Girls basketball | JM rebounds to overpower Century, 55-26
John Marshall rebounded from a disappointing home loss to Owatonna on Friday with a dominating win over visiting Century on Saturday.
John Marshall held Century to just six points in the first half and built a 20-point lead that Century could not dent in the second half.
JM shook off a five-point loss to conference leader Owatonna on Friday and avenged a 48-39 loss to Century in the fifth-place game of the Rotary tournament. The teams meet for a third time Feb. 11 at Century.
"I was proud of the girls and how they responded after a tough and physical game (Friday) night," said JM head coach Phil Schroeder.
JM notched its third win in four games and improved to 9-7 overall and 7-2 in the Big Nine. Century lost its third in the last four and is now 6-8, 3-5 in conference.
Jamie Ruden powered JM with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Kanani Asuncion led Century with nine points.
We played good team defense and also got off to a good start offensively. Our ball movement was better and allowed a number of kids score.
Both teams play Tuesday; Century is at Winona, the first of three straight road games this week, and JM is at Faribault.
John Marshall 55, Century 26
Kanani Asuncion 9, Kristin Fleissner 6, Elizabeth Bruss 2, Morgan Hazelton 2, Samantha Jorgenson 1, Kendall Kupfer 6.
JOHN MARSHALL (55)
Kami Haider 5, Haley Holtorf 5, Jamie Ruden 22, Angel Agoth 3, Nicole Fautsch 11, Julia Stowe 7, Katelyn Prebe 1.
Other stats:Ruden 12 rebounds; Haider 5 steals, 6 assists; Agoth 7 rebounds; Boldt 4 rebounds.
Halftime:JM 26, CENT 6.
Free throws:CENT 4-12, JM 8-16.
Three-point goals:CENT 2 (Fleisnner 2), JM 4 (Holtorf 1, Ruden 1, Fautsch 1, Stowe 1).