Girls Basketball: Upsala advances to sub-section finals

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The Upsala girls basketball team earned a spot in the Sub-Section 5A West finals with a convincing 77-47 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (WHA), Saturday.

The trio of senior Kaitlyn Wuebkers and juniors Tracy Herzog and Aimee Pelzer sparked the win for Upsala.

Wuebkers had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Herzog had 20 points and eight rebounds and Pelzer recorded 16 points and 14 assists.

Senior Donna Ripplinger (8), junior Alissa Zehrer (6), senior Dawn Evoniuk (4), junior Sadie Welinski (3), freshman Sara Herzog (2) and sophomore Kaelin Smieja (1) also scored.

Upsala will now take on Sebeka in the sub-section finals. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Tuesday.


Upsala 77, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 47

Walker  20 27 – 47
Upsala  36 41 – 77

Upsala—Tracy Herzog, 20 (8 rebounds); Kaitlyn Wuebkers, 17 (9 rebounds, 5 assists); Aimee Pelzer, 16 (14 assists, 5 rebounds); Donna Ripplinger, 8; Alissa Zehrer, 6; Dawn Evoniuk, 4; Sadie Welinski, 3 (5 rebounds); Sara Herzog, 2; Kaelin Smieja, 1.

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