Gals finish regular season at 11-15, get Z-M in sub-section
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:37 AM
The Lady Knights ended their regular season at 11-15, going 1-2 the last week of play. The gals lost to Chatfield (54-34) and Dover-Eyota (62-57) and beat Wabasha-Kellogg (71-30). Chatfield (14-3, 18-6) and Dover-Eyota (15-3, 21-5) have a chance to be part of a three-way tie for the conference crown, W-K (0-18, 0-25) finished the regular season without a win.
Lizzie Tart hooks the ball around a Wabasha-Kellogg defender for a Kingsland basket. (Tribune photos by David Phillips)
Cheyenne Losey came up with a double-double, 11 points/14 rebounds against Chatfield, but the team fell short, losing the TRC game by 20 points.
"We talked about shutting down their inside players before the game," said coach Eric Breitsprecher. "We did that, but only hit 18 percent from the field ourselves. We dug ourselves into a hole that was hard to get out of."
Kingsland out-rebounded Chatfield 50-38, but the shooting just wasn't there. Losey also had three blocks, three assists and five steals. McKayla Pruter also had three assists and three steals. Haley Colton also turned in a fine floor game with three steals and two assists. Nicole Swanson pulled down nine boards.
Scoring vs. Chatfield...Haley Colton 1-0/2-2, McKayla Pruter 2-2/4-6, Cheyenne Losey 4-1/2-11, Brianna Musel 0-3/5-3, Sarah O'Connell 1-0-2, Brittany Erding 1-0-3, MacKenzie Marzolf 0-2/2-2, Tina Hadland 0-0/2-0, Nicole Swanson 1-3/4-5, team 10-11/21-34. Three's, 3; Losey (2), Erding.
Losey had another fine game against the Falcons, with 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and five steals. Swanson was also in double-figures with 10. Pruter dished out eight assists in the win.
Ten different players scored for the Lady Knights and 13 different players came up with at least one rebound.
"This was senior night," said Breitsprecher. "It was great to get a win for the seniors on their last regular season home game (and what turned out to be their last game at home)." The gals had season team highs for assists and points.
Scoring vs. W-K...Pruter 3-3/5-9, Losey 7-2/2-16, Jessi Kaster 3-0-6, Musel 3-2/4-8, O'Connell 2-4/4-8, Erding 0-0/2-0, Marzolf 2-2/2-6, Lindsay Tart 1-2/2-4, Hadland 1-0-2, Lizzie Tart 1-0-2, Swanson 4-2/2-10, team 27-17/23-71. Three's, none.
"From start to finish the Kingsland ladies came to play," said Breitsprecher about the Dover-Eyota game. "Nicole Swanson and McKayla Pruter led the team with hustle and determination. I understand we lost, added the coach, but this was the best ball we've played since Christmas."
Swanson led the team in points with 17, hitting seven of nine shots from the field and 3/4 from the free throw line. Pruter was also in double-figures with 11. She also had seven rebounds and eight assists. Losey contributed five rebounds and seven assists. Brianna Musel also pulled down seven boards.
Scoring vs. D-E...Colton 1-0-3, Pruter 3-4/6-11, Losey 1-0-2, Kaster 1-0-3, Musel 0-2/2-2, Marzolf 2-0-4, Lind Tart 3-0-9, Liz Tart 3-0-6, Swanson 7-3/4-17, team 21-9/12-57. Three's, 6; Colton, Pruter, Kaster, Lind Tart (3).
The Lady Knights got the fifth seed in the West sub-section and will travel to fourth seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa Friday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The winner will play at Mayo Civic Arena Monday, Feb. 27, against the winner of the Pine Island vs. Cannon Falls game. Pine Island is the top seed in the West.