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AUSTIN EDITION Rebels girls still winless in Three Rivers

ADAMS -- Southland still is searching for its first Three Rivers Conference girls basketball win of the season.

The Southland Rebels (0-5 TRC) lost 61-39 to the Rushford-Peterson Trojans on Tuesday night. The home team fell behind by 19 points at halftime and never could get back in the game.

Savannah Sawle led the Trojans with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds. Sawle had 16 points in the first half as R-P raced out to a big lead.

"Too many turnovers and a poor shooting percentage led to our big halftime deficit," Southland coach Ethan Riggin said. "Sawle had a nice first half and we couldn't stop her inside. We never got it going offensively and missed all of our three-point attempts."

Ashton May led the Rebels with 15 points on the night, but she was the only player in double figures. Marie Boe added six points and Heather Wilson made five free throws, but it wasn't nearly enough offense to combat the powerful Trojans.

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Southland (1-6 overall) now is off for the holidays and returns to Three Rivers Conference play at St. Charles on Jan. 3.

RUSHFORD-PETERSON (61)

Bailey Vitse 6, Savannah Sawle 21, Katie Kahoun 2, Kristi Jacobsen 5, Heather Vix 12, Lakyn Lind 4, Leah Christian 1, Danielle Ruberg 4, Courtney Johnson 4, Alyssa Miller 2, Ashley Benson 0.

SOUTHLAND (39)

Heather Wilson 5, Donna Neuvirth 3, Maggie May 1, Nikki Jax 4, Hilary Johnson 2, Ashton May 15, Marie Boe 6, Chelsey Smith 3.

Halftime score -- R-P 32, Southland 13.

Three-pointers -- R-P 1-5 (Vix 1); Southland 0-5.

Free throws -- R-P 14-22; Southland 15-29.

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Rebounds -- R-P 46 (Sawle 12); Southland 35 (A.May 6).

Fouled out -- R-P, Benson, Ruberg.

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