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Girls basketball Section 1AAAA quarterfinal results for Wednesday, March 2, 2022

A scoreboard of area girls basketball games.

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John Marshall 52, Northfield 38

John Marshall got an early mini scare as it faced No. 8 Northfield in the Section 1AAAA quarterfinals at JM.

That scare didn’t last, though, and the No. 1-seeded Rockets emerged with a comfortable 52-38 win.

“Northfield came out extremely hot and couldn't miss,” said JM coach Phil Schroeder, whose team led just 28-25 at halftime. “We tightened up our defense in the second half and were able to hold them to 10 points, which allowed us to have some breathing room.”

It was the fourth straight game that JM has held its opponent to 38 points or less.

JM won for the 11th straight time and upped its record to 20-7. It will face No. 4 seed Lakeville South in the section semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday, at JM.

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Northfield finished its season 3-24 overall.

It was another big game for star JM center Lilly Meister. The 6-foot-2 senior scored 30 points. Next highest scorer for the Rockets was Ava Haglund with six.

John Marshall 52, Northfield 38
No. 8 NORTHFIELD (35)
Lucy Menssen 2 P; Samantha Ims 5 P, 1 3-PT; Anni Quaas 3 P, 1 3-PT; Ryann Eddy 13 P, 3 3-PT; Izzy Balvin 5 P, 1 3-PT; Grace Mostad 3 P, 1 3-PT; Abbie Thompson 4 P.
No. 1 JOHN MARSHALL (52)
Katie Hurt 4 P; Ava Haglund 6 P, 1 3-PT; Lilly Meister 30 P; Sarah Mullenbach 4 P; Stacie Mullenbach 4 P; Laynie Meister 4 P.
Halftime: JM 28, NFLD 25.
Free throws: NFLD 4-4, JM 7-8.
Three-point goals: NFLD 7, JM 1.

Lakeville South 60, Century 38

LAKEVILLE — Lakeville South lived up to its seeding and then some, ending Century’s season with a 60-38 win in the Section 1AAAA quarterfinals.

Lakeville South (12-15) is the No. 4 seed. Century was seeded fifth.

The Cougars built a sturdy 35-18 halftime lead, then easily pushed to the win. It will next play No. 1 seed John Marshall at 7 p.m. at JM on Saturday.

Aly Schultz led Lakeville South with 23 points. Finley Ohnstad added 16.

Senior Jordyn Sutton had 17 points for Century and sophomore Taylor Clarey had 12.

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Century finished its season 13-14. That was a major jump from a year ago when it was 4-15. The Panthers will return all but two players next year, seniors Sutton and Lydia Niederstadt.

Lakeville South 60, Century 38
No. 5 CENTURY (38)
Jordyn Sutton 17 P; Taylor Clarey 12 P; Bailey Klote 3 P; Nora Lynch 2 P; Ella Kadlec 4 P.
No. 5 LAKEVILLE SOUTH (60)
Kelsey Koles 3 P; Finley Ohnstad 16 P; Maria Harvey 1 P; Whitley Ronn 5 P; Anna Goodman 4 P; Dani Coleman 4 P; Aly Schultz 23 P; Ava Trettin 2 P; Schomburg 2 P.
Halftime: LS 35, CENT 18.
Free throws: CENT (na), LS (na).
Three-point goals: CENT (na), LS (na).

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