Tuesday Roundup: Irish sports teams brave the snow
The Rosemount Irish gymnastics, boys' swimming and diving, boys' basketball and girls' basketball teams were all in action last night as they braved the massive amounts of snow that fell over much of Minnesota. While results for gymnastics and boys' swimming were not immediately available, the girls' basketball team came away with the win over Eastview, while the boys fell to the Lightning. Below are quick summaries of each:
Irish girls knock off Eastview
It has been a very long time since Rosemount girls' basketball beat the Eastview Lightning—it's for sure the first time in the last nine seasons and a tweet by head coach Chris Orr mentioned it being the first time since 2006—but the Irish finally did it Tuesday night 57-45. Since the return of sophomore Helen Staley just over two weeks ago, Rosemount is 4-2 and winners of three straight. They are 12-9 overall, 4-9 in the South Suburban Conference and have five games left in their regular season. Rosemount hosts Farmington on Thursday and Eagan on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Staley led the Irish with 21 points in their win over the Lightning, while junior Taylor Janssen had 15, sophomore Ivory Finley added 10 and freshman Alex Ratzlaff contributed nine.
Boys' basketball falls to the Lightning
The Rosemount Irish boys' basketball team exceeded last year's win total just a few weeks into the season when they won three non-conference matchups. However, since then the Irish have struggled in SSC play and now sit at 4-14 overall, their most recent win coming Friday, Feb. 1, with a 54-52 win over Lakeville South at home to break a 10-game losing streak. Tuesday night, they went to Eastview where they lost 74-57 after trailing by just four at halftime. Senior Jacob Siwek led the team with 16 points, fellow senior Zach Wenthe had 11 and sophomore Sean Sullivan added eight points. The Irish travel to Farmington on Friday, Feb. 8, and then go to Eagan on Tuesday, Feb. 12.