Rebel girls open playoffs strong against Rushford-Peterson

Published 9:48 pm Thursday, March 18, 2021

The No. 6 seeded Southland girls basketball team beat No. 11 Rushford-Peterson (4-15 overall) in a Section 1A Tournament opener in Adams Thursday.

Larissa Goslee scored 27 points and she went 13-for-16 at the free throw line for the Rebels (12-8 overall).

“It felt like we were almost back to normal, we had fans on both sides and it was a very nice playoff atmosphere,” Southland head Dean Bendtsen said.

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The Rebels (11-8 overall) will play at No. 3 Kingsland at 7 p.m. Saturday.

RP 24  16  —  40

Southland 35  23  —  58

Southland scoring: Larissa Goslee, 27; Kelsey Mensink, 12; Bailey Johnson, 12; Kayla Nelsen, 4; Katie Poppenhagen, 3; free throws: 56 percent (14-for-25)