Three Rochester schools advance
p There are three Rochester schools -- the Lourdes girls and Mayo and Century boys -- still alive in the Rotary/US Bank Holiday Classic.
Rochester's girls teams went one-for-four with only unbeaten Lourdes advancing to today's semifinal round where the Eagles will play defending Class AAAA state champion Lakeville (7-2) at 3:45 p.m. in the Mayo Civic Auditorium.
In girls quarterfinal games Thursday at Lourdes, Bloomington Jefferson ousted Mayo 38-34, Breck bounced John Marshall 53-38 and defending tournament champion Lakeville knocked off Century, 47-31.
Lindsey Jensen scored 13 and Steph Knell 14 to lead Lourdes, and 11 others scored for Lourdes. Leah Kodet had six steals and six assists, and Megan Pierskalla had five steals.
Mayo and John Marshall will meet in the consolation round at 6 p.m. at Lourdes.
Boys quarterfinal games were played at the Mayo Civic Auditorium.
Mayo held Staples-Motley to just 18 first-half points and ran away with a 55-37 win. Junior guard Ben Sullivan scored a game-high 18 points for the 3-3 Spartans.
The Spartans meet Eden Prairie at 6:30 p.m. followed at 8:15 with Century going against Woodbury.
Century advanced with a 64-57 win over Osseo. The Panthers were led by senior guard Dan Lyons, who pumped in a game-high 22 points.
John Marshall, meanwhile, was bumped off by Woodbury, 67-49. The Rockets got off to a horrid start, trailing at one time 16-2.
Also in boys play, Eden Prairie rocked Elk River 65-30. Eden Prairie was ranked fifth in the latest Class AAAApoll while Elk River was ranked sixth.