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Cold shooting dooms Warriors

WILLMAR — Kayla Kraemer was the lone Warrior in double figures with 13 points as cold shooting once again plagued Brainerd, this time resulting in a 49-36 Central Lakes Conference loss to the Willmar Cardinals on Tuesday.

Brainerd held a 34-22 rebound advantage with Gretchen Kletscher and Jalynn Lamb each pulling down eight boards.

“We missed way too many shots inside,” said Brainerd coach Brian McAllister. “We had a lot of good looks, but just couldn’t hit the basket.”

“We only made 12 of 43 shots (28 percent) and missed 12 shots within five feet of the basket.”

By contrast, Willmar was 20 of 44 from the field (45 percent) and was led in scoring by Shantel Kelly with 15 and Kayli Gimse with 13.

Willmar 24 25 — 49

Brainerd 19 16 — 35


Lucinda Sweazey 2, Addy Nelsen 2, Shantel Kelly 15, Sara Kallhoff 6, Carrie Boike 2, Megan Skalla 3, Kayli Gimse 13, Laura Swartz 4, Anne Dunham 2, FG 20-44 (45 percent), FT 5-8 (percent).


Kayla Kraemer 13, Carlie Sweet 4, Ally Mueller 6, Ashley Tibbetts 1, Jalynn Lamb 7, Gretchen Kletscher 4. FG 12-43 (28 percent), FT 11-15 (73 percent). Conference: 1-3. Overall: 1-3. Next: host Moorhead 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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