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New London-Spicer’s Taylor Thunstedt, front, drops down and drives to the basket on Holy Family’s Michaela Rasmussen, back, as the Wildcats’ Olivia Setterberg, right, converges on the play during the first half of a Wright County Conference game Thursday in New London.
Tribune photo by Tom Larson New London-Spicer’s Taylor Thunstedt, front, drops down and drives to the basket on Holy Family’s Michaela Rasmussen, back, as the Wildcats’ Olivia Setterberg, right, converges on the play during the first half of a Wright County Conference game Thursday in New London.

Girls basketball roundup: Wildcats extinguish Fire

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NEW LONDON — Taylor Thunstedt scored 28 points and New London-Spicer rolled past Holy Family Catholic 71-58 in a Wright County Conference game Thursday in New London.

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The Wildcats, who took a 42-19 lead at the half, improved to 4-3 in the conference and 15-3 overall.

Olivia Setterberg tacked on 15 points, and Megan Thorson had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Thunstedt added 9 assists and hit three 3-pointers.

Michaela Rasmussen led HFC (4-5, 8-12) with 25 points.

The Wildcats next play today at Mound Westonka.

NLS 71, HFC 58

HFC (4-5, 8-12)    19 39 — 58

NLS (4-3, 15-3)    42 29 — 71

HOLY FAMILY – 22-55 FG (5-12 3-pt); 9-20 FT; 28 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Hayley Thompson 7, Aly Anton 3, Michaela Rasmussen 25, Ali Ryan-Mosley 5, Emily Bauer 12, Kendall Thompson 3, Hannah Meidl 3 … 3-point shots: Anton 1, H. Thompson 1, Ryan-Mosley 1, Bauer 2 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 21-44 FG (6-20 3-pt); 23-28 FT; 36 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Thunstedt 28, Lydia Kieft 5, Megan Thorson 6, Brianna Fredrick 6, Petra Lothert 3, Ashlyn Geister 6, Olivia Setterberg 15, Jessica Johnson 2 … 3-point shots: Thunstedt 3, Kieft 1, Fredrick 1, Lothert 1 … Rebound leaders: Thorson 8, Kieft 7 … Assist leaders: Thunstedt 9, Fredrick 4 … Steal leaders: Kieft 3

Delano 56, Litchfield 42

The Dragons (2-7, 9-8) nearly rallied from an 18-point deficit, but they couldn’t get pull ahead after getting within one seven minutes into the second half. Litchfield stayed within a couple of possessions down the stretch, but Delano made its free throws to hand the Dragons their sixth loss in their last seven games.

Greta Walsh had 14 points, Kelsey Wattenhofer 8 and Kelsey Fisher 7 for Litchfield. Fisher and Walsh both added 6 rebounds while Walsh also chipped in 5 steals and 3 assists.

Delano’s Katie Emmer with 20 points and Alex Wittinger 19 nearly outscored the Dragons by themselves.

Litchfield (2-7 9-8)    24 18 — 42

Delano (5-4 11-7)    30 26 — 56

LITCHFIELD – 14-53 FG (4-17 3-pt); 10-13 FT; 30 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Greta Walsh 14, Kyndra Beavers 4, Hannah Norlin 2, Kelsey Wattenhofer 8, Bailey Koch 1, Kristen Klaben 6, Kelsey Fisher 7 … 3-point shots: Walsh 1, Wattenhofer 2, Fisher 1 … Rebound leaders: Fisher 6, Walsh 6, Koch 4, Klaben 4 … Assist leaders: Walsh 3 … Steal leaders: Walsh 5

DELANO – 21-50 FG (1-3 3-pt); 13-20 FT; 33 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Alex Wittinger 19, Kalley Koch 4, Darian Sowers 2, Katie Emmer 20, Bria Barfnecht 2, Brooke Lemke 9 … 3-point shots: Lemke 1 … Rebound leaders: Wittinger 14, Emmer 8 … Assist leaders: Emmer 2 … Steal leaders: Emmer 5

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