High School Hoops: First half Mayo burst too much for Winona
The Winona Senior High girls basketball team jumped out to an early lead but could not withstand sixteen unanswered points from Rochester Mayo in a 46-33, Big Nine loss on Tuesday.
Winona (2-1, 1-1), which came into the game ranked fourth in the Class AAA poll, scored five of the game’s first six points, but Mayo quickly took over with the next 16 to take a 17-5 lead.
The Winhawks didn’t score for over 12 minutes, but finally broke through with a Hallee Hoeppner lay-up. WSHS trailed 24-11 at the half.
A Justine Schultz 3-pointer cut the lead to 42-33 late, but that proved as close as Winona would come.
The Winhawks were unable to connect on a free throw in the contest (0-for-4), but the Spartans converted 15-of-25.
Hallee Hoeppner led Winona with 11 points, while Eden Nibbelink finished with nine (all in the second half) and Danneka Voegeli had eight to go along with five rebounds.
Olivia Korngable paced Mayo with 16 points and Anna Winter added 13 with a game-high 11 rebounds.
Rochester Mao (4-0, 2-0), ranked No. 9 in Class AAAA, have now won its last three match-ups with the Winhawks.
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