Girls basketball: Wildcats silence Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- An 8-0 run down the stretch ignited New London-Spicer past Litchfield 36-28 Thursday in a defensive Wright County West Conference game.
LITCHFIELD - An 8-0 run down the stretch ignited New London-Spicer past Litchfield 36-28 Thursday in a defensive Wright County West Conference game.
The Dragons led 17-16 at halftime, but they struggled to find the basket in the second half and got outscored 20-11 in the final 18 minutes of play. Neither team shot well, but NLS had the slight edge, firing at a 37-percent clip while Litchfield made only 24 percent of its field goals.
Baskets from Megan Thorson and Ashlyn Geister, and four free throws from Alyssa Fredrick broke a 28-28 tie for NLS, which has a two-game lead over the Dragons for first place in the conference with two games remaining. Thorson finished with a game-high 14 points and Geister followed with 12.
Kabrie Weber led NLS with nine rebounds and also chipped in six assists. Geister added seven rebounds and Fredrick seven assists.
NLS is off until it hosts Glencoe-Silver Lake on Tuesday.
Hannah Norlin paced the Dragons with 15 rebounds and 13 points. Litchfield hosts Osakis today.
NLS 36, Litchfield 28
NLS (6-2, 19-4) 16 20 - 36
Litchfield (4-4, 11-12) 17 11 - 28
15-41 FG; 6-18 FT; 3 fouls … Scoring: Megan Thorson 14, Ashlyn Geister 12, Shea Oman 4, Alyssa Fredrick 4, Morgan Swenson 2 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leader: Kabrie Weber 9, Geister 7 … Assist leader: Fredrick 7, Weber 6 … Steal leader: Oman 3
12-49 FG; 1-5 FT; 17 fouls … Scoring: Hannah Norlin 13, Kyndra Beavers 7, Macy Huhner 3, Ashley Warren 3, Mariah Hoff 2 … 3-point shots: Beavers 1, Warren 1 … Rebound leader: Norlin 15 … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: NA