It can be a trap. Two teams play in the playoffs for a third time, on the wings of the favorite having already won twice. But for a third time this year, Houston (3-seed, 20-6) was able to suffocate Spring Grove (14-seed, 6-20). SG hung in there for a half of a 1A Round of 16 game, trailing 21-15 at intermission. But the ‘Canes posted a 50-30 win. Junior guard Emma Geiwitz (20 pts, 5-6 FTs, 5 stls) led the way. Becca Rostad (16 pts, 5 stls) helped offensively. Sydney Torgerson (7 pts, 11 rebs, 5 stls) and Jenny Albrecht (2 pts, 10 rebs, 5 asts) provided ancillary stats. Houston previously beat SG 81-23 and 69-54. Dale Moga’s group (21-6) moves on to face GM (6-seed, 17-9). Team double-H beat the Larks 39-32 in December.
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