Lydia Sussner's mother Nacole held a sign signifying the accomplishment as her grandparents Joyce and Fuzzy Downing applauded.Lydia was congratulated by Coach Chad Johnston.

Sussner hits the 2,000 point level

The Minneota girls' basketball team cruised past the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers Monday night 63-36 — but the weather wasn't the story, but Lydia Sussner was.
 
The weather outside was cold, but the Vikings came out hot. 
 
Sussner continued her hot shooting in the second half, adding 15 points to the 16 she had in the first half to the giving her 31 for the game.
 
Her last basket pushed her past the 2,000 career point mark.  
 
It was an amazing accomplishment for the young lady who also grabbed her 1,000th career rebound a few short weeks ago.
 
A stifling full court press by Minneota dominated the first half. 
 
After a TMB basket to make it 5-2, Minneota cranked up the pressure and held the Panthers scoreless for the next 11 plus minutes. 
 
The Vikings built their lead up to 29-2 during that stretch, outscoring the Panthers 24-0. 
 
Minneota went into half time with a commanding 33-8 lead.  
 
In the second half, the Panthers came out shooting in an attempt to climb back into the game.  However, each time the Panthers tried to make a run, the Vikings were there to answer. 
 
Sussner's 31 points paced the Vikings. She was joined in double figures by Morgan Hennen, who added 11 points to the team effort. 
 
Natalee Rolbiecki chipped in nine points off the bench.  Abby Hennen scored five points, followed by three points from Abby Rost, and two points each for Morgan Kockelman and Lizzy Gillingham. 
 
The Vikings travel to Brandon, SD Tuesday night (tonight) to take on the Lynx, one of South Dakota's top teams.
Lydia Sussner scored her 2,000th point.

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