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Girls Basketball: W-M's big second half fells NLS

New London-Spicer's Emma Hanson drives the baseline against Watertown-Mayer on Friday night. Curt Hogg / Tribune1 / 4
New London-Spicer's Shea Oman drives past a Watertown-Mayer defender on Friday night. Curt Hogg / Tribune2 / 4
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NEW LONDON — It was a tale of two halves for the New London-Spicer girls basketball team against Watertown-Mayer on Friday night.

The first, good; the second, not so much.

The Royals turned a nine-point halftime deficit into a double-digit win over the Wildcats on Friday night, 64-54, at New London-Spicer High School.

W-M doubled up NLS' point total in the second half, 38-19.

Shea Oman scored a game-high 28 points for the Wildcats, who couldn't replicate their first-half success from the field over the final 18 minutes.

Mackenzie Rich and Emma Hanson each added 12 points for NLS, which had a tough time replacing Payton Mages, who was missing her first game after tearing her ACL at Litchfield.

Monica Czinano was tough to stop in the post for the Royals, scoring a team-best 19 points.

The Wildcats are back in action on Tuesday at Glencoe-Silver Lake.

W-M 64, NLS 54

W-M (14-5) 26 38 — 64

NLS (12-6) 35 19 — 54

WATERTOWN-MAYER - Scoring: Shelby Mueller 1, Maggie Czinano 11, Grace Knutson 8, Emma Ragner 8, Elizabeth Heimann 5, Emma Maas 12, Monica Czinano 19 ... 3-point shots: Ragner 2, Heimann 1, Maas 4 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Sam Johnson 2, Shea Oman 28, Mackenzie Rich 11, Emma Hanson 11, Erin Knisley 2 ... 3-point shots: Oman 2, Rich 3, Hanson 3 ... Rebound leader: Ava Kraemer 6, Knisley 5 ... Assist leader: Oman 7 ... Steal leader: Oman 3, Hanson 3

Willmar 69, Zimmerman 56

Willmar toppled Section 5AAA rival Zimmerman in a rematch of last year's section final.

Madi Linbo led all scorers with 15 points, tied with Zimmerman's Alyssa Daugherty but it was the team's combined performance, as usual, that led to the Cardinal victory.

Abby Berskow, Hannah Johnson and Carly Wedel each finished with double-digit points. Linbo added a team-high seven rebounds and Johnson finished with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, and seven steals.

Zimmerman (10-7) 28 28 — 56

Willmar (16-2) 36 33 — 69

ZIMMERMAN - Scoring: Katie Jacob 6, Nateal Ammann 3, Mikayla Pool 8, Naomi Hagstrom 11, Alyssa Daugherty 15, Olivia Williams 2, Ilea May 6, McKenna Upton 5 ... 3-point shots: Ammann 1, Hagstrom 2, Upton 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

WILLMAR - Scoring: Abby Berskow 10, Katelyn Murphy 3, Sadie Raitz 9, Jordyn Swoboda 8, madi Linbo 15, Hannah Johnson 11, Carly Wedel 13 ... 3-point shots: Berskow 2, Swoboda 1, Linbo 1, Johnson 1, Wedel 2 ... Rebound leader: Linbo 7, Johnson 5, Raitz 5 ... Assist leader: Johnson 4 ... Steal leader: Johnson 7

DC 43, Litchfield 40

Janessa Olson scored 10 points and Sydney McCann and Neriah Lara both scored nine but Litchfield fell to Dassel-Cokato in a Wright County Conference game on Friday.

The Dragons play host to Mound Westonka at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Litchfield (10-8) 23 17 — 40

Dassel-Cokato (4-13) 16 27 — 43

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Janessa Olson 10, Kamri Driver 3, Natalie Hansen 2, Maddy Shoultz 3, Sydney McCann 9, Neriah Lara 9, Katelyn Cruze 4 ... 3-point shots: Driver 1, Shoultz 1, McCann 2, Lara 2 ... Rebound leader: Shoultz 10 ... Assist leader: Driver 3 ... Steal leader: Laney Huhner 3, McCann 3

DASSEL-COKATO - Scoring: Camryn Patten 3, Kezia Lee 5, Anna Peterson 4, Olivia Travis 6, Gus Munson 5, Abby Schmidt 4, Katelyn Lee 16 ... 3-point shots: Kezia Lee 1, Patten 1, Munson 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

EVW 42, BBE 40

Eden Valley-Watkins edged BBE in about as close a game as possible Friday night.

Morgan Gronli and Cassandra Tensen each scored 12 points as the Eagles held BBE's post players to 10 total points.

BBE (13-5) 17 23 — 40

EVW (15-3) 16 26 — 42

BBE - Scoring: Grace Illies 3, Cassandra Tensen 12, Jenna Dingmann 3, Morgan Gronli 12, Macie Kirckof 7, Nicole Wesbur 3 ... 3-point shots: Tensen 1, Dingmann 1 ... Rebound leader: Kirckof 6, Wesbur 6 ... Assist leader: Illies 3 ... Steal leader: Tensen 5, Illies 3

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS - Stats not provided

Benson 61, Montevideo 44

Benson tallied their third win of the season with a strong performance against West Central Conference foe Montevideo.

Kaitlyn Berreau scored a game-high 16 points and Claire Ricard scored seven points with a team-high eight rebounds. Montevideo's Jasmyn Kronback led all players with nine rebounds.

Montevideo (4-11) 17 27 — 44

Benson (3-15) 27 34 — 61

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Molly Reeves 5, Kamren Saue 4, Madalyn Kilibarda 7, Kari Fragodt 4, Jasmyn Kronback 4, Livia Gades 1, Greta Rongstad 11, Sydney Zindel 2, Tenley Epema 4, Tegan Marty 2 ... 3-point shots: none ... Rebound leader: Kronback 9 ... Assist leader: Four players with one ... Steal leader: Kronback 3

BENSON - Scoring: Kaitlyn Berreau 16, Abbie Mitteness 10, Courtney McNeill 4, Claire Ricard 7, Hannah Andrews 2, Abby Lundebrek 8, Grace Lee 7, Katelyn Young 2, Paige Cain 2, Katelyn Tolifson 3 ... 3-point shots: Berreau 2, Tolifson 1 ... Rebound leader: Ricard 8, Lee 6 ... Assist leader: Mitteness 5 ... Steal leader: Mitteness 3, Andrews 3, Lundebrek 3, Lee 3

Sauk Centre 78, BOLD 62

Sauk Centre remained undefeated with a win over BOLD on Friday night.

The Mainstreeters closed the first half on a big run to open up a 16-point cushion as the two teams were even in the second half.

Makenna Steffel had 17 points and 11 boards for BOLD while Taylor Sagedahl had 15 points and six rebounds.

The Warriors are back in action at Montevideo on Tuesday.

Sauk Centre (17-0) 36 42 — 78

BOLD (16-4) 20 42 — 62

SAUK CENTRE - Scoring: Kelsey Peschel 16, Kenzie Schmiesing 4, Tori Peschel 16, Maesyn Thiesen 14, Julia Dammann 20, Michaela Dammann 8 ... 3-point shots: Thiesen 2, T Peschel 1, M Dammann 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

BOLD - Scoring: Morgan Schmitz 5, Taylor Sagedahl 15, Makenna Steffel 17, Ashley Trongard 5, Makayla Snow 10, Brenna Weis 10 ... 3-point shots: Schmitz 1, Sagedahl 1, Trongard 1 ... Rebound leader: Steffel 11, Sagedahl 6 ... Assist leader: Snow 4, Steffel 3, Sagedahl 3, Schmitz 3 ... Steal leader: Sagedahl 4, Snow 3

Melrose 53, Minnewaska 42

Makiya Luetmer scored 22 points to lead Melrose to a West Central Conference win over Minnewaska on Friday.

The Lakers' Maddie Thorfinnson scored nine points and Rachel Erickson and Ellie Danielson both scored six points.

Minnewaska (9-8) 19 23 — 42

Melrose (9-9) 25 28 — 53

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Maddie Thorfinnson 9, Kendra Kuczek 5, Alexis Piekarski 4, Isaballa Ortendahl 5, Emma Thorfinnson 5, Rachel Erickson 6, Avery Hoeper 3, Ellie Danielson 6 ... 3-point shots: Kuczek 1, E. Thorfinnson 1, Erickson 2 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

MELROSE - Scoring: Cassie Klaphake 8, Ashley Rademacher 6, Mia Meyer 13, Whitney Austing 4, Makiya Luetmer 22 ... 3-point shots: Klaphake 1 ... Rebound leader: Klaphake 10, Meyer 9 ... Assist leader: Klaphake 2, Luetmer 2 ... Steal leader: Rademacher 4

CMCS 48, RCW 42

Renville County West led 20-18 at halftime but Central Minnesota Christian bounced back to earn the win Friday night.

Ellie Greenwaldt provided the firepower with 20 points and Katelyn Bulthuis earned a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

RCW (0-19) 20 22 — 42

CMCS (4-12) 18 30 — 48

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Steph Zaske 10, Lauren Wulf 5, Emma Rice 3, Aleah Zieske 10, Pamela Winzenburg 7, Tracie Read 7 ... 3-point shots: Rice 1, Ziekse 1 ... Rebound leader: Wulf 10, Winzenburg 7 ... Assist leader: Zaske 3 ... Steal leader: Zaske 6, Zieske 6

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Scoring: Reegan Duininck 5, Elli Stoel 11, Ellie Greenwaldt 20, Colette Duininck 2, Katelyn Bulthuis 10 ... 3-point shots: Stoel 1, Greenwaldt 1 ... Rebound leader: Bulthuis 11, Stoel 8, Greenwaldt 7 ... Assist leader: Bulthuis 2 ... Steal leader: Bulthuis 4, Stoel 4

MACCRAY 48, D-B 44

MACCRAY rebounded from a halftime deficit to defeat Dawson-Boyd on Friday.

Piper Asche led the Wolverines with 19 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, and Sydney Schwitters had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Dawson-Boyd's Alex Sather had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Dawson-Boyd (6-13) 23 21 — 44

MACCRAY (10-10) 22 26 — 48

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Gionna Parsa 8, Hannah Stelter 6, Morgan Johnson 3, Mary Bothun 8, Alex Sather 11, Avery Bartunek 7, Jenna Wyum 1 ... 3-point shots: Parsa 2, Stelter 2, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: Sather 9, Bothun 9 ... Assist leader: Bartunek 7, Sather 2 ... Steal leader: Bothun 4, Bartunek 3, Parsa 2

MACCRAY - Scoring: Ellie Thein 3, Sydney Schwitters 12, Sage Mecker 10, Piper Asche 19, Olivia Ruiter 4 ... 3-point shots: Schwitters 1, Mecker 1, Asche 1 ... Rebound leader: Gabby Randt 6, Thein 6, Schwitters 5, Asche 6, Danni Burns 4, Ruiter 4 ... Assist leader: Schwitters 5, Thein 3 ... Steal leader: Schwitters 1, Asche 1

Morris/CA 47, ACGC 40

A 20-20 night from Malory Anderson led Morris/Chokio-Alberta to a comeback win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

Anderson scored 23 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for the Tigers, who improved to 11-7.

Morris trailed by five points at halftime before outscoring the Falcons by eight in the second half.

ACGC (6-11) 23 17 — 40

Morris/CA (11-7) 18 29 — 47

ACGC - Scoring: Jeana Denton 1, Anna Grimsgard 2, Lindsey Minnick 8, Addison Bernstein 11, Pailey Wilner 2, Gabby Lawver 1, Madison Denton 8, Rachel Wilner 5, Molly Youngblom 2 ... 3-point shots: M Denton 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Maddie Carrington 16, Riley Decker 1, Liz Dietz 5, Malory Anderson 23, Carly Wohlers 2 ... 3-point shots: Carrington 2 ... Rebound leader: Anderson 20, Wohlers 10 ... Assist leader: Decker 2, Dietz 2 ... Steal leader: Anderson 4

LQPV 61, KMS 30

Lac qui Parle Valley built a 32-point halftime lead and downed KMS in a Camden Conference game on Friday in Kerkhoven.

Kelsea Lund led the Eagles with 18 points, Sidney Gerdes scored 11 shots and Haley Wollschlager scored 10 points.

KMS' Katie Krieger scored eight points and Mallory Rudningen and Madison Rohner both scored six points.

The Saints play at BBE at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

LQPV (17-3) 41 20 — 61

KMS (4-15) 9 21 — 30

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Haley Wollschlager 10, Kelsea Lund 18, Isabel Schirm 6, Macie Lund 3, Grace Hegland 5, Lindsay Kranz 6, Sidney Gerdes 11, Megan McFarland 1, Katlyn Gades 1 ... 3-point shots: Wollschlager 2, K. Lund 4, Schirm 2, M. Lund 1, Gerdes 3 ... Rebound leader: Hegland 6 ... Assist leader: Wollschlager 3, K Lund 3, Gerdes 3 ... Steal leader: Wollschlager 4

KMS - Scoring: Katie Krieger 8, Mallory Rudningen 6, Madeline Stallings 2, Haylee Johnson 1, Madison Rohner 6, Annika Smith 1, Claire Hauge 2, Elizabeth Mansfield 2, Dacotah Rohner 2 ... 3-point shots: None ... Rebound leader: Rudningen 5 ... Assist leader: Krieger 2 ... Steal leader: Rudningen 2

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