Rebel girls pull out a road win

Published 11:33 pm Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Southland girls basketball team kept up with a fast pace and walked away with a 77-72 win at Dover/Eyota (8-3 overall) Thursday.

The Rebels (9-2 overall) took their first lead of the night with three minutes left.

“It was up and down the whole night since we both play a fast break game, it was intense,” Southland head coach Bob Sheehan said. “The girls really gutted it out, kept their cool and made plays when we needed to.”

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Lindsey Bottema scored 15 as she led the Southland press by forcing a few turnovers and getting lay-ups at the other end.

Southland scoring: Brandi Schammel, 20; Madilyn Schmitz, 17; Lindsey Bottema, 15; Jana Schammel, 12; Haley Kirkpatrick, 7; Kelli Smith, 4; Brianna Reinartz, 2