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Girls Basketball: Minneota hands Hancock first loss

HANCOCK -- Minneota made 6 of 8 free-throws in the last 75 seconds to hand Hancock its first girls basketball loss of the season 48-46 in a non-conference clash Saturday.

HANCOCK -- Minneota made 6 of 8 free-throws in the last 75 seconds to hand Hancock its first girls basketball loss of the season 48-46 in a non-conference clash Saturday.

The Owls (13-1), ranked No. 8 in Class A, trailed 42-41 with 1:15 remaining after pressing the No. 5 Vikings to come back from a 13-point hole.

Ashlynn Muhl made one, Kelsey Hennen sank four straight and Taya Kockelman made one that put Minneota ahead, 48-46.

In between those foul shots, Hancock's Illissa Koehl converted a three-point play and Kendra Schmidgall made a basket. Schmidgall had a potential game-tying shot at the buzzer spin off the rim.

Koehl led all scorers with 17 points. Schmidgall had 14.

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Kockelman recorded 15 points for the Vikings, Muhl had 13 and Hennen 10.

Minneota 48, Hancock 46

Minneota (10-1) 23 25 -- 48

Hancock (13-1) 14 32 -- 46

MINNEOTA - 17 FG (5 3-pt); 9-15 FT; rebounds not available; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Megan McNeill 2, Kaitlin Kack 3, Kelsey Hennen 10, Taya Kockelman 15, Kayla Maeyaert 2, Amber Grengs 3, Ashlynn Muhl 13 ... 3-point shots: Kack 1, Kockelman 3, Grengs 1 ... Rebound, assist, steal leaders not available

HANCOCK - 14-36 FG (3-14 3-pt); 15-19 FT; 17 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Shae Brown 6, Aria Walstad 3, Kendra Schmidgall 14, Abby Ascheman 2, Courtney Greiner 4, Illissa Koehl 17 ... 3-point shots: Brown 2, Walstad 1 ... Rebound leaders: Schmidgall 4 ... Assist leaders: Walstad 4 ... Steal leaders: Greiner 5

Pipestone 40, YME 36

The Sting outrebounded the Arrows, 46-24, but couldn't convert enough into points.

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Courtney Hinz was the only YME player to reach double digits in points with 10. Emily Baker grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and Angie Scheffler added 11 boards. Both were held to seven points each. It's the second straight loss for the Sting after starting the season 10-0.

Bree Woelber's 16 points and 10 steals paced Pipestone.

Pipestone (8-3) 25 15 -- 40

YME (10-2) 20 16 -- 36

PIPESTONE - 13 FG (2 3-pt); 12 FT; 24 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Amanda Haupert 9, Kayla Stout 2, Bree Woelber 16, Katie Litka 11, Jaden Carlson 2... 3-point shots: Haupert 2, Litka 1 ... Rebound leaders: Litka 6 ... Assist leaders: Woelber 3 ... Steal leaders: Woelber 10

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 14 FG (3 3-pt); 5 FT; 46 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Steph Larson 4, Riley Anderson 2, Kylie Jans 6, Courtney Hinz 10, Emily Baker 7, Angie Scheffler 7 ... 3-point shots: Hinz 3 ... Rebound leaders: Baker 14, Scheffler 11 ... Assist leaders: Hinz 3, Larson 3 ... Steal leaders: Larson 4

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