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Boys basketball roundup: Cowboys beat Bulldogs in Case IH Championship

Tribune photo by Tom Larson Paynesville’s Matthew Quade (33) sets a screen on Breckenridge’s Zarek Reiff as the Bulldogs’ Brandon Schleper, right, tries to regain his dribble during the Case IH Invitational Tournament championship game Saturday at Benson High School. Breckenridge won 66-46.

BENSON — Breckenridge rode a 43-point second half to upend Paynesville 66-46 in the championship game of the Benson Invite on Saturday in Benson.

The Cowboys, now 2-5 overall, took a five-point lead into halftime before overpowering the Bulldogs late.

Nate Lorenz and Jordan Christensen scored 15 points each with Lorenz collecting 9 rebounds. Zarek Reiff added 11 points for the Cowboys.

Mitch Weidner paced the Bulldogs (5-5) with 15 points and 4 steals, and Jordon Roos had 11 points and 9 boards.

Paynesville next plays Jan. 2 when they host Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

Breckenridge 66,

Paynesville 46

Paynesville (5-5)                18  28 — 46

Breckenridge (2-5)           23  43 — 66

PAYNESVILLE – 11-57 FG (4-20 3-pt); 20-28 FT; 33 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Mitch Weidner 15, Spencer Syvertson 7, Hayden Hengel 3, Jordon Roos 11, Nick Dingmann 5, Brandon Schleper 5, Matthew Quade 3 … 3-point shots: Weidner 2, Hengel, Quade  … Rebound leaders: Roos 9, Schleper 7, Weidner 4, Syvertson 4, Quade 4… Assist leaders: Syvertson 2, Roos 2 … Steal leaders: Weidner 4, Roos 4

BRECKENRIDGE – 23-46 FG (5-16 3-pt); 15-22 FT; 30 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Nate Blaufuss 7, Connor Yaggie 10, Blaze Smith 8, Zarek Reiff 11, Nate Lorenz 15, Jordan Christensen 15 … 3-point shots: Blaufuss 2, Yaggie, Smith 2 … Rebound leaders: Lorenz 9

Third place game

MACCRAY 61,

Benson 40

MACCRAY (6-3)                32  29 — 61

Benson (5-4)       19  21 — 40

MACCRAY – 26-48 FG (3-6 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 38 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Aviles 10, Schroeder 5, Moffenbier 10, Christenson 2, Asche 17, Boike 17 … 3-point shots: Schroder, Asche  … Rebound leaders: Asche 11, Boike 11, Moffenbier 4 … Assist leaders: Aviles 3 … Blocks: Asche 3, Boike 2

BENSON – 16-60 FG (3-22 3-pt); 5-11 FT; 22 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Forsberg 4, Maurer 11, Lindahl 2, Ahrndt 4, Hampton 2, Goff 17 … 3-point shots: Forsberg, Maurer 2 … Rebound leaders: Goff 5, Forsberg 3 … Assist leaders: Forsberg 3 … Steal leaders: Ahrndt 4, Larson 4 … Blocks: Goff 2

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