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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BENSON -- New London-Spicer hit Benson from a number of different angles Monday, leading to a 63-46 non-conference girls basketball victory.

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The Wildcats (15-2) shot 51 percent (25 of 49) from the field, sank nine 3-pointers and had five players score at least nine points. NL-Spicer dominated the first half, doubling up the Braves by halftime, 42-21.

From beyond the three-point arc, Amanda Radel and Brogen Lothert sank three treys each, Taylor Thunstedt had two and Karsee Knutson one. In the paint, Both Anna Lindquist and Abbey Knisley scored nine points each.

Thunstedt's 13 points led the team. Lothert added 12 and Radel had 11. Knuston pulled down eight rebounds and had eight assists. Knisely and Allison Ruter collected seven rebounds apiece.

For the Braves, Emma Peterson recorded 18 points and six steals, and Emily Auch had 14 points and eight boards. The rest of the team scored 14 points. Emily Goff claimed 11 rebounds.

Benson was held to 30 percent (16 of 53) from the floor, 20 percent (3 of 15) from three-point range and just 9 of 22 (41 percent) from the free-throw line.

New London-Spicer travels to Foley in a West Central North Conference game Thursday, while the Braves play at Paynesville in West Central South action today.

NLS 63, Benson 46

NL-Spicer (15-2) 42 21 -- 63

Benson (11-2) 21 25 -- 46

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 25-49 FG (9-23 3-pt); 4-7 FT; 34 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Taylor Thunstedt 13, Lauren Bennewitz 2, Karsee Knutson 6, Amanda Radel 11, Brogen Lothert 12, Anna Lindquist 9, Abbey Knisely 9 ... 3-point shots: Thunstedt 2, Knutson 1, Radel 3, Lothert 3 ... Rebound leaders: Knutson 8, Allison Ruter 7, Knisely 7 ... Assist leaders: Knutson 8 ... Steal leaders: none ... Blocks: Knisely 3

BENSON - 16-53 FG (3-15 3-pt); 9-22 FT; 30 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Emma Peterson 18, Kelsey Sonnabend 2, Emily Auch 14, Beth Larson 9, Emily Goff 3 ... 3-point shots: Peterson 2, Larson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Goff 11, Auch 8 ... Assist leaders: Larson 3 ... Steal leaders: Peterson 6

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