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Tigers girls stopped in first round

Kaitlin Vogel fights for a rebound during the first round of Section 6AA playoffs Thursday, March 6 in Morris.

The No. 5-seed Minnewaska Lakers advanced to the Section 6AA-South semifinals, beating No.4-seed Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta 55-36 on Thursday in Morris.

Minnewaska (13-14) will face top seed New London-Spicer at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s University in Collegeville.

Ariel Ostrander led a balanced Laker offense with 11 points, with Bayley Pooler and Carley Stewart at 10 points each and Madison Phillips and Taylor Amundson with 9 each.

The Tigers were done in by poor shooting, going 21 percent from the field and having one stretch of 8-for-52.

They finish with a 16-10 record.

MCA lost three of four to end the regular season, but beat Minnewaska twice during the regular season by a combined 34 points.

Beth Holland notched 11 points for the Tigers, and Kaitlin Vogel and Abbie Olson had 6 each.

Minnewaska 55, Morris/C-A 36

Minnewaska 27 28 — 55

Morris/C-A 14 22 — 36

MINNEWASKA – 17 FG (9 3-pt); 12-14 FT; rebounds n/a; 13 fouls; Scoring: Ariel Ostrander 11, Bayley Pooler 10, Carley Stewart 10, Madison Phillips 9, Taylor Amundson 9, Ashlyn Guggisberg 8; 3-point shots: Phillips 3, Pooler 2, Stewart 2, Guggisberg 1, Amundson 1; Rebound leaders: n/a; Assist leaders: n/a; Steal leaders: n/a

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 14-66 FG (1-9 3-pt); 7-20 FT; 33 rebounds; 19 fouls; Scoring: Beth Holland 11, Abbie Olson 6, Kaitlin Vogel 6, Lacee Maanum 5, Rebekah Aanerud 4, Correy Hickman 3, Lauren Reimers 1; 3-point shots: Hickman 1; Rebound leaders: Becca Holland 9; Assist leaders: Lauren Reimers 3; Steal leaders: Becca Holland 4

Brooke Kern

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