Mayo might be known more for its offensive firepower in boys basketball, but the Spartans showed they could win a gritty contest as well on Friday night.
Colin Meade scored 38 points and sparked a big run in the second half as eighth-seeded Lourdes rallied past No. 9 Goodhue 64-57 in the opening round of Section 1AA boys basketball on Thursday.
John Marshall beat Lakeville South by seven points earlier in the season. On Wednesday, the Rockets did better than that, winning 54-42 at JM in the Section 1AAAA girls basketball quarterfinals.
After Rochester Mayo’s 61-60 season-opening loss to rival John Marshall on Dec. 3, the Spartans girls basketball team's optimism remained.
No. 1-seed Lourdes played a strong defensive game to defeat No. 8 Plainview-Elgin-Millville 54-36 in Section 1AA girls basketball quarterfinal action on Monday night.