Season ends; Coach praises Peterson
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:21 AM
"Our girls were so focused, and so ready to win this game," said coach Sarah Tollefsrud, "and they wanted it, maybe more than LeRoy-Ostrander."
"Our kids put forth so much energy and effort in that game and I am so proud of what they did, even though we came up short. I feel for Alex (Peterson), who played her heart out her last high school career game. She was literally throwing her body everywhere to give our team one inch up. She has been a tremendous leader and athlete for Fillmore Central," added Tollefsrud.
The Lady Falcons lost to LeRoy-Ostrander, 49-47, in the sub-section quarterfinal, ending their 2011-12 season.
Leading the way for Fillmore Central was Alex Peterson. Peterson finished the night with 14 points, four rebounds, four steals and four assists. A very active Peterson went to the free throw line for 12 attempts, hitting six of them.
Leah Scheevel, who has played some very good basketball as of late, scored eight points and pulled down a team high seven rebounds. Sammi Bakke had a fine game with 10 points and five rebounds, including one for two from three-point range. Morgan Malley had eight points, three rebounds and three steals. Jordan O'Connor had five points and Kaitlynn Aug had a bucket for two, rounding out the Falcon scoring.
"The girls really worked hard," said Tollefsrud, "and were pretty upset afterwards. It's hard to explain to those younger ones that they will have many more opportunities to come. It was nice to see how far they've come this year."
The Lady Falcons finished the season with four wins and 15 losses.
LeRoy-Ostrander will now play Rushford-Peterson in the semi-finals and Spring Grove will take on Houston. In the West Sub-section, Goodhue downed Cleveland and Bethlehem Academy beat Blooming Prairie. Goodhue and BA will now meet for the West Sub-section championship.
In the first playoff game for Fillmore Central, Morgan Malley had 14 points in the 47-31 win over Hope Lutheran. Also in double-figures was Leah Scheevel with 10. Alex Peterson had eight points and seven rebounds. Sammi Bakke had team highs in rebounds (8) and steals (3) and three buckets for six points.
"I know it wasn't our best showing," said Tollefsrud, "but we played well enough to win. Everyone on our team contributed in some way, which made it a nice team win for us."
Also figuring in the scoring were Kayley Olson (3), Kaitlyn Aug (3) and Jordan O'Connor (3).