Mabel-Canton's Abby Hanson tries to stop Lanesboro's Johanna Bearson from getting closer to the basket when the Cougars hosted the Burros on Monday, Jan. 21.
Mabel-Canton's Abby Hanson tries to stop Lanesboro's Johanna Bearson from getting closer to the basket when the Cougars hosted the Burros on Monday, Jan. 21.
The M-C girls' basketball team finished the week 1-1 in conference play, losing at home but winning on the road.

Mabel-Canton versus Lanesboro

M-C was defeated by Lanesboro 45-34 on Monday night. Both squads won for their communities, however, since they teamed up for the annual "Foul out Cancer" event, raising funds for cancer awareness and research programs. The same two schools teamed up the following night for the event when their boys' teams met.

"Lanesboro came out and took advantage of our sloppy play early and built themselves a 20-12 halftime lead," M-C coach Adam Wilder said.

"We were never really able to get the game within 5 in the second half. Lanesboro did an excellent job of stopping our runs. Overall, we shot 26 percent as a team from the field and we were only 2-10 on free throws."

Sara Lind scored 9 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and 2 steals, and blocked a shot. Coranda Vickerman also had 9 points, hitting three of six from beyond the arc. The 8th grader also had 3 rebounds to her credit. Christy Welscher hit for 7 points, snagged a team-high 13 rebounds, and blocked 3 shots. Lydia Geving scored 5 points, had 4 rebounds and passed for 7 assists with only 2 turnovers. Carly McCabe had 4 points, along with two steals.

Senior guard Johanna Bearson led Burro scorers with 19 points, 8 rebounds. Alisa Warnes had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Bailey Gartner contributed 7 points and 5 rebounds.

Mabel-Canton at Glenville-Emmons

The Cougars won big on the road on Friday at G-E, 61-19.

After taking an 18 point lead at the half, M-C defenders cracked down, severely limiting the G-E offensive effort in the second period.

"We came out fast on offense and were able to knock down some shots from the outside against their 2-3 zone defense," Wilder said. "We had four first half 3's. Once the zone opened up we were able to get easy buckets inside... The second half the girls turned up the defensive intensity and we were able to hold GE to only 3 second half points. This was a good game to get all of the girls some significant playing time, and to work on our team offense and defense."

Welscher led Cougar scorers with 17. She also blocked two shots and had 2 rebounds. Geving completed a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. McCabe scored 11 points, and had 4 steals and 3 assists. Abby Hanson, Sara Lind and Danielle Paul each finished with 5 points. Lind snagged 7 rebounds while Hanson had 5.

Junior forward Jaclyn Weitzel had 7 points and 5 rebounds for the Wolverines.

Up next

M-C was to have traveled to La Crescent on Monday, Jan. 28, but the game was postponed to Feb. 11. The following night, the Cougars were set to hit the road for Spring Grove. On Friday, Feb. 1, Mabel-Canton hosts Grand Meadow with a doubleheader.

Southeast Conference 2013

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EAST DIVISION W L W L

Spring Grove * 12- 0 13 - 6

Hope Lutheran 7 - 5 13 - 5

Mabel-Canton 6 - 5 10 - 6

Lanesboro 4 - 8 5 -12

Houston 3 - 8 4 -12

* defending division champion

WEST DIVISION

Lyle/Pacelli 9 - 2 14 - 2

Grand Meadow 9 - 3 10 - 7

LeRoy-Ostrander * 7 - 5 8 -10

Schaeffer Acad. 1 -11 4 -14

Glenville-Emmons 0 -11 1 -14