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Local Roundup: KMS surges to win over Mustangs

KMS' Isaac Call shoots a jumper during Monday's game against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart at KMS High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune1 / 4
KMS' Josh Peterson looks to get past a string of Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart defenders during Monday's game in Kerkhoven. Jake Schultz / Tribune2 / 4
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart's Trent Weispfennig tries to pass out of a double team from KMS defenders during Monday's game in Kerkhoven. Jake Schultz / Tribune3 / 4
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart's Dane Daak tries to finish a layup in Monday's game against KMS in Kerkhoven. Jake Schultz / Tribune4 / 4

KERKHOVEN — The KMS boys basketball team built a huge halftime lead and kept up the pace after the break to down Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 69-48 in a non-conference game on Monday at KMS High School.

The Saints built a 37-13 lead after the first 18 minutes, and four players scored in double figures. Regan Carlson scored 13 points, Josh Peterson had 12 and Weston Gjerde and Ethan Hauge both finished with 11.

BLHS' Trent Weispfennig scored 11 points and Elijah Stifter and Payton Diebold both scored nine.

KMS plays at Dawson-Boyd at 7:30 p.m. today while the Mustangs travel to play Gibbon-Fairfax-Withrop at 7:30 p.m. today.

KMS 69, BLHS 48

BLHS (6-9) 13 35 — 48

KMS (9-8) 37 32 — 69

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Elijah Stifter 9, Nathan Schultz 2, Dane Daak 1, Trent Weispfennig 11, Sutton Melberg 4, Stefan Johnson 1, Phillip Kirtz 3, Payton Diebold 9, August Bergstrom 7 ... 3-point shots: Stifter 1, Kirtz 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

KMS - Scoring: Alex Call 1, Austin Delke 1, Isaac Call 2, Weston Gjerde 11, Regan Carlson 13, Ethan Hauge 11, Brandon Rasmusson 9, Noah Thorson 6, Josh Peterson 12, Kolby Lindquist 2 ... 3-point shots: Carlson 2, Rasmusson 1 ... Rebound leader: Peterson 5, Hauge 4 ... Assist leader: Gjerde 4, Rasmusson 4, Peterson 5 ... Steal leader: Gjerde 5, Carlson 5

Sibley East 64, ACGC 57

Sibley East edged ACGC in each half to take the win Monday in Arlington.

Jaren Kaddatz scored 22 points to guide the Falcons and finished with three made 3-pointers. Dawson Miller added 15 points, just ahead of 11 points from Kobe Holtz.

ACGC (7-9) 32 25 — 57

Sibley East (11-6) 36 28 — 64

ACGC - Scoring: Josh Kinzler 2, Kobe Holtz 11, Jaren Kaddatz 22, Dawson Miller 15, Steven Lawver 2, Michael Lambert 2, Jordan Schumacher 3 ... 3-point shots: Kaddatz 3, Miller 2 ... Rebound leader: Holtz 6, Lambert 6 ... Assist leader: Kinzler 3, Holtz 2 ... Steal leader: Kinzler 2, Holtz 2, Kaddatz 2, Schumacher 2

SIBLEY EAST - Stats not provided

Hancock 95, WCA 81

Noah Kannegiesser hit eight 3-point shots and finished with 45 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the Owls' victory over West Central Area on Monday.

Hancock's Connor Reese scored 16 points and had four rebounds, Bennett Nienhaus had 15 points and Peyton Rohloff had 13 points.

Hancock (14-1) 52 43 — 95

West Central (10-6) 42 39 — 81

HANCOCK - Scoring: Noah Kannegiesser 45, Cole Reese 5, Connor Reese 16, Bennett Nienhaus 15, Peyton Rohloff 13, Tanner Pahl 1 ... 3-point shots: Kannegiesser 8, Nienhaus 3, Connor Reese 1 ... Rebound leader: Kannegiesser 6, Cole Reese 5, Connor Reese 4 ... Assist leader: Kannegiesser 7 ... Steal leader: Nienhaus 3

WEST CENTRAL AREA - Scoring: Logan Paulson 24, Davison Staples 21, Brady Sabolik 14, Jacob Bright 6, Nathan Kaye 6, Ross Anderson Vankempen 4, Colton Wutzke 2 ... 3-point shots: Sabolik 4, Bright 2, Kaye 2, Vankempsen 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Girls Basketball

CGB 63, D-B 55

Dawson-Boyd's Alex Sather scored a game-high 22 points but Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley was able to hold off a Blackjack effort Monday night.

Callie Vold scored 21 points for CGB and Tylaina Issendorf knocked down four 3-pointers for a 12-point game.

CGB (8-7) 34 29 — 63

D-B (6-14) 30 25 — 55

CLINTON-GRACEVILLE-BEARDSLEY - Scoring: Mataiah Turner 5, Kaylee Athey 1, Reanna Ward 8, Lora Botker 4, Callie Vold 21, Emma Botker 12, Tylaina Issendorf 12 ... 3-point shots: Turner 1, Issendorf 4 ... Rebound leader: Botker 9, Vold 8 ... Assist leader: Turner 6 ... Steal leader: Vold 3

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Gionna parsa 3, Hannah Stelter 3, Morgan Johnson 2, Mary Bothun 8, Alex Sather 22, Avery Bartunek 13, Olivia Stratmoen 4 ... 3-point shots: Parsa 1, Stelter 1, Sather 2 ... Rebound leader: Bothun 6, Johnson 5 ... Assist leader: Bartunek 4 ... Steal leader: Bartunek 5, Sather 3

Paynesville 67, St. John's Prep 32

Paynesville earned its first win of the season with a combined effort to defeat St. John's Prep.

Brynn Johnson led all scorers with 14 points for the Bulldogs and Cora Hentges, Harley Kunstleben, and Kylee Everson added 10 points each.

St. John's Prep (3-2) 32

Paynesville (1-18) 67

ST. JOHN'S PREP - Scoring: Valariya Woodard 11, A'ishah Smith 9 ... 3-point shots: NA ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Brynn Johnson 14, Cora Hentges 10, Harley Kunstleben 10, Kylee Everson 10 ... 3-point shots: NA ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Prep Wrestling

ACGC wins WCC

The ACGC wrestling team won the West Central Conference Dual Team Tournament on Saturday in Benson.

ACGC defeated Minnewaska 34-24 in the title match. The Falcons defeated MAHACA 46-18 in the semifinals and opened the meet with a 54-14 win over Benson.

Minnewaska defeated Sauk Centre/Melrose 60-30 in the opening round and then defeated United 49-29 in the semifinals.

United won the third-place match 55-21 over MAHACA and Benson claimed the consolation match 45-27 over Sauk Centre/Melrose.

College Wrestling

Warriors Hagel honored

Lucas Hagel of Ridgewater College was the MCAC Wrestler of the Week for week nine. Last week, Hagel went 4-0 with two wins by fall to claim the 125-pound championship at the Worthington Open. He also accepted a forfeit that provided the winning margin in Ridgewater's 24-18 win over Northland Community and Technical College.

Prep Volleyball

Grussing a Collins nominee

Gabby Blossom of St. Louis' St. Joseph's Academy was named the winner of the Andi Collins Award as the nation's best prep senior volleyball setter on Jan. 26.

Willmar senior Esther Grussing was the only Minnesota nominee for the Collins Award.

The award honors Collins, a setter at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, who died of breast cancer in 2003, a month shy of her 17th birthday.

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