Girls basketball: Kupfer's 22 rebounds not enough for Century

Kendall Kupfer set a Century single-game record with 22 rebounds but it wasn't enough as the Panthers dropped a 64-55 game to Albert Lea in Big Nine Conference girls basketball on Sunday.

Kupfer had a solid all-around game as she also had 17 points, three assists and blocked a pair of shots.

"Kendall Kupfer was outstanding," Century coach Chris Stenzel said.

The coach was not as pleased with the team's defensive effort, however. Albert Lea held the lead much of the way and was up 28-24 at the break.

A trio of Tigers scored in double figures. Bryn Woodside led the way with 22 points and Sydney Rehnelt added 20. Rehnelt hit six 3-pointers.


"Our defense tonight was very disappointing," Stenzel said. "We are a much better defensive team."

Morgan Hazelton had 14 points and eight rebounds for Century while Kanani Asuncion had 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Century and Albert Lea are now both 6-9 in the Big Nine. The Panthers are 10-12 overall and Albert Lea is 9-13.

Albert Lea 64, Century 55


Bryn Woodside 22, Megan Kortan 14, Sydney Rehnelt 20, Francesca Eckstrom 6, Caycee Gilbertson 2.


Kanani Asuncion 5, Kristin Fleissner 8, Elizabeth Bruss 9, Morgan Hazelton 14, Jenna Brown 2, Kendall Kupfer 17.


Other stats:Asuncion 10 rebounds, 7 assists; Kupfer 22 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks; Hazelton 8 rebounds, 3 assists; Bruss 5 rebounds, 1 assist.

Halftime:AL 28, CENT 24.

Free throws:AL 12-13, CENT 7-15.

Three-point goals:AL 6 (Rehnelt 6), CENT 6 (Asuncion 1, Fleissner 2, Hazelton 2, Bruss 1).

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