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New London-Spicer’s Tyler Halvorson drives the baseline for the game’s first field goal as Paynesville’s Matt Quade (bottom left) and Andrew Topp defend Friday at New London.
Tribune photo by Rand Middleton New London-Spicer’s Tyler Halvorson drives the baseline for the game’s first field goal as Paynesville’s Matt Quade (bottom left) and Andrew Topp defend Friday at New London.

Boys basketball: Wildcats thrash Bulldogs

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NEW LONDON — New London-Spicer out-rebounded Paynesville by nearly double and coasted to victory over the Bulldogs 77-38 in a non-conference game Friday in New London.

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The Wildcats (5-5) shot 46 percent from the field and controlled the ball well enough to take 63 total shots to Paynesville’s 37.

NLS got points from 13 different players, with Tyler Halvorson leading the pack with 12 points. Brett Olson was next with 11 points and 8 rebounds, and Aaron Ruter had 4 points and 7 assists.

Brandan Schleper and Andrew Topp paced the Bulldogs (1-7) with 9 points each.

NLS 77, Paynesville 38

Paynesville (1-7)    18 20 — 38

NLS (5-5)    44 33 — 77

PAYNESVILLE – 14-37 FG (1-6 3-pt); 9-17 FT; 20 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Brandan Schleper 9, Andrew Topp 9, Nick Dingmann 8, Mitch Weidner 3, Matt Quade 3, Alex Kranz 2, Spencer Syvertson 2, Hayden Hengel 2 … 3-point shots: Weidner 1 … Rebound leaders: Schleper 8 … Assist leaders: Schleper 4 … Steal leaders: Syvertson 3

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 29-63 FG (2-13 3-pt); 17-26 FT; 39 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Tyler Halvorson 12, Brett Olson 11, Ryan Vraa 9, Adam Essler 6, Shane Zylstra 6, Tyson Gislason 6, Aaron Ruter 4, Nick LaPatka 4, Joey Dreier 4, Trent Boie 6, Reid Johnson 2, Zach Steffl 2, Jonny DeGeest 5 … 3-point shots: DeGeest 1, Halvorson 1 … Rebound leaders: Olson 8, Zylstra 6, Boie 6 … Assist leaders: Ruter 7 … Steal leaders: Ruter 4

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