Junior center Olivia Haug of Lanesboro denies the shooting lane to M-C’s Coranda Vickerman.  CRAIG MOORHEAD/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Junior center Olivia Haug of Lanesboro denies the shooting lane to M-C’s Coranda Vickerman. CRAIG MOORHEAD/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Four games in five days kept the Burros running last week.

Lanesboro vs. LeRoy-Ostrander

On Monday, Feb. 3, the Burros hosted L-O, falling short 69-52.

After a couple of lead changes and four tie scores, the Cardinals took a 35-28 advantage into the locker room. They didn't relinquish the lead in the second half.

"We did a lot of things in this game we haven't done all year, finishing plays, moving the basketball from the post," LHS coach Kelly McMillen reported. "It was fun to see."

Transition points and open shots just gave the visitors too many opportunities, he noted.

Olivia Haug led all scorers with 24 points. She finished the double-double with 22 rebounds, and passed for three assists.

Cassidy Ruud added nine points, two rebounds. Olivia Rogers had four points, two rebounds. Bailey Gartner added three points, three rebounds. Claire Peterson, Kelsey O'Koren, Kaia Hongerholt, Heather Boyum, Kayla Leiding and Lexi Lea scored two points apiece. Kayla Leiding had five boards, while Boyum, Peterson and Leiding added two boards each.

Becca Bunne had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors. Haley Hungerholt scored 13, while Laura Stevenson hit for 11. Samantha Siskow added 10 and snagged 10 rebounds. Abi Winkels scored nine points and led Cardinal rebounders with 14 boards.

Lanesboro vs. Glenville-Emmons

The following night, LHS defeated G-E in Lanesboro, 65-36.

"We were a little disappointed with ourselves execution-wise in the first half," McMillen said. "We were able to shore things up a little bit and play much better in the second half."

Lanesboro enjoyed a 29-14 halftime margin.

The Burros hit four of eight free throws, while the Wolverines also hit half, but had more opportunities, netting seven of 14.

Haug scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. She also lifted two steals. Rogers had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal. Ruud added nine points, four rebounds and an assist. Haely Polin had seven points, two boards, two assists and a steal. Peterson netted four points, three rebounds and a steal. Heather Boyum had four points and three rebounds. O'Koren, Hongerholt, Gartner, Kayla Leiding and Leah Ruen had two points each. O'Koren had five assists and four rebounds as well. Gartner and Boyum each blocked a shot.

Bre Lundmark led G-E with 12 points. Jaclyn Weitzel had eight and Mady Wangen seven.

Lanesboro at Mabel-Canton

Thursday brought a trip to Mabel-Canton, where LHS fell 57-48.

The Burros tied the score three times, then took a brief 21-20 lead late in the first half. M-C got the next 10 points, and the contest became a series of runs. Lanesboro pulled back to within three (36-39), but M-C answered with 11 straight points, mostly while Haug sat. A 10-3 LHS rally late in the game wasn't enough to close the gap.

Haug finished with 15 points and 15 boards. She also dished for three assists and grabbed two steals.

Boyum scored nine points and added four rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Polin netted seven points, Ruud six, Gartner five (including a trey), Leiding four and Hongerholt two.

Gartner also pulled down six rebounds, passed for two assists and lifted a steal. Hongerholt had four boards and four assists. Kayla Leiding had three rebounds, while Ruud grabbed two and lifted two steals. Peterson and Polin added two boards each.

McMillen said that the Cougars played a tough, physical game.

"This was a battle for us and we hung in there despite getting into foul trouble," he added. "Heather Boyum had her best game of the year, looking confident and aggressive."

Lanesboro went to the line 19 times, scoring 11 points. Most of those came during a rally early in the second half. Mabel-Canton only got 10 chances, hitting six.

Lydia Geving led the Cougars with 16 points, four steals, two assists and five rebounds. Sara Lind added 14 points, eight rebounds. Hannah Nolte had 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Carly McCabe scored 10 points.

Lanesboro at Glenville-Emmons

Friday found the Burros on the road, heading to G-E. They dominated the Wolverines 54-14.

"We challenged the girls to go out and set the tone early," McMillen said. "We moved the ball well and got excellent shots and stayed within our offense. It really helped us get into the flow of the game."

Lanesboro never trailed. The halftime score was 36-8.

Boyum scored 11 points. Haug had 10 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Polin had nine points (including a trey), six rebounds, two steals and an assist. Peterson added six points, two rebounds, three steals and an assist. Gartner also sank six points, passed for two assists and lifted a steal. O'Koren added three points and hauled in two rebounds. Hongerholt had five boards and two points. She also passed for an assist. Kayla and Haley Leiding scored two points each. Both had two rebounds as well and Kayla lifted three steals. Ruud grabbed five boards, passed for an assist and hit a foul shot.

The Burros also hit seven of 11 free throws, while G-E went four for 15.

Junior guard Mady Wangen led the Wolverines with six points. Senior guard Jaclyn Weitzel added three.

Up next

Lanesboro hosts Lyle/Pacelli on Thursday Feb. 13. Two days later the Burros travel to LeRoy-Ostrander.