NEW PRAGUE -- Rochester John Marshall battled against a quality opponent on the road Saturday before falling 63-53 to New Prague in a non-conference girls basketball game.
"It was a great effort on the road against a very tough New Prague team," JM coach Phil Schroeder said. "We did a lot of good things but had too many turnovers which led to some easy baskets for New Prague."
JM trailed just 34-31 at halftime, but couldn't get over the hump against an equally talented Trojans team.
Lilly Meister scored 21 points to lead the Rockets (1-1 overall), while Tori Gateno and Katie Hurt had 11 points each.
JM plays at Mayo on Tuesday before hosting Mankato East on Thursday and Lakeville South on Saturday.
"I'm very proud of how hard we worked," Schroeder said. "We'll clean up some things and get ready for a busy three-game week."
NEW PRAGUE 63, ROCHESTER JM 53
JOHN MARSHALL (53)
Tori Gateno 11 P, 3 3-PT; Katie Hurt 11 P, 3 3-PT; Heather Mullenbach 3 P, 1 3-PT; Alexa Motley 6 P; Lilly Meister 21 P, 1 3-PT.
NEW PRAGUE (63)
No stats submitted.
Halftime: NP 34, JM 31.
Free throws: JM 9-9, NP 13-22.
Three-point goals: JM 8, NP 0.