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Boys Basketball: Arnold triggers Morris win

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MORRIS -- Lincoln Arnold had 22 points and Tyler Meichsner hit a pair of key three-pointers late to help Morris maintain its lead in the West Central South Conference boys basketball race by clipping Minnewaska 62-51 Tuesday.

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The Tigers (15-3) won their seventh straight and improved to 11-2 in the conference to remain one game ahead of Montevideo in the loss column. The win also avenged a 58-52 loss to the Lakers, who got a game-high 24 points from Pierce Peters Tuesday, on Jan. 8 in Glenwood.

Morris built up a double-digit lead in the second half before Minnewaska made a run to get within four. Meichsner answered by making back-to-back three-pointers to keep the Tigers ahead for good. Meichsner finished with 11 points and Jackson Henrich pumped in 13 more.

Morris 62, Minnewaska 51

Minnewaska (4-8, 6-12) 21 30 -- 51

Morris (11-2, 15-3) 30 32 -- 62

MINNEWASKA - 19-40 FG (4-14 3-pt); 9-15 FT; 26 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Mike Whittemore 9, Brady Johnsrud 5, Ryan Kleven 5, Shane Bosek 6, Ben Peters 2, Pierce Peters 24 ... 3-point shots: Whittemore 3, P. Peters 1 ... Rebound leaders: P. Peters 16 ... Assist leaders: B. Peters 6 ... Steal leaders: none

MORRIS - 24-40 FG (3-6 3-pt); 11-17 FT; 29 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Cory Hennen 4, Taylor Nohl 2, Tyler Meichsner 11, Lincoln Arnold 22, Chris Scott 8, Jackson Henrich 13 ... 3-point shots: Meichsner 3 ... Rebound leaders: Henrich 8, Scott 8, Arnold 5, Nohl 5 ... Assist leaders: Scott 5 ... Steal leaders: none ... Blocks: Henrich 4

BOLD 67, YME 57

BOLD took advantage of 22 YME fouls to make 25-of-34 shots from the free-throw line in the victory.

Dylan Gass led the Warriors (5-7, 8-10) with 20 points. Tyler Hebrink, who went 10 of 13 from the charity stripe, added 17 points and six rebounds. Trent Neisen followed with 14 points.

Dylan Lindstrom scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack for the Sting (0-12, 1-16). Taylor Olson tallied 13 points and seven rebounds, and Brian Rosenau recorded 11 points and six boards.

BOLD (5-7, 8-10) 32 35 -- 67

YME (0-12, 1-16) 20 37 -- 57

BOLD - 20-39 FG (2-7 3-pt); 25-34 FT; 28 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Dylan Gass 20, Tyler Hebrink 17, Trent Neisen 14, Ross Nelson 7, Jake Boersma 4, Grant Solem 2, Taylor Wertish 2, Kyle Krause 1 ... 3-point shots: Gass 1, Hebrink 1 ... Rebound leaders: Hebrink 6, Nelson 5, Boersma 5 ... Assist leaders: Hebrink 2 ... Steal leaders: Gass 4

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 24-49 FG (2-6 3-pt); 7-13 FT; 27 rebounds; 22 fouls ... Scoring: Dylan Lindstrom 14, Taylor Olson 13, Brian Rosenau 11, Tom Volstad 7, Karl Hegna 6, Destry Skjefte 6 ... 3-point shots: Lindstrom 1, Olson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Olson 7, Rosenau 6 ... Assist leaders: Lindstrom 3, Volstad 3 ... Steal leaders: Olson 2, Rosenau 2

Montevideo 53, LQPV 50

Montevideo (9-3, 14-6) led 10-0 before LQPV (4-9, 6-13) scored, but the Eagles came back to make it a close game the rest of the way.

Eric Brandon led the way for the Thunder Hawks with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jeff Jerve followed with 15 points and nine boards.

Eric Paulson sank four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for the Eagles. Chase Keimig added 13 points and six rebounds, and Tronn Tosel had 10 points.

Montevideo (9-3, 14-6) 25 28 -- 53

LQPV (4-9, 6-13) 20 30 -- 50

MONTEVIDEO - 19-43 FG (1-5 3-pt); 14-15 FT; 33 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Eric Brandon 18, Tom Grages 6, Jacobey Johnson 2, Troy Hendrickson 4, Brock Ackerman 1, Brett Bergeson 3, Jeff Jerve 15, Jake Douglas 3 ... 3-point shots: Grages 1... Rebound leaders: Brandon 11, Jerve 9 ... Assist leaders: Bergeson 4 ... Steal leaders: no leader

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 19-55 FG (5-143-pt); 7-14 FT; 16 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Baxter DuFrane 4, Chase Keimig 13, Eric Paulson 17, Tronn Tosel 10, Jordan Schwartz 4, Ryan Hoium 2 ... 3-point shots: Paulson 4, Keimig 1 ... Rebound leaders: Keimig 6, Tosel 5... Assist leaders: DuFrane 5, Tosel 4 ... Steal leaders: DuFrane 4

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