The Grand Meadow Super Larks are ranked #17 in Class 1A in the latest Minnesota Basketball News rankings.  They invaded Van Orsow Auditorium Saturday and went home with a 60-43 victory.  The Cardinals were playing their second game in as many nights and the Super Larks had a night off Friday.  Grand Meadow improved their record to 14-3, 13-2 in Section 1A play.  Bethlehem Academy fell to 6-8 overall and 1-4 in the section.

Grand Meadow had a 33-23 lead at the half.  They shot 52 percent for the game.  For the second straight night the free throw line was the determining factor in a Cardinals loss.  Friday night in a 62-61 loss at Wells against United South Central, BA  was 7 of 18 from the free throw line. United South Central was 8 of 11. Saturday they were 2 of 5 while Grand Meadow was 13 of 17.

Jack Clark was the only Cardinal in double figures with 17 points and hit 4 three point baskets.  Bethlehem Academy had 7 threes and Grand Meadow 5.  Colt Landers was the only Super Lark in double figures with 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting, 4 for 4 from the charity stripe.

Grand Meadow had 37 rebounds and BA 19.  In Friday's game the Cardinals were a -10 on the glass.

In other Saturday boys basketball games:

  • Houston 78  Cannon Falls 75  (OT)
  • Litchfield 65  Zumbrota-Mazeppa 46
  • Lake City 73  Clear Lake, Wi. 54
  • Spring Grove 69  Leroy-Ostrander 45
  • Waupun, Wi. 94  Rochester Mayo 68
  • Northfield 61  Owatonna 59
  • Waseca 79  Delano 62
  • Stewartville 77  Mayer Lutheran 48
  • Caledonia 85  Rochester Lourdes 73
  • Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 69  Norwood-Young America 54
  • La Crescent 88  West Salem, Wi.  60
  • Cristo Jay Jesuit 70  St. Charles 60
  • Minneapolis Edison 72  Wabasha-Kellogg 38

Saturday girls basketball scores:

  • Hayfield 63  NRHEG 58
  • Houston 72  Cannon Falls 57
  • Grand Meadow 61  Randolph 49
  • Northfield 58  Owatonna 35
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 48  Litchfield 42
  • Spring Grove 55  Leroy-Ostrander 42
  • Jordan 73  Howard Lake/Waverly-Winsted 57
Bethlehem Academy Van Orsow Auditorium photo by Gordy Kosfeld