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Girls Basketball | Century 54, Mankato West 35

CENTURY 54, MAN. WEST 35

Braatz scores game-high 19

Lindsay Braatz made three 3-pointers and scored a season-high 19 points to pace Rochester Century in a 54-35 Big Nine Conference win over visiting Mankato West Tuesday night.

Century defeated West for the second time this season, and the Panthers improved to 8-3 in the Big Nine and 12-6 overall. West is 10-6, 7-4 in the conference.

Century coach Aaron Berg said it was a tale of two halves for his team, which led 23-17 at halftime.

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"The girls came out strong and played a complete defensive game," Berg said. "We struggled shooting in the first half (29 percent), but stuck with our plan and got some shots to fall later."

Jessica Hazelton and Mallory Cochran had six rebounds each to help Century to a 28-23 rebounding edge. Emily Hoyer added six steals, four rebounds and five points.

Century’s next game is Friday night at Mayo.

MANKATO WEST (35)

Erin Doyle 5, Abby Rothenbuehler 10, Brooke Rosenstiel 6, Katie Lauer 10, Brianna Christiansen 2, Karlee Zielske 2.

Other stats: Team rebounds 23.

CENTURY (54)

Brittany Mlenar 0, Steph Brandt 9, Katy Scherer 4, Lizzie Stenhaug 7, Katie Leidall 0, Lindsay Braatz 19, Emily Hoyer 5, Mishawna Lindsey 4, Heather Tally 0, Taylor Wells 0, Jessica Hazelton 0, Mallory Cochran 6, Eden Krysmalski 0, Maggie Pumper 0.

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Other stats: Hazelton 6 rebounds; Hoyer 4 rebounds 6 steals; Cochran 6 rebounds, 3 steals; Brandt 3 steals; Braatz 3 steals; Team rebounds 28.

Halftime: CENT 23, MW 17.

Fr ee throws: MW 8-11, CENT 7-16.

Three-point goals: MW 3 (Doyle 1, Rothenbueler 2), CENT 5 (Braatz 3, Brandt 1, Stenhaug 1).

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