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Spuds dominate St. Cloud Apollo

The St. Cloud Apollo girls basketball team had no idea what hit it Saturday afternoon. Moorhead dominated the Eagles inside and outside, leaving them spinning in a 79-44 Spud victory at Moorhead High School. "We got the ball to the people that we...

Jenna Dolence fights with Katie Jacobson

The St. Cloud Apollo girls basketball team had no idea what hit it Saturday afternoon.

Moorhead dominated the Eagles inside and outside, leaving them spinning in a 79-44 Spud victory at Moorhead High School.

"We got the ball to the people that were open, and they made a lot of good decisions," Moorhead coach Jim Kapitan said. "We weren't forcing a lot of things, and we weren't taking bad shots."

Jenna Dolence and Kassie Hooten got things started, combining for Moorhead's first eight points - all on the inside.

Then the newest Spud, Kelsey Jacobson, did her thing.

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The transfer from Barnesville, Minn., canned back-to-back 3-pointers to start a26-4 blitz that made it 34-9 with 8 minutes, 55 seconds remaining in the half.

The first 12 points of the burst came off 3-pointers. Five players scored in the game-changing rally.

"We've got a lot of good players - good passers and good scorers," Jacobson said. "When we get the inside-outside going like that, it can get pretty unstoppable."

Jacobson led the Spuds with 20 points behind six 3-pointers.

Dolence and Gina Jaroszewski each had 17 points, while Hooten added 10.

Moorhead dominated the boards as well, allowing few Apollo offensive rebounds. The Spuds outrebounded the Eagles 48-33. Hooten grabbed 12 boards and Jaroszewski had 10.

ST. CLOUD APOLLO (1-2): Jacobson 0 2-2 2, Lynch 4 2-2 10, Hagberg 7 4-8 18, Gray 0 1-2 1, Dunsmoor 2 1-1 5, Guggenberger 2 2-5 6, Holub 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 12-20 44.

MOORHEAD (1-0): Jacobson 7 0-0 20, Vanyo 2 2-4 6, Dolence 5 6-717, Jaroszewski 7 2-3 17, Hooten 3 4-4 10, Peterson 1 0-1 3, Olsen 1 0-0 2, Randash 1 0-0 2, Stephenson 0 2-2 2. Totals 27 16-21 70.

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Half: Moorhead 44, Apollo 26. 3-point goals: Moorhead 9 (Jacobson 6, Dolence, Jaroszewski, Peterson). Total fouls: Apollo 17, Moorhead 17. Rebounds: Apollo 33 (Guggenberger 9), Moorhead 48 (Hooten 12). Assists: Apollo 6 (Jacobson 2), Moorhead 14 (Dolence 5). Steals: Apollo 11 (Lynch 5), Moorhead 13 (Jacobson 3). Turnovers: Apollo 31, Moorhead 21.

Readers can reach Forum sports writer Kerry Collins at (701) 241-5548

Jenna Dolence fights with Katie Jacobson

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