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Girls Basketball: Willmar remains perfect with win over Apollo

ST. CLOUD — Hannah Johnson scored 21 points and Cayle Hovland had 15 points and seven rebounds as Willmar remained undefeated with a 78-73 Central Lakes Conference win over St. Cloud Apollo on Tuesday.

Madi Linbo also scored in double figures with 12 points, Carly Wedel had nine points, Jordyn Swoboda had eight points and seven rebounds and Sadie Raitz finished with seven points and six rebounds.

Willmar led by two at the break and the Cardinals held off the Eagles despite a barrage of second-half 3-point shots.

"We looked a little rusty tonight having a week off," said head coach Dustin Carlson. "But the girls responded when Apollo was playing so well down the stretch. They kept hitting 3s but we didn't give up. I'm proud of the girls for responding with such determination."

Willmar 78, SC Apollo 73

Willmar (4-0) 35 43 — 78

SC Apollo (3-2) 33 40 — 73

WILLMAR - Scoring: Abby Berskow 4, Caitlin Ogdahl 2, Sadie Raitz 7, Jordyn Swoboda 8, Madi Linbo 12, Hannah Johnson 21, Cayle Hovland 15, Carly Wedel 9 ... 3-point shots: None ... Rebound leader: Hovland 8, Swoboda 7, Raitz 6, Johnson 5 ... Assist leader: Berskow 2 ... Steal leader: Berskow 3, Johnson 2

ST. CLOUD APOLLO - Scoring: Swanson 12, Washington 31, Timpane 6, Koepp 6, Pfannenstein 11, Chan 4 ... 3-point shots: Washington 4, Pfannenstein 3, Koepp 1 ... Rebound leader: N/A ... Assist leader: N/A ... Steal leader: N/A

WM 57, NLS 55

Watertown-Mayer jumped out to a 15-0 out of the gates but New London-Spicer fought back to tie things with seconds to go. It was the Royals' night, though, as Maggie Czinano hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season.

Maggie Czinano's sister, Monika, is a University of Iowa-bound center that took advantage of an inexperienced New London-Spicer post players, scoring 20 points to help the cause.

NLS recovered from the 15-0 run to start the game, making it 32-29 at halftime, and point guard Shea Oman had a lot to do with that. She scored a team-high 19 points thanks to four 3-pointers. She also added six steals, five rebounds and three assists as teammate Emma Hanson tacked on eight points and nine rebounds.

The road doesn't get any easier for the Wildcats. They'll hit the road again Thursday to take on the top-ranked Sauk Centre Mainstreeters.

NLS (4-1) 29 26 — 55

WM (2-3) 32 25— 57

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Ashton Engelke 6, Shea Oman 19, Mackenzie Rich 8, Emma Hanson 8, Payton Mages 5, Ava Kraemer 3, Erin Knisley 6 ... 3-point shots: Oman 4, Rich 2 ... Rebound leader: Hanson 9, Knisley 6, Oman 5 ... Assist leader: Oman 3, Rich 3 ... Steal leader: Oman 6

WATERTOWN-MAYER - Scoring: Maggie Czinano 9, Grace Knutson 4, Emma Ragner 6, Elizabeth Heilman 5, Emma Maas 13, Monika Czinano 20 ... 3-point shots: Ragner 2, Heilman 1, Maas 3 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Litchfield 67, Osakis 51

Laney Huhner scored 17 points, Kamri Driver had 15 points and Litchfield used a big first half to beat Osakis on Tuesday night.

The Dragons opened up a 23-point halftime lead and rode that through for the win.

Next up for Litchfield is a home game against Paynesville on Thursday.

Litchfield (2-2) 44 23 — 67

Osakis (1-4) 21 30 — 51

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Janessa Olson 6, Laney Huhner 17, Kamri Driver 15, Maddy Shoultz 11, Sydney McCann 12, Natalie Hansen 1, Tessa Goerish 2, Neriah Lara 1, Katelyn Cruze 2 ... 3-point shots: Huhner 1, Driver 5, Shoultz 2, McCann 1 ... Rebound leader: McCann 7, Hansen 7 ... Assist leader: McCann 7, Shoultz 5 ... Steal leader: Shoultz 5, McCann 4

OSAKIS - Scoring: Clasemann 6, Lauren Savageau 27, Tianna Stanek 4, Bree Timmerman 2, Madisen Johanson 4, Hanna Christensen 8 ... 3-point shots: Clasemann 1, Savageau 3 ... Rebound leader: N/A ... Assist leader: N/A ... Steal leader: N/A

MCA 66, Montevideo 44

Malory Anderson scored 23 points and Maddie Carrington had 21 in a West Central Conference win over Montevideo on Tuesday in Montevideo.

Anderson also had nine rebounds and Carrington had three assists and five steals.

The Thunder Hawks' Emmy Enevoldsen finished with 20 points, three assists and four steals, and Sydney Zindel registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.

Montevideo plays at Melrose at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Morris/CA (4-2) 26 40 — 66

Montevideo (0-4) 13 31 — 44

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Maddie Carrington 21, Riley Decker 11, Liz Dietz 3, Alexis Pew 4, Jenna Howden 2, Kylie Swanson 1, Malory Anderson 23, Carly Wohlers 1 ... 3-point shots: Carrington 4, Decker 1, Anderson 1 ... Rebound leader: Anderson 9, Howden 8 ... Assist leader: Dietz 4, Carrington 3 ... Steal leader: Carrington 5

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Kamren Saue 6, Emmy Enevoldsen 20, Kari Fragodt 2, Jasmyn Kronback 2, Sydney Zindel 14 ... 3-point shots: Enevoldsen 2 ... Rebound leader: Zindel 10, Saue 6, Molly Reeves 5 ... Assist leader: Enevoldsen 3, Reeves 2, Madalyn Kilibarda 2, Fragodt 2 ... Steal leader: Enevoldsen 4, Fragodt 2

BOLD 56, Minnewaska 51

BOLD improved to 4-1 with a West Central Conference victory over Minnewaska on Tuesday.

BOLD (4-1) 28 28 — 56

Minnewaska (3-3) 23 28 — 51

BOLD - Stats not provided

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Maddie Thorfinnson 2, Kendra Kuczek 4, Emma Thorfinnson 16, Rachel Erickson 3, Avery Hoeper 2, Ellie Danielson 24 ... 3-point shots: Emma Thorfinnson 2, Erickson 1, Danielson 3 ... Rebound leader: Danielson 11, Emma Thorfinnson 5 ... Assist leader: 3 Thorfinnson 2, Hannah Hoffmann 2, Emma Thorfinnson 2 ... Steal leader: Danielson 5, Maddie Thorfinnson 3, Kuczek 3

ACGC 53, Benson 45

ACGC used a second-half comeback to down Benson and pull back to .500 on the year.

Madison Denton scored 15 points to lead the Falcons, who trailed by two at halftime.

Kaitlyn Berreau hit three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points for the Braves.

ACGC plays at BOLD at 7:30 p.m. Friday while Benson plays at Sauk Centre at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Benson (1-6) 25 20 — 45

ACGC (3-3) 23 30 — 53

BENSON - Scoring: Kaitlyn Berreau 19, Abbie Mitteness 2, Courtney McNeill 2, Claire Ricard 12, Hannah Andrews 2, Abby Lundebrek 4, Grace Lee 4 ... 3-point shots: Berreau 3 ... Rebound leader: Ricard 9 ... Assist leader: Mitteness 4 ... Steal leader: Mitteness 3

ACGC - Scoring: Jeana Denton 3, Anna Grimsgard 8, Lindsey Minnick 13, Addison Bernstein 3, Gabby Lawver 8, Karina Kinzler 1, Madison Denton 15, Molly Youngblom 2 ... 3-point shots: Minnick 1, M Denton 3 ... Rebound leader: Minnick 8, Lawver 6 ... Assist leader: J Denton 2 ... Steal leader: J Denton 2, Grimsgard 2, Minnick 2, Lawver 2

KMS 46, CMCS 45

KMS jumped out to a 32-19 lead at halftime and held on for a one point victory over Central Minnesota Christian Tuesday night.

Morgan Lesteberg got the Saints going with 14 points, nine of which came from distance.

Elli Stoel and Ellie Greenwaldt helped engineer a comeback for the Bluejays, scoring 18 points and 15 points respectively.

KMS (1-5) 32 14 — 46

CMCS (1-2) 19 26 — 45

KMS - Scoring: Katie Krieger 7, Mallory Rudningen 6, Morgan Lesteberg 14, Haylee Johnson 3, Madison Rohner 1, Claire Hauge 2, Maret Gjerde 7, Dacotah Rohner 6 ... 3-point shots: Krieger 1, Gjerde 1, Lesteberg 3 ... Rebound leader: M Rohner 8 ... Assist leader: Krieger 4 ... Steal leader: Lesteberg 3

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Scoring: Elli Stoel 18, Ellie Greenwaldt 15, Colette Duininck 2, Katelyn Bulthuis 10 ... 3-point shots: Stoel 2, Greenwaldt 1 ... Rebound leader: Greenwaldt 9, Bulthuis 7... Assist leader: Reegan Duininck 2, C. Duininck 2 ... Steal leader: C. Duininck 3, Bulthuis 2

LQPV 52, DB 41

Kelsea Lund scored 22 points as Lac qui Parle Valley staved off Dawson-Boyd in the second half.

Grace Hegland was able to dominate the paint to complement Lund's outside scoring ability. She finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Dawson-Boyd, who moved to 3-2 on the season, used a strong scoring performance by Alex Sather to keep things close in Madison. She finished with 17 points and added five rebounds.

Dawson-Boyd (3-2) 19 22 — 41

LQPV (5-1) 23 29 — 52

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Mary Bothun 9, Alex Sather 17, Avery Bartunek 13, Olivia Stratmoen 2... 3-point shots: Sather 1 ... Rebound leader: Bothun 5, Sather 5 ... Assist leader: Gionna Parsa 1, Hannah Stelter 1, Bothun 1, Sather 1, Bartunek 1 ... Steal leader: Bothun 2, Sathe 2, Bartunek 2

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Haley Wollschlager 9, Kelsea Lund 22, Macie Lund 3, Grace Hegland 13, Lindsay Kranz 3, Katlyn Gades 2 ... 3-point shots: Wollschlager 1, K Lund 4, M Lund 1, Hegland 1 ... Rebound leader: Hegland 10, Kranz 5 ... Assist leader: Wollschlager 5 ... Steal leader: Kranz 2, K Lund 2, M Lund 2

Ortonville 52, RCW 24

Ortonville defeated Renville County West in a non-conference game on Tuesday in Renville.

RCW's Aleah Zieske finished with nine points, seven rebounds and seven steals and Steph Zaske scored seven points. Emma Rice led the Jaguars with 11 rebounds.

Ortonville (2-1) 26 26 — 52

RCW (0-6) 7 17 — 24

ORTONVILLE - Stats not provided

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Steph Zaske 7, Sandra Perez 2, Emma Rice 2, Aleah Zieske 9, Pamela Winzent 2, Tracie Read 2 ... 3-point shots: Zaske 1 ... Rebound leader: Rice 11, Zieske 7, Leslie Gonzalez 7 ... Assist leader: Zieske 1 ... Steal leader: Zieske 7

YME 66, Canby 45

Anna McCosh is back and she made her presence felt against Canby Tuesday night, dropping 25 points in Yellow Medicine East's victory.

Teammate Mackenzie Dyrdahl scored 23 points to help the Sting's offensive firepower.

YME (4-1) 39 27 — 66

Canby (1-4) 24 21 — 45

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Anna McCosh 25, Madison Hinz 6, Sam Anderson 3, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 23, Meeghen Dahlager 7, Hannah Gullickson 2 ... 3-point shots: Hinz 1, Anderson 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

CANBY - Scoring: Sarah Hansen 6, Morgan Cleveland 6, Kallie Jelen 8, Kaylee Leppke 2, Alyssa Beckius 12, Norah King 11 ... 3-point shots: Hansen 2, Jelen 2 ... Rebound leader: Beckius 9 ... Assist leader: Cleveland 5 ... Steal leader: Jelen 3

Pierz 67, Paynesville 37

Kelsi Stuckmayer scored 27 points as Pierz took the victory over Paynesville.

Cora Hentges led the way with eight points for the Bulldogs.

Paynesville (0-6) 37

Pierz (2-3) 67

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Sierra Hoekstra 2, Brynn Johnson 2, Mari Shumaker 1, Kendra Schleper 1, Taylor Reiter 5, Cora Hentges 8, Harley Kunstleben 6, Sophie Strand 5, Kali Reiter 3, Lindy Hennen 2, Kylee Everson 2, Yajaira Ibarra 2 ... 3-point shots: Reiter 1, Kunstleben 2, Strand 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

PIERZ - Scoring: Decorah Iverson 2, Malea Boser 6, Kelsi Stuckmayer 27, Rabeka Langer 5, Taylor Kimman 4, Grace Gottwalt 3, Brittney Boser 7, Laura Skiba 10 ... 3-point shots: Hansen 2, Jelen 2 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

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