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Westby High School graduate Chelsea Olson was a big contributor as the Youngstown State women's basketball team started its season with a 69-59 overtime victory over Robert Morris on Tuesday.

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Olson, a sophomore, started and played 41 minutes. During that time, she had 13 points, 14 rebounds and four assists to go with one steal and one blocked shot.

Olson had three defensive rebounds and made two free throws in overtime as the Penguins pulled away for the victory. She had 10 points and seven rebounds in the first half to help Youngstown State to a 28-26 halftime lead.

Olson started 21 games for the Penguins as a freshman and posted averages of 7.9 points and 4.3 rebounds.

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Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.

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