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Boys basketball: Paynesville upsets ACGC

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GROVE CITY — Paynesville nearly blew a 22-point lead, but its balanced scoring attack stymied Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City as the Bulldogs snapped a 17-game losing streak by posting a 79-76 inter-West Central Conference win Thursday.

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Dylan Hoerchler netted 29 points and Jacob Belgum 27 for ACGC (14-8), but only four other Falcons scored while Paynesville (2-17) had nearly five players score in double figures.

Nick Dingmann scored 21 points, Jordon Roos 19, Mitch Weidner 10, and Matt Quade and Alex Kranz 9 each for the Bulldogs, whose only other win was against Yellow Medicine East in the season opener.

The Bulldogs led 43-27 at halftime and stayed in front in the fading moments of the second half by making their shots from the field and foul line after the Falcons cut their lead down to two with three minutes remaining.

Belgum also collected 10 rebounds, 7 steals and 5 assists. Larson added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks for ACGC.

Paynesville 79,

ACGC 76

Paynesville (2-17)    43 36 — 79

ACGC (14-8)    27 49 — 76

PAYNESVILLE – 32-54 FG (3-8 3-pt); 12-20 FT; rebounds n/a; 19 fouls … Scoring: Mitch Weidner 10, Tucker Wendroth 3, Matt Quade 9, Alex Kranz 9, Andrew Topp 4, Jordon Roos 19, Nick Dingmann 21, Brandan Schleper 4 … 3-point shots: Wendrop 1, Reuss 2 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

ACGC – 28-70 FG (7-24 3-pt); 13-20 FT; 32 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Larson 12, Jacob Belgum 27, Dylan Hoerchler 29, David Kinzler 2, Logan Jacobs 4, Colton Minnick 2 … 3-point shots: Larson 2, Belgum 2, Hoerchler 3 … Rebound leaders: Belgum 10, Larson 6 … Assist leaders: Hoerchler 7, Belgum 5 … Steal leaders: Belgum 7 … Blocks: Larson 4

YME 75, KMS 38

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg scored a season-high in points, and Yellow Medicine East missed its season-high by three in the Sting’s 75-38 win.

Blake Lindstrom scored 27 points for the Sting (2-16), including 22 point in the first half and seven 3-pointers. He also had 5 assists and 9 steals.

Tyson Velde added 14 points for YME and Austin Vikander had 12.

Jacob Zvorak led the Fighting Saints (0-19) with 26 points and 5 steals.

The two teams had a combined one win on the season going into the game.

KMS plays at RCW today, and YME is at RCW on Saturday.

YME (2-16)    48 27 — 75

KMS (0-19)    24 14 — 38

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST – 33-62 FG (7-14 3-pt); 2-4 FT; 30 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Austin Vikander 12, Jacob Guertin 2, Blake Lindstrom 27, Chase Richter 2, Nate Anderson 8, Jordan Zens 2, Tyson Velde 14, Ted Sjurseth 2, Logan DeBlieck 6 … 3-point shots: Lindstrom 7 … Rebound leaders: Anderson 5 … Assist leaders: Lindstrom 5 … Steal leaders: Lindstrom 9

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG – 15-37 FG (2-10 3-pt); 6-13 FT; 16 rebounds; 4 fouls … Scoring: Vincent Tillman 2, Alexander Holtberg-Woltjer 2, James Faulkner 3, Jacob Zvorak 26, Preston Mahlum 5 … 3-point shots: Zvorak 2 … Rebound leaders: Mahlum 7 … Assist leaders: Feldman 7 … Steal leaders: Zvorak 5

Lester Prairie/HT 76, BLHS 38

Nick Machemehl scored 22 points to lead Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 76-38.

Mason Clark paced the Mustangs (7-8, 11-9) with 13 points.

BLHS (7-8, 11-9)    22 16 — 38

LP/HT (9-5, 14-10)    40 36 — 76

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART – 16-44 FG (1-7 3-pt); 5-8 FT; 24 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Ryan Coulter 4, Tyler Pagenkopf 4, Josh Swanson 4, Mason Clark 13, Tate Lange 7, Kyle Kubesh 6 … 3-point shots: Lange 1 … Rebound leaders: Kubesh 9 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

LESTER PRAIRIE/HOLY TRINITY – 31-61 FG (8-19 3-pt); 7-8 FT; 21 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Ryan Quast 10, Joey Madsen 8, Alex Heigl 5, Nick Machemehl 22, Jack Fiecke 2, Josh Volness 4, Mark Eiden 4, Peyton Thiry 9, Spencer Radtke 12 … 3-point shots: Machemehl 4, Madsen 2, Quast 1, Heigl 1 … Rebound leaders: Radtke 5 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

Pheasant

Ortonville 76,

Hancock 55

Hancock had three players score in double digits in a losing effort to Ortonville.

Collin Brown and Jordan Miller each collected 18 points, and Taylor Holleman had 17 points and 7 rebounds.

Hancock (0-5, 2-15) hosts Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley today.

Hancock (0-5, 2-15)    30 25 — 55

Ortonville (4-2, 11-10)    44 32 — 76

HANCOCK – 10-34 FG (8-26 3-pt); 11-15 FT; 20 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Jerrid Jepma 2, Taylor Holleman 17, Collin Brown 18, Jordan Miller 18 … 3-point shots: Holleman 2, Brown 3, Miller 3 … Rebound leaders: Holleman 7 … Assist leaders: Holleman 5 … Steal leaders: Holleman 3

ORTONVILLE – 27-42 FG (5-13 3-pt); 7-11 FT; 30 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: James Nitz 28, Tony Schake 9, Nic Benck 6, Cole Peters 13, Jade Hasslen 6, Riley Thompson 12, Ryan Hanson 2 … 3-point shots: Nitz 1, Schake 1, Peters 2, Hasslen 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

Camden

Lakeview 61, CMCS 44

The Bluejays (7-7, 9-10) connected on a three-pointer to open the second half and tie the game at 27-27, but Lakeview then pulled ahead and didn’t relinquish the lead. A late run in the first half allowed Lakeview (6-8, 11-13) to grab a slim 27-24 lead at halftime.

Zach Zwart made four 3-pointers on the way to scoring a team-high 14 points for CMCS. Lucas Van Eps added a couple of treys, 10 points and 6 assists, Grant Hoekstra supplied 9 points and 7 rebounds, and Nick Daugherty chipped in 7 points, 3 steals and 3 blocks.

Spencer Larsen with 19 points and Derek Larson with another 15 fueled the Lakers’ double-digit win.

CMCS (7-7 9-10)    24 20 — 44

Lakeview (6-8 11-13)    27 34 — 61

CMCS – 15 FG (7 3-pt); 4-6 FT; 25 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Slagter 2, Zach Zwart 14, Nick Daughtery 7, Grant Hoekstra 9, Lucas Van Eps 10, Austin Bulthuis 2 … 3-point shots: Zwart 4, Hoekstra 1, Van Eps 2 … Rebound leaders: Hoekstra 7 … Assist leaders: Van Eps 6 … Steal leaders: Daugherty 3 … Blocks: Daugherty 3

LAKEVIEW – 19 FG (5 3-pt); 18-25 FT; 38 rebounds; 6 fouls … Scoring: Derek Larsen 15, Tyler Lange 3, Mike Alness 3, Jordan Larsen 2, Damian Wallin 7, Max Horner 8, Jonah Dovre 4, Spencer Larsen 19 … 3-point shots: D. Larsen 1, Alness 1, Wallin 1, Horner 2 … Rebound leaders: Dovre 9 … Assist leaders: D. Larsen 10 … Steal leaders: Lang 3 … Blocks: Dovre 4

West Cent. North

Melrose 64,

Morris/CA 44

Scottie Stone scored 28 points and Morris/Chokio-Alberta couldn’t find enough shooting touch to stay with Class AA’s top-ranked team on Thursday in a West Central North Conference game in Morris.

Melrose improved to 10-0 in the league, 21-1 overall and defeated the Tigers for the second time in a week.

The Dutchmen have won 18 in a row and tuned up for another game against a WCN contender, Sauk Centre next week. The Mainstreeters are a game behind Melrose at 9-1 in the conference and they are 14-4 overall.

The Tigers shot 38 percent from the field and were outrebounded 33-22. Melrose had 14 offensive rebounds.

Austin Dierks had 14 points and 8 rebounds and Jake Torgerson had 9 points. Chandler Erickson finished with 8 points and 6 assists.

Morris/CA plays in a boys-girls doubleheader against Breckenridge on Saturday. The girls game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30 p.m.

Melrose (10-0 21-1)    32 32 — 62

Morris/CA (10-3 15-6)    20 24 —44

MELROSE – 22-52 FG (7-19 3-pt); 13-18 FT; 33 rebounds; 8 fouls … Scoring: Seth Noll 6, Isaac Sawyer 12, Ryan Elfering 5, Scottie Stone 28, Mitch Reller 5, Mitch Niehaus 8 … 3-point shots: Stone 4, Noll 2, Elfering 1 … Rebound leaders: Reller 12, Niehaus 7 … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: Sawyer 3, Reller 3

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 17-44 FG (4-13 3-pt); 6-9 FT; 22 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Jake Torgerson 9, Chandler Erickson 8, Nic Vipond 6, Logan Manska 1, Austin Dierks 14, John Tiernan 6 … 3-point shots: Torgerson 3, Erickson 1 … Rebound leaders: Dierks 8, Vipond 5 … Assist leaders: Erickson 6, … Steal leaders: Tom Holland 2, Dierks 2

West Cent. South

BOLD 55, Benson 45

Trent Athmann scored 16 points and Tyler Rock 14 to help BOLD beat Benson 55-45.

Both teams had a tough time scoring, shooting under 30 percent from the field.

The Warriors (7-6, 10-12) made up the difference going 15 for 22 on free throws and hit six 3-pointers.

Matt Ahrndt led the Braves (4-8, 8-13) with 13 points, and Jacob Goff double-doubled with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

BOLD hosts Sleepy Eye on Monday and Benson plays a home game against Montevideo today.

BOLD (7-6, 10-12)    22 33 — 55

Benson (4-8, 8-13)    20 25 — 45

BOLD – 17-65 FG (6-18 3-pt); 15-22 FT; 35 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Austin Weis 7, Trent Athmann 16, Tyler Rock 14, Lucas Wertish 2, Riley Kramer 3, Tyler Lothert 9, Jayson Rothmeier 4 … 3-point shots: Rock 3, Lothert 3 … Rebound leaders: Weis 9, Rock 6 … Assist leaders: Athmann 2 … Steal leaders: Rock 3

BENSON – 17-57 FG (3-15 3-pt); 8-17 FT; 27 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Daniel Lee 5, Colin Ose 12, Matt Ahrndt 13, Tyler Krienke 3, Christian Larson 2, Jacob Goff 10 … 3-point shots: D. Lee 1, M. Ahrndt 1, Krienke 1 … Rebound leaders: Goff 11 … Assist leaders: M. Ahrndt 3 … Steal leaders: Aaron Ahrndt 2, Ose 2, Larson 2

LQPV 48, Montevideo 47

Dazhown Coleman hit a spinning shot in the lane as time expired to lead Lac qui Parle Valley to the conference victory in Madison on Thursday.

Montevideo’s Jordan Thompson scored on a baseline drive with nine seconds left to play to put the Thunder Hawks ahead, but after a timeout, Coleman got to the front of the rim and converted the game-winner.

Dylan Erickson led LQPV with 15 points and Eric Smith added 14 points and a team-high 6 rebounds.

Coleman finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds.

Thompson led the T-Hawks with 14 points and he also had 6 rebounds and pair of steals.

LQPV plays next in the West Central Conference-Camden Conference Challenge against MACCRAY on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Renville.

Montevideo (7-5 9-11)    24 23 — 47

LQPV (5-9 9-13)    24 24 — 48

MONTEVIDEO – 18-50 FG (6-13 3-pt); 5-7 FT; 25 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Ryan Maroney 4, Jeff Rohloff 2, Jordan Thompson 14, Austin Hanson 5, Troy Diggins 9, Derek Bruns 2, Tanner Rood 2, Ricky Schmitz 9 … 3-point shots: Thompson 4, Diggins 1, Hanson 1 … Rebound leaders: Spencer Hildahl 7, Thompson 6 … Assist leaders: Maroney 4 … Steal leaders: Thompson 2, Hildahl 2

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 19-37 FG (2-4 3-pt); 8-16 FT; 30 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Jordan Brehmer 2, Dylan Erickson 15, Garrett Olson 1, Austin Haas 2, Jacob Halldorson 2, Dazhown Coleman 12, Eric Smith 14 … 3-point shots: Erickson 2 … Rebound leaders: Smith 6, Coleman 5, Haas 5 … Assist leaders: Erickson 3, Colby Siegert 2 … Steal leaders: Erickson 2, Coleman 2

Central Minn.

BBE 75, Kimball 49

The Jaguars went to 10-0 in conference play with Howard Lake/Waverly-Winsted due in Brooten on Tuesday.

The Lakers are 10-1 in the Central Minnesota after nudging Holdingford 76-68 in OT last night.

BBE won the first meeting at Howard Lake 58-52 on Jan. 17.

Against the Cubs, BBE shot at a 57 percent clip with Brian Goodwin (22 points), Billy Borgerding (12) and James Kuefler (10) in double figures. Ten scored for the Jaguars (20-1).

Jarred Merchant paced the Cubs with 19 points.  

BBE (10-0 20-1)    36  39 — 75

Kimball (4-6 10-10)    19  30 — 49

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA – 32-56 FG (2-5 3-pt); 9-12 FT; 32 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Trey Heinsius 6, Brian Goodwin 22, James Kuefler 10, Billy Borgerding 12, Nick Benton 6, Tanner Heinsius 3, Alex Wosmek 6, Austin Imdieke 3, David Rogers 4, Alex Schumann 3 … 3-point shots: Ta. Heinsius , imdieke … Rebound leaders: Keufler 9, Imdieke 5… Assist leaders: Tr. Heinsius 6, Borgerding 3

KIMBALL – 19-51 FG (5-15 3-pt); 6-9x FT; 19 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Preston Peglow 3, Mathias Hennen 6, Joey VonWahlee 4, Cameron Hunt 9, Austin Roerick 6, Connor Wittenberg 2, Jarred Merchant 19 … 3-point shots: Hunt 2, Hennen 2, Peglow  … Rebound leaders: Hunt 5, Roerick 5

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