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Boys Basketball: NLS foiled by Albany, 73-64

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

NEW LONDON -- Albany forced the ball inside in the second half and handed New London-Spicer its first West Central North Conference loss of the season Tuesday, 73-64.

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The Wildcats (5-1, 7-5) held a slim 35-33 advantage at halftime, but the Huskies (4-2, 7-4) outscored NLS 40-29 in the second half.

B.J. Bueckers and Zach Noreen scored 18 and 11 points inside for Albany.

Aaron Johnson led the Wildcats with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Jay Moten followed with 15 points and Erik Tengwall had 14 points.

Albany 73, NL-Spicer 64

Albany (4-2, 7-4) 33 40 -- 73

NLS (5-1, 7-5) 35 29 -- 64

ALBANY - 28-45 FG (3-9 3-pt); 16-26 FT; 27 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Kyle Lieser 15, Sam Conrad 3, Joey Blackmore 8, Adam Harlander 3, Reed Voit 13, Ben Tamm 2, Zach Noreen 11, B.J. Bueckers 18 ... 3-point shots: Lieser 2, Harlander 1 ... Rebound leaders: Noreen 8... Assist leaders: Noreen 3, Conrad 3, Blackmore 3 ... Steal leaders: no leaders

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 24-56 FG (7-16 3-pt); 9-18 FT; 37 rebounds; 23 fouls ... Scoring: Austen Lothert 3, Jay Moten 15, Erik Tengwall 14, Jayme Moten 5, Justin Zylstra 7, Aaron Johnson 20 ... 3-point shots: Lothert 1, Jay Moten 3, Jayme Moten 1, Tengwall 2 ... Rebound leaders: Johnson 12, Zylstra 6, Tengwall 5 ... Assist leaders: Jay Moten 6, Tengwall 6 ... Steal leaders: Tengwall 3 .... Blocks: Johnson 3

Wright County

Delano 59, Litchfield 38

Nic Johnson sank five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead the Dragons (0-3, 2-7). Dominic Devine added 13 points and three 3-pointers.

Litchfield (0-3, 2-7) 22 16 -- 38

Delano (3-0, 8-1) 23 36 -- 59

LITCHFIELD - 12-37 FG (9-24 3-pt); 5-8 FT; 16 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Dominic Devine 13, Eric Hulterstrum 3, Steve Hendrickson 4, Nic Johnson 15, Jack Hannes 3 ... 3-point shots: Devine 3, Hulterstrum 1, Johnson 5 ... Rebound leaders: Devine 5 ... Assist leaders: Devine 3 ... Steal leaders: Hendrickson 3

DELANO - 18-39 FG (5-10 3-pt); 18-23 FT; 33 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Joe Silhacek 5, Jay Stevens 11, Adam Checkal 4, John Max 3, Jacob Raskob 6, Joey Offerdahl 11, Darius Clare 7, Kyle Kreklow 12 ... 3-point shots: Silhacek 1, Stevens 1, Max 1, Raskob 1, Offerdahl 1 ... Rebound leaders: Offerdahl 7, Raskob 5 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: none

Non-Conference Staples-Motley 65, Minnewaska 54

Down 34-32 at intermission, the Cardinals took off in the second half, outscoring the Lakers 33-20 to improve to 8-2.

Pierce Peters paced the Lakers with 19 points. Shane Bosek followed with 17 points. Both grabbed six rebounds each.

Staples-Motley (8-2) 32 33 -- 65

Minnewaska (2-6) 34 20 -- 54

STAPLES-MOTLEY - 25-51 FG (4-14 3-pt); 11-18 FT; 21 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Zach Zetah 3, Mike Lindaman 4, Derek Wolhowe 20, Jordon Riewer 19, Jon Brispow 15 ... 3-point shots: Wolhowe 2, Zetah 1, Riewer 1 ... Rebound leaders: not available

MINNEWASKA - 20-27 FG (7-14 3-pt); 7-7 FT; 19 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Mike Whittemore 7, Alex Henricks 2, Brady Johnsrud 5, Jake Mikkelson 2, Shane Bosek 17, Ben Peters 2, Pierce Peters 19 ... 3-point shots: P. Peters 4, Whittemore 1, Johnsrud 1, Bosek 1 ... Rebound leaders: P. Peters 6, Bosek 6 ... Assist leaders: Whittemore 6, Johnsrud 3 ... Steal leaders: Johnsrud 2

BBE 81, Swanville 56

Four players hit double figures for the Jaguars (9-1). Jared McCleary led the way with 22 points, Shane Weller had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, Mike Rodgers added 14 points and Jackson Illies chipped in 10.

BBE (9-1) 38 43 -- 81

Swanville (4-5) 31 25 -- 56

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - 31-55 FG (3-16 3-pt); 16-28 FT; 39 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Mike Rodgers 14, Justin Mathiason 3, Zach Roelike 2, Jackson Illies 10, Shane Weller 15, Alex Thompson 7, Matt Goodwin 5, Jared McCleary 22, Brady Koehler 2, Tyler Heinsius 1 ... 3-point shots: Rodgers 2, Thompson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Weller 12 ... Assist leaders: Rodgers 5, Goodwin 5, Weller 5 ... Steal leaders: Goodwin 4

SWANVILLE - 22-57 FG (7-23 3-pt); 5-10 FT; 26 rebounds; 23 fouls ... Scoring: Zach Gutmorson 10, Jake Rahn 2, Chris Baum 4, Ben Jordan 9, Nathan Hedin 4, Ben Schultz 3, David Mettler 2, Jordan Thieschafer 11, Jake Johnson 3, Eric Repp 9 ... 3-point shots: Baum 1, Jordan 3, Schultz 1, Theischaefer 1, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Theischaefer 6 ... Assist, steal leaders not available

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