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Girls basketball: Royalton defeats West Central Area 56-43

Macy Grosz and Addison Staples scored in double figures for WCA in Saturday's loss.

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West Central Area's Addison Staples attempts to navigate her way around three New London-Spicer defenders in a game on Nov. 29, 2022. New London-Spicer won the game 70-43. Staples had 10 points in WCA's 56-43 loss to Royalton on Dec. 3, 2022.
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The West Central Area girls basketball team took to Royalton (2-1) on Saturday where it lost 56-43.

“I am very proud of the growth my team has made from game one to game two,” WCA head coach Becca Holland said.

Macy Grosz led the Knights in scoring, while Addison Staples also reached double figures with 10. Jayden Styba led the Knights in rebounds with seven.

Grosz also had a team-high four deflections, while Sydney Ulrich had three. Styba, Staples and Grosz each had three assists. Claire Stark led the team in blocks with three.

Roylaton’s Kylie Waytashek scored a game-high 17 points, while Mya Yourczek had a double-double, 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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WCA (0-2) begins conference play with a game on the road against Sauk Centre (2-0) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

WCA PLAYER STATS - Sydney Ulrich - 2 rebounds, 3 deflections, 1 steal, 1 block; Macy Grosz - 14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 deflections, 1 steal; Addison Staples - 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks; Claire Stark - 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 deflection, 3 blocks; Mya Foslien - 8 points, 2 rebounds, 3 deflections, Jayden Styba - 2 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 deflections, 1 steal, 1 block; Nora Anderson -1 rebound

ROYALTON PLAYER STATS - Hannah Krueger - 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 deflection, 2 steals; Mya Yourczek - 10 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals; Haylie Wolbeck - 8 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 5 deflections, 2 steals, 1 block; Ava Schoenrock - 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist; Kylie Waytashek - 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 deflections, 3 steals, 3 blocks; Alise Schoenrock - 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 deflections; Maddison Albright - 1 point, 1 rebound, 1 deflection, 2 steals; Marizza Lenz - 2 rebounds

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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