Haley Reinhardt attempts a shot for the Burros from the outside while Alden Conger defenders put on the pressure.
Haley Reinhardt attempts a shot for the Burros from the outside while Alden Conger defenders put on the pressure. KRISTI RUEN/NEWS LEADER

The Lanesboro girls basketball team split its final two games of the regular season, starting off last week with a 64-53 non-conference win at LeRoy-Ostrander with the Burros sweeping the regular-season series on Feb. 13.

The Burros closed the regular season with a non-conference loss at home to Alden-Conger, 57-37, on Feb. 15.

Lanesboro (4-19, 2-11 SEC) received the No. 16 seed (among 20 teams) in the Section 1A Tournament and hosted No. 17 Bethlehem Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 21 (delayed one night by weather concerns).

Win at L-O, 64-53

The Burros had a night where they put some things together offensively, getting a season-high in shot attempts (71) against the young Cardinal team. The Burros took a seven-point lead into halftime (29-22) before outscoring L-O by four points in the second half (35-31) while on the way to an 11-point win.

LHS went 23 for 71 from the field (32%), including 5 of 25 from three-point range (20%).

Three Lanesboro players wound up in double figures. Lexie Johnson hit three 3-pointers on the way to a team-high 21 points to lead the Burros in scoring. She completed a double-double with a team-high 13 rebounds. 

Emily Snyder added 15 points (10 after halftime), and Bailey Ruen chipped in 14 (four rebounds).

SEC all-conference standout Hailey Hungerholt once again carried the load offensively for the Cardinals (0-24, 0-12 SEC), finishing with a game-high 40 points, including 26 in the second half.

That flood of points included Hungerholt's 2,000th career point, even more impressive coming during her junior season

The Burros grabbed 39 rebounds, one of their most productive nights of the season on the glass, which included 16 offensive rebounds.

Emily Snyder contributed nine rebounds for Lanesboro, which also also had one of its most active nights at the free throw line, getting 30 attempts and hitting 12.

The Burros came away with 13 steals in the game with four thefts each from Johnson, Snyder, and Ruen. Lanesboro committed 22 turnovers and passed out 13 assists (Johnson six).

Loss to A-C 57-37

The Burros couldn’t muster the same amount of offense in their regular season finale that they put together against LeRoy-Ostrander. Lanesboro couldn’t overcome the efforts of Erika Bute and Abbie Theusch of Alden-Conger, who each poured in 17 points, combining to score 34 points and nearly matching the team total of Lanesboro (37).

LHS could only put 15 points on the board in the first half before scoring 22 points after the halftime break.

Johnson, a junior guard, was once again the top Burro on offense with 12 points to go with three rebounds. Snyder, also a junior, added nine points.

The Burros generated a good number of shots on the offensive end of the floor (58) but couldn’t get enough shots to fall consistently (15) to keep up with the Knights. Lanesboro shot 25% overall with most of the damage coming from two-point range (12 of 40, 30%). LHS finished the game four of nine at the free throw line.

Lanesboro pulled down 33 rebounds on the night, 13 on the offensive end. Ruen led the Burros with eight rebounds, and Snyder added six.

Sophomore Payton Benson led the Burro defense with three of the team’s six steals. Snyder was the top Burro with three of the team’s nine assists.

The Burros turned the ball over 18 times against the Knights, who improved to 12-13.


The Section 1A tournament will look different this year as there are no sub-section tournaments. Instead, the teams are seeded 1 through 20 with the bottom four seeds playing each other to advance to the round of 16.

The winner of the No. 16 Lanesboro versus No. 17 Bethlehem Academy game moves on to a tough matchup tonight (Thursday, Feb. 22) at No. 1 seed Lyle/Pacelli.

Southeast Conference Girls

End regular season


Houston*.……...11-2 (22-4 all)

Schaeffer Aca…. 6-7 (16-10 all)

Spring Grove…...6-7 (10-13 all)

Mabel-Canton….6-7 (8-17 all)

Lanesboro……...2-11 (4-19 all)


Lyle/Pacelli*.…….13-0 (25-1 all)

Grand Meadow….10-3 (21-5 all)

Randolph………….9-4 (19-7 all)

Glenville-Emmons..2-11 (4-20 all)

LeRoy-Ostrander…0-13 (0-26 all)

  *2018 champions