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Boys Basketball: Morris thumps LQPV to maintain South lead

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MORRIS -- Four players scored in double figures for Morris as the Tigers won their sixth straight game Friday, upending Lac qui Parle Valley 73-39 to maintain an one-game lead in the West Central South Conference boys basketball standings.

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Lincoln Arnold paced the Tigers (10-2, 14-3) with 20 points while Jackson Henrich had 15, Chris Scott 12 and Cory Hennen 10. The Tigers shot 54 percent from the field and outrebounded the Eagles 45-19. Henrich led all rebounders by grabbing 12 boards.

Eric Paulson had 13 points and Baxter DuFrane tossed in 10 more for the Eagles (4-8, 6-12).

Morris 73, LQPV 39

LQPV (4-8, 6-12) 23 16 -- 39

Morris (10-2, 14-3) 41 32 -- 73

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 17-52 FG (3-15 3-pt); 4-10 FT; 19 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Baxter DuFrane 10, Chase Kemig 9, Eric Paulson 13, Kelby Strand 2, Zach Moen 2, Tronn Tosel 5 ... 3-point shots: Paulson 2, Kemig 1 ... Rebound leaders: Tosel 5 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: none

MORRIS - 31-57 FG (3-8 3-pt); 8-13 FT; 45 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Cory Hennen 10, Taylor Nohl 6, Tyler Meichsner 3, Corey Nohl 2, Eric Riley 4, Lincoln Arnold 20, Chris Scott 12, Josh Love 1, Jackson Henrich 15 ... 3-point shots: Hennen 2, Meichsner 1 ... Rebound leaders: Henrich 12, C. Nohl 8, Scott 7 ... Assist leaders: Henrich 5, Arnold 4 ... Steal leaders: none

Benson 53, Minnewaska 51

Brennan Kent hit a baseline jumper with 2.8 seconds left to give Benson the win.

Kent's basket came after Minnewaska's Shane Bosek tied the game at 51-51 on a layup with 15 seconds remaining.

Aaron Lindahl had 17 points for the Braves (7-5, 10-9)

Benson made 6-of-11 three-pointers. Kent finished with 11 points and four steals. Dan Martin had 10 points.

Bosek led the Lakers (4-7, 6-11) with 15 points, while Pierce Peters had 14 points and five assists.

Minnewaska (4-7, 6-11) 22 29 -- 51

Benson (7-5, 10-9) 31 22 -- 53

MINNEWASKA - 19-43 FG (4-14 3-pt); 9-15 FT; 19 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Mike Whittemore 3, Cory Holten 2, Brady Johnsrud 2, Jake Mikkelson 3, Ryan Kleven 2, Shane Bosek 15, Ben Peters 8, Trenton Berg 2, Pierce Peters 14 ... 3-point shots: Bosek 1, B. Peters 1, P. Peters 2 ... Rebound leaders: Bosek 5, P. Peters 4 ... Assist leaders: P. Peters 5 ... Steal leaders: B. Peters 2, P. Peters 2

BENSON - 18-30 FG (6-11 3-pt); 11-16 FT; 17 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Dan Martin 10, Jeff Berens 2, Brennan Kent 11, Aaron Lindahl 17, Josh Cluever 7, Steven James 6 ... 3-point shots: Martin 2, Kent 2, Lindahl 2 ... Rebound leaders: James 6 ... Assist leaders: Martin 4 ... Steal leaders: Kent 4

ACGC 82, YME 66

Eleven players scored as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove ended a two-game skid.

Joel Slinden sank 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Falcons (7-5, 12-8). Jordan Tanner delivered 16 points, Brooks Maurer 12 and Mitch Tauer 10.

YME's Anton Leiseth led all scorers with 26 points. Taylor Olson netted 14 points and Tom Volstad 10.

YME (0-11, 1-15) 31 35 -- 66

ACGC (7-5, 12-8) 41 41 -- 82

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 26-58 FG (2-8 3-pt); 12-14 FT; 34 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Taylor Olson 14, Anton Leiseth 26, Dylan Lindstrom 8, Tom Volstad 10, Brian Rosenau 6, Karl Hegna 2 ... 3-point shots: Leiseth 1, Olson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Rosenau 7, Olson 8, Leiseth 6 ... Assist leaders: Olson 8 ... Steal leaders: no leader

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 29-63 FG (7-18 3-pt); 17-28 FT; 38 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Justin Hanson 3, Brooks Maurer 12, Ethan Reed 7, Jordan Tanner 16, Jeff Peterson 5, Brandon Stafford 2, Mitch Tauer 10, Trevor Heining 5, Kurtis Huisman 4, Joel Slinden 17, Jeremiah Nelson 1 ... 3-point shots: Maurer 2, Reed 1, Tanner 2, Peterson 1, Tauer 2 ... Rebound leaders: Slinden 10, Maurer 4, Taurer 4 ... Assist leaders: Peterson 4, Maurer 4 ... Steal leaders: Huisman 2

Montevideo 78, Paynesville 43

Eric Brandon was 13-for-16 at the free-throw line and finished with 25 points to help Montevideo (8-3, 14-4) win for just the second time in its last five games. The win also allowed the Thunder Hawks to remain one game behind Morris in the race for the conference title.

Jeff Jerve added 17 points and Ryan Boike netted 10 more for Montevideo. Brandon also collected 12 rebounds.

Nathan Nietfeld paced Paynesville (8-4, 9-9) with 24 points.

Paynesville (8-4, 9-9) 22 21 -- 43

Montevideo (8-3, 14-4) 44 34 -- 78

PAYNESVILLE - 19-62 FG (1-18 3-pt); 4-9 FT; 26 rebounds; 23 fouls ... Scoring: Tanner Wendroth 4, Mitchell Marlow 6, Jamison Wall 5, Nathan Friederichs 2, Nathan Nietfeld 24, Joe Hukriede 2 ... 3-point shots: Wall 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

MONTEVIDEO - 25-45 FG (5-12 3-pt); 23-31 FT; 43 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Eric Brandon 25, Troy Hendrickson 4, Ryan Boike 10, Brock Ackerman 4, Brett Bergeson 13, Mason Magle 1, Jeff Jerve 17, Jake Douglas 4 ... 3-point shots: Bergeson 3, Boike 2 ... Rebound leaders: Brandon 12, Jerve 9, Bergeson 5 ... Assist leaders: Brandon 4, Jerve 4 ... Steal leaders: Brandon 2

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