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Midgettes win battle of Iron County

HURLEY - Mercer used its slower pace of play to slow Hurley and it kept them in the game for awhile. But Hurley pulled away for a 53-29 Indianhead Conference win Friday night.

The Midgettes led 29-18 at the half and Bailey Thompson hit a 3 to make it an eight-point game right away in the second half. But Hurley responded with a 16-2 run to push the lead to 22, 45-23.

"They slowed it down on us a little bit, they ran their offense methodically and got it to their big girls underneath in the first half," Hurley coach Jim Kivisto said. "We still went into the half with an 11-point lead, so I was...