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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Pequot Lakes tops W-DC, avenges only loss

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Pequot Lakes tops W-DC, avenges only loss
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WADENA — Emily Lueck led with 25 points and Class 2A’s seventh-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots went to the free throw line 43 times in a 69-56 Mid-State Conference win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines on Friday.

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Mattie Lueck added 18 points and 12 rebounds and Kylie Beltz 15 points as the Patriots avenged the only blemish of their season — an 81-75 loss to W-DC Jan. 18.

Courtney Volkmann led the Wolverines with 25 while Emily Miron added 12 and Caitlin Volkmann 11.

Pequot Lakes         35 34 — 69

Wadena-Deer Creek 25 31 — 56

PEQUOT LAKES

Kylie Beltz 15, Mattie Lueck 18, Kendra Johnson 5, Emily Lueck 25, Kayla Wangen 6. FG 18-41 (44 percent), FT 28-43 (65 percent). Conference: 9-1. Overall: 24-1. Next: South Subsection 8-2A playoffs Thursday.

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Avery Jackson 2, Caitlin Volkmann 11, Courtney Volkmann 25, Emily Miron 12, Hope Theisen 3, Melissa Moenkedick 2, Rachel Craig 1. FG 16-54 (30 percent), FT 21-28 (75 percent). Conference: 5-5. Overall: 19-5. Next: South Subsection 8-2A playoffs Thursday.

Crosby-Ironton 43, 

Aitkin 23

AITKIN — Jana Anderson led all scorers with 13 points and Chelsey Bonsante added 12 in Crosby-Ironton’s 43-23 non-conference win over the Aitkin Gobblers on Friday.

Missy Foote contributed eight points and 10 rebounds for C-I.

Bailey Nordean and Madison Newton led Aitkin with six points each.

The Rangers finish the regular season with a 17-9 overall record while Aitkin is 13-13.

Crosby-Ironton 21 22 — 43

Aitkin              13 10 — 23

CROSBY-IRONTON

Chelsey Bonsante 12, Jana Anderson 13, September Prushek 6, Sami Goshey 2, Shannon Lundgren 2, Missy Foote 8. FG 19-55 (35 percent), FT 1-3 (33 percent). Overall: 17-9. Next: in South Subsection 8-2A playoffs TBA.

AITKIN

Bailey Nordean 6, Emily Lundgren 2, Melissa Paulson 2, Megan Welshons 2, Madison Newton 6, Cassie Sandberg 5. FG 6-29 (21 percent), FT 8-11 (73 percent). Overall: 13-13. Next: in Section 7-2A playoffs at Rush City 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Lake Region 46, 

Heritage 34

PLYMOUTH — Kelsey Grider dropped in 15 points and blocked seven shots as the Lake Region Christian Hornets defeated Heritage 46-34 in the semifinals of the Minnesota Association of Christian Schools state tournament Friday.

Team highs for the Hornets were Bethany Cressman with 17 points, Autumn Martin with 12 rebounds and Emily Beltran with 10 assists and eight steals.

The Hornets face off against Rosemount for the MACS championship at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Heritage      12 22 — 34

Lake Region 25 21 — 46

HERITAGE

Rhea Wickstrom 6, Marissa Stiem 12,  Amber Wickstrom 3, Erica Erickson 4, Laura Grandstrand 4, Hannah Bakke 2, Rachel Bakke 3.

LAKE REGION

Emily Beltran 4, Marlee Moore 2, Kelsey Grider 15, Bethany Cressman 17, Sam Snow 8. FG 20-53 (38 percent), FT 6-14 (43 percent). Overall: 23-2. Next: vs. Rosemount in championship game 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pierz 46, Rockford 43

ROCKFORD — Amber Preimesberger grabbed 12 rebounds, scored 10 points, and came away with five steals as the Pierz Pioneers withstood five missed free throws in the final minute to defeat the Rockford Rockets 46-43 in a Central Minnesota Conference game Friday.

Jayme Sczublewski had a team-high 13 points to go along with eight rebounds and four assists, while Lindsay Monson added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Pioneers.

Rockford 19 24 — 43

Pierz      28 18 —46

ROCKFORD

Emily Koenen 5, Madison Comb 5, Dakota Suko 6, Mikayla Bartlett 2, Jacqueline Lommen 5, Samantha Dvorsak 3, Shannon Ritten 17, Jayda Palmer 1. FT 12-19 (63 percent).

PIERZ

Jayme Sczublewski 13, Erika Broschofsky 2, Lindsay Monson 10, Amber Preimesberger 10, Lisa Langer 3, Cassandra Banick 2, Megan Boser 4, Alyssa Boser 2. FT 3-14 (21 percent). Conference: 10-4. Overall: 17-8. Next: hosts Melrose in Section 6-2A playoffs 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Staples-Motley 84, 

Nevis 60  

NEVIS — Five players scored in double figures as the Staples-Motley Cardinals ended the regular season with an 84-60 win over the Nevis Tigers in non-conference play Friday.

Kelly Pearson and Mikayla Wing each scored 15 points, Jaelin Beachy 14, Jasmine McGillvray 13 and Kyann Nyhus 12 as the Cardinals improved to 14-12 into Tuesday’s West Subsection 6-2A tournament.

Nevis              34 26 — 60

Staples-Motley 40 44 — 84

NEVIS

Paige Walters 12, Kate Dierkhising 2, Riley Hanson 12, Katie Becker 1, Mattie Hjelseth 11, Megan Norby 11, Betsy Hjelseth 9, Olivia Toft 2.

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kelly Pearson 15, Jaelin Beachy 14, Mikayla Wing 15, Brooke Wolhowe 2, Abby Smith 7, Jasmine McGillvray 13, Kelsey Rice 2, Bobbie Jo Mathe 4, Kyann Nyhus 12. Overall: 14-12. Next: No. 7 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at No. 2 Staples-Motley in West Subsection 6-2A quarterfinals 7 p.m. Thursday.

Underwood 48, Verndale 21

VERNDALE — Lizzy Yungbauer tallied seven points for the Verndale Pirates in a 48-21 loss to the Underwood Rockets in  non-conference game Friday.

Underwood 25 23—48

Verndale     14 7—21

UNDERWOOD

Hannah Rocholl 5, Ellien Ferry 20, Courtney Meder 2, Megan Biegler 2, Carly Masloski 13, Karin Mortenson 6.  FT 7-17(41 percent).

VERNDALE

Lizzy Yungbauer  7, Kristen Korf 2,  Kaitlin Richter 2, Ashley Richter 6, Teresa Moenkedick 4. Overall: 7-17. Next: at Menahga in West Subsection 5-1A play-in game 7 p.m. Monday.

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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.
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