HECTOR — Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart and Springfield were both looking to make a move on Monday.

With both teams entering the Tomahawk Conference game with double-digit wins, both the Mustangs and Tigers were looking to climb the standings into the conference’s upper echelon with Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s.

Ultimately, it was Springfield that climbed out of a first-half hole to defeat BLHS, 72-65.

Trailing for most of the first half, the Tigers were able to take a 39-36 lead into halftime. Senior Sydney Hauger led Springfield with a game-high 20 points, followed by 12 from Meriah Kirschstein and 10 from Megan Ploeger.

BLHS’ lone senior, Sara Kottke, led her team in points (16), rebounds (four) and blocks (one). Maddy Wulkan hit four 3-pointers on her way to 14 points, and Lily Dean had nine points and six assists. Twins Rachel and Kristi Kottke each had eight points, with Rachel tallying three steals in the loss.

The Mustangs hit the road Tuesday for another Tomahawk contest against Wabasso.

BLHS' Rachel Kottke passes the ball upcourt during the first half of Monday's Tomahawk Conference game against Springfield in Hector. 

Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
BLHS' Rachel Kottke passes the ball upcourt during the first half of Monday's Tomahawk Conference game against Springfield in Hector. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Tomahawk

Springfield 72

BLHS 65

Springfield (12-3) 39 33 — 72
BLHS (10-3) 36 29 — 65
SPRINGFIELD - Scoring: Sydney Hauger 20, Meriah Kirschstein 12, Megan Ploeger 10, Brooklyn Sturm 9, Courtney Wendt 9, Maddy Digmann 5, Sam Richert 4, Cylee Graff 3 … 3-point shots: N/A … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Sara Kottke 16, Maddy Wulkan 14, Lily Dean 9, Kristi Kottke 8, Rachel Kottke 8, Allison Milbrandt 8, Tia Weispfennig 2 … 3-point shots: S. Kottke 4, Wulkan 4, Dean 2, K. Kottke 2, R. Kottke 2 … Rebound leader: S. Kottke 4 … Assist leader: Dean 6 … Steal leader: R. Kottke 3 ... Block leader: S. Kottke 1



West Central

Melrose 55,

Minnewaska 54

Up by seven at halftime, Minnewaska suffered a devastating one-point loss at home against Melrose.

With five 3-pointers, Hannah Hoffmann paced the Lakers with 17 points. Emma Thorfinnson added 15 points and six rebounds.

Makiya Luetmer had 33 points and six rebounds to lead the visitors.

Minnewsaka plays 7:30 p.m. Friday at Montevideo.

Melrose (11-4) 22 33 — 55
Minnewaska (8-8) 29 25 — 54
MELROSE - Scoring: Ashley Redemacher 10, Kinsey Wensmann 2, Kyja Birch 2, Audrey Welle 3, Maddie Rosenberger 3, Madi Birch-Stusse 2, Makiya Luetmer 33 … 3-point shots: Rademacher 2, Rosenberger 1, Luetmer 3 … Rebound leader: Luetmer 6 … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Makena Panitzke 2, Michele Stai 5, Addy Randt 1, Hannah Hoffmann 17, Isabella Ortendahl 10, Emma Thorfinnson 15, Avery Hoeper 4 … 3-point shots: Stai 1, Hoffmann 5, E. Thorfinnson 4 … Rebound leader: E. Thorfinnson 6, Hoeper 6 … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: Stai 3 ... Block leader: N/A



Camden

LQPV 53,

RCW 33

Junior guard Macie Lund and freshman center Camryn Lee each had 14 points, helping Lac qui Parle Valley to the Camden Conference victory over Renville County West in Madison.

Freshman guard Taylor Shelstad also had 11 points for the Eagles.

For RCW, Hannah Pharr had 10 points and nine rebounds.

RCW plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Minneota.

LQPV next plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Canby.

RCW (3-15) 23 10 — 33
LQPV (9-6) 28 25 — 53
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Holly Bratsch 7, Vanessa Savig 5, Jenny Bratsch 2, Hannah Pharr 10, Lauren Allex 9 … 3-point shots: H. Bratsch 1, Savig 1, Allex 3 … Rebound leader: Pharr 9 … Assist leader: Rachel Jakel 4, Savig 4 … Steal leader: Jake 2, H. Bratsch 2 ... Block leader: Pharr 4
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Macie Lund 14, Addy Bonn 3, Alex Stitt 5, Taylor Shelstad 11, Cassidie Olson 1, Camryn Lee 14, Sidney Gerdes 5 … 3-point shots: Lund 3, Bonn 1, Stitt 1, Gerdes 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Non-Conference

MACCRAY 65,

ACGC 44

MACCRAY won its second game of the season by beating Atwater-Cosmo-Grove City in Grove City.

Sophomore center Gabby Randt had 19 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots for the Wolverines, who also were led by sophomore guard Ella Bourne, who scored 16 points and grabbed seven steals.

Rachel Wilner had 12 points, Daniela Parker 11 and Shayna Hobson 10 for ACGC.

The Falcons next play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Melrose.

MACCRAY plays Montevideo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Clara City.

MACCRAY (2-12) 40 25 — 65
ACGC (1-12) 25 19 — 44
MACCRAY - Scoring: Ella Bourne 16, Kaisa Jaenisch 12, Kylee Kimpling 4, Alison Koenen 4, Gabby Randt 19, Elsie Sumner 9, Sydney Thein 1 … 3-point shots: Bourne 3, Sumner 1 … Rebound leader: Randt 14 … Assist leader: Jaenisch 4 … Steal leader: Bourne 7 ... Block leader: Randt 6
ACGC - Scoring: Shayna Hobson 10, Raeanna Kaddatz 1, Grace Kaehler 5, Daniela Parker 11, Elli Roemelling 2, Brooke Schroeder 3, Rachel Wilner 12 … 3-point shots: Schroeder 1 … Rebound leader: Wilner 6, Parker 6 … Assist leader: Wilner 2, Hobson 2 … Steal leader: Wilner 2, Kaddatz 2, Schroeder 2 ... Block leader: Hobson 1, Kaddatz 1, Kaehler 1

BBE 57, KMS 42

Karissa Jones had 15 points and Jenna Dingmann added 11 to lead host Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa to the victory over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in Belgrade.

Madison Rohner had 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks to lead KMS. Maret Gjerde added 10 points and five rebounds for the Fighting Saints.

KMS plays Lakeview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Cottonwood.

BBE plays at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Paynesville in a Central Minnesota Conference game..

KMS (7-8) 23 19 — 42
BBE (7-8) 28 29 — 57
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Morgan Lesteberg 3, Maret Gjerde 10, Haylee Johnson 6, Josie Gjerde 1, Madison Rohner 16, Lauren Krieger 2, Hayley Demuth 4 … 3-point shots: M. Gjerde 2 … Rebound leaders: Rohner 9, M. Gjerde 5, Krieger 5 … Assist leader: Lesteberg 2 … Steal leader: Lesteberg 3 ... Block leaders: Lesteberg 2, Rohner 2
BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: Karsee Kampsen 9, Jaqueline Gossen 5, Jenna Dingmann 11, Liz French 4, Josie Knutson 3, Karissa Jones 15 … 3-point shots: Gossen 1, Dingmann 1, Knutson 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A



BOLD 56,

Canby 40

Makayla Snow had 21 points, 12 rebounds and three steals and Brenna Weis added 17 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead BOLD to the victory in Olivia.

Hannah Jelen’s nine points led Canby.

BOLD plays Redwood Valley at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Redwood Falls.

Canby (5-9) 18 22 — 40
BOLD (11-5) 31 25 — 56
CANBY - Scoring: McKenzie Ruether 7, Hannah Jelen 9, Kayelee Johnson 4, RyAnn Hansen 6, Aidyn Bruns 6, Morgan Noyes 6, Charlotte Wright 2 … 3-point shots: Ruether 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
BOLD - Scoring: Mari Ryberg 3, Lanie Mages 5, Ashley Trongard 7, Makayla Snow 21, Brenna Weis 17, Leslie Snow 1, Abby Meyers 2 … 3-point shots: Mages 1, M. Snow 1, Trongard 1 … Rebound leader: M. Snow 12, Weis 6 … Assist leader: Ryberg 3, Weis 3 … Steal leader: M. Snow 3, Mages 3 ... Block leader: M. Snow 1, L. Snow 1



YME 70,

Montevideo 66,

Brylea Ruff had 26 points and Madison Hinz contributed 16 points and Yansi Flores 14 points and five assists in Yellow Medicine East’s victory at Granite Falls.

Avery Koenen had 20 points, Tenley Epema 19 and Jasmyn Kronback 13 for Montevideo.

Both teams next play the MACCRAY Wolverines.

YME plays MACCRAY at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Granite Falls.

Montevideo next plays MACCRAY at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Clara City.

Montevideo (4-10) 39 27 — 66
YME (8-5) 34 36 — 70
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Tenley Epema 19, Avery Koenen 20, Jasmyn Kronback 13, Greta Rongstad 5, Keely Foley 9 … 3-point shots: Epema 5, Rongstad 1, Foley 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Lauren McCosh 7, Yansi Flores 14, Madison Hinz 16, Hannah Stark 1, Brylea Ruff 26, Shelby Mortensen 6 … 3-point shots: McCosh 1, Flores 4, Hinz 1, Ruff 7 … Rebound leader: Stark 10 … Assist leader: Flores 5 … Steal leader: Hinz 3 ... Block leader: Mortensen 4