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Girls Basketball: NLS drubs Delano to snap two-game skid

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NEW LONDON — Taylor Thunstedt’s 33 points, 7 assists and 6 steals propelled New London-Spicer past Delano 66-57 Friday in a Wright County Conference game.

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The Wildcats (3-3, 12-3) led 31-24 at halftime, but the Tigers (3-4, 9-7) took a 42-41 lead nine minutes into the second half. NLS then went on a 25-15 run to close out the game and snap a two-game skid.

Thunstedt and Brianna Fredrick each knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and Lydia Kieft added 7 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists for NLS, which is at Perham today for a 6:30 p.m. non-conference game.

NLS 66, Delano 57

Delano (3-4 9-7)    24 33 — 57

NLS (3-3 12-3)    31 35 — 66

DELANO – 24-58 FG (1-4 3-pt); 8-12 FT; 31 rebounds; 23 fouls … Scoring: Brooke Lemke 7, Bria Barfnecht 9, Katie Emmer 18, Savannah Bettin 2, Tayler Hedtke 2, Alex Whittinger 19 … 3-point shots: Lemke 1

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 18-46 FG (8-20 3-pt); 22-32 FT; 27 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Riley Ness 3, Taylor Thunstedt 33, Lydia Kieft 7, Megan Thorson 1, Brianna Fredrick 9, Ashlyn Geister 6, Olivia Setterberg 7 … 3-point shots: Ness 1, Thunstedt 3, Kieft 1, Fredrick 3 … Rebound leaders: Jess Johnson 5, Thorson 5, Kieft 5 … Assist leaders: Thunstedt 7, Kieft 3 … Steal leaders: Thunstedt 6

Waconia 64, Litchfield 41

The Dragons trailed the conference leader by just four at halftime, but they couldn’t get closer than seven points in the second half as Waconia (8-0, 13-5) put up 40 points in the final 18 minutes of play.

Greta Walsh knocked down 18 points and pocketed 4 steals for Litchfield (2-5, 9-6). Kristen Klaben added 8 points and 4 rebounds for the Dragons, who were held to just 37 field goal attempts.

Waconia (8-0 13-5)    24 40 — 64

Litchfield (2-5 9-6)    20 21 — 41

WACONIA – 22-53 FG (10-16 3-pt); 10-14 FT; 19 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Morgan Iverson 16, Caroline Jacobs 14, Anna Schmitt 13, Steph Dressen 6, Kendall Eder 3, Sarah Christians 2, Kaylee Vanderhoff 2, Miranda Schultz 2, Kelsey Eder 1, Fiona DeMario 1 … 3-point shots: Jacobs 4, Iverson 3, Kendall Eder 1, Schmitt 2 … Rebound leaders: Schmitt 5 … Assist leaders: Schmitt 4, DeMario 3, Schultz 3 … Steal leaders: Schmitt 3, Iverson 3

LITCHFIELD – 16-37 FG (3-10 3-pt); 6-11 FT; 20 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Greta Walsh 18, Kristen Klaben 8, Bailey Koch 4, Hannah Norlin 6, Mariah Hoff 2, Kendra Beavers 3 … 3-point shots: Walsh 2, Beavers 1 … Rebound leaders: Klaben 4, Koch 4, Natasha Stubeda 4 … Assist leaders: Hoff 3 … Steal leaders: Walsh 4

Non-Conference

Montevideo 42,       MACCRAY 32

Montevideo cranked up its offense and defense in the second half to overcome a halftime deficit and defeat the Wolverines in a non-conference game.

Tia Diggins led the Thunder Hawks with 11 points and Ashley Hoehne had 9 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Natalie Feldhake scored 10 points.

MACCRAY’s Taylor Grussing had 12 points and 8 rebounds and Alicia Ervin scored 8. Brooke Gould had a team-high 9 rebounds.

The T-Hawks play next against Minnewaska at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Montevideo.

MACCRAY (4-12)    21 11 — 32

Montevideo (9-6)    19 23 — 42

MACCRAY – 11-51 FG (3-7 3-pt); 7-14 FT; 31 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Baillee Hauser 2, Ali Siverhus 7, Aleah Schwitters 2, Brooke Gould 1, Alicia Ervin 8, Taylor Grussing 12 … 3-point shots: Siverhus 1, Ervin 1, Grussing 1 … Rebound leaders: Gould 9, Grussing 8 … Assist leaders: Gould 3 … Steal leaders: Siverhus 3

MONTEVIDEO – 15-41 FG (2-9 3-pt); 10-17 FT; 34 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Chelsey Hass 5, Tia Diggins 11, Morgan Reidinger 7, Natalie Feldhake 10, Ashley Hoehne 9 … 3-point shots: Hass 1, Diggins 1 … Rebound leaders: Hoehne 11, Diggins 6, Hass 6 … Assist leaders: Diggins 2, Reidinger 2 … Steal leaders: Diggins 4

BBE 60, ACGC 54

BBE scored 45 second-half points and downed ACGC in a non-conference game on Friday.

The Jaguars’ Megan Weller hit a 3-point for a two-point lead late in the game and Hailey Braegelman and Kinlee Swanson both hit key free throws down the stretch to help the Jaguars hold on for the victory.

Weller finished with 20 points and Becca Gruber had 19. Taylor Braegelman scored 7 points and had a team-high 12 rebounds.

ACGC’s Sydney Larson scored 28 points and Erica Melbie had 14.

BBE plays next against Ashby at home at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

ACGC (8-10)    21 32 — 54

BBE (4-12)    15 45 — 60

ACGC – 16 FG (5 3-pt); 17-25 FT; 21 fouls … Scoring: Sydney Larson 28, Erica Melbie 14, Shelby Schroeder 6, Kaitlin Moore 6, Jacey Nelson 3 … 3-point shots: Larson 3, Melbie 2

BBE – 22-54 FG (1-4 3-pt); 15-25 FT; 38 rebounds; 26 fouls … Scoring: Megan Weller 20, Becca Gruber 19, Taylor Braegelman 7, Hailey Braegelman 7, Brittany Roelike 5, Kinlee Swanson 2 … 3-point shots: Weller 1 … Rebound leaders: T.Braegelman 12, Weller 7, H.Braegelman 6, Gruber 6 … Assist leaders: Roelike 4, Peyton Miller 3 … Steal leaders: Roelike 3, Swanson 2

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