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Boys basketball roundup: SW Minn. Christian tops Dawson-Boyd

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

DAWSON — A strong second half helped Southwest Minnesota Christian thump Dawson-Boyd 72-51 Saturday.

SWMC, which lost to BBE in last season’s Class A championship game, ousted Dawson-Boyd from last year’s postseason in the Section 3A title game.

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On Saturday, the Eagles scored 45 second-half points, outscoring the Blackjacks by 18 points and breaking open what had been a three-point game at the half.

Leighton Sampson led SWMC with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Klint Knutson had 15 points and Dominic Nibbelink had 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Dawson-Boyd’s Nathaniel Huot scored 10 points and surpassed 1,000 career points.

Joey Lee had 18 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds, and Michael Lee had 11 points and 11 boards.

SW Minn. Christian 72, Dawson-Boyd 51

SW Minn. Christian (2-0)     — 72

Dawson-Boyd (1-1)     — 51

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN — 28-53 FG (4-12 3-pt); 12-16 FT; 26 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Clayton Huiskers 3, Nate Pfeifle 7, Klint Knutson 15, Dominic Nibbelink 14, Luke Nibbelink 2, Gabe Vander Veen 3, Eric Talsma 6 Leighton Sampson 22 ... 3-point shots: Huiskens 1, Knutson 2, D.Nibbelink 1 ... Rebound leaders: Sampson 10. D.Nibbelink 8 ...  Assist leaders: Talsma 4 ... Steal leaders: Knutson 2

DAWSON-BOYD — 20-56 FG (7-17 3-pt); 4-6 FT; 22 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Nathaniel Huot 10, Jess Hansen 2, Noah Stelter 3, Joey Lee 18, Kyler Collins 4, Michael Lee 11, Cody Aafedt 2, Easton Popma 1 ... 3-point shots: Huot 1, Stelter 1, J.Lee 4, M.Lee 1 ... Rebound leaders: M.Lee 11, J.Lee 6 ... Assist leaders: J.Lee 6 ... Steal leaders: J.Lee 2

Litchfield 70,

Maple River 61

Zach Whitchurch scored 25 points and hit seven 3-pointers to lead Litchfield past Maple River 70-61 on Saturday.

Litchfield (2-0)    34 36 — 70

Maple River (1-1)    27 34 — 61

LITCHFIELD – 25-48 FG (12-26 3-pt); 8-15 FT; 26 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Zach Whitchurch 25, Dylan Koll 17, Cameron Sundmark 9, Zach Kinny 11, Eric Madsen 2, Riley Pater 6 … 3-point shots: Whitchurch 7, Koll 3, Sundmark 2 … Rebound leaders: Whitchurch 9, Kinny 6 … Assist leaders: Koll 7, Kinny 5 … Steal leaders: Koll 3

MAPLE RIVER – 25-57 FG (7-29 3-pt); 4-7 FT; 24 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Ben Larson 14, Jonah Breiter 5, Michael Lewis 3, Ethan Boertje 3, Jaron Denn 18, Zach Krengel 2, Brian Doering 16 … 3-point shots: Larson 2, Denn 2, Breiter 1, Lewis 1, Boertje 1 … Rebound leaders: Denn 8 … Assist leaders: Krengel 3 … Steal leaders: Larson 3

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