Quarterfinal loss ends Century's season
Rochester Century's girls basketball season ended with a 58-49 loss at Eagan in a Section One, Class AAAA quarterfinal on Wednesday.
After trailing 21-7 early in the second quarter, Century got as close as three points, at 52-49, in the final two minutes.
"We got off to a slow start, but like the rest of the season, we battled to the final buzzer," Panthers coach Tim Strain said. "I know we gave them a scare down the stretch."
Sara Leidall had a game-high 18 points for Century, while Lisa Tlougan added 14. The two combined for five three-pointers, with Leidall making three.
Century finished the season with a 10-17 record. Eagan, now 11-15, advances to the 1AAAA semifinals. The Wildcats face Rosemount on Saturday at Mayo Civic Arena. The 1 p.m. game is followed by the second semifinal between Rochester John Marshall and Lakeville.
Lisa Tlougan 14, Lauren Bergstrom 0, Lindsey Priebe 3, Amanda Schambureck 0, Becky Schneider 2, Danielle Fischer 6, Sara Leidall 18, Kasie Heimer 2, Whitney Priebe 4.
Erin Downes 2, Morgan Johnson 2, Noel LaBate 4, Evie Peterson 15, Kristine Ducharme 15, Lisa Bencivenga 7, Cassie Gardner 7, Sarah Kunelius 6, Brittany Johnson 0.
Century 7 17 31 49
; Eagan 19 30 42 58
; Three-point goals -- Century 5 (Leidall 3, Tlougan 2), Eagan 2 (Ducharme, Kunelius).
Free throws -- Century 14-19, Eagan 22-32. Fouled out -- Century, Schneider.