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Big men help ACGC stave off Minnewaska's big second-half surge

GLENWOOD -- Minnewaska couldn't overcome a terrible first half, falling victim to the upset at home to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Tuesday, 72-62. The Lakers trailed the Falcons 35-13 after the first half, and even a 49-point second half performanc...

GLENWOOD - Minnewaska couldn’t overcome a terrible first half, falling victim to the upset at home to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Tuesday, 72-62.

The Lakers trailed the Falcons 35-13 after the first half, and even a 49-point second half performance wasn’t enough to save them.

“They’re a big, strong powerful team” said Minnewaska coach Phil Johnsrud about his team’s opponent, which didn’t have a single guard score and didn’t hit a single three-pointer.

However, Adam Johnson had 21 points and 14 rebounds for ACGC, Colton Minnick had 19 points and three assists, and Jaren Kaddatz and Gabe Eisenbacher each scored in double figures.

The Falcons also held the Lakers to just 29 total rebounds.

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Jake Peters had 13 points for Minnewaska and Matt McIver put up 12. Laker star Austin VerSteeg was 0-for-5 from the field and held to just four points, but managed seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

ACGC will look to keep it up when they play at BOLD Thursday, and the Lakers have a bounce-back opportunity at Morris also on Thursday.

ACGC 72, Minnewaska 62

ACGC (3-9, 8-12) 35 37 - 72
Minnewaska (5-6, 15-7) 13 49 - 62

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
Scoring: Jaren Kaddatz 13, Adam Johnson 21, Gabriel Eisenbacher 11, Colton Minnick 19, Erik Belgum 8 … 3-point shots: N/A … Rebound leaders: Johnson 14, Belgum 12 … Assist leaders: Minnick 3, Jake Mueller 3 … Steal leaders: Johnson 2, Eisenbacher 2

Minnewaska
Scoring: Michael Gruber 2, Dennis VanDyke 7, Jackson Johnsrud 9, Matt McIver 12, Matt Gruber 6, Greg Helander 2, Austin VerSteeg 4, Brandon French 7, Jake Peters 13 … 3-point shots: VanDyke 1, Johnsrud 3, McIver 2, Peters 2 … Rebound leaders: VerSteeg 7, Peters 5 … Assist leaders: McIver 4, VerSteeg 4 … Steal leaders: VerSteeg 3

Melrose 68, BOLD 64

BOLD led with two minutes left, but 3-pointers from Dillon Haider and Drake Meyer put Melrose ahead for good and up the Dutchmen’s overall record to 20-2 Tuesday in Melrose.

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Haider and Meyer both finished with 16 points, Brady Birch followed with 14 and Tyler Zimmerman scored another 11 for Melrose.

Ethan Weis with 20 and Brad Wolff 13 were the only Warriors to score in double figures. Weis added six steals and Logan Dahlk five rebounds.

Melrose is at Benson and BOLD hosts Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Thursday.

BOLD (2-11, 7-16) 30 34 - 64
Melrose (11-1, 20-2) 28 40 - 68

BOLD
Scoring: Ethan Weis 20, Breckan Ebnet 5, Thomas Meyers 9, Ryan Snow 3, Mason Mages 7, Brad Wolff 13, Logan Dahlk 7 … 3-point shots: Weis 1, Snow 1, Mages 1 … Rebound leaders: Dahlk 5, Snow 4, Wolff 4 … Assist leaders: Mages 3, Snow 2 … Steal leaders: Weis 6

Melrose
Scoring: Zach Van Beck 3, Dillon Haider 16, Tyler Braegelmann 11, Drake Meyer 16, Adam Van Beck 4, Colton Meyer 4, Brady Birch 14 … 3-point shots: Z. Van Beck 1, Haider 2, Meyer 3 … Rebound leaders: n/a … Assist leaders: n/a … Steal leaders: n/a

Sauk Centre 56, Benson 45

Trailing by one at halftime, the ‘Streeters put away the Braves in the second half with a 33-21 tally.

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Nine Sauk Centre players scored, led by Tanner Rieland with 11 points.

Shariff Silas scored nine points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, and Jay Friedrichs also put up nine points.

Layton Connelly hit four threes on his way to 14 points for Benson and Adam Lindahl scored 13 with two assists and two steals.

Benson hosts Melrose on Thursday, the same day the ‘Streeters are at Montevideo.

Sauk Centre (10-3, 14-7) 23 33 - 56
Benson (2-8, 10-12) 24 21 - 45

Sauk Centre
Scoring: Riley Primus 3, Jay Friedrichs 9, Shariff Silas 9, Tanner Rieland 11, Blaine Olson 3, Ben Barhorst 3, Simon Weller 6, Cade Neubert 6, Tanner Schmiesing 6 … 3-point shots: Primus 1, Friedrichs 1, Silas 1, Rieland 2, Olson 1, Barhorst 1 … Rebound leaders: Silas 8, Weller 7, Schmiesing 7 … Assist leaders: Friedrichs 2, Weller 2 … Steal leaders: 5 tied with 1

Benson
Scoring: Ty Hedman 2, Andrew Lindahl 2, Layton Connelly 14, Adam Lindahl 13, Josh Manzke 8, Max Peterson 2, Zack Sonnabend 4 … 3-point shots: Connelly 4, Lindahl 2, Manzke 2 … Rebound leaders: An. Lindahl 6, Sonnabend 6 … Assist leaders: An. Lindahl 2, Ad. Lindahl 2 … Steal leaders: Ad. Lindahl 2

Camden

CMCS 78, RCW 38

The Bluejays were dominant Tuesday, earning a win over Renville County West.

Several CMCS players were statistical stars. Matthew Van Eps, Tanner Stoel and Taylor Slagter each scored 16 points.

Van Eps also hit five threes and had four assists, Stoel had seven rebounds, and Slagter also had seven rebounds with four assists.

The Bluejays grabbed 44 rebounds and assisted on over two-thirds of their made baskets.

Colin Thompson led the Jags with 11 points.

CMCS looks to keep rolling when it hosts MACCRAY Thursday, and RCW hosts Lac qui Parle Valley the same day.

CMCS (15-0, 21-2) 42 36 - 78
RCW (5-10, 7-15) 21 17 - 38

Central Minnesota Christian School
Scoring: Matthew Van Eps 16, Ryan Greenwaldt 6, Noah Wubben 3, Ethan Brouwer 10, Tanner Stoel 16, Taylor Slagter 16, Austin Marcus 2, Jaxon Schwitters 2, Levi Post 8 … 3-point shots: Van Eps 5, Greenwaldt 2, Wubben 1, Brouwer 2, Stoel 1 … Rebound leaders: Stoel 7, Slagter 7, Marcus 7 … Assist leaders: Schwitters 5, Van Eps 4, Slagter 4 … Steal leaders: Post 3

Renville County West
Scoring: Reese Marks 2, Colin Thompson 11, Jon Kronlokken 2, Brady Holwerda 8, Spencer Mortenson 2, Adam Terhaar 7 … 3-point shots: Thompson 1, Holwerda 2, Terhaar 1 … Rebound leaders: Holwerda 5 … Assist leaders: Thompson 3, Mortenson 3 … Steal leaders: 6 tied with 1

Dawson-Boyd 66, MACCRAY 59

Jess Hansen had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Alex Swenson scored 16 points and had seven rebounds and Eli Weber notched 11 points and eight rebounds in the Blackjacks’ Camden Conference win over the Wolverines on Tuesday.

MACCRAY’s Brady Madsen hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points, Jackson Grussing scored 14 and Tyler Plowman had 11 points and six rebounds.

MACCRAY (6-9, 7-14) 31 28 - 59
DB (10-5, 13-7) 28 38 - 66

MACCRAY
Scoring: Colton Swart 4, Connor Cronen 7, Brady Madsen 16, Jackson Grussing 14, Tyler Plowman 10, Chase Christenson 4, Dylan Dirksen 4 … 3-point shots: Madsen 4, Grussing 1, Plowman 1 … Rebound leaders: Plowman 6, Madsen 5 … Assist leaders: None … Steal leaders: Three with 1

Dawson-Boyd
Scoring: Eli Weber 11, Jess Hansen 27, Alex Swenson 16, Bentley Boike 2, Braden Thompson 5, Dalton Kostad 5 … 3-point shots: Hansen 4, Swenson 2, Thompson 1 … Rebound leaders: Hansen 10, Weber 8, Swenson 7 … Assist leaders: Thompson 5, Weber 4 … Steal leaders: Weber 3

Minneota 63, YME 45

Isaac Hennen had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead Minneota to a Camden Conference win over Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday in Granite Falls.

YME’s Garrett Schmitz had 12 points and Blake Helgeson had nine points and seven rebounds.

The Sting’s Tommy Lindstrom finished with 11 points and five assists.

Minneota (3-12, 5-17) 34 29 - 63
YME (0-15, 0-20) 23 22 - 45

Minneota
Scoring: Thomas Hennen 14, Diego Palmer 12, Isaac Hennen 23, Josue Leos 2, Sam Buysse 3, Hunter Gillund 7 … 3-point shots: T. Hennen 2, Palmer 2, I. Hennen 1, Buysse 1 … Rebound leaders: I. Hennen 13, Gillund 5 … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

Yellow Medicine East
Scoring: Nick Peterson 6, Tommy Lindstrom 11, Garrett Schmitz 12, Blake Helgeson 9, Trent Skjefte 3, Noah Christensen 3, Logan Thorstad 1 … 3-point shots: Peterson 1, Lindstrom 3, Helgeson 2 … Rebound leaders: Helgeson 7, Peterson 5 … Assist leaders: Lindstrom 5, Schmitz 3 … Steal leaders: Schmitz 3

LQPV 73, KMS 48

Noah Jensen led four Lac qui Parle Valley scorers in double figures and the Eagles eased by the Saints in a Camden Conference game on Tuesday.

LQPV’s Isaac Gerdes and Corey Roggenbuck both scored 14 points and Lucas Strand scored 12.

Jensen also led the Eagles with 12 rebounds and Strand had six.

KMS’ Preston Mahlum scored 13 points and Brandon Rasmussen had 10.

Weston Gjerde scored nine points and Josh Peterson and Vince Tillman led the Saints with six rebounds apiece.

KMS plays at Dawson-Boyd at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

LQPV (8-7, 11-12) 42 31 - 73
KMS (1-14, 2-22) 25 23 - 48

Lac qui Parle Valley
Scoring: Noah Jensen 18, Isaac Gerdes 14, Corey Roggenbuck 14, Lucas Strand 12, Connor Oie 6, Tom Witte 4, Jameson Warner 3, Ross Olson 2 … 3-point shots: Gerdes 1, Warner 1 … Rebound leaders: Jensen 12, Strand 6 … Assist leaders: Oie 5, Roggenbuck 5, Strand 5 … Steal leaders: Oie 2

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Scoring: Preston Mahlum 13, Brandon Rasmussen 10, Weston Gjerde 9, Tanner Rohner 6, Vince Tillman 4, Josh Peterson 4, Ian Caldwell 2 … 3-point shots: Rasmussen 3, Rohner 2, Gjerde 1 … Rebound leaders: Peterson 6, Tillman 6 … Assist leaders: Rohner 3, Gjerde 3 … Steal leaders: Rasmusson 1

Wright County

Annandale 63, Litchfield 37

Three players scored in double figures and Annandale rode a dominant second half to an easy win at Litchfield.

Jarod Wilken had 14 points with Brad Weege and Nick Bieniek adding 12 each for the Cardinals.

The Dragons, who snapped a seven-game losing streak in their last outing, were led by Brandon Nelson’s 10 points, five assists and three steals.

Litchfield travels to Watertown-Mayer Friday.

Annandale (9-2, 18-3) 25 38 - 63
Litchfield (2-9, 5-16) 16 21 - 37

Annandale
Scoring: Brock Fobbe 6, Brett Wadman 4, Alex Alama 9, Alex Hohenstein 3, Brad Weege 12, AJ Hinz 2, Trenton Peterson 2, Nick Bieniek 12, Jarod Wilken 14 … 3-point shots: Bieniek 4, Alama 2, Wilken 2, Hohenstein 1 … Rebound leaders: Wilken 6 … Assist leaders: Fobbe 4 … Steal leaders: Fobbe 5

Litchfield
Scoring: Noah Kreger 5, Brandon Nelson 10, Owen Boerema 3, Luke Schultz 4, Marcus Huhn 3, Jon Madsen 5, Carter Wattenhofer 7 … 3-point shots: Nelson 2, Kreger 1, Boerema 1, Huhn 1 … Rebound leaders: Nelson 2, Schultz 2, Wattenhofer 2 … Assist leaders: Nelson 5 … Steal leaders: Nelson 3

Central Minnesota

Holdingford 68, BBE 60

Holdingford was just a little better than the Jaguars, escaping with an eight-point win.

Dalton Frink was a big key to the victory with 17 points, five three-pointers and six rebounds.

Matt Catlin also scored 14 and Alex Knapp had eight rebounds and five assists to go with nine points.

Austin Trustheim’s big statistical performance kept BBE in it, scoring 20 points with 10 rebounds.

Tanner Heinsius added 13 points and five assists.

The Jaguars were mainly held back from the win by poor luck and accuracy on their three-point attempts, as they connected on just six of their 23 long guns.

They will look to bounce back against Ortonville on the road Thursday.

Holdingford (7-4, 16-6) 32 36 - 68
BBE (7-5, 13-9) 29 31 - 60

Holdingford
Scoring: Blake Patrick 9, Dalton Frink 17, Austin Lange 5, Alex Knapp 9, Evan DeMorett 2, Jared Thell 2, Matt Catlin 14, Joe Meier 10 … 3-point shots: Patrick 1, Frink 5, Catlin 3 … Rebound leaders: Knapp 8, Frink 6 … Assist leaders: Patrick 6, Knapp 5 … Steal leaders: Patrick 3

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Scoring: Tanner Heinsius 13, Ethan Schwinghammer 2, Jacob Tensen 8, Ryan Olmscheid 9, Austin Trustheim 20, Derek Weiner 8 … 3-point shots: Heinsius 1, Olmscheid 1, Trustheim 2, … Rebound leaders: Trustheim 10 … Assist leaders: Heinsius 5 … Steal leaders: 3 tied with 1

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