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At the Top of the List

01/14/2018, 11:30am CST
By Tom Schardin

Needing 13 points, McKenna Hofschild pumped in 33 to become the Prior Lake girls basketball program's all-time leading scorer.

The junior guard led the Lakers to a 75-62 South Suburban Conference win at Burnsville Jan. 12.

Riley Wheatcraft, a 2017 graduate, set the Lakers' career scoring mark last season, finishing her career with 1,452 points. Hofschild now has 1,471 career points with the rest of this season and next year still to go.

So 2,000 points is well within reach if Hofschld stays healthy.

Prior Lake (6-7 overall, 3-3 in the SSC) went into the Burnsville game off a 66-65 overtime win at Eagan Jan. 9. Hofschild had a season-low 13 points in that win, but did scoring the game-winning points on a layup in the close moments.

Hofschilds leads the Lakers at 27.5 points per game. She's eclipsed 30 or more points five times this season.

Against Burnsville, Prior Lake led 35-30 at the break and maintained the advantage in the second half. Sophomore Haidyn Pitsch chipped in 14 points for the Lakers, while ninth-grader Emily Kulstad scored nine.

Sophomore Ella Schnackenberg added six points, while ninth-grader Kate Trachsel scored five.

Prior Lake is back in action Jan. 15 taking on Robbinsdale Armstrong in the Martin Luther King Classic at St. Catherine's University at 4 p.m. The Lakers return to SSC action Jan. 16 at Lakeville North at 7 p.m.

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