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Girls Basketball: Rockets cut down Clippers

Randolph's Lindsey Grant (right) pokes the ball for a steal attempt during Monday's non-conference game against Cleveland. Joe Brown / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Randolph's Hannah Neil puts up a shot attempt over Cleveland's Karna Ziebarth during the second half of Monday's non-conference game in Randolph. Joe Brown / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

Coming up with 13 steals and holding Cleveland to 18 first-half points, Randolph cruised on Monday with a 65-44 non-conference win at home.

"The girls played with a lot of energy tonight," said Rockets head coach Dennis Trom. "Defensively, we put a lot of pressure on them, forcing many turnovers, and did a good job of executing our half-court offense."

Megan Erickson led a trio of Randolph players in double digits with 17 points, six rebounds and three steals. Hannah Neil registered a double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds (six offensive) and three steals, and Alyssa Whitson came up with 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.

The Rockets (9-4) return home Friday to face Grand Meadow in Southeast Conference action.

Friday

Cannon Falls 57, Triton 54

Cannon Falls fought back from a six-point halftime deficit to pick up its first section win of the year, beating Triton 57-54 on Friday night.

Leading the Bombers' charge was Tatum Pickar with a team-high 14 points, followed by 13 from Kaly Banks. Kara Loeschke (eight points, six rebounds) and Kira Jacobson (six points, nine rebounds) helped solidify Cannon Falls' post play.

For the Cobras, Kendra Peterson had a game-high 22 points, followed by 19 points from Nicole Kress. Only three players scored for Triton.

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