GIRLS BASKETBALL: Strong Watertown-Mayer team eliminates Chargers

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

WATERTOWN — The end of the season came for the Dassel-Cokato girls in the round of 16 of the Section 5AA tournament Feb. 27 at Watertown-Mayer High School.

The No. 15-seeded Chargers were topped 63-35 by the No. 2 Royals.

Watertown-Mayer’s Maggie Czinano proved to be too much to handle for the Chargers.

Czinano finished with a game-high 20 points.

Libby Heilman added 13 points for the Royals.

Bailey Quern had a nice night for Dassel-Cokato. She socred 10 points.

Lora Mayfield and Camryn Patten each added eight points to the Charger cause.

Patten is the lone senior on the Dassel-Cokato team. She will be missed.

The game was still in doubt at halftime, when Watertown-Mayer led 32-22.

The second half was all Royals, as Watertown-Mayer out-scored Dassel-Cokato 31-14.

The Chargers finished with a 2-23 record.

Watertown-Mayer (21-7) continued to win. The Royals took care of No. 10 Maranatha 59-51 in the quarterfinals, and defeated No. 6 Annandale 52-35 Wednesday in the semifinals.

The Royals play No. 1 Providence Academy in the section championship game Friday night, March 6, at St. Cloud State.



Section 5AA Round of 16

Thursday, Feb. 27

Watertown-Mayer High School

1 2 – F

DC 22 14 – 36

WM 32 31 – 63


DC: B Quern 10, Mayfield 8, Patten 8, Lee 4, Travis 3, Kraemer 2, Schmidt 1.

Watertown-Mayer: Czinano 22, Heilman 13, Killian 9, Mueller 8, Bumeister 5, Bamhart 2, Penegor 2, Foley 2.

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