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Girls Basketball: Morris/CA sinks LQPV despite Erickson's 37

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Girls Basketball: Morris/CA sinks LQPV despite Erickson's 37
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MORRIS -- Morris/-Chokio-Alberta overcame poor free-throw shooting and Micaela Erickson's 37 points to beat Lac qui Parle Valley 57-56 Friday in West Central South Conference girls basketball game.

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Nicole Gillespie made one of two free-throw attempts with 13 seconds left to give the Tigers (9-3, 13-5) a 57-53 lead. Erickson then hit a trey to pull the Eagles within one, but there was just one second remaining and Morris/Chokio-Alberta inbounded to end the game.

Gillespie's make at the charity stripe was the only foul shot the Tigers made in their last eight attempts.

Gillespie and Mary Rentz both had 13 points to pace the Tigers' offense. Jenna Nelson added nine points, eight assists, six rebounds and five steals.

Morris/CA 57, LQPV 56

LQPV (6-5, 7-9) 30 26 -- 56

Morris/CA (9-3, 13-5) 29 28 -- 57

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 22-54 FG (3-10 3-pt); 9-19 FT; 43 rebounds; 24 fouls ... Scoring: Micaela Erickson 37, Amanda Broin 3, Jen Kack 1, Mackenzie Clarke 7, Kasey Struxness 4, Jordan Halvorson 4 ... 3-point shots: Erickson 3 ... Rebound leaders: Erickson 11 ... Assist leaders: Struxness 3 ... Steal leaders: none

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 22-50 FG (1-6 3-pt); 12-30 FT; 36 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Mary Rentz 13, Sarah Kuhn 4, Nicole Gillespie 13, Jenna Nelson 9, Kelsey Greenwaldt 6, Erica Domnick 5, Erin Schieler 7 ... 3-point shots: Nelson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Rentz 9, Gillespie 6, Nelson 6, Schieler 6 ... Assist leaders: Nelson 8 ... Steal leaders: Nelson 5

YME 59, BOLD 34

Angie Scheffler tossed in 16 points and Aimee Johnson add 11 as the Sting (6-6, 8-7) won for the third time in their last four games.

YME also beat BOLD in the first meeting, 42-37, on Dec. 11 in Granite Falls.

Brittany Dahlk led BOLD (3-10, 5-15) with 12 points and five rebounds.

YME (6-6, 8-7) 31 28 -- 59

BOLD (3-10, 5-15) 15 19 -- 34

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 21-46 FG (1-3 3-pt); 14-20 FT; 27 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Gretchen Rigge 3, Steph Larson 6, Aimee Johnson 11, Kylie Jans 8, Courtney Hinz 2, Lauren Trudel 6, Emily Baker 7, Angie Scheffler 16 ... 3-point shots: Jans 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

BOLD - 13-34 FG (1-4 3-pt); 7-14 FT; 16 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Taylor Ebnet 1, Carly Sigurdson 4, Brittany Haugen 5, Brittany Nissen 4, Brenna Holwerda 2, Nikki Neisen 2, Steph Novotny 4, Brittany Dahlk 12 ... 3-point shots: Haugen 1 ... Rebound leaders: Dahlk 5 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: Ebnet 2

ACGC 53, Paynesville 29

Miranda Hopp's double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds paced the conference-leading Falcons (12-0, 14-3). Lauren Kinzler sank four 3-pointers and contributed 14 points.

Jordan Spaulding scored six points and Jessica Jimenez pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (0-11, 1-16).

Paynesville (0-11, 1-16) 7 22 -- 29

ACGC (12-0, 14-3) 27 26 -- 53

PAYNESVILLE - 10 FG (3 3-pt); 6-13 FT; 30 rebounds; fouls not available ... Scoring: Jordan Spaulding 6, Andrea Schlangen 5, Bri Zenner 4, Bryanna Burg 4, Brittany Hemmesch 3, Jenna Kincade 3, Erika Schlangen 2, Brooke Wuertz 1, Jessica Jimenez 1 ... 3-point shots: Spaulding 1, A.Schlangen 1, Burg 1 ... Rebound leaders: Jimenez 10 ... Assist leaders: A.Schlangen 3 ... Steal leaders: none

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 20-51 FG (5-16 3-pt); 8-26 FT; 35 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Miranda Hopp 16, Lauren Kinzler 14, Chastity Pautzke 6, Angela Blackwell 3, Sam Cunningham 2, Katie Knisley 2, Karissa Rosenquist 2, Jenna Peterson 8 ... 3-point shots: Kinzler 4, Pautzke 1 ... Rebound leaders: Hopp 12, Peterson 8 ... Assist leaders: Kinzler 3 ... Steal leaders: Blackwell 5

Minnewaska 56, Benson 52

Sarah Roering and Kaylee Jacobs sealed the upset win for the Lakers. Roering made one of two free throws to put Minnewaska ahead, 54-52, then Jacobs converted a steal into a layup with about two seconds left.

Allie Ostrander led Minnewaska with 20 points. Jacobs added 11 points and eight rebounds, and Roering had 10 points and nine boards.

Emily Auch's 15 points paced the Braves. Taylor Semler added 11 points. Abby Fragodt pulled down nine rebounds.

Benson (7-4, 13-5) 24 28 -- 52

Minnewaska (4-9, 6-13) 24 32 -- 56

BENSON - 20-63 FG (6-17 3-pt); 6-14 FT; 27 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Kayla Hampton 5, Emily Auch 15, Julia Ahrndt 6, Beth Larson 8, Taylor Semler 11, Abby Fragodt 7 ... 3-point shots: Ahrndt 2, Larson 2, Semler 2 ... Rebound leaders: Fragodt 9 ... Assist leaders: Auch 4 ... Steal leaders: Larson 4 ... Blocks: Fragodt 3

MINNEWASKA - 22-52 FG (1-4 3-pt); 11-24 FT; 32 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Aundrea Johnson 5, Kaylee Jacobs 11, Allie Ostrander 20, Sarah Roering 10, Sarah Faehnrich 5, Natalie Holte 4, Jillian Hendrickson 1 ... 3-point shots: Ostrander 1 ... Rebound leaders: Roering 9, Jacobs 8, Ostrander 7 ... Assist leaders: Faehnrich 4 ... Steal leaders: Roering 2, Jacobs 2

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