A 12-0 run by Zumbrota-Mazeppa broke open a close game Friday night, with the Cougars beating the Cannon Falls Bombers 54-24.
"We had one of our best defensive nights, but still rebounded terribly and gave them second and third shots all night," coach Eric Mace said. "We only took 28 shots from the field; that's not going to put you in a position to win. I do think we've improved from the first time we played them."
Junior Courtney Woodcock had 10 points, Leah Meyers had five, Katie Noble three, Callie Loeschke and Hailey Huseth two, and Maddie Adel and Anna Rapp one. Meyers had seven rebounds.
Goodhue proved why they are one of the state's top teams Thursday, hitting eight 3-pointers and beating the Bombers 66-27.
"We improved from the first time we played them, but they have too much firepower for us to compete with right now," Mace said.
Noble had a team-high seven points, Loeschke had six, Tayler Banitt, Meyers and Grace Rutter four each, and Adel two. Noble had six rebounds, and Erica Berg had five.
Cannon has two regular season games remaining. They were at Kenyon-Wanamingo Tuesday night, and host Plainview on Thursday, Feb. 14.