Lanesboro, Kingsland, Chatfield, and Caledonia girls basketball all started the season strong.
Burros Go 3-0, Notably Beat R-P in Key 1A Game
Lanesboro’s week was a perfect 3-0. Bret Klaehn’s group first beat LeRoy-Ostrander 75-46. Kaci Ruen (21 pts, 7-7 FTs, 11 rebs), Jensyn Storhoff (18 pts, 3-11 threes, 4 ast, 8 stls) and Jessie Schreiber (18 pts, 8 rebs) scored 48 of Lanesboro’s points. L-O was led by Jordan Runde (18 pts, 11 rebs) and Benita Nolt (15 pts, 12 rebs, 4 blks). The Cardinals were doomed by 32 to 10 turnover-margin. The Burros then rallied to beat Rushford-Peterson. The Trojans led by as many as nine in the first half (30-21) and 30-24 at halftime. The Burros scored 25 of the first 35 second half points to lead 49-40. R-P got within four (51-47), but no closer. Lanesboro posted a key 1A win, 57-48. Schreiber (20 pts, 10-14 FTs, 10 rebs) and Storhoff (16 pts, 8 rebs, 4 asts, 4 stls) led the way. Skyler Check (10 pts, 5 stls) and Ruen (9 pts, 13 rebs) helped. R-P was led by Kaylee Ruberg (24 pts, 10-15 FGs, 8 rebs) and Ellie Ekern (13 pts). The Burros hit 16 of 29 freebies (55%) to R-P’s 4 of 10 (40%). The Trojans are 1-1, 2-2. Lanesboro then took on the Decorah Border Battle and New Hampton, Iowa. Lanesboro went ahead 31-30 in the third quarter and then never trailed. But New Hampton got a layup after an offensive rebound to tie the game 50-50 (0:48). Lanesboro’s last possession of regulation ended in a turnover. In OT, the Burros scored the first five points, NH the next four. Burro Skyler Check’s short-shot made it 57-54 with under a minute left. Storhoff added two free throws in the final 10 seconds to ice it, as Lanesboro prevailed 59-54 in OT. Storhoff (23 pts, 3-10 threes, 6-7 FTs), just a frosh, led the way. Ruen (16 pts, 12 rebs) added a double-double. Check chipped in 10 points. New Hampton was 1 of 18 from deep (6%) while Lanesboro hit 5 of 14 (36%). Lanesboro is 2-0, 5-1. They’ve won five straight.
Knights Stay Perfect on Redman’s Game-Winner
Steve Hauser’s Kingsland group went 3-0 on the week to stay unbeaten. The Knights first topped Spring Grove 70-51. Katelyn Hauser (16 pts, 4-8 threes), Morgan Phillips (15 pts, 3-6 threes, 4 asts) and Cassidy Redman (12 pts, 5-6 FGs, 7 rebs, 4 asts) hit double figures. Ryley Guy added 9 pts). Lion Kylie Hammel (21 pts, 5-5 FTs, 8 rebs) led all scorers while Siri Konkel chipped in 10. The game featured a lot of free throws: SG 25 of 29, K 15 of 28. The Knights then handled LeRoy-Ostrander 51-27. Anika Reiland (10 pts, 16 rebs, 7 asts, 8 stls) for a second time this season, flirted with a quadruple-double. Hauser (14 pts) and Redman (12 pts, 4 stls) helped. Benita Nolt (11 pts, 7 rebs, 8 blks) and Jordan Runde (7 pts, 6 rebs) paced the Cards. Kingsland ended the week playing MFL-Mar Mac at the Decorah Border Battle. Turnovers nearly kept up with points scored. Kingsland led 15-10 at halftime, but scored one third quarter point (0-12 FGs). MFL-Mar Mac led 22-16 heading to the fourth and27-19 with under 2:00 to go. Kingsland started the second half 1 of 25
shooting. But the Bulldogs couldn’t close the door (3 of 8 at the line down the stretch). They didn’t have a fourth quarter field goal. Redman hit a big three to make it 29-28 with 26.2 seconds left. MFL then turned the ball over (0:16.7). Redman then scored the game-winning basket on a lay-up, as she was left wide open (0:05.8). The Bulldogs then only got up a prayer. Kingsland big time rallied for the 30-29 win! Redman (10 pts, 6 stls) was the only Knight with double-figures. Reiland (6 pts, 19 rebs, 5 asts), just 5’5”, was all over. She scored or assisted Kingsland’s last 11 points. The Knights were 2 of 24 from deep. Fourteen of MFL’s points game at the free throw line. Kingsland is 2-0, 4-0.
Short-Handed OT Win Headlines Warrior Girls’ Week
Caledonia girls basketball posted a 2-1 week. The Warriors first handled Fillmore Central 65-26. The score was 18-12 with six-plus minutes left in the first half before Cal finished on a 22-3 run to lead 40-15 at intermission. Ava Privet (23 pts, 6-10 threes) led the charge, with help from Josie Foster (8 pts, 6 rebs, 4 asts, 5 stls), Paige Klug (8 pts), Alexis Schroeder (8 pts), and Jovial King (6 pts, 11 rebs). Kammry Broadwater (7 pts, 9 rebs, 4 stls) did work for FC (0-2, 0-3). The Warriors were then down Schroeder and Klug at Waukon. The teams alternating winning quarters until a 43-43 tie at the end of regulation. Warrior Foster hit a three to tie the game at about the 1:00 mark. Waukon missed two free throws with 4.6 ticks left. In the first OT, Aubrie Klug’s rebound-put-back basket tied the game 46-46 (0:33). The Indians failed to get a shot up in their final possession. In the second OT, a Foster three-point play made it 51-46, only for Waukon to hit a three (51-49). Privet then scored (0:55). A King leak-out basket then iced it at 55-49 (0:37). The Warriors prevailed 57-53 in two OT’s. Foster (21 pts, 15 rebs, 4 blks), Privet (11 pts), and Isabelle Schultz (10 pts, 5 rebs, 5 asts) hit double figures. A-Klug added 9 (pts) and 8 (rebs). Caledonia ended the week dropping its first game at #6 in AA Rochester-Lourdes, 64-55. Ella Hopkins, a 6’3” center, led the Eagles with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Privet (22 pts, three threes), Klug (12 pts, four threes), Foster (10 pts) and King (9 pts) led the Warriors. Caledonia is 3-0, 4-1.
Gophers Post Key TRC West Wins
Chatfield’s girls week was highlighted by notching two key TRC-West wins. The Gophers own victories over PEM and D-E the last two years, but “W’s” over the Bulldogs and Eagles don’t come easy. Brian Baum’s group downed each the same week. Versus PEM, the Gophers led by as many as 15 in the second half only to see the deficit cut to three. Senior Anna Kivimagi hit five of six free throws down the stretch to secure the win, 55-47. Kivimagi (17 pts, 7-9 FTs, 9 stls), Kara Goetzinger (13 pts, 7 rebs), and Evy Goldsmith (10 pts) hit double figures. Taylor Ask (8 pts, 4 stls) and Shea Jech (2 pts, 10 rebs) helped. PEM’s Abigail O’Reilly led all scorers with 27 points, including topping 1,000 for her career. Chatfield then led D-E by 17 at one point early in the second half. The Eagles cut the lead to one around the five-minute mark. The Gophers held off the surge and posted a 67-60 win. Interior players Goetzinger (21 pts, 9 rebs, 4 stls) and Jech (17 pts, 8-13 FGs, 10 rebs) led the charge. Kivimagi (8 pts, 5 rebs, 7 asts, 4 stls), Ask (13 pts, 6 asts), and Goldsmith (8 pts, 13 rebs, 5 asts) helped. The Gophers then ran out of steam, dropping a game to Decorah at the Border Battle, 73-47. Goetzinger (20 pts, 9-15 FGs, 6 rebs) led the way with help from Kivimagi (8 pts, 5 rebs, 6 asts) and Jech (8 pts, 5 rebs). Chatfield is 3-0, 5-1.