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Girls basketball roundup: NLS Wildcats dominate Paynesville Bulldogs, 59-36

Girls basketball report for Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in west central Minnesota. No. 2 New London-Spicer cranks up the full-court press to beat Paynesville

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New London-Spicer senior guard Jaden Coahran (left) and Paynesville junior guard Emma Flanders (right) fight for possession of the basketball during a game between the Wildcats and Bulldogs on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer girls basketball team dominated Paynesville to remain undefeated on Monday.

Led by Dakota Rich, the Wildcats, who rank No. 2 in Class AA, defeated the Bulldogs 59-36.

“The girls came out and got after the ball like they have all year,” NLS head coach Mike Dreier said. “I have a lot of respect for the way they prepare and play on the court.”

Dakota Rich scored a game-high 17 points, including two 3-pointers, and recorded five steals.

A sophomore guard, Dakota Rich had a strong supporting cast behind her. Senior guard Jaden Coahran had 13 points and five steals, senior guard Avery Rich had eight points and four steals, and junior forward Delaney Hanson had eight points and a team-best 12 rebounds.

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The Wildcats played without their leading rebounder, senior forward Ellary Peterson who is out with appendicitis. Hanson’s contributions inside were welcomed.

Dakota Rich scores 17 points as New London-Spicer remains undefeated with a 59-36 victory over Paynesville.

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Paynesville senior forward Katie Uhlenkamp takes a shot over New London-Spicer senior center Katelynn Tortorella during a game between the Bulldogs and Wildcats on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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“No doubt about it,” Dreier said. “She’s been playing well.”

NLS (14-0) utilized a full-court press to make it difficult for Paynesville to get into a rhythm.

That press helped the Wildcats take a 37-12 halftime lead.

“That’s been one of the keys to them playing at the level they have been — the girls pressuring the basketball,” Dreier said.

Senior forward Katie Uhlenkamp led Paynesville with 13 points.

NLS plays Glencoe-Silver Lake at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Glencoe. Paynesville plays host to Kimball at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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“(Glencoe-Silver Lake is a) very good team. They did beat us once last year,” Dreier said. “We need to be prepared and perform at the level we’re capable of.”

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New London-Spicer senior guard Avery Rich leaps up for a layup attempt against Paynesville on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Non-conference

NLS 59, Paynesville 36

Paynesville (6-8)      12   24 — 36
NLS (14-0)               37   22 — 59

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Rayna Spanier 3, Grace Roberg 3, Tessa Libbesmeier 3, Finley Anfinson 3, Kylie Pauls 5, Alivia Schaefer 2, Madison McNab 1, Katie Uhlenkamp 13, Emma Reiter 3 … 3-point shots: Spanier 1, Roberg 1, Libbesmeier 1, Anfinson 1, Pauls 1, Reiter 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

NLS - Scoring: Ayla Caskey 2, Jaden Coahran 13, Avery Rich 8, Ava Carlson 2, Kaylee Thorson 4, Dakota Rich 17, Pieper Barney 2, Miller Holland 3, Delaney Hanson 8 … 3-point shots: Coahran 3, D. Rich 2, Holland 1 … Rebound leaders: Hanson 12, Coahran 8, Carlson 8 … Assist leader: A. Rich 5 … Steal leaders: Coahran 5, D. Rich 5, A. Rich 4 ... Block leader: none

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Paynesville sophomore guard Rayna Spanier (right) drives toward the basket with New London-Spicer senior guard Miller Holland (left) defending her during a game between the Bulldogs and Wildcats on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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BOLD 67, Springfield 21

Lainey Braulick scored 35 points and notched nine steals to help BOLD extend its win streak to seven with the victory at Olivia.

BOLD, ranked No. 9 in Class A, had Kenzie Visser record 13 points and team-bests of six rebounds and three steals.

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The Warriors play at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Sauk Centre.

Springfield (7-6)      10   11 — 21
BOLD (12-2)             46   21 — 67

SPRINGFIELD - Scoring: Jada Reese 5, Madyson Digmann 4, Katie Thram 3, Brooklyn Sturm 3, Jasmine Peterson-Novotny 2, Lexie Groebner 2, Paige Schwarzrock 2 … 3-point shots: Sturm 3 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

BOLD - Scoring: Lainey Braulick 35, Kenzie Visser 13, Mari Ryberg 7, Rylee Boen 6, Kenna Henriksen 2, Anna Moorse 2, Lily Dean 2 … 3-point shots: Braulick 6, Boen 2, Ryberg 1 … Rebound leader: Visser 6 … Assist leader: Ryberg 6 … Steal leader: Braulick 9 ... Block leader: Visser 3

BLHS 79, ACGC 40

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City fell against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart at Hector.

BLHS ranks No. 2 in Class A with an undefeated 12-0 record.

ACGC plays Paynesville at 7 p.m. Thursday at Paynesville.

Camden

LQPV 50, Canby 23

Holding Canby to six first-half points, Lac qui Parle Valley cruised to a Camden Conference win at Madison.

Camryn Lee led the 20th-ranked (Class A) Eagles in scoring with 15 points. Taylor Shelstad added 13 points, six rebounds and six steals. Ayanna Gipson chipped in 10 points.

LQPV plays Renville County West at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Renville.

Canby (5-11)       6   17 — 23
LQPV (14-3)        28   22 — 50

CANBY - Scoring: Braelyn Merritt 7, Ashlee Ann Frazeur 6, Paige Nelson 4, Kortney Leppke 4, Kalee Verhelst 2 … 3-point shots: n/a … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

LQPV - Scoring: Rylee Lund 7, Ayanna Gipson 10, Isabel Gerdes 3, Taylor Shelstad 13, Camryn Lee 15, Jayln Lee 1, Caleigh Conn 1 … 3-point shots: Lund 1, Gerdes 1 … Rebound leader: Shelstad 6 … Assist leader: Lund 6 … Steal leader: Shelstad 6 ... Block leader: C. Lee 2

Dawson-Boyd 60, Ortonville 44

Dawson-Boyd earned its first win in Camden North play at Dawson.

The Blackjacks are 1-3 in the Camden North, 6-9 overall. Ortonville is 0-5 in the conference and 1-13 overall.

Dawson-Boyd plays Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kerkhoven.

Ortonville (1-13)             18    26 — 44
Dawson-Boyd (6-9)        36    24 — 60

Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in May 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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