Cassidy Ruud goes up for two points for the Burros vs. Rushford-Peterson.  DAWN HAUGE/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Cassidy Ruud goes up for two points for the Burros vs. Rushford-Peterson. DAWN HAUGE/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Lanesboro opened the sub-section tourney with a win against Houston before ending the season against Rushford-Peterson Thursday.

Lanesboro vs. Houston

The Lady Burros traveled to Houston on Feb. 25, taking on the Hurricanes in a sub-section play-in game. Arriving with a No. 9 seeding, LHS defeated No. 8 Houston 63-50.

It was the third meeting between LHS and Houston. The first two were won by the Hurricanes, but this match-up was different.

"This was a game we knew we could win if we stayed out of foul trouble, which hurt us the first two times we played," Lanesboro coach Kelly McMillen said.

Snappy passing and some open shot shots in the paint helped the Burros overcome their hosts. After an initial 2-2 tie, LHS never relinquished the lead.

Olivia Haug had another double-double with 26 points, 14 rebounds. She also lifted five steals and passed for an assist. Haley Polin hit for 15 points (including three triples), blocked two shots, and snagged a rebound and a steal. Other LHS scorers included Cassidy Ruud with seven points, Kaia Hongerholt with four, Bailey Gartner with three, and Heather Boyum, Kayla Leiding, Steph Erickson, and Haely Leiding with two points apiece.

Hongerholt also had six boards and four steals. She passed for a team-high eight assists as well. Ruud grabbed four rebounds, while Gartner got five. Haely Leiding had three rebounds.

Hurricane Kelly Jerviss led Houston scorers with 19 points, 12 rebounds. Abbey Loken also got the double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Anna Sweet dished out four assists.

Houston finished the season at 8-15, while LHS improved to 7-18.

Lanesboro vs. Rushford-Peterson

Two days later, The Burros headed for Rushford-Peterson, finishing their tourney run in quarterfinal action against the top-seeded Trojans.

After taking a 15-point lead at intermission, R-P went on to defeat LHS 79-38.

"Their pressure really got to us in the second half and we just couldn't execute the way we wanted to," McMillen noted. The Trojans (21-4) once again utilized a high-octane defensive effort to disrupt the offensive scheme of their opponents.

The Trojans never trailed. But the Burros did out-score the home team at the foul line (12 to five), where Haug hit five of seven (71 percent).

Haug wound up netting 17 points and 13 rebounds. Kelsey O'Koren added six points, while Boyum hit for four and snagged two boards. Erickson had three points, one board. Polin totaled three points, two rebounds, while Gartner got two points and a board. Kayla Leiding got two points. Kaia Hongerholt had five rebounds and a free throw. Ruud had two assists and a rebound.

For R-P, Kendra Crawford netted 24 points, eight steals, and eight assists. Brianna Koop poured in 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Sierra McNamer totaled 11 points, seven steals. Keela Brand added nine points, five rebounds.



Sub-section 1A East Girls Basketball 2014

#9 Lanesboro 63, #8 Houston 50

#7 Hope Lutheran 42, #10 Schaeffer Academy 38

Quarterfinals

#3 Spring Grove 64, #6 Kingsland 44

#2 Fillmore Central 48, #7 Hope Lutheran 45

#1 Rushford-Peterson 79, #9 Lanesboro 38

#4 Mabel-Canton 51, #5 Wabasha-Kellogg 44

Semi-finals

#1 Rushford-Peterson 68, #4 Mabel-Canton 60

#2 Fillmore Central 51, #3 Spring Grove 40

Finals, March 8 at Rochester 11 a.m. #2 Fillmore Central (14-12) vs. #1 Rushford-Peterson (22-4)



SEC Girls Basketball -FINAL

*division champions

EAST DIVISION

Spring Grove* 16-2 SEC (19-8 season)

Mabel-Canton 13-4 SEC (15-10 season)

Hope Lutheran 7-11 SEC (11-16) season Houston 7-11 SEC (8-15 season)

Lanesboro 5-12 SEC (8-19 season)

WEST DIVISION

Lyle/Pacelli* 18-0 SEC (24-1 season)

LeRoy-Ostrander 10-7 SEC (12-12 season)

Grand Meadow 10-8 SEC (11-15 season)

Schaeffer Academy 2-15 (5-20 season)

Glenville-Emmons 0-17 SEC (0-21 season)