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Girls Basketball: New London-Spicer cruises in 6AA-East

NEW LONDON -- Justine Dammermann made 60 percent of her three-point attempts on the way to netting a team season-high 18 points and New London-Spicer made 11 treys as the Wildcats opened the 6AA-East playoffs with a 48-20 win over Paynesville Thursday.

The No. 2-seeded Wildcats (24-2) stretched their winning streak to 11 games and will play No. 6 Pierz Saturday at 7:45 p.m. in the sub-section semifinals at St. John's University in Collegeville.

Dammermann drained six 3-pointers to give her 27 treys in the Wildcats' last eight games. Taylor Thompsen canned three treys and followed Dammermann with 11 points.

Cassie Ziemer didn't score, but she piled up 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals for NLS.

Paynesville had more players score than NLS did, but Andrea Schlangen paced the Bulldogs with just four points. Six other Bulldogs scored two points.

NLS 48, Paynesville 20

Paynesville (1-22) 6 14 -- 20

NL-Spicer (24-2) 23 25 -- 48

PAYNESVILLE - 8-38 FG (1-11 3-pt); 3-4 FT; 26 rebounds; 6 fouls ... Scoring: Erika Schlangen 2, Bri Zenner 2, Andrea Schlangen 4, Brooke Wuertz 2, Jordan Spaulding 2, Jessica Jimenez 2, Bryanna Burg 3, Jessica Solum 2, Jenna Kinkade 1 ... 3-point shots: Burg 1 ... Rebound leaders: Solum 7 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: A. Schlangen 6

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 16-51 FG (11-35 3-pt); 5-8 FT; 31 rebounds; 9 fouls ... Scoring: Lauren Bennewitz 3, Taylor Thompsen 11, Amanda Radel 3, Justine Dammermann 18, Karli Wendlandt 7, Anna Lindquist 4, Abbey Knisely 2 ... 3-point shots: Bennewitz 1, Thompsen 3, Radel 1, Dammermann 6 ... Rebound leaders: Cassie Ziemer 10, Knisely 5 ... Assist leaders: Thompsen 4, Ziemer 4 ... Steal leaders: Ziemer 3, Wendlandt 3

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