3/6/2014 2:16:00 PM Rocket girls lose to Southland
by Mike Dalton
The Randolph High School girls basketball team concluded its season with a sub-section loss to Southland-Adams Thursday night. The final score was 71-48.
It was a fast-paced, back-and-forth game until late in the 1st half, when Southland was able to create some turnovers that led to successful 3-pointers. Southland led 42-22 at the half.
"They are a fast, good shooting team and we knew going into the game that we needed to take care of the ball," coach Dennis Trom said. "Unfortunately, we had a stretch where we didn't do a very good job of that, and they capitalized on every opportunity."
Randolph did a better job at handling the ball in the 2nd half, but couldn't slow down the Rebel offense. Both teams played well, but the Rockets weren't able to close the gap.
Sami Bey led the team with 13 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Madi Taylor and Abby Meyer had 10 points apiece.
The game was the final one for seniors Ashleigh Dralle, Kelsie Jo Endres, Josie Fields, Abby Meyer, Carolyn Meyer and Madi Taylor. "These six seniors have done an excellent job of representing and leading our team, both on and off the court, and they will be greatly missed," Trom said.
Randolph finished the season 11-14 overall, and they were fifth in the Gopher Conference with a 5-9 record.