Alissa Peterson beam

La Crescent-Hokah sophomore gymnast Alissa Peterson performs on the beam during the Lancers' home meet against Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Dec. 12 at the La Crescent Elementary School. 

Thursday, Dec. 7

BOYS BASKETBALL

Rochester Lourdes 69, La Crescent 48

ROCHESTER — Junior forward Romy Whitford scored a team-high 10 points, but the Lancers scored only 18 points in the second half to fall to the Eagles for their first loss of the season.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Stewartville 75, La Crescent 16

STEWARTVILLE — Stewartville utilized a 1-3-1 half court defense with a 6’2 player at the top against La Crescent, which gave the Lancers a tough time on the road.

Friday, Dec. 8

BOYS BASKETBALL

Stewartville 51, La Crescent 48

STEWARTVILLE — Sophomore forward Luke Schwartzhoff led the Lancers with 14 points, while Romy Whitford (8), Zach Todd (8) and Ben Nelson (9) all contributed solid points for La Crescent, but the Lancers ultimately lost their second contest in a row.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Spring Grove 65, La Crescent 62

LA CRESCENT — A last second shot that would have tied the game by the Lancers rimmed out in the closing seconds, as Spring Grove scored 27 points off free throws to beat La Crescent at home.

“After the rough game the previous night, we could’ve just given up,” said coach Ryan Niemeier of his team’s performance against Spring Grove. “But they came out to play and made it a close game the entire way.”

Saturday, Dec. 9

WRESTLING

La Crosse co-op Invitational

1) La Crescent 199.52 2) Brookwood 173.03 3) Logan/Central 150.54

LA CROSSE — The Lancers took home first-place hardware after having five wrestlers win individual championships in the invitational. Joey Schreier (106), Bryce Duffy (113), Josh Weigel (126), Colton Jorgenson (182), Clayton Jorgenson (195) earned titles for the Lancers, while Zach Bolyard (220) took second.

BOYS HOCKEY

La Crescent 3, Southwest Christian

CHASKA — The Lancers scored three third-period goals to earn the weekend road victory. Gavin Christianson finished with 39 saves in the win.

Monday, Dec. 11

BOYS BASKETBALL

La Crescent 77, Fillmore Central 25

HARMONY — In a matchup dominated by the Lancers, Luke Schwartzhoff tallied a team-high 21 points, while Zach Todd dropped 15 and Bryce Nolop contributed 11.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

La Crescent 57, Fillmore Central 50

LA CRESCENT — After La Crescent tied the game in regulation with two free throws, the Lancers put the Falcons away in the overtime period, outscoring their opponent 9-2. Senior Rachel Ekker scored a team-high 16 points, while freshman Kiley McQuin contributed 10.

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