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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS March 18, 2024

BASKETBALL: GOODHUE GIRLS STATE CHAMPS!


The Goodhue Wildcats girls basketball team is at the top of the mountain.


Goodhue edged the Mountain Iron-Buhl Rangers 70-65 at Williams Arena Saturday to win the State Class A championship.


The Wildcats burst out of the starting blocks to an early 9-0 lead and were up 39-29 at the half. Mountain Iron-Buhl cut the lead to 55-52 with 8:24 left. Natalie Thomforde hit a huge three point basket for Goodhue to ignite a 7-0 run to put Goodhue up 62-52. The Rangers answered with a 7-0 run of their own to shave the Goodhue lead to 62-59 but Thomforde hit another big three point basket with three minutes left which started an 8-0 run to put the Wildcats up 70-59. The Rangers scored the final six points over the final 1:23 of the game but it was too little too late.


Elisabeth Gadient closed out her stellar career by leading the Wildcats with 31 points. Kendyl Lodermeier added 21 points and 12 rebounds while Natalie Thomforde had 11 points.


Gabby Lira led Mountain Iron-Buhl with 24 points.


Gadient, Lodermeier and Thomforde were all named to the Class A All Tournament team for Goodhue.


Goodhue ends the season with a 28-5 record and captured their third Class A State



title under coach Josh Wieme. Goodhue won back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017.


LAKE CITY, GOODHUE BOYS HOOPS AT STATE THIS WEEK!


The Lake City Tigers and Goodhue Wildcats are at the Boys State Basketball Tournament this week.


The Tigers are the #3 seed in Class AA and face unseeded Pelican Rapids in the quarterfinals. The Vikings are also 24-5 on the season.


Game time Wednesday from the Target Center in Minneapolis is at 8pm with the pre-game show at 7:45pm on KLCH Lake Hits 95 and on-line at www.lakehits95.com.


The Goodhue Wildcats are unseeded and face #3 seed Fertile-Beltrami in the Class A quarterfinals. The Wildcats are 18-13 on the year while the Falcons are 25-6.


The matchup is set for Thursday from the Target Center with the pre-game show at 4:45pm and the tip-off at 5pm on KWNG 106 and on-line at www.kwng.com.


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