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No. 9 Kasson-Mantorville cruises past New Ulm

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm’s Kirsten Dennis (10) drives to the basket during the second half of the Eagles loss to Kasson-Mantorville Friday at New Ulm High School

NEW ULM — Kasson-Mantorville, the No-9 ranked team in Class AAA, had no problem coasting to an 81-31 win over New Ulm on Friday night in nonconference girls’ basketball action.

The Komets (11-2) were led by Aby Shubert’s 25 points, while 6-2 center Mya Suess added 18 points.

New Ulm (2-9) was led by Daviney Dreckman’s 11 points and eight rebounds, while Bryn Nesvold added 10 points.

A 3 by Shubert opened the scoring before a Nesvold jumper put New Ulm on the board. The Komets then went on a 12-0 run to lead 15-2 before a Miranda Suess bucket stopped the run.

After a 10-0 had the Komets up 31-8, the Eagles burned a timeout with 7:57 left in the opening half. Dreckman knocked in one of two free throws shortly after the timeout to stop the run and then got a layup to have New Ulm down 31-11.

That was the last scoring the Eagles did the rest of the half, however, as turnovers and missed shots turned into a 22-0 Komets run to close the half out with the Komets ahead 53-11.

Shubert’s seventh and final 3 of the night had the Komets up 67-17. Both squads made substitutions after a Komets timeout with 8:48 left to play, with the majority of the Komets’ starters ending their night early.

The Komets’ largest lead of the night was 73-20 after a bucket in the paint by Megan Malisheske.

The Eagles will look to snap an eight-game skid when they host Blue Earth Area in Big South Conference action on Monday. The Eagles topped BEA 52-44 earlier this year in their third game of the season.

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