The Medford girls' basketball team improved to 8-0 on the season with a late rally, handing Waterville-Elysian-Morristown their first loss of the season Friday night 48-44. While the Tigers led for a significant portion of the game, they needed a big play late to pull out the come-from-behind win.

Down a point late, Izzy Reuvers drilled a three-point for the win in the closing seconds. The Medford bench had a great view of the shot according to coach Mark Kubat who spoke on the KRFO Coaches Show Saturday morning. Emma Kniefel hit a pair of free throws for the final margin.

Medford (8-0) is off until January 3, 2019 when they host Mabel-Canton. It will be rematch from the volleyball section tournament. A match won by the Tigers on their way to a state runner-up finish.

Prep scoreboard for Friday, December 21
Boys basketball
Mayo 67, Owatonna 57 (The Huskies held the Spartans well below their average.)
Hayfield 62, Blooming Prairie 44 (The Awesome Blossoms first loss of the season)
USC 60, NRHEG 59
Triton 68, Kenyon Wanamingo 50
Rochester JM 76, Red Wing 46
Austin 84, Faribault 73

Girls basketball
Mayo 51, Owatonna 32 (Spartans built a double-digit, first-half lead.)
Medford 48, WEM 44
NRHEG beat USC
Rochester JM 69, Red Wing 66, overtime
Aust 66, Faribault 51
Mankato West 76, Winona 30
Mankato East 63, Century 35
Northfield 70, Albert Lea 34