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(Tribune photo by Tom Larson) Central Minnesota Christian’s Lucas Van Eps, right, drives by Yellow Medicine East’s Tyson Velde, middle, while Van Eps’ teammate Jared Duininck, left, heads to the basket during the first half of the Bluejays’ 67-48 victory on Monday in Prinsburg.

Boys basketball roundup: Bluejays soar past YME

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PRINSBURG — A late first-half surge broke open a close game and the Central Minnesota Christian boys basketball team eased past Yellow Medicine East 67-48 in a non-conference game on Monday.

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Nine Bluejays scored, led by Austin Bulthuis with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Grank Hoekstra had 12 points, 4 assists and 5 steals, Nick Daugherty and Sam Ohden scored 9 points apiece and Zach Zwart added 8 points.

Blake Lindstrom his five 3-point shots and finished with 16 points and Tyler Velde followed with 12 points.

CMCS (11-11) closed out its regular-season schedule with the victory and now faces Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to open the Section 3A-North playoffs on Thursday in Prinsburg.

CMCS is the No. 7 seed and KMS is No. 10. The winner will then play No. 2 MACCRAY at 2:30 p.m. in Montevideo on Saturday in the sub-section quarterfinals.

The Sting (3-19) drew the No. 8 seed in Section 3AA-North and will play at top-seeded Redwood Valley on Saturday.

CMCS 67, YME 48

YME (3-19)    24 24 — 48

CMCS (11-11)    36 31 — 67

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST – 16-50 FG (5-18 3-pt); 11-16 FT; 37 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Austin Vikander 2, Jacob Guertin 4, Blake Lindstrom 16, Chase Richter 2, Nate Anderson 2, Tyler Velde 12, Jacob Pederson 2, Ted Sjurseth 2, Logan DeBlieck 6 … 3-point shots: Lindstrom 5 … Rebound leaders: DeBlieck 8 … Assist leaders: Richter 2 … Steal leaders: Richter 3

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN – 26-68 FG (5-17 3-pt); 10-12 FT; 34 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Slagter 4, Zach Zwart 8, Nick Daugherty 9, Grant Hoekstra 12, Sam Ohden 9, Lucas Van Eps 5, Austin Bulthuis 14, T.J. Stoehl 4, Jared Duininck 2 … 3-point shots: Zwart 1, Hoekstra 2, Ohden 1, Van Eps 1 … Rebound leaders: Bulthuis 6 … Assist leaders: Hoekstra 4, Van Eps 4 … Steal leaders: Hoekstra 5, Van Eps 4

BOLD 58, Benson 53

A balanced BOLD attack was just a little too much for the Benson in the Warriors’ 58-53 West Central South Conference victory on Monday.

BOLD’s Tyler Rock led three players in double figures with 17 points. Tyler Lothert and Austin Weis scored 10, Trent Athmann had 8 and Cole Mertens 7. Nick Kubesh led the Warriors with 11 rebounds and Weis had 8.

Colin Ose scored a game-high 27 points and he grabbed 7 rebounds. Jacob Goff recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Warriors open Section 3A play at Lac qui Parle Valley at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Benson (5-11 9-16)    26 27 — 53

BOLD (8-7 11-13)    28 30 — 58

BENSON – 20-53 FG (0-9 3-pt); 13-23 FT; 32 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Dan Lee 6, Aaron Ahrndt 4, Colin Ose 27, Tyler Krienke 2, Christian Larson 2, Jacob Goff 12 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leaders: Goff 11, Ose 7 … Assist leaders: Krienke 4 … Steal leaders: Ose 2, Goff 2, Lee 2

BOLD – 19-52 FG (9-24 3-pt); 11-15 FT; 41 rebounds; 22 fouls … Scoring: Austin Weis 10, Trent Athmann 8, Tyler Rock 17, Lucas Wertish 2, Tyler Slagter 2, Nick Kubesh 2, Tyler Lothert 10, Cole Mertens 7 … 3-point shots: Weis 2, Rock 4, Lothert 2, Mertens 1 … Rebound leaders: Kubesh 11, Weis 8, Slagter 6 … Assist leaders: Weis 4, Athmann 5 … Steal leaders: Weis 1, Wertish 1, Nick Seige 1, Slagter 1, Kubesh 1

Camden

MACCRAY 68,        Lakeview 32

The Wolverines will take a nine-game winning streak into the playoffs as they overpowered Lakeview on the road to end the regular season Monday.

Taylor Thissen netted 18 points, Carter Asche 17 and Bailey Boike 13 to ignite MACCRAY (12-3, 19-5).

Asche also provided 10 rebounds and 6 blocks, while Thissen piled up 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Caleb Melin also handed out 4 assists for the Wolverines.

MACCRAY (12-3 19-5)    46 22 — 68

Lakeview (6-10 11-15)    16 16 — 32

MACCRAY – 29 FG (1 3-pt); 9-14 FT; 43 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Ransom Dykema 2, Tyler Moffenbier 4, Cody Boonstra 6, Aaron Jaenisch 2, Carter Asche 17, Taylor Thissen 18, Bailey Boike 13, Andrew DeHoux 2, Nate Kleene 4 … 3-point shots: Asche 1 … Rebound leaders: Asche 10, Thissen 7 … Assist leaders: Thissen 4, Caleb Melin 4 … Steal leaders: Thissen 3 … Blocks: Asche 6

LAKEVIEW – 13 FG (3 3-pt); 3-6 FT; 14 fouls … Scoring: Spencer Larsen 11, Max Horner 5, Damien Wallin 7, Michael Alness 2, Travis Varpness 5, Tyler Lange 2 … 3-point shots: Varpness 1, Wallin 1, Horner 1

Non-Conference

Hancock 72, RCW 58

Taylor Holleman had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists in the Owls’ non-conference win over Renville County East on Monday in Hancock.

Jordan Miller added 19 points and 7 assists and Collin Brown finished with 11 points.

Mitch Treml and Ian Engstrom both scored 18 points for RCW while Griffin Schaub netted 10.

The Owls play Paynesville on Thursday and Brandon-Evansville on Friday, both games at home.

RCW (3-21)    22 36 — 58

Hancock (3-17)    32 40 — 72

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST – 22-52 FG (6-12 3-pt); 8-13 FT; 23 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Mitch Treml 18, Ian Engstrom 18, Griffin Schaub 10, Nathan Refsland 4, Colin Thompson 4, Brady Holwerda 4 … 3-point shots: Thompson 1, Treml 1, Schaub 2, Engstrom 2 … Rebound leaders: NA … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

HANCOCK – 32-58 FG (6-20 3-pt); 2-6 FT; 27 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Holleman 22, Jordan Miller 19, Collin Brown 11, Jerrid Jepma 7, Maverick Wolf 5, Justin Miller 4, Logan Kisgen 2, Brandon Shaw 2 … 3-point shots: Jepma 1, Brown 1, Holleman 3, Jordan Miller 1 … Rebound leaders: Holleman 11, Anthony Koehl 4, Brown 4 … Assist leaders: Holleman 7, Jordan Miller 7, Brown 5 … Steal leaders: Jepma 2, Holleman 1, Wolf 1, Justin Miller 1, Shaw 1

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