Alisa Warnes of the Burros looks for an open player as Lewiston defenders pressure her.
Alisa Warnes of the Burros looks for an open player as Lewiston defenders pressure her.
The Lanesboro girls' basketball squad played three games last week, taking on two SEC and one TRC opponent.

Lanesboro vs. Lewiston-Altura

On Monday, Jan. 14, Lanesboro was defeated by L-A 46-37.

The Cardinals led by only seven points (23-16) at the half.

Lanesboro hit 6 of 11 free throws, while L-A scored on 3 of 8 tries from the charity stripe. Three point buckets were not a factor. Each team only hit one on the night.

Johanna Bearson and Alisa Warnes scored 9 points each. Olivia Haug had 7, while Kaia Hongerholt and Chelsea contributed 5 points apiece. Bailey Gartner chipped in 2.

Sophomore forward Alyssa Ellinghuysen led the Cards with 10. Senior guard Alyson Mueller scored 9.

"I was extremely happy with how we played in this game," LHS coach Kelly McMillen said. "We dictated the tempo, had a small amount of turnovers and played pretty good defense. The shots just didn't fall our way in the second half."

Lanesboro at Lyle/Pacelli

Traveling to L/P the following night, Lanesboro lost 22-71 to the Athletics.

L/P led by 20-12 before a first period run led to a 43-17 halftime margin. Athletics defenders then allowed just five Burro points in the second half.

Freshman guard Courtney Walter led the Athletics with 15 points and five assists. Sophomore center Madison Truckenmiller had 14. Freshman forward Sarah Holtz had 13 points and eight rebounds. The Athletics exited the game at 12-1. They're a young team with no seniors, three juniors, two sophomores, three freshmen and an eighth grader on the varsity roster.

"Lyle is very, very good, and very young and fast," McMillen noted. "We didn't handle their pressure as well as we would have liked but it was a good learning experience. We didn't shoot the ball very well again which didn't help either."

Lanesboro vs. Grand Meadow

The Burros hosted Grand Meadow on Friday, losing 23-68.

Senior forward Kirsten Ruen scored 6 points for Lanesboro. Center Olivia Haug had 4 points, as did forward Alisa Warnes. Johanna Bearson had 3 points, while Kelsey O'Koren and Bailey Gartner had two each.

The Superlarks were led by sophomore forward Theresa Gehling (20 points), senior guard Autumn Thorsen (12), and sophomore guard Rachel Oehlke (14).

"We just didn't play the game our way and once again our shots weren't falling which makes it difficult," McMillen said. "There were some definite positives though in the play of some of our younger kids when they got the chance."

Up next

Lanesboro defeated Mabel-Canton 45-34 on Monday, Jan. 21. Look for complete details in next week's Republican-Leader. On Jan. 25, the Burros travel to Schaeffer Academy. Lanesboro hosts Houston on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Southeast Conference 2013

GIRLS Basketball conf. season

EAST DIVISION W L W L

Spring Grove * 10- 0 11 - 6

Hope Lutheran 6 - 4 12 - 4

Mabel-Canton 5 - 4 9 - 5

Houston 3 - 6 4 - 9

Lanesboro 2 - 8 3 -12

* defending division champion

WEST DIVISION

Grand Meadow 8 - 2 9 - 6

Lyle/Pacelli 7 - 2 12- 2

LeRoy-Ostrander * 6 - 4 7 - 8

Schaeffer Academy 1 - 9 4 -12

Glenville-Emmons 0 - 9 1 -11