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Argus Leader: Sister Acts Add Spirit to Newfound Rivalry

This was a reunion of sorts from the get-go, with the city’s two private colleges agreeing to a charity basketball doubleheader at the Arena. By doing so, they fueled a rivalry that existed only on paper and on bar stools for much of recent history.

With six minutes left in the first half of Augustana’s 68-53 women’s win over the University of Sioux Falls on Wednesday, the Hofer sisters were on the floor scrambling like little kids. Both were off their feet, both wanted that ball. Cooperation, such a huge part of this Prairie Spirit Charitable Challenge, was not part of the equation down there on the wood.

The Hofers are both West Central graduates. In addition, Amy Puthoff, Augustana’s standout senior guard, is the older sister of Sara Puthoff, a member of the USF squad. They’re both West Central grads, too.

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