Kyleigh Doering passes past two G-E defenders to Lauryn Bohr. It was one night after Bohr had broken the Lion girls’ career rebounding record at Kingsland. Photo by S. Lee Epps
Kyleigh Doering passes past two G-E defenders to Lauryn Bohr. It was one night after Bohr had broken the Lion girls’ career rebounding record at Kingsland. Photo by S. Lee Epps
The Spring Grove girls basketball team split a pair of games last week as the regular season winds down. The Lions dropped a heartbreaker at Kingsland, 58-57, on Thursday, Feb. 8, which put a damper on a record-setting night for Lauryn Bohr.

Spring Grove bounced back with a win over Glenville-Emmons, 71-43 as four Lion seniors played their last tregular season game on their home floor. The Lions are 9-12 overall (5-6 SEC) with a couple of rescheduled games ahead this week.

Loss at Kingsland, 58-57

It was a good news-bad news kind of night for the Spring Grove girls. Bohr became the Spring Grove girls all-time leading rebounder. That was the good news. The bad news was the Lions lost a late 7-point lead and the game as Kingsland scored the winning basket with 13 seconds to play.

The Knights scored the last eight points of the game during the final 2 minutes and 10 seconds while the Lions missed four free throws and four shots from the field and committed crucial turnovers on their last two possessions.

Kingsland slapped on full-court pressure and came up with a steal and the winning, fast-break basket by Kori Kruegel with 13 seconds left.

But the Lions left the game at the foul line, hitting only 12 of 23 free throws overall and missing all four of their attempts in the final minute.

The Knights’ game-winning basket was the first Kingsland lead since they were up early, 13 to 12. Spring Grove led almost all game, up 29-24 at halftime and by as many as eight points in the second half.

The Knights tied the score twice in the second half but never regained the lead until the end.

Bohr finished the game with 10 rebounds, the sixth one breaking Erika Hanson's record of 735 that had stood for 21 years. She completed the double-double as she and Amelia Solum each scored 14 points to lead the team.

Kingsland junior guard Lauren Buchholtz was outstanding with three game-high totals of 22 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists, including a crucial assist on the winning basket. Her freshman sister, Ellie Buchholtz, added 13 points.

Despite the 11 misses, the Lions had a six-point edge at the foul line as Kingsland had 10 fewer attempts (6 for 13), but the Knights had 24 field goals, three more than Spring Grove. Kingsland shot 41% from the field, including 31% beyond the 3-point arc (4 for 13). The Lions were close at 38%, including the same 38% with threes (3 for 8).

The programs have met only five times with SG winning three, including last year. The Knights will move from the Three Rivers Conference into the SEC next school year. This season's non-conference result should figure into the section seeding with Kingsland improving to 11-11 while SG slipped to 8-12.

The Knights took all the preliminary games, winning the B-team game 46-25 and sweeping both of the junior high games.

Kingsland 58, SG 57

INDIVIDUALS: P-points, R-rebounds, A-assists, S-steals, B-blocked shots. Listed in order of jersey number. * starter

*Lauryn Bohr 14P, 10R, 2A, 1S, 3B

*Alyssa Johnson 8P, 1R, 1A, 1B

M. Edgington 6P, 5R, 4A, 1S, 1B

*Amelia Solum 14P, 1R, 3A, 4S

*Kailee Olerud 6P, 5R, 3A, 2S, 1B

Sydnie Kampschroer 1A

*Harlee Gavin 3P, 4R, 1A

Kaitlyn Gross 6P, 4R



SG 29+28=57

KHS 24+34=58

all FG: SG 38% (21-55), KHS 41% (24-58)

2-pt FG: SG 38% (18-47), KHS 44% (20-45)

3-pt FG: SG 38% (3-8), KHS 31% (4-13)

Free throws: SG 52% (12-23), KHS 46% (6-13)

Rebounds: SG 30, KHS 40

Turnovers: SG 15, KHS 16


Win vs. G-E, 71-43

The Lions held serve on their home floor as Alyssa Johnson scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Lions to an SEC win over visiting Glenville-Emmons. Solum added 15 points and Bohr 10.

It was the final regular-season home game for four Lion seniors - Bohr, Hannah Borreson, Kaitlyn Gross and Harlee Gavin, all of whom haven’t lost a game to G-E. The Lions kept intact their unbeaten streak against the Wolverines in a series they own 30-0.

The Wolverines scored more points than they had in the previous nine games but suffered 16 turnovers against the Lion full-court defense. The Spring Grove defensive pressure forced 34 G-E turnovers overall as The Lions scored 17 fast break points directly from steals.

G-E competed well through four early lead changes before SG began to pull away. The Lions led 34-22 at halftime and then put the game out of reach with a 22-0 run early in the second half. Spring Grove led by as many as 32 points toward the end.

Spring Grove controlled the paint on offense, scoring 56 of its 71 points in the lane. The Lions shot 41% from the field, and for the second-straight game, hit 52% of their free throws (13 for 25). G-E was better at the line, sinking 15 of 23 charity attempts (65%) but shot only 26% from the field.

The SG girls hit the boards as 10 of the 11 Lions were credited with rebounds, but the Wolverines outrebounded SG 40 to 36.

Two of the Wolverines had double-doubles as Harlee Miller had 15 points and 10 rebounds while Daniela Rizo tallied 10 points and rebounded 10 times.

It’s been a tough go recently for the Wolverines, who did not field a varsity team in 2016 and had won only three games (3-113) over their previous five seasons. But, G-E left the gym at 3-17 (2-10 SEC) one day before winning their fourth game this season, and both players who posted double-doubles against SG are juniors.

Instead of a B-team game, there was a freshman-and-younger game, with the Lions winning 39-31.

SG 71, G-E 43


Lauryn Bohr 10P, 6R, 3S, 1B

Alyssa Johnson 23P, 2R, 4A, 3S

Mariah Edgington 8P, 3R, 6A, 4S

Amelia Solum 15P, 2R, 2A, 3S

Kailee Olerud 5R, 2A, 5S, 1B

Sydnie Kampschroer 3R, 1S

Kyleigh Doering 1P, 2R

Harlee Gavin 5P, 7R, 3S

Hannah Borreson 1R, 1A, 1B

Kaitlyn Gross 9P, 5R, 1A

Also playing - Marie Petersen



SG 37+34=71

GE 22+21=43

all FG: SG 41% (28-69), GE 26% (13-50)

2-pt FG: SG 46% (26-56), GE 35% (11-31)

3-pt FG: SG 15% (2-13), GE 11% (2-19)

Free throws: SG 52% (13-25), GE 65% (15-23)

Rebounds: SG 36, GE 40

Turnovers: SG 19, GE 34

Fast break pts: SG 17, GE 2

Pts. in paint: SG 56, GE 30


Schedule (updated since print edition)

The Lions are down to only one regular season game after suffering a disappointing 53-51 loss at Mabel-Canton in SEC action on Monday, Feb. 12. Look for coverage in next week\s Herald.

SG (9-13, 5-7 SEC) wraps up the week and regular season on Saturday, Feb. 17, with another conference road trip, this time to LeRoy-Ostrander. There will be two junior high games starting at 1 p.m. with the varsity to follow at approximately 3:30 p.m. The Section 1A Tournament begins next week

Southeast Conference Girls (updated since print edition through Monday, Feb. 12 games


Houston*.……....10-2 (20-4 all)

Mabel-Canton…..6-5 (8-14 all)

Schaeffer Aca…. 5-7 (14-10 all)

Spring Grove…...5-7 (9-13 all)

Lanesboro……....2-11 (3-18 all)


Lyle/Pacelli*.…….12-0 (23-1 all)

Grand Meadow….10-2 (21-4 all)

Randolph………….7-4 (16-7 all)

Glenville-Emmons..2-10 (4-18 all)

LeRoy-Ostrander…0-11 (0-23 all)

*2018 champions


Spring Grove Girls Basketball 2017-2018 (updated since print edition through Feb. 5 games)

9-13, (5-7 SEC) *conference game; approximately 7:15 unless noted

W vs. Schaeffer Academy* 63-54

W vs. Lanesboro*51-42

L vs. Grand Meadow* 36-59

W at La Crescent 65-62

L at Houston*44-55

Iowa-Minn. Border Battle at Luther College

L vs. Osage (Iowa)35-70

L at Decorah (Iowa) 39-41

W vs. Mabel-Canton*48-42

W vs. LeRoy-Ostrander (non-conf.) 74-31

L at Schaeffer Academy* 48-63

W vs. Rushford-Peterson 63-40

L at Caledonia 31-81

Thur......1/ LeRoy-Ostrander* postponed to 2/17

W at Lanesboro*60-28

Mon......1/15......Lansing Kee, postponed to 1/22

L at Grand Meadow (non-conf.) 44-66

W vs. Fillmore Central 61-50

Mon.....1/22......Lansing Kee canceled

L vs. Lyle/Pacelli*31-82

L vs. Houston*47-80

L vs. Waukon 53-66

L at Randolph*45-62

L at Kingsland 57-58

W vs. Glenville-Emmons* 71-43

L at Mabel-Canton*51-53

Sat.........2/17.... at LeRoy-Ostrander*3:30 p.m.



1-16 (1-8 SEC)

W vs. Lanesboro 24-14

L vs. Grand Meadow 20-35

L at La Crescent 30-36

L at Houston 30-40

L at Decorah 28-49

L vs. Mabel-Canton 31-41

L vs. Rushford-Peterson 18-62

L at Caledonia 19-49

L at Lanesboro 16-24

L at Grand Meadow 19-43

L vs. Fillmore Central 21-38

L vs. Lyle/Pacelli 34-38

L vs. Houston 30-32

L vs. Waukon 25-50

L at Randolph 23-41

L vs. Kingsland 25-46

L vs. Mabel-Canton



5-8 (4-5 SEC)

W vs. Schaeffer Academy 27-16

L vs. Lanesboro 14-23

L vs. Grand Meadow 21-35

L at La Crescent 15-18

L at Houston 27-43

W vs. Mabel-Canton 29-21

L at Schaeffer Academy 24-28

L at Caledonia 24-44

W at Lanesboro 25-22

W at Grand Meadow 30-14

W vs. Fillmore Central 28-19

L vs. Houston 27-29

L at Kingsland 31-37



0-11 (0-7 SEC)

L vs. Lanesboro 16-28

L vs. Grand Meadow 8-54

L at La Crescent 15-46

L at Houston 25-38

L vs. Mabel-Canton 15-22

L at Caledonia 23-41

L at Lanesboro 12-17

L at Grand Meadow 22-47

L vs. Fillmore Central 14-25

L vs. Houston 15-24

L vs. Kingsland