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<b>Rand Middleton</b>
Willmar guard James Neis, left, draws a foul from Moorhead's Wes Anderson on a fast break during Saturday's non-conference game at Willmar.
<b>Rand Middleton</b> Willmar guard James Neis, left, draws a foul from Moorhead's Wes Anderson on a fast break during Saturday's non-conference game at Willmar.

Willmr boys wins sixth straight

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

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals extended their winning streak to six games on Saturday with a 64-47 non-conference victory over the Moorhead Spuds.

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Taylor Filipek scored 23 points to lead the Cardinals (7-2), who, after three consecutive non-conference wins, return to Central Lakes Conference play on Thursday at Little Falls.

Willmar, which lost at Moorhead last year, 67-55, leads the overall series 4-1.

The Spuds (1-4) were led by 6-4 junior center Michael White with 15 points.

The Cardinals trailed 7-4 out of the gate, but a steal and layup by Isaiah Streed triggered a 22-3 Willmar run for a 26-10 Willmar lead. It was 36-19 by halftime.

Streed finished with 11 points and Jordan Smith with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Willmar held a 32-18 rebound advantage over the Spuds.

Willmar coach Steve Grove started sitting his top eight players with nine minutes left and a 32-point lead.

Forward Sam Esboldt and guard Andrew Bangen were first in.

The entire bench had emptied with five minutes left, allowing 17 players to see action.

Grove said Reeves, a 6-5 sophomore, has cemented a starting role with his consistent play.

"He's got an incredible leaping ability and a good shot around the basket," said Grove. "And for a sophomore, he's been very composed."

Willmar 64, Moorhead 47

Moorhead (1-4) 19 28 -- 47

Willmar (7-2) 36 28 -- 64

MOORHEAD - 17-47 FG (4-18 3-pt); 9-13 FT; 18 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Sam Stetz 4, Scott Petry 9, Erik Slette 7, Zach Dalen 2, Michael White 15, Kris Lien 10 ... 3-point shots: Petry 3, Slette 1 ... Rebound leaders: White 5 ... Assist leaders: Sederquiest 4 ... Steal leaders: White 3

WILLMAR - 23 FG (2 3-pt); 16-22 FT; 32 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Jeremy Schendel 2, Alec Saunders 3, James Neis 1, Jordan Smith 10, Sam Esboldt 4, Isaiah Streed 11, Taylor Filipek 23, Ryan Filipek 2, Samuel Spaulding 2, Brian Reeves 6 ... 3-point shots: T. Filipek 1, Saunders 1 ... Rebound leaders: Smith 9, T. Filipek 8, R. Filipek 7 ... Assist leaders: Neis 4 ... Steal leaders: Smith 3, T. Filipek 3 ... Blocked Shots: T. Filipek 3

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