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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Warriors let 17-point lead slip away

ST. CLOUD — Emilee Branum scored 17 points for the Brainerd Warriors, who were up by five at the break before falling 66-56 to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in a Central Lakes Conference game Monday. 

The Warriors, who were up by 17 at one point, ended the night with 22 turnovers and now have lost four straight.

“We gave it away,” Brainerd head coach Brian McAllister said. “We didn’t take care of the ball, we let them back in the game, and that was it.”

The Warriors opened the season with a 53-48 win over St. Cloud Tech on Dec. 7. Brainerd drops to 7-11 in conference play, 8-15 overall.

St. Cloud Tech 21 45—66

Brainerd 26 31—56


Annessa Rosch 18, Kristin Wurm 4, Natasha Ambrose 6, Rachael Zwiener 10, Bobbie Bohlig 26, Leah Wurm 2. FG 20-46 (43 percent), FT24-28 (86 percent).


Kayla Kraemer 7, Carlie Sweet 4, Emilee Branum 17, Jennifer Smolke 3, Ally Mueller 9, Ashley Tibbetts 8, Jalynn Lamb 8 FG 23 -50(46 percent), FT 7-9 (78 percent). Conference: 7-11. Overall: 8-15. Next: at Little Falls 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.