LP girls basketball team wins third straight SEC title

Published 10:25 pm Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Lyle-Pacelli girls basketball team wrapped up its third straight SEC title and its fourth straight SEC West title as it beat Lanesboro (4-16 overall, 4-13 SEC) 71-26 on the road Thursday.

The Athletics (23-3 overall, 18-0 SEC) have now won 63 straight conference games.

Courtney Walter had 17 points, four assists and three steals for LP, Sarah Holtz had 16 points, six rebounds and four steals and Brooke Walter had 10 points, five assists and six steals.

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“We’re absolutely playing our best basketball right now and the kids are excited for the playoffs next week,” LP head coach Justin Morris said.

LP 31 40 — 71

Lanesboro 16 10 — 26

LP scoring: Courtney Walter, 17; Sarah Holtz, 16; Kristi Fett, 12; Brooke Walter, 10; Bethany Strouf, 7; Lucy Nelson, 3; Hannah Nelson, 2; Olivia Christianson, 2; Danielle Hinz, 2; free throws: 75 percent (12-for-16)