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Girls' Basketball: Irish go 2-0 at Rochester Rotary Holiday Classic

Freshman Tayah Leenderts was a solid contributor in Rosemount's wins over Rochester John Marshall and Chaska at the Rochester Rotary Holiday Classic Dec. 27-28. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia

The Rosemount Irish girls' basketball team competed in the Rochester Rotary Holiday Classic Dec. 27-28 at the Mayo Civic Center where they went 2-0. The Irish beat Rochester John Marshall 62-42 on Thursday, Dec. 27, and then Chaska 53-47 on Dec. 28. With the two wins, Rosemount is now 7-3 overall and heads into the bulk of South Suburban Conference play after the New Year. Right now all three of their losses have come to SSC opponents and they travel to conference-leading Farmington on Thursday, Jan. 3.

Three Irish players scored in double-figures in their win over Rochester John Marshall—sophomore Helen Staley and freshman Alexa Ratzlaff both had 13 points—while junior Taylor Janssen added 10. Freshman Tayah Leenderts scored eight points while freshman Anna Tauer contributed six.

The game against Chaska was close throughout as the Irish led by just four at halftime and held on to win by six, 53-47. Staley and Ratzlaff once again led Rosemount with 14 points each while Janssen had 13. Leenderts added eight.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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