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Spirit Lake foils Humboldt upset bid, 56-49

No. 13 ranked Spirit Lake rallied late in the fourth quarter to overcome a gallant effort by Humboldt, and went on to gain a 56-49 victory over the Wildcats in a Class 3A Girls Regional Tournament semifinal round game Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at Spirit Lake. Spirit Lake, 18-5, advanced into a regional final where they'll meet Unity Christian of Orange City. Unity defeated Sheldon, 76-40 in a regional semifinal.

Humboldt, which ended its season with an overall record of 13-10, was led by senior Lauren Friesth who poured in 27 points. Avery Terwilliger was next with seven, followed by Maddie Thomas with five, Abbey Gargano with three, Kessa Kuyper with two and April Jones with one. Emma Dow led Spirit Lake with 24 points.

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