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Southland girls topple Lyle-Pacelli

The Southland girls basketball team used a big first half run to put away Lyle-Pacelli in an 86-51 win in Lyle Thursday.

The Athletics (11-6 overall) trailed by just 10 points late in the first half, but guards Ann Rysavy and Courtney Walter got into foul trouble and the Rebels (16-2 overall) went on to take a 50-27 lead into the break.

“They’ve got older girls and more depth and that was the difference in the game,” LP head coach Brad Walter said.

Southland 50 36 — 86

LP 27 24 — 51

Southland scoring: Jana Schammel, 22; Haley Kirkpatrick, 12; Hilary Bottema, 10; Madi Schmitz, 10; Lindsey Bottema, 8; Elizabeth May, 7; Megan Mullenbach, 5; Danielle Hanson, 2; free throws: 64 percent (14-for-22)

LP scoring: Ann Rysavy, 17; Courtney Walter, 12; Maggie Lewison, 6; Madison Truckenmiller, 5; Annie Holtz, 4; Abby Leif, 2; free throws: 63 percent (12-for-19)