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Cleveland senior forward Halle McCabe (right) races for a loose ball with Madelia freshman gaurd Addie Ahearn. (Pat Beck photos/southerminn.com)

The game was decided in the first 10 minutes.

The Cleveland girls basketball team jumped to a 32-0 lead over Madelia on the way to a 65-16 victory on Monday night at Cleveland.

The Clippers led by 40-10 at halftime and outscored the Blackhawks 25-6 in the second half

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Right: Cleveland senior guard Macey Ziebarth gets a hand in the face of Madelia guard Addie Ahern.

Senior guard Macey Ziebarth led Cleveland with 23 points, including a trio of 3-point baskets.

Senior forward Halle McCabe scored a season-high 18 points for the Clippers.

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Cleveland sophomore guard Kacey Karels makes a move to the hoop against Madelia guard Ollie Glover. (Pat Beck/southernminn.com)

Cleveland sophomore guard Kaylee Karels also scored in double digits with 12 points, including three 3-pointers.

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Cleveland junior center Emily Kern defends against Madelia guard Addie Ahern, while Cleveland head coach Joe Remiger watches. (Pat Beck/southernminn.com)

Also for the Clippers, junior center Emily Kern chipped in eight points, and sophomore forward Sarina Remiger netted in four points.

Facing a winless team, the Clippers got a chance to experiment.

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Cleveland freshman guard Greta Hahn passes around Madelia eighth-grade guard Victoria Hemmingsen. (Pat Beck/southernminn.com)

"We got to run some different defenses and different offenses," Cleveland head coach Joe Remiger said. "The girls are working together better as a team offensively and defensively. 

Madelia dropped to 0-6 overall.

LCWM 55, Cleveland 39

Cleveland (5-4 overall and 3-4 conference) faced a tough battle Thursday against undefeated Valley Conference leader Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial.

The Knights (10-1, 6-0) defeated the Clippers 55-39.

McCabe, however, finished with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, plus two assists to lead Cleveland.

Kern also scored in double digits with 10 points, led with four assists and tied for the team lead with nine rebounds and one blocked shot.

Ziebarth collected five points, including a 3-point basket, three rebounds, two assists and one steal for the Clippers.

Karels also had five points, including a 3-pointer, plus seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block.

Greta Hahn chipped in four points and one steal.

Laci Hollerich added three points, nine rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Two Knights scored in double figures: Olivia Harazin 25 with three 3-pointers and Lexi Clap 14 with two 3's.

Cleveland hosts Tri-City United at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Reach Sports Editor Pat Beck at 931-8566 or follow him on Twitter.com @SPHSportsPat. ©Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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