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Girls Basketball: Byron bests Red Wing in overtime

Trying to get back into the win column, the Red Wing girls basketball team left Byron with a bad taste in their mouths after a 66-62 overtime loss to the host Bears in non-conference play.

After a hard foul that was not called in the waning seconds of regulation to a loose-ball foul in overtime that went against the Wingers, head coach Dave Muelken was candid in his frustrations with the officiating.

“I thought we deserved a better outcome,” Muelken said. “It’s the first time I can say that the game wasn’t decided by the two teams playing on the court.”

McKenzie Muelken kept the Wingers in contention with 20 points, while Kara Norvet added 15 in the losing effort. Morgan Zebro finished with 11 points, and Maddie Faas patrolled the pain with 13 rebounds to go with four points.

“They played hard. There wasn’t a lack of effort on our part. We had some opportunities down the stretch,” Dave Muelken said.

For Byron, Reed Klunder was sharp from the outside, hitting five 3-points on the way to a 16-point night. Annie Christofferson chimed in with 10 points.

Losers of their last eight games, the Wingers (6-14) are back on the road Friday to take on Missota Conference foe Northfield.

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