Lourdes cruises in season-opener

Anna Lundquist came off the bench to score 10 points and help Rochester Mayo to a 60-59 win over Stillwater in its girls basketball season-opener Tuesday.

Besides Lundquist's 10 points, Mayo had seven other players score. Lauren Ulsh had 11 points and Anna Hirssig added 10.

Stillwater led 36-35 at intermission.

"It was back and forth in the first half with them taking the lead at halftime," Mayo coach Angie Meister said.

Meister loved the balance of her team.


"We had great team play and great numbers from our bench," she said. "Even scoring from all eight players meant the win."

Mayo led by 10 with eight minutes left in regulation. Stillwater fought back and had a chance for the win, with the final possession of the basketball. But Meister noted that her team never gave the Ponies a good look at the basket.

Mayo 60, Stillwater 59


A. Hein 4, K. Sahr 8, A. Genaci 5, A. Boldt 10, K. Van Klei 24, F. Anderson 3, M. Weidner 4, S. Handeudt 9, S. Mittlestadt 2.

MAYO (60)

Ann Flesher 4, Anna Hirssig 10, Anna Lundquist 10, Bailey Alston 5, Heather Khammavongsa 6, Julie Miller 8, Katrina Ruedinger 6, Lauren Ulsh 11.

Other stats:


Halftime:  STILL 36, MAYO 35.

Free throws:  16-31, MAYO 27-52.

Three-point goals:  5 (Sahr 1, Geraci 1 Boldt 2, Anderson-1), MAYO 1 (Miller 1).

LOURDES 80, Z-M 28

Nice start for Eagles

Lourdes got off to a raging start and cruised past Zumbrota-Mazeppa in Hiawatha Valley League play at Alumni Hall.

Lourdes grabbed a 20-11 halftime lead in what was its opening game of the season.

"We really started fast and kept strong the whole game," Lourdes coach Myron Glass said. "They have some injuries which really hurt them and we were able to take advantage of it."


Lourdes was led by Stephanie Helt with 16 points. She was one of four Eagles in double figures. Shelby Hanssen had 15 points.

The Eagles played 11 players.

"Our depth is inexperienced so getting everyone playing time really helped us," Glass said.

Lourdes 80, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 28


Kalli Paukert 2, Carissa Darcy 4, Anne Idler 0, Brooke Swenson 0, Geena Miller 0, Laura Huneke 2, Ashlen Buck 0, Allison Mollenhauer 10, Nasha Reuter 0, Carley Henning 0, Amber Jentsch 8.


Stephanie Helt 16, Margaret Pearson 5, Olivia Muyres 10, Alyssa Nelson 10, Val Tracy 0, Becca Garry 6, Betsey Daly 4, Sara Hobday 4, Casey Huber 8, Shelby Hanssen 15, Kiya Virgin 2.


Other stats:Hanseen 7 rebounds; Helt 5 assists, 4 steals; Muyres 5 assists, 4 steals. Lourdes shot 31 for 39 with a 13-for-15 third quarter.

Halftime: LOUR 43, Z-M 11.

Free throws:LOUR 20, Z-M 11.

Three-point goals: Z-M 1 (Darcy), LOUR 4 (Helt 1, Pearson 1, Nelson 2).


Woodbury too much

WOODBURY — Woodbury used strong pressure defense to take John Marshall out of its game and handed the Rockets a 71-35 non-conference loss.

JM trailed 40-16 at halftime.


"Woodbury has a good ball club and they really get after you — we did a lot of things poorly because of their pressure," JM coach Terry Heiderscheit said. "They will be one of the best defensive teams we face this year so we were able to get a feel for what we need to do better. We have some kids who can play and they will play better as we get deeper into the season."

JM had nobody hit double-figures.

Woodbury 71, John Marshall 35


Christina Block 6, Katelyn Rushton 8, Megan Byrne 5, Claire Kingsley 7, Kristen Erickson 2, Megan Haynes 0, Allison Radke 2, Allyson Sherden 5, Tessa Muehe 0.

Other stats:Rushton 6 rebounds, Sherden 7 rebounds.


Marissa Olsen 10, Erin Slayton 4, Kristina White 18, Michelle Young 26, Kayla Hinton 2, Dani Oien 6, Mikeala Hunter 1, Liz Sampson 2.


Halftime:  WOOD 40, JM 16.

Free throws:JM 7-17, 6-12.

Three-point goals:WOOD 10 (Young 4, White 3, Olsen 2, Slayton 1), JM 1 (Kingsley 1).

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