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Girls basketball roundup: No. 7 NLS tops No. 4 HLWW

HOWARD LAKE — A 2-to-1 advantage in rebounds and 33 points from Taylor Thunstedt helped New London-Spicer snap Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted’s 12-game winning streak Tuesday as NLS outlasted the Lakers 68-57 in a non-conference game between two squads ranked in the top 10 in Class AA.

No. 4 HLWW, which hadn’t lost since falling to Dassel-Cokato in overtime on Jan. 18, owned a slim 31-29 lead at halftime. But the No. 7 Wildcats (18-5) outscored HLWW (22-2) by 13 in the second half.

“We dominated the boards in the second half,” said NLS coach Mike Dreier. “We played very well in the second half.”

NLS hooked 49 rebounds to the Lakers’ 24, leading to seven more field goals for the visitors. Brianna Fredrick followed Thunstedt in the scoring column with 12 points with Ashlyn Geister adding another 9.

Geister led the team with 12 rebounds, Megan Thorson grabbed 11 more, Kabrie Weber 7 and Tori King 6. Geister also had 3 blocks and Thunstedt 5 assists.

The Wildcats play at old West Central Conference rival Morris/Chokio on Thursday before wrapping up the regular season on Friday by playing at Litchfield.

NLS 68, HLWW 57

NLS (18-5)...........................29 39 — 68

HLWW (22-2).......................31 26 — 57

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 24-60 FG (9-21 3-pt); 11-18 FT; 49 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Reiley Ness 3, Taylor Thunstedt 33, Alyssa Fredrick 2, Megan Thorson 3, Brianna Fredrick 12, Ashlyn Geister 9, Kabrie Weber 6 … 3-point shots: Ness 1, Thunstedt 6, B. Fredrick 2 … Rebound leaders: Geister 12, Thorson 11, Weber 7, Tori King 6 … Assist leaders: Thunstedt 5, B. Fredrick 3 … Steal leaders: none … Blocks: Geister 3

HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED – 17-58 FG (8-31 3-pt); 15-20 FT; 24 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Mackenzie Uter 14, Abby Miller 15, Cozy Eastman 6, Maggie Miller 7, Marissa Reed 6, Gabby Gruenhagen 9 … 3-point shots: Uter 1, A. Miller 3, Eastman 2, M. Miller 2

EVW 50, Paynesville 24

Paynesville couldn’t get its offense going and fell to Eden Valley-Watkins on Tuesday.

Kayla Schaefer led the Bulldogs with 14 points, three days after reaching the 1,000-point career scoring mark. Schaefer needed 22 points and scored 22 in the Bulldogs’ loss to Kimball on Saturday.

Paynesville plays at Minnewaska on Monday before opening the playoffs on March 6.

EVW (17-6)...........................27 23 — 50 

Paynesville (8-15)................14 10 — 24

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS – 19-61 FG (1-6 3-pt); 8-16 FT; 40 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Jamie Scherer 4, Mikayla Kummet 9, Maria Holdvogt 4, Breanna Stang 1, Elaina Stommes 4, Brook Stang 5, Bella Perlberg-Cromwell 7, Greta Stommes 4, Dani Nelson 12 … 3-point shots: Nelson 1 … Rebound leaders: Nelson 6

PAYNESVILLE – 8-49 FG (0-11 3-pt); 8-17 FT; 26 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Rian Lee 2, Tayler Burg 2, Brianna Stang 2, Kayla Schaefer 14, Katelyn Spanier 2, Jackie Solum 1, Kelsey Nehring 1 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leaders: Spanier 6, Schaefer 6 … Assist leaders: None … Steal leaders: Schaefer 5

West Central

Sauk Centre 76,

BOLD 46

Behind 15 three-pointers, Sauk Centre (18-5) won the West Central Conference Championship for the second time in the past three years after holding the Warriors (14-10) to their third-lowest point total this season. It’s the third straight year the teams have met in the conference title game.

BOLD now turns its focus to the playoffs as it hosts Lac qui Parle Valley (14-9) Friday in the quarterfinals of the Section 3AA-North tournament.

Carly Sigurdson had 19 points and Baylie Kubesh another 10 Tuesday to pace BOLD, which trailed 34-17 at halftime.

Ali Peterson’s 6 three-pointers and 20 points, and Julie Bushard’s double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds ignited the Mainstreeters.

BOLD (14-10).......................17 29 — 46

Sauk Centre (18-5)..............34 42 — 76

BOLD – 18 FG (2 3-pt); 8-10 FT; 18 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Carly Sigurdson 19, Baylie Kubesh 10, Ashley Schmitz 6, Mallarie Steffel 2, Andrea Maher 2, Allison Krause 2, Whitney Haney 2, Liz Hatch 3 … 3-point shots: Kubesh 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

SAUK CENTRE – 27 FG (15 3-pt); 7-10 FT; 38 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Ali Peterson 20, Julie Bushard 16, Shania Baum 9, Madi Greenwaldt 8, Madison Moritz 7, Kelsey Peschel 5, Alea Gerhartz 5, Rebecca Weir 3, Nicole Kroontje 3 … 3-point shots: Peterson 6, Baum 3, Greenwaldt 2, Bushard 2, Gerhartz 1, Moritz 1 … Rebound leaders: Bushard 12 … Assist leaders: Moritz 5 … Steal leaders: Moritz 3

Wright County

Dassel-Cokato 50, Litchfield 37

Litchfield lost a three-point halftime lead and dropped its 11th conference game of the season.

Hannah Norlin’s 15 points and 10 rebounds led the Dragons (1-11, 7-16), and Kelsey Wattenhofer had 9 points on three 3-pointers.

Litchfield next plays Friday at home against New London-Spicer.

Litchfield (1-11, 7-16)............19 18 — 37

Dassel-Cokato (6-6, 13-9)....16 34 — 50

LITCHFIELD – 13-49 FG (5-14 3-pt); 6-8 FT; 32 rebounds; 22 fouls … Scoring: Hannah Norlin 15, Kelsey Wattenhofer 9, Mariah Hoff 6, Kyndra Beavers 5, Breanna Sittig 2 … 3-point shots: Wattenhofer 3, Hoff 1, Beavers 1 … Rebound leaders: Norlin 10, Tasha Stubeda 5 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

DASSEL-COKATO – 14-53 FG (3-13 3-pt); 19-30 FT; 53 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Andi Gayner 13, Brenna Olsen 7, Annie Raisanen 8, Grace Zobel 6, Alayna Johnson 7, Kaitlyn Sterner 3, Ericka Norgren 2, Abby Munson 3, Taylor Webster 1 … 3-point shots: Sterner 1, Raisanen 2 … Rebound leaders: Gayner 8, Olson 7 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

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