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Cards clinch share of CLC

Willmar's Noah Getz rises up for a fast break layup on Tuesday against Rocori. Curt Hogg / Tribune1 / 7
Willmar's Adam Roux fends off a Rocori defender while bringing the ball up the court on Tuesday night. Curt Hogg / Tribune2 / 7
Willmar's Noah Slagter goes up for a layup over the Rocori defense on Tuesday night. Curt Hogg / Tribune3 / 7
Willmar's Noah Slagter goes up for a layup over the Rocori defense on Tuesday night. Curt Hogg / Tribune4 / 7
Willmar's Cameron Murphy goes up for a reverse layup during a game against Cameron Murphy on Tuesday. Curt Hogg / Tribune5 / 7
Willmar's Jake Evans contests a 3-point shot at the first-half buzzer on Tuesday night against Rocori. Curt Hogg / Tribune6 / 7
Willmar's Ty Roelofs hangs in the air while going up for a layup against Rocori on Tuesday. Curt Hogg / Tribune7 / 7

WILLMAR — The Willmar boys basketball team can check another one of its season goals off the list: win the Central Lakes Conference.

The No. 4 Cardinals pulled away late to down Rocori 67-57 on Tuesday night, which couple with a loss by St. Cloud Tech to clinch at least a share of the conference title.

With four CLC games to play, Willmar owns a four-game lead in the loss column.

Noah Slagter scored a game-high 21 points to lead another balanced scoring attack from the Cardinals. Jake Evans, Ty Roelofs and Ryan Slette all chipped in 10 points apiece.

Roelofs came away with a steal and a layup to put the Cardinals up by seven with just under two minutes to go, and Slagter iced the game at the free-throw line.

Willmar led 35-32 at the half and quickly opened up a seven-point lead, but an offensive drought from the Cardinals helped the Spartans claim the lead at 45-44.

Jake Evans hit a 3-pointer to spark the crowd during a 13-5 run that staked Willmar out to a nine-point lead that would never dwindle back below five points the rest of the way.

The Cardinals shot 44 percent from the field and hit 8 of 20 3-point attempts, compared with 41 percent for the Spartans.

Willmar will have a chance to clinch the outright CLC championship on Thursday when it hosts Fergus Falls at 7:15 p.m.

Willmar 67, Rocori 57

Rocori (6-17) 32 25 — 57

Willmar (21-0) 35 32 — 67

ROCORI - Scoring: Mason Primus 16, Jacob Koolman 15, Sam Olson 10, Matthew Waletzko 8, Mason Roos 5, Corbyn Alexander 3 ... 3-point shots: Olson 2, Roos 1, Alexander 1 ... Rebound leader: Koolman 9 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

WILLMAR - Scoring: Noah Slagter 21, Ty Roelofs 10, Jake Evans 10, Ryan Slette 10, Drey Dirksen 8, Noah Getz 4, Cameron Murphy 4 ... 3-point shots: Slagter 2, Evans 2, Slette 2, Dirksen 2 ... Rebound leader: Roelofs 5, Slagter 4 ... Assist leader: Evans 3, Getz 6 ... Steal leader: Slagter 2

NLS 69, M-W 59

New London-Spicer rebounded from a halftime deficit to defeat Mound Westonka on Tuesday in Mound.

NLS had four players score in double figures, led by Brandon Adelman with 15 points and he also had 10 rebounds.

Brandyn Harlow scored 14 points, Ryan Wyganowski finished with 12 and Jonathan Kaelke scored 11.

NLS (13-8) 24 45 — 69

MW (11-10) 27 32 — 59

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brandon Adelman 15, Ander Arnold 2, Brandyn Harlow 14, Jonathan Kaelke 11, Caleb Maxwell 3, Jake Schmidt 6, Tristan Thompson 6, Ryan Wyganowski 12 ... 3-point shots: Adelman 2, Kaelke 2, Wyganowski 3 ... Rebound leader: Adelman 10, Maxwell 7, Arnold 7, Harlow 7 ... Assist leader: Adelman 4 ... Steal leader: Arnold 2, Thompson 2

MOUND-WESTONKA - Scoring: Santiago Phommahaxary 7, Marshall Boser 2, Evan Dahl 11, Jack Kraay 9, Nicolas Phommahaxary 16, Connor Prok 6, Jameson Sexton 8 ... 3-point shots: Dahl 3, Kraay 2, N. Phommahaxary 1, Sexton 1 ... Rebound leader: Dempsey 8 ... Assist leader: N. Phommahaxary 5 ... Steal leader: Three with 1

Litchfield 51, Annandale 49

Owen Boerema knocked down one of his six 3-pointers of the night with 3.8 seconds remaining as Litchfield clipped Annandale Tuesday night.

The Dragons entered the game with a sub-.500 record and the Cardinals started with a 15-4 record but that proved not to matter as Boerema exploded for 26 points on 6-of-8 3-point shooting.

Annandale (15-5) 24 25 — 49

Litchfield (10-11) 26 25 — 51

ANNANDALE - Scoring: Leo Healy 10, Trenton Peterson 14, Cameron Howard 9, Jayden Hardy 2, AJ Hinz 11, Devon Ramstad 3 ... 3-point shots: Healy 2, Peterson 4, Howard 3, Hinz 1 ... Rebound leader: Peterson 5 ... Assist leader: Hinz 4 ... Steal leader: Peterson 6

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Logan Graphenteen 2, Alex Gruenke 8, Owen Boerema 26, Joe Pennertz 8, Jordan Green 5, Jake Schneider 2 ... 3-point shots: Gruenke 2, Boerema 6 ... Rebound leader: Boerema 8, Pennertz 6 ... Assist leader: Gruenke 4 ... Steal leader: Four players with one

Maple Lake 62, BBE 50

A big first half proved to be enough for Maple Lake in a win against BBE.

Parker Schwinghammer scored a game-high 16 points for the Jaguars but the Irish had three double-digit scorers to walk away with the win.

BBE (8-14) 24 26 — 50

Maple Lake (17-4) 35 27 — 62

BBE - Scoring: Dylan Meyer 5, Jayden Miller 2, Ethan Schwinghammer 4, Evan Wiener 11, Parker Schwinghammer 16, Ryan Illies 5, Ashton Dingmann 5, Kyle Felling 2 ... 3-point shots: Meyer 1, Wiener 1, P Schwinghammer 3, Dingmann 1 ... Rebound leader: Meyer 3, Wiener 3 ... Assist leader: P Schwinghammer 2 ... Steal leader: Three players with one

MAPLE LAKE - Scoring: Zach Eder 3, Ben Rivers 9, Mitch Hoistad 8, Joseph Stokman 12, Ben Reilley 6, Cole Trager 14, Alex Toedter 10 ... 3-point shots: Eder 1, Rivers 2, Hoistad 2, Stokman 3, Trager 2 ... Rebound leader: Trager 10 ... Assist leader: Stokman 2 ... Steal leader: Hoistad 2, Trager 2

Minnewaska 58, Benson 36

Matthew Gruber scored 15 points and Jackson Johnsrud scored 14 to lead Minnewaska over Benson on Monday in Benson.

Benson's Austin Ose, Matt Goossen and Will Enderson all scored six points.

Minnewaska (16-5) 34 24 — 58

Benson (0-22) 19 17 — 36

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Jackson Johnsrud 14, Ryan Christianson 2, Grant Jensen 7, Evan Palmer 2, Ryan Amundson 2, Luke Barkeim 4, Jaeger Jergenson 4, Matt Gruber 15, Garrett Jensen 4, Shawn Carsten 2, Jacob Juetten 2 ... 3-point shots: Johnsrud 2, Jensen 1, Gruber 3 ... Rebound leader: Jergenson 6 ... Assist leader: Gruber 2 ... Steal leader: Johnsrud 3

BENSON - Scoring: Austin Ose 6, Max Benson 1, Matt Goossen 6, Eric Hoium 4, Matt Ebnet 1, Will Enderson 6, Sam Lundebrek 2, Hunter Gonnerman 7, Jonas Habben 3 ... 3-point shots: None ... Rebound leader: Hoium 4 ... Assist leader: Enderson 1 ... Steal leader: Ose 2, Matt Connolly 2

ACGC 67, Montevideo 61

ACGC took a lead in the first half and held off Montevideo Tuesday night to make it back to .500 on the season.

Jaren Kaddatz had a big 26-point game while teammate Kobe Holtz followed with 24 points and 13 rebounds.

Isaac Hoogeveen led Montevideo with 18 points.

Montevideo (2-17) 30 31 — 61

ACGC (10-10) 35 32 — 67

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Isaac Hoogeveen 18, Jackson Snell 11, Adam Root 11, Cole Sandven 8, Henry Strunc 6, Trent Dreyer 4, Christian Riley 3 ... 3-point shots: Root 3, Hoogeveen 2, Snell 1, Riley 1 ... Rebound leader: Hoogeveen 8, Strunc 8 ... Assist leader: Snell 4 ... Steal leader: Snell 4

ACGC - Scoring: Josh Kinzler 5, Kobe Holtz 24, Jaren Kaddatz 26, Dawson Miller 5, Steven Lawver 6, Elliot Gratz 1 ... 3-point shots: Kinzler 1, Holtz 1, Kaddatz 1 ... Rebound leader: Holtz 13, Lawver 7 ... Assist leader: Kaddatz 3 ... Steal leader: Kinzler 4, Holtz 4, Kaddatz 4

BOLD 62, Morris/CA 58

BOLD swept the season series with another tight win over Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday.

Carter Henry led the way for the Warriors with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Gavin Vosika had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

BOLD (17-5) 25 37 — 62

Morris/CA (10-11) 26 32 — 58

BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 6, Gavin Vosika 11, Matthew Moorse 5, Jordan Sagedahl 16, Carter Henry 20, Dawson Vosika 2 ... 3-point shots: D Sagedahl 2, G Vosika 1, Moorse 1 ... Rebound leader: Henry 10, G Vosika 7 ... Assist leader: G Vosika 6, J Sagedahl 5 ... Steal leader: G Vosika 3

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Tyler Reimers 5, Kyle Staebler 2, Camden Arndt 4, Connor Koebernick 6, Jackson Loge 12, Tate Nelson 4, Chandler Vogel 8, Jaret Johnson 17 ... 3-point shots: Reimers 1, Vogel 2, Johnson 3 ... Rebound leader: Loge 9, Arndt 6, Johnson 6 ... Assist leader: Nelson 7 ... Steal leader: Johnson 3

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