Goodhue Girls Now Rated #3 in Class 2A Basketball
The latest Minnesota Basketball News (MBBN) rankings have Goodhue #3 after a win this week over #15 rated Rochester Lourdes in Class 2A.
The Wildcats are scheduled to face Class 1A #6 Minneota in a showcase event Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Kasson-Mantorville High School. Tip-off time is 5:00 p.m. The Vikings are three time defending state champions in Class 1A.
Before their 58-52 win over the Eagles the Wildcats downed #4 Class 2A St. Croix Lutheran at Byron 54-46. They also have wins over Class 2A #9 Sauk Centre 51-38 and #11 Lake City 53-50.
Not only are those wins impressive but all came on the road.
Goodhue's only loss happened during the Winona State University Holiday Showcase against Winona Cotter 69-48. The Ramblers are ranked #16 in Class 2A.
The Wildcats are averaging 66 points a game while allowing 47.7. In true Goodhue fashion they get after it with high pressure defense that gets them transition points.
However they are also able to execute in a half court game when necessary.
Four Big Nine Conference schools are among the state's elite according to MBBN.
In Class 4A Rochester John Marshall is #20 with a 6-5 record.
Back to back wins against Lakeville North 57-48 and Red Wing 48-38 probably caught the attention of MBBN.
In Class 3A undefeated Austin is #1, Mankato East #7, Mankato West #9 (East beat West this week at Minnesota State Mankato).
Three South Suburban teams are in the top 18 in Class 4A. Rosemount #9, Shakopee #10, Prior Lake #18.
It's been awhile since no Lakeville schools were in the Top 20.
Complete listings are below with highlighted teams from either Big Nine, Gopher, H-V-L, South Suburban Conferences or Faribault/Owatonna area.
1. Mountain Iron-Buhl
2. Mayer Lutheran
3. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's
8. Cass Lake-Bena
9. Sleepy Eye
1. Minnehaha Academy
2. Providence Academy
4. St. Croix Lutheran
5. Holy Family
6. New London-Spicer
9. Sauk Centre
3. Holy Angels Academy
4. St. Paul Como Park
6. Benilde-St. Margaret's
7. Mankato East
9. Mankato West
4. Eden Prairie
6. St. Michael-Albertville
8. Maple Grove
14.Spring Lake Park
20.Rochester John Marshall
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