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Women's basketball: Ridgewater shoots well to beat MS-Fergus Falls

Women's basketball report for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Warriors shoot 55.6% from 3-point range, making 15 of 27 treys, to beat the Spartans in Fergus Falls.

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FERGUS FALLS — The Ridgewater women’s basketball team broke a six-game losing streak with a 81-75 victory over Minnesota State-Fergus Falls on Wednesday.

It was the Warriors’ first victory since Dec. 10, a 70-58 victory at Itasca Community College.

Ashley Prahl and Abby Berskow, both first-year players from Willmar, led the way for Ridgewater. Prahl scored 35 points, shooting 14 of 21 (67%) from the field, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range. She also had 10 rebounds and three assists.

Berskow had 21 points and 11 assists. She was 7-for-13 from the field and 5 of 9 from 3-point range.

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Ridgewater shot 50.9% (29 of 57), including 55.6% from 3-point range (15 of 27).

The Spartans were led by Jayna Gronewald, who had 30 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals. She played all 40 minutes.

MS-Fergus Falls’ head coach is Jodi Holleman, who was Ridgewater’s head coach for five seasons from 2015-2020.

Ridgewater next plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rochester Community & Technical College.

Ridgewater (3-9)                19   27   17  18 — 81
MS-Fergus Falls (7-8)       13   13   20   29 — 75
RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Coral Mattison 2, Ashley Prahl 35, Abby Berskow 21, Harley Kunstleben 12, Josie Knutson 5, Grace Garoutte 1, Caitlynn Hanson 4 … 3-point shots: Prahl 5, Berskow 5, Kunstleben 4, Knutson 1 … Rebound leaders: Prahl 10, Kunstleben 5 … Assist leaders: Berskow 11, Prahl 3, Garoutte 3 … Steal leader: Kunstleben 2 ... Block leader: Berskow 1, Kunstleben 1 
MS-FERGUS FALLS - Scoring: Jayna Gronewald 30, Lindsey Kurz 7, Emily Dehler 13, Mackenzie Foss 12, Nyssa Vogel 2, Grace Lider 3, Brooke Hovland 5, Lydia Baker 3 … 3-point shots: Gronewald 1, Foss 2, Lider 1 … Rebound leaders: Gronewald 9, Kurz 7 … Assist leader: Gronewald 5 … Steal leader: Gronewald 5 ... Block leader: Kurz 2

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