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Girls Basketball: NLS overcomes slow start to thump Litchfield, 61-34

NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer was heading for an awful start to a non-conference girls basketball game against Litchfield Saturday, but turned up the intensity to win, 61-34.

NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer was heading for an awful start to a non-conference girls basketball game against Litchfield Saturday, but turned up the intensity to win, 61-34.

The Wildcats (12-2), who were coming off a loss to Sauk Centre on Thursday night, trailed 17-13 with three minutes left in the first half. But NLS rallied for 15 straight points in the last 90 seconds to take a 28-17 lead into the break.

The Dragons (5-8) were held to 17 points in the second half.

Taylor Thunstedt scored 18 points and had six steals to lead New London-Spicer. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Karsee Knutson turned in 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and Anna Lindquist had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Hailey Horstmann's nine points and Bailey Koch's eight points and eight boards paced Litchfield.

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NLS 61, Litchfield 34

Litchfield (5-8) 17 17 -- 34

NL-Spicer (12-2) 28 33 -- 61

LITCHFIELD - 12-55 FG (5-18 3-pt); 5-9 FT; 36 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Bailey Koch 8, Greta Walsh 4, Hailey Horstmann 9, Shelbie Walsh 4, Kelsey Fisher 2, Kjerstin Meyer 7 ... 3-point shots: Koch 1, Horstmann 3, S.Walsh 1 ... Rebound leaders: Koch 8, Jordan Peterson 7 ... Assist leaders: G.Walsh 3 ... Steal leader: S.Walsh 3

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 23-57 FG (9-26 3-pt); 6-11 FT; 39 rebounds; 8 fouls ... Scoring: Taylor Thunstedt 18, Lauren Bennewitz 1, Karsee Knutson 14, Ana Abrams 3, Amanda Radel 8, Olivia Setterberg 1, Anna Lindquist 10, Abbey Knisely 6 ... 3-point shots: Thunstedt 2, Knutson 4, Abrams 1, Radel 2 ... Rebound leaders: Lindquist 10, Allison Ruter 7, Thunstedt 7 ... Assist leaders: Radel 4, Thunstedt 4, Brogen Lothert 4 ... Steal leader: Thunstedt 6

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