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Carlton edges out Duluth Marshall 31-29

It was a defensive struggle, but the Carlton girls basketball team opened the season with a 31-29 road win against Duluth Marshall. Statistically speaking, the game was nearly dead even as the score indicated. The Hilltoppers managed one more fie...

It was a defensive struggle, but the Carlton girls basketball team opened the season with a 31-29 road win against Duluth Marshall.

Statistically speaking, the game was nearly dead even as the score indicated. The Hilltoppers managed one more field goal in the game than Carlton, but the Bulldogs made two three-pointers to just one for Marshall. Carlton also scored three more points from the free-throw line. Carlton was 9-for-15 from the line and Marshall was 6-for-9 from the charity stripe.

Meagan Wojtysiak hit both three-pointers for the Bulldogs and she led Carlton with nine points.

Elle Jessico led the Hilltoppers in scoring with 11 points and had the lone three-pointer for Duluth Marshall.

The first half finished with a 14-14 tie and neither team was able to make an extended point run throughout the game.

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Also scoring for Carlton were Katie Bloom with six points, Mia Saunders with five, it was four points for Hallie Raisanen and Rachel Gunderson, Sarah Aili had two points and Natasha Godbout added a point.

Carlton is 1-0 on the season.

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