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Area Girls Basketball: Flyers over Apollo

LITTLE FALLS — It was a milestone birthday for Little Falls’ Whitney Weisz.

The senior center scored 29 points to break the Flyers all-time girls basketball record during Thursday’s 68-60 victory over the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles in the third-place game of the Little Falls tournament.

Weisz broke Ann Just’s 18-year-old school record of 1,416 with a left-handed layup with 4:08 remaining in the game. She sits at 1,420 career points.

It’s a day after Weisz scored 47 points in the Flyers’ tournament-opening loss to Thief River Falls. Her two-day total of 76 points landed Weisz on the all-tournament team.

“It’s an awesome milestone that (Whitney) should be proud of,” said Little Falls coach Deb Yliniemi-Ahlin. “She has put in many extra hours to get where she is.”

Mariah Burns added 16 points for the 6-4 Flyers, who snapped a four-game losing streak, and Jamie Jenks contributed 15 points.

Weisz pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds.

St. Cloud Apollo 36 24 — 60

Little Falls 35 33 — 68


Katrina Johnson 14, Abby Notch 12, Morgan Tesch 2, Mel Gebhardt 16, Casey Evans 14, Taylor Gustafson 2. FG 20-60 (33 percent), FT 14-18 (78 percent), 3-point basket: 6-14 (43 percent).


Mariah Burns 16, Jennifer Hortness 5, Whitney Weisz 29, Jamie Jenks 15, Jennifer Ronning 2, Amber Hines 1. FG 28-76 (37 percent), FT 11-17 (65 percent), 3-point basket: 1-3 (33 percent). Overall: 6-4. Next: at Mora 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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