And to think, it wasn’t too many years ago (four) Houston girls basketball had never posted a winning season. The three-year run of excellence has continued this year. Dale Moga’s Lady ‘Canes took out three more SEC foes to stay perfect in SEC play. Houston held L-O down majorly offensively in a 69-14 non-conference win. Fourteen was a season-low for points given up (the 2017-2018 squad held G-E to 10 in a 60-10 win). Emma Geiwitz (28 pts, 14-24 FGs, 4 rebs, 4 asts, 7 stls) reaped the whirlwind of Houston’s 1-3-1 zone. Sydney Torgerson (19 pts, 7-12 FGs, 7 rebs, 7 stls) and Jenny Albrecht (0 pts, 0-3 FGs, 6 rebs, 5 asts, 5 stls) helped. A contest in Lanesboro was a tougher battle. Houston jumped out 14-1, but spurred by sophomore Brielle Reun (13 first half points), the Burros came back to lead 30-29 at halftime. It was tied 42-42 with about 8:00 left. Lanesboro then had a 13-possession stretch with eight turnovers and just one point. Houston scored eight points in the span. It gave them breathing room to post a 56-49 win. Houston may have been in more command earlier, but they were just 14 of 31 at the free throw line. Geiwitz (26 pts, 5 stls) again led the way, with help from Becca Rostad (12 pts, 5 rebs, 5 asts, 5 stls) and Torgerson (11 pts, 12 rebs, 4 stls). Ruen (16 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts) and Payton Benson (12 pts, 4-9 threes, 5 stls) paced the Burros. Houston won the teams’ first meeting 53-21. The ‘Canes ended the week by handling L/P 59-26, the seventh time holding a foe under 30. Geiwitz (28 pts, 13-19 FGs) again got hers. Torgerson (13 pts, 4-5 FGs, 5-6 FTs, 8 rebs) and Albrecht (7 pts, 6 rebs, 8 asts, 6 stls) helped. With just one loss in their last 12 games (Fillmore Central), SEC-East Champion Houston is 11-0, 18-5.
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