Lourdes 51, Byron 39

Sydney Elliott and Vivica Bretton both cracked double figures, but it was the Eagles' defense that was the real story in Lourdes' 51-39 victory over Byron. The Eagles held Wisconsin commit Sacia Vanderpool to just eight points.

"I was very proud of the girls' intensity, effort and teamwork tonight, especially on defense," Lourdes coach Aaron Berg said. "We had a number of girls step up in moments to get the win."



Lourdes 51, Byron 39

BYRON (39)

Aubrey Akervik 5 P; Sacia Vanderpool 8 P; Rylie Schnell 8 P, 2 3-PT; Katherine Lambrecht 2 P; Emma Stork 6 P; Kendra Harvey 10 P.

LOURDES (51)

Emily Bowron 8 P, 2 3-PT; Sydney Elliott 13 P, 1 3-PT; Vivica Bretton 11 P; C.J. Adamson 7 P; Ella Hopkins 6 P; Annamarie Sieve 6 P.

Halftime: LOUR 22, BYR 15.

Free throws: BYR 12-16, LOUR 8-13.

Three-point goals: BYR 2, LOUR 3.

Mayo 76, Owatonna 60

Mayo improved to 4-0 thanks to a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double from Anna Miller. The Spartans led by 19 at the half and cruised to a 76-60 victory over Owatonna.

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Hannah Hanson added 17 points and Lynnsey Hady scored 14 points.

"We were able to get up for a few easy buckets, especially in the first half," Mayo coach Ryan Carpenter said. "We did a really good job of attacking the basket and getting to the foul line with 30 free-throw attempts. We also did a solid job of sharing the basketball and finished with five players scoring eight or more points."

Mayo 76, Owatonna 60

OWATONNA (60)

Audrey Simon 1 R; Avery Ahrens 6 P, 6 R, 2 3-PT; Lexi Mendenhall 13 P, 5 R, 1 3-PT; Lauren Sommers 4 P, 3 R; Hillary Haarstad 7 P, 6 R; Maggie Newhouse 4 P, 2 R; Sara Kingland 13 P, 8 R; Taylor Schlauderaff 2 P, 1 R; Holly Buytaert 11 P, 1 3-PT.

MAYO (76)

Hannah Hanson 17 P, 2 R; Taylor Hill 3 P, 1 3-PT; Mullk Hammadelniel 9 P, 2 3-PT; Lynnsey Hady 14 P, 3 R, 2 3-PT; Adit Koth 2 R; Izabel Russell 2 R; Anna Miller 22 P, 10 R; Aaliyah Ross 1 P, 2 R; Mia Harber 8 P, 6 R; Elli Collins 2 P, 7 R.

Halftime: MAYO 43, OWAT 24.

Free throws: OWAT 13-18, MAYO 23-30.

Three-point goals: OWAT 4, MAYO 5.

John Marshall 56, Albert Lea 46

ALBERT LEA — It wasn’t the beginning that John Marshall wanted, but the Rockets righted themselves and finished with a 56-46 win over Albert Lea in Big NIne Conference action.

JM trailed the Tigers 25-23 at intermission. The Rockets entered the game 2-1, while Albert Lea was 0-3.

JM developed an offensive rhythm in the second half and paced by Lilly Meister’s 24 points, cruised the rest of the way. Ava Haglund added 13 points for JM, including hitting three 3-pointers. Katie Hurt had nine points and Olivia Gorden seven.

“Give credit to a hard working and much improved Albert Lea team,” JM coach Phil Schroeder said. “We need to have a good week of practice and be ready for a very strong Mankato West team.”

John Marshall 56, Albert Lea 46

JOHN MARSHALL (56)

Katie Hurt 9 P; Ava Haglund 13 P, 3 3-PT; Olivia Gorden 7 P, 2 3-PT; Stacie Mullenbach 3 P; Lilly Meister 24 P, 2 3-PT.

ALBERT LEA (46)

Morgan Luhring 8 P; Annika Veldman 2 P; Taya Jeffrey 10 P; Jordan Juveland 18 P; Kendall Kenis 4 P; Nevaeh Wacholz 4 P.

Halftime: AL 25, JM 23.

Free throws: JM 4-7, AL 12-16.

Three-point goals: JM 7, AL 0.