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New Richmond girls basketball delivers Baldwin-Woodville's first loss; creates tie atop MBC

The New Richmond girls basketball team created a tie at the top of the Middle Border Conference, going to Baldwin-Woodville and delivering the Blackhawks' first loss of the season 50-46.

The Tigers took the lead in the game with a 10-0 run in the second period and they never let go of the lead. Baldwin-Woodville made a big charge in the fourth quarter, cutting the Tigers' lead to one point at 47-46 with 16 seconds left. Tiger senior Mattie Kidder hit two free throws to extend the lead to three and Maddie Kelly added a clinching free throws with three seconds left.

Kidder led the Tigers with 16 points and Kelly scored 11 points. Hannah Swetlik added 10 points, including draining three three-pointers.

This was an incredibly intense and physical game with dozens of fouls called. It was played in front of one of the largest crowds in years for an MBC girls game, with Baldwin-Woodville coupling the game with its annual "Bowls for the Soul," fundraiser.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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