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Boys Basketball: Bevy of scorers lead Wildcats over Royals

WATERTOWN — New London-Spicer got back over .500 by edging out Watertown-Mayer 59-53 on Thursday night.

Tristan Thompson had a game-high 17 points for the Wildcats, who otherwise relied on a bevy of scorers to improve to 8-7.

NLS led by five points at halftime and hung on from there, outscoring the Royals by one point over the final 18 minutes.

The Wildcats shot 46.2 percent from the field and had 1.16 points per possession in the victory.

NLS returns to action in a Section 3AA matchup with Redwood Valley on Saturday in Marshall.

NLS 59, W-M 53

NLS (8-7) 33 26 — 59

W-M (5-11) 28 25 — 53

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brandon Adelman 11, Ander Arnold 7, Brandyn Harlow 8, Jonathan Kaelke 5, Caleb Maxwell 3, Jake Schmidt 5, Tristan Thompson 17, Ryan Wyganowski 3 ... 3-point shots: Arnold 1, Kaelke 1, Maxwell 1, Schmidt 1, Thompson 4, Wyganowski 1 ... Rebound leader: Adelman 6, Arnold 6 ... Assist leader: Adelman 3, Arnold 3 ... Steal leader: Arnold 1

WATERTOWN-MAYER - Scoring: Wes Burns 14, Wilson Kuhn 12, Will McBee 2, Tom Theisen 4, Nate Truniger 2, Brevin Williams 12, Braxton Williams 5 ... 3-point shots: Kuhn 2, Brevin Williams 2 ... Rebound leader: Burns 6 ... Assist leader: Kuhn 2 ... Steal leader: Burns 1

Kimball 45, BBE 44

BBE rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit but fell just short of the Cubs in a Central Minnesota Conference game on Thursday in Brooten.

Evan Wiener scored a game-high 16 points and he also had six rebounds and two steals. Parker Schwinghammer had 12 points, six boards and two steals.

KImball (12-3) 26 19 — 45

BBE (6-10) 16 28 — 44

KIMBALL - Scoring: Hayden Gagnon 5, Drew Gustafson 4, Noah Jurek 13, Weston Hine 10, Michael Hoffmann 13 ... 3-point shots: Gagnon 1, Jurek 1, Hine 1, Hoffmann 1 ... Rebound leader: Hine 7 ... Assist leader: Jurek 2 ... Steal leader: Gustafson 4

BBE - Scoring: Jayden Miller 1, Ethan Schwinghammer 2, Evan Wiener 16, Parker Schwinghammer 12, Ryan Illies 6, Ashton Dingmann 5, Kyle Felling 2 ... 3-point shots: Wiener 2, P. Schwinghammer 2, Dingmann 1 ... Rebound leader: Wiener 6, P. Schwinghammer 6, Illies 5 ... Assist leader: P. Schwinghammer 3 ... Steal leader: Wiener 2, P. Schwinghammer 2, Dingmann 2

Ortonville 59, Benson 53

Benson fought closely with state-ranked Ortonville but came up short on Thursday night.

Will Enderson had 17 points to lead the way for the Braves, while the Trojans' DaVonte Edwards had a big game with 19 rebounds and 15 boards.

Tyson Powell had a game-high 21 points for Ortonville.

Ortonville (13-2) 29 30 —59

Benson (0-16) 26 27 — 53

ORTONVILLE - Scoring: Tyson Powell 21, Leo Zepeda 3, DaVonte Edwards 19, Jacob Hoernemann 2, Peter Treinen 12, Alex Huebner 2 ... 3-point shots: Powell 2, Edwards 1 ... Rebound leader: Edwards 15 ... Assist leader: Edwards 1 ... Steal leader: Powell 6

BENSON - Scoring: Austin Ose 13, Matt Goosen 3, Eric Hoium 4, Matt Connolly 7, Will Enderson 17, Sam Lundebrek 2, Hunter Gonnerman 4, Jonas Habben 3 ... 3-point shots: Ose 2, Goossen 1, Connolly 1, Enderson 3 ... Rebound leader: Enderson 7 ... Assist leader: Lundebrek 1, Ose 1 ... Steal leader: Ose 2

Milbank 68, Morris/CA 62

Morris/Chokio-Alberta saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of Milbank (SD).

The Tigers led by five at halftime, but were outscored 40-29 in the second half.

Jaret Johnson had 14 points to pace Morris.

Milbank 28 40 — 68

Morris/CA (9-7) 33 29 — 62

MILBANK - Stats not provided

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Kyle Staebler 5, Camden Arndt 13, Connor Koebernick 6, Jackson Loge 4, Tate Nelson 11, Chandler Vogel 9, Jaret Johnson 14 ... 3-point shots: Arndt 3, Vogel 1, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: Johnson 7, Arndt 6 ... Assist leader: Koebernick 3, Loge 3 ... Steal leader: Vogel 4, Nelson 3

Minneota 83, YME 52

Minneota downed YME by 31 points on Thursday night.

Bennett Knapper scored a game-high 24 points in the loss for the Sting.

Thomas Hennen had 21 points to lead the Vikings.

YME (1-12) 32 20 — 52

Minneota (14-1) 51 32 — 83

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Dalton Anderson 6, Chetwin Ishmon 9, Bennett Knapper 24, Nicky Lindstrom 3, Ethan Peterson 4, Trent Skjefte 6 ... 3-point shots: Knapper 6, Ishmon 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

MINNEOTA - Scoring: Nolan Boerboom 13, Isaac Hennen 14, Jacob Hennen 7, Thomas Hennen 21, Jared Josephson 9, Tristan Sorenson 9, Logan Sussner 10 ... 3-point shots: Boerboom 3, T Hennen 3, Josephson 3, Sorenson 3 ... Rebound leader: I Hennen 9 ... Assist leader: J Hennen 9 ... Steal leader: I Hennen 4

LPQV 55, KMS 52

Lac qui Parle Valley held on in the final minute to beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Thursday night in a Camden Conference game.

Weston Gjerde led all scorers with 16 points for the Saints, but a balanced Eagles attack got the job done.

Austin Bonn had a team-high 14 points for LQPV, which also got 12 points apiece from Braiden Kittelson and Caden Bjornjeld.

KMS (8-8) 27 25 — 52

LQPV (10-10) 29 26 — 55

KMS - Scoring: Austin Bonn 14, Caden Bjornjeld 12, Isaac Gerdes 5, Evan Benson 4, Ross Olson 2, Braiden Kittelson 12, Thomas Daniels 6 ... 3-point shots: Bonn 4, Bjornjeld 2, Gerdes 1, Kittelson 2 ... Rebound leader: Gerdes 5, Benson 5, Kittelson 5 ... Assist leader: Kittelson 5, Bonn 4 ... Steal leader: Bjornjeld 2, Benson 2

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Weston Gjerde 16, Regan Carlson 8, Ethan Hauge 7, Brandon Rasmusson 11, Josh Peterson 10 ... 3-point shots: Gjerde 2, Carlson 2 ... Rebound leader: Carlson 5, Hauge 5 ... Assist leader: Gjerde 3 ... Steal leader:Peterson 1

D-B 63, MACCRAY 59

Dawson-Boyd's balanced attack pulled out a comeback win on Thursday against MACCRAY.

Alex Swenson had 17 points, Bentley Boike scored 16 and Romell Horton scored 15 to lead the Blackjacks.

Thomas Kirking had a game-high 20 points for the Wolverines.

D-B (11-4) 32 31 — 63

MACCRAY (5-12) 34 25 — 59

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Romell Horton 15, Tyler Franzky 3, Alex Swenson 17, Joe Anyasike 4, Jake Lee 4, Bentley Boike 16 ... 3-point shots:Horton 3, Franzky 1, Anyasike 1 ... Rebound leader: Swenson 7, Boike 7 ... Assist leader: Swenson 4 ... Steal leader: Horton 2

MACCRAY - Scoring: Brady Kienitz 13, Braden Hoekstra 4, Thomas Kirking 20, Blake Wadsworth 13, Kelby Jaenisch 8, Brett Harguth 1 ... 3-point shots: Kienitz 3, Kirking 3, Wadsworth 1, Jaenisch 1 ... Rebound leader: Kienitz 3, Kirking 3, Wadsworth 3 ... Assist leader: Hoekstra 5 ... Steal leader: Wadsworth 2

BLHS 72, SE 64

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart used a big second half to down Sleepy Eye on Thursday night.

Trent Weispfennig led the way for the Mustangs with a strong showing of 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Sleepy Eye (7-9) 40 24 — 64

BLHS (6-8) 35 37 — 72

SLEEPY EYE - Scoring: Nathan Walter 11, Zach Haala 14, Ben Laffen 11, Jose Ibarra 2, Carter Brinkman 7, Kegan Heiderscheidt 2, Jon Mickelson 2, Paco Eliserio 3, Avery Stevens 10 ... 3-point shots: Haala 1, Laffen 1, Walter 1, Brinkman 1 ... Rebound leader: Haala 10 ... Assist leader: Heiderscheidt 6 ... Steal leader: Laffen 4

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Judson Watkins 2, Elijah Stifter 4, Nathan Schultz 4, Dane Daak 11, Trent Weispfennig 26, Stefon Johnson 5, Payton Diepold 19 ... 3-point shots: Daak 1, Weispfennig 4 ... Rebound leader: Diepold 16, Johnson 11, Weispfennig 10 ... Assist leader: Daak 2, Weispfennig 2 ... Steal leader: Johnson 2, Diepold 2

RCW 52, CMCS 47

Renville County West edged Central Minnesota Christian on Thursday night behind a double-double by Nathan Serbus.

Serbus led the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Jaguars went back over .500.

Micah Vander Beek had 16 points to lead the Bluejays. Justin Schrupp posted a stat line of eight points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals in the win.

RCW (10-9) 30 22 — 52

CMCS (4-13) 21 26 — 47

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Jaime Castillo 1, Tony Froland 2, Justin Schrupp 8, Riley Ashburn 9, Jaden Kolker 10, Nathan Serbus 22 ... 3-point shots: Schrupp 1 ... Rebound leader: Serbus 10, Castillo 6, Schrupp 6 ... Assist leader: Schrupp 7 ... Steal leader: Schrupp 5

CENTRAL MN CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Jacob Meyer 2, Austin TeBrake 7, Micah Vander Beek 16, Peter Martin 12, Braden Ruschen, Blake Greenwaldt 6... 3-point shots: TeBrake 1, Vander Beek 2, Martin 4, Greenwaldt 2 ... Rebound leader: Ruschen 7 ... Assist leader: Marcus 5, TeBrake 4 ... Steal leader: Meyer 2