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Girls basketball: Listless Cards fall at Tech

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ST. CLOUD — The Willmar Cardinals limped to the end of the season losing at St. Cloud Tech on Friday night 62-25.

Three starters were out of the line-up for the finale and it showed in the lopsided loss to a Central Lakes rival.

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“It’s pretty tough with three starters out,” commented coach Dustin Carlson.

Two should be back for post-season which is yet 10 days away.

Senior forward Heather Horning missed the game attending All-State Choir, a commitment made before the season, Carlson noted.

Starting guard Kalley Fosso has been ill and in an (mostly) out of the line-up for the last two weeks.

Junior guard Jordan Martins is out for the year with a broken bone above the heel sustained Jan. 26. She found out only Thursday after another X-ray she would not be able to come back for post-season.

Both guards were badly missed in Thursday’s 23-point loss to Marshall.

Willmar generated 7 field goals and only four players scored: sophomore Courtney Magnuson had 12 and junior Sami Doering 7, all in the first period.

Section 2AAA playoffs  begin with the quarterfinal round on Feb. 26.

SC Tech 62, Willmar 25

Willmar (7-9 11-14)     15  10 — 25

St. Cloud Tech (9-6 15-10)    34  28 — 62

WILLMAR – 7-25 FG (2-6 3-pt); 9-17 FT; 20 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Courtney Magnuson 12, Megan Rudnick 4, Anne Dunham 2, Sami Doering 7  … 3-point shots: Magnuson, Doering … Rebound leaders: Dunham 4

ST. CLOUD TECH – 24-47 FG (5-12 3-pt); 9-12 FT; 25 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Kaelyn Angell 10, Leah Wurm 3, Liz Krippner 8, Kaila Burroughs 16, Jill Kedrowski 4, Tiana Brown 7, Sam Boettcher 9, Anne Soenneker 5 … 3-point shots: Angell, Krippner, Burroughs 2, Boettcher

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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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