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New London-Spicer’s Taylor Thunstedt, right, and Benson’s Krista Motzko battle for the ball during the second half of the Wildcats’ 72-33 victory in a Section 6AA-South playoff game on Thursday in New London.

Girls basketball: NLS rolls past Benson in quarters


NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer girls basketball team had some trouble pulling away from Benson in a Section 6AA-South quarterfinals game on Thursday.

The winless Braves, who lost to NLS by 33 points in late January, battled back and forth with the 20-win Wildcats and the teams were tied at 23 late in the first half.

But the unflappable Wildcats gave all in attendance a good look at why they are the subsection’s top seed and the No. 5-ranked team in Class AA.

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