"Traci McDonald played her best game of the season," said Coach Brian

Baum. "She was very active on both ends of the floor," he continued.

McDonald only had four points, but came up with a team high nine rebounds

and three blocked shots, along with a steal and an assist.

"This was a bad loss for us," added Coach Baum. "We did not attack

offensively and lacked energy." The Lady Gophers lost the non-conference

game to Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 45-41.

MaKenzie Miller led the team with 11 points, but spent much of the game

on the bench with foul trouble. She hit five of eight shots when she was in

the game, and pulled down five boards. Morgan Henry had eight points

against the Cougars, hitting 2/4 from three-point range and 2/2 at the line.

Kirsten Keefe tallied seven points, including five of nine at the charity

stripe. Camille Rasmussen came off the bench and scored five points,

including 1/2 from 'long range.' Brook Irish also came of the bench and hit

two buckets in four attempts for four points.

Starting guard Sidney Irish is still out of the line-up with an injury.

She's expected back in the next few games.

Individual scoring vs Z-M: Candace Gould 0-1/2-1, Keefe 1-5/9-7,

Rasmussen 2-0-5, Maddie Talamantes 0-0/2-0, Maddy Kammer 0-1/2-1, Henry

2-2/2-6, McDonald 2-0-4, B. Irish 2-0-4, Miller 5-1/2-11, team 14-10/19-41.

Three's, 3; Rasmussen, Henry (2).

After the loss to Zumbrota-Mazeppa, the team did 're-bound' with a big

win, 56-21, over Lewiston-Altura. The gals had a 29-4 lead at halftime.

The Lady Gophers only had one player in double-figures, MaKenzie Miller.

She had 16 points on six of eight shooting from the field, and 4/5 at the

line. She also had a team high seven rebounds.

Ten different players scored against the Cardinals (0-10, 2-12). Morgan

Henry and Kirsten Keefe each had seven points and Maddie Talamantes scored

six points, after being 'shut-out' against Z-M. Karlee Moulton had five

points with one field goal and three of four at the charity stripe.

Candace Gould had a fine floor game with five steals, three assists, and

no turnovers.

With the win the Gophers are now 7-3 in the TRC, and 9-5, overall.

Monday night the gals hosted Wabasha-Kellogg in TRC action. Tuesday

they travel to Southland and Friday they are home with Dover-Eyota.

Three Rivers Conference

Girls Basketball Standings through

Thurs., Jan. 10, 2013


Dover-Eyota 10-0 15-0

Southland 9-1 10-2

Caledonia 8-2 12-2

Chatfield 7-3 9-5


6-4 10-5

Kingsland 5-5 7-7

Rushford-Peterson 4-6 7-6

St. Charles 3-7 3-11

Fillmore Central 2-8 2-10

Wabasha-Kellogg 1-9 2-11

Lewiston-Altura 0-10 2-12