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Junior forward Mary Rentz, center, of Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta stops and pops for two of her 18 points in the first half Monday at Paynesville before Dena Hegg, left, and Bryanna Burg of the Bulldogs can catch up. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Morris/CA pounds on Paynesville, ties up WCS

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PAYNESVILLE -- Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta improved to 9-1 in West Central South Conference girls basketball race with a 61-29 win over Paynesville Monday.

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The Tigers, who are 15-2 overall, are now tied with Minnewaska Area for the top spot in the league.

The Tigers defense was stout, holding the Bulldogs to 10 field goals. Morris/CA also kept Paynesville from collecting too many free-throw opportunities by committing only seven fouls.

The Tigers, who made 25 field goals, held a 36-11 lead at halftime.

Mary Rentz led the Tigers to their fifth straight victory with 18 points. Megan Dierks added nine points and Stef Strobel and Jenna Nelson had seven apiece.

Jordan Spaulding paced the Bulldogs (1-10, 2-12) with 11 points. Heather Rondeau contributed seven points and seven rebounds.

Morris/Chokio-Alberta 61, Paynesville 29

Morris/CA (9-1, 15-2) 36 23 -- 61

Paynesville (1-10, 2-12) 11 18 -- 29

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 25 FG (1 3-pt); 10-19 FT; rebounds not available; 7 fouls ... Scoring: Stef Stroebel 7, Kelsey Amundson 1, Mary Rentz 18, Megan Dierks 9, Kelly Ritter 4, Nicole Gillespie 4, Jenna Nelson 7, Heather Gagner 3, Alissa Melberg 2, Kelsey Greenwalt 3, Erin Schieler 3 ... 3-point shots: Gagner 1 ... Rebound, assist, steal leaders not available

PAYNESVILLE - 10 FG (2 3-pt); 7-10 FT; 26 rebounds; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Erika Schlangen 1, Andrea Schlangen 2, Jordan Spaulding 11, Heather Rondeau 6, Bryanna Burg 7, Jenna Kincade 2 ... 3-point shots: Spaulding 1, Burg 1 ... Rebound leaders: Rondeau 7, Burg 5, Jessica Solum 4 ... Assist leaders: A. Schlangen 2, Spaulding 2 ... Steal leaders: A. Schlangen 3, Kincade 3, Solum 2, Spaulding 2

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