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Alicia Boe drives past Katie Huttunen (5) of Sebeka on her way to scoring a game-high 33 points as New York Mills won 68-57 Friday. Kevin Cederstrom/EOT Illustrated

NYM Girls Basketball: Boe explodes in Lady Eagle wins

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John George

After a close first half, the New York Mills girls held off a scare from Sebeka on Feb. 5, 68-57.

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The Lady Eagles were led all night by the two headed attack of Alicia Boe and Hannah Rutten. The two combined for 26 of the team's 28 first half points as the game was tied at halftime.

Boe went on to score 18 in the second half, including a 4-for-4 effort at the line, as Mills outscored their Park Region Conference rivals, 40-29. Boe finished with 31 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Rutten ended with 22 points and 13 boards. Brittnie Menze added seven points and 11 rebounds. Sam Welter had six rebounds, six assists and five blocked shots.

The rematch will come in the season finale in Sebeka on March 1.

Win over Waubun

Boe was big again on Saturday for the Lady Eagles as they picked up a 73-59 win over Section 6A rival Waubun.

Boe hit four 3-pointers and finished with 32 points. She was 6-for-6 from the line in the first half as Mills built a 35-24 halftime lead.

Defensively, the sophomore guard also had five blocked shots and five pass deflection's with three rebounds. Boe added two boards on the offensive end to go with four assists.

Rutten scored 14 in the first half, and 15 in the second to finish with 29. She also had 16 rebounds to lead the Eagles.

Menze pulled down seven rebounds and had three steals to go with five points and four assists.

The Lady Eagles blew out Waubun (11-6) last year, 52-18.

Tuesday at U-H

Mills hit the road to take on another section foe, Ulen-Hitterdal (3-16). Boe's third straight 30-point performance helped the Eagles to a 71-37 win.

Bow finished with a game-high 34 points. Rutten finished with 18.

The Eagles have won three straight against U-H, including a 78-46 victory last year.

Big week

The Lady Eagles will close out their home schedule this week as their leader shoots for a milestone.

Rutten enter's the week 19 points shy of 2,000 for her career. She will get a good shot at passing that mark close to home.

The Eagles will host potential Section 6A playoff foe Park Christian at the Sports Center tonight (Feb. 11). Mills has won their last two games against the Falcons (2-14).

On Feb. 12, NY Mills will make-up their snowed out game at Perham.

The Jackets have won five in a row over Mills. The Eagles last win in the series was a 44-40 overtime victory in December, 2003.

Due to the Eagle wrestlers garnering a top-two seed in the Section 6A team playoffs (and thus hosting a first round meet on Feb. 16), the girls basketball game against Menahga on Feb. 16 has been moved to Thursday, Feb. 18.

The 'C' squad game will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the J.V. and varsity, respectively.

It will be the final regular season home game for the Lady Eagles. The Eagles beat Menahga on Jan. 14, 76-37, for their fourth straight win over the Braves.

Friday, February 5

New York Mills 68, Sebeka 57

Sebeka 28-29--57

NY Mills 28-40--68

Eagles--Alicia Boe 31, Hannah Rutten 22, Brittnie Menze 7, Betsy Helmeke 4, Megan Cole 2, Sam Welter 2.

Trojans--Olson 16, Lilliquist 14, Huttonen 9, Martini 9, Schwartz 7, Brockpahler 2.

2-pointers--NYM 26/55, S 21/65; 3-pointers--NYM 1/13, S 1/4; Free Throws--NYM 13/21, S 12/27; Rebounds--NYM 42 (Rutten 13), S 28; Assists--NYM 22 (Helmeke 7); Steals--NYM 17 (McCall, Boe 4), S 15; Turnovers--NYM 31, S 27; Team Fouls--NYM 20, S 20.

Saturday, February 6

New York Mills 73, Waubun 59

Waubun 24-35--59

NY Mills 35-38--73

Eagles--Boe 32, Rutten 29, Menze 5, McCall 3, Helmeke 2, Cole 2.

Bombers--Lunden 22, Jasken 8, Pazdernik 8, Winter 7, Winter 4, Jasken 4, Christensen 2, Erickson 2.

2-pointers--NYM 19/58, W 21/56; 3-pointers--NYM 6/18, W 4/18; Free Throws--NYM 19/25, W 5/21; Rebounds--NYM 41 (Rutten 16), W 36; Assists--NYM 24 (McCall, Helmeke 5); Steals--NYM 13 (McCall, Menze 3), W 9; Turnovers--NYM 23, W 23; Team Fouls--NYM 18, W 16.

Tuesday, February 9

New York Mills 71, Ulen-Hitterdal 37

NY Mills 48-23--71

U-H 17-20--37

Eagles--Boe 34, Rutten 18, McCall 9, Maggie Carlson 6, Cole 2, Imsande 2.

Spartans--Neset 2, Hilde 8, Schultz 7, Austinson 12, Zillmer 6, Henrickson 2.

Park Region Conf. All

#5-A Bertha-Hewitt 9-1 16-1

#9-A NY Mills 8-1 17-1

Sebeka 6-2 16-3

Pillager 4-5 10-9

Menahga 2-7 5-14

Henning 2-8 3-15

Verndale 1-8 3-15

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