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Boys Basketball: KMS, CMCS open 3A-North with wins

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and Central Minnesota Christian came away with first-round wins in the Section 3A-North boys basketball tournament on Thursday.

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KMS topped Lakeview 64-49, while CMCS routed Lincoln HI, 82-59.

Renville County West was ousted by Wabasso in its first-round game, 68-50.

KMS 64, Lakeview 49

Marc Beckman erupted for a career-high 31 points to help lift KMS into the sub-section quarterfinals. Beckman knocked down five 3-pointers and also hooked seven rebounds.

Bryan Schlagel and Chris Vadnais added 10 points apiece while Vadnais grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and Schlagel also had five assists and three steals.

Lakeview (1-23) 15 34 -- 49

KMS (9-15) 30 34 -- 64

LAKEVIEW - 20-55 FG (5-18 3-pt); 4-9 FT; 28 rebounds; 29 fouls ... Scoring: Ryan Kurtenbach 5, Cory Timmerman 10, Cody Rykus 9, Daniel Bakker 5, Winston Doom 12, Kenny Becker 6, Jory Bossuyt 2 ... 3-point shots: Kurtenbach 1, Timmerman 1, Rykus 1, Bakker 1, Becker 1 ... Rebound leaders: Becker 9 ... Assist leaders: Jamie Unke 5 ... Steal leaders: Timmerman 3, Rykus 3

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - 20-50 FG (7-16 3-pt); 16-30 FT; 37 rebounds; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Jonah Johnson 7, Brandon Holt 3, Sam Grace 2, Michael Jahn 1, Marc Beckman 31, Bryan Schlagel 10, Chris Vadnais 10 ... 3-point shots: Beckman 5, Schlagel 2 ... Rebound leaders: Vadnais 11, Beckman 7 ... Assist leaders: Schlagel 5, Johnson 5 ... Steal leaders: Schlagel 3

CMCS 82, Lincoln HI 59

The Bluejays (7-14) sprang from the opening tip to a 12-0 lead and didn't let up in the first half, taking a 38-22 at the intermission.

Jordon Daugherty finished with a team-high 19 points. Logan Erickson chipped in 17 points and nine rebounds, Zach Henning had 15 points, Joey Grussing added 12 points and Brett Jouwstra had 11.

Matt Pavek's 18 points led Lincoln HI (5-17).

Lincoln HI (5-17) 22 37 -- 59

CMCS (7-14) 38 44 -- 82

LINCOLN HI - 22-66 FG (8-25 3-pt); 7-19 FT; 34 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Matt Pavek 18, Brandon Stynski 3, Brad Pape 9, Joey Bednarek 6, Dan Paluch 13, Kellen Engen 3, Brandon Silva 4, Jeremy Blegan 3 ... 3-point shots: Pavek 1, Stynski 1, Pape 3, Paluch 3 ... Rebound leaders: Silva 6 ... Assist leaders: Engen 2 ... Steal leaders: Pavek 5

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - 26-62 FG (8-19 3-pt); 22-30 FT; 45 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Grant Hoekstra 1, Logan Erickson 17, Jordon Daugherty 19, Brett Jouwstra 11, Justin Van Eps 3, Tyler Daugherty 3, Zach Henning 15, David Vanderhooft 1, Joey Grussing 12 ... 3-point shots: Erickson 3, J.Daugherty 3, Henning 2 ... Rebound leaders: Erickson 9, Jouwstra 7, Grussing 7, Vanderhooft 8 ... Assist leaders: Erickson 4, Jouwstra 4 ... Steal leaders: J.Daugherty 4

Wabasso 68, RCW 50

Steve Rohlik scored 20 points to lead Wabasso (9-15) into the section quarterfinals. Drew Jenniges and Sam Guetter added 11 each.

Dan Knapper posted a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Jaguars (4-21). Evan Engstrom followed with 12 points.

RCW (4-21) 16 34 -- 50

Wabasso (9-15) 34 34 -- 68

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - 19-46 FG (3-14 3-pt); 8-15 FT; 29 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Cody Groen 4, Austin Link 7, Steve Jakel 6, Kyle Feldman 5, Dan Knapper 15, Evan Engstrom 12 ... 3-point shots: Knapper 2, Link 1 ... Rebound leaders: Knapper 12 ... Assist leaders: Engstrom 3 ... Steal leaders: Link 3

WABASSO - 23 FG (6 3-pt); 16-22 FT; rebounds not available; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Dalton Salfer 6, Dylan Bach 3, Steve Rohlik 20, Tyler Huhnerkoch 7, Jason Plaetz 10, Drew Jenniges 11, Sam Guetter 11 ... 3-point shots: Salfer 2, Bach 1, Rohlik 2, Jenniges 1 ... Rebound, assist, steal leaders not available

Section 2A-North Sleepy Eye SM 72, Buffalo Lake-Hector 69

Buffalo Lake-Hector outscored Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 43-34 in the second half, but the Knights had already built a 12-point lead at halftime and held on.

Cole Witter had 18 points and Ben Maiers followed with 16 to pace the Mustangs' offense.

BLH (4-21) 26 43 -- 69

SE St. Mary's (9-16) 38 34 -- 72

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR - 25-69 FG (4-13 3-pt); 13-23 FT; 33 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Isaac Buboltz 7, Dylan Nelson 4, Ryan Haun 5, Ben Maiers 16, Madison LaPlante 6, Joe Weispfennig 6, Cole Witter 18, Mason Clark 7 ... 3-point shots: Maiers 3, Clark 1 ... Rebound leaders: Witter 5, Maiers 5 ... Assist leaders: Maiers 5, Buboltz 5 ... Steal leaders: Witter 3, Haun 3

SLEEPY EYE ST. MARY'S - 26-58 FG (9-33 3-pt); 9-17 FT; 23 rebounds; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Sean Mathiowetz 10, Kyle Krzmarzick 3, Jordan Osmonson 13, Kansas Adams 6, Joe Meyer 2, Adam Sellner 18, Brett Ubl 9, Jordan Anderson 2, Jon Milliard 7 ... 3-point shots: Mathiowetz 1, Krzmarzick 1, Osmonson 3, Sellner 3, Milliard 1 ... Rebound leaders: Mathiowetz 9 ... Assist leaders: Ubl 5 ... Steal leaders: Mathiowetz 2, Milliard 2

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