High School Sports March 6, 2020
Rochester Lourdes 50 Goodhue 46-The #1 ranked Eagles held off the scrappy Wildcats to win the Section 1AA championship at the Rochester mayo Civic Center Arena.
Lourdes led 18-14 at the half in a low scoring affair. The Eagles opened up a 36-24 lead in the second half before Goodhue rallied. Goodhue was able to close to within 48-46 in the final seconds before Lourdes star forward Alyssa Ustby hit two free throws with 3.5 seconds left to seal the win.
Ustby led Rochester Lourdes with 22 but that was under her average of nearly 27 points per game. Sydney Elliot added 15 points on five three point baskets and Caroline Adamson chipped in with 10 points.
Arianna Thomforde led Goodhue with 16 points with Elissa Lodermeier adding 14.
Lourdes moves on to the state tournament next week with a 27-2 record and a 16 game winning streak.
Goodhue, with every player returning next year with no seniors on this year’s team, finishes at 26-4.
Red Wing (25-2) vs. Kasson-Mantorville (19-9) for the Section 1AAA championship at the Rochester Mayo Civic Center Arena. 7:40pm pre-game 8pm game on Bluff Country 1250 KCUE/KCUE 99FM and on-line at www.kcueradio.com with Jack Colwell.