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‘Second season’ starts with a victory

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Against Oelwein Friday, New Hampton's girls had an insurmountable lead early in the third quarter. Or did they?  When Darian Wegner scored on an offensive putback, the Chickasaws led by nearly 20, 41-22. But the Huskies worked their way back to within 10, 63-53 with just over three minutes left in the game.  “They pressed us after the half and that caused some turnovers,” Wegner said. “But then we laid back, relaxed, set it and ran the play.”  In the final minutes the NH girls closed the game with an 11-4 run to win, 74-57.  New Hampton's total was the most points they've scored this season, surpassing their previous high of 60. But it was also the most points the Huskies had scored all season.  “It was not what we wanted on defense,” admitted coach Matt Schult. “But we stopped committing careless fouls in the second half. In the first half there were girls not knowing who they were guarding.”  Even though it had been two weeks since their last game, the Chickasaw girls came out on fire.  The rest of the story may be found inthe Jan. 10 Tribune.

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