Emily Snyder takes a shot against Schaeffer Academy at home last Tuesday, Jan. 23. Snyder scored six points for the Burros and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
Emily Snyder takes a shot against Schaeffer Academy at home last Tuesday, Jan. 23. Snyder scored six points for the Burros and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. KRISTI RUEN/NEWS LEADER

Offense was hard to come by for the Lanesboro girls basketball team with the Burros dropping two conference games last week. The Burros lost a home matchup against Schaeffer Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 23, by a score of 47-29. The Burros dropped another home game on Friday, Jan. 26, against Mabel-Canton 45-18.

Just before this edition went to press, the Burros improved to 3-14 (2-7 SEC) while completing a season sweep of Glenville-Emmons with a 49-27 non-conference home victory. Look for complete coverage next week.

Loss to SA, 47-29

It wasn’t a high-scoring game, but Schaeffer Academy (9-6, 4-4 SEC) put together a more consistent offensive performance than Lanesboro did. The first half was especially slow, with the Lions leading the Burros 19-11 at the halftime break. Both squads hit baskets more consistently in the second half, which saw Schaeffer outscore LHS 28-18 while on the way to an 18-point SEC win.

Schaeffer Academy put three players in double figures all while Lexie Johnson led Lanesboro with eight points (all in the second half) and four steals. Emily Snyder scored six points (team-high nine rebounds) and Josie Semmen five.

All-SEC standout Megan Boegel led all scorers with 15 points for the Lions, 11 of which came in the second half. Michaela Sanger added 13 points and 9 rebounds, just missing a double-double, and Julianne Hanson scored 10 points (two treys) and grabbed eight rebounds.

Neither team added a lot of points at the free throw line. Each team made four free throws, the Burros doing it in 10 attempts and the Lions in nine.

The Burros finished the game with 29 rebounds against the tall front-line of the Lions. Semmen contributed seven rebounds while Bailey Ruen had five.

The Burros were scrappy on defense, coming away with 13 steals. Ruen tied with Johnson at four steals apiece. LHS did turn the ball over 17 times..

Each team hit three treys.

Loss to M-C, 45-18

The season-long offensive struggles continued for the Burros in a loss to Mabel-Canton. The LHS girls came in averaging 32 points per game, but wound up 14 points below their season average, primarily due to an ice-cold first half. The Burros only put two points on the board before the break while Mabel-Canton scored 23.

The second half was much more competitive with the Cougars outscoring the Burros 22-16 on the way to a 27-point win and a sweep of the season series.

The Burros shot six for 46 on the night, including 0 for 11 outside the three-point line.

Ruen was the top scorer for LHS with seven points while grabbing eight rebounds (six offensive). Snyder and Payton Benson each added three points.

The Cougars (6-11, 4-5 SEC) were one point away from putting three players in double figures. Avery Davis led M-C with 13 points (nine in the second half). Kenidi McCabe added 10 points (two treys) and Payton Danielson nine.

The Burros battled on the boards, pulling down 33 rebounds overall, an impressive 17 of which were on the offensive end. Ruen grabbed a team-high eight rebounds (six offensive) and Snyder added seven boards (four offensive).

The LHS girls were only able to force eight steals against the Cougar ball handlers, all while committing 24 turnovers of their own.

Lanesboro had chances to add points at the free throw line but went just six for 14 on the night.


As the calendar turns to February today, the Burros will again be at home against state-ranked No. 1-ranked Lyle/Pacelli.

LHS is back on the road next Monday night, Feb. 5, with a conference road game at Schaeffer Academy, trying to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Lions.

Southeast Conference Girls

through Jan. 29 games


Houston………...7-2 (16-3 all)

Schaeffer Aca…. 4-5 (9-8 all)

Spring Grove…...4-5 (8-10 all)

Mabel-Canton….4-5 (6-11 all)

Lanesboro……....2-7 (3-14 all)


Lyle/Pacelli……….10-0 (19-1 all)

Grand Meadow….. 8-2 (15-4 all)

Randolph………….4-3 (13-6 all)

Glenville-Emmons..2-7 (3-14 all)

LeRoy-Ostrander…0-9 (0-17 all)