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Girls basketball roundup: Cardinals complete road stretch with overtime loss

Fergus Falls prevails 47-38 in Willmar’s 5th straight road game

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FERGUS FALLS — Down by as much as 14 points in the second half to Fergus Falls, Willmar mounted a charge and steal stole a road victory.

Pushing the game into overtime, the Cardinals ran out of gas in the extra period, concluding a five-game road stretch with a 47-38 loss on Thursday at Fergus Falls High School.

During that stretch, Willmar went 2-3 in enemy territory.

“What a crazy game tonight,” Cardinals head coach Dustin Carlson said.

“We played great defense and stop them to force overtime. Then it was all Fergus once again as they hit a (3-pointer) to start and didn’t look back.”

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The visitors relinquished a 15-0 surge at the end of the first half and trailed by eight at halftime. The Otters led by double figures before Willmar regained the lead in the final minute of regulation. After the home team went back in front with a basket, senior guard Katelyn Murphy was fouled on a strong drive to the basket and split a pair of free throws to tied the game.

Murphy’s free throw was the final points for the Cardinals, as they were shut out in overtime. Murphy and junior guard Mackenzie Jones each had 12 points to pace Willmar.

With three 3-pointers, Fergus Falls sophomore guard Ellie Colbeck led all scores with 14 points.

After five straight games on the road, the Cardinals are host to St. Cloud Tech at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fergus Falls 47,
Willmar 38

Willmar (4-3) 17 21 0 — 38
Fergus Falls (5-1) 25 13 9 — 47
WILLMAR - Scoring: Katelyn Murphy 12, Mackenzie Jones 12, Ella Shinn 4, Sadie Raitz 3, Amber Evink 3, Ellary Lange 2, Ashley Prahl 2 … 3-point shots: Jones 2, Evink 1, Murphy 1 … Rebound leader: Madi Linbo 10 … Assist leader: Sammy Christoffer 1, Linbo 1, Jaida Reiman 1, Prahl 1 … Steal leader: Lange 2, Prahl 2 ... Block leader: Jones 1
FERGUS FALLS - Scoring: Ellie Colbeck 14, Sabrina Fronning 10, Tori Ratz 9, Gretchen Davis 4, Anna Anderson 4, Paige Pearson 4, Hannah Polejewski 2 … 3-point shots: Colbeck 3, Ratz 2 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

West Central
BOLD 69,
Benson 40

BOLD turned up the defense to slow down Benson in the victory at Olivia.

“Our defense kind of stifled them the whole first half,” BOLD head coach Brian Kingery said.

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Mari Ryberg had five steals and Brenna Weis contributed two for BOLD, which plays 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Melrose.

Benson (3-2) 15 25 — 40
BOLD (5-1) 29 40 — 69
BENSON - Scoring: Kaitlyn Berreau 7, Susan Knutson 3, Claire Ricard 14, Hannah Andrews 3, Abby Lundebrek 2, Sarah Brandt 4, Beth Cain 7 … 3-point shots: Knutson 1, Andrews 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: xxx ... Block leader: xxx
BOLD - Scoring: Kaylee Weber 2, Mari Ryberg 9, Lanie Mages 9, Maddi Jensen 2, Ashley Trongard 12, Makayla Snow 16, Brenna Weis 11, Lidia Plass 2, Abby Meyers 6 … 3-point shots: Mages 3, Trongard 2, Weis 1 … Rebound leaders: Snow 8, Trongard 7, Leslie Snow 5 … Assist leader: Snow 5, Weis 5, Trongard 5 … Steal leaders: Ryberg 5, Weis 2 ... Block leaders: Trongard 2, Snow 2

Melrose 73,
ACGC 19

Melrose dominated with a comfortable road victory over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Thursday.

The visitors were paced by Makiya Luetmer with 24 points while Diamond Picotte and Shayna Hobson each had seven points for the Falcons, who will look travel to Minnewaska at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Melrose (3-1) 43 30 — 73
ACGC (1-3) 12 7 — 19
MELROSE - Scoring: Brooke Finken 2, Ashley Revering 3, Amy Austing 5, Ashley Rademacher 9, Kinsey Wensmann 7, Molly Kraemer 6, Kyja Birch 4, Audrey Welle 3, Maddie Rosenberger 8, Makiya Luetmer 24, Brooke Meyer 2 … 3-point shots: Revering 1, Austing 1, Rademacher 2, Kraemer 1, Luetmer 3 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Scoring: Diamond Picotte 7, Daniela Parker 2, Raeanna Kaddatz 3, Shayna Hobson 7 … 3-point shots: Picotte 1 … Rebound leader: Hobson 6 … Assist leader: Ashlyn Amdahl 2 … Steal leader: Picotte 3 ... Block leader: None

Camden
LQPV 47,
MACCRAY 31

The Eagles received a balanced offensive output during a 16-point win at MACCRAY on Thursday.

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With five players contributing at least seven points, Cassidie Olson paced Lac qui Parle Valley with 10. Kaisa Jaenisch notched a game-high 11 points for the Wolverines, who will play at Dawson-Boyd at 7:30 p.m. Friday. LQPV will host Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

LQPV (3-2) 32 15 — 47
MACCRAY (1-5) 15 16 — 31
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Addy Bonn 7, Sidney Gerdes 7, Ayanna Gipson 4, Camryn Lee 5, Macie Lund 7, Cassidie Olson 10, Taylor Shelstad 7 … 3-point shots: Bonn 1, M. Lund 1, Shelstad 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MACCRAY - Scoring: Ella Bourne 5, Kate Hultgren 3, Kaisa Jaenisch 11, Kylee Kimpling 6, Alison Koenen 2, Gabby Randt 4 … 3-point shots: Bourne 1, Hultgren 1, Jaenisch 2 … Rebound leader: Kimpling 6 … Assist leader: Bourne 3, Hultgren 3 … Steal leader: Bourne 5, Elsie Sumner 4 ... Block leader: None

KMS 52,
RCW 35

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg returned to the .500 mark with a double-digit win at home against Renville County West. With four makes from three-point territory, Josie Gjerde scored 14 points for the Fighting Saints to lead all scorers. Lauren Wulf had 12 points to pace the host Jaguars.

Each team will be back in action 24 hours later as RCW will return home to face Red Rock Central at while KMS will travel to Lac qui Parle Valley. Each game is slated to start at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

RCW (1-4) 20 15 — 35
KMS (2-2) 32 20 — 52
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Rachel Jakel 2, Addyson Tanner 4, Lauren Wulf 12, Holly Bratsch 8, Jennifer Bratsch 3, Hannah Pharr 2, Lauren Allex 4 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leader: H. Bratsch 7, Pharr 7 … Assist leader: H. Bratsch 3 … Steal leader: Wulf 2, H. Bratsch 2 ... Block leader: Pharr 3
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Morgan Lesteberg 6, Maret Gjerde 6, Haylee Johnson 9, Josie Gjerde 14, Madison Rohner 7, Lauren Krieger 6, Haley Demuth 4 … 3-point shots: M. Gjerde 1, J. Gjerde 4 … Rebound leader: Rohner 10 … Assist leader: Johnson 4 … Steal leader: Lesteberg 4 ... Block leader: None

Non-Conference
Minnewaska 60,
BBE 55

Minnewaska snapped a four-game losing streak with a five-point victory at home against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

The Lakers were led by Emma Thorfinnson, who poured in a game-high 18 points. She was one of three players in double figures for Minnewaska while the Jaguars only had one in Karissa Jones, who finished with 12.

BBE will look to rebound at home against Kimball at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday while the Lakers will host Yellow Medicine East at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

BBE (2-3) 26 29 — 55
Minnewaska (2-4) 28 32 — 60
BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: Karsee Kampsen 6, Jacqueline Gossen 6, Grace Illies 2, Jenna Dingmann 9, Josie Knutson 5, Brittany Berge 6, Alissa Knight 9, Karissa Jones 12 … 3-point shots: Gossen 2, Dingmann 3, Knutson 1, Berge 1 … Rebound leader: Knight 6 … Assist leader: Gossen 2 … Steal leader: Gossen 2, Berge 2 ... Block leader: Knight 1
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Makena Panitzke 6, Maddie Thorfinnson 11, Michele Stai 9, Alexis Piekarski 12, Isabella Ortendahl 2, Emma Thorfinnson 18, Elizabeth Murken 2 … 3-point shots: M. Thorfinnson 1, Stai 1, E. Thorfinnson 4 … Rebound leader: Piekarski 6 … Assist leader: M. Thorfinnson 3, Stai 3 … Steal leader: Four with 3 ... Block leader: Avery Hoeper 1

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