Girls Basketball | John Marshall 62, Winona 44

JM 62, WINONA 44

Inside play too much

WINONA — John Marshall bounced back nicely from its loss to Century on Friday, as it blitzed Winona in Big Nine Conference action.

The Rockets did it behind torrid shooting from forward Apiew Ojulu. The sophomore had 22 points on 11- of-13 shooting on two-point baskets. Fellow inside player Nytor Longar added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Alyssa Rushton had 14 points and seven assists.

"The kids did a nice job tonight," JM coach Terry Heiderscheit said. "They worked the ball well and got some good looks for the big kids inside. And our defense did a nice job pressuring them in the first half."


JM (9-2 Big Nine, 13-4 overall) was never threatened in the game, and led 31-16 at halftime.

Winona slipped to 5-7, 6-10.


Ashley Luedke 2, Apiew Ojulu 22, Nytor Longar 18, Taylor Bly , Alyssa Rushton 14, Jasmine Dittrich 6.

Other stats: Longar 13 rebounds, Ojulu 11-13 2-point shots, Rushton 7 assists, Dittrich 5 assists.


Allison Martin 5, Megan Lueck 17, Hannah Norman 10, Callie Glenna 2, Shauna Mahoney 10.

Halftime: JM 31, WIN 16.


Free throws: JM 1-2, WIN 10-15.

Three-point goals: JM 1 (Rushton), WIN 2 (Martin, Lueck).

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