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Girls Basketball: YME upends Montevideo; Minnewaska stands alone

MONTEVIDEO -- Yellow Medicine East won a free-throw battle with Montevideo on Thursday 59-57 in West Central South girls basketball. The loss dropped Montevideo from a tie for the lead with Minnewaska, which beat Benson 57-46 Thursday. Whitney Sw...

MONTEVIDEO -- Yellow Medicine East won a free-throw battle with Montevideo on Thursday 59-57 in West Central South girls basketball.

The loss dropped Montevideo from a tie for the lead with Minnewaska, which beat Benson 57-46 Thursday.

Whitney Swenson sank two free throws with 20 seconds left in the second half to break a 57-all deadlock. The Thunder Hawks set up a play but never got a shot off against a tough Sting defense.

A total of 54 fouls were called -- 29 on the Sting -- and the teams combined to take 78 free throws.

Emily Balfany led the Sting with 11 points while Swenson and Aimee Johnson each finished with 10.

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Montevideo, which was 26 of 41 at the line (63 percent), got 15 points from Hannah Wenaas, 12 by Brooke Tastad, 11 by Carrie Johnson and eight points and eight rebounds from Taylor Skoglund.

YME 59, Montevideo 57

YME (5-2, 7-3) 33 26 -- 59

Montevideo (5-2, 6-2) 25 32 -- 57

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 19-48 FG (0-2 3-pt); 23-37 FT; 34 rebounds; 29 fouls ... Scoring: Darcie Listul 2, Emily Balfany 11, Aimee Johnson 10, Lauren Trudel 3, Livi Jeseritz 4, Stina Leiseth 8, Jamie Baker 7, Macy McKay 4, Whitney Swenson 10 ... 3-point shots: none ... Rebound leaders: W. Swenson 5, Jamie Baker 5 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: Johnson 4, Balfany 4

MONTEVIDEO - 15-54 FG (1-5 3-pt); 26-41 FT; 21 rebounds; 25 fouls ... Scoring: Karie Blommel 3, Ashley Roder 3, Hannah Wenaas 15, Carrie Johnson 11, Brooke Tastad 12, Beka Schwendemann 5, Taylor Skoglund 8 ... 3-point shots: Johnson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Skoglund 8 ... Assist leaders: Wenaas 3, Tastad 3 ... Steal leaders: Blommel 3, Wenaas 3

LQPV 71, BOLD 41

Micaela Erickson rang up a season-high 29 points, plus nine rebounds, as the Lac qui Parle Valley picked up its second win.

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Lauren Struxness followed in scoring with 12 points and Whitley Strei directed the floor game with six assists.

BOLD was led by Jackie Wertish with 10 points while Brittany Dahlk pulled down 18 rebounds.

BOLD (0-7, 1-11) 20 21 -- 41

LQPV (2-5, 2-11) 30 41 -- 71

BOLD - 18 FG (0 3-pt); 5-12 FT; 36 rebounds; 29 fouls ... Scoring: Carrie Hebrink 3, Tara Hilgert 9, Siw Bjorndalen 2, Jackie Wertish 10, Katie Wick 6, Allie Marcus 7, Brittany Dahlk 4 ... 3-point shots: none ... Rebound leaders: Dahlk 18, Wertish 5 ... Assist leaders: Hilgert 4, Marcus 3 ... Steals: Hilgert 3

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 25-78 FG (3-7 3-pt); 18-39 FT; 37 rebounds; 36 fouls ... Scoring: Micaela Erickson 29, Lauren Struxness 12, Whitley Strei 3, Andrea Rheingans 7, Alexis Munson 4, Megan Pillatzki 7, Rachel Strand 2, Angela Thompson 3, Rachel Streich 1, Amanda Broin 1, Kiona DuFrane 2 ... 3-point shots: Struxness 2, Erickson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Erickson 9, Rheingans 8, Pillatzki 6 ... Assist leaders: Strei 6 ... Steal leaders: Rheingans 3, Strei 3

Minnewaska 57, Benson 46

A double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds from Cassie Jacobs helped Minnewaska take a two-game lead in the conference standings over Montevideo and Yellow Medicine East. The Lakers (6-1, 10-1) also got 11 points each from Erika Olson and Emily Roering.

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Abby Fragodt's nine points paced a Benson offense that had 11 players score. Fragodt also hooked eight rebounds.

Minnewaska (6-1, 10-1) 33 24 -- 57

Benson (4-3, 6-5) 23 23 -- 46

MINNEWASKA - 23-49 FG (2-6 3-pt); 9-16 FT; 37 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Amie Chan 8, Emily Roering 11, Allison Blair 2, Brittany Mensing 5, Erika Olson 11, Alicia Pfeninger 4, Cassie Jacobs 16 ... 3-point shots: Mensing 1, Olson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Jacobs 12, Chan 9 ... Assist leader: Mensing 4 ... Steal leaders: Roering 3, Olson 3

BENSON - 15-47 FG (5-12 3-pt); 11-15 FT; 28 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Beth Larson 3, Emily Ness 5, Bree Lohn 3, Courtney Frank 6, Keri Mikkelson 3, Jenny Bouta 3, Sarah Ahrndt 8, Abby Fragodt 9, Mallory Jensen 2, Megan Sonnabend 2, Emily Auch 2 ... 3-point shots: Larson 1, Ness 1, Lohn 1, Mikkelson 1, Ahrndt 1 ... Rebound leaders: Fragodt 8, Frank 5 ... Assist leader: Mikkelson 3 ... Steal leaders: Fragodt 2, Kayla Anderson 2

ACGC 56, Morris 42

The Falcons won their fourth straight game as Miranda Hopp sank 15 points, Kayla Dallman had 12 and Lauren Kinzler 11.

Sara Beyer led Morris/-Chokio-Alberta with 10 points and five rebounds.

ACGC (4-3, 5-6) 25 31 -- 56

Morris/CA (2-5, 5-6) 16 26 -- 42

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 21-59 FG (4-15 3-pt); 10-13 FT; 34 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Lauren Kinzler 11, Angela Blackwell 1, Kathy Lamecker 4, Theresa Johnson 5, Miranda Hopp 15, Kayla Dallman 12, Liberty Slinden 8 ... 3-point shots: Kinzler 3, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leaders: Lamecker 8, Dallman 7 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: Hopp 5

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 15-38 FG (3-6 3-pt); 9-16 FT; 24 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Mary Rentz 2, Steph Strobel 3, Rachel Strobel 7, Kelly Ritter 1, Megan Dierks 2, Jenna Nelson 2, Heather Gagner 5, Alissa Melberg 2, Britney Greenwaldt 4, Sara Beyer 10, Nicole Gillespie 4 ... 3-point shots: Gagner 1, Beyer 2 ... Rebound leaders: Beyer 5, Dierks 5 ... Assist leaders: Gillespie 3 ... Steal leaders: Nelson 3

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