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Ellie Rutten is tripped up in the first half of Henning's 58-35 Park Region Conference victory. Rutten led all scorers with 21 points. Bob Williams/FOCUS
Ellie Rutten is tripped up in the first half of Henning's 58-35 Park Region Conference victory. Rutten led all scorers with 21 points. Bob Williams/FOCUS

Girls Basketball: Henning controls second half in victory over NY Mills

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The New York Mills girls basketball team (2-6, 2-13) got up early and held onto a lead until the waning minutes of the first half when the Henning Hornets (6-1, 9-5) created chaos and turnovers breaking open a close game and cruising to a 58-35 Park Region Conference victory.

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A Lacey Guck basket gave the Eagles their largest lead early at 10-5.

Thanks to the efforts of Eagles' standout freshman Ellie Rutten, NY Mills held a lead to 20-19.

Rutten scored 21 of the Eagles 35 points and a dozen of the Eagles' 20 first half points. Rutten led all scorers.

The Hornets took their first lead of the game, 22-20, on a three-point basket by Kaitlyn Richter and put the pressure on the ball on defense.

Richter scored 15 points, all on three-point buckets. A difference of seven to one from behind the arc gave the Hornets a 21-3 advantage in the game.

Gretchen Freed stole a loose ball in the Eagles' backcourt and added a layup to stretch the lead to 24-20.

A steal on the subsequent trip of the floor set up a layup for Freed again and she was fouled.

Casey Haugdahl nabbed a final loose ball of the half and got to the line after being fouled by Rutten with less than a second remaining. Haugdahl made one of two shots for a 27-20 lead at the break.

Henning outscored NY Mills 31-15 in the second half.

Haugdahl led the Hornets with 18 points. Richter added 15.

Eagle results

Henning New York Mills, Friday, December 2.

Hornets 27 31 - 58

Eagles 20 15 - 35

Scoring stats (2-3-ftm-fta-pts) --NYM: Tori Kempenich 1-0-0-3-2; Lacey Guck 1-0-0-0-2; Jenna Esala 0-1-0-0-3; Shelsey Honer 1-0-0-0-2; Amber Barvels 1-0-1-4-3; Abbe Hendrickx 1-0-0-0-2; Ellie Rutten 9-0-3-6-21. Team: 14-1-4-13-35.

HEN: Megan Richter 3-0-1-2-7; Britta Torgerson 1-1-0-0-5; Casey Haugdahl 8-0-2-3-18; Gretchen Freed 4-0-0-2-8; MaKenna Kaiser 1-1-0-0-5; Kaitlyn Richter 0-5-0-0-15. Team: 17-7-3-7-58.

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