Northland Pines girls beat Crandon 53-45Submitted: 11/20/2014

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CRANDON - The Crandon Cardinals hosted the Northland Pines Eagles in a non-conference matchup.

This one was close early.

Northland Pines is able to strip away the rebound.

The pass goes ahead to Courtney Heller.

She tries to go up with it but has it blocked and taken away by Crandon senior Celia Space.

Crandon takes it back for the nice lay-in.

Northland Pines pulled away in the third quarter.

That's thanks in part to a big night from the Eagle's Lexi Smith.

However Crandon storms back in the fourth.

They get within five points in the final minutes, but the Eagles were able to hold off the late rally.

They go on to win this one 53-45 on the road.

Story By: Dan Marz

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