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Humboldt girls win 3A opener over Forest City, 39-36

Humboldt senior Lauren Friesth (left) tangles with a Forest City rebounder Saturday night (Feb. 15) in the Wildcats' 39-36 victory over the Indians in a Class 3A Regional Tournament opener in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls basketball team kept their season alive Saturday night (Feb. 15) by winning their first round Class 3A Regional Tournament game in the Humboldt gym. The Wildcats held off Forest City, 39-36, to advance into a Feb. 19 semifinal round game against Spirit Lake at Spirit Lake.

Avery Terwilliger scored 14 points while Lauren Friesth and Madison Thomas each had nine to power the Wildcats, who improved to 13-9 overall. Kessa Kuyper made five and Maggy Duffield added two. Forest City was led by Sarri Happel with 23 points. The Indians fall to 11-11.

Tipoff in Spirit Lake is 7 p.m. Spirit Lake opened with a 59-27 victory over Estherville-LC. See complete story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper.