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Cardinal girls roll past Apollo

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals ended the regular season on a high note with a 41-point second half to knock off St. Cloud Apollo 66-44 in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday.

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The No. 5-seeded Cardinals (8-8, 12-13) will open the Section 2AAA quarterfinals with a game against No. 4 Marshall at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Marshall.

The Cardinals trailed the Eagles (1-15, 3-23) by one at the half, but turned it on in the second.

"We got things going in the second half early," head coach Brad Atchison said. "It was just hard work and perseverance and hanging with them."

Megan Skalla led the Cardinals offense with 18 points.

Lindsay Atchison added 14 points, 4 assists and 6 steals, and Anne Dunham had 8 points and 9 rebounds.

The Cardinals shot 20-for-59 from the field and 23-for-32 from the line.

Melissa Gebhardt led the Eagles with 10 points.

Willmar 66, St. Cloud Apollo 44

SC Apollo (1-15, 3-23) 26 18 -- 44

Willmar (8-8, 12-13) 25 41 -- 66

ST. CLOUD APOLLO - 18-51 FG (3-16 3-pt); 5-11 FT; 34 rebounds; 24 fouls ... Scoring: Katrina Johnson 6, Abby Notch 12, Liz Lowery 1, Melissa Gebhardt 10, Morgan Tesch 6, Casey Evans 9 ... 3-point shots: Johnson 1, Gebhardt 2 ... Rebound leaders: Lowery 8, Evans 7 ... Assist leaders: Notch 4 ... Steal leaders: none

WILLMAR - 20-59 FG (3-14 3-pt); 23-32 FT; 34 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Lindsay Atchison 14, Casey Marcus 3, Jordan Martins 2, Addy Nelsen 2, Heather Horning 12, Anne Dunham 8, Megan Skalla 18, Courtney Magnuson 1, Katie Lippert 2, Sarah Roehl 4 ... 3-point shots: Atchison 1, Horning 2 ... Rebound leaders: Dunham 9 ... Assist leaders: Laura Swartz 5, Atchison 4 ... Steal leaders: Atchison 6

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