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Boys basketball roundup: Litchfield knocks off No. 4 Delano

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LITCHFIELD — Litchfield handed Class AAA No. 4 Delano just its second loss of the season, beating the Tigers 60-49 on Friday in Litchfield.

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The Dragons (5-2, 11-4) were 10 of 17 from the 3-point line and shot 53 percent overall, including 5 treys from Zach Whitchurch.

Whitchurch finished with 19 points and Zach Kinny double-doubled with a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Dylan Koll added 9 points and Riley Pater 8.

The Dragons next play New London-Spicer on Tuesday in New London.  

Litchfield 60, Delano 49

Delano (5-2, 16-2)    21 28 — 49

Litchfield (5-2, 11-4)    26 34 — 60

DELANO – 19-44 FG (5-18 3-pt); 6-14 FT; 23 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Adam Schleper 5, Zach Muckenhirn 5, Zach Checkal 13, Toby Hanson 7, Damon Longstreet 8, Dalton Pulis 10 … 3-point shots: Schleper 1, Checkal 1, Muckenhirn 1, Hanson 2, Pulis 1 … Rebound leaders: Longstreet 9 … Assist leaders: Hanson 3 … Steal leaders: Checkal 5

LITCHFIELD – 22-41 FG (10-17 3-pt); 6-12 FT; 32 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Zach Whitchurch 19, Dylan Koll 9, Zach Kinny 21, Joel Madsen 3, Riley Pater 8 … 3-point shots: Whitchurch 5, Koll 1, Kinny 4 … Rebound leaders: Kinny 10 … Assist leaders: Kinny 5 … Steal leaders: none

New London-Spicer 91,

Mound Westonka 86

New London-Spicer hung onto a tie for first place in the Wright County West with a 91-86 overtime victory over Mound Westonka.

Joey Dreier hit a free throw with 5.3 seconds left in regulation to tie it and send the game to overtime.

Tyson Gislason opened the overtime period with a bucket and Ryan Vraa sank a 3-pointer. Down the stretch, Aaron Ruter made 6 of 7 free throws to help the Wildcats (5-2, 10-8) pull away.

Vraa finished with 24 points and hit 8 treys, and Gislason had 16 points.

Dreier triple-doubled with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and Ruter nearly did with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Wildcats next play Litchfield on Tuesday at New London.

Mound (5-2, 9-7)    39 39 8 — 86

NLS (5-2, 10-8)    42 36 13 — 91

MOUND WESTONKA – 31-67 FG (9-35 3-pt); 15-22 FT; 34 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Collin Host 25, Jesse Orenge 17, Trevor Blackstone 16, Joe Herder 13, Ryan Rahn 8, Tynan O’Hara 5, Grant Nagel 2 … 3-point shots: Orenge 3, Blackstone 3, Rahn 2, O’Hara 1 … Rebound leaders: Herder 11, Host 8 … Assist leaders: Host 4, Orenge 4 … Steal leaders: Host 3

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 33-65 FG (13-27 3-pt); 12-22 FT; 39 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Ryan Vraa 24, Aaron Ruter 16, Tyson Gislason 16, Joey Dreier 13, Brett Olson 9, Trent Boie 4, Nick LaPatka 4, Reid Johnson 3, Shane Zylstra 2 … 3-point shots: Vraa 8, Dreier 2, Ruter 2, Johnson 1 … Rebound leaders: Dreier 11, Ruter 8 … Assist leaders: Ruter 10, Dreier 10 … Steal leaders: Vraa 2

Camden

Lakeview 82, KMS 20

Lakeview stifled Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 82-20 to keep the Fighting Saints winless.

Taylor Feldman scored 11 points in the losing effort, and Preston Mahlum had 3 points and 4 rebounds.

KMS (0-9, 0-14) next plays Monday at Benson.  

Lakeview (4-8, 9-12)    44 38 — 82

KMS (0-9, 0-14)    9 11 — 20

LAKEVIEW – 35-68 FG (5-15 3-pt); 7-13 FT; 28 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Tyler Lange 6, Jacob Louwagie 3, Travis Varpness 5, Michael Alness 2, Garrett Wee 4, Jordan Larsen 10, Damien Wallin 8, Seth Borboom 4 Max Horner 18, Jonah Dovre 14, Quinn Fenger 8 … 3-point shots: Horner 3, Varpness 1, Louwagie 1 … Rebound leaders: Larsen 4, Horner 4, Dovre 4 … Assist leaders: Alness 4, Larsen 4, Wallin 4 … Steal leaders: Larsen 7

KMS – 6-21 FG (3-4 3-pt); 5-8 FT; 8 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Derek Bowman 3, Taylor Feldman 11, Cameron Hjelle 1, Preston Mahlum 3, Goanar Puok 2 … 3-point shots: Feldman 2, Bowman 1 … Rebound leaders: Mahlum 4 … Assist leaders: Feldman 2 … Steal leaders: Hjelle 2

MACCRAY 73, RCW 29

The Wolverines shot with 60 percent efficiency (30 of 50) on their home court.

Carter Asche with 19 points and 10 rebounds led the charge. Ten players scored including Ransom Dykema off the bench with a pair of threes.

Mitch Treml with 15 points topped the scoring for Renville County West.

RCW (1-11 1-16)    16  13 — 29

MACCRAY (8-3 13-5)    50  23 — 73

RCW – 9-45 FG (3-7 3-pt); 8-15 FT; 15 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Mitch Treml 15, Brady Holwerda 5, Oscar Barrera 2, Nathan Refsland 1, Ian Engstrom 6 … 3-point shots: Treml 2, Holwerda  … Rebound leaders: Refsland 3, Barrera 3, Roly Barajas 3 … Assist leaders: Griffin Schaub 4 … Steal leaders: Engstrom 1, Treml 1

MACCRAY – 30-50 FG (5-10 3-pt); 8-14 FT; 26 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Jacob Aviles 1, Caleb Melin 5, Ransom Dykema 6, Tyler Mossenbier 2, Cody Boonstra 8, Aaron Jaenisch 12, Carter Asche 19, Taylor Thissen 15, Bailey Boike 3, Andrew DeHoux 2 … 3-point shots: Melin, Dykema 2, Boonstra 2 … Rebound leaders: Asche 10 … Assist leaders: Aviles 5, Dykema 5 … Steal leaders: Aviles 4

Non-conference

Melrose 96, YME 53

Class AA No. 1-ranked Melrose rolled past Yellow Medicine East 96-53, and didn’t skip a beat after ending Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s 50-game winning streak on Thursday.

Melrose’s Scottie Stone had a game-high 28 points, and Isaac Sawyer added 15 points and 3 assists.

Blake Lindstrom and Chase Richter each scored 12 points for YME (1-12).

The Sting next play Monday at MACCRAY.

YME (1-12)    21 32 — 53

Melrose (17-1)    69 27 — 96

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST – 22-44 FG (2-8 3-pt); 7-11 FT; 26 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Blake Lindstrom 12, Chase Richter 12, Nate Anderson 5, Jordan Zens 3, Tyson Velde 9, Jacob Pederson 2, Ted Sjurseth 2, Logan DeBlieck 8 … 3-point shots: Lindstrom 2 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

MELROSE – 36-59 FG (14-25 3-pt); 10-13 FT; 20 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Seth Noll 13, Isaac Sawyer 15, Cole Van Beck 5, Ben Klaphake 8, Jacob Hinnenkamp 2, Ryan Elfering 11, Alex Borgerding 3, Scottie Stone 28, Gentry Middendorf 2, Mitchell Moening 2, Mitch Reller 2, Ty Reller 2, Mitch Niehaus 3 … 3-point shots: Noll 3, Sawyer 1, Van Beck 1, Klaphake 2, Elfering 3, Borgerding 1, Stone 3 … Rebound leaders: M. Reller 5, T. Reller 4 … Assist leaders: Noll 3, Sawyer 3, Cory Wiehoff 3 … Steal leaders: Noll 3

Tomahawk

BLHS 51, GFW 44

Mason Clark scored 19 points and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart upended Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 51-44.

BLHS (6-6, 9-7) was up 29-22 at the half, which proved to be the difference as both teams scored 22 in the second.

Tate Lange scored 10 points and Kyle Kubesh added 7.

GFW (4-7, 6-11)    22 22 — 44

BLHS (6-6, 9-7)    29 22 — 51

GIBBON-FAIRFAX-WITHROP – 17-63 FG (2-19 3-pt); 9-15 FT; 34 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Sam Gatton 2, Seth Schuette 6, Jack Bussler 4, Tony Weber 1, Brett Rickheim 15, Shawn Jensen 4, Cade Leitheiser 12 … 3-point shots: Schuette 2 … Rebound leaders: Leitheiser 12 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART – 16-42 FG (6-12 3-pt); 13-25 FT; 35 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Ryan Coulter 6, Josh Swanson 4, Sam Nelson 2, Mason Clark 19, Kyle Mellies 3, Tate Lange 10, Kyle Kubesh 7 … 3-point shots: Clark 4, Mellies 1, Lange 1 … Rebound leaders: Kubesh 11 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

Pheasant

Wheaton/HN 59,

Hancock 31

Matthew Pederson hit three 3-point shots and scored 19 points to lead Wheaton/Herman-Norcross to the conference win on Friday in Hancock.

The Warriors limited the Owls to 10 first-half points and controlled the boards throughout, outrebounding Hancock 36-9.

Taylor Holleman led the Owls with 9 points, Jordan Miller had 8 and Collin Brown 7.

Wheaton/HN (2-1 11-4)    29 30 — 59

Hancock (0-3 2-9)    10 21 — 31

WHEATON/HERMAN-NORCROSS – 20 FG (5 3-pt); 4-11 FT; 36 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Matthew Pederson 19, Gabe Pralle 12, Cameron Maudahl 10, Carter Thiel 7, Truman Raguse 5, Jake Rinke 2, Michael Persing 2, Justin Lupkes 2 … 3-point shots: Pederson 3, Maudahl 1, Thiel 1 … Rebound leaders: NA … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

HANCOCK – 9 FG (4 3-pt); 1-5 FT; 9 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Holleman 9, Jordan Miller 8, Collin Brown 7, Jerrid Jepma 3, Justin Miller 2, Maverick Wolf 2 … 3-point shots: Holleman 1, Jepma 1, Brown 1, Jordan Miller 1 … Rebound leaders: Holleman 6 … Assist leaders: Jordan Miller 4, Holleman 2 … Steal leaders: Jordan Miller 3, Holleman 1, Jepma 1, Justin Miller 1

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