The Cannon Falls Bomber girls basketball team defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo 44-41 on senior night in the Bomber's Hangar.  Before the game the four seniors Tatum Pickar, Kara Loeschke, Kaly Banks and Kira Jacobson were honored by teammates and blessed with gift packages.

Kenyon-Wanamingo led every second of the first half until the final couple seconds when 5'7 freshman Makayla Bowen hit a banker three to tie the game at 22.  Cannon Falls came out in the second half and led by as many as 9 points before the Knights made a run and with about 90 seconds to go had a shot to retake the lead.

The Bombers hung on for the victory getting essential stops and hitting free throws down the stretch.

5'5 freshman Belle Freeburg led Cannon Falls with 16 points, including three 3 point baskets.  The other two leading scorers also came off the bench.  Bowen had 5 and 5'5 freshman Bella Davisson had 5 points.

Kenyon-Wanamingo played a box and one on Pickar hoping to keep her in check and it worked.  She finished with just two free throws and sat more than usual to force the Knights out of that defense.

Kenyon-Wanamingo was led by Julianna Boyum.  The 5'8 sophomore finished with 13 points.  Boyum was joined by Riley Dummer and Maddie McCauley as our Held Bus Service Knights of the game.

Dummer and McCauley each added 9 points on a night when points were at a premium for the Knights.

With the win Cannon Falls picked up their 10th win of the season and more than likely clinched a higher seed than Kenyon-Wanamingo in the playoffs.

The brackets should be out Sunday with the Section 1 Class 2A tournament beginning Thursday.

Cannon Falls Girls Basketball Senior Night Cake. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld