The makeup game between Goodhue and Lyle-Pacelli was held Saturday afternoon and the fans were not disappointed.

Originally this was supposed to be a girls and boys doubleheader, but Goodhue already had a game with Southland at Southland and the Rebels did not want to move their home game so it was just the girls on Saturday in Goodhue.

Remember last March during the subsection championship game Lyle-Pacelli had a 10-point lead with two minutes to go in the game and Goodhue came back to win and went on to capture the Class A state championship in relatively easy fashion.

It was one of the most incredible comebacks I have ever seen, and had I not been at the Rochester Mayo Civic Auditorium to call the game myself it would have been hard for me to believe.

A lot of people talk about the 17-point lead with eight minutes to go, but in my mind coming back from down double digits with two minutes to go is more impressive.

Lyle/Pacelli clearly went into a stall that game and tried to sit on their double-digit lead; you know the results.

Saturday it took overtime for the No. 3 Class A-ranked defending state champs to defeat No. 10-rated Lyle/Pacelli 54-49.

Maddy Miller led the way with 21 points and had six of Goodhue's eight overtime points. Goodhue had a thrilling win the previous night against Kenyon-Wanamingo in the Castle in Kenyon, and Miller was in foul trouble there.

Sydney Lodermier had 14 points in Saturday's win and McKenzie Ryan added nine points.

The halftime lead for the Wildcats was 17-16.

Emily Benrud was Ms. Glass in the game with 14 rebounds for Goodhue.

Free throws were again a key for Goodhue. They were the difference in their thrilling win over Kenyon-Wanamingo on Friday night and they got to the line and converted against the Shamrocks on Saturday. Goodhue was 15 of 23 from the free throw line while Lyle/Pacelli finished 8 of 10.

They most definitely could see each other again in the subsection final in Rochester in March.

The Goodhue boys defeated Southland on the road Saturday 54-41.

The Wildcats built a 25-19 halftime lead and pulled away in the second half thanks to 16 of 23 shooting at the free throw line. Southland was 5 of 9.

Taylor Buck had 18 points, Ben Opsahl 14 and Jacob McNamara 11.

Goodhue head coach Matt Halverson told KDHL on the Saturday morning Goodhue Coaches Show it would not be easy to defeat the Rebels in their gym and it was an important game in terms of subsection seedings.

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