The Grand Meadow Superlarks girls’ basketball team, the No. 3 seed in the Section 1A tournament and second-place team in the West Division of the Southeast Conference in the regular season locked horns Saturday evening with No. 2 seed Kingsland, who was the division champion and had defeated the Superlarks twice during the regular season. In a tense, hard-fought contest at the Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, it was the Larks hitting more hard-to-come-by baskets down the stretch and outscoring the Knights by a nine-point margin at the free throw line to win 46-37.
Sydney Cotten led the Superlarks in scoring Saturday night with 15 points, River Landers provided eight points from the front court, McKenna Hendrickson, Kendyl Queensland and Laruen Queensland all scored six points apiece and Lexy Foster tallied five points and pulled in eight rebounds for the Larks, who won their eight game in a row, and they are now 23-6 on the season.
Grand Meadow will meet unbeaten and top-seeded Hayfield for the Section 1A girls basketball title Thursday night back at the Mayo Civic Center, and you’ll hear the game live on AM 1480 KAUS. The pre-game show will come your way at 5:45 p.m., with tip-off at 6:00 p.m. The Vikings downed fourth-seeded Lanesboro 60-49 in the game prior to the Grand Meadow/Kingsland matchup Saturday night to advance to the Section 1A title game.