Northfield Girls Basketball Dominates Faribault
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