Eagles Fall To Warriors In TRC Showdown
Two of the top Girls Basketball teams in the Three Rivers Conference squared off at the Dover-Eyota Gym on Friday, January 11.
Caledonia came into the game riding a 4-game winning streak, against a Dover-Eyota team that had just played a game at Pine Island the night before. Caledonia had also won the last 2 matchups between the two teams.
The Warriors were also healthy for the first time since early in the season, with Ashley Schroeder, an All-Conference point guard returning to the lineup.
It seemed simple for Dover-Eyota – stop Caledonia’s Katie Tornstrom, and you should be able to stop the Warriors. Tornstrom had averaged 24.4 points per game this season, while the next closest on her team, Kaitlin Conniff, averaging slightly under 10 points per game.
Dover-Eyota started the game in a defensive formation that would look to stop Tornstrom, and it did. Tornstrom scored just 7 points in the opening half. The problem was, others in the Warrior lineup picked up the slack. Lyza Hoscheit came off the bench to double her season average. Heidi Bolduan also had a breakout game, keeping pace with Tornstrom.
The Eagles, meanwhile, would fall behind, then get closer, only to fall behind again. Kylie Lacey had a big night, but like Dover-Eyota thought about Caledonia, there wasn’t enough from the supporting cast.
Caledonia earned their 9th win of the season (9-4) with a 75-60 win. Tornstrom ended the night with 24 points, while Bolduan had 19, Conniff and Schroeder each had 8 points.
Dover-Eyota (9-5) received 27 from Lacey, while Lindsay Field had 10, and Lexy Williams had 8 off the bench. The Eagles will travel to Lewiston to take on the Lewiston-Altura Cardinals on January 15, to get back on the winning track. High School Hoops on HBC will return on January 15th as well, as the Winona Winhawk Girls (3-10) host the Red Wing Wingers (12-2). Tip-off is at 7:30pm on HBC TV 25 SD, 525 HD!