Prep Basketball: Kannegiesser nets record but 'Jacks grab win
DAWSON — Hancock senior Noah Kannegiesser reached a significant individual milestone but Dawson-Boyd got the best of the No. 6 Owls in a 78-67 non-conference win on Monday at Dawson-Boyd High School.
The Blackjacks' Bentley Boike the main factor down low throughout the night, making sure to be not overshadowed by Kannegiesser's big night. Boike finished with a team-high 26 points, with many of those coming on second-chance points from his game-best 12 rebounds.
Kannegiesser scored 45 points to become the West Central Tribune area's all-time leading boys career scorer with 2,454 points. Mike Felt, a Redwood Valley graduate, held the record since 2009 at 2,450 points.
But on Monday, Kannegiesser's teammates managed just 22 points and the Owls had a 12-game winning streak snapped in large part because of Dawson-Boyd's 43-19 rebounding advantage.
D-B's backcourt made a difference, as well. Alex Swenson had 21 points and five assists, Romell Horton had 12 points and six rebounds and Jake Lee also scored 12 points, grabbed seven boards and had four assists.
The Blackjacks now boast a pair of Top 10 wins on the year, having defeated Minneota earlier in the season.
A white-hot start put D-B out to a lead it wouldn't ever relinquish. The Blackjacks led 20-4 in the opening minutes, and the Owls' perimeter shooters struggled to get going throughout the half. 19 points from Kannegiesser kept Hancock within fighting distance at 38-24.
"We came out with the energy we need to every time," Boike said.
The Blackjacks led by as many as 22 in the second half, but the Owls drew within four points in the final two minutes. Kannegiesser had a 3-point attempt to cut the lead to one with 1:15 remaining, but it rimmed out and the hosts put the game away at the free throw line.
Hancock, now 18-2, plays host to Wheaton/Herman-Norcross at 7:30 p.m. Friday while Dawson-Boyd plays at Lac qui Parle Valley at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
D-B 78, Hancock 67
Hancock (18-2) 24 43 — 67
Dawson-Boyd (16-5) 38 40 — 78
HANCOCK - Scoring: Noah Kannegiesser 45, Bennett Nienhaus 10, Kaleb Koehl 2, Connor Reese 10 ... 3-point shots: Kannegiesser 7, Nienhaus 2, Reese 1 ... Rebound leader: Rohloff 5 ... Assist leader: Kannegiesser 3, Cole Reese 3 ... Steal leader: Kannegiesser 3
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Colton Husby 6, Romell Horton 12, Keaton Schuelke 1, Alex Swenson 21, Jake Lee 12, Bentley Boike 26 ... 3-point shots: Horton 2, Swenson 1, Lee 2 ... Rebound leader: Boike 12, Husby 8, Lee 7, Horton 6 ... Assist leader: Swenson 5, Lee 4 ... Steal leader: Horton 1, Lee 1
Morris/CA 52, Sisseton 41
Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Malory Anderson notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Tigers' victory over Sisseton (S.D.) on Monday in Morris.
MCA's Riley Decker scored 14 points and had five steals, and Maddy Carrington finished with 13 points, four assists and six steals.
Sisseton 16 25 — 41
Morris/CA (14-9) 25 27 — 52
SISSETON - Scoring: Williams 7, Medonwald 2, Karst 3, LaFramboise 4, Magnuson 23, Yammerino 2 ... 3-point shots: Williams 1, Karst 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Maddie Carrington 13, Riley Decker 14, Jen Solvie 2, Malory Anderson 21, Carly Wohlers 2 ... 3-point shots: Carrington 2, Decker 3 ... Rebound leader: Anderson 10, Jenna Howden 7, Wohlers 5 ... Assist leader: Carrington 4 ... Steal leader: Carrington 6, Decker 5, Anderson 4