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Boys basketball roundup: Willmar zips past Alexandria

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

WILLMAR — A 46-point second half propelled the Willmar Cardinals to a 73-59 victory over visiting Alexandria on Friday evening in Central Lakes boys basketball.

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Willmar starts the second CLC go-around today at 3 p.m. at St. Cloud Tech (8-0, 11-2), which last played Jan. 10 beating Alex 57-53 for its eight straight win.

 The league leaders beat the Cardinals 61-52 on Dec. 3.

Willmar upped its record to 6-1 in the race (10-4 overall).

The five starters all hit double figures again for Willmar. Joel Carter finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Alexandria played an energetic first half to lead 30-27. But it was Willmar who punched in coming out of the half time locker room outworking the visitors the rest of the way, besides shooting 51 percent from the floor.

Kyler Johnson poured in 15 points, Austin Grove and Tyler Stegeman 13 apiece and Adam Nibaur 11.

Brandon Bistodeau led Alex (3-5, 4-8) with 14 points.

Willmar 73, Alex. 59

Alexandria (3-5, 4-8)        30 29 — 59

Willmar (6-1, 10-4)            27 46 — 73

ALEXANDRIA – 23-51 FG (4-14 3-pt); 9-11 FT; 23 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Brandon Bistodeau 14, John Vogeler 11, Joe Gorghuber 6, David Krivanek 2, Tyler Owen 6, Blake Stockert 12, Chase Kohler 8… 3-point shots: Vogeler 2, Bistodeau, Kohler, Stockert 1 … Rebound leaders: Gorghuber 5, Kohler 3 … Assist leaders: Bistodeau 2

WILLMAR – 30-58 FG (4-15 3-pt); 9-11 FT; 23 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Tyler Stegeman 13, Joel Carter 12, Dylan Schueler 6, Brady Damhof 3, Kyler Johnson 15, Adam Nibaur 11, Austin Grove 13… 3-point shots: Stegeman, Damhof, Johnson, Nibaur … Rebound leaders: Carter 6, Johnson 4, Nibaur 5, Grove 4 … Assist leaders: Carter 4, Stegeman 3, Schueler 3, Johnson 3 … Steal leaders: Carter 2 … Blocks: Johnson 2

Central Minn.

BBE 79, Kimball 53

KIMBALL — Billy Borgerding and Brian Goodwin combined for 40 points and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa won its 13th game of the season 79-53 over Kimball on Friday.

Goodwin’s 21 points and 6 assists led BBE (7-0, 13-1), and James Kuefler double-doubled with 11 points and 10 boards.

Borgerding added 19 points and 8 rebounds.

The Jaguars, ranked No. 1 in Class A by Minnesota Basketball News, next play Monday at home against New London-Spicer.

BBE (7-0, 13-1)   37 42 — 79

Kimball (3-4, 9-5)               25 28 — 53

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA – 34-53 FG (5-11 3-pt); 6-7 FT; 36 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Tanner Heinsius 13, Trey Heinsius 4, Alex Carroll 3, Brian Goodwin 21, James Kuefler 11, Billy Borgerding 19, David Rodgers 2, Jordan Wosmek 2, Alex Schumann 2, Nick Benton 2 … 3-point shots: Goodwin 2, Tanner Heinsius 1, Carroll 1, Borgerding 1 … Rebound leaders: Kuefler 10, Borgerding 8 … Assist leaders: Goodwin 6, Trey Heinsius 6 … Steal leaders: Borgerding 3

KIMBALL – 20-58 FG (5-17 3-pt); 9-11 FT; 20 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Mathias Hennen 5, Joey VonWahlde 8, Cameron Hunt 10, Ben Serbus 3, Isiah Ehlinger 2, Jarrod Merchant 25 … 3-point shots: VonWahlde 2, Serbus 1, Hennen 1 … Rebound leaders: Merchant 7 … Assist leaders: Hunt 3

West Central

Morris/CA 69,

Melrose 63 OT

Tied at 58 at the end of regulation, Jordan Arbach scored 6 overtime points and Noah Grove sealed the deal with 2 free throws with 30 seconds left to lift Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

Eric Staebler scored a game-high 25 points and added 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

Grove finished with 15 points, and Andrew Goulet had 4 points and 5 steals.

The Tigers next play Tuesday at Paynesville.

Melrose (3-2, 6-6)              28 30 5 — 63

Morris/CA (2-6, 4-10)        36 22 11 — 69

MELROSE – 22-54 FG (13-29 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 29 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Seth Noll 24, Cesar Cervantes 8, Cole Van Beck 11, Ben Klaphake 8, Tyler Braegelman 8, Nathan Goebel 4 … 3-point shots: Noll 8, Cervantes 1, Van Beck 2, Klaphake 2 … Rebound leaders: Braegelman 12 … Assist leaders: Noll 5 … Steal leaders: Noll 4

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 23-49 FG (5-9 3-pt); 18-28 FT; 24 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Noah Grove 15, Bryce Jergenson 8, Jordan Arbach 6, Jacob Zosel 5, Andrew Goulet 4, Nathan Anderson 6, Eric Staebler 25 … 3-point shots: Grove 3, Staebler 2 … Rebound leaders: Staebler 7 … Assist leaders: Jergenson 4, Staebler 4, Zosel 5 … Steal leaders: Goulet 5

ACGC 92, YME 64

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City saddled YME with 51 points in the first half, led by a 35-point night from Taylor Larson.

Colton Minnick racked up 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Gabriel Eisenbacher had 4 points and 8 rebounds.

ACGC (6-2, 12-3)                51 41 — 92

YME (0-7, 1-12)  36 28 — 64

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY – 30-55 FG (10-23 3-pt); 22-29 FT; 28 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Brody Larson 5, Taylor Larson 35, David Kinzler 12, Jaden Amdahl 3, Adam Johnson 2, Gabriel Eisenbacher 4, Sean Holtz 2, Colton Minnick 25, Tyler Copland 4 … 3-point shots: T. Larson 7, B. Larson 1, Kinzler 2 … Rebound leaders: Minnick 10, Eisenbacher 8 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: B. Larson 2

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST – 27-53 FG (5-9 3-pt); 5-16 FT; 14 rebounds; 23 fouls … Scoring: Austin Vikander 14, Grant Lalim 7, Blake Lindstrom 14, Chase Richter 10, Tyson Velde 6, Ted Sjurseth 2, Logan DeBlieck 11 … 3-point shots: Vikander 3, Lalim 1, Lindstrom 1 … Rebound leaders: DeBlieck 6 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: Vikander 1, Lindstrom 1

Paynesville 60,

Sauk Centre 42

The Bulldogs opened a huge first-half lead and maintained it throughout the second half to win their fifth West Central Conference game Friday.

Jordon Roos hit four 3-point shots and finished with 20 points. He also had 7 rebounds and a pair of steals and assists.

Brandon Schleper netted 13 points and Mitchell Weidner had 10 points and a team-high 8 rebounds.

Sauk Centre (3-3, 9-5)      15 27 — 42

Paynesville (5-2, 8-7)        35 25 — 60

SAUK CENTRE – 14-51 FG (5-20 3-pt); 9-12 FT; 31 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Seth Otte 4, Matthew Moritz 7, Shariff Silas 2, Austin Landkammer 8, Jay Friedrichs 5, Ryan Herickhoff 2, Adam Jensen 5, Cole Neubert 6, Carter Kranz 2 … 3-point shots: Otte 1, Moritz 1, Herickhoff 1, Jensen 2, Neubert 2 … Rebound leaders: Jensen 5, Otte 5 … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

PAYNESVILLE – 20-44 FG (7-19 3-pt); 13-16 FT; 30 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Andrew Topp 7, Mitchell Weidner 10, Spencer Syvertson 2, Hayden Hengel 2, Jordan Roos 20, Brandon Schleper 13, Matt Quade 6 … 3-point shots: Topp 1, Weidner 2, Hengel 1, Roos 4 … Rebound leaders: Weidner 8, Roos 7 … Assist leaders: Weidner 2, Roos 2, Schleper 2 … Steal leaders: Weidner 2, Roos 2

Camden

Minneota 84, RCW 37

Ian Engstrom notched 17 points and Nathan Refsland had 5 points and 7 rebounds for the Jaguars in their loss to Minneota.

RCW next plays Friday at home against Ortonville.

Minneota (5-2, 9-2)            56 28 — 84

RCW (1-9, 1-12)  24 13 — 37

MINNEOTA – 33-57 FG (9-20 3-pt); 9-13 FT; 37 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Jeff Gladis 6, Dylan Tolk 22, Daniel Harrison 12, Austin Buysse 13, Jordan Beck 12, Nathan Pavek 7, Devon Buffington 2, Branson Moen 3, Alex Guttormsson 5, Peyton Nuy 2 … 3-point shots: Tolk 2, Buysse 3, Beck 2, Pavek 1, Guttormsson 1 … Rebound leaders: Harrison 7 … Assist leaders: Tolk 4 … Steal leaders: Buffington 3

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST – 14-59 FG (3-12 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 27 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Brady Holwerda 4, Nathan Refsland 5, Griffin Schaub 9, Ian Engstrom 17, Spencer Mortensen 2 … 3-point shots: Holwerda 1, Schaub 1, Engstrom 1 … Rebound leaders: Refsland 7 … Assist leaders: Holwerda 4 … Steal leaders: Jesse Miller 3

Lakeview 62, KMS 22

James Faulkner scored 8 points and Preston Mahlum had 6 but the Saints fell in a Camden Conference game on Friday in Kerkhoven.

Taylor Feldman finished with 5 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

The Saints play next at Hancock at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lakeview (2-6, 5-9)           34 28 — 62

KMS (0-8, 1-13)  11 11 — 22

LAKEVIEW – 25-65 FG (1-10 3-pt); 11-21 FT; 31 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Jonah Dovre 16, Bayley Enstad 6, Jacob Neu 6, Jaden Hoffman 7, Jacob Brower 6, Max Horner 6, Jordan Larson 5, Jacob Rausch 3, Seth Goepferich 4, Trent Markins 2 … 3-point shots: Rausch 1 … Rebound leaders: Dovre 10 … Assist leaders: Horner 3 … Steal leaders: Dovre 4

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG – 7-38 FG (4-13 3-pt); 4-9 FT; 30 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: James Faulkner 8, Preston Mahlum 6, Taylor Feldman 5, Josh Peterson 3 … 3-point shots: Faulkner 2, Peterson 1, Feldman 1 … Rebound leaders: Feldman 8 … Assist leaders: Feldman 3 … Steal leaders: Faulkner 2

Canby 63, LQPV 50

Lac qui Parle Valley couldn’t find the basket in the first half and the Lancers withstood a late Eagles rally to win a Camden Conference game Friday.

LQPV trailed by 13 at halftime but cut the margin to five points with six minutes left in the game.

But the Lancers countered with two baskets that upped the lead to double figures again and the Eagles could get no closer.

LQPV had three players score in double figures, led by Garrett Olson and Kellen Kessler with 12 apiece. Brandon Hill scored 10 points.

Olson registered a double-double with a team-high 10 rebounds and Austin Haas finished with 5 assists and 3 steals.

Canby (5-2, 12-3)                29 34 — 63

LQPV (2-6, 3-11)                16 34 — 50

CANBY – 27-55 FG (3-9 3-pt); 6-16 FT; NA rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: McKinley Johansen 2, Michael Slaba 11, Miles Schmitz 2, Zach Nuy 14, Josh Gallegos 18, Kristian Leppke 10 … 3-point shots: Leppke 2, Slaba 1

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 18-58 FG (5-16 3-pt); 9-13 FT; 30 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Kellen Kessler 12, Austin Haas 3, Garrett Olson 12, Kody Nesvold 2, Lucas Strand 6, Brandon Hill 10, Noah Jensen 5 … 3-point shots: Kessler 2, Hill 2, Haas 1 … Rebound leaders: Olson 10, Jensen 5 … Assist leaders: Haas 5 … Steal leaders: Haas 3, Olson 3

CMCS 58, RTR 52

CMCS held off an RTR attack led by Brett Peterson’s 32 points.

The Bluejays’ Nick Daugherty, Taylor Slagter, Lucas VanEps and Austin Bulthuis each scored in double digits, and Daugherty had 3 rebounds and 5 assists.

RTR (5-2, 9-3)     24 28 — 52

CMCS (5-3, 6-5)  31 27 — 58

RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON – 17 FG (4 3-pt); 14-21 FT; 38 rebounds; 22 fouls … Scoring: Brett Knjudsen 5, Brett Peterson 32, Jesse Jasper 1, Isaiah DeRoyter 2, Brett Vercruysse 12 … 3-point shots: Peterson 4 … Rebound leaders: Peterson 20 … Assist leaders: Knudsen 6 … Steal leaders: Knutsen 2, Peterson 2

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN – 19-67 FG (2-18 3-pt); 18-25 FT; 35 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Nathan Van Eps 3, Nick Daugherty 15, Ryan Brouwer 4, Taylor Slagter 10, Lucas Van Eps 14, Austin Bulthuis 12 … 3-point shots: N. Van Eps 1, Daugherty 1 … Rebound leaders: Bulthuis 4, Daugherty 3 … Assist leaders: Daugherty 5 … Steal leaders: Brouwer 1

Dawson-Boyd 76,

TMB 40

Michael Lee’s double-double (21 points, 15 rebounds) led Dawson-Boyd, and Jess Hansen collected 19 points with the help of five 3-pointers.

Joey Lee and Noah Stelter added 13 points each.

The Blackjacks, ranked No. 3 in Class A, improved to 9-0 in the Camden and 11-0 overall.

TMB (5-3, 6-8)     21 19 — 40

Dawson-Boyd (9-0, 11-0) 47 29 — 76

TRACY-MILROY-BALATON – 16-48 FG (4-18 3-pt); 4-8 FT; 16 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Tanner Phelps 3, Brett Swenhaugen 4, Riley Kirk 5, Josh Kirk 13, Spencer Smith 5, Brady Lanoue 2, Hayden Sanders 5, Derek Larson 3 … 3-point shots: Phelps 1, J. Kirk 1, Smith 1, Larson 1 … Rebound leaders: J. Kirk 7 … Assist leaders: Lanoue 2 … Steal leaders: Swenhaugen 1, Smith 1

DAWSON-BOYD – 27-47 FG (10-23 3-pt); 12-16 FT; 34 rebounds; 5 fouls … Scoring: Jess Hansen 19, Karson Lindblad 1, Noah Stelter 13, Joey Lee 13, Kyler Collins 3, Michael Lee 21, Cody Aafedt 4, Zach Stratmoen 2 … 3-point shots: Hansen 5, Stelter 4, J. Lee 1 … Rebound leaders: M. Lee 15, J. Lee 4, Collins 4 … Assist leaders: J. Lee 5, M. Lee 5 … Steal leaders: J. Lee 3, Collins 3

Wright County

Holy Family 76,

Litchfied 42

Holy Family, ranked No. 3 in Class AAA cranked up the pace in the second half and downed Litchfield in a Wright County Conference game Friday.

Cody Rau scored 10 points and Alex Hendricks had 8 for the Dragons, who play Minnewaska at the Target Center today at 1 p.m.

Litchfield (1-4, 4-8)           15 27 — 42

HFC (5-0, 15-1)  31 45 — 76

LITCHFIELD – 16-31 FG (7-17 3-pt); 3-6 FT; 26 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Eric Madsen 2, Cody Beavers 4, Cody Rau 10, Dylan Kotzer 7, Alex Hendricks 8, Josh Polingo 5, Andy Schneider 2, Ross Wendlandt 2, Mitch Danner 2 … 3-point shots: Rau 2, Kotzer 2, Hendricks 2, Polingo 1 … Rebound leaders: Rau 6 … Assist leaders: Rau 3, Hendricks 3 … Steal leaders: None

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC – 30-69 FG (6-19 3-pt); 10-17 FT; 39 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Jack Mugford 3, Kyle Schumer 10, Joe Hanel 8, Duncan Faris 2, Joe Conroy 8, Billy Anderson 4, Colton Stenerson 11, Brent Hentges 12, Tom Haran 2, Justin Dahl 16 … 3-point shots: Mugford 1, Schumer 2, Conroy 1, Stenerson 2 … Rebound leaders: Dahl 9, Hanel 6 … Assist leaders: Conroy 3 … Steal leaders: Schumer 5

Waconia 79,

New London-Spicer 59

Waconia overpowered the Wildcats with four double-digit scorers and a 46-point second half, including 22 points and 9 rebounds from Ryan Boll.

Tyson Gislason scored 14 points and Ryan Vraa 13 to pace NLS (1-3, 8-3).

The Wildcats will match up with BBE, Class A’s top-ranked team, on Monday in Brooten.

NL-Spicer (1-3, 8-3)         21 38 — 59

Waconia (4-1, 9-6)             34 46 — 79

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 20-42 FG (6-19 3-pt); 13-23 FT; 26 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Tyson Gislason 14, Ryan Vraa 13, Brett Olson 9, Shane Zylstra 8, Nick Kester 6, Adam Essler 6, Devin Fostervold 2, Alex Groff 1 …0 3-point shots: Vraa 3, Gislason 1, Olson 1, Essler 1 … Rebound leaders: Kester 5, Gislason 5, Zylstra 4 … Assist leaders: Vraa 7, Jonny DeGeest 3 … Steal leaders: Zylstra 2

WACONIA – 31-60 FG (6-11 3-pt); 11-19 FT; 22 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Joey Kortuem 16, Josh Rands 2, Jacob Herd 15, Tommy Grove 5, Jacob Stevenson 3, Ryan Boll 22, Oliver Smith 2, Broch Whittaker 14 … 3-point shots: Kortuem 4, Herd 1, Whittaker 1 … Rebound leaders: Boll 9, Whitaker 5 … Assist leaders: Kortuem 3, Whittaker 2 … Steal leaders: Kortuem 3, Herd 3, Whittaker 5

Tomahawk

BLHS 75, SESM 72 OT

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart’s Kyle Kubesh scored 31 points and pulled down 32 rebounds in the Mustangs’ overtime win over Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s on Friday.

The Mustangs outscored SESM 10-7 in the overtime period.

Tate Lange scored 20 points and Josh Swanson finished with 9 points and 11 boards.

SESM (4-4, 7-5)  35 30 7 — 72

BLHS (4-4, 6-7)  33 32 10 — 75

SLEEPY EYE ST. MARY’S – 27 FG (12 3-pt); 6-17 FT; 42 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Mike Hirsh 7, John Brandl 21, David Suprenant 11, Jared Rothmeier 11, Payton Adams 15, Jaden Wait 7 … 3-point shots: Brandl 2, Suprenant 3, Rothmeier 3, Adams 3, Wait 2 … Rebound leaders: Brandl 12

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART – 30 FG (4 3-pt); 11-21 FT; 60 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Tyler Schutte 2, Josh Swanson 9, Scott Buboltz 2, Sam Nelson 8, Kyle Mellies 3, Tate Lange 20, Kyle Kubesh 31 … 3-point shots: Nelson 2, Lange 2 … Rebound leaders: Kubesh 32, Josh Swanson 11

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