WILLMAR - Willmar knuckled down on defense in the second half and pulled away from Sauk Rapids for a 61-51 victory on Thursday at Willmar High School.

Sauk Rapids led 35-32 at the break but Willmar surrendered just 15 second-half points.

The Cardinals' Ryan Slette scored a game-high 20 points and Ty Roelofs finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Jake Evans has 10 points and three steals and Hamza Mohamed hit a couple of 3-point shots and finished with six points.

The Cardinals play at Brainerd at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Willmar 61,

Sauk Rapids 51

Sauk Rapids (2-11) 36 15 - 51

Willmar (6-4) 32 29 - 61

SAUK RAPIDS - Scoring: Kobe Lee 6, Cade Milton-Baumgardner 16, Joshua Schloe 17, Jacob Schloe 12 ... 3-point shots: Lee 2, Milton-Baumgardner 1 ... Rebound leader: Braeden Tretter 6, Joshua Schloe 6 ... Assist leader: Three with 1 ... Steal leader: Tretter 1, Tyler Hemker 1

WILLMAR - Scoring: Adnan Muhumed 2, Ty Roelofs 15, Jake Evans 10, Bryan Weidemann 2, Sam Fraser 2, Ryan Slette 20, Hamza Mohamed 6, Connor Stevens 4 ... 3-point shots: Evans 2, Slette 3, Mohamed 2 ... Rebound leader: Roelofs 8, Stevens 6 ... Assist leader: Roelofs 6 ... Steal leader: Roelofs 3, Evans 3

BBE 44,

HLWW 43

Freshman Ashton Dingmann hit five 3-pointers, leading Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa with 19 points in a 44-43 victory over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Thursday.

The Jaguars fought back after trailing 20-13 in the first half and shooting just 20 percent as a team. They outscored the Lakers 31-23 to close out the game, shooting at a 37-percent clip.

Dylan Meyer added nine points for BBE, followed by eight points, nine rebounds and three steals from Wiener. Along with his team high in points, Dingmann hauled in nine rebounds and had a pair of steals.

HLWW (4-7) 20 23 - 43

BBE (7-3) 13 31 - 44

HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED - Scoring: Noah Bush 10, Bennett Paulson 3, Brandon Huston 16, Brock Bangasser 13 ... 3-point shots: Huston 3 ... Rebound leader: Bangasser 10, Huston 7 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Bush 3

BBE - Scoring: Dylan Meyer 9, Jackson Peter 3, Ashton Dingmann 19, Evan Wiener 8, Will VanBeck 5 ... 3-point shots: Meyer 3, Dingmann 5, VanBeck 1 ... Rebound leader: Dingmann 9, Wiener 9 ... Assist leader: Four with 2 ... Steal leader: Wiener 3

BOLD 74,

Sauk Centre 57

Not many Warriors scored but those that did put up hefty numbers in a solid win over Sauk Centre on Thursday.

Drew Sagedahl and Jordan Sagedahl both scored 20 points and Gavin Vosika had 18 points, seven assists and four steals. Carter Henry had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists.

BOLD (13-0) 44 30 - 74

Sauk Centre (4-7) 28 29 - 57

BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 20, Gavin Vosika 18, Jordan Sagedahl 20, Carter Henry 10, Dawson Vosika 6 ... 3-point shots: D Sagedahl 5, G Vosika 4, J Sagedahl 1, D Vosika 2 ... Rebound leader: Henry 6, J Sagedahl 5 ... Assist leader: G Vosika 7, Henry 4 ... Steal leader: G Vosika 4, D Sagedahl 3

SAUK CENTRE - Scoring: Steven Namvar 9, Logan Suelflow 26, Casey Schirmers 2, Jackson Berscheid 4, Jacob Jennissen 16 ... 3-point shots: Suelflow 5, Jennissen 1 ... Rebound leader: Jennissen 8, Namvar 7, Schirmers 6 ... Assist leader: Schirmers 5 ... Steal leader: Four with 1

CMCS 64,

YME 49

Central Minnesota Christian tallied win No. 4 on the year with a pair of 16-point performances by Caleb Vander Beek and Case Mulder.

Vander Beek also added 11 rebounds to top Yellow Medicine East.

CMCS (4-8) 32 32 - 64

YME (1-8) 27 22 - 49

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Scoring: Case Mulder 16, Blake Greenwaldt 5, Sam Mellema 2, Jay Marcus 7, Peter Martin 12, Eddie Mulder 2, Ben Van Eps 4, Caleb Vander Beek 16 ... 3-point shots: C Mulder 1, Greenwaldt 1, Marcus 1, Martin 1 ... Rebound leader: Vander Beek 11, Martin 7, C Mulder 6 ... Assist leader: Martin 5, Marcus 4 ... Steal leader: Marcus 5

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Elliott Korstad 1, Bennett Knapper 8, Carter Sneller 10, Angel Jimenez 5, Jahrell Ishmon 17, Hunter Johnson 4, Dalton Anderson 4 ... 3-point shots: Sneller 2, Ishmon 2 ... Rebound leader: Sneller 4, Johnson 4, Anderson 4 ... Assist leader: Knapper 1 ... Steal leader: Ishmon 3

LQPV 65,

TMB 63

Lac qui Parle Valley made a pair of late free throws to extend their lead to 65-61 and held on for a hard-fought Camden Conference victory against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Thursday night.

Austin Bonn led the charge with 24 points and Caden Bjornjeld racked up 21 points, nine rebounds and eight steals.

The Eagles will look to keep the streak going when they hit the road to take on Morris/Chokio-Alberta Saturday.

LQPV (9-3) 30 35 - 65

TMB (8-3) 28 35 - 63

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Mason Clark 2, Austin Bonn 24, Caden Bjornjeld 21, Eean Allpress 2, Tucker Droogsma 5, Thomas Daniels 9, Maverick Conn 2 ... 3-point shots: Bonn 4, Bjornjeld 4 ... Rebound leader: Bjornjeld 9, Conn 6 ... Assist leader: Conn 6 ... Steal leader: Bjornjeld 8, Daniels 5

TRACY-MILROY-BALATON - Scoring: Jake Tauer 13, Trevor Larson 3, Konnor Zick 2, Fritz Landherr 10, Rylan Fogelson 10, Jett Davis 12, Lucas Gervais 12 ... 3-point shots: Tauer 3, Landherr 3, Larson 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

RCW 60,

Canby 38

Justin Schrupp scored 25 points and had seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals in Renville County West's victory on Thursday.

RCW's Riley Ashburn recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He also had four assists and four steals.

RCW (7-5) 33 27 - 60

Canby (3-8) 18 20 - 38

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Justin Schrupp 25, Riley Ashburn 14, Connor Aalderks 8, Jaden Kolker 4, Jamie Castillo 4, Tyler Rice 3, Zach Rice 2 ... 3-point shots: Schrupp 5, Aalderks 2, T. Rice 1 ... Rebound leader: Ashburn 10, Z. Rice 8, Schrupp 7, Kolker 6 ... Assist leader: Schrupp 7, Ashburn 4 ... Steal leader: Ashburn 4, Schrupp 2

CANBY - Scoring: Riley Kockelman 13, Tyler Sayre 2, Will Varcoe 4, Ethan Thovson 11, Matt Groen 6, Jordan Ries 2 ... 3-point shots: Thovson 3 ... Rebound leader: Varcoe 9, Groen 6 ... Assist leader: Varcoe 2, Groen 2 ... Steal leader: Kockelman 4