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Blue Devils knock Niles out of tourney

Published 11:17pm Monday, February 27, 2012

RICHLAND — Maureen Craig wrapped up her brilliant career Monday night with 14 points as visiting Niles was outscored from the Class A District Tournament by Gull Lake 59-37.

The senior standout was 4-of-11 from 3-point range and 5-13 overall in a losing effort for the Vikings, who complete the 2011-12 season with a 6-14 record.

The Blue Devils (17-4) held just a 10-6 first quarter advantage over Niles, but stretched it out to 27-15 by halftime and 44-22 after three quarters.

Kelsey Adamski led a balanced Gull Lake attack with 13 points. Hadlee Hoeksema and Morgan Nusbaum added 12 and 10 respectively.

Besides Craig, Niles got 11 points from senior Michelle Briand and six points each from senior Taylor Brandstatter and sophomore Alexis Arnold.

NILES 37

Taylor Brandstatter 6; Alexis Arnold 6; Kylee Myer 0; Maureen Craig 14; Eva Nemeth 0; Anna Sikkink 0; Michelle Briand 11; Jackie Grooms 0. TOTALS: 10 11-15 37

GULL LAKE 59

Morgan Nusbaum 10; Amanda Hasse 0; Janet Allen 0; Megan Loney 0; Kelsey Adamski 13; Abbey Watson 4; Jori Fell 5; Mikelyn Hokenmaier 0; Emily DeWaters 4; Kelsey Bauer 2; Hadlee Koeksema 12; Khelsea Younker 2; Alexis Ahlert 7. TOTALS: 21 9-14 59

Niles 6 15 22 37

Gull Lake 10 27 44 59

3-point baskets: Niles 6 (Arnold 2, Craig 4), Gull Lake 8 (Nusbaum 2, Adamski 2, Fell, DeWaters, Hoeksema 2). Total fouls (fouled out): Niles 13 (Briand), Gull Lake 16 (none). Varsity records: Niles 6-15, Gull Lake 17-4

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