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Girls basketball roundup: Willmar Cardinals falter in 2nd half to Fergus Falls Otters

Jan. 12—FERGUS FALLS — A rough second half gave the Willmar girls basketball team a 57-50 Central Lakes Conference loss Friday to the Fergus Falls Otters.

Willmar led 31-20 at halftime, but was out-scored 37-19 in the final 18 minutes of play.

William is now 4-3 in the conference and Fergus Falls is 3-2.

The Otters shot 50% for the game, making 20 of 40 attempts. They were 38.9% from 3-point range, making 7 of 18. They also out-rebounded Willmar 32-23.

Telilie Lange led the Cardinals. She had 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and nine steals. Brielle Ogdahl and Kenedee Salonek each had 11 points for Willmar.

The Cardinals are scheduled to play at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mound-Westonka.

Ayla Caskey scored a career-best 24 points, Delaney Hanson contributed 19 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals and Dakota Rich added 13 points, four assists and two steals in New London-Spicer's victory over Glencoe-Silver Lake at New London.

Caskey's previous best was 23 earlier this season.

NLS built a 53-29 halftime lead.

NLS is ranked fourth in the state in Class AA and is now 3-0 in the Wright County Conference West Division, Glencoe-Silver Lake is 0-1.

Brooke Micolichek had 15 points, Audrey Petersen added 14 and Brooklyn Christianson scored 12 for the Panthers.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play Crosby-Ironton, ranked sixth in the state in Class AA, at 2 p.m. Saturday in New London.

Rockford held on for a home win over Litchfield.

With the win, the Rockets move to 5-8 overall. The Dragons drop to 3-10.

Litchfield's next game is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Lilly Henriksen hit five 3-pointers in a 21-point effort in BOLD's win over Morris/Chokio-Alberta at Olivia.

Lainey Braulick and Kenzie Visser each had 16 points for the Warriors. Visser also hauled in nine rebounds. Rylee Boen chipped in with 10 points.

The Tigers' top scorer was Addison Cihak with 11 points.

The Warriors play Lac qui Parle Valley at 7 p.m. Monday in Olivia.

Yellow Medicine East snapped a four-game losing streak with a win against Ortonville at Ortonville.

The Sting move to 4-10 on the season while the Trojans are 0-15.

YME's next game is 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Benson.

Acelynn Hacker had 15 points, three assists and two steals, Emily Wagner had 15 points and Mamie Luft chipped in with 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals in Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's victory over visiting Paynesville.

KMS plays Minneota at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kerkhoven. Paynesville plays Eden Valley-Watkins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Paynesville.

Community Christian School of Willmar went to Collegeville and came away with a victory over St. John's Prep.

The Eagles' next game is 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ortonville.