PRINSBURG — For the first time in three seasons, the Central Minnesota Christian girls basketball team reached the 14-win mark after collecting a 64-33 Camden Conference victory over Lac qui Parle Valley on Friday.

Scoring 12 points in the first half, Bluejays sophomore guard Coco Duininck led all players with 21 on 7-for-15 shooting. She also added four rebounds and six assists, but it was her defense that had the biggest impact early in the contest.

With four of her five steals coming in the first 18 minutes, Duininck twice swiped the ball from Eagles ball-handlers, dribbled the length of the floor and banked in a lay-up to help the home team to a 9-1 advantage.

From there, CMCS created separation with the three-point shot.

Duininck and junior guard Nyssa Vogel each drained 3-pointers to push the Bluejays’ lead to 19-9. Senior center Elli Stoel joined in on the fun with back-to-back treys to make the score 27-12. Later, senior forward Katelyn Bulthius joined in on the fun with consecutive makes behind the arc, giving CMCS an 18-point lead.

Central Minnesota Christian senior forward Katelyn Bulthuis drains a 3-pointer during Friday's game against Lac qui Parle Valley from CMCS High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Central Minnesota Christian senior forward Katelyn Bulthuis drains a 3-pointer during Friday's game against Lac qui Parle Valley from CMCS High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

The Bluejays went into halftime with a 37-16 cushion following a Duininck driving lay-up near the buzzer.

CMCS shot 22-for-46 from the field (47 percent), including 8 for 18 (44 percent) from three-point territory.

Stoel finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Bulthuis had 12 points.

Macie Lund had 14 points to lead the Eagles.

Lac qui Parle Valley senior guard Sidney Gerdes passes the ball up the floor during Friday's game against Central Minnesota Christian from CMCS High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Lac qui Parle Valley senior guard Sidney Gerdes passes the ball up the floor during Friday's game against Central Minnesota Christian from CMCS High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

LQPV returns home to face Dawson-Boyd at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

CMCS visits Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Kerkhoven.

CMCS 64,

LQPV 33

LQPV (11-8) 16 17 — 33
CMCS (14-5) 37 27 — 64
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Macie Lund 14, Sidney Gerdes 8, Taylor Shelstad 6, Camryn Lee 3, Alex Stitt 2 … 3-point shots: Lund 2, Shelstad 2 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Reegan Duininck 2, Maaike Duininck 5, Elli Stoel 15, Molly Mulder 4, Coco Duininck 21, Nyssa Vogel 5, Katelyn Bulthuis 12 … 3-point shots: Stoel 3, C. Duininck 2, Vogel 1, Bulthuis 2 … Rebound leader: Stoel 8 … Assist leader: C. Duininck 6 … Steal leader: C. Duininck 5 ... Block leader: Mulder 1


Non-conference

Willmar 55,

Waseca 38

Willmar picked up a big road win, beating Waseca, which is ranked 10th in Class AA.

“We played a really solid game tonight,” said Willmar head coach Dustin Carlson. “(It’s) fun to see the girls bounce back and smiling once again.”

Willmar led 28-16 at halftime.

Mackenzie Jones led the Cards with 19 points,10 rebounds and three steals. Madi Linbo added 12 points and Callie Slagter had seven rebounds for Willmar.

Brittney Draeger led Waseca with nine points.

Willmar plays at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Big Lake.

Willmar (12-8) 28 27 — 55
Waseca (15-5) 16 22 — 38
WILLMAR - Scoring: Ellary Lange 4, Katelyn Murphy 5, Mackenzie Jones 19, Callie Slagter 2, Madi Linbo 12, Jaida Reiman 3, Ella Shinn 4, Ashley Prahl 6 … 3-point shots: Jones 4, Linbo 1, Reiman 1 … Rebound leader: Jones 10, Slagter 7 … Assist leader: Sam Christoffer 2, Jones 2 … Steal leader: Jones 3 ... Block leader: None
WASECA - Scoring: Brittney Draeger 9, Gabriela Rodriguez 2, Hannah Potter 5, Samantha Azure 6, Jaden Hiller 4, Camryn McQuery 6, Kloe Wadd 6 … 3-point shots: Draeger 1, Potter 1, Azure 2 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Albany 59,

Minnewaska 47

Junior guard Paige Meyer had 25 points and six rebounds to lead Albany to the non-conference win over visiting Minnewaska.

Senior guard Emma Thorfinnson had 18 points and senior guard Hannah Hoffmann added 12 points for the Lakers.

Minnewaska continues a five-game road stretch at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

Minnewaska (9-9) 24 23 — 47
Albany (17-2) 34 25 — 59
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Maddie Thorfinnson 6, Addy Randt 5, Hannah Hoffmann 12, Emma Thorfinnson 18, Avery Hoeper 6 … 3-point shots: Randt 1, Hoffmann 4, E. Thorfinnson 4 … Rebound leaders: Michele Stai 4, E. Thorfinnson 4 … Assist leader: M. Thorfinnson 3 … Steal leaders: Stai 3, Hoeper 3 ... Block leader: M. Thorfinnson 1, E. Thorfinnson 1, Hoeper 1.
ALBANY - Scoring: Bailey Keske 2, Rachel Rausch 2, Crystal Koglin 2, Paige Meyer 25, Abbie Christen 14, Danica Findley 3, Rachael Neu 7, Madi Herkenhoff 4 … 3-point shots: Meyer 3, Findley 1 … Rebound leader: Koglin 7, Meyer 6 … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

BBE 43,

Osakis 34

Karissa Jones had 11 points and six rebounds and Alissa Knight chipped in with 10 points to lead Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa to the non-conference victory at Osakis.

Knight and Jones each shot well. Knight was 5-for-7 from the field and Jones was 4-for-7. BBE was 2-for-15 from 3-point range (13 percent) and 14-for-26 (53 percent) from two-point range.

BBE hosts Browerville/Eagle Valley at 3 p.m. Saturday from Belgrade.

BBE (11-8) 30 13 — 43
Osakis (9-10) 14 20 — 34
BELGRADE-BELGRADE-ELROSA - Scoring: Karsee Kampsen 4, Jacqueline Gossen 3, Jackie Lindsay 1, Grace Illies 5, Jenna Dingmann 1, Abby Berge 7, Josie Knutson 1, Alissa Knight 10, Karissa Jones 11 … 3-point shots: Gossen 1, Berge 1 … Rebound leaders: Illies 6, Jones 6 … Assist leader: Five with 1 … Steal leaders: Illies 2, Dingmann 2, Berge 2 ... Block leader: none
OSAKIS - Stats not available

Melrose 75,

Paynesville 46

Makiya Luetmer had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead host Melrose past Paynesville.

Maddie Hentges had 16 points for the Bulldogs, who trailed 45-24 at halftime.

Paynesville begins a four-game homestand at 7:15 p.m. Monday against Royalton.

Paynesville (2-17) 24 22 — 46
Melrose (14-6) 45 30 — 75
PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Maddie Hentges 16, Kendra Schleper 8, Macy Carlson 5, Lindy Hennen 6, Harley Kunstleben 2, Grace Utsch 2, Katie Uhlenkamp 2, Mikayla Roberg 3, Grace Hartfiel 2 … 3-point shots: Hentges 3, Schleper 1, Carlson 1, Roberg 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MELROSE - Scoring: Avery Van Beck 4, Brooke Finken 2, Amy Austing 6, Ivy Kalthoff 3, Ashley Rademacher 12, Kinsey Wensmann 6, Kyja Birch 3, Audrey Welle 5, Maddie Rosenberger 6, Madi Birch-Stusse 3, Makiya Luetmer 22, Brooke Meyer 2 … 3-point shots: Austing 2, Kalthoff 1, Rademacher 1, Luetmer 4 … Rebound leader: Luetmer 8 … Assist leader: Luetmer 5 … Steal leader: Wensmann 4 ... Block leader: Kalthoff 1, Luetmer 1

Camden

Minneota 82,

YME 42

Top-ranked Minneota cruised past Yellow Medicine East to improve to 20-1 with the victory at Granite Falls.

The Sting fall to 11-6.

YME closes its regular-season home schedule at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

No statistics were available at press time.

MACCRAY 45,

KMS 43

Gabby Randt’s 10 points led MACCRAY’s balanced attack as the Wolverines edged Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in Clara City.

MACCRAY led 23-18 at halftime.

Madison Rohner had 15 points and Maret Gjerde added 12 for KMS.

Both teams return to the court at 7:30 p.m. Monday. KMS hosts Central Minnesota Christian.

MACCRAY visits Renville County West.

KMS (8-11) 18 25 — 43
MACCRAY (4-15) 23 22 — 45
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Morgan Lesteberg 5, Maret Gjerde 12, Josie Gjerde 3, Madison Rohner 15, Lauren Krieger 4, Hayley Demuth 4 … 3-point shots: Lesteberg 1, Gjerde 2, Demuth 1 … Rebound leader: M. Gjerde 5, Rohner 5, Demuth 5 … Assist leader: M. Gjerde 3 … Steal leader: Rohner 3 ... Block leader: Rohner 5, J. Gjerde 3
MACCRAY - Scoring: Ella Bourne 8, Kate Hultgren 7, Kaisa Jaenisch 7, Kylee Kimpling 2, Gabby Randt 10, Elsie Sumner 4, Sydney Thein 6 … 3-point shots: Bourne 2, Hultgren 1, Jaenisch 1 … Rebound leader: Alison Koenen 9, Gabby Randt 7 … Assist leader: Jaenisch 6 … Steal leader: Bourne ... Block leader: Randt 3

RCW 57,

Dawson-Boyd 37

Renville County West outscored Dawson-Boyd 34-16 in the second half to pick up a 20-point road victory.

Lauren Wulf had a game-high 22 points to go with nine rebounds, five assists and five steals. Hannah Pharr added 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.

Avery Bartunek had 15 points, 10 rebounds, nine steals and eight assists for the Blackjacks.

RCW hosts MACCRAY at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Dawson-Boyd plays at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Lac qui Parle Valley from Madison.

RCW (5-17) 23 34 — 57
Dawson-Boyd (0-15) 21 16 — 37
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Addy Tanner 2, Lauren Wulf 22, Holly Bratsch 7, Vanessa Savig 9, Hannah Pharr 15, Lauren Allex 2 … 3-point shots: Tanner 1, Bratsch 3, Savig 1, Allex 1 … Rebound leader: Pharr 13, Wulf 9 … Assist leader: Wulf 5 … Steal leader: Wulf 5, Bratsch 5 ... Block leader: Pharr 3
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Chelsie Husby 2, Rachael Lund 6, Amelia Olson 8, Paige Conover 2, Alexis Breitenstein 4, Avery Bartunek 15 … 3-point shots: Olson 2, Bartunek 1 … Rebound leader: Bartunek 10 … Assist leader: Bartunek 8 … Steal leader: Bartunek 9 ... Block leader: None

Tomahawk

BLHS 54,

GFW 39

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart has won 11 of its last 12 games following a 15-point win at home against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop

Sara Kottke had 17 points, five rebounds and four blocks to lead the Mustangs. Abby Heimkes scored 20 points for the Thunderbirds.

BLHS continues a five-game home stretch at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s.

GFW (4-15) 15 24 — 39
BLHS (16-3) 31 23 — 54
GIBBON-FAIRFAX-WINTHROP - Scoring: Kaity Lee 4, Taylor Haas 2, Brynn Busse 7, Shelby Ramirez 6, Abby Heimkes 20 … 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 17, Maddy Wulkan 10, Allison Milbrandt 8, Kristi Kottke 8, Rachel Kottke 5, Allison Dornseif 2, Lily Dean 2, Jasmine Haugen 2 … 3-point shots: Wulkan 2, K. Kottke 2, R. Kottke 1 … Rebound leader: Milbrandt 5, S. Kottke 5 … Assist leader: R. Kottke 4 … Steal leader: Wulkan 2, K. Kottke 2 ... Block leader: S. Kottke 4