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Skersick, Flyers defeat Panthers

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Kari Skersick scored 25 points to lead a balanced attack and offset a career-high 26-point effort from Park Rapids' Charity Ridlon as Bagley defeated the Panthers 70-54 in a battle of Section 8AA girls basketball teams Tuesday night at Bagley.

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Jaysha Pemberton added 16 points for the Flyers, who had nine different players score. Bagley, which overcame a 16-point deficit to claim a 33-29 halftime lead, improved to 11-9 on the season.

Ridlon was the only Park Rapids player to hit double figures. Megan Grimes grabbed six rebounds and had five steals for the Panthers, who fell to 5-14 on the season.

PARK RAPIDS: Grimes 2 0-0 4, Klein 2 4-7 8, Lauderbaugh 0 1-4 1, Ridlon 8 8-10 26, Wolff 3 1-4 7, Rittgers 0 0-0 0, M. Olson 1 0-0 3, H. Johnson 2 0-0 4, Isaacson 0 0-0 0, G. Johnson 0 1-2 1, Hilmanowski 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 for 55 (FG), 15 for 27 (FT).

BAGLEY: Pemberton 7 1-1 16, B. Fultz 2 4-9 9, Skersick 9 6-8 25, Nelson 1 1-3 3, Cosca 1 0-0 2, Neeland 1 0-1 2, Olson 0 2-2 2, Benson 2 4-6 9, Thoma 0 0-2 0, C. Fultz 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 (FG), 18 for 32 (FT).

Halftime: Bagley 33, Park Rapids 29. Three-point field goals: Ridlon 2, M. Olson 1, Pemberton 1, B. Fultz 1, Skersick 1, Benson 1. Team fouls: Park Rapids 26, Bagley 19. Fouled out: Grimes, Ridlon. Rebounds: Park Rapids 25 (Grimes 6, Ridlon 5, G. Johnson 5, Klein 4, H. Johnson 3, Wolff 1, Hilmanowski 1). Assists: Park Rapids 5 (Ridlon 3, H. Johnson 1, Grimes 1). Steals: Park Rapids 15 (Grimes 5, Klein 4, Ridlon 2, M. Olson 1, H. Johnson 1, Wolff 1, G. Johnson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Ridlon). Turnovers: Park Rapids 18.

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