Eagles fall to defending State Champions in state quarterfinal

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(ABC 6 News) – The unranked Rochester Lourdes Eagles (21-7) lost in their Class AA state quarterfinal game to the defending state champions the Albany Huskies, 57 to 41.

It was an important day for Lourdes as the team had qualified for State two years ago before the COVID-19 pandemic cut their state title aspirations short. Now in the tournament, the Eagles entered with a chance to knock out Class AA’s defending champions in Albany.

Things looked promising for Lourdes in the first half as CJ Adamson set a strong example. Adamson bounced a pass to Ella Hopkins for the game’s opening points before laying in a bucket later in the game.

Yet, the Huskies started fighting back as the game progressed; scoring became difficult for Lourdes as the game eventually swung in Albany’s favor for good.

Hopkins finished the night with 17 points for the Eagles as Adamson added a close 16 points. Emily Bowron and Vivica Bretton put in six and two points respectively.

Lourdes will play Montevideo in the consolation bracket at 6 p.m. Thursday at Concordia, St. Paul.