The Mankato East girls basketball team was up and down in the first half against Rochester John Marshall on Friday night.  The Cougars were up by as many as 6 in the first half, but trailed by as many as five, before going to lockers tied at 21.  East outscored J-M by seven in the second half and go on to win 49-42.  Shayla Karge led the way for the Cougars with 25 points and 13 rebounds.  Torey Richards chipped in 10 points as well in the Mankato East victory.