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Girls Basketball: NLS thwarts Mora's upset attempt, 36-33

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MORA -- Mora's three-point shooting put a scare into New London-Spicer, but the Wildcats held off the Mustangs 36-33 in a West Central North Conference girls basketball game Friday.

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Mora (8-7, 15-8) came back from a 20-10 deficit to take a lead with under three minutes left, hitting five of their seven 3-pointers.

The Wildcats (14-1, 22-2) regained the lead with 2½ minutes to go on Karli Wendlandt's two free throws.

Abbey Knisely gave NLS the final score by sinking two shots from the charity stripe with 10 seconds left. She finished with a game-high 14 points.

Becci Osterdyk scored 10 points for Mora.

NL-Spicer 36, Mora 33

NL-Spicer (14-1, 22-2) 20 16 -- 36

Mora (8-7, 15-8) 10 23 -- 33

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 11-36 FG (3-13 3-pt); 8-10 FT; 23 rebounds; 8 fouls ... Scoring: Taylor Thompsen 2, Justine Dammermann 6, Brogen Lothert 3, Cassie Ziemer 2, Karli Wendlandt 5, Anna Lindquist 4, Abbey Knisely 14 ... 3-point shots: Lothert 1, Dammermann 2 ... Rebound leaders: Ziemer 6 ... Assist leaders: Thompsen 4, Karsee Knutson 4 ... Steal leaders: Ziemer 3, Thompsen 3

MORA - 12-29 FG (7-15 3-pt); 2-4 FT; 18 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Paige Antonson 6, Emma Johnson 12, Karlee Erickson 3, Becci Osterdyk 10, Alexis Good 2 ... 3-point shots: Antonson 2, Johnson 4, Erickson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Osterdyk 6 ... Assist leaders: Erickson 3 ... Steal leaders: none

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