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St. Croix Falls girls are undefeated Lakeland West champs

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The St. Croix Falls Saints girls basketball team are undefeated champs of the West Lakeland Conference for the fourth consecutive year. - Photo provided
Overall record of 20-0
ST. CROIX FALLS – The formalities are over and the St. Croix Falls girls basketball team is the undefeated Lakeland West champions.
The Saints improved their in-conference mark to 12-0 and continued their multiseason undefeated streak in the Lakeland West with two wins last week. They scored more points in the first half than either of their opponents had in either game, starting with a 72-24 win over Luck on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Emily McCurdy scored a game-high 23 points for St. Croix Falls in the win over Luck, with 21 of those points coming in the first half. She was one of 10 Saints to score in the game.
McCurdy led the Saints to a 36-15 lead entering halftime, allowing just two Cardinals more than one basket in the first half. Olivia Miron added 15 points; Kaylee Miron had 10 points and Lucia Neuman had eight.
Sommer Asper and Grace Thoreson had seven points each for Luck.
The Saints then posted a 75-31 win over Frederic on Friday, Feb. 14, pushing their first-half lead near 30 points before cruising through the second half. Miron scored all of her team-high 16 points before halftime and led St. Croix Falls to a 47-18 lead entering the break.
Neuman added 14 points and Miron had 13 while Emma Cooper and Azalea Edwards had eight points each.
Hannah Schmidt led all scorers with 19 points for Frederic, though the rest of the team accounted for just six makes from the floor in the game.
The Saints also improved their overall record to 20-0.
Unity 73, Webster 28
WEBSTER – Raegan Sorensen scored a game-high 25 points and added five steals for the Eagles in their win on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Sierra Swanson added 17 points for Unity while Myah Nelson and Madison Strange had 11 points each. The win helped the Eagles secure runner-up status in the Lakeland West with a 9-2 record, giving them a four-game cushion over Luck in third.
The Eagles improved to 16-3 overall and host Grantsburg this Friday, Feb. 21.
Luck 63, Siren 46
LUCK – Sommer Asper scored a team-high 18 points for the Cardinals in their win over the Dragons on Friday, Feb. 14.
Grace Thoreson added 14 points and McKenna Delaney added 12 points, with 10 coming in the second half. Coral Melin scored nine points and Gabby Engstrand had eight.
Lindsay Liljenberg and Morgan Shetler had 12 points each for Siren.
Frederic 51, Webster 43
WEBSTER – Haley Ennis scored a game-high 20 points for the Vikings in their Tuesday, Feb. 11, win.
The Tigers got out to a 7-3 lead but an Ennis 3-pointer started a 12-0 Frederic run to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. The Vikings then started the second half with a 10-2 run to take a 35-17 lead with over 12 minutes remaining.
Webster pulled back within nine points with Torrance Wols scoring four consecutive points later in the half but the Vikings stopped the run soon after.
Hannah Schmidt had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Frederic; Kennady Alseth had eight points and five rebounds. Jenna Gomulak led Webster with 12 points; Wols and Aliyah Daniels scored seven points each.
Frederic entered the week 7-13 overall and 4-8 in the Lakeland West; the Vikings host Clayton this Thursday, Feb. 20. Webster was 6-15 overall and 3-9 in the conference; they host Winter this Thursday.
Drummond 41, Frederic 32
FREDERIC – The Vikings held Drummond to just 10 first-half points but were outscored 31-16 in the second half of the Monday, Feb. 10, game.
Hannah Schmidt had a team-high 11 points and seven rebounds for Frederic, who started the game with a 10-0 run. The Vikings eventually took a 16-10 lead into the break.
Drummond had their own 10-0 run in the second half to take their first lead at 22-21, and though Schmidt scored the game’s next five points to return the lead to the Vikings, Drummond went on a 10-2 run to take the lead for good.
Tessa Domagala had seven points for Frederic while Kennady Alseth and Karigan Root had six points each.


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