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Girls Basketball: West Central Area tops Menahga girls

Janie Tormanen scored 20 points to lead the Braves in a 54-50 loss.

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West Central Area used a 14-4 run down the stretch to spark a 54-50 win over the Menahga girls basketball team at Barrett on Saturday, Dec. 4.

A 3-pointer by Amanda Lake and two layups by Janie Tormanen gave Menahga a 13-9 lead before a layup and a 3-pointer by Lela Peterson helped the Braves to a 25-25 tie at the half.

Four layups by Tormanen and two jumpers by Maryn Pinoniemi gave Menahga a 41-40 edge before WCA went on a 14-4 run to take a 54-45 lead. A 3-pointer by Pinoniemi and a layup by Tormanen concluded the scoring.

Tormanen finished with 20 points, Pinoniemi scored 11 points, Lake grabbed 10 rebounds and Peterson dished out four assists for the Braves, who fell to 1-1 on the season.

Lexi Bright (14), Claire Stark (13) and Mya Foslien (10) scored in double figures as the Knights improved to 1-1.

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MENAHGA: Anderson 2 3-4 7, Pinoniemi 4 2-5 11, Peterson 3 0-0 7, Hendrickson 0 0-2 0, Lake 1 0-0 3, Tormanen 8 4-4 20, Koll 0 0-0 0, Pfeifer 1 0-1 2. Totals: 19 for 50 (FG), 9 for 16 (FT).
WEST CENTRAL AREA: Grosz 1 0-0 3, M. Foslien 3 3-4 10, Bright 6 0-1 14, Staples 1 3-4 6, H. Foslien 1 0-0 2, Ulrich 1 0-0 2, Rustan 2 0-0 4, Stark 5 2-2 13. Totals: 20 for 50 (FG), 8 for 11 (FT).
Halftime: Menahga 25, WCA 25. Three-pointers: Pinoniemi 1, Peterson 1, Lake 1, Grosz 1, M. Foslien 1, Bright 2, Staples 1, Stark 1. Team fouls: Menahga 12, WCA 16. Rebounds: Menahga 32 (Lake 10, Peterson 6, Tormanen 6, Pfeifer 5, Anderson 2, Pinoniemi 1, Hendrickson 1, Koll 1). Assists: Menahga 9 (Peterson 4, Pfeifer 3, Lake 1, Anderson 1). Steals: Menahga 9 (Pinoniemi 2, Hendrickson 2, Tormanen 2, Peterson 2, Lake 1). Blocked shots: Menahga 2 (Tormanen 2). Turnovers: Menahga 17, WCA 16.
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