Crookston girls' basketball rolled to a 59-21 win over Thief River Falls on Thursday at home, improving to 18-4 on the season and 10-4 in Section 8AA play.

The Pirates won their previous matchup against the Prowlers (4-17, 2-9), 50-17, and had just as easy a time on Thursday, leading 29-11 at halftime and never looking back.

"We played hard and execute well and got stronger as the game went on," said coach Darin Zimmerman.

Dani Boyle (Sr., G) had a big night for Crookston, scoring 15 points and hitting three 3-pointers.

"Dani did everything well," Zimmerman said. "But in particular, she was fantastic moving without the play, playing aggressive and shooting well."

Abby Borowicz (Fr., G) scored in double figures for the second straight game with 11 points, while Kasey Cwikla (Sr., F) also scored 11.

Hayden Winjum (So., G) scored nine, Halle Winjum (8, G) scored five, and Jenna Coauette (So., G) and Emma Boll (Jr., F) both added four.

"We would have liked to play a little cleaner to start the game," Zimmerman said, "but we had good effort so we weren't as concerned."

UP NEXT: Crookston has a big road showdown against Hawley next Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Nuggets (15-4 overall, 10-4 Section 8AA) beat the Pirates, 59-54, in the Fergus Falls tournament on Dec. 27.

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