Girls basketball: Irish losing skid reaches fiveRosemount girls basketball coach Sam McDonald likely isn’t looking ahead to the section tournament, but if he’s lucky there won’t be many Lake Conference teams awaiting him when he gets there.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
Rosemount girls basketball coach Sam McDonald likely isn’t looking ahead to the section tournament, but if he’s lucky there won’t be many Lake Conference teams awaiting him when he gets there.
It seems like a long time has passed since the Irish were 9-2 and 1-1 in the Lake Conference at the beginning of January. Much of that early cushion was built against non-conference opponents.
Maybe McDonald would like to forget what has happened since.
Rosemount lost 71-59 last week against Eagan and then suffered a 53-44 loss Tuesday at Chaska. The losses continued a second-half slide for the Irish (10-13, 1-6 Lake).
Against Eagan, Rosemount opened with a 33-30 halftime lead, but watched as it slipped away in the second half.
Rachel Hoeppner scored 23 points for the Irish. Sara Feeser added 12 points and four assists. Lindy Parker had eight points and 11 rebounds.
Against Chaska, Rosemount saw the Hawks take control early.
Bauernfeind had 17 points and five rebounds. Hoeppner scored 10 points to go with four steals.
The Irish host Apple Valley tonight and Chanhassen on Tuesday, Feb. 23, before finishing the regular season Feb. 26 at Burnsville.