The 2020-2021 Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team ended their season just one game away from the state tournament as they suffered a loss in the district championship game last week. The girls defeated two higher seeded teams in the sub-district games, but could not get pass the number two seed, Falls City Sacred Heart team. Members of the team, shown with the 'District Runner-Up' plaque are (from left, back row) Mr. Kucera, student manager Anaya Rasmussen, Danyelle Church, Riley Funk, Claire Himmelberg, Bailey Ceder, Sydney Biltoft, Jessica Sole, (head coach) Andrew Peterson. (middle row) Katelyn Mazour, Aleah Heikkinen, Emma Epley, Elsa Jorgensen, Emily Troudt, (front row) Tori Miller, Emily Miller, McKenzie Ostdiek, Avery Mazour and Alex Miller, (Not pictured is student manager Kara Menke).
The L-N Lady Raiders' basketball team persevered through a season affected by a national pandemic and some of the most severe winter weather on record. However, their season ended in the championship game of the District D2-2 tournament. The local girls were the No. 15 seed of the 16 teams still playing basketball before the State Tournament. They played the No. 2 team in Falls City Sacred Heart in the District finals and were defeated by a score of 31-58.
The girls won both games in the sub-district tournament against higher
rated teams, but the usual steady play of the Lady Raiders was...