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Area girls' basketball: Panthers suffer first loss

Isle 38, PP 33

The Parkers Prairie girls' basketball team lost its first game of the season last Thursday as Isle knocked off the Panthers in a 38-33 game.

The Panthers didn't have a single player in double figures for the first time this season. Micaela Noga led the team with eight points, while Madison Dorn, Ally Taylor and Brenna Warren each had seven.

The Huskies (15-5, 11-1 Great River Conference) got most of their scoring from two players. Andrea Zimpel finished with a game-high 19 points and Amber Zimpel poured in 11. Those two combined for 17 of their team's 20 second-half points.

It took 19 games before Parkers Prairie finally fell. The Panthers sat at 18-1 overall after the loss and 13-0 against the Section 6A field.

GAME STATISTICS

PARKERS PRAIRIE 19 14 - 33

ISLE 18 20 - 38

PARKERS PRAIRIE - Dorn - 7 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks; Noga - 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals; Taylor - 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist; Br. Warren - 7 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals; LaDeanna Swanson - 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block; Renee Warren - 2 points; Danielle Pratt - 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal

ISLE - Am. Zimpel - 11; An. Zimpel - 19; Jennifer Mittet - 6; McKenzie Blood - 1; Taylor Gulseth - 2; Cassie Watlers - 2

WCA 53, swanville 36

A slow start hampered the West Central Area girls as they trailed 25-20 at the half to Swanville, but the Knights rallied for a 53-36 win.

"We switched up some rotations and got a lot of players into the game," said head coach Beth Hanson. "Doranna Blascyk, Amber Oberg, Jordan Anderson, Kiersten Sabolik and Danna Sabolik all gave us a nice game and elevated the level of play. They worked hard and helped maintain our lead. I am really proud of how they played tonight."

Kelsey Hammer led the Knight girls with 10 points and three assists, while Tiana Christenson had nine points and six rebounds. Holly VanKempen dropped in seven points, as did Kylee Fernholz, with Christina Kruize scoring six, McKenzie Hunter five, Jordan Anderson five and Doranna Blascyk four.

Christenson and Kruize also had six rebounds each, while Fernholz had four assists.

Waska 50, lqpv 46

The Lakers girls split their weekend outings, falling to Lac qui Parle Valley 50-46 Thursday, then defeating Hancock 51-38 Saturday.

Against the Eagles, Minnewaska trailed by one at the half but couldn't match Lac qui Parle's intensity, as Kaitlin Connor notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Minnewaska was led by Sydney Joos' 12 points, with Mady Phillips contributing 11. Joos also had eight rebounds in the game.

Against the Owls, the Lakers got 18 points and seven rebounds from Joos, 12 points from Phillips and 10 points from Carley Stewart.

GAME STATISTICS

MINNEWASKA 21 25 - 46

LQPV  22 28 - 50

MINNEWASKA - Mady Phillips 11, Ariel Ostrander 2, Paige Anderson 4, Sydney Joos 12, Veronica Weisel 5, Bayley Pooler 5, Carley Stewart 7. Field goals 14-43, 3-pt 4-11, Free throws 14-22, Rebounds 23 (Joos 8), Assists 11 (Weisel 8), Turnovers 16, Steals 7 (Phillips 2, Anderson 2, Joos 2).

MINNEWASKA 51, HANCOCK 38

MINNEWASKA - Bayley Pooler 2, Sydney Joos 18, Veronica Weisel 4, Paige Anderson 2, Mady Phillips 12, Carley Stewart 10. Field goals 22-48, 3-pt 3-11, Free throws 4-15, Rebounds 26 (Joos 7), Assists 14 (Weisel 4), Turnovers 25, Blocked shots 2.

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