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Girls basketball roundup: Annandale hands NLS its first loss

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Tribune Staff Reports

ANNANDALE — New London-Spicer lost for the first time in 11 games, 57-46 to Annandale, on Tuesday in a Wright County Conference game.

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The Wildcats got 31 points from junior guard Taylor Thunstedt but any other points were difficult to come by, said head coach Mike Dreier.

“In the first half, when we had opportunities to take control, we just couldn’t put ball in the basket,” Dreier said. “Our inside kids had trouble scoring. That’s the way it works sometimes, unfortunately.”

The Wildcats fell to 1-1 in the conference and 10-1 overall. Annandale is 2-1 in the league and is 9-3. Kaytlin Kuefler led the Cardinals with 27 points.

NLS’ Lydia Kieft and Brianna Fredrick both scored 6 points. Thunstedt had 7 rebounds and 4 steals.

The Wildcats play Holy Family Catholic at 7:30 p.m. Friday in New London.

Annandale 57, NLS 46

NLS (1-1 10-1)    22 24 — 46

Annandale (2-1 9-3)    27 30 — 57

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 12-49 FG (7-21 3-pt); 15-23 FT; 24 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Thunsedt 31, Lydia Kieft 6, Brianna Fredrick 6, Ashlyn Geister 3 … 3-point shots: Thunstedt 6, Fredrick 1 … Rebound leaders: Thunstedt 7, Geister 5 … Assist leaders: Fredrick 3 … Steal leaders: Thunstedt 4

ANNANDALE – 20-42 FG (2-7 3-pt); 15-21 FT; 29 rebounds; 22 fouls … Scoring: Kaytlin Kuefler 27, Hannah Spaulding 9, Anne Kittok 6, Maranna Gunnerson 7, Emmy Whitesell 8 … 3-point shots: Kuefler 2 … Rebound leaders: Spaulding 9, Kuefler 6 … Assist leaders: Gunnerson 3 … Steal leaders: Whitesell 3

Non-Conference

BBE 47, Minnewaska 41

A balanced attack helped the Jaguars (3-7) snap their six-game losing streak. Megan Weller and Brittany Roelike scored 9 points apiece while Peyton Miller and Becca Gruber added 7 more each.

Taylor Braegelman added 9 rebounds and 6 points for BBE, which owned a 24-18 lead at halftime.

Sydney Joos netted a game-high 17 points and Veronica Weisel followed with 11 for the Lakers (3-8).

Minnewaska (3-8)    18 23 — 41

BBE (3-7)    24 23 — 47

MINNEWASKA – 16 FG (1 3-pt); 8-13 FT; rebounds n/a 20 fouls … Scoring: Sydney Joos 17, Veronica Weisel 11, Madison Phillips 5, Carley Stewart 3, Bayley Pooler 2, Ashlyn Guggisberg 1, Ariel Ostrander 2 … 3-point shots: Phillips 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

BBE – 16 FG (1 3-pt); 14-23 FT; 26 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Megan Weller 9, Peyton Miller 7, Brittany Roelike 9, Becca Gruber 7, Taylor Braegelman 6, Mariah Rach 5, Kinley Swanson 4 … 3-point shots: Rach 1 … Rebound leaders: Braegelman 9, Weller 6 … Assist leaders: Braegelman 3, Roelike 2 … Steal leaders: Braegelman 3, Rach 2, Weller 2

Pelican Rapids 51,

Morris/CA 43

Mackenzie and Madison Korf combined for 34 points and Pelican Rapids topped Morris/Chokio-Alberta 51-43.

Katie Holzheimer had 10 points and hit two 3-pointers, and Becca Holland had 7 points and 5 steals.

The Tigers (6-3) next play Thursday at Benson.

Pelican Rapids (9-1)    23 28 — 51

Morris/CA (6-3)    21 22 — 43

PELICAN RAPIDS – 18 FG (3 3-pt); 12-21 FT; rebounds n/a; 14 fouls … Scoring: Mackenzie Korf 21, Madison Korf 13, Kendra Weinrich 7, Lincoln Haiby 4, Alyssa Huseby 4, Summer Haugrud 1, Lizzie Pfeifle 3 … 3-point shots: Pfeifle 1, Mackenzie Korf 1, Madison Korf 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 15-52 FG (3-10 3-pt); 10-15 FT; 26 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Katie Holzheimer 10, Beth Holland 8, Becca Holland 7, Nicole Strobel 6, MaKenzie Smith 4, Tracy Meichsner 4, Kaitlin Vogel 4 … 3-point shots: Holzheimer 2, Becca Holland 1 … Rebound leaders: Smith 6, Strobel 6 … Assist leaders: Becca Holland 3, Holzheimer 3, Meichsner 3, Strobel 3 … Steal leaders: Becca Holland 5

Litchfield 58, GFW 36

The Dragons upped their record to 8-2 overall after nearly outscoring Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in the first half alone as they owned a 35-14 lead at the break.

Greta Walsh scored 22 points and pocketed 4 steals, Kristen Klaben scored 8 points, and Kyndra Beavers and Mariah Hoff produced another 7 points each for Litchfield.

Litchfield (8-2)    35 23 — 58

GFW (3-8)    14 22 — 36

LITCHFIELD – 24 FG (3 3-pt); 7-14 FT; 28 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Greta Walsh 22, Kristen Klaben 8, Kyndra Beavers 7, Mariah Hoff 7, Bailey Koch 5, Hannah Norlin 4, Natasha Stubeda 2, Kelsey Wattenhofer 2, Alexi Besser 1 … 3-point shots: Walsh 1, Beavers 1, Hoff 1 … Rebound leaders: Koch 4, Norlin 4, Beavers 4 … Assist leaders: Hoff 3, Stubeda 2, Klaben 2 … Steal leaders: Walsh 4, Hoff 3

GIBBON-FAIRFAX-WINTHROP – 14 FG (1 3-pt); 7-8 FT; 14 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Eve Belick 11, Lexi Jensen 8, Hally Busse 7, Kate Seehafer 4, Karire Scheelte 2, Lexi Kruggel 2 … 3-point shots: Busse 1 … Rebound leaders: Jensen 5 … Assist leaders: Busse 4 … Steal leaders: Busse 3

CMCS 57, Hancock 46

Mary Covert recorded the double-double, with 16 points and 14 rebounds in the Bluejays’ non-conference win over Hancock on Tuesday in Prinsburg.

CMCS’ Alexis Scott also scored 16 points and had 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Karisa Wubben had 7 points, 5 assists and 8 steals.

Courtney Greiner had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the Owls.

Both teams are now 5-5 overall.

Hancock (5-5)    24 22 — 46

CMCS (5-5)    25 32 — 57

HANCOCK – 16-36 FG (4-12 3-pt); 12-23 FT; 28 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Lexi Steege 14, Kassandra Algarate  2, Sami Schmidgall 2, Serandon Bigalke 5, Courtney Greiner 23 … 3-point shots: Steege 2, Bigalke 1, Greiner 1 … Rebound leaders: Greiner 13 … Assist leaders: Bigalke 4, Steege 4 … Steal leaders: Greiner 4

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN – 22-62 FG (3-16 3-pt); 6-13 FT; 37 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Karisa Wubben 7, Kailey Van Eps 2, Christine Mikelson 2, Alexis Scott 16, Jaci Swart 6, Abby Zwart 6, Mary Covert 16, Anna Post 2 … 3-point shots: Wubben 1, Swart 2 … Rebound leaders: Covert 14, Scott 9 … Assist leaders: Scott 7, Wubben 5 … Steal leaders: Wubben 8

Tomahawk

Springfield 68, BLHS 41

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart remained winless, falling to Springfield 68-41.

Michelle Melsha led the Mustangs with 10 points.

BLHS (0-7, 0-9)    17 24 — 41

Springfield (4-3, 7-5)    41 27 — 68

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART – 15-63 FG (0-4 3-pt); 11-18 FT; 28 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Mikayla Paulson 4, Katie Kalenberg 3, Carley Klabunde 4, Michelle Melsha 10, Hannah VanderVoort 9, Mara Olinger 4, Ashley Tintes 3, Erika Zanoth 4 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Olinger 6 … Assist leaders: VanderVoort 5 … Steal leaders: Kalenberg 3, Lizzy Medina 3

SPRINGFIELD – 30-71 FG (5-11 3-pt); 3-9 FT; 43 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: n/a … 3-point shots: n/a … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

KMS 63, Lincoln HI 36

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg broke a two-game losing streak with a 63-36 drubbing of Lincoln HI on Tuesday.

Samantha Dunn led the Fighting Saints (6-2, 8-2) with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals.

Ali Clark added 18 points, and Jenna Berget had 7 points and 4 assists.

KMS next plays Jan. 17 against BOLD.

Lincoln HI (0-6, 0-9)    15 21 — 36

KMS (6-2, 8-2)    29 34 — 63

LINCOLN HI – 17-49 FG (2-8 3-pt); 4-9 FT; 28 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Heidi Pavek 13, Brandi Barke 3, Jordan Bucholz 4, Morgan Citterman 10, Maranda Jerzak 6 … 3-point shots: Pavek 2 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

KMS – 23-62 FG (2-13 3-pt); 15-25 FT; 34 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Haylie Helms 5, Alison Krieger 2, Megan Holt 4, Samantha Dunn 19, Maddi Strandberg 6, Jenna Berget 7, Kalli Forsell 2, Ali Clark 18 … 3-point shots: Berget 1, Strandberg 1 … Rebound leaders: Dunn 8 … Assist leaders: Berget 4 … Steal leaders: Dunn 5, Helms 5

RTR 59, MACCRAY 24

The Knights limited MACCRAY (2-5, 3-9) to just 8 points in the second half while improving to 5-1 in the conference. Alicia Ervin had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals to pace the Wolverines, who also got 5 rebounds from Aleah Schwitters.

Four players scored in double figures for RTR with Dana Schaefer leading the group with 12 points.

RTR (5-1, 7-4)    32 27 — 59

MACCRAY (2-5, 3-9)    16  8  — 24

RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON – 24-60 FG (1-10 3-pt); 10-16 FT; 37 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Justine Possail 10, Sam Brust 2, Dana Schaefer 12, Destinee Strand 6, Leslie Willert 11, Allison Pochardt 10, Kaylie Nielsen 8 … 3-point shots: Schaefer 1 … Rebound leaders: Willert 10 … Steal leaders: Strand 3

MACCRAY – 8-39 FG (2-9 3-pt); 6-9 FT; 20 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Ashley Dirksen 3, Baillee Hauser 2, Ali Siverhus 2, Alicia Ervin 9, Taylor Grussing 3, Jenna Mersbergern 4, Haylee Sandry 1 … 3-point shots: Dirksen 1, Grussing 1 … Rebound leaders: Ervin 5, Aleah Schwitters 5 … Assist leaders: none … Steal leaders: Ervin 3, Schwitters 2

TMB 49, RCW 38

Cassie Hook led the Panthers with 20 points.

Grace Robertson and Stephanie Wersal each pulled down 13 rebounds for Renville County West.

TMB (3-3 5-5)    30  19 — 49

RCW (0-4 2-7)    21  17 — 38

TRACY-MILROY-BALATON – 20 FG (6 3-pt); 3-8 FT; 12 fouls … Scoring: Cassie Hook 20, Kelly Soupir 8, Samie Gervais 4, Jenna Stoneberg 6, Sara Stoneberg 11 … 3-point shots: Hook 3, Soupir 2, S. Stoneberg

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST – 15-55 FG (2-8 3-pt); 6-11 FT; 45 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Sadie Treml 10, Ricki Knutson 3, Morgan Zaske 4, Molly Elliot 6, Grace Robertson 6, Lexi Freiborg 2, Stephanie Wersal 7 … 3-point shots: Trembl 1, Knutson 1 … Rebound leaders: Robertson 13, Wersal 13, Treml 7 … Assist leaders: Treml 4 … Steal leaders: Carina Zaske 4

Dawson-Boyd 55,

Canby 37

Katarina Kuhlmann knocked down a trio of 3-pointers on the way to scoring a game-high 13 points for the Blackjacks, who are now 5-1 in the conference and 11-1 overall.

Mari Lee and Justine Lee produced another 12 points each for the North-leading Blackjacks.

Canby (4-3, 5-5)    15 22 — 37

Dawson-Boyd (5-1, 11-1)    36 19 — 55

CANBY – 14-39 FG (3-15 3-pt); 6-13 FT; 33 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Brandi Merritt 3, Brittany Merritt 3, Morgan Merritt 12, Tara Kockelman 5, Ricki Kallhoff 12, Kate Devos 2 … 3-point shots: Brandi Merritt 1, Brittany Merritt 1, Kockelman 1 … Rebound leaders: Kallhoff 13, M. Merritt 6, Taylor Gorder 5 … Assist leaders: M. Merritt 4 … Steal leaders: Brandi Merritt 4, Devos 2

DAWSON-BOYD – 22-64 FG (4-14 3-pt); 7-8 FT; 23 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Justine Flattum 4, Mari Lee 12, Sadie Zaiser 2, Nicole Jurgenson 2, Justine Lee 12, Katarina Kuhlmann 13, Erin Breberg 3, Kelly Husby 7 … 3-point shots: Kuhlmann 3, Breberg 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

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