Extra Basketball in Spring Grove
Last night, KFIL broadcasted the Southeast Conference girl's basketball game between Spring Grove and Mabel-Canton. Always a good rivalry, and this one didn't disappoint! The Lions never trailed in the first half, but only led by two at the break 20-18. The second half featured 5 lead changes as the teams bounced back and forth. It appeared M-C might pull away as they led by 7 as the home stretch started, but some costly turnovers helped SG fight back. Eventually, 36 minutes wasn't enough as the two teams were tied at 45 at the buzzer. Mabel-Canton had a great inbounds play with 5 to go, having to go the full length of the court, but the shot was left a bit short. In overtime, the first 5 possessions saw a score, and a 51-50 lead for the Lions. The Cougars caught the turnover bug again at a very inopportune time, and the Lions iced the game hitting three of four free throws in the closing minute. That included two big ones with 13 seconds to go by the Lions' lone senior Jordan Anderson, that pushed the lead to 4. That's where it stayed. The final score was 54-50.
The “Player of the Game” award for Mabel-Canton went to Coranda Vickerman, who was unstoppable for most of the second half. She scored 17 straight Cougars points at one stretch, and had 21 of her game-high 29 in the second half and OT. For Spring Grove, the P-O-G was Kelsey Hermanson. Leading the Lions with 19 points, Kelsey scored all three field goals the Lion's had in the overtime period, and had three big second half steals for SG.
The “Game Ball” was awarded to freshman Mariah Edgington of Spring Grove. Although she only scored four points, she loaded the statbook with 'hustle points'! Mariah was seemingly all over the court, deflecting passes, grabbing seven steals, six rebounds, and dishing out four assists.
Next up: Boy's basketball tonight in the Three Rivers Conference with Lewiston-Altura at Dover-Eyota. Pregame 7:15 on KFIL & kfilradio.com. We have a LOT of action still lined up this week. Check out the full schedule on our 'Sports Schedule' tab.
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