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Boys Basketball: Delano edges NLS

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Boys Basketball: Delano edges NLS
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NEW LONDON — The Wildcats had a late lead before Toby Hanson made a turnaround shot in the lane with 10 seconds left to lift Delano past New London-Spicer 63-62 Friday in a Wright County Conference game.

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The Tigers (4-3, 13-4) had a slim 25-23 lead at the break and the back-and-forth pace continued in the second half. Delano shot just under 50 percent (24-for-49) while NLS, which has lost 5 of its last 6 games to fall to 9-5 overall, shot at a 42-percent clip.

Hanson finished with a game-high 25 points and also led the visitors with 3 assists and 3 steals.

Six players scored for NLS with four reaching double figures, paced by Shane Zylstra’s 17 points. Brett Olson followed with 15, Ryan Vraa 13 and Tyson Gislason 11. Gislason had a team-high 8 rebounds, Vraa added 4 assists and 3 steals, and Jonny DeGeest dished out a game-high 8 assists.

Delano 63, NL-Spicer 62

Delano (4-3, 13-4)            25 38 — 63

NLS (2-4, 9-5)     23 39 — 62

DELANO – 24-49 FG (5-11 3-pt); 10-17 FT; 30 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Toby Hanson 25, Damon Longstreet 18, Seth Norling 8, Matt Kreklow 8, Nate Norman 2, Sean Campbell 2 … 3-point shots: Norling 1, Hanson 2, Kreklow 2 … Rebound leaders: Longstreet 10, Kreklow 10, Hanson 7 … Assist leaders: Hanson 3, Longstreet 3 … Steal leaders: Hanson 3

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 22-53 FG (7-19 3-pt); 11-13 FT; 27 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Shane Zylstra 17, Brett Olson 15, Ryan Vraa 13, Tyson Gislason 11, Ethan Bohlsen 4, Nick Kester 2 … 3-point shots: Vraa 2, Zylstra 1, Olson 3, Gislason 1 … Rebound leaders: Gislason 8, Zylstra 6 … Assist leaders: Jonny DeGeest 8, Vraa 4 … Steal leaders: Vraa 3, DeGeest 2 … Blocks: Zylstra 2

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