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Girls Basketball: Minnewaska holds off LQPV; stays on top in WC South race

MADISON -- Minnewaska Area shook off an early second-half run by Lac qui Parle Valley to earn a 65-49 girls basketball win and remain in the top spot in the West Central South Conference Tuesday.

MADISON -- Minnewaska Area shook off an early second-half run by Lac qui Parle Valley to earn a 65-49 girls basketball win and remain in the top spot in the West Central South Conference Tuesday.

The Lakers (8-1, 12-3) enjoyed a 32-24 halftime lead, but the Eagles (2-7, 2-13) went on a 12-4 run to tie the game at 36.

Minnewaska then out-scored LQPV 29-13 the rest of the way.

Emily Roering scored 17 points to lead the Lakers. Amie Chan added 13 and Cassie Jacobs 10.

Lauren Struxness scored 19 points for the Eagles. Micaela Erickson added 10 points.

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Minnewaska 65, LQPV 49

Minnewaska (8-1, 12-3) 32 33 -- 65

LQPV (2-7, 2-13) 24 25 -- 49

MINNEWASKA - 25-43 FG (2-8 3-pt); 13-21 FT; 15 rebounds; 21 fouls ... Scoring: Sarah Faehnrich 2, Kendra McIver 2, Robin Mithun 1, Amie Chan 13, Emily Roering 17, Allison Blair 4, Brittany Mensing 3, Erika Olson 9, Alicia Pfenninger 4, Cassie Jacobs 10 ... 3-point shots: Olson 1, Mensing 1 ... Rebound leaders: Jacobs 6 ... Assist leaders: McIver 2 ... Steal leaders: McIver 2

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 18-54 FG (3-8 3-pt); 10-21 FT; 23 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Micaela Erickson 10, Lauren Struxness 19, Whitley Strei 8, Andrea Rheingans 8, Alexis Monson 2, Tiffany Volk 2 ... 3-point shots: Struxness 2, Strei 1 ... Rebound leaders: Erickson 8 ... Assist leaders: Strei 5 ... Steal leaders: Strei 3

ACGC 63, Benson 49

ACGC blew a nine-point lead in the first half and trailed 29-27 at halftime. But the Falcons held Benson scoreless for the first 7:50 of the second half and went on to the win.

Kayla Dallmann and Liberty Slinden had 21 points apiece for ACGC (5-4, 7-8). Slinden also pulled down nine rebounds. Miranda Hopp added nine points and three blocked shots.

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For Benson (5-4, 7-7), Sarah Ahrndt had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and three steals. Abby Fragodt notched eight points, nine rebounds and three steals.

Benson (5-4, 7-7) 29 20 -- 49

ACGC (5-4, 7-8) 27 36 -- 63

BENSON - 18-37 FG (6-12 3-pt); 7-16 FT; 25 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Sarah Ahrndt 11, Abby Fragodt 8, Jenny Bouta 6, Courtney Frank 6, Emily Ness 6, Keri Mikkelson 4, Mallory Jensen 4, Bre Lohn 2, Kayla Anderson 2 ... 3-point shots: Ness 2, Mikkelson 1, Ahrndt 3 ... Rebound leaders: Fragodt 9 ... Assist leaders: Mikkelson 2 ... Steal leaders: Ahrndt 3, Frank 3, Fragodt 3

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 26-47 FG (1-4 3-pt); 10-17 FT; 25 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Lauren Kinzler 4, Angela Blackwell 2, Kathy Lamecker 3, Theresa Johnson 3, Miranda Hopp 9, Kayla Dallmann 21, Liberty Slinden 21 ... 3-point shots: Johnson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Slinden 9, Dallmann 6, Lamecker 5 ... Assist leaders: Kinzler 4, Lamecker 3 ... Steal leaders: Lamecker 4, Dallmann 4 ... Blocked shots: Hopp 3

Montevideo 74, BOLD 36

Hannah Wenaas found the iron for four 3-pointers and went on to finish with 22 points to lead Montevideo to its seventh conference win. Beka Schwendeman followed with 13 points and Taylor Skoglund and Amanda Boike with eight apiece.

BOLD got 14 points from Carrie Hebrink and 10 rebounds by Brittany Dahlk.

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Montevideo (7-2, 8-4) 41 33 -- 74

BOLD (0-9, 1-15) 20 16 -- 36

MONTEVIDEO - 28 FG (5 3-pt); 13-22 FT; 43 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Karie Blommel 2, Liz Dvorak 7, Ashley Roder 4, Hannah Wenaas 22, Carrie Johnson 5, Brooke Tastad 3, Beka Schwendeman 13, Amanda Boike 8, Taylor Skoglund 8, Karissa Larson 2 ... 3-point shots: Wenaas 4, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leaders: not available

BOLD - 13 (3 3-pt); 7-16 FT; 38 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Carrie Hebrink 14, Tara Hilgert 5, Jackie Wertish 6, Amber Hosie 2, Katie Wick 4, Alli Marcus 2, Brittany Dahlk 3 ... 3-point shots: Hebrink 2, Wick 1 ... Rebound leaders: Dahlk 10 ... Assist leaders: Hilgert 3, Marcus 3 ... Steal leaders: Dahlk 2, Hilgret 2

Morris/CA 58, YME 39

The Tigers (3-6, 6-9) bolted to a 40-21 halftime lead, shooting over 50 percent from the field, and went on to snap a four-game losing streak with the upset.

YME (6-3, 10-4) shot only 21 percent from the field and had a five-game winning streak end. It was the lowest scoring output of the season for the Sting.

Sarah Beyer had 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals to pace the Tigers. Megan Dierks added 12 points and eight rebounds.

For YME, Emily Balfany chalked up 11 points and five rebounds.

YME (6-3, 10-4) 21 18 -- 39

Morris/CA (3-6, 6-9) 40 18 -- 58

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 11-52 FG (2-11 3-pt); 15-30 FT; 36 rebounds; 21 fouls ... Scoring: Darci Listul 6, Emily Balfany 11, Aimee Johnson 6, Lauren Trudel 2, Stina Leiseth 2, Jamie Baker 6, Anne Jepson 2, Whitney Swenson 4 ... 3-point shots: Listul 1, Balfany 1 ... Rebound leader: Balfany 5 ... Steal leaders: Jodi Stensrud 5, Swenson 5

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 21-50 FG (1-7 3-pt); 15-23 FT; 38 rebounds; 27 fouls ... Scoring: Steph Stobel 2, Rachel Strobel 4, Kelly Ritter 7, Megan Dierks 12, Jenna Nelson 5, Heather Gagner 6, Alissa Melberg 2, Brittney Greenwaldt 2, Sarah Beyer 16, Kelsey Draper 2 ... 3-point shot: Nelson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Dierks 8, Beyer 7 ... Assist leaders: Gagner 4, Nelson 3 ... Steal leaders: Beyer 4

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