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Willmar girls fall to Moorhead

MOORHEAD -- The Moorhead Spuds converted a big edge in rebounds into a 63-49 victory over the Willmar Cardinals in a non-conference girls basketball game on Saturday.

MOORHEAD -- The Moorhead Spuds converted a big edge in rebounds into a 63-49 victory over the Willmar Cardinals in a non-conference girls basketball game on Saturday.

The Spuds outboarded the Cardinals 33-16 in the first half on the way to taking a 26-19 lead.

Junior forward Kassie Hooten led the Spuds with 23 points and 15 rebounds.

Willmar junior Kelsey Evans got 12 of her team-leading 16 points in the first half. The Spuds then deployed a box-and-one on the Cardinals' leading scorer in the second half.

Greta King had nine points for Willmar. Jena Thompson also struck for nine points to go along with a team-high 11 rebounds. Marial Aamot chipped in eight points.

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Besides Hooten, the Spuds' got 16 points from guard Kesley Jacbosn and 11 from post Kaitlyn Rogalla, who had eight first-half rebounds.

Moorhead 63, Willmar 49

Willmar (5-7) 19 30 -- 49

Moorhead (6-4) 26 37 -- 63

WILLMAR - 20 FG (3 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 36 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Kelsey Evans 16, Briana Golschmidt 4, Greta King 9, Jena Thompson 9, Marial Aamot 8, Hannah Smith 3 ... 3-point shots: Smith, Evans, King ... Rebound leaders: Thompson 11 ... Assist leaders: Evans 3 ... Steal leaders: Evans 2, King 2

MOORHEAD - 26 FG (4 3-pt); 7-10 FT; 50 rebounds; 9 fouls ... Scoring: Kelsey Jacobson 16, Sabrina Sam 5, Kaitlyn Rogalla 11, Kassie Hooten 23, Miki Stephenson 8 ... 3-point shots: Jacobson 4 ... Rebound leaders: Hooten 15 ... Assist leaders: Sam 4, Hooten 4 ... Steal leaders: Sam 2, Hooten 2

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