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Packer girls beat Deacons, Eagles

West Fargo High School senior center Shelby Gustafson surveys the court looking for a teammate to pass to after pulling in a loose ball. Darren Gibbins

The West Fargo remain undefeated after two important victories last week. They first beat Fargo Shanley 56-43 on Tuesday before topping Fargo Davies 71-62 on Friday.

Tuesday’s matchup saw a huge performance from senior forward Shelby Gustafson, who scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, she also made 10 of 12 free throws.

“Shelby is one of those players that goes unnoticed a lot, because she does things so fluidly,” head coach Barb Metcalf said. “I was very impressed with her grit tonight. She played like a senior.”

Not far behind her was senior guard Cass Thorson, who scored 22 points, 17 of them in the second half, and hit four shots from behind the arc.

Friday’s game saw the girls down by six at halftime, but they scored 43 points in the second half while holding their opponent to 28.

In this game, the girls were led by senior Cassidy Nelson, who had 19 points, five boards and a block.

The 10-0 Packers host Fargo North tomorrow evening, then Devils Lake Saturday evening.

“We are going to keep going,” Gustafson said. “We need to improve as a team. There are little things we need to work, and we need to continue doing well where we already are.”