Le Sueur-Henderson senior center Zoe Thomson scored a career-high 15 points, but it wasn't enough as the Giants fell to Southwest Christian 50-44 in a Minnesota River Conference girls basketball rematch on Monday at Chaska.

The Giants (2-6 overall, 1-6 conference) kept it close in the first half, trailing by only 23-22. But the Stars (4-4, 4-2) held a 27-22 advantage in the second half.

The game marks the beginning of the second half of the River Conference schedule of home-and-away games.

However, the game is an improvement for the Giants who lost their season opener to the Stars 69-41 on Jan. 14. 

Thomson shot a perfect 5 for 5 from the field and made 5 of 13 from the free-throw line. She also led the Giants with six rebounds.

Also for LS-H, point guard Halle Bemmels scored eight points and handed off a team-high three assists.

Guard Olivia Fritz collected seven points and tied for the team lead in steals with four

Guard Karragen Straub also had four steals and scored six points.

Guard/forwards Sam Wilbright and McKenna Borchardt scored four and two points, respectively.

Straub and Olivia Fritz tied for the team lead in steals with four each.

For SWC, guard Chloe Brunsberg led the Stars with 12 points. Forward Greta Schwarz had a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds.

The Giants return home at 7:15 p.m. Thursday against Norwood Young America (4-2).

Reach Sports Editor Pat Beck at 931-8566 or follow him on Twitter.com @SPHSportsPat. ©Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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