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Tribune photo by Tom Larson Benson guard Emma Peterson, center, splits the defense of ACGC’s Katie Peterson (11) and Sydney Larson, back, to get off a shot in the lane during the first half of a West Central South Conference game Friday in Grove City. Peterson finished with 40 points but the Falcons’ downed Benson 73-58.

Girls basketball: Falcons top Peterson, Braves

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GROVE CITY — Benson’s Emma Peterson scored 40 points, but the Braves fell to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 73-58 on Friday, who were led by 22 points from Sydney Larson and 16 from Katie Moore.

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Larson posted a double-double with 11 rebounds, and Moore grabbed 6.

For the Braves, Peterson racked up 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals.

Benson wraps up its regular season hosting Osakis on Monday.

ACGC finishes its regular season at 8-7 in the conference and 11-13 overall.

The Falcons next play in the Section 2A quarterfinal on Feb. 26 at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s.

Benson (5-12, 7-17)    30 28 — 58

ACGC (8-7, 11-13)    38 35 — 73

BENSON – 21-53 FG (8-28 3-pt); 8-11 FT; 24 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Emma Peterson 40, Taylor Laumeyer 6, Krista Motzko 2, Alexa Nissen 8, Jessica Goff 2 … 3-point shots: Peterson 4, Laumeyer 2, Nissen 2 … Rebound leaders: Peterson 12, Motzko 5 … Assist leaders: Peterson 5 … Steal leaders: Peterson 5, Motzko 2

ACGC – 30-63 FG (5-15 3-pt); 8-15 FT; 31 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Bailey Klinghagen 6, Shelby Schroeder 12, Erica Melbie 15, Sydney Larson 22, Katie Moore 16, Jacey Nelson 2 … 3-point shots: Schroeder 1, Melbie 2, Larson 2 … Rebound leaders: Larson 11, Moore 6, Nelson 5 … Assist leaders: Schroeder 4, Larson 4 … Steal leaders: Larson 3, Melbie 3

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