The CFHS girls basketball team faced two of the state's top five class "A" teams over the past two weeks, losing to Faribault BA 56-21 and Goodhue 76-32.
Cannon faced BA in the opening round of the Cardinals' home tournament, shooting only 20% from the floor. Courtney Woodcock had six points Tayler Banitt and Anna Rapp each had five, Grace Rutter had three and Katie Noble two. Woodcock had five rebounds.
The second game of the tournament was a game the Bombers should have won, coach Eric Mace said, with Henry Sibley beating the Bombers 64-51.
Woodcock led with 14 points, Banitt and Rapp had nine, Noble six, Callie Loeschke and Grace Rutter four, Maggie Rutter three and Leah Meyers two. Woodcock had 10 rebounds, and Hailey Huseth and Grace Rutter had seven rebounds each.
Cannon had a tough time Thursday, Jan. 3, at Goodhue. Loeschke and Grace Rutter had seven points each, Rapp had five, Banitt four, Maggie Rutter three, Ashly Serres and Noble two, and Huseth and Woodcock one each. Maggie Rutter had four rebounds.
"Our young team has a hard time handling quick-moving teams, and both BA and Goodhue do a fantastic job of moving with and without the ball," Mace said. "We played a very physical Henry Sibley team and should have gotten our first win, but shot the ball very poorly. In the second half we missed 14 free throws and 13 shots in the paint. I feel like we outplayed them, but they made shots and we didn't."
The Bombers were at Pine Island Tuesday. They host Kenyon-Wanamingo Friday and Triton on Tuesday, Jan. 15.