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Basketball: Girls fall to Ellsworth

Raider freshman Kindra Witthus (22) drives the baseline while being closely guarded by an Ellsworth defender in last Tuesday's 60-36 Ellsworth win at the high school. Bob Burrows photo

The Raider girls' basketball team couldn't overcome a slow start and dropped a 60-36 nonconference decision to Ellsworth last Tuesday night at the high school gym.

Ellsworth jumped out to a 15-8 first quarter lead and widened the gap to 33-21 at halftime and 50-29 at the end of three.

Hudson, now 1-11 overall, 1-5 in the Big Rivers Conference, will host BRC leader Menomonie (12-1, 5-1) Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and travel to River Falls (6-6, 2-4) Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Kaitlyn Haag led the Raiders with nine points in last week's loss to Ellsworth while Jamie Lindstrom finished with eight. Morgan Karras chipped in with six points, all from beyond the arc, and Kindra Witthus had four points. Maddie Drewiske added a three-pointer and Nicole Mara, Kelsey Scharfenberg and Maddie Ryan each had a field goal.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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