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Ellie Rutten played the game of the season scoring 31 points and hauling in 20 rebounds. Bob Williams/FOCUS

Girls Basketball: Rutten shines in Eagle playoff defeat


ULEN -- Even with a majority of seniors in the starting lineup, it was freshman Ellie Rutten who led the Eagles with an immense effort of 31 points and 20 rebounds in the opening round of Sub-section 6A-North.

The Eagles were unable to compliment their star center and were knocked out of the playoffs 60-45 by the No. 7 seeded Ulen-Hitterdal Spartans.

"I'm really proud of our girls' effort, especially in the second half," Ulen-Hitterdal Head Coach Josh Carlson said.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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