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Prep Basketball: Paynesville falls in heartbreaker

Paynesville's Max Weidner hurries past a pair of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted defenders during Tuesday's game in Paynesville. Jake Schultz / Tribune1 / 4
Paynesville's Caden Spanier shoots over a Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted defender during Tuesday's game in Paynesville. Jake Schultz / Tribune2 / 4
Paynesville's Sam Oehrlein goes up for a layup during Tuesday's game against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in Paynesville. Jake Schultz / Tribune3 / 4
Paynesville's Levi Bast tries a floater during Tuesday's game against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in Paynesville. Jake Schultz / Tribune4 / 4

PAYNESVILLE — Heartbreak hit Paynesville High School Tuesday night as Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted's Noah Bush scored a game-winner with three seconds left on the clock for a 35-34 win.

Paynesville outscored the Lakers in the second half 17-14 but Bush proved to be the hero, scoring two of his four points with single-digit seconds remaining.

Brandon Karels scored a game-high 10 points for the Lakers in an all-out defensive battle. Max Weidner and Spencer Imholte each finished with eight points for the Bulldogs.

Paynesville will look to get back on track Thursday when they take on Benson in Paynesville.

HLWW 35, Paynesville 34

HLWW (6-12) 21 14 — 35

Paynesville (4-12) 17 17 — 34

HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED - Scoring: Brandon Karels 10, Brock Bangasser 8, Zach Uter 7, TJ Kittock 6, Noah Bush 4 ... 3-point shots: Karels 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Max Weidner 8, Spencer Imholte 8, Levi Bast 6, Sam Oehrlein 4, Mitchell Schlangen 4, Caden Spanier 2, Brenden Uhlenkamp 2 ... 3-point shots: Imholte 2, Weidner 1, Bast 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

NLS 90, GSL 54

Ryan Wyganowski hit seven 3-pointers and New London-Spicer beat Glencoe-Silver Lake handily on Tuesday night.

Wyganowski finished with a game-high 23 points and Brandon Adelman chipped in 18 points and six assists for the Wildcats.

GSL (7-10) 22 32 — 54

NLS (10-7) 55 45 — 90

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE - Scoring: Gage Alsleben 6, Austin Barrett 9, Connor Kantack 12, Mitchel Klockmann 7, Zach Mohr 4, Gabe Roepke 7, Riley Ruzicka 2, Alexis Sanchez 3, Reece Schwirtz 4 ... 3-point shots: Klockmann 1, Roepke 1, Sanchez 1 ... Rebound leader: Kantack 4 ... Assist leader:Alsleben 2 ... Steal leader: Schwirtz 2, Roepke 2

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brandon Adelman 18, Ander Arnold 8, Brandyn Harlow 6, Jon Kaelke 4, Christian Lessman 2, Caleb Maxwell 5, Brenden Mayhew 2, Jake Poole 8, Will Roguske 2, Jake Schmidt 3, Thomas Smith 2, Tristan Thompson 7, Ryan Wyganowski 23 ... 3-point shots: Adelman 2, Wyganowski 7, Schmidt 1, Thompson 1 ... Rebound leader: Arnold 5 ... Assist leader: Adelman 6 ... Steal leader: Thompson 3

Litchfield 52, Mound Westonka 45

Litchfield bumped its record over .500 with a win over Mound Westonka on Tuesday night.

Alex Gruenke dropped 23 points to lead all scorers for the Dragons.

Litchfield (9-8) 19 33 — 52

Mound Westonka (9-8) 17 28 — 45

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Alex Gruenke 23, Tyson Michels 2, Owen Boerema 7, Joe Pennertz 6, Jordan Green 6, Jake Schneider 8 ... 3-point shots: Gruenke 2, Boerema 1 ... Rebound leader: Boerema 10 ... Assist leader: Pennertz 3 ... Steal leader: Michels 2

MOUND WESTONKA - Scoring: Nicolas Phommahaxay 12, Jameson Sexton 2, Jack Kraay 9, Calvin MacKell 3, Isaiah Dempsey 9, Evan Dahl 3, Marshall Boser 7 ... 3-point shots: Phommahaxay 2, Kraay 3, MacKell 1, Dahl 1 ... Rebound leader: Boser 4 ... Assist leader: Phommahaxay 4 ... Steal leader: Dempsey 3

BBE 62, Holdingford 55

BBE pulled a minor upset with a victory over Holdingford on Tuesday in Brooten.

Holdingford (10-7) 23 32 — 55

BBE (7-10) 28 34 — 62

HOLDINGFORD - Scoring: Tyson Patrick 7, Cody Skwira 12, Austin Lange 12, Isaiah Folsom 9, Evan DeMorett 5, Nicholas Hellmann 8, Jared Thell 2 ... 3-point shots: Patrick 1, Skwira 2, Lange 1, Folsom 2, DeMorett 1 ... Rebound leader: Lange 8 ... Assist leader: Patrick 2 ... Steal leader: Thell 4

BBE - Stats not provided

BOLD 95, Redwood Valley 91

BOLD came away with a win in a track meet against Redwood Valley on Tuesday night.

The Warriors outscored the Cardinals 56-50 in the second half to complete the comeback victory.

Gavin Vosika scored 35 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven steals for BOLD. Carter Henry had 26 points and a game-saving block with five seconds to play, and Jordan Sagedahl had 24 points and the game's put-away free throws.

BOLD (15-4) 39 56 — 95

Redwood Valley (8-10) 41 50 — 91

BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 5, Gavin Vosika 35, Matthew Moorse 4, Jordan Sagedahl 24, Carter Henry 26, Dawson Vosika 1 ... 3-point shots: D Sagedahl 1, G Vosika 4, J Sagedahl 2 ... Rebound leader: Vosika 7, Henry 7, D Vosika 5 ... Assist leader: G Vosika 7, D Vosika 5 ... Steal leader: D Sagedahl 5, G Vosika 4

REDWOOD VALLEY - Stats not provided

CMCS 44, MACCRAY 34

Central Minnesota Christian put up one of the more dominant defensive efforts of the year in the second half, holding MACCRAY to 12 points on the way to a come-from-behind victory.

Austin TeBrake led the way for the Bluejays with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

MACCRAY's Thomas Kirking led all scorers with 15 points.

MACCRAY (5-13) 22 12 — 34

CMCS (5-13) 20 24 — 44

MACCRAY - Scoring: Blake Wadsworth 13, Brady Kienitz 6, Thomas Kirking 15 ... 3-point shots: Wadsworth 2, Kienitz 2, Kirking 3 ... Rebound leader: Wadsworth 8, Jaenisch 7 ... Assist leader: Jaenisch 4 ... Steal leader: Four players with one

CMCS - Scoring: Jacob Meyer 8, Austin TeBrake 12, Jay Marcus 6, Micah Vander Beek 10, Peter Martin 7, Braden Ruschen 1 ... 3-point shots: TeBrake 1, Marcus 1, Martin 1 ... Rebound leader: TeBrake 15 ... Assist leader: Marcus 3, Martin 3 ... Steal leader: TeBrake 2

RCW 62, LQPV 52

Justin Schrupp scored 20 points and Renville County West downed Lac qui Parle Valley 62-52 on Tuesday night.

The Jaguars held a 10-point lead at halftime before things evened out more in the second half.

Nathan Serbus added 17 points for RCW.

LQPV (10-11) 16 36 — 52

RCW (11-9) 26 36 — 62

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Austin Bonn 6, Caden Bjornjeld 5, Isaac Gerdes 16, Evan Benson 8, Braiden Kittelson 13, Ross Olson 8 ... 3-point shots: Bonn 2, Bjornjeld 1, Gerdes 4, Benson 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Trent Kjersten 6, Tony Froland 5, Justin Schrupp 20, Riley Ashburn 3, Jaden Kolker 11, Nathan Serbus 17 ... 3-point shots: Kjersten 2, Schrupp 4, Kolker 1 ... Rebound leader: Ashburn 7, Serbus 7, Kolker 6, Schrupp 6, Froland 6 ... Assist leader: Schrupp 6 ... Steal leader: Schrupp 6

Lakeview 68, YME 48

Bennett Knapper scored 20 points but it was Lakeview who ran away with a victory against Yellow Medicine East.

Tate Varpness led all scorers with 21 points for Lakeview.

Lakeview (14-5) 27 41 — 68

YME (1-14) 24 24 — 48

LAKEVIEW - Scoring: Tyler Imes 14, Tate Varpness 21, Kailen French 1, Jarod Goepferich 14, Nick Fenske 2, Bryce Arends 2, Parker Hoffman 3, Aaron Loe 11 ... 3-point shots: Imes 4, Loe 3 ... Rebound leader: Goepferich 14 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Conner Doop 2

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Nicky Lindstrom 2, Bennett Knapper 20, Carter Sneller 2, Ethan Peterson 11, Jahrell Ischmon 9, Trent Skjefte 2, Dalton Anderson 2 ... 3-point shots: Knapper 5, Peterson 1, Ischmon 1 ... Rebound leader: Peterson 3 ... Assist leader: Peterson 1 ... Steal leader: Peterson 4, Ischmon 4

Dawson-Boyd 78, KMS 74 OT

Dawson-Boyd escaped with an overtime victory over KMS in a Camden Conference north game on Tuesday night.

Romell Horton, Alex Swenson and Bentley Boike all scored 20-plus points to lead the Blackjacks, who outscored the Saints 13-9 in overtime.

Weston Gjerde had 19 points to lead KMS while Josh Peterson added 15 and Brandon Rasmusson had 14.

KMS (9-9) 29 36 9 — 78

Dawson-Boyd (12-4) 34 31 13 — 74

KMS - Scoring: Isaac Call 4, Weston Gjerde 19, Regan Carlson 10, Ethan Hauge 10, Brandon Rasmusson 14, Josh Peterson 15 ... 3-point shots: Gjerde 1, Carlson 2, Hauge 1, Rasmusson 2 ... Rebound leader: Hauge 6, Peterson 6 ... Assist leader: Carlson 5, Gjerde 5 ... Steal leader: Rasmusson 1, Call 1

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Colton Husby 5, Romell Horton 21, Alex Swenson 21, Joe Anyasike 2, Jake Lee 7, Bentley Boike 20, Seth Stratmoen 2 ... 3-point shots: Horton 2, Swenson 1, Lee 1 ... Rebound leader: Boike 9, Swenson 6 ... Assist leader: Horton 4 ... Steal leader: Swenson 3

GFW 54, BLHS 52

Trent Weispfennig scored his 1,000th career point and tallied a double-double in a loss to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Tuesday night.

Weispfennig scored 18 points and pulled in 14 rebounds and teammate Stefan Johnson added his own double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

BLHS (6-10) 18 34 — 52

GFW (5-12) 21 33 — 54

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Elijah Stifter 6, Nathan Schultz 3, Dane Daak 5, Conner Hettinger 3, Trent Weispfennig 18, Stefan Johnson 12, Payton Diepold 10 ... 3-point shots: Schultz 1, Daak 1, Weispfennig 5 ... Rebound leader: Weispfennig 14, Johnson 12 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

GIBBON-FAIRFAX-WINTHROP - Scoring: Zach Weber 13, Ryan Albrecht 2, Martin Ortiz 10, Kyle Hurias 18, Tylor Hopp 11 ... 3-point shots: Weber 3, Ortiz 1, Hopp 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Girls Basketball

Litchfield 56,

Mound Westonka 47

Laney Huhner and Sydney McCann both scored 18 points to lead Litchfield to a Wright County Conference win on Tuesday in Litchfield.

Huhner also had eight rebounds and four steals and McCann grabbed eight rebounds, had four assists and made seven steals. Maddy Shoultz finished with seven points, nine rebounds and three assists.

The Dragons play at Rockford at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Mound Westonka (6-14) 26 21 — 47

Litchfield (11-8) 23 33 — 56

MOUND WESTONKA - Scoring: Sam Eidsness 8, Melissa Drill 2, Jen Schaible 18, Ela Springer 7, Maya Thurston 11, Sam Otto 1 ... 3-point shots: Eidsness 2, Schaible 3 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Laney Huhner 18, Kamri Driver 3, Natalie Hansen 4, Maddy Shoultz 7, Sydney McCann 18, Tessa Goerish 6 ... 3-point shots: Huhner 2, Driver 1, Shoultz 1, McCann 1 ... Rebound leader: Huhner 13, Shoultz 9, McCann 8 ... Assist leader: McCann 4, Shoultz 3 ... Steal leader: McCann 7, Huhner 4

NLS 58, GSL 51

New London-Spicer trailed by as much as seven points in the second half but rallied late with impressive 3-point shooting to take the win against Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Shea Oman and Mackenzie Rich each finished with 18 points and four made 3-pointers to help guide the Wildcats and take the lead with just more than two minutes left to play.

NLS finish the week with a visit from Annandale Friday in New London.

NLS (13-6) 24 34 — 58

GSL (12-7) 25 26 — 51

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Shea Oman 18, Mackenzie Rich 18, Emma Hanson 13, Grace DeSchepper 5, Erin Knisley 4 ... 3-point shots: Oman 4, Rich 4, Hanson 3 ... Rebound leader: DeSchepper 8, Knisley 7, Ava Kramer 7, Ashton Engelke 6, Emma Hanson 6 ... Assist leader: Oman 6, Hanson 3 ... Steal leader: Oman 4

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE - Scoring: Miah Monahan 16, McKenna Monahan 19, Alison Kettner 3, Olivia Lemke 2, Kasidy Cacka 3, Zoe Christianson 2, Mick Frahm 6 ... 3-point shots: Miah Monahan 3, McKenna Monahan 5, Kettner 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

BBE 58, KMS 46

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa improved to 14-5 with a win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Tuesday.

Nicole Wesbur scored a game-high 12 points for the Jaguars.

KMS (4-16) 26 20 — 46

BBE (14-5) 31 27 — 58

KMS - Scoring: Katie Krieger 15, Mallory Rudningen 5, Morgan Lesteberg 9, Madison Rohner 8, Maret Gjerde 7, Dacotah Rohner 2 ... 3-point shots: Krieger 1, Lesterberg 3, Gjerde 1 ... Rebound leader: Krieger 6 ... Assist leader: Krieger 4 ... Steal leader: Krieger 5

BBE - Scoring: Grace Illies 4, Cassandra Tensen 9, Jenna Dingmann 5,Morgan Gronli 10, Macie Kirckof 9, Nicole Wesbur 12, Jenna Fischer 3, Brittany Berge 5, Kendra Schmitz 1 ... 3-point shots: Dingmann 1, Gronli 1, Fischer 1, Berge 1 ... Rebound leader: Kirckof 9 ... Assist leader: Tensen 3 ... Steal leader: Kirckof 4

BOLD 82, Montevideo 53

BOLD put up 82 points in a win over Montevideo Tuesday night.

Makenna Steffel led all scorers with 23 points in a powerful performance for the Warriors. Taylor Sagedahl and Morgan Schmitz each finished with double digit points, scoring 17 points and 15 points, respectively.

Jasmyn Kronback added 15 points for the Thunderhawks.

BOLD (17-4) 43 39 — 82

Montevideo (4-12) 18 35 — 53

BOLD - Scoring: Abby Sigurdson 4, Alex Revier 2, Morgan Schmitz 15, Taylor Sagedahl 17, Makenna Steffel 23, Ashley Trongard 2, Makayla Snow 7, Brianna Weis 8, Laurie Mages 2, Shania Senkyr 2 ... 3-point shots: Schmitz 1, Sagedahl 2, Snow 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Molly Reeves 8, Kamren Saue 4, Madalyn Kilibarda 5, Jasmyn Kronback 15, Livia Gades 4, Greta Rongstad 6, Sydney Zindel 7, Avery Koenen 2, Tegan Marty 2 ... 3-point shots: none ... Rebound leader: Reeves 6, Zindel 5 ... Assist leader: Four players with one ... Steal leader: Zindel 3, Kronback 3

Minnewaska 63, Benson 36

Minnewaska tallied win No. 10 with a big-time win over Benson.

Kendra Kuczek and Emma Thorfinnson each tallied 13 points for the Lakers but it was Benson's Kaitlyn Berreau who led all scorers with 14 points.

Ten different Lakers made it onto the score sheet, including Maddie Thorfinnson who finished with 11 points.

Benson (3-16) 22 14 — 36

Minnewaska (10-8) 38 25 — 63

BENSON - Scoring: Kaitlyn Berreau 14, Courtney McNeill 5, Claire Ricard 10, Hannah Andrews 1, Abby Lundebrek 1, Jenna Smith 5 ... 3-point shots: Berreau 4, Ricard 1 ... Rebound leader: Ricard 6, Berreau 4 ... Assist leader: McNeill 5 ... Steal leader: Berreau 4

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Maddie Thorfinnson 11, Michele Stai 1, Kendra Kuczek 13, Alexis Piekarski 6, Isabella Ortendahl 2, Emma Thorfinnson 13, Rachel Erickson 7, Avery Hoeper 2, Ellie Danielson 6, Emily Harste 2 ... 3-point shots: Kuczek 3, E Thorfinnson 2, Erickson 2 ... Rebound leader: Ortendahl 7, M Thorfinnson 6, Hoffmann 5 ... Assist leader: Danielson 5 ... Steal leader: E Thorfinnson 5, Danielson 4

Melrose 63, ACGC 39

Melrose downed ACGC by 24 points on Tuesday night.

The Dutchmen led by 15 points at halftime and put the Falcons away with a nine-point advantage in the second half.

Madison Denton scored a game-best 15 points for ACGC.

Melrose (10-9) 37 26 — 63

ACGC (6-12) 22 17 — 39

MELROSE - Scoring: Cassie Klaphake 9, Sydney Straka 2, Ashley Rademacher 9, Mia Meyer 13, Whitney Austing 10, Makiya Luetmer 13, Courtney Wensman 3, Madison Dufner 4 ... 3-point shots: Klaphake 1, Rademacher 1, Austing 1, Wensman 1, Dufner 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

ACGC - Scoring: Jeana Denton 4, Emily Naber 1, Lindsey Minnick 4, Holly Hoekstra 2, Addison Bernstein 4, Gabby Lawver 2, Madison Denton 15, Rachel Wilner 3, Molly Youngblom 4... 3-point shots: Minnick 1, Denton 3, Wilner 1 ... Rebound leader: Minnick 8, Youngblom 6 ... Assist leader: Minnick 3 ... Steal leader: Bernstein 4

Canby 69, RCW 39

Canby downed Renville County West by 30 points on Tuesday night.

Aleah Zieske and Steph Zaske both scored 11 points to lead the Jaguars.

Kaylee Lepke's 13 points for Canby were a game-high.

Canby (6-12) 44 25 — 69

RCW (0-20) 15 24 — 39

CANBY - Scoring: Sarah Hansen 11, Morgan Cleveland 3, Hannah Jelen 1, Kayelee Johnson 8, Ahlea Wright 2, Marissa Hansen 11, Kaylee Leppke 13, Allison Anderson 2, Alyssa Beckius 12, Norah King 6 ... 3-point shots: Hansen 2, Cleveland 1 ... Rebound leader: Hansen 7, Cleveland 6... Assist leader: Beckius 7 ... Steal leader: Beckius 5

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Steph Zaske 11, Emma Rice 6, Aleah Zieske 11, Vanessa Savig 2, Pamela Winzenburg 2, Alyssa Ashburn 3, Tracie Read 4 ... 3-point shots: Rice 2, Zieske 1, Ashburn 1 ... Rebound leader: Zieske 6 ... Assist leader: Zaske 4 ... Steal leader: Zaske 3, Zieske 3

GFW 65, BLHS 45

Maddy Elder scored 26 points to help Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop to a win over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart.

Tia Weispfennig led the Mustangs with nine points and Sara Kottke hauled in 12 rebounds to help the BLHS cause.

BLHS will hit the road to take on Minnesota Valley Lutheran Friday.

GFW (12-8) 37 28 — 65

BLHS (2-15) 23 22 — 45

GIBBON-FAIRFAX-WINTHROP - Scoring: Erin Haas 6, Maddy Elder 26, Shelby Ramirez 4, Grace Swenson 4, Abby Neuman 6, Emily Heimkes 8, Miah Busse 11 ... 3-point shots: Busse 3, Haas 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Keegan Hanson 8, Kylie Ehlers 8, Chloe Ufkes 2, Tia Weispfennig 9, Jadah Borth 2, Sara Kottke 8, Alyssa Petersen 4, Rachel Dean 4 ... 3-point shots: Hanson 2, Kottke 1 ... Rebound leader: Kottke 12, Weispfennig 6, Ufkes 6 ... Assist leader: Ufkes 4, Hanson 4 ... Steal leader: Kottke 5

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