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Boys Basketball: Canby edges YME

GRANITE FALLS — A balanced attack and solid defense helped Canby down Yellow Medicine East 45-39 on Monday at YME High School.

Eight Lancers scored, led by Blake Mercer with 12 points. Zach Durfee had nine points and six rebounds.

YME's Trent Skjefte and Dalton Anderson both scored eight points and Bennett Knapper, Carter Sneller both scored seven points. But Canby limited the Sting to 34 percent shooting from the field.

YME plays at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Canby 45, YME 39

Canby (2-3) 21 24 — 45

YME (0-5) 18 21 — 39

CANBY - Scoring: Tyler Kack 2, Zach Durfee 9, Tyler Sayre 3, Riley Kockelman 8, Blake Mercer 12, Jacob Crowser 6, Brandon Bursack 2, Carter Wente 2 ... 3-point shots: Durfee 1, Sayre 1, Kockelman 2 ... Rebound leader: Durfee 6 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Crowser 2

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Nicky Lindstrom 3, Bennett Knapper 7, Carter Sneller 7, Ethan Peterson 6, Trent Skjefte 8, Dalton Anderson 8 ... 3-point shots: Knapper 1, Sneller 2 ... Rebound leader: Anderson 4 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Sneller 4

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