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Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW

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

EDEN VALLEY — Taylor Thunstedt scored her 2,000th career point and New London-Spicer cruised past Eden Valley-Watkins 53-40 on Friday.

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Thunstedt, who is committed to North Dakota State, hit the milestone on her 13th point of the game early in the second half. She finished with 21 points with 8 assists, 7 steals and 5 treys.

Thunstedt is the Wildcats’ all-time leading scorer and third all time in the area.

Ashlyn Geister contributed 5 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, and Olivia Setterberg added 4 points and 6 boards.

The Wildcats (2-0) next play Friday at home against Minnewaska.

NLS 53, EVW 40

NL-Spicer (2-0) 29 24 — 53

EV-Watkins (1-1)               19 21 — 40

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 17-52 FG (8-17 3-pt); 11-14 FT; 26 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Thunstedt 21, Alyssa Fredrick 9, Megan Thorson 6, Brianna Fredrick 8, Ashlyn Geister 5, Olivia Setterberg 4 … 3-point shots: Thunstedt 5, Alyssa Fredrick 2, Brianna Fredrick 1 … Rebound leaders: Geister 8, Setterberg 6 … Assist leaders: Thunstedt 8, Petra Lothert 3 … Steal leaders: Thunstedt 7

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS – 13-34 FG (1-5 3-pt); 13-21 FT; 25 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Jamie Scherer 3, Mikayla Kummet 11, Maria Holdvogt 3, Elaina Stommes 10, Bella Cromwell 3, Greta Stommes 3, Dani Nelson 7 … 3-point shots: Kummet 1 … Rebound leaders: Nelson 9 … Assist leaders:

Brooke Stang 4 … Steal leaders: Kummet 2

Kimball 49, ACGC 47

The Falcons lost in overtime after the Cubs got a miraculous basket at the end of regulation to tie the score 39-39.

The Cubs Madi Libbesmeier, a 5-3 sophomore guard, raced downcourt and threw up desperation shot from 15-feet out on the baseline that dropped through. The Cubs tallied the first four points of the extra period and hung on.

ACGC led 25-12 at half but the Cubs rallied in the second half despite making only 11 of 32 free throws for the game.

Jacey Nelson with 19, and Bailey Erickson and Katie Moore each added a dozen and Katie Peterson 4 to account for all the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City scoring.

Taylor Shreiner led the Cubs with 13 points.

ACGC (0-2)          25 14   8 — 47

Kimball (1-1)       12 27 10 — 49

ACGC – 15-48 FG (2-6 3-pt); 15-27 FT; 40 rebounds; 22 fouls … Scoring: Katie Peterson 4, Bailey Erickson 12, Katie Moore 12, Jacey Nelson 19 … 3-point shots: Nelson 2 … Rebound leaders: Moore 10, Nelson 8, Bailey Klinghagen 7 … Assist leaders: Erickson 4, Moore 3

KIMBALL – 16 FG (4 3-pt); 11-32 FT; 27 rebounds; 23 fouls … Scoring: Madison Libbesmeier 8, Taylor Schreiner 13, Hannah Serbus 4, Madi O’Brien 3, Nicole Vossen 7, Caitlin O’Brien 6, Becky Holtz 8 … 3-point shots: Libbesmeier 1, Schreiner 3

West Central

Sauk Centre 65,

Minnewaska 39

Minnewaska’s Madison Phillips notched 13 points and 3 steals, and Ashlyn Guggisberg had 6 points and 4 assists in the Lakers’ loss to Sauk Centre. 

Minnewaska next plays Tuesday at Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

Sauk Centre (1-0)              27 38 — 65

Minnewaska (1-2)             22 17 — 39

SAUK CENTRE – 26-60 FG (9-22 3-pt); 4-9 FT; 27 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Madison Greenwaldt 9, Madison Moritz 8, Kelsey Peschel 3, Alea Gerhartz 9, Shania Baum 3, Ali Peterson 11, Julie Bushard 2, Bethany Ellis 8, Taylor Ilgin 2, Nicole Kroontje 2, Amanda Weir 6, Becca Weir 2 … 3-point shots: Greenwaldt 3, Peschel 1, Gerhartz 1, Baum 1, Peterson 3 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

MINNEWASKA – 14-42 FG (4-10 3-pt); 7-13 FT; 22 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Makenzia Zemke 1, Abby VerSteeg 2, Bayley Pooler 3, Emma Middendorf 4, Madison Phillips 13, Carley Stewart 5, Ashlyn Guggisberg 6, Taylor Amundson 5 … 3-point shots: Pooler 1, Phillips 2, Stewart 1 … Rebound leaders: Middendorf 5 … Assist leaders: Guggisberg 4 … Steal leaders: Phillips 3, Stewart 2

Montevideo 64,

Melrose 39

Senior forward Ashley Hoehne hooped 25 points while Tori Kuhlmann supplied 11 points, 6 boards and 5 assists to spearhead the hot-shooting Thunder Hawk victory in West Central Conference basketball.

Emily Goerdt, a junior forward, led the Dutch with 22 points.

Monte shot 66 percent from the floor and made 4 of 6 treys.

Montevideo (1-1)               34   30 — 64

Melrose (1-1)      17  22  — 39

MONTEVIDEO – 27-41 FG (4-6 3-pt); 6-13 FT; 23 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Jessie Janisch 7, Kailey Maroney 4, Tori Kuhlmann 11, Nikki Erickson 2, Lexi Quigley 3, Morgan Riedinger 6, Erin Balken 4, Alexis Schmitz 2, Ashley Hoehne 25 … 3-point shots: Kuhlmann 3, Janisch 1 … Rebound leaders: Hoehne 7, Kuhlmann 6 … Assist leaders: Kuhlmann 5, Janisch 4 … Steal leaders: Janisch 2, Chelsey Hass 2, Reidinger 2

MELROSE – 11-36 FG (1-9 3-pt); 16-23 FT; 17 fouls … Scoring: Emily Tschida 1, Brooklyn Loxtercamp 2, Emily Goerdt 22, Gabi Sawyer 7, Justine Revermann 5, Jordan Thompson 2 … 3-point shots: Revermann 1

Camden

LQPV 36, KMS 35

Lac qui Parle Valley held on as KMS made a late run during a game Friday in Kerkhoven.

KMS had a chance in the final seconds but the Saints missed two foul shots and another shot off an offensive rebound also missed the mark.

LQPV’s Kaitlin Connor had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Alaysia Freetly scored 8 points and had 3 assists and 6 steals. Kelsea Lund hit three 3-point shots and scored 10 points.

KMS’ Maddi Strandberg had a game-high 16 points and she also had six steals. Ali Miller scored 9 points.

KMS plays host to Yellow Medicine East at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Kerkhoven.

LQPV (2-0)          23 13 — 36

KMS (1-1)             20 15 — 35

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 12 FG (4 3-pt); 8-13 FT; 33 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Kelsea Lund 10, Alaysia Freetly 8, Kaitlin Connor 12, Kelsey Kuechenmeister 6 … 3-point shots: Lund 3, Freetly 1 … Rebound leaders: Connor 13 … Assist leaders: Freetly 3 … Steal leaders: Freetly 6

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG – 12-46 FG (3-14 3-pt); 8-17 FT; 30 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Ali Krieger 2, Maddi Strandberg 16, Katie Wilts 5, Kalli Forsell 3, Ali Miller 9 … 3-point shots: Miller 2, Strandberg 1 … Rebound leaders: Elizabeth Wilts 10, Forsell 8 … Assist leaders: E. Wilts 2, K. Wilts 2 … Steal leaders: Strandberg 6, K. Wilts 5

Pheasant

Ortonville 67,

Hancock 57

Hancock (0-1, 0-2) couldn’t overcome Brenna Giese’s 24 points and a 13-point defict at halftime in its conference opener. The Owls got as close as five with 2:30 remaining before the Trojans (1-0, 2-0) pulled away.

Lexi Steege had 20 points and Karol Algarate another 14 to pace Hancock’s offensive attack.

Ortonville (1-0, 2-0)           40 27 — 67

Hancock (0-1, 0-2)             27 30 — 57

ORTONVILLE – 25-39 FG (3-6 3-pt); 14-27 FT; 38 rebounds; 25 fouls … Scoring: Brenna Giese 24, Rachel Hoernemann 18, Hope Hasslen 7, Mary Kate Treinen 6, Becca Peterson 7, Mackenzie Gustafson 4, Jenny Delage 2 … 3-point shots: Hoernemann 2, Giese 1

HANCOCK – 18-37 FG (7-18 3-pt); 14-32 FT; 33 rebounds; 26 fouls … Scoring: Lexi Steege 20, Karol Algarate 14, Sabrina Mattson 8, Kassandra Algarate 8, Sami Schmidgall 5, Claire Hanson 1, Leah Steiner 1 … 3-point shots: Steege 2, Kassandra Algarate 2, Mattson 1, Karol Algarate 1, Schmidgall 1 … Rebound leaders: Karol Algarate 5, Steiner 5 … Assist leaders: Steege 3 … Steal leaders: Karol Algarate 3, Steege 2

Benson

Case-IH Invite

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Paynesville won the opening games at the Benson Case IH Invite Friday.

BBE, playing in its first game of the season, opened the tourney by tumbling MACCRAY 53-35. Paynesville then upended the host 59-29.

The Jaguars and Bulldogs will play for the title Saturday at 8 p.m., while the third-place game between Benson and MACCRAY will be at 6 p.m.

BBE 53, MACCRAY 35

Alicia Ervin scored 10 points, Jenna Mersbergen hooked 6 rebounds and Ali Siverhus pocketed 4 steals for MACCRAY.

Megan Weller paced a balanced attack for the Jaguars with 10 points. Alex Evenson added 6 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

MACCRAY (0-3)                12 23 — 35

BBE (1-0)             22 31 — 53

MACCRAY – 12-54 FG (2-3 3-pt); 9-15 FT; 29 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Ashley Dirksen 2, Ali Siverhus 2, Mallory VanKlompenburg 1, Aleah Schwitters 6, Emliy Orwick 2, Annie Sandry 2, Alicia Ervin 10, Becka Kimpling 1, Kaylee Hammerschmidt 6, Jenna Mersbergen 2, Haylee Sandry 1 … 3-point shots: Ervin 2 … Rebound leaders: Mersbergen 6 … Assist leaders: Ervin 2 … Steal leaders: Siverhus 4

BBE – 21-53 FG (1-3 3-pt); 10-23 FT; 22 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Bailey Buchholz 7, Peyton Miller 7, Alex Evenson 6, Kinlee Swanson 7, Katelyn Heinze 8, Hailey Braegelman 8, Megan Weller 10 … 3-point shots: Miller 1 … Rebound leaders: Buchholz 4, Evenson 4 … Assist leaders: Miller 3, Swanson 3 … Steal leaders: Evenson 4

Paynesville 59,

Benson 29

Kayla Schaefer’s 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals sparked the Bulldogs. Tayler Burg added 14 points, Jackie Solum put in another 10 and Katelyn Spanier hooked a game-high 10 rebounds.

Krista Motzko had 8 points and 5 rebounds, Hannah Ricard added 7 points and 6 rebounds, and Taylor Laumeyer chipped in 5 rebounds to lead Benson’s attack.

Paynesville (2-0)                21 38 — 59

Benson (0-2)       14 15 — 29

PAYNESVILLE – 23 FG (7 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 33 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Rian Lee 6, Tayler Burg 14, Abbie Wuertz 3, Kayla Schaefer 20, Katelyn Spanier 3, Jackie Solum 10, Madeliene Gray 3 … 3-point shots: Burg 2, Wuertz 1, Schaefer 2, Solum 2 … Rebound leaders: Spanier 10, Schaefer 6 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: Schaefer 4, Burg 3

BENSON – 10-54 FG (0-14 3-pt); 9-24 FT; 23 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Taylor Laumeyer 6, Krista Motzko 8, Jessica Goff 2, Cyra Carlson 6, Hannah Ricard 7 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Ricard 6, Motzko 5, Laumeyer 5 … Assist leaders: none … Steal leaders: none

Tomahawk

MVL 65, BLHS 52

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart fell to Minnesota Valley Lutheran in the Mustangs’ season-opener Friday.

Michelle Melsha led BLHS with 22 points and Mara Olinger had 11.

BLHS (0-1)          26 26 — 52

MVL (2-0)             30 35 — 65

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART – 20-73 FG (0-10 3-pt); 12-28 FT; NA rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Hannah VanderVoort 7, Lizzy Medina 2, Katie Kalenberg 4, Michelle Melsha 22, Mara Olinger 11, Emily Markgraf 2, Breanna Buboltz 3, Kiana Johnson 1 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leaders: NA … Assist leaders: VanderVoort 4 … Steal leaders: VanderVoort 4

MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN – Statistics not available.

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