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Boys Basketball Roundup: Storng second half propels CMCS Bluejays past Hancock Owls

In a matchup of Class A powers, CMCS knocks off Hancock 62-47 in Prinsburg.

New London-Spicer junior Aedan Andresen drives the ball to the rim while taking on Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 in New London.
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Mike Moore / West Central Tribune

PRINSBURG — The Central Minnesota Christian boys basketball team took its first of five straight home games, defeating Hancock 62-47 on Saturday.

The first half ended with the Bluejays leading the Owls, 29-28.

The Bluejays out-scored Hancock 33-19 in the second half to take the victory.

Three Bluejays reached double-digits in points. Ben Van Eps led CMCS with 20 points, Case Mulder scored 15 and Caleb Vander Beek had 10.

For the Owls, Matt Thompson was the leading scorer with 24 points. While both teams finished with seven 3-pointers made, Thompson was the leading sharpshooter with three.

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CMCS (2-0) plays BOLD at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday in Prinsburg.

Non-Conference

CMCS 62,
Hancock 47

Hancock (0-1) 28 19 — 47
CMCS (2-0) 29 33 — 62
HANCOCK - Scoring: Zachary Koehl 3, Sebastian Felix 8, Chase Evink 4, Matt Thompson 24, Hudson Ver Steeg 8 … 3-point shots: Koehl 1, Felix 1, Thompson 3, Ver Steeg 2 … Rebound leader: Evink 9, Koehl 7 … Assist leader: Luke Joos 3 … Steal leader: Joos 1, Thompson 1 ... Block leader: n/a
CMCS - Scoring: Ethan Bulthuis 9, Case Mulder 15, Drew Duininck 6, Brayden Marcus 2, Ben Van Eps 20, Caleb Vander Beek 10 … 3-point shots: Bulthuis 1, Mulder 2, Duininck 2, Van Eps 2 … Rebound leader: Bulthuis 11 … Assist leader: Mulder 3, Van Eps 3, Vander Beek 3 … Steal leader: Bulthuis 2, Mulder 2, Van Eps 2 ... Block leader: Bulthuis 1, Mulder 1, Marcus 1

KMS 75,
C-G-B 31

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg improved to 2-2 with the victory over Clinton-Graceville-Bearsley in Kerkhoven.
C-G-B fell to 0-5.

KMS plays Central Minnesota Christian at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Prinsburg.

Camden

Minneota 64,
YME 61

Yellow Medicine East nearly earned its first win of the season but just fell short at Minneota.

Owen Torvik finished with 28 points and four 3-pointers for the Sting. Bryce Sneller finished with 15 and Nikson Knapper finished with 11.

Minneota had four players finish in double-digit scoring, led by Cale Sorenson’s 12 points.

The Vikings started the matchup on a high note, taking a 29-16 lead into halftime.

YME found its rhythm in the second half to outscore the Vikings 45-35.

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YME (0-3) plays Red Rock Central at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lamberton.

Minneota (1-0) plays Lakeview at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cottonwood.

YME (0-3) 16 45 — 61
Minneota (1-0) 29 35 — 64
YME - Scoring: Nikson Knapper 11, Cody Dahlager 6, Isaac Jimenez 1, Bryce Sneller 15, Owen Torvik 28 … 3-point shots: Knapper 3, Torvik 4 … Rebound leader: Sneller 6 … Assist leader: Landon Anderson 4 … Steal leader: Three with 1 ... Block leader: Archie LaRose 2

MINNEOTA - Scoring: Maxwell Rost 10, Cale Sorenson 12, Anthony Rybinski 10, Ryan Dalager 6, Peyton Sheik 5, Garet DeBoer 8, Sawyer DeSmet 11, Nicholas Hartje 2 … 3-point shots: Sheik 1 … Rebound leader: Dalager 6 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

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