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Boys Basketball: Riley sparks Morris/CA past Montevideo, 54-53

MORRIS -- Cole Riley netted 17 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to spark a Morris/Chokio-Alberta rally as the Tigers handed Montevideo its second straight one-point loss by collecting a 54-53 win Tuesday in a West Central South Confe...

MORRIS -- Cole Riley netted 17 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to spark a Morris/Chokio-Alberta rally as the Tigers handed Montevideo its second straight one-point loss by collecting a 54-53 win Tuesday in a West Central South Conference game.

The loss puts Montevideo (12-2, 17-4) a full game behind WCS front-runner Minnewaska (13-1, 21-2) with two conference games left. Minnewaska beat the Thunder Hawks 59-58 in overtime last Thursday.

Montevideo knocked down four 3-pointers -- two each from Jacobey Johnson and Colton Vien -- to stake a 29-23 lead at halftime. But Morris/Chokio-Alberta (10-4, 15-6) ran more of a motion offense in the second half to wear down the Thunder Hawks.

Cody Cannon trimmed Montevideo's lead to 53-52 on a basket with 24 seconds left before Eric Riley scored just seven seconds later to put the Tigers up one after Montevideo committed a turnover. Montevideo didn't get a good look in the closing seconds in its chance to pull ahead.

Jake Douglas paced Montevideo with 17 points and Johnson added another 10.

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Morris/CA 54, Montevideo 53

Montevideo (12-2, 17-4) 29 24 -- 53

Morris/CA (10-4, 15-6) 23 31 -- 54

MONTEVIDEO - 18-46 FG (4-18 3-pt); 13-18 FT; 33 rebounds; 8 fouls ... Scoring: Jacobey Johnson 10, Ryan Boike 8, Colton Vien 8, Brett Bergeson 7, Phillip Ward 3, Jake Douglas 17 ... 3-point shots: Johnson 2, Vien 2 ... Rebound leaders: Vien 11 ... Assist leaders: Johnson 5 ... Steal leaders: Johnson 2, Bergeson 2, Douglas 2

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 24-49 FG (1-8 3-pt); 5-6 FT; 24 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Cody Cannon 7, Alex Erickson 8, Daniel Tiernan 2, Eric Riley 8, Riley Arndt 2, Mac Kampmeier 6, Cole Riley 21 ... 3-point shots: Erickson 1 ... Rebound leaders: C. Riley 8 ... Assist leaders: E. Riley 7 ... Steal leaders: Kampmeier 2, E. Riley 2

Benson 80, BOLD 65

Sam Peterson piled up 26 points and 10 rebounds, Logan Connelly netted 17 points, and Cody Jaeger added 12 points and six assists to help Benson (10-4, 13-10) sweep the season series with the Warriors.

Derek Hilleren added eight rebounds and six steals for the Braves.

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Igniting BOLD (5-9, 11-12) were Kyle Athmann with 17 points, Kyle Krause 15 and Brandon Ochs 13. Athmann drained five 3-pointers.

Benson (10-4, 13-10) 40 40 -- 80

BOLD (5-9, 11-12) 26 39 -- 65

BENSON - 30-62 FG (3-12 3-pt); 17-24 FT; 35 rebounds; 11 fouls ... Scoring: Cody Jaeger 12, Andrew Bouta 2, Colin Ose 5, Carter Fennell 7, Logan Connelly 17, Derek Hilleren 7, Matt Ahrndt 4, Sam Peterson 26 ... 3-point shots: Connelly 2, Fennell 1 ... Rebound leaders: Peterson 10, Hilleren 8 ... Assist leaders: Jaeger 6 ... Steal leaders: Hilleren 6

BOLD - 27-55 FG (8-16 3-pt); 5-11 FT; 19 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Kyle Athmann 17, Jacob Honzay 2, Brandon Ochs 13, Tyler Rock 5, Tyler Slagter 2, Kyle Krause 15, Phillips Marks 7, Lucas Wertish 2, Adam Steffel 2 ... 3-point shots: Athmann 5, Ochs 1, Rock 1, Krause 1 ... Rebound leaders: Krause 6 ... Assist leaders: Krause 3 ... Steal leaders: Ochs 2

West Central North

NLS 64, Mora 50

After a dismal first half in which it scored a season-low 14 points, New London-Spicer heated up for 50 second-half points and surged past Mora.

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Joey Dreier's three-pointer with 3:41 left broke a 51-51 tie and NLS never trailed again.

Mora (2-12, 6-17) had 34 turnovers for the game to only nine for the Wildcats (11-4, 15-8).

Jayme Moten scored all 19 of his points in the second half for NLS. Dreier finished with 14 points.

Mora (2-12, 6-17).............. 24 31 -- 55

NL-Spicer (11-4, 15-8) 14 50 -- 64

MORA - 20-40 FG (4-15 3-pt); 11-16 FT; 33 rebounds; 21 fouls ... Scoring: Cody Overton 11, Sam Johnson 1, Tyler Ulseth 9, Chad Olson 7, Bryce Oslin 8, Cody Nystadt 8, Kenny Mattinen 2, Connor Kolberg 9 ... 3-point shots: Overton 1, Ulsetuh 1, Olson 1,. Oslin 1 ... Rebound leaders: Nystad 10, Overton 7 ... Assist leaders: Ulseth 7, Olson 4 ... Steal leaders: Overton 4

NEW LONDON-SPICER - 19-58 FG (8-30 3-pt); 17-29 FT; 28 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Sam Quam 2, Joey Dreier 14, Brandon Zylstra 5, Tyler Halvorson 3, Jayme Moten 19, Dallen O'Brien 8, Nate Olson 7, Aaron Ruter 6 ... 3-point shots: Dreier 4, Moten 2, Zylstra 1, Halvorson 1 ... Rebound leaders: O'Brien 8, Moten 6 ... Assist leaders: Moten 4, Dreier 3, O'Brien 3 ... Moten 5, Zylstra 3

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