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Panthers close with 7-0 run to defeat Barnesville

Rilee Michaelson hit a jump shot and scored on a layup and Paige Johnson hit three free throws as the Park Rapids girls basketball team ended the game on a 7-0 run to open the season with a 50-45 victory at Barnesville on Thursday night (Nov. 29).

Rilee Michaelson hit a jump shot and scored on a layup and Paige Johnson hit three free throws as the Park Rapids girls basketball team ended the game on a 7-0 run to open the season with a 50-45 victory at Barnesville on Thursday night (Nov. 29).

Michaelson finished with 18 points and nine rebounds while Kaisa Coborn added 17 points, eight assists and six steals. Johnson pulled down seven rebounds for the Panthers, who overcame a 1-for-12 performance on 3-pointers by forcing 24 turnovers.

Claire Meyer and Kim Maesse scored 10 points apiece for Barnesville, which made only 2 of 13 3-pointers.

PARK RAPIDS: Kinkel 2 0-0 4, Ka. Coborn 8 0-1 17, Ke. Coborn 2 0-0 4, P. Johnson 0 3-4 3, Michaelson 8 2-7 18, Steffel 0 0-0 0, J. Johnson 2 0-0 4. Totals: 22 for 56 (FG), 5 for 12 (FT).

BARNESVILLE: S. Passa 0 1-4 1, Bolgrean 3 0-0 6, Maesse 3 2-2 10, Meyer 3 4-4 10, Bredman 2 0-2 4, Lewis 0 2-4 2, Halverson 2 0-0 4, E. Passa 4 0-0 8. Totals: 17 for 48 (FG), 9 for 16 (FT).

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Halftime: Barnesville 23, Park Rapids 20. Three-pointers: Ka. Coborn 1, Maesse 2. Team fouls: Park Rapids 16, Barnesville 12. Rebounds: Park Rapids 30 (Michaelson 9, P. Johnson 7, Ke. Coborn 4, Ka. Coborn 3, J. Johnson 3, Steffel 2). Assists: Park Rapids 13 (Ka. Coborn 8, P. Johnson 2, Ke. Coborn 2, Michaelson 1). Steals: Park Rapids 10 (Ka. Coborn 6, Ke. Coborn 2, Kinkel 1, P. Johnson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Michaelson). Turnovers: Park Rapids 17, Barnesville 24.

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