Girls Basketball: Z-M edges TCU
Zumbrota-Mazeppa had to overcome a seven-point deficit, then lost a nine-point lead, lost a senior leader and, yet, still found a way to beat Tri-City United, 52-50, on Friday.
Cougar Lyndsey Quam had six points, but fouled out with six minutes to play. Filling the void were fellow senior Lauren Miller, who had 19 points, and sophomore Ali Hunstad, who finished with 16 points. TCU missed a half-court heave at the buzzer.
“That's a confidence booster for us, to be honest,” said Z-M head coach Andy Bromeling. “To pull out that kind of win where you're down seven, up nine, then hit free throws in a tight game down the stretch. That was a good win.”
The Cougars (14-5) have two road tests next week, starting with Goodhue on Tuesday and then Hayfield on Friday.
Lourdes 61, Cannon Falls 35
Rochester Lourdes held all five Cannon Falls scorers in single-digits in a 61-35 victory over the Bombers on Friday.
Kira Jacobson was Cannon Falls leading scorer with eight points to go with five rebounds. Tatum Pickar and Bella Davidson both had six points for the Bombers.
The Eagles were led by Alyssa Ustby's 18 points.
Cannon Falls (7-11) hosts Bethlehem Academy on Saturday, Hayfield on Tuesday and will travelto Dodge Center to face Triton on Friday.Thursday
Z-M 86, L-A 49
Lauren Miller dominated on Thursday, scoring a game-high 26 points to lead Zumbrota-Mazeppa to an 86-49 victory over Lewiston-Altura.
Ali Hunstad added 15 points, and Makayla Arendt 11, as the Cougars improved to 13-5 on the season.
Myia Ruzek had a team-high 12 points for the Cardinals.