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Local Roundup: BOLD rides stout defense to win over Tigers

BIRD ISLAND — It wasn't the high scoring affair that they are used to, but the BOLD boys basketball team found a way against Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Friday night.

The Warriors used a stout defensive effort in the second half to down the Tigers 54-49 to improve to 6-2 on the year.

Gavin Vosika finished with yet another double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead BOLD. Vosika toyed with a triple-double, adding seven assists in addition to his five steals.

The Warriors trailed 31-30 at halftime before holding the Tigers to 18 second-half points.

Morris dropped to 2-4 with the loss.

BOLD 53, MCA 49

Morris/C-A (2-4) 31 18 — 49

BOLD (6-2) 30 23 — 54

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Stats not provided

BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 5, Gavin Vosika 19, Jordan Sagedahl 9, Devin Gluesing 4, James Woelfel 2, Carter Henry 6, Dawson Vosika 4, Karl Kosak 4 ... 3-point shots: D Sagedahl 1, G Vosika 1 ... Rebound leader: G Vosika 10, J Sagedahl 10, Kosak 9 ... Assist leader: G Vosika 7 ... Steal leader: G Vosika 5

Minnewaska 70, Benson 22

Minnewaska surged early and defeated the Braves on Friday night.

Matthew Gruber had 17 points and Garrett Jensen had 14 points and four assists.

Benson's Sam Lundebrek scored eight points and Will Enderson had six.

Benson (0-5) 16 6 — 22

Minnewaska (6-2) 43 27 — 70

BENSON - Scoring: Austin Ose 5, Eric Hoium 2, Will Enderson 6, Sam Lundebrek 8, Riley Grube 1 ... 3-point shots: Enderson 1 ... Rebound leader: Jonas Habben 2, Hunter Gonnerman 2, Lundebrek 2, Enderson 2, Hoium 2 ... Assist leader: Ose 1, Enderson 1 ... Steal leader: Ose 1, Hoium 1, Lundebrek 1, Habben 1

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Jackson Johnsrud 11, Jack Blevins 5, Grant Jensen 1, Amundson 4, Barkeim 2, Jaeger Jergenson 9, Matthew Gruber 17, Garrett Jensen 14, Shaun Carsten 7 ... 3-point shots: Johnsrud 1, Blevins 1, Ga Jensen 1, Carsten 1 ... Rebound leader: Ga Jensen 4 ... Assist leader: Gr Jensen 5 ... Steal leader:

Z-M 52, Litchfield 43

Owen Boerema scored 19 points and had nine rebounds but Litchfield couldn't make up for a 15-point first half against Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Friday.

Litchfield's Joe Pennertz had seven points and five rebounds, and Alex Gruenke had six points, four assists and three steals.

Litchfield (3-2) 15 28 — 43

Zumbrota-Mazeppa (7-2) 29 23 — 52

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Alex Gruenke 6, Owen Boerema 19, Griffin Kinny 5, Joe Pennertz 7, Jordan Green 4, Jake Schneider 2 ... 3-point shots: Boerema 3, Kinny 1, Pennertz 1 ... Rebound leader: Boerema 9, Pennertz 5 ... Assist leader: Gruenke 4 ... Steal leader: Gruenke 3

ZUMBROTA-MAZEPPA - Scoring: Jacob Niebuhr 16, Isaiah Nolte 11, Robvon Jackson 12, Zach Hutton 5, Willy Heitman 8 ... 3-point shots: Nolte 3, Heitman 1 ... Rebound leader: Niebuhr 10 ... Assist leader: Niebuhr 6 ... Steal leader: Niebuhr 4

Sleepy Eye 78, ACGC 74

ACGC played Sleepy Eye even in the second half but couldn't get over the top in a non-conference game on Friday in Grove City.

The Falcons' Kobe Holtz had a big game with 26 points and 17 rebounds and Jaren Kaddatz finished with 18 points. Josh Kinzler had 14 points and two assists and two steals.

The Falcons are off until playing host to Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Jan. 4 in Grove City.

Sleepy Eye (4-5) 38 40 — 78

ACGC (2-4) 33 41 — 74

VISITOR - Scoring: Nathan Walter 12, Zach Haala 17, Ben Laffen 9, Carter Brinkman 14, Kegan Heiderscheit, Avery Stevens 21 ... 3-point shots: Haala 3, Heiderscheit 1, Stevens 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

HOME - Scoring: Josh Kinzler 14, Noah Cunningham 6, Kobe Holtz 26, Brayden Hedtke 2, Jaren Kaddatz 18, Dawson Miller 2, Steven Lawver 2, Michael Lambert 2, Elliot Gratz 2 ... 3-point shots: Kinzler 2, Cunningham 1 ... Rebound leader: Holtz 17, Gratz 5 ... Assist leader: Cunningham 3, Kinzler 2 ... Steal leader: Holtz 2, Kinzler 2

Girls Basketball

YME 75, ACGC 28

Everything was falling for Madison Hinz on Friday night.

The Yellow Medicine East guard scored 32 points and hit a school-record 10 3-pointers as the Sting beat ACGC 75-28.

Hinz did all of her damage without even playing the final 12 minutes of the game. Her 32 points are also the fourth-most in a game in school history.

Anna McCosh posted a double-double for the Sting with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

ACGC (3-5) 14 14 — 28

YME (5-3) 47 28 — 75

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Scoring: Madison Hinz 32, Anna McCosh 14, Katelyn Mortenson 12, Sam Anderson 8, Hannah Gullickson 4, Meeghen Dahlager 4, Victoria Ims 1 ... 3-point shots: Hinz 10, Mortenson 2 ... Rebound leader: McCosh 13, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 9 ... Assist leader: Hinz 5, Anderson 4, Mortenson 4 ... Steal leader: Anderson 7

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Holly Hoekstra 7, Anna Grimsgard 4, Lindsey Minnick 4, Jeana Denton 3, Gabby Lawver 3, Madison Denton 3, Karina Kinzler 2, Molly Youngblom 2 ... 3-point shots: J Denton 1, Hoekstra 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Girls Hockey

Brainerd/LF 2, Willmar 1

Willmar hung tough with Brainerd/Little Falls, despite being outshot 47-14, but couldn't get the tying goal in the third period on Friday in Brainerd.

The Warriors' Sophie Robinson scored early in the second period but Willmar's Serena Monson tied the game 20 seconds later on an assist from Bailey Olson.

But Cheyenne Abear, who assisted on Robinson's goal, scored her own in the final minute of the second period and Warriors' goalie Nicole Schultz turned back all five Willmar shots in the third to get the win.

Willmar 0 1 0 — 1

Brainerd/LF 0 2 0 — 2

FIRST PERIOD — No scoring

SECOND PERIOD — B: Sophie Robinson (Cheyenne Abear) 6:09 sh ... W: Serena Monson (Bailey Olson) 6:29 pp ... B: Abear (Josie Kramer) 16:18

THIRD PERIOD — No scoring

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Willmar: Savana Knutson 45/47 ... Brainerd/Little Falls: Nicole Schultz 13/14

Boys Hockey

Sartell 8, Willmar 0

Sartell had a big night scoring the puck in a 8-0 win over Willmar on Friday night.

The Sabres scored three times in the opening period and four more times in the second period to put the game away.

Willmar 0 0 0 — 0

Sartell 3 4 1 — 8

FIRST PERIOD — S: Talon Sigurdson (Garrett Freeman, Jake Rosenberger) 4:04 ... S: Garrett Freeman (Brock Boerger, Sigurdson) 10:06 ... S: Lukas Spanier (Austin Adelman) 11:19

SECOND PERIOD — S: Freeman (Nick Plautz) 2:15 ... S: Rosenberger (Freeman, Sigurdson) 6:03 ... S: Jack Hennemann (Maddux Hagy, Jonathan Kirchner) 10:02 ... S: Rosenberger (Sigurdson, Kirchner) 15:56

THIRD PERIOD — S: Sigurdson (Rosenberger, Freeman) 15:50

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Willmar: Gunnar Banks 31 ... Sartell: Devin Peterson 10

Youth Skating

In conjunction with the Willmar Youth Hockey Association, Willmar Community Education and Recreation will have warming houses open at Willmar rinks during the holiday break

The warming houses will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily from today and Sunday, and from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31.