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Girls Basketball: Miller scores career high in Goodhue win

Goodhue junior Mikayla Miller had a career night on Tuesday with 37 points, pushing the Wildcats past Kasson-Mantorville 69-57 in Kasson. Miller also finished with 16 rebounds.

While Goodhue was able to control the game on offense, the defense, especially the defensive play of 5-foot-7 forward Meredith Watson in the paint, was the biggest factor according to head coach Josh Wieme. Watson limited KoMets post player Erin Schlotthauer to 15 points.

"She was just an incredible defensive player tonight," Wieme said. "She's 5-7 and she's always playing against a 6-footer. (Watson's defense of Schlotthauer) was the big difference tonight."

Down by six late in the first half, the Wildcats scored five points in the final 30 seconds to cut K-M's lead to 28-27 at halftime. And with Schlotthauer and Abby Manitz in foul trouble for the KoMets, Goodhue was able to cruise in the second half.

"They became limited on what they could do offensively," Wieme said.

Along with Miller's big night, Mikayla Tipcke added 12 for the Wildcats (20-5). Manitz led K-M with 16 in the loss.

Goodhue closes out its Hiawatha Valley League Blue Division schedule Saturday, hosting Zumbrota-Mazeppa.

Joe Brown

Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.

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