Rebels girls outlast Eagles

ADAMS — The Southland Rebels girls basketball team built a big lead Tuesday night and then had to withstand a late rally from the visiting Dover-Eyota Eagles.

With four players in double figures and a total of nine scoring on the night, the Rebels used their overall balance for an 82-72 win.

Still, it wasn't easy for the Rebels in this Three Rivers Conference game. D-E (13-10 overall, 10-7 TRC) was led by Sarah Pease with a game-high 30 points. The sophomore guard hit a pair of treys along the comeback trail.

"With 10 minutes to go in the second half, we were up by 28 points and playing well," Southland coach Bob Sheehan said. "Then all of the sudden they got hot and we started forcing a few shots.

They went on a big run and cut our lead to eight with 2:30 to go, then held on with free throws. It was a nice conference win in front of home fans."


Jana Schammel led the Rebels in scoring with 18 points, including four treys. With the home win, the Southland girls improved to 12-6 in the Three Rivers.

Brandi Schammel added 16 points for the Rebels. Haley Kirkpatrick, with a pair of three-pointers, and Madi Schmitz were also in double figures on the night.

Southland (17-6 overall) travels to Hayfield for a non-conference game on Thursday night.

Southland 82, Dover-Eyota 72


Sara Pease 30, Taylor Jean 11, Kelsey LeFebre 6, Krista Horn 8, Laura Fierro 3, Megan Ihrke 12, Jessica Simes 2.


Jana Schammel 18, Madi Schmitz 10, Bradi Schammel 16, Haley Kirkpatrick 14, Lindsey Bottema 5, Bre Vogel 4, Megan Mullenbach 6, Brianna Reinartz 4, Kelli Smith 5.


Halftime:Southland 40, D-E 30.

Free throws:DE 19-40, SOU 25-40.

Three-point goals:DE 5 (Ihrke 3, Pease 2). SOU 7 (J.Schammel 4, Kirkpatrick 2, Mullenbach 1).

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