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Local Roundup: Willmar still perfect after win over Redwood Valley

WILLMAR — Willmar's Noah Slagter and Redwood Valley's Mitch Irlbeck each tallied 25 points but the Cardinal supporting cast proved to have the edge in a 79-61 non-conference win Saturday at Willmar High School.

Willmar improved to 17-0. The Class AAA Cardinals are ranked No. 4 in Follow the Rock's Feb. 4 poll and they are No. 7 in Minnesota Basketball News' Feb. 2 poll.

Willmar's Ty Roelofs finished with 13 points, just ahead of teammate Noah Getz' 10 points.

Slagter had a team-high eight rebounds and also four steals. Roelofs had six boards and five steals.

Willmar will remain at home for a tough test against Central Lakes Conference foe St. Cloud Tech. The Cardinals will look to remain perfect at 7:15 p.m. Monday against the Tigers.

Willmar 79, Redwood Valley 61

Redwood Valley (9-11) 30 31 — 61

Willmar (17-0) 41 38 — 79

REDWOOD VALLEY - Scoring: Mitch Irlbeck 25, Cole Woodford 8, Deo Charles 6, Colin Wells 5, Logan Josephson 4, Kyle Huhnerkoch 4, Bronson Smith 4, Payton Nelson 3, Zach Josephson 2 ... 3-point shots: Irlbeck 1, Charles 2, Wells 1, Nelson 1 ... Rebound leader: Woodford 8 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

WILLMAR - Scoring: Noah Slagter 25, Ty Roelofs 13, Noah Getz 10, Cameron Murphy 8, Ryan Slette 7 Donald Jurek 6, Jake Evans 5, Drey Dirksen 4, Hamza Mohamed 1 ... 3-point shots: Slagter 3, Slette 1, Evans 1 ... Rebound leader: Slagter 8, Roelofs 6 ... Assist leader: Dirksen 3, Getz 3 ... Steal leader: Roelofs 5, Slagter 4

Hancock 71, CMCS 54

Noah Kannegiesser has been rewriting the history books all season and Saturday he took a permanent marker to the top of the scoring list.

The senior guard hit a 3-pointer in the first half of Saturday's game against Central Minnesota Christian to move past Bree (Holleman) Smith and become Hancock's all-time scoring leader. It was one of six 3-pointers he made on the way to yet another 40-point game. He now sits at 2,340 points after entering the game just five points off the previous record.

Austin TeBrake kept CMCS in the game with 24 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

CMCS (5-14) 28 26 — 54

Hancock (16-1) 35 36 — 71

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Austin TeBrake 24, Peter Martin 8, Jacob Meyer 6, Simon Van Dyken 5, Braden Ruschen 5, Micah Vander Beek 4, Jay Marcus 2 ... 3-point shots: Van Dyken 1, Ruschen 1, TeBrake 1 ... Rebound leader: TeBrake 15, Martin 6, Ruschen 6 ... Assist leader: Van Dyken 2, Marcus 2 ... Steal leader: Meyer 2

HANCOCK - Scoring: Noah Kannegiesser 40, Connor Reese 12, Bennett Nienhaus 6, Cole Reese 4, Kaleb Koehl 4, Peyton Rohloff 2, Tanner Pahl 2, Jordan Peterson 1 ... 3-point shots: Kannegiesser 6, Nienhaus 2, Connor Reese 1 ... Rebound leader: Nienhaus 6, Koehl 6 ... Assist leader: Kannegiesser 5, Cole Reese 4 ... Steal leader: Kannegiesser 4, Cole Reese 3

Browerville 37, BBE 36

Browerville snuck past BBE in a game that featured two very different halves.

The Jaguars led 27-11 at halftime but Browerville returned with a 26-9 response to take the one-point win.

Parker Schwinghammer led all scorers with 17 points.

Browerville (10-7) 11 26 — 37

BBE (7-12) 27 9 — 36

BROWERVILLE - Scoring: Zak Irsfeld 4, Brady Emery 6, John Schueller 6, Lucas Iten 2, Jordan Gorder 16, Nate Petermier 4 ... 3-point shots: Emery 1, Schueller 1 ... Rebound leader: Irsfeld 7, Emery 7 ... Assist leader: Emery 1 ... Steal leader: Gorder 2

BBE - Scoring: Dylan Meyer 3, James Jackson 2, Ethan Schwinghammer 2, Evan Wiener 6, Parker Schwinghammer 17, Ryan Illies 1, Ashton Dingmann 5 ... 3-point shots: Meyer 1, P Schwinghammer 3, Dingmann 1 ... Rebound leader: Wiener 9 ... Assist leader: Wiener 2 ... Steal leader: P Schwinghammer 4

Girls Basketball

BBE 74, Browerville 20

BBE put up a dominant performance against Browerville Saturday, taking a 49-11 first half lead to set the tone.

Macie Kirckof led the Jaguars with 17 points but she was just one of 11 BBE players to leave their mark on the score sheet. Morgan Gronli finished with 11 points.

Browerville (2-15) 11 9 — 20

BBE (16-5) 49 25 — 74

BROWERVILLE - Stats not provided

BBE - Scoring: Grace Illies 2, Cassandra Tensen 5, Jenna Dingmann 8, Morgan Gronli 11, Macie Kirckof 17, Nicole Wesbur 8, Tori Reed 5, Jenna Fischer 3, Brittany Berge 4, Jaden Gossen 3, Kendra Schmitz 8 ... 3-point shots: Tensen 1, Dingmann 2, Gronli 1, Reed 1, Fischer 1, Gossen 1 ... Rebound leader: Kirckof 7, Wesbur 6, Fischer 6 ... Assist leader: Tensen 4 ... Steal leader: Tensen 3

Hancock 53, CMCS 38

Hancock put out all the stops in the second half to hold Central Minnesota Christian to 13 second half points and earn the win.

Ashlyn Mattson led all scorers with 17 points for the Owls, adding six rebounds, four assists, and five steals.

Katelyn Bulthuis led the Bluejays with 13 points and nine rebounds.

CMCS (4-14) 25 13 — 38

Hancock (10-6) 28 25 — 53

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Reegan Duininck 2, Elli Stoel 7, Ellie Greenwaldt 11, Colette Duininck 6, Katelyn Bulthuis 13 ... 3-point shots: Stoel 2, Greenwaldt 1 ... Rebound leader: Bulthuis 9, Greenwaldt 8 ... Assist leader: R Duininck 2, Greenwaldt 2 ... Steal leader: Greenwaldt 3

HANCOCK - Scoring: Ashlyn Mattson 17, Tess Steiner 14, Morgan Kisgen 14, Lexi Staples 7, Haley Mattson 4 ... 3-point shots: A Mattson 3, Kisgen 1 ... Rebound leader: A Mattson 6 ... Assist leader: Steiner 5, A Mattson 4 ... Steal leader: A Mattson 5

LQPV 79, MCC 43

The Eagles shot 55 percent from the field and defeated Murray County Centeral on Saturday in Marshall.

Kelsea Lund had 26 points and five assists and Haley Wollschlager finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Lindsay Kranz scored 15 points, Grace Hegland seven points and four steals, Isabel Schirm had six points and six boards and Sidney Gerdes had six points and four steals.

LQPV (19-3) 48 31 — 79

MCC (11-10) 27 16 — 43

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Haley Wollschlager 17, Kelsea Lund 26, Isabel Schirm 6, Grace Hegland 7, Lindsay Kranz 15, Jordyn Sterud 1, Sidney Gades 6, Kendra Djonne 1 ... 3-point shots: Wollschlager 2, Lund 3, Schirm 2, Gerdes 2 ... Rebound leader: Wollschlager 8, Schirm 6 ... Assist leader: Lund 5, Wollschlager 4 ... Steal leader: Hegland 4, Gerdes 4

MURRAY COUNTY CENTRAL - Stats not provided

Boys Hockey

Prairie Centre 4, Willmar 1

Prairie Centre proved to have too much firepower for the visiting Willmar Cardinals, as the home team scored four goals on 40 shots to defeat the visiting team.

Ian Carruthers scored the Cardinals' lone goal in the second period. Willmar netminder Gunnar Banks finished with 36 saves.

Willmar 0 1 0 — 1

Prairie Centre 1 2 1 — 4

FIRST PERIOD — P: Isaac Cebulla (Hunter Fletcher) 16:49

SECOND PERIOD — P: Brady Miller 3:25 ... W: Ian Carruthers (Blake Jeffords) 3:44 ... P: Noah MacDonald (Brady Miller, Cole Crosby) 9:54

THIRD PERIOD — P: Miller (Seth Deters) 16:21 PP

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Willmar: Gunnar Banks 36/40 ... Prairie Centre: Isaiah DeFoe 20/21

River Lakes 4, Detroit Lakes 1

Payton Madison netted a hat trick to guide River Lakes to a 4-1 win over Detroit Lakes.

Jake Arnold earned the Stars' other goal in the second period and teammate Paxton Nelson added a pair of assists.

River Lakes 1 1 2 — 4

Detroit Lakes 0 0 1 — 1

FIRST PERIOD — R: Payton Madison (Paxton Nelson, Quinton Ruhland) 2:06

SECOND PERIOD — R: Jake Arnold (Trent Pientka) 8:30

THIRD PERIOD — R: Madison (Blake Peterson, Nelson) 4:42 ... D: Jace Kovash (Jackson Fields, Collin Ginnaty) 10:00 ... R: Madison 14:43 SH

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — River Lakes: Jani TerWisscha 12/13 ... Detroit Lakes: Blake Itzen 39/43

MBA 7, Worthington 6 OT

Morris/Benson Area edged Worthington in an overtime thriller Saturday.

Zach Bruns finished with a hat trick for the Storm, adding a pair of assists as well. Teammate Jack Riley assisted on three goals and scored two of his own as well. Kolby Goff also finished with three assists.

Worthington 2 3 1 0— 6

Morris/Benson 1 4 1 1 — 7

FIRST PERIOD — M: Zach Bruns (Jack Riley, Kolby Goff) 6:58 ... W: Ryan Newman (Tommy Bauman, Krew Aljets) 11:19 PP ... W: Colby Nickel 15:01

SECOND PERIOD — M: Riley (Bruns, Goff) 0:52 ... M: Bruns (Riley) 5:12 ... M: Riley (Bruns) 7:59 PP ... M: Bruns (Goff) 12:24 SH ... W: Newman (Lance Hibma, Bauman) 12:43 PP ... W: Eric Heidebrink (Aljets, Kipton Jenson) 13:45 ... W: Name not available (Loddy Thepmontry, Zach Ahrenstorff) 14:24

THIRD PERIOD — W: Bauman (Hibma, Newman) 7:44 ... M: Mathew Tolifson (Riley) 16:26

OVERTIME — M: Hunter Gades time not available

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Worthington: Carter Ponto 37/44 ... Morris/Benson Area: Chase Engebretson 25/31

Girls Hockey

Worthington 5, M/BA 1

Kortney Sanasack scored Morris/Benson Area's only goal in a 5-1 loss to Worthington Saturday at the Benson Civic Center.

Worthington 3 1 1 — 5

Morris/Benson 0 0 1 — 1

FIRST PERIOD — W: Kessy Aljets (Hannah Barrie, McKenna Nickel) 2:56 ... W: Delayne Kuhl (Kory Nickel, Rosie Melgoza) 9:46 PP ... W: Ashton Fogelman (Maddie Schmidt) 14:20

SECOND PERIOD — W: Barrie 13:46

THIRD PERIOD — M: Kortney Sanasack 2:02 ... W: Ashton Fogelman 7:27

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Worthington: Bailey Kruse 22/23 ... Morris/Benson Area: Abbey Hoffman 29/34

Prep Wrestling

Mankato East Invite

Litchfield took fourth place in the nine-team Mankato East Saturday, finishing just one-half of a point behind their hosts in third place. Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran finished with the team title at 208 points.

Afton Kaping(132) and Logan Nelson (160) took home championships and teammates Ezra Kaping (126), Kal Jackman (182), and Chase Liestman (285) took second place.

Team scoring

(1) Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran 208 (2) Fairmont-Martin County West 181 (3) Mankato East 147 (4) Litchfield 146.5 (5) Mankato West 134.5 (6) Maple River 131.5 (7) Worthington 86.5 (8) LeSueur-Henderson 43 (9) Austin 41.5

How Litchfield fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Jerry Simes 2-2 (fourth place) ... 113: Open ... 120: Jerry Simes 3-1 (third place) ... 126: Ezra Kaping 2-1 (second place) ... 132: Afton Kaping 3-0 (champion) ... 138: Andrew Loch 3-1 (third place) ... 145: Open ... 152: Open ... 160: Logan Nelson 4-0 (champion) ... 170: Dylan Madsen 0-2 ... 182: Kal Jackman 1-1 (second place) ... 195: Sam Mohr 0-2 ... 220: Dylan Isakson 0-2 ... 285: Chase Liestman 2-1 (second place)

Women's Basketball

M State-Fergus Falls 71, Ridgewater 57

Heidi Sellmann kept the double-double train going but Minnesota State-Fergus Falls ran away with a victory against the visiting Ridgewater Warriors.

Sellmann finished with a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. M-State featured four players with double-digit scorers, though, including a 15-point performance from Taylin Schleicher.

Last week, Sellmann was named an MCAC Basketball Player of the Week. In two Ridgewater victories, Sellmann hit 15 of 26 shots and scored 43 points. She also grabbed 36 rebounds.

Ridgewater (9-8) 15 15 10 17 — 57

M State (6-15) 14 15 25 17 — 71

RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Mariah Adams 6, Abby Oberg 15, Morgan Swenson 9, Heidi Sellmann 21, Aby Kienholz 2, Alexis Schmitz 4 ... 3-point shots: Adams 2, Oberg 2 ... Rebound leader: Sellmann 10, Oberg 7, Swenson 7 ... Assist leader: Sellman 3 ... Steal leader: Oberg 4

MINNESOTA STATE-FERGUS FALLS - Scoring: Macky Warne 14, Claire Mathiesen 12, Kassandra Algarate 7, Taylin Schleicher 15, Samantha Lupkes 14, Ashlyn Hendrickson 5, Sam Dahlgren 4 ... 3-point shots: Warne 4, Mathiesen 2, Algarate 1, Hendrickson 1 ... Rebound leader: Mathiesen 7, Lupkes 7, Schleicher 6 ... Assist leader: Algarate 6, Mathiesen 6 ... Steal leader: Algarate 4

Men's Basketball

Ridgewater 85, M State-Fergus Falls 78

Niko Oliver dropped 30 points as Ridgewater roared back for a win against Minnesota State-Fergus Falls Saturday.

The Warriors scored 49 points in the second half to complete the comeback effort.

In addition to his scoring, Oliver earned seven assists. Xavier Towne finished with a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds and teammate Avery Palma tallied a three-by-five with 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

Ridgewater (4-14) 36 49 — 85

M State (10-11) 40 38 — 78

RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Niko Oliver 30, Avery Palma 15, Rashawn Gant 11, Xavier Towne 17, Thomas Meyer 12 ... 3-point shots: Oliver 2, Gant 1 ... Rebound leader: Towne 13, Palma 8 ... Assist leader: Oliver 7, Palma 5 ... Steal leader: Gant 2

MINNESOTA STATE-FERGUS FALLS - Scoring: Austin Miller 15, Samuel Priem 16, Chris Tungseth 25, Isaiah Lemke 7, Aaron Solberg 6, Joel Harris 3, Charlie Peterson 6 ... 3-point shots: Miller 1, Priem 2, Tungseth 5, Peterson 2 ... Rebound leader: Tungseth 6, Solberg 5 ... Assist leader: Lemke 5, Solberg 3 ... Steal leader: Priem 2

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