College Women's Basketball: Ridgewater celebrates first season win

Ridgewater (1-3) plays Friday at Itsaca Community College in Grand Rapids.


Ridgewater earned its first victory of the season by overwhelming Mesabi Range at Willmar.

Using only six players, the Warriors cruised to a 46-22 halftime advantage.

Leading the way was Harley Kunstleben and Ashley Prahl. Kunstleben had 23 points and eight rebounds in 35 minutes. The 5-foot-7 freshman from Paynesville made 7 of 12 field-goal attempts.

Prahl had 22 points. The 5-9 freshman from Willmar shot 11-for-25 from the field with seven rebounds and five assists.

Ridgewater held Mesabi Range to 30.6% shooting from the field, including 0-for-16 from 3-point range.


Ridgewater next plays at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids.

Ridgewater 84,
Mesabi Range 45

Mesabi Range (1-4) 22 23 — 45
Ridgewater (1-3) 46 38 — 84
MESABI RANGE - Scoring: Alani Pettis 24, Sakhia Howard-Reynol 8, Winter Sainio 8, Sophia Christofferson 3, Christianna Monger 2 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leader: Howard-Reynol 13 … Assist leader: Pettis 4 … Steal leader: Sophia Taylor 3 ... Block leader: Howard-Reynol 5
RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Coral Mattison 4, Ashley Prahl 22, Abby Berskow 16, Harley Kunstleben 23, Josie Knutson 13, Caitlynn Hanson 6 … 3-point shots: Kunstleben 7, Berskow 4, Kuntson 1 … Rebound leader: Knutson 15 … Assist leader: Knutson 10 … Steal leader: Mattison and Berskow 2 ... Block leader: Prahl and Knutson 1
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