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Three Panthers score 20 in win over Northfield

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Three Rochester Century players scored 20 points or more and the Panthers rolled to a 76-66 win over Northfield in a girls basketball game at the Century gym on Friday night.

Kiara Lindsey scored 23 points, and Alyssa Lewis and Kendall Kupfer added 20 points each as Century won its second straight and improved to 4-2 overall.

"The girls played hard and finished going down the stretch," said Century head coach Marcus Leloux.

Century built a double-digit lead by halftime and held it throughout the second half. The Panthers outscored Northfield 19-7 at the free throw line.

Northfield was led by Kaylyn Kidd with 18 points and Grace Touchette with 17. The Raiders dropped to 3-2 overall and in the conference.

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"The girls continue to play unselfishly on offense and play as a team. Defensively we continue to stick to our principles," Leloux added.

Century, 3-1 in the conference, plays at Albert Lea on Tuesday.

Century 76, Northfield 66

NORTHFIELD (66)

Vanessa Dimick 5 P, 1 3-PT; Grace Touchette 17 P, 3 3-PT; Ella Stromme 5 P, 1 3-PT; Kaylyn Kidd 18 P, 3 3-PT; Taylor Ernste 2 P; Elizabeth Schwartz 5 P; Annika Hoff 4 P; Hannah Edwards 9 P.

CENTURY (76)

Alyssa Lewis 20 P, 3 3-PT; Kristin Fleissner 9 P, 1 3-PT; Rylee Kanne 3 P, 1 3-PT; Kiara Lindsey 23 P, 2 3-PT; S amantha Jorgenson 1 P; Kendall Kupfer 20 P.

Halftime:CENT 33, NFLD 22.

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Free throws:NFLD 7-15, CENT 19-34.

Three-point goals:NFLD 8, CENT 7.

JM holds off upset-minded Packers

Rochester John Marshall got 24 points from star senior guard Jamie Ruden and the Rockets needed all of them to hold off Austin 51-48 in a Big Nine Conference girls basketball game at the JM gym.

JM won its second straight and improved to 4-0 in the Big Nine Conference and 4-1 overall. Austin is 2-2 and 2-2.

"This was a hard fought Big Nine game against a strong Austin team and we did enough for the win," JM coach Phil Schroeder said.

Senior center Nicole Fautsch added 11 poins for JM. Austin was led by 6-foot-3 senior center Ruth Koang with 24 points.

"We did a nice job of rebounding and had great effort the entire game," Schroeder noted. "We had some foul trouble and Austin took advantage and knocked down their free throws.

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"We have a ways to go, but the girls continue to work hard and are improving everyday."

JM is home Tuesday against Winona.

John Marshall 51, Austin 48

AUSTIN (48)

Shayley Vesel 15 P; Ashley Hawkshead 9 P, 1 3-PT; Ruth Koang 24 P.

JOHN MARSHALL (51)

Abby Gee 6 P; Jessie Ruden 3 P, 1 3-PT; Rachael Ojeikhodion 7 P, 2 3-PT; Jamie Ruden 24 P; Nicole Fautsch 11 P, 1 3-PT.

Halftime:JM 23, AUS 15.

Free th rows:AUS 15-18, JM 7-14.

Three-point goals:AUS 1, JM 4.

Lee's 36 points lead Byron over Lourdes

Rochester Lourdes wasn't able to measure up Byron center Ayoka Lee on Friday night.

Byron's 6-foot-5 sophomore center poured in 36 points and led Byron to a 60-46 win over Lourdes in a Hiawatha Valley League girls basketball game at the Lourdes gym.

Byron improved to 5-0 overall and Lourdes is 3-2. Byron had a 16-point lead at halftime and Lourdes cut it to six in the second half but got no closer.

"Lee was just too much for us," said Lourdes head coach Aaron Berg. "Our goal was to win the second half to have a chance and we can take that positive from the game."

Sophomore forward Wynter Bergner led Lourdes with 18 points and senior guard Katie Helt scored nine on three three-pointers. The Eagles had an 8-0 advantage in three-pointers.

"Hats off to Byron tonight, they did a nice job of handling pressure and taking advantage of mismatches," Berg added. "We did what we could to make it a game in the second half but just couldn't sustain it."

• On Thursday night, Junior guard Madison Berg scored 22 points to lead Lourdes in a 58-31 road win over La Crescent, in a game in La Crescent that was reported late to the P-B. Grace Rogers, also a junior guard, added 10 points for Lourdes which led at halftime, 26-14. Senior forward Anna Peterson led La Crescent (0-4) with nine points.

"We had some trouble taking care of the ball in the first half but were able to turn it around in the second," coach Berg said. "I was happy with our progress rebounding the ball."

Byron 60, Lourdes 46

BYRON (60)

Erika Smith 2 P; Taya Johnson 2 P; Lexi Barth 14 P; Kayla Richardson 6 P; Ayoka Lee 36 P.

LOURDES (46)

Madison Berg 8 P, 1 3-PT; Katie Helt 9 P, 3 3-PT; Grace Rogers 5 P, 1 3-PT; Annelise Paulik 1 P; Eleanor Plager 5 P, 1 3-PT; Wynter Bergner 18 P, 8 R, 2 3-PT.

Halftime:BYR 36, LOUR 20.

Free throws:BYR 6-10, LOUR 6-10.

Three-point goals:BYR 0, LOUR 8.

Spartans' D clamps down on East

MANKATO — Rochester Mayo flexed its defensive strength and defeated Mankato East 51-29 in a Big Nine Conference girls basketball game Friday night at the East gym.

Mayo built a 14-point lead by halftime and Mankato East didn't get any closer.

Mayo improved to 5-0 overall and the Spartans are allowing just 35 points per game. Mankato East is 1-4 overall.

"Another great road win," said Mayo head coach Rich Decker. "Defensively we are reaching goals that the team has set for themselves. We are able to play a lot of players."

Senior center Anna Winter scored 19 points and had six rebounds, and junior guard Olivia Korngable had 17 points and seven assists.

Our C-squad and JV also came away with wins tonight. Our guards are taking better care of the basketball. Our shooting will continue to improve.

"Our guards are taking better care of the basketball," Decker noted. "Our shooting will continue to improve."

Mayo, 3-0 in conference, is home Tuesday against Mankato West.

Mayo 51, Mankato East 29

MAYO (51)

Lexie Riley 5 P, 3 R; Hallie Olson 3 P, 1 3-PT; Siennah Stamness 3 P, 3 R, 1 3-PT; Olivia Korngable 17 P, 2 R, 3 3-PT; Grace Riley 1 P, 1 R; Foney Marcellino 1 P, 5 R; Anna Kirkland 1 R; Breanna Baker 2 R; Courtney Hruska 2 P, 4 R; Anna Winter 19 P, 6 R.

MANKATO EAST (29)

Jenny Vetter 2 P; Abby Dressen 3 P; Kayla Fingerson 3 P, 1 3-PT; Shayla Karge 12 P; Allison Taylor 9 P.

Halftime:MAYO 30, EAST 16.

Free throws:MAYO 8-13, EAST 4-5.

Three-point goals:MAYO 5, EAST 1.

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