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Girls basketball roundup: Wildcats power past Waconia

NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer's Taylor Thunstedt took on one role in the first half and another in the second in a wild game against Waconia on Saturday.

NEW LONDON - New London-Spicer’s Taylor Thunstedt took on one role in the first half and another in the second in a wild game against Waconia on Saturday.

In both cases, the Wildcats’ senior guard proved to be the class of the court.

Thunstedt had 14 of her school-record 18 assists in the first half, then scored 28 of her game-high 40 points in the second half to lead NLS to a 110-99 win over Waconia on Saturday.

The Wildcats, which trailed by four at halftime, held the fast-paced Waconia attack to 40 second half points to come away with the Wright County Conference win.

Waconia is scoring 92 points per game but also giving up 92 per game.

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How fast-paced was the action? NLS trailed 44-29 with about 6:30 left in the first half. In the next three minutes, the Wildcats tied the score.

Ashlyn Geister and Olivia Setterberg both posted double-doubles. Geister, who was 8-for-8 from the field, finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Setterberg finished with 14 points and 13 boards.

Bri Fredrick scored 12 points and Petra Lothert had 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.

The Wildcats play next at Dassel-Cokato at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

NLS 110, Waconia 99

Waconia (3-8 8-13)            59 40 - 99

NL-Spicer (8-3 16-4)        55 55 - 110

WACONIA – 35-87 FG (18-59 3-pt); 11-20 FT; 38 rebounds; 28 fouls … Scoring: Sam Laumann 1, Miranda Schultz 25, Madelin Damman 16, Anna Schmitt 31, Emily Anderson 6, Kendall Eder 8, Kaylee Vander Hoff 3, Hallie Koppi 6, Nicole Dressen 3 … 3-point shots: Schultz 4, Damman 4, Schmitt 4, Eder 2, Vander Hoff 1, Koppi 2, Dressen 3

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NEW LONDON-SPICER – 37-66 FG (10-23 3-pt); 26-40 FT; 50 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Reiley Ness 1, Taylor Thunstedt 40, Alyssa Fredrick 5, Megan Thorson 8, Bri Fredrick 12, Petra Lothert 8, Ashlyn Geister 20, Olivia Setterberg 14 … 3-point shots: Thunstedt 7, A. Fredrick 1, B. Fredrick 2 … Rebound leaders: Setterberg 13, Geister 12, Lothert 8 … Assist leaders: Thunstedt 18, Setterberg 5, B. Fredrick 3 … Steal leaders: Thunstedt 4, Geister 3

Dawson-Boyd 72,

SWMC 54

Justine Lee played a superb game, with 37 points, 7 assists and 11 steals as the Dawson-Boyd girls basketball team overwhelmed a strong Southwest Minnesota Christian team on Saturday.

Lee hit 12 of 17 shots and she also pulled down 5 rebounds.

Katarina Kuhlmann would have been the Blackjacks’ shining star any other day, hitting 4 of 5 3-point shots and scoring 21 points.

The Blackjacks, the Camden North champs at 12-3, improved to 17-3 overall and play their final game before the conference championship game by hosting Renville County West at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SWM Christian (15-5)      24 30 - 54

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Dawson-Boyd (17-2)         38 34 - 72

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN – 20-63 FG (2-10 3-pt); 12-20 FT; 38 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Hope Veldkamp 5, Ann Pater 16, Savannah Tinklenberg 10, Lydia Homandberg 2, Mariah Talsma 3, Macey Zeinstra 3, Tianna Top 15 … 3-point shots: Top 2 … Rebound leaders: Tinklenberg 9 … Assist leaders: Grace Buys 4 … Steal leaders: Pater 2

DAWSON-BOYD – 23-52 FG (6-10 3-pt); 20-27 FT; 31 rebounds; 21 fouls … Scoring: Sadie Zaiser 3, Justine Flattum 4, Justine Lee 37, Katarina Kuhlmann 21, Andrea Lee 2, Kelly Husby 5 … 3-point shots: J. Lee 2, Kuhlmann 4 … Rebound leaders: Zaiser 9, J. Lee 5, A. Lee 5, Husby 5 … Assist leaders: J. Lee 7 … Steal leaders: J. Lee 11, Kuhlmann 3

Litchfield 55, Foley 33

The Dragons snapped a five-game losing streak with a non-conference win in Foley on Saturday.

Hannah Norlin racked up a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Kyndra Beavers and Mariah Hoff both scored 9 points and Macy Huhner finished with 8.

The Dragons play at Glencoe-Silver Lake on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. in Glencoe.

Litchfield (7-13) 33 22 - 55

Foley (13-7)         15 18 - 33

LITCHFIELD – 22-61 FG (6-21 3-pt); 5-13 FT; 38 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Hannah Norlin 18, Kyndra Beavers 9, Mariah Hoff 9, Macy Huhner 8, Breanna Sittig 4, Kelsey Wattenhofer 5, Tasha Stubeda 2 … 3-point shots: Huhner 2, Sittig 1, Hoff 1, Beavers 1 … Rebound leaders: Norlin 12, Stubeda 6, Huhner 6

FOLEY – 10-53 FG (4-20 3-pt); 9-13 FT; 44 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Madison Knapek 8, Cassie Larson 6, Abby Legatt 6, Bailyn Walz 6, Kenzie Dingmann 5, Nicole Zapf 2 … 3-point shots: Knapek 2, Larson 2 … Rebound leaders: Walz 11, Dingmann 9

Breckenridge 65,

Morris/CA 60

The Morris/Chokio-Alberta girls basketball team ran out of momentum in the second half, allowing Breckenridge to rally from a 14-point halftime deficit on Saturday in Morris.

The Tigers led 29-15 at the break, but Breckenridge handled the Morris/CA press and rolled up 50 points after the break.

Beth Holland led the Tigers with 17 points, Becca Holland had 16 and Abbie Olson finished with 13.

The Tigers had a seven-game winning streak snapped and they had won 11 of 12 games before falling to the Cowgirls.

MCA plays host to ACGC on Tuesday and New London-Spicer on Thursday.

Breckenridge (10-7)         15 50 - 65

Morris/CA (15-7)                29 31 - 60

BRECKENRIDGEVISITOR – 23 FG (1 3-pt); 18-31 FT; NA rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Kennedy Conzemius 22, Haley Bommersbach 17, Katrina Dahlgren 8, Alison Beyer 8, Katie Fredericksen 7, Kenzie LeNoue 2, Morgan LaNoue 1 … 3-point shots: Beyer 1

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 22-69 FG (5-13 3-pt); 11-17 FT; 37 rebounds; 25 fouls … Scoring: Beth Holland 17, Becca Holland 16, Abbie Olson 13, Lauren Reimers 7, Nicole Strobel 3, Lacee Maanum 2, Kayla 2 … 3-point shots: Becca Holland 4, Reimers 1 … Rebound leaders: Maanum 8, Olson 6, Becca Holland 6 … Assist leaders: Reimers 5, Beth Holland 4, Becca Holland 4 … Steal leaders: Becca Holland 3, Olson 3

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