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Girls basketball roundup: NLS takes out Dragons

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LITCHFIELD — Behind a pair of three-pointers to open the second half and Taylor Thunstedt’s 27 points, New London-Spicer surged past Litchfield 48-37 in a Wright County Conference game Tuesday.

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Brianna Fredrick and Lydia Kieft each knocked down a three-pointer early in the second half to push the Wildcats’ lead to 7 after NLS owned a slim 23-22 advantage at halftime.

NLS would stay in front by 2-3 possessions for much of the game after that as Litchfield started to foul. The Wildcats responded by cashing in most of their free-throw attempts. They were 16-of-19 for the game while Litchfield was 7-of-8.

Thunstedt outscored the Dragons by herself in the second half, 16-15, and also had 7 steals and 5 assists. Olivia Setterberg followed with 6 points while Lydia Kieft supplied 5 rebounds, 4 points and 3 steals.

Greta Walsh with 16 points and Bailey Koch 11 paced the Dragons’ scoring. Walsh added 7 rebounds and 2 steals and Kelsey Fisher pulled in 6 rebounds.

NLS 48, Litchfield 37

NLS (6-3 17-3).....................23 25 — 48

Litchfield (2-8 9-10).............22 15 — 37

NLS – 14-40 FG (4-17 3-pt); 16-19 FT; 18 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Thunstedt 27, Lydia Kieft 4, Megan Thorson 4, Brianna Fredrick 3, Ashlyn Geister 4, Olivia Setterberg 6 … 3-point shots: Thunstedt 2, Kieft 1, Fredrick 1 … Rebound leaders: Kieft 5, Thorson 5, Geister 4 … Assist leaders: Thunstedt 5 … Steal leaders: Thunstedt 7, Kieft 3

LITCHFIELD – 14-45 FG (2-15 3-pt); 7-8 FT; 34 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Greta Walsh 16, Bailey Koch 11, Kristen Klaben 4, Kelsey Fisher 2, Hannah Norlin 2, Mariah Hoff 2 … 3-point shots: Walsh 2 … Rebound leaders: Walsh 7, Fisher 6, Koch 5 … Assist leaders: Koch 3 … Steal leaders: Klaben 2, Walsh 2

Non-Conference

EV-Watkins 58,

Benson 40

Courtney Dilley and the Eagles were too much for the Braves in the second half of a non-conference game between potential section rivals on Tuesday in Benson.

Dilley scored 25 points to lead EVW and six of her teammates scored at least four points.

Emma Peterson led the Braves with 22 points and 8 rebounds and Krista Motzko hit three 3-point shots and finished with 9 points and 3 steals.

The Braves play next at Yellow Medicine East at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

EVW (14-4)..........................31 27 — 58

Benson (6-14).....................23 17 — 40

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS – 24-49 FG (1-5 3-pt); 9-15 FT; NA rebounds; 21 fouls … Scoring: Courtney Dilley 25, Mikayla Kummet 7, Holly Schumacher 6, Greta Stommes 6, Dani Nelson 5, Brook Stang 5, Missy Kummet 4 … 3-point shots: Stang 1 … Rebound leaders: NA … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

BENSON – 14-27 FG (6-11 3-pt); 6-16 FT; 24 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Emma Peterson 22, Krista Motzko 9, Alexa Nissen 4, Haley Moseng 2, Cyra Carlson 2, Hannah Ricard 1 … 3-point shots: Peterson 2, Motzko 3, Nissen 1 … Rebound leaders: Peterson 8, Nissen 4 … Assist leaders: Peterson 3, Jean Marie Golden 3 … Steal leaders: Motzko 3

ACGC 53,

Cedar Mt./Comfrey 48

ACGC’s Erica Melbie dropped four 3-pointers to finish with 14 points. Katie Moore added a dozen more and Sydney Larson chipped in with 11 plus 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

Alli Matsen plunked for 20 points helped by a foursome of triples for the home team.

ACGC (10-11)....................27  26 — 53

Cedar Mt./C (13-7)............22  26 — 48

ACGC – 16-52 FG (5-14 3-pt); 14-23 FT; 31 rebounds; 8 fouls … Scoring: Bailey Klinghagen 2, Katie Peterson 2, Shelby Schroeder 6, Erica Melbie 14, Sydney Larson 11, Katie Moore 12, Jacey Nelson 5 … 3-point shots: Melbie 4, Nelson 1 … Rebound leaders: Larson 8, Melbie 7 … Assist leaders: Larson 4… Steal leaders: no leader

CEDAR MOUNTAIN/COMFREY – 20-58 FG (6-18 3-pt); 2-3 FT; 21 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Karliana Kelly 4, Courtney Nelsen 3, Alli Matsen 20, Bri Lund 7, Andrea Ochs 9, Haley Weidman 2 … 3-point shots: Matsen 4, Ochs, Nelsen

BOLD 57,

Redwood Valley 46

Junior Carly Sigurdson scored 28 points and became BOLD’s all-time leading scorer in the Warriors’ non-conference win over Redwood Valley on Tuesday.

Sigurdson finished the game with 1,145 points. Jamie Christenson, a 1999 BOLD graduate, held the mark at 1,139.

BOLD’s Maggie Nagel had 10 points and 12 rebounds while Taylor Ebnet posted an efficient line with 5 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals.

Baylie Kubesh finished with 8 points, 3 assists and 3 steals.

The Warriors play a key West Central South Conference game at ACGC at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Redwood Valley (9-11).......24 22 — 46

BOLD (17-3)........................28 29 — 57

REDWOOD VALLEY – 20-58 FG (4-16 3-pt); 2-7 FT; 24 rebounds; 22 fouls … Scoring: Lauren Hanson 4, Alison Curry 10, Nicole Bunting 2, Kayla Pohlen 5, Victoria Quast 8, Steph Jensen 15, Mack Mace 2 … 3-point shots: Jensen 3, Pohlen 1 … Rebound leaders: NA … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

BOLD – 21-50 FG (2-9 3-pt); 13-28 FT; 29 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Baylie Kubesh 8, Ashley Schmitz 2, Taylor Ebnet 5, Carly Sigurdson 28, Mal Steffel 2, Maggie Nagel 10, Whitney Haney 2 … 3-point shots: Sigurdson 1, Kubesh 1 … Rebound leaders: Nagel 12, Haney 6, Ebnet 6 … Assist leaders: Ebnet 6, Sigurdson 3, Kubesh 3 … Steal leaders: Ebnet 6, Kubesh 3

Camden

Dawson-Boyd 69,

MACCRAY 50

Dawson-Boyd improved to 18-2 overall, beating Camden Conference rival MACCRAY 69-50.

Justine Lee racked up 28 points, along with 9 steals and 7 assists.

Katarina Kuhlmann collected 10 points, and Kelly Husby had 6 points and 8 rebounds.

MACCRAY next plays at Renville County West on Thursday, and Dawson-Boyd will be at RCW on Friday.

Daw.-Boyd (11-2, 18-2).......39 30 — 69

MACCRAY (3-8, 4-14).........18 32 — 50

DAWSON-BOYD – 30-63 FG (1-9 3-pt); 8-14 FT; 25 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Katarina Kuhlmann 10, Justine Lee 28, Nicole Jurgenson 5, Mari Lee 14, Kelly Husby 6, Sadie Zaiser 6 … 3-point shots: Kuhlmann 1 … Rebound leaders: Husby 8, Zaiser 6 … Assist leaders: J. Lee 7 … Steal leaders: J. Lee 9

MACCRAY – 18-39 FG (2-8 3-pt); 12-15 FT; 20 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Baillee Hauser 3, Ali Siverhus 5, Aleah Schwitters 2, Brooke Gould 17, Becka Kimpling 4, Alicia Ervin 6, Taylor Grussing 8, Jenna Mersbergen 5 … 3-point shots: Hauser 1, Gould 1 … Rebound leaders: Grussing 6, Gould 5 … Assist leaders: Gould 5 … Steal leaders: Gould 6

West Cent. South

YME 35, LQPV 33

Kelly Anderson sank a lay-up early in the game’s final minute to put the Sting up 34-33, moments after the Eagles failed to make the front end of a 1-and-1 while leading 33-32.

A YME free throw late provided the final two-point cushion.

Anderson made all four of the Stings’ field goals in the second half. Anderson was 6 of 8 at the line and finished with 16 points.

This was the first West Central win for YME (1-12, 4-16).

Chyanne Sand led the board patrol with 10 rebounds. YME sank 15 of 24 at the line.

Kaitlyn Connor with 12 points and Alysha Freetly with 10 led the Eagles.

YME (1-12 4-16).................21  14 — 35

LQPV (3-10 5-14)................15  18 — 33

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST – 10-39 FG (0-4 3-pt); 15-24 FT; 28 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Brittany Raddatz 2, Dani Aus 1, Kelly Anderson 16, Allison Carmany 5, Allie Zieske 2, Chyanne Sand 3, Cassie Struffert 6  … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Sand 10, Anderson 7, Raddatz 4… Assist leaders: Anderson 3 … Steal leaders: Sand 3

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 15-38 FG (0-10 3-pt); 3-9 FT; 24 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Morgan Croat 4, Janessa Gronholz 1, Kaitlin Connor 12, Alaysia Fleetly 10, Jordan Halverson 6 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Connor 7, Freetly 5 … Assist leaders: Clark 5, Halverson 5 … Steal leaders: Freetly 4

West Cent. North

Sauk Centre 46,

Minnewaska 28

The Streeters (10-0, 18-1) shot out to a 27-12 lead after 18 minutes for their 10th straight conference win.

Sydney Joos contributed 13 points and 9 rebounds to the Lakers’ cause.

Sauk Centre (10-0 18-1).....27 19  — 46

Minnewaska (3-10, 5-16)...12  16 — 28

SAUK CENTRE – 16-45 FG (4-16 3-pt); 10-24 FT; 26 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Jenna Klaphake 6, Liz Ellens 14, Ali Peterson 3, Jordan Gamradt 3, Beth Ellis 2, Macy Reller 7, Bri Ilgen 2, Madi Moritz 1, Van Walde 6, Sydney Zen Zen 2 … 3-point shots: Ellens 2, Peterson, Klaphake

MINNEWASKA – 10-43 FG (0-7 3-pt); 8-10 FT; 28 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Carley Steward 2, Briget Opel 1, Madison Phillips 2, Ariel Ostrander 4, Veronica Weisel 6, Sydney Joos 13 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Joos 9, Weisel 6 … Assist leaders: Weisel 3, Stewart 2 … Steal leaders: none

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