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Girls basketball roundup: Thunstedt scores 50 in Wildcat win

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GLENCOE — Taylor Thunstedt shattered a school record with 50 points and powered New London-Spicer over Glencoe-Silver Lake 73-59 on Tuesday in Glencoe.

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Thunstedt shot 18-for-28 from the floor including 7-for-11 from the 3-point line and was 9-for-11 on free throws.

Her 50 points beat the old Wildcat single-game record of 41, shared by Cindy Haugejorde and Jackie Reese.

The Minnesota state record is 58 by Lester Prairie’s Kay Konerza in 1982.

Thunstedt also had 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals.

Breanna Fredrick added 11 points and Olivia Setterberg had 6.

The Wildcats rebounding from their first loss of the season at Annandale on Jan. 8, are now 11-1 overall and 2-1 in the Wright County Conference.

They play next at Waconia on Friday.  

NLS 73, GSL 59

GSL (1-3, 5-8)    35 24 — 59

NLS (2-1, 11-1)    39 34 — 73

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE – 17-56 FG (5-9 3-pt); 10-10 FT; 27 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Maddie Monahan 12, Clarissa Ober 22, Sam Lange 5, Steph Klockmann 20 … 3-point shots: Monahan 2, Ober 2, Lange 1 … Rebound leaders: Ober 13, Klockmann 11 … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: Ober 4

NEW LONDON-SPICER – 26-56 FG (12-21 3-pt); 9-14 FT; 24 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Riley Ness 3, Taylor Thunstedt 50, Breanna Fredrick 11, Petra Lothert 3, Olivia Setterberg 6 … 3-point shots: Thunstedt 7, Ness 1, Fredrick 3, Lothert 1 … Rebound leaders: Lydia Kieft 6, Thunstedt 5 … Assist leaders: Kieft 7, Thunstedt 6 … Steal leaders: Thunstedt 6, Kieft 4

West Cent. South

LQPV 41, Benson 30

Lac qui Parle Valley turned up the offense in the second half and downed the Braves Thursday in Benson.

Jordan Halvorson led the Eagles with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Alaysia Freetly scored 9 points and MacKenzie Clark had 7 points, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Benson’s Emma Peterson had 13 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals, and Cyra Carlson finished with 5 points and 6 boards.

LQPV (2-7 4-10)    19 22 — 41

Benson (3-6 5-9)    19 11 — 30

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 15-41 FG (1-3 3-pt); 10-19 FT; 23 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Jordan Halvorson 19, Alaysia Freetly 9, MacKenzie Clark 7, Kaitlin Connor 3, Sarah Halldorson 2, Aundrea DuFrane 1 … 3-point shots: Clark 1 … Rebound leaders: Halvorson 10, Connor 5 … Assist leaders: Halvorson 4, Clark 3 … Steal leaders: Clark 3

BENSON – 11-41 FG (4-18 3-pt); 4-6 FT; 27 rebounds; 22 fouls … Scoring: Emma Peterson 13, Krista Motzko 6, Cyra Carlson 5, Alexa Nissen 3, Jean Marie Golden 2, Hannah Ricard 1 … 3-point shots: Peterson 3, Nissen 1 … Rebound leaders: Peterson 11, Carlson 6 … Assist leaders: Peterson 3 … Steal leaders: Peterson 4

Tomahawk

Sleepy Eye 59, BLHS 41

Michelle Melsha had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Mustangs. Hannah VanderVoort added 10 points, 3 steals and 2 assists.

Sleepy Eye (2-5 5-9)    28 31 — 59

BLHS (0-8 0-10)    16 25 — 41

SLEEPY EYE – 20-52 FG (1-8 3-pt); 18-22 FT; 46 rebounds; 17 fouls

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART – 13-58 FG (0-10 3-pt); 12-22 FT; 24 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Mikayla Paulson 2, Carley Klabunde 6, Michelle Melsha 16, Hannah VanderVoort 10, Mara Olinger 5, Erika Zanoth 2 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Melsha 12 … Assist leaders: Lizzy Medina 2, VanderVoort 2 … Steal leaders: Medina 4, VanderVoort 3, Ashley Tintes 2, Zanoth 2

Sauk Centre 58, Montevideo  30

MONTEVIDEO — The Mainstreeters from Sauk Centre pulled away from Montevideo with a burst at the end of the first half and took away a 58-30 win on Tuesday.

The Streeters were up 10-8 with 7 minutes left in the opening half but went on a 16-3 run for a 24-11 halftime lead.

Macy Weller scored 16 points to lead the Streeters (11-1), who lone loss is to Osakis.

The Thunder Hawks just didn’t shoot enough, getting off only 32 shots and getting only to the line for six free throws. The Streeters put up 62 shots.

Tia Diggins was the scoring leaders with 7 points. Morgan Reidinger put in 6 points.

Sauk Centre (11-1)    24 34 — 58

Montevideo (8-4)    11 19 — 30

SAUK CENTRE – 20-62 FG (6-17 3-pt); 12-16 FT; 31 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Jenna Klaphake 13, Liz Ellens 7, Ali Peterson 5, Jordan Gamradt 3, Aleah Gerhartz 4, Macy Weller 16, Becca Moe 2, Bri VanWelde 8 … 3-point shots: Klaphake 2, Ellens, Peterson, Gamradt, Weller  … Rebound leaders: VanWelde 7, Sydney Zenzen 8 … Assist leaders: Klaphake 3 … Steal leaders: Gerhartz 5

MONTEVIDEO – 12-32 FG (2-4 3-pt); 3-6 FT; 21 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Tori Kuhlman 5, Jessi Jaenisch 4, Tia Diggins 7, Catherine Haugen 3, Morgan Reidinger 4, Natalie Feldhage 5 … 3-point shots: Diggins, Haugen … Rebound leaders: Reidinger 6, Diggins 4 … Assist leaders: Diggins 3

Canby 53, Hancock 44

The Lancers made 23 of 28 (82 percent) at the free-throw line including 9 of 10 by Morgan Merritt, who finished with a game-high 16 points.

Sarandon Bigalke drained 4 three-pointers for the Owls to finish with 14 points. Courtney Greiner followed with 13 points, plus 10 rebounds.

Canby (6-6)    21  32 — 52

Hancock (5-6)    22  22 — 44

CANBY – 13-28 FG (2-6 3-pt); 23-28 FT; 27 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Morgan Merritt 16, Ricki Kallhoff 10, Taylor Gorder 7, Brittany Merritt 6, Brandy Merritt 4, Tara Kockleman 3, Kristi Schmidt 1 … 3-point shots: B Merritt 1, M. Merritt 1

HANCOCK – 16-40 FG (8-24 3-pt);4-9 FT; 27 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Sarandon Bigalke 14, Courtney Greiner 13, Lexi Steege 8, Sami Schmidgall 4, Gabi Niehaus 3, Cassandra Agarate 2 … 3-point shots: Bigalke 4, Steege 2, Schmidgall 1, Greiner 1 … Rebound leaders: Greiner 10 … Assist leaders: Bigalke 4 … Steal leaders: Steege 3, Schmidgall 3

BOLD 70,

Minnewaska 45

Carly Sigurdson scorched the nets for 29 points and two other Warriors scored in double figures as BOLD (10-3) collected its 10th win of the season.

Baylie Kubesh added 12 points and Maggie Nagel another 11 for BOLD, which led 35-18 at halftime.

Sydney Joos supplied the Lakers (3-9) with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Mady Phillips added 10 points with the help of a couple of three-pointers.

BOLD (10-3)    35 35 — 70

Minnewaska (3-9)    18 27 — 45

BOLD – 27 FG (3 3-pt); 13-23 FT; rebounds n/a; 19 fouls … Scoring: Baylie Kubesh 12, Ashley Schmitz 4, Taylor Ebnet 6, Mariyah Stimpel 2, Carly Sigurdson 29, Mal Steffel 6, Maggie Nagel 11 … 3-point shots: Sigurdson 2, Kubesh 1 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

MINNEWASKA – 16-49 FG (2-7 3-pt); 11-20 FT; 29 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Carley Stewart 2, Bayley Pooler 4, Bridget Opdahl 1, Emma Middendorf 2, Mady Phillips 10, Ariel Ostrander 2, Paige Anderson 1, Ashlyn Guggisberg 2, Veronica Weisel 2, Sydney Joos 19 … 3-point shots: Phillips 2 … Rebound leaders: Joos 13 … Assist leaders: none … Steal leaders: Stewart 2

ACGC 65, Melrose 57

Sydney Larson erupted for 30 points and Erica Melbie produced another 21 to fuel the Falcons (6-8) past Melrose on the road.

Larson (13) and Melbie (12) nearly outscored the Dutchmen (2-12) by themselves in the first half as the Falcons entered halftime up 34-27. Larson then added 17 points in the second half and Melbie 9 to help thwart off Melrose’s rally that cut the Falcons’ lead down to five.

ACGC (6-8)    34 31 — 65

Melrose (2-12)    27 30 — 57

ACGC – 22 FG (7 3-pt); 14-24 FT; rebounds n/a; 13 fouls … Scoring: Sydney Larson 30, Erica Melbie 21, Shelby Schroeder 6, Katie Moore 4, Jacey Nelson 4 … 3-point shots: Schroeder 1, Melbie 4, Larson 2 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

MELROSE – 21 FG (1 3-pt); 14-21 FT; 26 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Tayler Reller 6, Shelby Uphoff 14, Emily Goerdt 6, Gabi Sawyer 12, Justine Revermann 6, Krista Klassen 7, Torri Reller 6 … 3-point shots: To. Reller 1 … Rebound leaders: Uphoff 10, Goerdt 6 … Assist leaders: none … Steal leaders: Sawyer 4

Morris/CA 53, YME 40

Morris/Chokio-Alberta jumped out to a quick lead and cruised to the victory on Tuesday in Morris.

The Tigers, who built a 15-point lead by halftime, got 13 points and 4 assists from Becca Holland, and her sister Beth Holland scored 10 points.

MaKenzie Smith scored 9 points and had 6 rebounds, and Tracy Meichsner had 4 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals.

YME’s Kelly Anderson scored 12 points and Chyanne Sand had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals.

The Tigers improved to 9-4 and play at ACGC at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

YME (1-11)    20 20 — 40

Morris/CA (9-4)    35 18 — 53

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST – 15-39 FG (1-8 3-pt); 9-13 FT; 16 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Kelly Anderson 12, Chyanne Sand 10, Dani Aus 5, Brittanna Raddatz 4, Cassie Schuffert 4, Danie Roden 3, Allison Carmany 2 … 3-point shots: Roden 1 … Rebound leaders: Sand 5, Aus 5 … Assist leaders: Sand 4 … Steal leaders: Sand 5

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 20-63 FG (3-13 3-pt); 10-13 FT; 34 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Becca Holland 13, Beth Holland 10, MaKenzie Smith 9, Nicole Strobel 6, Tracy Meichsner 4, Kaitlin Vogel 4, Katie Holzheimer 3, Abby Olson 2, Moira McHally 2 … 3-point shots: Holzheimer 1, Becca Holland 1, Beth Holland 1 … Rebound leaders: Meichsner 11, Smith 6, Strobel 6 … Assist leaders: Meichsner 4, Becca Holland 4 … Steal leaders: Meichsner 5

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