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Ellie Rutten was held to only five points after getting into early foul trouble against the Falcons. Bob Williams/FOCUS
Ellie Rutten was held to only five points after getting into early foul trouble against the Falcons. Bob Williams/FOCUS

Girls Basketball: Eagles drop 10th straight game

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The New York Mills girls basketball team (1-11) dropped their 10th straight game Thursday night, to non-conference foe Park Christian, 45-25, in New York Mills.

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Early foul trouble plagued Ellie Rutten, but the Eagles stayed close early in the game. Rutten, who typically leads the Eagles in scoring, was held to only five points.

A Jenna Esala bucket cut the Park Christian (2-9) lead to just four at 16-12 with four minutes remaining in the first half. The Falcons would up the lead to seven points at the break.

Sydney Weber had a game-high 16.

Esala scored six points for the Eagles.

Half: PC 21, NYM 14

PC: Weber 16, Larson 9, Kowalski 8, Viland 6, Nellermoe 3, Ellefson 2, Harmelink 1.

NYM: Esala 6, Rutten 5, Hendrickx 4, Kempenich 3, Barvels 3, Honer 2, Kane 2.

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Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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