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Southland girls can’t complete their upset effort against Falcons

The No. 7 seeded Southland girls basketball team fell short on their upset bid when they lost to No. 2 Fillmore Central (20-8 overall) 58-50 in a Section 1A quarterfinal in Rochester Lourdes Monday.

It was a back-and-forth battle for most of the night, but the Falcons pulled away in the late minutes of the game.

Lexi Smith had 16 points for the Rebels (12-12 overall).

Southland 23  27    50

FC 22  36    58

Southland scoring: Lexi Smith, 16; Larissa Goslee, 11; Bailey Johnson, 8; Kelsey Mensink, 6; Hattie Wiste, 6; Kayla Nelsen, 3; free throws: 52 percent (12-for-23)