The Randolph girls basketball team scored early and often in a non-conference win over Schaeffer Academy last Monday night, Feb. 17, winning 68-23. The Rockets led 45-15 at the half.
Ashleigh Dralle had a strong game, with 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Sami Bey added 12 points, Angie Hoey had eight, Carolyn Meyer seven, and Kori Friedges had nine points, six rebounds and four steals.
Randolph couldn't find its shooting touch the next night at Cleveland, fell behind by a dozen, and lost 40-34.
The Rockets trailed 29-17 at the half, but changed to a 1-3-1 zone in the 2nd half, which gave Cleveland trouble. Unfortunately, Randolph could never string enough points together to close the gap.
"The girls gave a great effort, but it was one of those nights where we just couldn't get anything going offensively," coach Dennis Trom said.
Madison Taylor had 11 points, Wendy Splichal eight, Friedges six, and Bey had five points and 14 rebounds.
A game set for Thursday against Janesville was canceled.
Randolph starts post-season play at Southland on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.
The Rockets are the #5 seed, Southland the #4; the winner plays on Monday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the Mayo Civic Auditorium in Rochester. Goodhue claimed the top spot in the sub-section. The sub-section final is Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at the Auditorium.