Natalee Rolbiecki (12) drives to the basket for two of her game-high 27 points.

Vikings open season with rout of Ortonville

Natalee Rolbiecki poured in 27 points and Minneota scored 61 points in the first half en route to steamrolling Ortonville 85-19 in the season opener at home on Tuesday.
Minneota went on an 18-0 run to turn the game into an early rout. The Vikings, who led 61-12 at halftime, opened the second half on a 14-0 run.
Ortonville was coming off a 1-19 season last year, while Minneota was the Class A state champions.
McKenna Yost added 15 points for the Vikings. Jeren Rost notched 12 points, Kenadi Arndt 9, Ireland Stassen 8, Dakoda Hennen 5, Kennedi Jurrens 4, McKenzie Tolkand Faith Mynhre 2 apiece, and Megan Moorse 1.
Minneota never trailed in the game after Rolbiecki's three-point play to start the game. The Trojans kept it close for a brief time, trailing just 7-5 as Kelly Erickson scored all five of her team's points. But the Vikings then scored the next 18 points, 10 of those coming from McKenna Yost on two three-pointers and two other baskets.
The Vikings' press forced numerous turnovers that led to transition baskets.
Minneota rotated 10 players most of the game until emptying the bench late in the second half.
The Vikings host Southwest Minnesota Christian on Friday, Dec. 3.
Complete statistics were not available at press time.

Minneota 85, Ortonville 19
Ortonville.........................................12 7 - 19
Minneota.........................................61 24 - 85

Scoring: Natalee Rolbiecki 27, Ireland Stassen 8, McKenna Yost 15, McKenzie Tolk 2, Jeren Rost 12, Kennedi Jurrens 4, Grace Hennen 0, Kenadi Arndt 9, Dakoda Hennen 5, Faith Myhre 2, Morgan Moorse 1, Emma Bottelberghe 0

3-pointers: Yost 2, Rolbiecki 1, D.Hennen 1 ... Rebounds: J.Rost 4, Stassen 4, Arndt 2, Rolbiecki 1, Jurrens 1, Tolk 1 ... Assists: Tolk 5, Yost 3, Rolbiecki 2, D.Hennen 1, G.Hennen 1

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