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Boys Basketball: NLS throttles Foley to earn share of North title

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Boys Basketball: NLS throttles Foley to earn share of North title
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NEW LONDON -- With the help of Aaron Johnson's 21 points and the team's 58-percent shooting, New London-Spicer clinched at least a share of the West Central North Conference boys basketball title by beating Foley 79-64 Tuesday.

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The Wildcats are now 13-2 in the conference with one game left on their loop schedule, next Tuesday at home against Melrose. Albany is 11-3 in the North with St. Cloud Cathedral and Mora left on its conference schedule.

Johnson scored 14 points in the first half to help the Wildcats own a 40-29 lead at halftime. NLS was 31-for-53 from the field while Foley was only 26-for-60 (43 percent).

Jay Moten, Erik Tengwall and Jack Hartley all added 12 points each for the Wildcats, who also had a 41-33 edge in total rebounds. Johnson pulled down nine rebounds and Tengwall handed out seven assists.

NL-Spicer 79, Foley 64

Foley (8-6, 12-8) 29 35 -- 64

NLS (13-2, 17-7) 40 39 -- 79

FOLEY - 26-60 FG (4-17 3-pt); 8-14 FT; 33 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Justin Wenneberg 16, Matt Feuling 11, Nick Jansen 14, Keith Roehl 2, Dakoda DeRocher 2, Erik Oines 6, Leonard Gabbert 6, Jason Niemann 4, Aaron Zimmer 3 ... 3-point shots: Wenneberg 2, Jansen 1, Zimmer 1 ... Rebound leaders: Feuling 9, Gabbert 6, Wenneberg 5 ... Assist leaders: Wenneberg 3, Gabbert 3 ... Steal leaders: DeRocher 3

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 31-53 FG (2-9 3-pt); 15-22 FT; 41 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Chris Tobkin 6, Gabe Hoffman 2, Jay Moten 12, Erik Tengwall 12, Jayme Moten 3, Jack Hartley 12, Aaron Jenny 8, Justin Zylstra 3, Aaron Johnson 21 ... 3-point shots: Jayme Moten 1, Hartley 1 ... Rebound leaders: Johnson 9, Tengwall 8, Zylstra 6 ... Assist leaders: Tengwall 7 ... Steal leaders: Tengwall 3, Jay Moten 3

Non-Conference Dawson-Boyd 63, LQPV 55

It was a one-point game with just over one minute left in the first half before Dawson-Boyd (13-11) went on a run to take a 30-22 lead at halftime. Colin Bergeson had 19 points, Andrew Roiger 14, Kruiz Lindblad 13 and Donnie Hermanson 10 to pace the Blackjacks.

Lac qui Parle Valley (6-16) had Baxter DuFrane score 15 points and Tronn Tosel add another 14.

Dawson-Boyd (13-11) 30 33 -- 63

LQPV (6-16) 22 33 -- 55

DAWSON-BOYD - 27-44 FG (4-14 3-pt); 5-8 FT; 16 rebounds; 11 fouls ... Scoring: Matt Anderson 7, Andrew Roiger 14, Donnie Hermanson 10, Colin Bergeson 19, Kruiz Lindblad 13 ... 3-point shots: Bergeson 2, Lindblad 1, Anderson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Lindblad 6 ... Assist leaders: Anderson 8 ... Steal leaders: Bergeson 4, Lindblad 4

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 21-47 FG (5-20 3-pt); 8-9 FT; 26 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Baxter DuFrane 15, Chase Keimig 8, Eric Paulson 8, Jordan Schwarz 8, Bret Deyo 2, Tronn Tosel 14 ... 3-point shots: DuFrane 3, Paulson 2 ... Rebound leaders: Tosel 6, DuFrane 5 ... Assist leaders: DuFrane 3, Tosel 3 ... Steal leaders: none

KMS 77, Clinton-GC 55

Plagued by foul trouble in the first half, Taylor Freetly scored 17 of his team-high 19 points in the second half to lift the Fighting Saints (17-7).

Cole Berget delivered 18 points and Andy Yost 12 points and six steals for KMS.

CGB (14-6) 23 32 -- 55

KMS (17-7) 35 42 -- 77

CLINTON-GRACEVILLE-BEARDSLEY - 20-55 FG (1-13 3-pt); 14-23 FT; 44 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Nathan Vogt 6, Nate Kleindl 1, Anthony Satren 2, Levi Lupkes 3, Nate Hiedeman 4, Terrence Mack 4, Michael Weick 8, Zach McNally 21, Justin Seifert 6 ... 3-point shots: Wieck 1 ... Rebound leaders: McNally 12 ... Assist leaders: Lupes 3 ... Steal leaders: Vogt 2

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - 31-79 FG (2-14 3-pt); 9-13 FT; 29 rebounds; 22 fouls ... Scoring: Jake Armstron 4, Andy Yost 12, Taylor Freetly 19, Mitch Fernholz 4, Adam Miller 6, Marc Beckman 4, Cole Berget 18, Joey Bauman 7 ... 3-point shots: Berget 2 ... Rebound leaders: Fernholz 6, Miller 6 ... Assist leaders: Armstrong 5, Freetly 5 ... Steal leaders: Yost 6

CMCS 67, Hancock 54

Four Bluejays (7-13) reached double figures with Jordon Daugherty leading the way with 19 points. Logan Erickson added 17, Jason Groen 13 and Jeff Ruschen. Groen also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Brendon Foss had 17 points, Derrick Foss 16 and Andrew Evink 10 to pace Hancock (9-10).

Hancock (9-10) 24 30 -- 54

CMCS (7-13) 30 37 -- 67

HANCOCK - 23-52 FG (7-18 3-pt); 1-7 FT; rebounds, not available; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Brendon Foss 17, Derrick Foss 16, Andrew Evink 10, Nathan Dahlman 4, Juhani Lammi 3, Dylan Reese 2, Drew Schmidgall 2 ... 3-point shots: B. Foss 4, D. Foss 2, Lammi 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - 28-50 FG (5-11 3-pt); 6-9 FT; 41 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Jordon Daugherty 19, Logan Erickson 17, Jason Groen 13, Jeff Ruschen 10, Brandon Van Der Puy 4, Nic Dykstra 4 ... 3-point shots: Erickson 3, Dougherty 2... Rebound leaders: Groen 10, Ruschen 9, Van Der Puy 7 ... Assist leaders: Daugherty 5, Erickson 4 ... Steal leaders: Daugherty 3

Wright County

Watertown-Mayer 56, Litchfield 37

Josh Hoeft had 14 points and Clayton Quass scored 10 to spark Watertown-Mayer (7-5, 14-8).

Dominic Devine scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Dragons (2-12, 6-16).

Wtrtwn-Mayer (7-5, 14-8) 19 37 -- 56

Litchfield (2-12, 6-16) 9 28 -- 37

WATERTOWN-MAYER - 21-51 FG (2-8 3-pt); 12-19 FT; 29 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Jake Wilson 9, Kyle Schroeder 1, Tyler Schmidt 3, Jeremy Wilson 2, Derek Van Der Linde 6, Zach Mochinski 6, Pat Tschida 2, Josh Hoeft 14, Colton Bjorklund 3, Clayton Quass 10... 3-point shots: Schmidt 1, Bjorklund ... Rebound leaders: Quass 7 ... Assist leaders: Mochinski 3... Steal leaders: Tschida

LITCHFIELD - 14-56 FG (2-23 3-pt); 7-15 FT; 27 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Dominic Devine 15, David Yordi 3, Eric Hulterstrum 4, Aaron Solbrack 2, Steve Hendrickson 9, Nic Johnson 4, ... 3-point shots: Devine 1, Yordi 1 ... Rebound leaders: Devine 11... Assist leaders: Hendrickson 6 ... Steal leaders: Hendrickson 3, Andrew Whitchurch 3

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