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College Womens Basketball: Warriors edge Itasca

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WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater women's basketball team made a key defensive stop in the final minute of play and held on for a 58-56 win over Itasca on Friday at the college.

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The Warriors improved to 2-3 overall, and they play host to Northland at 1 p.m. today.

Ridgewater trailed at the half and didn't establish a lead until the final 90 seconds of the game. Itasca had a chance to go ahead with Ridgewater holding a 57-56 lead but couldn't score, said Warriors head coach Carrie Ogdahl.

"They had a pretty good look at the basket but we came up with the stop," Ogdahl said.

Ridgewater's Shantel Kelly was fouled after rebounding the missed shot and she hit a free throw with less than a second to play. Itasca's desperation shot at the end wasn't close.

The Warriors deployed full-court pressure to force Itasca into 28 turnovers. Ridgewater committed 17 turnovers and collected 26 steals.

"We worked on it on Thursday (briefly) and they came out tonight and really played it well," Ogdahl said.

Kelly led Warriors scorers with 18 points and Alicia Koenen played a solid all-around game with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 8 steals. Annie Winter had 10 points and 9 steals.

Ridgewater 58,

Itasca 56

Itasca 31 25 -- 56

Ridgewater 28 30 -- 58

ITASCA - 17-51 FG (4-9 3-pt); 18-23 FT; 50 rebounds; 21 fouls ... Scoring: Kayla Malcolm 0-2 0-1 0, Anita Nisly 0-0 0-0 0, Haley McNell 0-8 9-10 9, Megan Johnson 1-5 0-0 2, Randa Glazler 6-18, 5-6 17, Jessica Dvergsten 5-8 4-6 17, Lauren Gusck 5-9 0-0 11 ... 3-point shots: Malcolm 0-1, Johnson 0-3, Dvergsten 3-4, Guck 1-1 ... Rebound leaders: Glazler 14, McNell 9 ... Assist leaders: NcNell 3, Johnson 3 ... Steal leaders: Guck 2, Glazler 2, McNell 2

RIDGEWATER - 19-72 FG (6-23 3-pt); 14-18 FT; 41 rebounds; 21 fouls ... Scoring: Lynsey Runke 0-3 0-0 0, Mikell Melius 3-5 1-1 7, Annie Winter 4-17 1-4 10, Cameo McNeley 1-2 0-0 2, Shantel Kelly 5-20, 6-7 18, Alicia Koenen 5-17 2-2 15, Sam Cunningham 0-5 4-4 4, Bobbie Uecker 1-3 0-0 2 ... 3-point shots: Winter 1-5, Kelly 2-7, Koenen 3-7, Cunningham 0-4 ... Rebound leaders: Koenen 7, Runke 6, Kelly 5 ... Assist leaders: Runke 3, Winter 3 ... Steal leaders: Winter 9, Koenen 8

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