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Girls Basketball: Late free throws trigger Benson past Hancock, 64-59

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BENSON -- Benson made 6-of-7 free throws in the last 2:30 to ice Hancock 64-59 in non-conference girls basketball action Friday.

The game was tied 55-55 with 2:30 remaining when Julia Ahrndt hit her second three-pointer of the game. Then the Braves put the contest out of reach from the line. Abby Fragodt made 4 of 4 from the stripe down the stretch. Benson converted 21-of-28 foul shots overall.

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Fragodt finished with 20 points for the Braves (14-9). Ahrndt added 11 points, and Jenny Bouta and Emily Auch 10 points.

Bree Holleman paced the Owls (16-3) with 29 points, including five 3-pointers. Illissa Koehl added 13 points.

Benson 64, Hancock 59

Hancock (16-3) 22 37 -- 59

Benson (14-9) 22 42 -- 64

HANCOCK - 22-48 FG (7-20 3-pt); 8-9 FT; 19 rebounds; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Lauren Nelson 4, Lindsie Cunningham 4, Bree Holleman 29, Kendra Schmidgall 4, Hannah Newhouse 4, Illissa Koehl 13 ... 3-point shots: Cunningham 1, Koehl 1, Holleman 5 ... Rebound leaders: Newhouse 6 ... Assist leaders: Holleman 4, Cunningham 4 ... Steal leaders: Holleman 4

BENSON - 20-39 FG (3-6 3-pt); 21-26 FT; 28 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Kayla Hampton 4, Bre Lohn 3, Emily Auch 10, Julia Ahrndt 11, Jenny Bouta 10, Abby Fragodt 20, Mallory Jensen 6 ... 3-point shots: Ahrndt 2, Jensen 1 ... Rebound leaders: Fragodt 8, Bouta 8 ... Assist leaders: Ahrndt 3, Lohn 3 ... Steal leaders: Lohn 2, Bouta 2

West Central South Morris/CA 63, ACGC 61

Morris/Chokio-Alberta scored five points the last 1½ seconds to stun ACGC in Grove City.

Liberty Slinden's three-point play gave the Falcons a 61-58 lead with 10 seconds left. The Tigers' Jenna Nelson sank a three-point shot with 1.5 seconds left to tie it 61-all.

ACGC's inbound pass went the length of the court and out of bounds without being touched. The Tigers then got to inbound under the ACGC basket and Megan Dierks sank a 15-footer along the baseline for the win.

Dierks finished with 15 points, Nelson 14 and Mary Rentz 12 for Morris.

For ACGC, Slinden popped in 23 points, Kayla Dallmann 18 and Lauren Kinzler 13.

Morris/CA (12-3, 18-4) 27 36 -- 63

ACGC (10-4, 13-10) 26 35 -- 61

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 22-47 FG (7-16 3-pt); 12-22 FT; 21 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Jenna Nelson 14, Megan Dierks 15, Mary Rentz 12, Nicole Gillespie 9, Alissa Melberg 4, Heather Gagner 3, Stefanie Stroebel 3, Kelly Ritter 2, Kelsey Amundson 1 ... 3-point shots: Dircks 3, Nelson 2, Gagner 1, Stroebel 1 ... Rebound leaders:Stroebel 5 ... Assist leaders: Gagner 5 ... Steal leaders: Gagner 3

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 23-47 FG (4-18 3-pt); 11-15 FT; 32 rebounds; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Liberty Slinden 23, Kayla Dallmann 18, Lauren Kinzler 13, Beth Nelson 3, Miranda Hopp 2, Chastity Pautzke 2... 3-point shots: Kinzler 3, Nelson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Slinden 9, Dallman 8 ... Assist leaders: no leader ... Steal leaders: no leader

Montevideo 50, Paynesville 35

Montevideo's balanced attack overcame Jordan Spaulding's game-high 20 points for Paynesville (1-14, 3-17).

Shelby Monahan was the only player to score in double figures for Montevideo (5-10, 6-16) as she netted 12 points. Brooke Tastad grabbed 12 rebounds and Beka Schwendemann handed out seven assists.

Paynesville (1-14, 3-17) 16 19 -- 35

Montevideo (5-10, 6-16) 19 31 -- 50

PAYNESVILLE - 13-49 FG (5-13 3-pt); 4-9 FT; 34 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Bri Zenner 2, Andrea Schlangen 7, Jordan Spaulding 20, Bryanna Burg 2, Jenna Kincade 4 ... 3-point shots: Spaulding 4, Schlangen 1 ... Rebound leaders: Schlangen 10, Kincade 7, Heather Rondeau 5 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: Schlangen 4, Kincade 4

MONTEVIDEO - 18-50 FG (4-12 3-pt); 10-14 FT; 38 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Ashley Rodeberg 4, Liz Devorak 6, Kaylie Amborn 8, Miranda Kostboth 2, Brooke Tastad 8, Shelby Monahan 12, Beka Schwendemann 5, Jaci Clauson 5 ... 3-point shots: Tastad 2, Monahan 2 ... Rebound leaders: Tastad 12, Schwendemann 7, Karrissa Larson 7 ... Assist leaders: Schwendemann 7, Tastad 4 ... Steal leaders: Devorak 2, Amborn 2, Tastad 2, Schwendemann 2

YME 62, LQPV 48

By holding Lac qui Parle Valley to just two field goals in the first half, Yellow Medicine East evened its record on the season to 10-10.

Aimee Johnson led the Sting with 21 points while Lauren Trudel added 14 more and Emily Krogstad 11.

Whitley Strei netted a game-high 22 points for the Eagles, who also got 14 points from Micaela Erickson.

LQPV (8-7, 12-10) 7 41 -- 48

YME (8-6, 10-10) 28 34 -- 62

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 18-48 FG (2-10 3-pt); 10-17 FT; 21 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Micaela Erickson 14, Whitley Strei 22, Andrea Rheingans 4, Kacey Struxness 6, Lori Monson 2 ... 3-point shots: Strei 1, Erickson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Monson 6 ... Assist leaders: Erickson 5 ... Steal leaders: Strei 6

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 20-49 FG (4-6 3-pt); 18-25 FT; 33 rebounds; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Aimee Johnson 21, Emily Krogstad 11, Macy McKay 2, Lauren Trudel 14, Jamie Baker 6, Emily Baker 2, Whitney Swenson 6 ... 3-point shots: Krogstad 3, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Swenson 8, J. Baker 6, E. Baker 6 ... Assist leaders: J. Baker 5 ... Steal leaders: Johnson 3

Wright County

Litchfield 54, Glencoe-Silver Lake 48

Jamie Wollin had 23 points, Courtney Euerle 17 and Angie Euerle 11 to pace Litchfield (9-5, 14-8), which held on despite missing 14 free throws.

Brittany Thieffield had 17 points for Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Litchfield (9-5, 14-8) 27 27 -- 54

Glencoe-SL (3-11, 6-17) 25 23 -- 48

LITCHFIELD - 18 FG (2 3-pt); 16-30 FT; rebounds not available; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Jamie Wollin 23, Lizzie Johnson 3, Courtney Euerle 17, Angie Euerle 11 ... 3-point shots: Johnson 1, C. Euerle 1 ... Rebound leaders: n/a ... Assist leaders: n/a ... Steal leaders: n/a

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE - 16 FG (2 3-pt); 14-16 FT; rebounds not available; 23 fouls ... Scoring: Jackie Stifter 1, Micaela Schut 4, Sara Balzinski 4, Ashley Bieganek 9, Karissa Ober 3, Jamie Mickolichek 10, Brittany Thiesfield 17 ... 3-point shots: Bieganek 1, Schut 1 ... Rebound leaders: n/a ... Assist leaders: n/a ... Steal leaders: n/a

Late result Thursday

Central Minnesota

BBE 54, Kimball 28

Heidi Lensing had 17 points, Emily Roelike 15 and Julie Hieserich 11 to lift BBE (9-2, 16-7).

BBE (9-2, 16-7) 25 29 -- 54

Kimball (1-10, 6-16) 16 12 -- 28

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - 22-50 FG (6-17 3-pt); 4-9 FT; 34 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Julie Hieserich 11, Heidi Lensing 17, Emily Roelike 15, Rachel Anderson 3, Shannon Gruber 1, Raeann Sorenson 5, Lauren Anderson 2 ... 3-point shots: Hieserich 3, Roelike 3 ... Rebound leaders: R. Anderson 7 ... Assist leaders: Gruber 4 ... Steal leaders: Roelike 6

KIMBALL - 10-39 FG (1-4 3-pt); 7-19 FT; 25 rebounds; 8 fouls ... Scoring: Paige Peglow 1, Tess Callander 4, Brooke Merten 2, Kelsey Vigoren 2, Sarah Powell 2, Shannon Donnas 2, Sarah Messer 3, Emily Straley 12 ... 3-point shots: Straley 1 ... Rebound leaders: Straley 6 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: none

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