Southland girls show positive strides in loss

Published 9:53 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Southland girls basketball team showed some improvements, but it wasn’t able to finish off an upset as it lost 55-50 to Dover-Eyota (15-11 overall, 15-3 Three Rivers) in Adams Tuesday.

The game was tied at 50 with 50 seconds left when DE was able to close it out. Southland had lost to DE 63-37 on Dec. 15.

“We’re pretty excited about the improvement the girls have made since the last time we played them,” Southland head coach Dean Bendtsen said.

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Lexi Smith had nine points and 17 rebounds for the Rebels (6-15 overall, 6-11 Three Rivers).

DE 29  26    55

Southland 29  21    50

Southland scoring: McKendry Kennedy, 16; Lexi Smith, 9; Chelsey Kasel, 9; Bri Johnson, 8; Larissa Golsee, 6; Jenna Bentzin, 3; free throws: 62 percent (8-for-13)