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Boys Basketball: NL-Spicer earns share of WCN title

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

SAUK CENTRE -- New London-Spicer gained at least a share of the West Central North Conference title by beating Sauk Centre 65-49 in boys basketball action Monday.

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The Wildcats (14-0, 23-1) lead Albany by two games in the league standings with two remaining. NL-Spicer can clinch the conference title outright by beating Foley Thursday at home.

Aaron Johnson scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats. Aaron Jenny followed with 14 points and Erik Tengwall had 11 points and five steals. Justin Zylstra hooked 13 boards.

Tyler Berning had 13 points and Bryce Hentges 10 to pace Sauk Centre (1-14, 3-19).

NL-Spicer 65, Sauk Centre 49

NL-Spicer (14-0, 23-1) 33 32 -- 65

Sauk Centre (1-14, 3-19) 30 19 -- 49

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 24-53 FG (2-14 3-pt); 15-22 FT; 32 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Aaron Jenny 14, Jayme Moten 4, Erik Tengwall 11, Dallen O'Brien 2, Justin Zylstra 8, Aaron Johnson 26 ... 3-point shots: Jenny 1, Zylstra 1 ... Rebound leaders: Zylstra 13, Johnson 10, Jenny 5 ... Assist leaders: Tengwall 4, Moten 4, Zylstra 4 ... Steal leaders: Tengwall 5

SAUK CENTRE - 19-50 FG (1-7 3-pt); 10-23 FT; 31 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Kyle Rasmussen 4, Tyler Berling 13, Bryce Hentges 10, Emmet Messer 6, Michael Knoblauch 6, Isaac Winters 9, Kyle Metcalf 1 ... 3-point shots: Knoblauch 1 ... Rebound leaders: Winters 12, Hentges 5 ... Assist leaders: Berling 4 ... Steal leaders: Berling 3

West Central South

Morris/CA 78, YME 40

For the Tigers, 14 players scored at least two points. Alex Erickson led the way with 22 points and Cory Hennen added 10.

Ryan Reishus tallied 10 points and five rebounds to pace the Sting. Dylan Lindstrom added nine points and six boards.

Morris/CA (15-0, 21-1) 48 30 -- 78

YME (2-12, 5-16) 18 22 -- 40

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 33-48 FG (4-8 3-pt); 8-12 FT; 24 rebounds; 4 fouls ... Scoring: Alex Erickson 22, Cory Hennen 10, Lincoln Arnold 8, Corey Nohl 7, Cody Cannon 5, Daniel Tiernan 4, Mac Kampmeier 4, Eric Riley 4, Cole Riley 3, Grant Gagner 3, Mitch Carbert 2, Jackson Henrich 2, Ethan Bruer 2, Tyler Roske 2 ... 3-point shots: Erickson 2, Hennen 1, Gagner 1 ... Rebound leaders: Nohl 4, C.Riley 4 ... Assist leaders: Arnold 4, Nohl 4 ... Steal leaders: Nohl 5

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 17-44 FG (4-10 3-pt); 2-4 FT; 15 rebounds; 11 fouls ... Scoring: Ryan Reishus 10, Dylan Lindstrom 9, Kris Goss 8, Brian Rosenau 4, Cameron Zens 3, Zach Jorschumb 2, Taylor Olson 2, Zach Svobodny 2 ... 3-point shots: Lindstrom 1, Goss 2, Zens 1 ... Rebound leaders: Reishus 5 ... Assist leaders: Lindstrom 6 ... Steal leaders: Reishus 2

Minnewaska 90, Paynesville 62

Shane Bosek was 16-for-21 from the field, including 5-for-7 on three-point attempts, en route to netting a game-high 40 points to ignite Minnewaska (11-3, 14-6). Bosek had 26 points at halftime as the Lakers owned a 53-34 lead after the first half.

The Lakers also got 11 points apiece from Brady Johnsrud and Jake Mikkelson and nine assists from Mike Whittemore.

Jordan Schleper had 16 points and Jason Kampsen 15 to lead Paynesville (4-10, 5-13).

Paynesville (4-10, 5-13) 34 28 -- 62

Minnewaska (11-3, 14-6) 53 37 -- 90

PAYNESVILLE - 27-53 FG (4-12 3-pt); 4-12 FT; 29 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Tanner Wendroth 2, Matt Currens 7, Josh Bungum 7, Jordan Schleper 16, Anthony Poepping 2, Jason Kampsen 15, Justin Frank 6, Jordan Lieser 7 ... 3-point shots: Currens 1, Bungum 1, Schleper 1, Lieser 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

MINNEWASKA - 36-63 FG (10-22 3-pt); 8-18 FT; 27 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Cory Holten 3, Brady Johnsrud 11, Mike Whittemore 7, Shane Bosek 40, Kris Daniels 2, Trenton Berg 8, Jake Mikkelson 11, Eric Elbe 2, Ben Peters 2, Michael Nielsen 2, Andrew Ostrander 2 ... 3-point shots: Bosek 5, Berg 2, Mikkelson 3 ... Rebound leaders: Bosek 6 ... Assist leaders: Whittemore 9 ... Steal leaders: Johnsrud 4

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