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New London-Spicer’s Taylor Thundstedt ties up Nicole McKevitt of Heritage Christian Academy as Ashlyn Geister pulls back in the first half. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

Girls Basketball: ‘Cats open Wild-Card with win


NEW LONDON — Two undefeateds will meet tonight in the West Central Tribune WildCard finale.

The New London-Spicer Wildcats (8-0) dispatched overmatched but scrappy Heritage Christian Academy of Maple Grove 52-17 in a dress rehearsal for tonight’s showdown.

Minnehaha Academy, back to this holiday hoops event for the third time, was impressive overwhelming the Willmar Cardinals 67-40.

The lopsided score caught Wildcats’ coach Mike Dreier by surprise.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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