Girls basketball: Offense clicksThe Irish blew out Burnsville, lost to Lakeville North
By: Matt Steichen, Rosemount Town Pages
Offense was not a problem for the Rosemount girls basketball team last week.
The Irish had eight different players score at least six points last Tuesday against Burnsville when they lit up the Irish Gym scoreboard for a season-high 82 points in an 82-60 South Suburban Conference win over Burnsville. Back on the same court Friday night the Irish shot 51 percent from the floor, leaving rebounding and turnovers to blame in a 78-60 loss to 11-4 Lakeville North.
The team had just 21 total rebounds and committed 21 turnovers in the setback to the Panthers.
“The difference was the same thing it has been in a lot of our games this year and that's rebounding and turnovers. We have to do a better job of limiting the extra possessions we are giving teams,” Rosemount coach Chris Orr said. “Especially in our conference there are so many quality teams that the teams that don't give up those extra possession that usually lead to easy baskets are the teams that are going to come out on top more than not.”
The Irish trailed 12-1 to start the game before playing the Panthers even for the rest of the half. They closed to within six in the second half, but couldn’t come all the way back.
Hannah Grim finished with a team-high 22 points, closing her within 29 points of 1,000 for her career. She also grabbed seven rebounds, handed out five assists and swiped four steals.
Hannah Halterman added eight points and Ellie Vraa scored seven.
Grim also paced the Irish with 20 points last Tuesday against the Blaze. Liz Evenocheck backed her with a perfect game, making 8 of 8 shots while scoring 16 points.
Sydney Newton joined them in double figures with 10 points. Maddy Olson scored nine points, Meghan Schuster added eight and Kaylie Hanson tossed in seven.