Medford Girls Strong From the Start [Prep Scores, Mon Jan 17]
The Medford girls basketball team opened their game Monday night versus Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton with an 11-0 run. They started the second half on a 13-0 burst. It added up to a 77-60 Gopher Conference victory. The game was shifted up one day due to the ongoing officials shortage for high school sports.
Clara Kniefel led the Tigers with 23 points. Anna Herr drained five three's on the way to 20 points. Andrea Bock scored 13. Nine Medford players scored.
The Bulldogs fought back from the initial deficit to get within four points (21-17) in the first half. JWP couldn't recover from the opening onslaught of the second half, and never got closer than 19 after Medford's strong start after the break.
Medford opened the night with a photo-finish. Jillian Kellen hit a jumper from the free throw line just as time was expiring in the junior varsity game for a 34-32 Tigers win.
Prep scoreboard for Monday, January 17, 2022
Dover-Eyota 78, Fillmore Central 71
LeSueur-Henderson 72, Cleveland 52
Mankato West 63, Red Wing 40
Maple River 86, NRHEG 43
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 63, Rushford-Peterson 42
St. Clair 70, Tri-City United 42
Lake City 65, Byron 64
Maple River 63, Blue Earth Area 34
Medford 77, JWP 60
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 66, Rushford-Peterson 46
St. Peter 63, Norwood-Young America 56
Stewartville 79, Cannon Falls 33
Waseca 55, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 43
Academy of Holy Angels 7, Owatonna 3
Tuesday schedule for January 18, 2022
Owatonna at Mankato West, 7:30 on AM 1390 KRFO
Medford at JWP
Triton at Blooming Prairie
NRHEG at USC
Mankato West at Owatonna
USC at NRHEG
Blooming Prairie at Triton, Kat Kountry 105 FM
Westfield at Medford
Dodge County at Waseca
Mankato East at Owatonna
Lakeville South at Dodge County