Three more easy wins
It hasn’t been an easy season for Daniel Hup and his Renville Co. West Jaguar girls.
They’d lost 12 straight games after a 61-15 thumping at Minneota and six field goals all night produced 21 percent shooting. But easy wins aren’t always fun for the other team.
Little is learned when the other team scores just 15 points.
But Minneota did win their eighth game in 11 starts while shooting 51 percent — with everyone off the bench getting plenty of playing time.
When Katie Konold scored a bucket; Hidie Moorse two and Madison Sorensen one, it was celebration time for the little-used trio.
But then, that’s what easy wins are all about. Even Abby Rost, who plays often but doesn’t score much, got into the scoring column.
It was Lydia Sussner who led Minneota with 15 points with Abby Hennen contributing 14 and Morgan Hennen nine.
RCW got just eight rebounds all night while Sussner led the Vikings with seven. It just wasn’t a very good game for the Jags.
Minneota 63, Edgerton 34
On Monday, it was same song, second verse.
While Edgerton shot a little better than RCW did against the Vikings, and scored over twice as many points as the Jaguars did against Minneota — the result was still a one-sided Minneota win, 63-34.
It was 30-16 at the half and the Vikings kept their lead and won going away to push their season record to 9-3.
The Vikings got the ball inside to Lydia Sussner, who scored a game-high 21 points. Only Abby Hennen followed in double figures with 11 — but Morgan Hennen got eight; Lizzy Gillingham seven and Natalee Rolbiecki six. Gillingham had a pretty good night with her seven points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals. While Sussner got just four rebounds, she fed the ball for three assists and stole the ball seven times. Mariah Muhl came off the bench to score five points and she scoring off the bench were Hidie Moorse and Rolbiecki. While the Vikings couldn’t find the range from three-point land (three of 16), they did shoot 41 percent overall for the night. At the free throw line Sussner was five of eight to add to the eight field goals she scored from the field. Edgerton got 13 points from Chynna Berging, who popped in two three-pointers. Edgerton hit just three of 15 from three-point range and shot just 29 percent. Minneota 68, Central MN Christian 45 This was tougher than maybe the Vikings expected. They led by just two at the half, 31-29. But the Vikings opened it up with 37 points in the second half and held the Bluejays to just 16 to run their record to 10-3 on the year. Abby Hennen went off like a Roman Candle and ignited the night with 26 points. She sank 10 of 15 field goals and added a three-pointer and was 3-5 from the free throw line. She also had three rebounds, five assists and seven steals. Lydia Sussner added 15 points and hauled in 10 rebounds with five steals. Also landing in double figures was Lizzy Gillingham with 11 points and she shot 50 percent from the field and grabbed four rebounds. Morgan Hennen collected nine rebounds as she was second on the Vikings squad in that category.