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Girls basketball: WCA beats Battle Lake, LPGE

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The West Central Area girls got an important section win over Battle Lake on Tuesday night in a 46-41 game.

The Knights trailed by seven at the break but regrouped and went on a 21-2 run after the half.

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“The girls worked so hard and were attacking the basket,” WCA head coach Beth Hill said. “It was so fun to watch, and they said it was so fun to play.”

The Battlers didn’t quit. They went on a 14-0 run themselves to get back in the game. The Knights made 11 free throws down the stretch to secure their 14th win of the season.

Holly Van Kempen had 15 points, nine rebounds, three steals, an assist and a block. Kylee Fernholz added 12 points and Christina Kruize finished with nine.

GAME STATISTICS

BATTLE LAKE 20 21 – 41

WCA 13 33 – 46

WCA – Van Kempen – 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist, 1 block; Fernholz – 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist; Kruize – 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Tiana Christenson – 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal; Lauryn McLaughlin – 2 points, 3 assists, 2 steals; Abby Van Kempen – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks; Doranna Blascyk – 1 rebound; Jordan Anderson – 2 rebounds

WCA TAKES DOWN LPGE

Abby Van Kempen scored 23 points to lead the West Central Area girls’ basketball team to a 61-45 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle last Friday.

Holly Van Kempen also finished in the double digits with 10 points. Head coach Beth Hill was happy with the win, but she would like to see better consistency from the Knights.

GAME RESULTS

WCA 61, LPGE 45

WCA – Abby Van Kempen – 23 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block; Holly Van Kempen – 10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists; Jordan Anderson – 6 points, 1 rebound; Kylee Fernholz – 6 points, 2 assists, 1 steal; Christina Kruize – 6 points, 10 rebounds; Tiana Christenson – 4 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals; Doranna Blascyk – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist; Danna Sabolik – 2 rebounds; Lauryn McLaughlin – 2 rebounds, 2 steals; Amber Oberg – 1 assist, 1 rebound

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