Hot-handed Eagles win fourth in a row
Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN
Rochester Lourdes got the hot hand early and cruised to a 65-32 win over visiting La Crescent in a Hiawatha Valley League girls basketball game Friday night.
Lourdes made 8-of-11 shots in the first nine minutes and surged to a 36-14 lead by halftime.
It was the fourth straight win for the surging Eagles, now 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the HVL Gold Division. La Crescent is 6-3, 1-1 in the HVL Gold.
"I don’t know if I’d say we had the game in hand by halftime," said Lourdes coach Myron Glass. "La Crescent has really fast kids and they played us hard until the horn went off."
Lourdes sophomore center Laura Melquist had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, both team highs. Emily Fisher scored 13 points and Ashlie Seifert added eight points.
For La Crescent, Leah Albrecht was high scorer with eight points and Becca McCoy scored six.
Glass was happy with his team’s shooting. The Eagles shot 47 percent overall and 5-of-16 from three-point range. The Lancers shot just 25 percent including 3-of-12 on three-pointers.
"The kids were really ready," Glass said. "We came out and shot well, better than we did against Cotter (on Tuesday)."
Lourdes is off until the first round of the Rotary/USBank Holiday Classic tournament. Lourdes meets Albany (6-1), last year’s state Class A runner-up, at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Mayo Auditorium.