2017-18 season in Goodhue’s 65-35 non-conference win against Dover-Eyota on Tuesday.

Benrud led the second-ranked (Class A) Wildcats with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sydney Lodermeier nearly had a double-double of her own with 11 points, including two 3-pointers, and nine rebounds. Kate Opsahl hit three 3-pointers for nine points while Mariah Tipcke hit a pair of triples en route to seven points.

Malia Nelson had six points to lead Dover-Eyota.