The Northfield Raiders girls basketball team literally ran away from the Faribault Falcons Tuesday night 56-21 in Northfield.  Raiders Head Coach Tony Mathison scouted Faribault against Kasson-Mantorville Monday night and knew the Falcons would be tired from their previous effort.  So message to his team evidently was let's run.

The Falcons did not score their first points of the game until there were 5:38 to go in the first half.  Faribault senior Abby Van Ryn scored a three point basket at that point.  A night after the Falcons did a fairly decent job of taking care of the basketball they had the turnover spout spew again with 18 turnovers resulting in 20 Northfield points.

I recall saying during the broadcast that Falcons Head Coach Bill Bardal would be doing cartwheels in the locker room because his team was only down by single digits at the half, 18-9.

Neither team had a player score in double figures in the game.  The Raiders were led by Nora Lemkuhl and LIzzie Berkvam with 9 points each.  Van Ryn led Faribault with 5 points and Evy Vettrus added 5.

Our Faribault State Farm Insurance agents Faribault players of the game were sophomore Bennett Wolff and junior Zoe Fronk because they appeared to have the most energy during the game.  The Falcons host Rochester John Marshall Friday and Northfield goes to Winona Friday night.

In other girls basketball action Tuesday night:

  • Goodhue 60  Stewartville 57
  • Red Wing 92  Winona 29
  • Waseca 48  Hutchinson 30
  • Lake City 79  Cannon Falls 43
  • Randolph 58  Bethlehem Academy 34
  • Leroy-Ostrander 75  United South Central 53
  • Mankato West 56  Mankato East 43
  • New Prague 47  Minnetonka 45
  • Shakopee 56  Lakeville North 51
  • Farmington 51  Lakeville South 46
  • Rosemount 44  Eagan 40
  • Apple Valley 78  Burnsville 62
  • Eastview 76  Prior Lake 63
  • Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons 78  Lanesboro 35
  • Fillmore Central 66  Chatfield 42
  • Norwood-Young America 69  Sibley East 32
  • Southwest Christian 41  Mayer Lutheran 37
  • St. Charles 82  Rushford-Peterson 74
  • Caledonia 61  Plainview-Elgin-Millville 47
  • Jordan 63  LeSeuer-Henderson 34
Rachel Kelly of Northfield Defended by Bennett Wolff of Faribault. Photo Courtesy of Jim Wellbrock
Abby Van Ryn of Faribault in Attack Mode. Photo Courtesy of Jim Wellbrock