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Women's College Basketball: Ridgewater hammers Itasca

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FERGUS FALLS — Ridgewater grabbed a 38-25 lead at halftime and didn’t look back in the second half en route to picking up a 79-58 win over Itasca in the final round of the Fergus Falls Invite Saturday.

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The win pushes Ridgewater’s record on the season to 7-3. The Lady Warriors have one final non-conference game, Tuesday in Collegeville against the St. Ben’s JV team, before opening MCAC Southern Division play next Saturday at Rochester.

Jessie Kalenberg was 6-for-12 from the field and 8-for-10 at the free throw line to score a game-high 21 points for Ridgewater, which shot a respective 43 percent from the field. Raeann Sorenson added 17 points and Brooke Wuertz 11.

“We shot the ball very well and it was nice to see 4-of-11 on three-pointers,” said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. We took much better shots and played really, really well as a team.”

Kalenberg also supplied 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 2 steals, while Sorenson grabbed a game-high 9 rebounds. Courtney Kramer added 8 points and 6 rebounds.

Ridgewater 79, Itasca 58

Itasca    25 33 — 58

Ridgewater (7-3)              38 41 — 79

ITASCA – 23-69 FG (4-12 3-pt); 8-16 FT; 46 rebounds; 23 fouls … Scoring: Devin Jenson 12, Brenda Brown 20, Jordan Haggberg 9, Charmaine Jourdin 4, Alandra Brown-Cox 9, Carrie Carrigan 4 … 3-point shots: Jenson 2, Brown 2 … Rebound leaders: Jenson 9, Haggberg 7 … Assist leaders: none … Steal leaders: Donna Velisheck 3

RIDGEWATER – 28-65 FG (4-11 3-pt); 19-29 FT; 48 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Jessie Kalenberg 21, Amanda Schumacher 5, Datri Jensen 4, Courtney Kramer 8, Raeann Sorenson 17, Brooke Wuertz 11, Rachel Ampe 8, Chelsea Ahl 5 … 3-point shots: Kalenberg 1, Schumacher 1, Sorenson 1, Wuertz 1 … Rebound leaders: Sorenson 9, Kalenberg 7, Kramer 6 … Assist leaders: Kalenberg 8 … Steal leaders: Jensen 3, Kalenberg 2

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