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Boys Basketball: NLS turns back Morris in West Central playoff

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

NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer made 75 percent of its free throws to beat Morris 76-64 for the West Central inter-conference boys basketball championship Friday.

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The Wildcats (19-8), champions of the West Central North, sank 21 of 28 shots from the charity stripe, including 17 of 20 in the second half.

It also let the Wildcats avenge a 56-53 regular-season loss to the Tigers (20-4) last Friday at Morris. The Tigers also saw their 12-game winning streak end.

Erik Tengwall paced NLS with 21 points, including sinking a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. Jay Moten added 17 points and Jayme Moten followed with 11.

Jackson Henrich tallied a game-high 24 points for the Tigers. Chris Scott contributed 15 points.

NL-Spicer 76, Morris 64

Morris (20-4) 32 32 -- 64

NLS (19-8) 35 41 -- 76

MORRIS - 26-51 FG (1-7 3-pt); 11-19 FT; 22 rebounds; 23 fouls ... Scoring: Jackson Henrich 24, Chris Scott 15, Cory Hennen 8, Lincoln Arnold 6, Corey Nohl 4, Tyler Meichsner 2, Eric Riley 2, Josh Love 2, Taylor Nohl 1 ... 3-point shots: Hennen 1 ... Rebound leaders: Henrich 5 ... Assist leaders: Meichsner 3 ... Steal leaders: T. Nohl 2

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 22-55 FG (9-24 3-pt); 21-28 FT; 39 rebounds; 23 fouls ... Scoring: Erik Tengwall 21, Jay Moten 17, Jayme Moten 11, Aaron Jenny 7, Justin Zylstra 7, Austen Lothert 6, Chris Tobkin 4, Caleb Friedrich 2, Jack Hartley 1 ... 3-point shots: Lothert 2, Jay Moten 2, Tengwall 3, Jayme Moten 2 ... Rebound leaders: Zylstra 7, Aaron Johnson 7 ... Assist leaders: Jenny 3, Jayme Moten 3, Tengwall 3 ... Steal leaders: Tengwall 4

Wright County

Litfchifeld 60, DC 55

Jake Hannes helped fuel the second-half surge for the Dragons (3-13, 8-17) with nine points. He finished with 13 overall. Litchfield also made 14 free throws in the second half and Dassel-Cokato made just one the entire game.

Nic Johnson led the Dragons with 17 points. Dominic Devine had 11 points and 11 rebound and Steve Hendrickson had 11 points, eight assists and eight steals.

Litchfield (3-13, 8-17) 24 36 -- 60

Dassel-Cokato (0-16, 1-23) 29 26 -- 55

LITCHFIELD - 17-57 FG (6-22 3-pt); 20-37 FT; 33 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Dominic Devine 11, Eric Hulterstrum 3, Aaron Solbrack 5, Steve Hendrickson 11, Nic Johnson 17, Jake Hannes 13 ... 3-point shots: Hendrickson 2, Johnson 4 ... Rebound leaders: Devine 11, Hulterstrum 8 ... Assist leaders: Hendrickson 8, Devine 6 ... Steal leaders: Hendrickson 8

DASSEL-COKATO - 23-53 FG (8-17 3-pt); 1-3 FT; 25 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Mike Schulte 8, Mark Nowak 9, Zach Lingl 14, Michael Linden 6, Adam Smith 5, Jordan Flick 5, Austin Carlen 4, Alex Webster 2, Josiah Jurgensen 2, ... 3-point shots: Nowak 1, Lingl 4, Linden 2, Flick 1 ... Rebound leaders: Smith 7 ... Assist leaders: Johnson 2, Flick 2 ... Steal leaders: Smith 2

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