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Aurora Christian girls basketball wins regional semifinal

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 5:32 a.m. CST

WILMINGTON – The Aurora Christian girls basketball team was up only two points at halftime but dominated the second half Wednesday to defeat Reed-Custer, 60-34, in an IHSA Class 2A Wilmington Regional semifinal.

The Eagles (18-8) added to their program record wins total and earned a shot at Seneca in tonight's regional championship game. Aurora Christian is hunting what would be its first regional crown in program history.

"They're a good team," Aurora Christian coach Jerry Tokars said of Seneca. "They play aggressive. That's a good program. They're always well-coached, so we expect to have to have a good game to win the regional."

Against Reed-Custer, Alyssa Andersen (11 points, nine rebounds), Alex Hultine (10 points) and Natasha Brown (eight points, 10 rebounds) were the leading contributors. Ten players scored for the Eagles, who led, 18-16, at halftime.

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