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Boys Basketball: BOLD runs over LQPV

Lac qui Parle Valley's Jake Maland, middle in white, and BOLD's Jake Marcus (5) and Michael Schulte, right, battle for a loose ball during the first half of a West Central South Conference game Monday in Bird Island. BOLD's Tyler Slagter (31) and Kyle Athmann watch the play from the corner. The Warriors defeated the Eagles 63-44. Tribune photo by Tom Larson.

Tribune Staff Report

BIRD ISLAND -- BOLD stretched out the lead near the end of the first half, then forced a more up-tempo game in the second half to defeat Lac qui Parle Valley 63-44 in a West Central Conference South game Monday.

The Warriors improved to 4-4 in the conference and 10-8 overall. They play at Yellow Medicine East on Friday.

"In the second half, we went on a nice run and were able to shift the tempo," said BOLD head coach Jon Hamre.

The Warriors' Kyle Athmann hit four 3-point shots and finished with 23 points, and he also pulled down 10 rebounds.

BOLD's Zach Remillard had 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals.

LQPV fell to 0-8 in the conference and 2-16 overall. Eric Smith led the Eagles with 19 points and he and Brandon Bornhorst both had 6 rebounds.

BOLD entered the game having lost two in a row after a seven-game winning streak. Hamre said the Warriors are getting back on stride as the postseason approaches.

"We're making progress," Hamre said. "We want to be playing our best ball come March, so we're working on picking up one thing in every practice and working towards that."

BOLD 63, LQPV 44

LQPV (0-8 2-16) 19 25 -- 44

BOLD (4-4 10-8) 30 33 -- 63

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 15-43 FG (2-13 3-pt); 12-18 FT; 24 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Jordan Brehmer 3, Jake Haldorson 3, Colby Siegert 2, Brandon Bornhorst 2, Dazhown Coleman 6, Garrett Olson 2, Eric Smith 19, Jake Maland 7 ... 3-point shots: Haldorson 1, Maland 1 ... Rebound leaders: Smith 6, Bornhorst 6 ... Assist leaders: NA ... Steal leaders: Bornhorst 4

BOLD - 21-54 FG (5-16 3-pt); 16-19 FT; 29 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Zach Remillard 19, Kyle Athmann 23, Tyler Rock 4, Tyler Slagter 3, Trent Athmann 4, Michael Schulte 10 ... 3-point shots: K.Athmann 4, Slagter 1 ... Rebound leaders: K.Athmann 10, Jake Marcus 5 ... Assist leaders: Remillard 5, Rock 3 ... Steal leaders: Remillard 4, Rock 3