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Tribune photo by Tom Larson New London-Spicer guard Taylor Thunstedt, right, dribbles on the perimeter under the watch of Benson forward Cyra Carlson during the first half of a non-conference game Tuesday in Benson. Thunstedt scored 21 points to lead the Wildcats to 67-34 victory.

Girls basketball roundup: Wildcats roll past Benson

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BENSON — Taylor Thunstedt scored 21 points to add to her Tribune-area all-time scoring record and help New London-Spicer defeat Benson 67-34 in a non-conference game Tuesday at the Benson High School gym.

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Thunstedt, a senior guard, scored 41 points in the Wildcats’ win over Annandale on Saturday and broke the record of 2,305 career points set by 2010 Hancock graduate and current Southwest Minnesota State player Bree Holleman

Thunstedt was at 2,336 following the Benson victory.

“Taylor’s just an outstanding all-around basketball player,” said Wildcats head coach Mike Dreier. “Not only does she score well but she makes her teammates better, too. It’s a well-deserved honor for her.”

The Braves hung around with the Wildcats in the early going but Thunstedt knocked down a couple of shots and set up her teammates for layups. NLS had the lead up to 16 points at halftime and Thunstedt scored 13.

“She can score in a variety of ways — taking it to the basket, hitting 3s, from the free throw line, and mid-range jump shots,” Dreier said.

Bri Fredrick scored 12 points and Reiley Ness had 9. Ashlyn Geister led the Wildcats with 7 rebounds.

Hannah Ricard led the Braves with 12 points, Taylor Laumeyer had 7 and Cyra Carlson finished with 6.

NLS plays host to Mound Westonka at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, and the Braves play BOLD at home at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

NLS 67, Benson 34

NLS (12-2)           36 31 — 67

Benson (0-16)     20 14 — 34

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 27-56 FG (5-16 3-pt); 6-7 FT; 35 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Reiley Ness 9, Taylor Thunstedt 21, Alyssa Fredrick 5, Megan Thorson 2, Brianna Fredrick 12, Petra Lothert 2, Ashlyn Geister 5, Kabrie Weber 2, Shea Oman 1, Olivia Setterberg 2, Erin Tebben 4, MacKenzie Peterson 2 … 3-point shots: Ness 1, Thunstedt 2, A. Fredrick 1, B. Fredrick 1 … Rebound leaders: Geister 7, Weber 5, Thorson 4 … Assist leaders: Thunstedt 3 … Steal leaders: Thunstedt 6, A. Fredrick 3, B. Fredrick 3

BENSON – 14-47 FG (1-10 3-pt); 5-13 FT; 18 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Laumeyer 7, Krista Motzko 1, Danielle Himley 2, Samantha Payne 4, JeanMarie Golden 2, Cyra Carlson 6, Hannah Ricard 12 … 3-point shots: Laumeyer 1 … Rebound leaders: Laumeyer 3 … Assist leaders: Motzko 3 … Steal leaders: none

Wright County

Dassel-Cokato 69,

Litchfield 40

LITCHFIELD — Litchfield Dragons got balanced scoring throughout its lineup, just not enough scoring against a solid Dassel-Cokato team on Tuesday.

Andi Gayner scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the Chargers to a 69-40 Wright County Conference win over the Dragons.

Kelsey Wattenhofer led Litchfield with 9 points, and Hannah Norlin scored 6 points and a team-high 8 rebounds.

Macy Huhner and Mariah Hoff both scored 7 points for the Dragons, who play Paynesville at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in a non-conference game in Litchfield.

Dassel-Cokato (2-3, 9-6)  38 31— 69

Litchfield (1-5, 5-8)           21 19 — 40

DASSEL-COKATO – 26-57 FG (5-8 3-pt); 12-16 FT; 30 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Andi Gayner 16, Alayna Johnson 9, Abby Munson 5, Taylor Webster 1, Hannah Koller 5, Annie Raisanen 9, Emily Schmidt 5, Kaitlyn Sterner 10, Brenna Olsen 8, Grace Zobel 2 … 3-point shots: Sterner 2, Raisanen 2, Koller 1 … Rebound leaders: Gayner 9, Johnson 3

LITCHFIELD – 16-49 FG (4-13 3-pt); 4-8 FT; 32 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Kelsey Wattenhofer 9, Macy Huhner 7, Mariah Hoff 7, Brynna Goraczkowski 3, Breanna Sittig 4, Hannah Norlin 6, Tasha Stubeda 4 … 3-point shots: Huhner 1, Wattenhofer 1, Hoff 1, Goraczkowski 1 … Rebound leaders: Norlin 8, Wattenhofer 5, Sittig 4, Hoff 4

Non-Conference

Canby 72, BOLD 62

Carly Sigurdson scored 28 points and Baylie Kubesh had 22 in BOLD’s loss to 14-3 Canby.

Sigurdson added 4 assists and 3 steals, and Kubesh collected 8 steals and 5 assists.

Kubesh and Sigurdson each had 7 rebounds, as did Andrea Maher, who also had 2 points.

BOLD next plays Friday at Benson.

BOLD (8-6)          33 29 — 62

Canby (14-3)        35 37 — 72

BOLD – 22-71 FG (4-18 3-pt); 14-22 FT; 31 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Baylie Kubesh 22, Carly Sigurdson 28, Mallarie Steffel 8, Andrea Maher 2, Whitney Haney 2 … 3-point shots: Sigurdson 2, Kubesh 2 … Rebound leaders: Maher 7, Steffel 7, Kubesh 7 … Assist leaders: Kubesh 5, Sigurdson 4 … Steal leaders: Kubesh 8, Sigurdson 3

CANBY – 22-48 FG (11-16 3-pt); 17-21 FT; 24 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Brandi Merritt 10, Morgan Merritt 27, Sydney Sisk 15, Becca Kamrath 2, Richelle Kalhoff 8, Natalie Dinius 10 … 3-point shots: M. Merritt 5, Sisk 3, B. Merritt 2, Dinius 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

Camden

MACCRAY 43,

Lincoln HI 38

MACCRAY trailed 22-14 at halftime and took over the lead with 2 minutes remaining in the game. Lincoln HI tied the game once more after that, but the Wolverines (1-10, 4-13) made some free throws down the stretch to pick up their first conference win.

Alicia Ervin led MACCRAY with 13 points and Becka Kimpling added another 11. Kaylee Hammerschmidt and Aleah Schwitters both pulled in 7 rebounds with Ervin adding 3 steals and Ali Siverhus 3 assists.

MACCRAY (1-10, 4-13)   14 29 — 43

Lincoln HI (0-10, 1-13)    22 16 — 38

MACCRAY – 19-65 FG (0-7 3-pt); 5-8 FT; 38 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Ali Siverhus 2, Aleah Schwitters 5, Emily Orwick 6, Alicia Ervin 13, Becka Kimpling 11, Kaylee Hammerschmidt 2, Jenna Mersbergen 4 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Hammerschmidt 7, Schwitters 7 … Assist leaders: Siverhus 3 … Steal leaders: Ervin 3

LINCOLN HI – 14-52 FG (3-20 3-pt); 7-16 FT; 37 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Heidi Pavek 14, Alex DeSmet 3, Brandi Barke 5, Morgan Citterman 10, Maranda Jerzak 6 … 3-point shots: Pavek 1, DeSmet 1, Barke 1 … Rebound leaders: Citterman 10, Jordan Bucholz 9 … Assist leaders: Pavek 5 … Steal leaders: Pavek 3, DeSmet 3

Tomahawk

NU Cathedral 60,

BLHS 29

Hannah VanderVoort had 9 points and Mara Olinger 4 assists and 3 steals to pace the Mustangs, who trailed 29-7 at halftime.

NUC (6-5, 9-5)    29 31 — 60

BLHS (2-8, 2-11)                7 22 — 29

NEW ULM CATHEDRAL – 19-41 FG (2-4 3-pt); 20-26 FT; 29 rebounds; 21 fouls

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART – 9-49 FG (2-18 3-pt); 9-22 FT; 22 rebounds; 24 fouls … Scoring: Hannah VanderVoort 9, Courtney Richards 2, Lizzy Medina 3, Katie Kalenberg 2, Michelle Melsha 5, Mara Olinger 2, Erika Zanoth 4, Breanna Buboltz 2 … 3-point shots: VanderVoort 2 … Rebound leaders: Melsha 6, Zanoth 5 … Assist leaders: Olinger 4 … Steal leaders: Olinger 3, Zanoth 2

Wheaton/HN 50,

Hancock 45

Tied with 40 seconds left, Hancock nearly pulled off a win over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross but with time winding down the Warriors pulled away.

Sami Schmidgall’s 16 points led Hancock, and Lexi Steege had 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals.

Cassandra Algarate added 8 rebounds and 6 steals for the Owls (1-4, 4-12).

Hancock next plays Thursday at Henning. 

Wheaton/HN (2-1, 7-8)    27 23 — 50

Hancock (1-4, 4-12)           29 16 — 45

WHEATON/HERMAN-NORCROSS – 18-34 FG (4-8 3-pt); 10-18 FT; 38 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Hannah Gale 12, Zoe Grunwald 12, Arianna Karske 9, Jordan Stafford 8, Bailey Krott 4, Mackenzie Grine 3, Annika Wright 2 … 3-point shots: Gale 2, Stafford 1, Grunwald 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

HANCOCK – 14-62 FG (5-25 3-pt); 12-18 FT; 28 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Sami Schmidgall 16, Lexi Steege 9, Carol Algorate 8, Leah Steiner 6, Mattson 5, Cassandra Algarate 1 … 3-point shots: Schmidgall 2, Mattson 1, Steege 1, Carol Algarate 1 … Rebound leaders: Cassandra Algarate 8, Steege 7 … Assist leaders: Steege 1 … Steal leaders: Steege 7, Cassandra Algarate 6

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