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Area Boys Basketball Roundup: New London-Spicer can't hold off Glencoe-Silver Lake

Panthers open up a close game with a 66-55 win Friday

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New London-Spicer sophomore Aedan Andresen (11) goes up for a layup attempt during the first half of Friday's Wright County Conference game against Glencoe-Silver Lake at NLS High School in New London. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

NEW LONDON — The first half had New London-Spicer and Glencoe-Silver Lake battling back and forth to gain an advantage.

After the break, it was the Panthers that were able to strike early and put away the Wildcats for good.

Leading 33-32 at halftime, G-SL opened the second half on a 15-4 run to get the cushion the Panthers needed for a 66-55 Wright County Conference win Friday at NLS High School.

The first half had the two teams go through seven lead changes and six ties. In the last five minutes alone, there were four lead changes and two ties. With a Spencer Lemke 3-pointer at 1:35, the Panthers went into the locker room leading 33-32.

After G-SL’s second-half run resulted in a 48-36 lead, the closest NLS was able to close the gap was seven points.

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Jaden Uecker led a quartet of G-SL players in double figures with 18 points. Mitchel Klockmann came up with 12 points. Jacob Christianson and Mitchel Jaskowiak each had 10. Jaskowiak also had 10 rebounds, five steals and a block.

The Wildcats got a team-high 14 points from Jaden Zylstra, who also had four assists. Peyton Coahran finished with 10 points and three steals, and Brycen Christensen came up with eight points, 11 boards and a block.

NLS is back at home at 7 p.m. Monday to face Watertown-Mayer.

Wright County
GSL 66,
NLS 55

GSL (7-6) 33 33 — 66
NLS (5-8) 32 23 — 55
GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE - Scoring: Jacob Christianson 10, Mitchel Jaskowiak 10, Sawyer Kaczmarek 6, Mitchel Klockmann 12, Spencer Lemke 4, Blake Mickolichek 6, Jaden Uecker 18 … 3-point shots: Christianson 1, Jaskowiak 1, Lemke 1 … Rebound leader: Jaskowiak 10 … Assist leader: Klockmann 2 … Steal leader: Jaskowiak 5 ... Block leader: Jaskowiak 1
NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Aedan Andresen 4, Brycen Christensen 8, Peyton Coahran 10, Tyler Danielson 7, Wolzen Holland 5, Mason Toutges 6, Luke Wosmek 2, Jaden Zylstra 14 … 3-point shots: Christensen 2, Coahran 2, Danielson 1, Holland 1, Toutges 2 … Rebound leader: Christensen 11, Holland 7 … Assist leader: Zylstra 4 … Steal leader: Coahran 3 ... Block leader: Christensen 1

Litchfield 49,
W-M 46

Litchfield won its third straight game with a three-point victory over Wright County Conference foe Watertown-Mayer in Litchfield.

Tyson Michels and Beau Weseloh led the Dragons with 14 points and six rebounds apiece. Ben Alsleben and Avery Liestman both chipped in with eight points.

Mitchell Burns (12) Albert Rundell (11) and John Mueller (10) each scored in double figures for the Royals.

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Litchfield plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rockford.

W-M (7-5) 21 25 — 46
Litchfield (9-3) 25 24 — 49
WATERTOWN-MAYER - Scoring: Wyatt McCabe 5, Will Hensel 7, Albert Rundell 11, John Mueller 10, Mitchell Burns 12, Justin Kind 1 … 3-point shots: McCabe 1, Hensel 1, Mueller 1, Burns 2… Rebound leader: Mueller 10 … Assist leader: Rundell 4 … Steal leader: Rundell 2 ... Block leader: None
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Ben Alsleben 8, Tyson Michels 14, Avery Liestman 8, Alex Draeger 5, Beau Weseloh 14 … 3-point shots: Alsleben 1, Michels 2, Liestman 1, Draeger 1, Weseloh 1 … Rebound leader: Michels 6, Weseloh 6 … Assist leader: Liestman 5 … Steal leader: Alsleben 2, Michels 2 ... Block leader: None

Central Minnesota
EV-W 85,
ACGC 35

Josh Streit, a 6-foot-8 senior center, had 19 points to lead Eden Valley-Watkins over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City.

Streit is a North Dakota State basketball recruit.

Braeden Pickle had 14 points and two steals and Alex Kokenge added 10 points and three assists for the Falcons.

ACGC plays at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Lake.

EV-W (13-1) 45 40 — 85
ACGC (2-10) 23 12 — 35
EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS - Scoring: Noah Stommes 8, Alex Haag 14, Nolan Geislinger 8, Billy Fish 3, Ben Ruhland 5, Caden Neiman 7, Michael Bautch 6, Myles Dziengel 2, Josh Streit 19, Landon Nieman 9, Jared Geislinger 3 … 3-point shots:C. Nieman 1, Fish 1, Haag 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY- Scoring: Alex Kokenge 10, Braeden Pickle 14, Luke Trebil 3, Brock Denton 2, Levi Lilleberg 4, AJ Sliden 2 … 3-point shots: Kokenge 2 … Rebound leaders: Denton 4, Slinden 4 … Assist leader: Kokenge 3 … Steal leader: Pickle 2 ... Block leader: Kokenge 1

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Non-Conference
Redwood Valley 97,
Minnewaska 65

Carson Weiers-Ford had 23 points and Charles LaChapelis and Alex Lange each had 18 points to lead Redwood Valley past Minnewaska at Redwood Falls.

Aaron Ver Steeg, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, had 17 points and six rebounds to lead Minnewaska.

Minnewaska is host to Pipestone at 7 p.m. Monday in Glenwood.

Minnewaska (6-6) 30 35 — 65
Redwood Valley (7-5) 37 60 — 97
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Peyton Johnsrud 13, Mitchell Gruber 6, Sam Hested 6, Damon Uhde 7, Aaron Ver Steeg 17, Cole Harste 1, Hunter Kostelecky 13, Brady Hoffman 2 … 3-point shots: Johnsrud 1-4, Gruber 2-2, Ver Steeg 2-2, Kostelecky 1-1 … Rebound leader: Ver Steeg 6 … Assist leaders: Johnsrud 2, Ver Steeg 2 … Steal leaders: Ver Steeg 1, Kostelecky 1 ... Block leader: Kostelecky 2
REDWOOD VALLEY - Scoring: Robert Halderson 2, Drew Lundeen 7, Charles LaChapelis 18, Connor Josephson 10, Alex Lang 18, Zach Paulsen-Reck 12, Bill Jaeger 3, Carson Weiers-Ford 23, Carter Peterson 2… 3-point shots: Lundeen 1, LaChapelis 2, Lang 4, Paulsen-Reck 4, Jaeger 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Hancock 59,
KMS 54

Matt Thompson scored a game-high 33 points in Hancock’s victory over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven.

For the Owls, Brandon Kelleberger and Kody Berget had 11 and nine points, respectively.

Isaac Call led the Fighting Saints with 18 points, four rebounds and three assists. Alex Call added 13 points, five rebounds and three steals.

KMS plays Lac qui Parle Valley on Tuesday in Kerkhoven.

Hancock (9-4) 29 30 — 59
KMS (4-9) 29 25 — 54
HANCOCK - Scoring: Kody Berget 9, Brandon Kellenberger 11, Preston Rohloff 3, Matt Thompson 33, Sebastian Felix 3 … 3-point shots: Berget 3, Kellenberger 1, Thompson 2, Felix 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Alex Call 13, Isaac Rudningen 2, Isaac Call 18, Jared Cortez 10, Gavin Thorson 5, Drew Johnson 2 … 3-point shots: A. Call 2, Rudningen 1, I. Call 1, Cortez 2, Thorson 1 … Rebound leader: A. Call 5 … Assist leader: Rudningen 3, I. Call 3 … Steal leader: A. Call 3 ... Block leader: none
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