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Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Katie Holzheimer leans in to attempt a shot block against BOLD's Baylie Kubesh in a West Central South Conference game Tuesday in Olivia. Morris/CA recovered from a halftime deficit to defeat the Warriors 52-49. Tribune photo by Tom Larson.

Prep Girls Basketball: Morris edges BOLD in huge comeback

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Prep Girls Basketball: Morris edges BOLD in huge comeback
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

OLIVIA -- Morris/ Chokio-Alberta battled back from a 20-point deficit in the first half to upend BOLD 52-49 in the West Central South Conference and season opener for both Tuesday in girls basketball.

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BOLD (0-1) raced to a 24-4 lead before getting into foul trouble. MCA (1-0) netted 10 of its 16 first-half points at the free-throw line to cut the Warriors' lead to 30-16 at halftime.

The Tigers then outscored BOLD 36-19 in the second half as two Warriors fouled out with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

Katie Holzheimer tied the game for MCA with a minute left and the junior guard made another shot with 25 seconds left to put MCA ahead. Holzheimer finished with a game-high 13 points.

The Tigers finished 16-for-28 at the free-throw line to offset shooting just 29 percent (18-for-62) from the field. Nicole Strobel and Courtney Gades each added 10 points.

Carly Sigurdson had 13 points, 5 assists and 2 steals to pace BOLD. Baylie Kubesh added 12 points and 4 assists, and Maggie Nagel had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Nikki Neisen led the team with 7 rebounds.

Morris/CA 52, BOLD 49

Morris/CA (1-0) 16 36 -- 52

BOLD (0-1) 30 19 -- 49

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 18-62 FG (0-9 3-pt); 16-28 FT; 19 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Cassey Hickman 6, Kenzie Smith 3, Beth Holland 8, Courtney Gades 10, Katie Holzheimer 13, Nicole Strobel 10, Miranda Day 2 ... 3-point shots: none ... Rebound leaders: not available ... Assist leaders: not available ... Steal leaders: not available

BOLD - 21-50 FG (3-10 3-pt); 4-8 FT; 23 rebounds; 26 fouls ... Scoring: Baylie Kubesh 12, Ashley Schmitz 4, Taylor Ebnet 5, Carly Sigurdson 13, Brittney Haugen 3, Mallarie Steffel 2, Maggie Nagel 10 ... 3-point shots: Ebnet 1, Sigurdson 1, Haugen 1 ... Rebound leaders: Nikki Neisen 7, Nagel 5 ... Assist leaders: Sigurdson 5, Kubesh 4 ... Steal leaders: Sigurdson 2

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