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Girls Basketball: Wingers lose in shootout with Chaska

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Red Wing put up its highest-scoring effort of the 2013-14 season against Chaska. But it was not enough to overcome the eighth-ranked (4A) Hawks in an 89-74 Missota Conference loss Friday in Chaska. 

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After a season where offensive struggles have been the norm, it was hard for Wingers head coach Dave Muelken to be down on a game where the final score looked more like an NBA game than a high-school contest.

“We haven’t played that well (offensively) all year, especially with that coming against a top 10 team in the state,” Dave Muelken said. “The effort was good and we really competed. We pushed the pace and that’s what we wanted to do. We didn’t want to walk it up and slow it down against them.”

Freshman Morgan Zebro had a breakout performance for Red Wing, hitting five 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 28 points.

“She had a little coming-out party tonight,” Dave Muelken said of Zebro.

Behind the sharpshooting Zebro, McKenzie Muelken had 20 points, while Maddie Faas came up with eight points.

“We played all 10 of our girls tonight and they all made contributions,” Dave Muelken said.

Ellie Thompson led Chaska (20-6, 11-3 Missota) with 15 points.

Today, the Wingers (7-18, 2-11 Missota) play in the regular-season finale at Shakopee as the Sabers (20-4, 11-2 Missota) hope to clinch the final Missota Conference title outright.

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