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Tiger win, Lundeen signs with Finlandia

Northwestern High School’s Katie Lundeen, seated and flanked by her parents Aimee and Mike Lundeen, signed her letter of intent to continue her education and play basketball at Finlandia Universithy in Hancock, Mich. Also in the photo are, from left, her coach Rich Windt and teammates Kasha Hughlett, Samantha Hoegen, Hope Nordrum, Kennedy Nelson and Brecken Oswskey. (Submitted photo)

Katie Lundeen and Mackenzie Correll scored 24 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Northwestern Tigers to a 76-33 win over the Spooner Rails Tuesday, Jan. 16 in Maple.

The Tigers, who led 40-16 at the half, also got 13 points from Sam Hoegen.

Natasha Chastek led Spooner with 20 points.

Northwestern (9-5), which played Hayward Thursday, hosts Washburn at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Lundeen to Finlandia

Lundeen also recently announces she has committed to play for the Finlandia University women’s basketball team. Finlandia is a NCAA Division III school located in Hancock, Mich.

As a junior Lundeen averaged 17.7 points and 7.7 rebounds a game which led to her being named the Superior Telegram Player of the Year and to the All-Heart O’ North Conference first-team.

As team the Tigers finished 17-7 and reached the Division 3 regional championship game.

“I’m so excited for this next step in my life of not only pursuing a Physical Therapist Assistant degree, and also to have an amazing opportunity to play basketball for Finlandia,” Lundeen said. “I’m extremely excited for next season to grow not only as a person, but also as a basketball player and discover how much I will be able to learn from Coach Mo (John Motherwell) on and off the court.

“Coach Mo is one of the biggest reasons that I am choosing to go to Finlandia. He is a great person who I feel truly cares about me not only as a player, but as a person.  I am so excited to be a part of the process of building Finlandia’s basketball program.”

Lundeen is the daughter of Mike and Aimee Lundeen of Maple.

“Katie is an exceptional basketball player and student athlete,” NHS coach Richard Windt said. “She has been very committed to our girls’ basketball program, has been a pleasure to coach and has been a great leader throughout her four years here at Northwestern.

“Katie’s presence and skills will be missed next year but, Finlandia is lucky to be getting such a great person and basketball player.”

Lundeen has also been playing for the Northern Lights AAU basketball team.

“Katie has been one of the hardest working, most committed and loyal kids we have had the pleasure to have play for Northern Lights,” Northern Lights coach Adam Johnson said. “Her family has been very supportive of her and our program for the past six years.  She will be a great addition to Finlandia and will bring positive energy and toughness to the court each and every day.”

Spooner 16 17 — 33

Northwestern 40 36 — 76

Spooner — Natasha Chastek 20, Alexis Robotka 9, B. Bauer 2, Julia Tiller 2. Totals 13 4-8 33.

3-point goals — Chastek 2, Robotka.

Northwestern — Katie Lundeen 24, Mackenzie Correll 20, Sam Hoegen 13, Karsyn Jones 3, Tayva Plasch 4, Kasha Hughlett 8, Sydney Anderson 4. Totals 34 1-4 76.

3-point goals — Correll 6, Jones.