Lanesboro vs. Lyle/Pacelli

Lanesboro hosted unbeaten Lyle/Pacelli (21-0) on Thursday, Feb. 13. The Athletics, who are ranked No. 5 in the state in Class A polling, won the match-up, 76-40.

After tearing to a 45-23 halftime margin, L/P had to settle for a much more common 31 points in the second frame.

"We did a lot of good things in the second half, including limiting our turnovers," LHS coach Kelly McMillen said. "Defensively I was happy with our improvement in making them work for shots. Lyle is obviously very good."

The Burros hit four of seven from the foul line, while the A's netted five of 15.

Haley Polin scored 12 points (including two of three from three-point range), a rebound, and a steal. Olivia Haug had another double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds). She also had four assists and two steals. Claire Peterson and Kelsey O'Koren scored five points apiece. Peterson also had three boards and a block to her credit. O'Koren had a rebound and a steal. Kayla Leiding scored four points and snagged a rebound. Bailey Gartner tried a triple and hit it. She also had three assists, a rebound and a steal. Cassidy Ruud provided five rebounds and a free throw. Kaia Hongerholt had two boards and passed for two assists. Heather Boyum passed for an assist and grabbed a rebound.

Sophomore forward Sarah Holtz scored 18 points for the A's. Brooke Walter added 12, while Ann Rysavy had 11. Courtney Walter was also in double figures, with 10.

Lanesboro at LeRoy-Ostrander

On Saturday the Burros visited LeRoy-Ostrander where the Cardinals prevailed 63-49.

"This was a battle for us," McMillen said. "We got into early foul trouble again and that hurt us. We did a much better job of pressuring the ball and making them work for shots than the last time we played them. Heather Boyum had a great game for us; she's been on a roll lately!"

Boyum and Haug scored 14 points apiece. Gartner poured in 10, while Ruud hit for four. Kayla Leiding got three points. Hongerholt and Olivia Rogers added two each.

Both Boyum and Gartner hit 100 percent (two-for-two) from beyond the three point arc.

Haug was into double figures on the boards once again, with an even dozen rebounds. Gartner grabbed seven, Ruud six, Hongerholt five and Boyum three. Ruud had both of LHS' steals.

The Burros totaled 12 assists. Hongerholt dished out three, while Boyum and Ruud passed for two apiece.

The last six points came at the foul line, where the Cards maintained their 14-digit margin. L-O improved to 12-10 (10-7 SEC) while LHS fell to 7-18 (5-12 SEC).

Up next

The Burros host Mabel-Canton on Friday, Feb. 21.The 1A East Subsection tourney begins on Feb. 25 with the play-in round. The quarterfinals round will be hosted by high seeds two days later. The tourney moves to Mayo Civic Auditorium Tuesday, March 4, for the semifinals.