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Boys Basketball: Balanced attack triggers Benson

KERKHOVEN -- A balanced scoring attack ignited Benson as the Braves withstood a late run from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to win 72-64 in a non-conference boys basketball game Tuesday.

Sam Peterson had 17 points, Cody Jaeger 15, Brennan Kent 12 and Carter Fennell 10 for Benson (8-6). Peterson also grabbed 11 rebounds and Fennell handed out seven assists.

Marc Beckman and Bryan Schlagel both posted double-doubles for KMS as both netted 19 points with Schlagel hooking 11 rebounds and Beckman another 10. Jake Armstrong hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points.

Benson 72, KMS 64

Benson (8-6) 42 30 -- 72

KMS (5-7) 31 33 -- 64

BENSON - 28-80 FG (4-14 3-pt); 12-15 FT; 39 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Cody Jaeger 15, Jed Eix 4, Jeff Berens 6, Brennan Kent 12, Carter Fennell 10, Jake Hanson 4, Sam Peterson 17, Keagan Pangrac 4 ... 3-point shots: Jaeger 2, Kent 2 ... Rebound leaders: Peterson 11 ... Assist leaders: Fennell 7 ... Steal leaders: Jaeger 3

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - 23-60 FG (3-14 3-pt); 15-24 FT; 35 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Jake Armstrong 13, Jonah Johnson 3, Marc Beckman 19, Cole Berget 4, Bryan Schlagel 19, Chris Vadnais 6 ... 3-point shots: Armstrong 3 ... Rebound leaders: Schlagel 11, Beckman 10 ... Assist leaders: Armstrong 4 ... Steal leaders: Berget 2, Beckman 2

Litchfield 58, Maple Lake 57

Justin Walters' free throw with seven seconds left gave Litchfield the victory. He finished with 13 points and five rebounds.

Dominic Devine also scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Eric Hulterstrum sank four 3-pointers for his 12 points.

Maple Lake (8-7) 29 28 -- 57

Litchfield (4-11) 37 21 -- 58

MAPLE LAKE - 22-47 FG (5-14 3-pt); 8-10 FT; 26 rebounds; 7 fouls ... Scoring: Jordan Goetz 12, Luke Fobbe 5, Joe Mooney 5, Mike Mooney 7, Mitch Wurm 26, Zack Schaunamen 2 ... 3-point shots: Wurm 4, Fobbe 1 ... Rebound leaders: Wurm 7, Wes Paumen 6 ... Assist leaders: Wurm 3 ... Steal leaders: J.Mooney 3

LITCHFIELD - 23-58 FG (8-22 3-pt); 4-8 FT; 26 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Zach Whitchurch 3, Dominic Devine 13, Derek Koll 2, Jon Terning 5, David Yordi 2, Eric Hulterstrum 12, Zach Kinny 8, Justin Walters 13 ... 3-point shots: Whitchurch 1, Devine 2, Terning 1, Hulterstrum 4 ... Rebound leaders: Devine 8, Kinny 5, Walters 5 ... Assist leaders: Kinny 7 ... Steal leaders: none

BOLD 89, RCW 56

Twelve players scored at least one point each for the Warriors, who scored 49 points in the second half.

Brandon Ochs paved the way with 21 points and nine rebounds. Kyle Athmann added 14 points, Shawn Dollerschell had 12 points and seven rebounds, Tyler Hebrink had 10 points and nine assists, and Zach Remillard scored 10 points.

Austin Link sank four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead the Jaguars. Dan Knapper followed with 15 points.

RCW (2-11) 29 27 -- 56

BOLD (6-6) 40 49 -- 89

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - 24-51 FG (6-10 3-pt); 2-4 FT; 26 rebounds; 11 fouls ... Scoring: Ben Trochil 2, Simon Kjersten 3, Cody Groen 2, Austin Link 18, Steve Jakel 3, Kyle Feldman 5, Isaac Engstrom 2, Dan Knapper 15, Evan Engstrom 6 ... 3-point shots: Link 4, Kjersten 1, Knapper 1 ... Rebound leaders: Knapper 6, E.Engstrom 6 ... Assist leaders: E.Engstrom 4, Groen 4 ... Steal leaders: none

BOLD - 41-66 FG (5-16 3-pt); 2-7 FT; 34 rebounds; 10 fouls ... Scoring: Zach Remillard 10, Kyle Athmann 14, Tate Neubauer 4, Shawn Dollerschell 12, Tyler Hebrink 10, Mike Kingstrom 1, Brandon Ochs 21, Bryan Rothmeier 1, Kyle Krause 6, Phillip Marks 4, Tyler Einerson 4, Reid Nelson 2 ... 3-point shots: Athmann 2, Ochs 3 ... Rebound leaders: Dollerschell 7, Ochs 9 ... Assist leaders: Hebrink 9, Krause 4 ... Steal leaders: Ochs 3

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