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Basketball Roundup: Morris/CA Tigers win a thriller in 3AA

Tigers score with 2.2 seconds left to beat Litchfield, 63-61

MORRIS — Morris/Chokio-Alberta senior center Kendra Wevley connected on an inside basket with 2.2 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Tigers a 63-61 victory over Litchfield on Saturday in the girls basketball playoffs.

Third-seeded Morris/Chokio-Alberta advances to the Section 3AA-North semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Minnewaska High School. Litchfield was the sixth seed.

Morris/CA (17-9) plays Eden Valley-Watkins on Thursday. Second-seeded EVW beat No. 7 Paynesville, 62-18.

With 17 seconds remaining, junior guard Emma Bowman put Morris/CA ahead 61-59 with a pair of free throws. After the Dragons tied the game, Morris/CA quickly pushed the ball up to the floor to set up Wevley’s game-winner.

Bowman led the Tigers with 16 points and four assists. Sophomore guard Meredith Carrington chipped in 14 points.

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Malory Anderson shot 2-for-10 from the floor and made 3 of 7 from the free-throw line. But the Tigers senior had 17 rebounds, 10 on the offensive glass. She was also collected seven steals.

Lily Osterberg paced Litchfield with 17 points. Sydney McCann had 15 points. Katelyn Cruze and Neriah Lara had 13 and 10 points, respectively. The Dragons ended the season with a 11-16 record.

Section 3AA-North
Morris/CA 63,
Litchfield 61

Litchfield (11-16) 24 37 — 61
Morris/CA (17-9) 27 36 — 63
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Sydney McCann 15, Greta Hansen 2, Kelsey Ballard 2, Morgan Kaping 2, Lily Osterberg 17, Neriah Lara 10, Katelyn Cruze 13 … 3-point shots: McCann 3, Osterberg 4, Lara 3 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Meredith Carrington 14, Emma Bowman 16, Makenna Kehoe 5, LaRae Kram 8, Sydney Dietz 2, Kylie Swanson 6, Malory Anderson 7, Kendra Wevley 5 … 3-point shots: Carrington 3, Bowman 3, Kehoe 1, Kram 1 … Rebound leader: Anderson 17 … Assist leader: Bowman 4, Kram 4 … Steal leader: Anderson 7 ... Block leader: Kehoe 1, Anderson 1

Benson 39,
Minnewaska 38

Suffering a one-point loss during the sub-section quarterfinal last season, Benson hung on for a one-point victory against Minnewaska.

It is the Braves‘ first postseason victory since 2011.

Abby Lundebrek and Kaitlyn Berreau each put up 11 points for Benson. Claire Ricard added 10 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four blocks.

Maddie Thorfinnson led the visitors with 13 points. Emma Thorfinnson had 12 points and six rebounds. For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the No. 4 Lakers finished with a below-.500 record at 12-13.

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No. 5 seed Benson takes on top-seeded New London-Spicer at 6 p.m. Thursday from Minnewaska High School.

Minnewaska (12-13) 21 17 — 38
Benson (16-11) 28 11 — 39
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Maddie Thorfinnson 13, Hannah Hoffman 10, Isabella Ortendahl 2, Emma Thorfinnson 12, Avery Hoeper 1 … 3-point shots: M. Thorfinnson 1, Hoffman 3, E. Thorfinnson 3 … Rebound leader: E. Thorfinnson 6 … Assist leader: M. Thorfinnson 2 … Steal leader: Hoffman 2, E. Thorfinnson 2 ... Block leader: none
BENSON - Scoring: Kaitlyn Berreau 11, Abbie Mitteness 5, Claire Ricard 10, Abby Lundebrek 11, Kimmy Pagel 2 … 3-point shots: Berreau 1 … Rebound leader: Ricard 7 … Assist leader: Ricard 7 … Steal leader: Lundebrek 3 ... Block leader: Ricard 4

NLS 61,
ACGC 25

Twelve players scored and everybody in uniform played for New London-Spicer in its victory over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the Section 3AA-North playoffs at New London.

Top-seeded NLS was led by Emma Hanson’s eight points. No. 8 ACGC got nine points from Shayna Hobson.

NLS plays fourth-seeded Benson at 6 p.m. Thursday at Minnewaska High School in the next round of the 3AA playoffs.

ACGC (1-25) 11 14 — 25
NLS (25-1) 39 22 — 61
ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Scoring: Brooke Schroeder 6, Rachel Wilner 5, Daniela Parker 4, Shayna Hobson 9, Maria Carreno-Herraez 1 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Nyla Johnson 5, Izzy Schmiesing 1, Mackenzie Rich 3, Emma Hanson 8, Payton Mages 6, Ellie Hanson 8, Grace DeSchepper 4, Ava Karaemer 6, Isa Ommodt 6, Delaney Hanson 1, Audrey Schneider 7, Erin Knisley 6 … 3-point shots: Rich 1, Johnson 1 … Rebound leaders: Kraemer 6, Ellary Peterson 6, El. Hanson 5, Schmiesing 5, Knisley 5, DeSchepper 5 … Assist leaders: Jaden Coahran 3, Rich 2, Em. Hanson 2, Ommodt 2 … Steal leaders: D. Hanson 3, Schmiesing 2, Courtney Rich 2, Schneider 2 ... Block leader: none.

EV-W 62,
Paynesville 18

Paynesville’s season ended on the road against Eden Valley-Watkins.

Whitney Jansen scored a game-high 23 points and five assists for the hosts.

The Bulldogs got eight points, five rebounds and four blocks from Katie Uhlenkamp.

Paynesville finished with a 4-22 record.

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Payneville (4-22) 13 5 — 18
EV-W (20-7) 36 26 — 62
PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Maddie Hentges 2, Macy Carlson 6, Lindy Hennen 1, Kali Reiter 1, Katie Uhlenkamp 8 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leader: Uhlenkamp 5 … Assist leader: Carlson 1 … Steal leader: Mikayla Roberg 2 ... Block leader: Uhlenkamp 4
EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS - Scoring: Meryl Kuechle 10, Katie Ruhland 4, Mykayla Ballard 2, Josie Stenger 2, Whitney Jansen 23, Halle Jansen 7, Sawyer Kuechle 12, Livi Langer 2 … 3-point shots: M. Kuechle 2, W. Jansen 4, H. Jansen 1, S. Kuechle 1 … Rebound leader: S. Kuechle 7 … Assist leader: W. Jansen 5, H. Jansen 5 … Steal leader: W. Jansen 4 ... Block leader: H. Jansen 1, S. Kuechle 1

Section 3AA-South
Windom 69,
Montevideo 58

Down 35-32 at halftime, No. 7 seed Montevideo couldn’t keep pace on the road with No. 2 seed Windom.

Montevideo (6-18) 32 26 — 58
Windom (17-8) 35 34 — 69

Section 3A-North
Minneota 61,
MACCRAY 43

Facing the top-ranked team in Class A, No. 8 seed MACCRAY hung tough with Minneota. The Wolverines trailed 39-28 with 12 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the second half until the Vikings pulled away for a victory in Montevideo.

Abby Hennen scored 22 points for Minneota. Morgan Henning added 14 points.

Ella Bourne led MACCRAY with 16 points and four steals. Gabby Randt had nine points, eight rebounds and seven blocks.

MACCRAY (8-20) 17 26 — 43
Minneota (27-1) 33 28 — 61
MACCRAY - Scoring: Ella Bourne 16, Kate Hultgren 7, Kaisa Jaenisch 2, Kylee Kimpling 7, Alison Koenen 3, Gabby Randt 9 … 3-point shots: Bourne 3, Hultgren 1, Randt 1 … Rebound leader: Randt 8 … Assist leader: Randt 2, Kimpling 2 … Steal leader: Bourne 4, Koenen 3 ... Block leader: Randt 7
MINNEOTA - Scoring: Abby Hennen 22, Morgan Hennen 14, Natalee Rolbiecki 9, Abby Rost 6, Jeren Rost 3, Ireland Stassen 7 … 3-point shots: A. Hennen 3 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Canby 52,
YME 47

Holding a 27-25 advantage at halftime, No. 4 seed Yellow Medicine East could only muster 20 second-half points in its loss to No. 5 seed Canby.

The Lancers got 24 points from Hannah Jelen. Maya Wente grabbed 16 rebounds.

Four players scored for the Sting. In her final game, senior guard Madison Hinz had 18 points and three steals. Sophomore center Shelby Mortenson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks.

Canby (11-13) 25 27 — 52
YME (13-11) 27 20 — 47
CANBY - Scoring: McKenzie Ruether 5, Hannah Jelen 24, Kayelee Johnson 6, RyAnn Hanson 12, Maya Wente 2, Morgan Noyes 3 … 3-point shots: Ruether 1, Jelen 1, Hanson 1 … Rebound leader: Wente 16 … Assist leader: Wente 4 … Steal leader: Jelen 2, Wente 2 ... Block leader: Wente 2
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Lauren McCosh 5, Madison Hinz 18, Hannah Stark 8, Shelby Mortenson 16 … 3-point shots: McCosh 1, Hinz 1 … Rebound leader: Mortenson 11 … Assist leader: Stark 4 … Steal leader: Yansi Flores 3, Hinz 3 ... Block leader: Mortenson 2

LQPV 78,
Wabasso 65

Lac qui Parle Valley advanced to the next round of the playoffs following a victory over the Wabasso Rabbits.

Camryn Lee led the Eagles with 27 points along with nine rebounds. Taylor Shelstad added 13 points and 12 rebounds.

LQPV faces Lakeview at 7:30 p.m. Monday from the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

Wabasso (8-19) 28 37 — 65
LQPV (16-9) 32 46 — 78
WABASSO - Stats not available
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Macie Lund 10, Addy Bonn 2, Alex Stitt 7, Taylor Shelstad 13, Cassidie Olson 5, Camryn Lee 27, Sidney Gerdes 10, Kali Sulier 4 … 3-point shots: Stitt 1, Shelstad 1, Gerdes 1 … Rebound leader: Shelstad 12, Lee 9 … Assist leader: Olson 4 … Steal leader: Lund 7, Gerdes 5 ... Block leader: Three with 1

Boys basketball

Hancock 66,
KMS 63 (OT)

Hancock’s Matt Thompson scored all seven of his team’s points in overtime, including the game-winning basket with 17 seconds remaining to lift the Owls to a non-conference victory over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

The Fighting Saints had a chance to win in regulation, but a full-court heave rattled off the rim.

Thompson piled up game-highs with 29 points and 11 rebounds. Preston Rohloff added 12 points, six assists and a pair of steals.

KMS was paced by Alex Call’s 26 points. Isaac Rudningen and Isaac Call each had 10 points.

Hancock closes its regular season at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Hillcrest Lutheran Academy from Fergus Falls. The Fighting Saints return home to face Ortonville at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

KMS (7-16) 24 35 4 — 63
Hancock (17-8) 32 27 7 — 66
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Alex Call 26, Isaac Rudningen 10, Isaac Call 10, Kyler Johnsn 6, Titian Norton 4, Drew Johnson 2, Chris Moist 5 … 3-point shots: A. Call 5, Rudningen 1, I. Call 2, K. Johnson 1 … Rebound leader: I. Call 7 … Assist leader: Rudningen 6 … Steal leader: Rudningen 2 ... Block leader: I. Call 2
HANCOCK - Scoring: Matt Thompson 29, Preston Rohloff 12, Kody Berget 9, Daniel Milander 6, Isaac Nienhaus 4, Adam Shaw 4, Luke Joos 2 … 3-point shots: Berget 3, Rohloff 2, Milander 1 … Rebound leader: Thompson 11 … Assist leader: Rohloff 6 … Steal leader: Nienhaus 2, Rohloff 2, Milander 2 ... Block leader: N/A

Men’s basketball

Minnesota State 104
Ridgewater 100 (OT)

Minnesota State-Fergus Falls edged Ridgewater in overtime, getting 29 points from Alend Alemadi on Saturday in Fergus Falls.

Cartier Bickley had 24 points and Sam Olson 23 to lead the Warriors, who rallied from a 45-35 half-time deficit to tie it at 90-90 in regulation.

Ridgewater now heads to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference tournament that is set for Saturday at Anoka-Ramsey in Coon Rapids. Pairings have yet to be announced.

Ridgewater (16-9) 35 55 10 — 100
Minnesota State (9-18) 45 45 14 — 104
RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Jon Olson 14, Sam Olson 23, Faizon Stephens 13, Travis Visser 9, Cartier Bickley 24, Dillon Henderson 4, Mike Middleton 2, Parker Schwinghammer 8, Trent Weispfennig 3 … 3-point shots: J. Olson 2, S. Olson 5, Bickley 1, Schwinghammer 2, Weispfennig 1 … Rebound leader: Visser 12 … Assist leader: Henderson 4 … Steal leader: Schwinghammer 3 ... Block leader: Visser 1, Henderson 1
MINNESOTA STATE-FERGUS FALLS - Scoring: Renell Edwards 15, Alend Alemadi 29, Nic Pearson 10, James Hobson 18, Jonas Baune 8, Mert Taylor 6, Zakaria Zaid 4, Alex Hendricks 14 … 3-point shots: Edwards 2, Alemadi 7, Pearson 2, Hobson 3, Taylor 2, Hendricks 3 … Rebound leader: Baune 11 … Assist leader: Alemadi 7 … Steal leader: Hendricks 2 ... Block leader: Baune 4

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