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Willmar routs Sauk Rapids to complete first half of CLC

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SAUK RAPIDS -- With two losses, the Willmar Cardinals cannot afford missteps against non-contenders in the Central Lakes girls basketball race.

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With Laura Nielsen scoring 17 points and nailing eight rebounds, the Cardinals never let the Sauk Rapids Storm (2-7, 4-8) entertain upset thoughts in a 62-41 win Friday.

Willmar, which is chasing leader St. Cloud Tech, improved to 7-2 in the CLC and 11-4 overall.

The Cardinals outrebounded the Storm 41-26. Lisa Nielsen pulled in 12 rebounds and also scored nine points in a strong performance.

Forward Katie Holmgren added nine points and seven rebounds. Shelby Warner also had nine points and dished out four assists.

Dana Guetter, Brin Hanson and Megan Brown contributed to a first-half defensive effort that held Sauk Rapids to 17 points.

Briana Goldschmidt missed the game and is out until next week with a concussion, while Andrea Brown will be out two more weeks healing a foot injury.

Jessie Wazecha led the Storm with 10 points.

Willmar 62, Sauk Rapids 41

Willmar (7-2, 10-4) 30 32 -- 62

Sauk Rapids (2-7, 4-8) 17 24 -- 41

WILLMAR - 23-66 FG (4-16 3 pt); 12-20 FT; 41 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Megan Brown 3, Dana Guetter 4, Brin Hanson 7, Hannah Okins 2, Shelby Warner 9, Katie Holmgren 9, Lisa Nielsen 9, Laura Nielsen 17, Whitney Arends 2 ... 3-point shots: Brown 1, Guetter 1, Hanson 1, Warner 1 ... Rebound leaders: Lisa Nielsen 12, Laura Nielsen 8, Holmgren 7 ... Assist leaders: Laura Nielsen 4, Warner 4, Hanson 3 ... Steal leaders: Lisa Nielsen 5, Hanson 4, Brown 4

SAUK RAPIDS - 13-40 FG (2-11 3 pt); 13-21 FT; 26 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Kayla Stonehouse 3, Megan Swecker 9, Laura Jacobson 7, Amy Warzecha 4, Kaylyn Long 2, Amber Helmin 2, Jessie Warzecha 10, Katie Christian 4 ... 3-point shots: Stonehouse 1, Swecker 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

NEXT -- Willmar: Thursday, home vs. Alexandria

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