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Girls basketball roundup: Thunder Hawks take down Eagles

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MONTEVIDEO — Ashley Hoehne posted 24 points and the Thunder Hawks pulled away to beat Lac qui Parle Valley 50-35 on Tuesday in Montevideo.

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Montevideo (9-5, 12-8) led by just one at the half, but made a late push with a 30-point second half.

Tia Diggins put up 11 points and 4 steals, and Natalie Feldhake had 9 points and 11 rebounds.

Hoehne also had 9 rebounds.

Kaitlin Connor paced the Eagles (4-11, 6-15) with 11 points and 7 rebounds.

Montevideo next plays when it hosts BOLD on Thursday, and LQPV hosts Melrose on Friday.

Montevideo 50, LQPV 35

LQPV (4-11, 6-15)    19 16 — 35

Montevideo (9-5, 12-8)    20 30 — 50

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 14-34 FG (2-5 3-pt); 5-10 FT; 24 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Kaitlin Connor 11, Mackenzie Clark 7, Alaysia Freetly 9, Jordan Halvorson 8 … 3-point shots: Clark 1, Freetly 1 … Rebound leaders: Connor 7, Halvorson 7, Freetly 7 … Assist leaders: Aundrea DuFrane 3, Clark 3 … Steal leaders: none

MONTEVIDEO – 14-38 FG (0-3 3-pt); 22-29 FT; 28 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Chelsey Haas 1, Tori Kuhlmann 2, Jessica Janisch 3, Tia Diggins 11, Natalie Feldhake 9, Ashley Hoehne 24 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Feldhake 11, Hoehne 9 … Assist leaders: Morgan Reidinger 2 … Steal leaders: Diggins 4

BOLD 68, Benson 30

Carly Sigurdson scored 20 points, Baylie Kubesh 14 and Maggie Nagel 10 to help BOLD win its 13th straight game and ever-increasing school record 20th of the season.

Nagel added 11 rebounds and 5 steals, Ebnet 9 steals and 6 assists, Mal Steffel 7 rebounds and 5 steals, and Kubesh 6 assists.

Emma Peterson, Benson’s all-time leading scorer, paced the Braves with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Hannah Ricard followed with 6 points.

Benson (5-11 7-16)    17 13 — 30

BOLD (7-1 20-3)    30 38 — 68

BENSON – 12-41 FG (2-16 3-pt); 2-4 FT; 15 rebounds; 8 fouls … Scoring: Emma Peterson 16, Krista Motzko 3, Alexa Nissen 3, Haley Moseng 2, Hannah Ricard 6 … 3-point shots: Motzko 1, Nissen 1 … Rebound leaders: Peterson 6 … Assist leaders: Peterson 2 … Steal leaders: Peterson 4

BOLD – 28-70 FG (6-15 3-pt); 6-12 FT; 33 rebounds; 7 fouls … Scoring: Baylie Kubesh 14, Ashley Schmitz 3, Taylor Ebnet 9, Carly Sigurdson 20, Breann Mertens 2, Mal Steffel 6, Andrea Maher 4, Maggie Nagel 10 … 3-point shots: Kubesh 2, Sigurdson 2, Ebnet 1, Schmitz 1 … Rebound leaders: Nagel 11, Steffel 7 … Assist leaders: Kubesh 6, Ebnet 6 … Steal leaders: Ebnet 9, Nagel 5, Steffel 5

Non-Conference

BLHS 59, Madelia 41

Michelle Melsha scored 23 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart’s non-conference win on Tuesday.

The Mustangs’ Hannah Vander Voort had 12 points, 8 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals.

BLHS (2-18)    32 27 — 59

Madelia (2-21)    14 27 — 41

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART – 15 FG (1 3-pt); 18-28 FT; 50 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Katie Kalenberg 7, Lizzy Medina 2, Michelle Melsha 23, Hannah Vander Voort 12, Mara Olinger 11, Ashley Tintes 2, Erika Zanoth 2 … 3-point shots: Vander Voort 1 … Rebound leaders: Melsha 20, Vander Voort 8 … Assist leaders: Vander Voort 4 … Steal leaders: Vander Voort 4

MADELIA – 15 FG (1 3-pt); 8-16 FT; 34 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Statistics not available

Wright County

GSL 46, NLS 45

New London-Spicer held a 12-point lead with 10 minutes left, but couldn’t hold on against last-place Glencoe-Silver Lake, falling to the Panthers 46-45.

GSL’s Maddie Monahan made a free throw with eight-tenths of a second left to seal the win. Monahan finished with 15 points, and Clarissa Ober had 23.

Taylor Thunstedt collected 10 points and 4 assists for NLS (7-4, 18-4), and Lydia Kieft had 8 points and 11 rebounds.

The Wildcats next play Friday at Orono.

NLS (7-4, 18-4)    24 21 — 45

GSL (2-10, 7-15)    21 25 — 46

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 17-43 FG (6-16 3-pt); 5-9 FT; 24 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Reiley Ness 3, Taylor Thunstedt 10, Lydia Kieft 8, Megan Thorson 5, Brianna Fredrick 8, Olivia Setterberg 9, Jessica Johnson 2 … 3-point shots: Ness 1, Thunstedt 1, Kieft 2, Fredrick 2 … Rebound leaders: Kieft 11 … Assist leaders: Thunstedt 4, Setterberg 4 … Steal leaders: Kieft 5

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE – 19-37 FG (7-16 3-pt); 1-4 FT; 25 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Maddie Monahan 15, Clarissa Ober 23, Sam Lange 6, Steph Klockmann 2 … 3-point shots: Monahan 4, Ober 1, Lange 2 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

West Cent. North

Melrose 55,

Minnewaska 51

A three-pointer at the buzzer from Myranda Swensrud was the closest the Lakers got within the Melrose lead as the Dutchmen led by as many as 18 in the second half.

Madison Phillips paced Minnewaska with 14 points behind a trio of three-pointers and Sydney Joos added 12 more.

The Lakers, who trailed 29-17 at halftime, made more field goals than Melrose, but the Dutchmen visited the foul line 28 times and made 11 more free throws than Minnewaska, which was just 3-for-4 at the charity stripe.

Minnewaska (3-12 6-18)    17 34 — 51

Melrose (4-7 5-18)    29 26 — 55

MINNEWASKA – 21 FG (6 3-pt); 3-4 FT; rebounds n/a; 19 fouls … Scoring: Carley Stewart 6, Bayley Pooler 6, Myranda Swensrud 3, Madison Phillips 14, Paige Anderson 4, Veronica Weisel 6, Sydney Joos 12 … 3-point shots: Pooler 2, Swensrud 1, Phillips 3 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

MELROSE – 19 FG (3 3-pt); 14-28 FT; 33 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Tayler Reller 7, Shelby Uphoff 1, Emily Goerdt 12, Gabi Sawyer 16, Justine Revermann 2, Krista Klassen 8, Torri Reller 9 … 3-point shots: Torri Reller 3 … Rebound leaders: Klassen 9, Goerdt 9 … Assist leaders: Sawyer 4 … Steal leaders: Klassen 3 … Blocks: Klassen 3

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