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Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Durgin Decker shoots a floater in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Minnewaska at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune2 / 12
Minnewaska's Grant Jensen looks to pass out of a double team in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Morris/Chokio-Alberta at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune3 / 12
Minnewaska's Jack Blevins drives the paint in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Morris/Chokio-Alberta at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune4 / 12
New London-Spicer's Jake Poole shoots over a defender in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Redwood Valley at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune5 / 12
New London-Spicer's Jake Poole shoots over a defender in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Redwood Valley at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune6 / 12
Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Camden Arndt shoots a finger roll in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Minnewaska at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune7 / 12
New London-Spicer's Jon Kaelke drives the lane in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Redwood Valley at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune8 / 12
New London-Spicer's Ryan Wyganowski looks to pass in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Redwood Valley at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune9 / 12
Minnewaska's Shawn Carsten blocks Jackson Loge's shot in Thursday's Section 3AA game at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune10 / 12
New London-Spicer's Jake Schmidt looks to pass in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Redwood Valley at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune11 / 12
Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Jaret Johnson tosses a no-look pass in Thursday's Section 3AA game against Minnewaska at Willmar High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune12 / 12

WILLMAR — The old cliche of a ball not bouncing the way you want it to was in full effect Thursday for New London-Spicer.

The top-seeded Wildcats bowed out of the Section 3AA tournament with a 67-58 loss to Redwood Valley, ending their season with a 20-8 record.

The fourth-seeded Cardinals will take on Morris/Chokio-Alberta, the three seed, at noon Saturday at Willmar High School.

Brandon Adelman battled foul trouble all game and the Cardinals held the St. Cloud State-bound guard to 10 points on 4-for-10 shooting. It proved to be a tough shooting night for the Wildcats in general, though, as they shot 32.8 percent from the field, including 5-for-30 from 3-point land.

Jake Poole took control of the game early, scoring 12 of the first 20 Wildcat points with a dominant post presence. He finished with 16 points, 14 of which came in the first half, and 11 rebounds.

Poole tied the game at 20 but Redwood Valley quickly turned on the jets, using strong transition offense to go up 28-24. They took a 33-29 lead into halftime.

New London-Spicer came out of the gates hot in the second half with a 7-0 run and led the Cardinals 43-36 in the early goings.

Connor Josephson and Cole Woodford didn't back down for Redwood Valley, though. Josephson stepped up to have a big second half on offense while also shutting down Poole on the defensive end. He finished the game with a team-high 16 points and 18 rebounds.

Section 3AA-North

RV 67,

NLS 58

RV (14-11) 28 39 — 67

NLS (20-8) 27 31 — 58

REDWOOD VALLEY - Scoring: Carter Guetter 8, Bryant Haas 6, Kyle Huhnerkoch 6, Connor Josephson 16, Bronson Smith 3, Colin Wells 6, Carson Woodford 5, Cole Woodford 15 ... 3-point shots: Huhnerkoch 2, Wells 1, Ca. Woodford 1, Co. Woodford 3 ... Rebound leader: Josephson 18, Co. Woodford 6 ... Assist leader: Josephson 3, Co. Woodford 3 ... Steal leader: Haas 2, Josephson 2

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brandon Adelman 10, Ander Arnold 8, Brandyn Harlow 4, Jon Kaelke 4, Brenden Mayhew 2, Jake Poole 16, Jake Schmidt 3, Ryan Wyganowski 11 ... 3-point shots: Arnold 1, Kaelke 1, Wyganowski 3 ... Rebound leader: Adelman 10, Arnold 12, Poole 11, Schmidt 7 ... Assist leader: Harlow 3 ... Steal leader: Arnold 2

Morris/CA 55,

Minnewaska 50

Jaret Johnson scored 24 points and Camden Arndt scored 13 to lead Morris/Chokio-Alberta to a win over Minnewaska in the Section 3AA-North semifinals on Thursday at Willmar High School.

The Tigers improved to 18-8 overall and they play Redwood Valley for the subsection championship at noon Saturday at the Willmar High School.

"Minnewaska is really good, and it's a really big rivalry so to win, especially senior year it's one of the best feelings," Johnson said. "And to come in the playoffs, that's even better."

The Tigers earned revenge after ending last season in a 58-51 overtime defeat to Minnewaska, who went on to play in the Class AA state tournament. Even in the waning moments of a single-digit game, though, Johnson said this year felt a bit different.

"I got the first one and Camden [Arndt] came up to me and said, 'Let's not do what we did last year,'" Johnson said. "This felt really similar but it felt more our sided."

Arndt, meanwhile, posted a strong all-around game and helped to seal things near the end with a pair of dazzling spinning drives to the hoop. He finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

"That's just Cam Arndt," Johnson said. "As long as I've been playing with him, he's done stuff like that so it was no surprise to me."

Minnewaska's Grant Jensen scored 22 points and Shawn Carsten had 11 points. The Lakers wrapped their season 18-9.

Morris/CA (18-8) 23 32 — 55

Minnewaska (18-9) 23 27 — 50

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Jaden Maanum 3, Camden Arndt 13, Jackson Loge 7, Durgin Decker 8, Jaret Johnson 24 ... 3-point shots: Maanum 1, Decker 1, Johnson 3 ... Rebound leader: Arndt 11, Loge 11, Johnson 8 ... Assist leader: Arndt 5, Maanum 3 ... Steal leader: Johnson 3

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Jack Blevins 7, Grant Jensen 22, Ryan Amundson 5, Aaron Ver Steeg 3, Luke Barkeim 2, Shawn Carsten 11 ... 3-point shots: Blevins 1, Jensen 1, Amundson 1, Ver Steeg 1, Carsten 2 ... Rebound leader: Carsten 6, Ver Steeg 4 ... Assist leader: Jensen 4 ... Steal leader: Blevins 2

Section 5AA

Litchfield 81,

PACT 40

Litchfield encountered little resistance in its Section 5AA victory over PACT Charter on Thursday night.

The Dragons' Owen Boerema had 20 points and five assists and Alex Gruenke had 16 points and five assists.

Litchfield advanced to play Watertown-Mayer at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael-Albertville High School.

PACT (5-22) 18 22 — 40

Litchfield (22-5) 45 36 — 81

PACT CHARTER - Scoring: Parker Maahs 8, Gio Santiago 3, Matt Johnson 8, Jordan Stone 11, Robert Olson 3, Dan Corbett 5, Calvin Churchill 2 ... 3-point shots: Maahs 1, Santiago 1, Johnson 2, Stone 1, Olson 1 ... Rebound leader: Johnson 5 ... Assist leader: Stone 4 ... Steal leader: Three players with one

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Alex Gruenke 16, Tyson Michels 5, Tanner Ziegenhagen 2, Owen Boerema 20, Joe Pennertz 3, Ben Nelson 8, Beau Weseloh 3, Jake Schneider 6, Tyler Peterson 1, Avery Liestman 5, Drew Kotzer 5, Ben Alsleben 5, Conrad Yungk 2 ... 3-point shots: Gruenke 4, Michels 1, Boerema 2, Weseloh 1, Liestman 1, Kotzer 1, Alsleben 1 ... Rebound leader: Michels 6 ... Assist leader: Gruenke 5, Michels 5, Boerema 5 ... Steal leader: Michels 2, Boerema 2, Schneider 2

Section 3A-North

Dawson-Boyd 82,

Minneota 73

Dawson-Boyd pulled off the upset of the night, ending No. 1-seed Minneota's season on Thursday in the Section 3A-North playoffs at Southwest Minnesota State.

Dawson-Boyd improved to 14-9 and will play Lac qui Parle Valley in the 3A-North title game at 8 p.m. Saturday at SMSU. Minneota finished 24-3.

No other details about the game were provided.

LQPV 64,

RCW 55

Austin Bonn scored 19 points and Caden Bjornjeld had 15 in Lac qui Parle Valley's win over Renville County West on Thursday in the Section 3A-North semifinals.

LQPV's Maverick Conn had nine points and nine rebounds and Thomas Daniels had 11 points and six assists.

The Eagles play Dawson-Boyd for the subsection championship at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall.

RCW (16-10) 22 33 — 55

LQPV (18-10) 26 38 — 64

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Riley Ashburn 20, Justin Schrupp 20, Tyler Rice 8, Jaime Castillo 3, Jaden Kolker 2, Zach Rice 2 ... 3-point shots: Schrupp 4 ... Rebound leader: Ashburn 8, T Rice 6 ... Assist leader: Kolker 5, Schrupp 4 ... Steal leader: Kolker 3

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Austin Bonn 19, Caden Bjornjeld 15, Eean Allpress 8, Tucker Droogsma 2, Thomas Daniels 11, Maverick Conn 9 ... 3-point shots: Bonn 4, Bjornjeld 1, Allpress 1 ... Rebound leader: Conn 9 ... Assist leader: Daniels 6 ... Steal leader: Bonn 2, Bjornjeld 2

Section 5A

BBE 70,

Onamia 44

Ashton Dingmann scored 23 points and Evan Wiener scored 18 to lead BBE to a Section 5A victory over Onamia on Thursday.

Dingmann and Evan Jones also had six rebounds apiece. No. 3 South seed BBE plays the winner of the No. 3 Upsala vs. No. 6 St. John's Prep game at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Foley.

Onamia (9-17) 28 16 — 44

BBE (15-12) 41 29 — 70

ONAMIA - Scoring: Josh Parrow 21, Brandon Nickaboine 2, Brady Husom 8, Cayden Eagle 5, Jamari Smith 1, Alex Forsberg-Manthe 7 ... 3-point shots: Parrow 3, Eagle 1, Forsberg-Manthe 1 ... Rebound leader: Parrow 5, Eagle 5 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Husom 5

BBE - Scoring: Dylan Meyer 3, Jackson Peter 7, Abe Peter 7, Ashton Dingmann 23, Evan Jones 3, Evan Wiener 18, Gavin Kampsen 4, Will VanBeck 4, Kaden Pieper 1 ... 3-point shots: Meyer 1, Abe Peter 1, Jackson Peter 1, Dingmann 5, Wiener 2 ... Rebound leader: Dingmann 6, Jones 6 ... Assist leader: Meyer 4 ... Steal leader: Jackson Peter 2, Jones 2, Wiener 2

Section 2A

NUC 73,

BOLD 70 OT

New Ulm Cathedral needed overtime but the Greyhounds knocked off Section 2A-North No. 1 seed BOLD on Thursday.

BOLD wrapped the season 22-4.

BOLD's Jordan Sagedahl scored 23 points and had eight rebounds and four assists, and Carter Henry had 18 points and four boards.

Drew Sagedahl scored all 12 of his points from the 3-point line and he also had four rebounds.

NUC (21-6) 32 32 9 — 73

BOLD (22-4) 35 29 6 — 70

NEW ULM CATHEDRAL - No stats provided

BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 12, Gavin Vosika 9, Jordan Sagedahl 23, Carter Henry 18, Matt Moorse 6, Dawson Vosika 2 ... 3-point shots: D. Sagedahl 4, G. Vosika 1, J. Sagedahl 1 ... Rebound leader: J. Sagedahl 8, Moorse 5, Henry 4, D. Sagedahl 4 ... Assist leader: G. Vosika 5, J. Sagedahl 4 ... Steal leader: D. Sagedahl 2

Section 6A

Hancock 66,

B-E 60

Bennett Nienhaus scored 26 points and Preston Rohloff had 17 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead Hancock to a Section 6A playoff game on Thursday.

The Owls' Connor Reese finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Hancock plays Ortonville in the 6A quarterfinals at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

B-E (14-13) 23 37 — 60

Hancock (20-6) 30 36 — 66

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Scoring: Tanner Bitzan 18, Sam Fuller 15, Marshall Riedel 12, Keagan Schiele 10, Titus Fuller 3, Eli Anderson 2 ... 3-point shots: Bitzan 2, Riedel 2, T Fuller 1, S Fuller 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

HANCOCK - Scoring: Bennett Nienhaus 26, Preston Rohloff 17, Connor Reese 15, Peyton Rohloff 4, Tanner Pahl 2, Brandon Kellenberger 2 ... 3-point shots: Nienhaus 5, Connor Reese 2, Preston Rohloff 2 ... Rebound leader: Connor Reese 10, Peyton Rohloff 7 ... Assist leader: Cole Reese 8, Preston Rohloff 6 ... Steal leader: Nienhaus 3, Preston Rohloff 4, Daniel Milander 4

College Softball

Macomb 14,

Ridgewater 4

Larady Lange had three hits, including a solo home run, and Aby Kienholz had two hits in Ridgewater's game against Macomb, an NJCAA Division II team, on Thursday in Chain of Lakes, Florida.

The Warriors' Autumn Slowiak and Taylor Rasmusson also drove in runs.

Ridgewater 110 11- 4 9 NA

Macomb 045 5x-14 17 NA

Hitting - Ridgewater: Miranda Scherer 1-3 2b r, Autumn Slowiak 1-3 rbi sb, Aby Kienholz 2-3 r sb, Rylie Wilner 1-3 r, Larady Lange 3-3 hr rbi r, Taylor Rasmusson 1-3 rbi ... Macomb: Bree Todaro 4-4 2b-2 rbi-4 r-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Brielle Krossman (L) 4-17-14-14-3-0 ... Macomb: Skye Norris (W)

Lincoln Trail 15,

Ridgewater 4

Autumn Slowiak hit a three-run home run and also doubled and Riley Wilner hit a solo homer in Ridgewater's game against Lincoln Trail, an NJCAA Division I team, on Thursday in Chain of Lakes, Florida.

Lincoln Trail 412 71 - 15 15 0

Ridgewater 010 03 - 4 6 1

Hitting - Lincoln Trail: McKenzie Pirtle 4-4 2b r-2 bb ... Ridgewater: Autumn Slowiak 2-2 hr 2b rbi-3 r bb sb, Miranda Scherer 1-3, Aby Kienholz 0-2 bb, Riley Wilner 1-2 hr rbi r, Taylor Rasmusson 1-2 r, Shauna Wehking 1-2 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lincoln Trail: Lexie Simmons (W) ... Ridgewater: Brielle Krossman (L) 4.2-14 12-9-6-4, Slowiak 0.1-1-3-3-4-0

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