Basketball: Thunder girls lose to Monticello 66-35, season over

The Zimmerman Thunder season ended with a 66-35 loss to the Monticello Magic on Tuesday evening in the first round of Section 5AAA at Monticello.

Grace Sawatzke sank 23 points, Gabby Laimer 12 and Alyssa Lentner 11 for the Magic.

Lexi Wiemeri with 8 and Heather McCormick with 7 led the No. 8 seeded Thunder.

Zimmerman, which had won four of its last five, finished 11-16. The Thunder  had lost to the No. 1 seeded Magic (22-5) by just 51-47 on Dec. 21.