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Girls Basketball: Red Wing wins on the road

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On the road for the first time this season, Red Wing had little trouble disposing of host Austin, running away with a 66-39 non-conference victory on Tuesday.

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After a rough start to the season against Waseca, the Wingers are finding themselves as each game progresses, something that has head coach Dave Muelken and the assistant coaches excited about.

“They’ve gotten better each game,” Dave Muelken said. “The clunker against Waseca, they flushed it and moved on. Then they beat a good River Falls team and then they go on the road and played like we did tonight. They got after it and I was really pleased with the effort.”

McKenzie Muelken continues to light up the score book after scoring a team-high 24 points to go along with five steals. Kara Norvet stuck with her play as an all-area threat for Red Wing, tallying 16 points, five rebounds and five assists.

“Kara really played under control,” Dave Muelken said. “She made great decisions and we had good balance.”

Hailey Kuhl chipped in with six points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals, and McKayla “Bubba” Muelken added six points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in the Red Wing victory.

“The girls really played great from the start,” Dave Muelken said. “(Austin’s) really big on the block with a 6-foot girl (Mer Gach) and another girl that’s 6-3 (Ruth Koang), and if you hold any team like that to just 39 points, it’s a good night.”

With Red Wing’s game with Byron, originally scheduled for Monday, moved to Jan. 6, the Wingers now have eight days off between games. Red Wing (2-1) is back on the court on Dec. 12 at Albert Lea.

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