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Boys Basketball Roundup: 'Streeters knock off Monte, secure second in WCC

MORRIS -- Austin VerSteeg hit a tough fade-away 3-pointer with nine seconds left to lead Minnewaska to a 47-46 victory over Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday.

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MORRIS - Austin VerSteeg hit a tough fade-away 3-pointer with nine seconds left to lead Minnewaska to a 47-46 victory over Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday.

The Lakers had lost three straight and five of their last six before Thursday’s win.

VerSteeg and Matt McIver both scored 14 points and VerSteeg also had seven rebounds and three steals.

Greg Helander also scored eight points for the Lakers.

MCA’s Eric Staebler hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points. He also led the Tigers with 13 rebounds.

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Cam Arndt had nine points and two steals, and Jacob Zosel finished with six points and four assists.

The Tigers play host to Breckenridge in a boys-girls doubleheader at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Minnewaska 47, Morris/CA 46

Minnewaska (6-6, 16-7) 19 28 - 47
Morris (6-7, 13-10) 18 28 - 46

Minnewaska
Scoring: Michael Gruber 3, Justin Amundson 2, Matt McIver 14, Greg Helander 8, Austin VerSteeg 14, Brandon French 4, Jake Peters 2 … 3-point shots: Gruber 1, McIver 1, VerSteeg 1 … Rebound leaders: VerSteeg 7 … Assist leaders: McIver 3 … Steal leaders: VerSteeg 3

Morris/Chokio-Alberta
Scoring: Robert Rohloff 3, Tim Travis 4, Philip Anderson 2, Jacob Zosel 6, Cam Arndt 9, Eric Staebler 22 … 3-point shots: Rohloff 1, Zosel 1, Arndt 1, Staebler 4 … Rebound leaders: Staebler 13 … Assist leaders: Zosel 4, Rohloff 3 … Steal leaders: Arndt 2

Sauk Centre 57, Montevideo 54

Jay Friedrichs had 15 points, Shariff Silas scored 13 and both players grabbed six rebounds to lead Sauk Centre over Montevideo in both team’s final West Central Conference game of the season on Thursday.

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Friedrichs also had six assists.

The Thunder Hawks’ Isaac Douglas hit four 3-point shots and finished with 15 points, and Troy Diggins and Andrew Sweeney both scored 12 points.

Sauk Centre (11-3, 15-7) 31 26 - 57
Montevideo (9-5, 16-7) 32 22 - 54

Sauk Centre
Scoring: Jay Friedrichs 15, Shariff Silas 13, Ben Barhorst 2, Simon Weller 10, Cade Neubert 7, Tanner Schmiesing 10 … 3-point shots: Friedrichs 2 … Rebound leaders: Weller 7, Friedrichs 6, Silas 6 … Assist leaders: Friedrichs 6 … Steal leaders: Schmiesing 3

Montevideo
Scoring: Isaac Douglas 15, Riley Emery 7, Preston Herfurth 8, Andrew Sweeney 12, Troy Diggins 12 … 3-point shots: Douglas 4, Emery 1, Herfurth 1, Diggins 2 … Rebound leaders: Sweeney 6, Diggins 5 … Assist leaders: Douglas 3, Diggins 3 … Steal leaders: Diggins 2, Douglas 2

Melrose 61, Benson 40

Tyler Braegelman scored 15 points, Drake Meyer had 14 and Adam Van Beck finished with 10 as Melrose clinched the West Central Conference title on Thursday in Benson.

Adam Lindahl led the Braves with 17 points and Zack Sonnabend had 12 points and seven rebounds.

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Melrose (12-1, 21-2) 37 24 - 61
Benson (2-9, 10-13) 17 23 - 40

Melrose
Scoring: Zach Van Beck 3, Dillon Haider 6, Tyler Braegelmann 15, Drake Meyer 14, Adam Van Beck 10, Reegan Nelson 3, Brady Birch 8, Colton Meyer 2 … 3-point shots: Z. Van Beck 1, Haider 2, D. Meyer 2 … Rebound leaders: Braelgelmann 7, C. Meyer 5 … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: D. Meyer 2, A. Van Beck 2

Benson
Scoring: Andrew Lindahl 3, Adam Lindahl 17, Josh Manzke 3, Max Peterson 2, Zack Sonnabend 12, Jeff Arnold 3 … 3-point shots: Adam Lindahl 1, Manzke 1 … Rebound leaders: Sonnabend 7, Manzke 4, Layton Connelly 4 … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: Peterson 2

ACGC 80, BOLD 65

Colton Minnick and Erik Belgum each put up 23 points to power ACGC to a road win over the Warriors.

Payton Kinzler with 11 points was the other Falcon in double figures. ACGC is now 5-2 in its last seven games after a 3-10 start.

Ethan Weis scored 24 points with three steals and four 3-pointers for BOLD and Max Buchtel’s 15 points all came from 3-pointers. Logan Dahlk had eight rebounds.

ACGC plays the Bulldogs in Paynesville on Tuesday for their penultimate regular-season game and BOLD plays YME for its final game of the regular season Monday.

ACGC (4-9, 9-12) 31 49 - 80
BOLD (2-12, 7-17) 24 41 - 65

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
Scoring: Payton Kinzler 11, Jaren Kaddatz 7, Jake Mueller 2, Adam Johnson 9, Gabriel Eisenbacher 5, Colton Minnick 23, Erik Belgum 23 … 3-point shots: Kinsler 1, Kaddatz 1 … Rebound leaders: N/A … Assist leaders: N/A … Steal leaders: N/A

BOLD
Scoring: Max Buchtel 15, Ethan Weis 24, Joey Newville 3, Jon Schulte 2, Ryan Snow 2, Mason Mages 9, Brad Wolff 7, Logan Dahlk 2, Ben Thompson 1 … 3-point shots: Buchtel 5, Weis 4, Mages 3 … Rebound leaders: Dahlk 8 … Assist leaders: N/A … Steal leaders: Weis 3

Wright County

NLS 58, DC 50

New London-Spicer hit six straight free throws in the final 40 seconds to stave off Dassel-Cokato in a Wright County Conference game on Thursday.

NLS’s Brandon Adelman hit a 3-pointer to put the Wildcats up 52-43 with 2:34 to play.

D-C scored seven-straight points to cut the Wildcats’ lead 52-50 in the final minute, but NLS’ Jacob Klavetter, Derrick Laudenbach and Jaden Hanson all were sent to the foul line and all connected on both of their free throws.

Laudenbach and Klavetter both scored 14 points and Laudenbach had 19 rebounds and Klavetter grabbed eight boards.

Adelman finished with 12 points and he also had four assists.

The Wildcats close out their conference and regular season schedule at Litchfield at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dassel-Cokato (3-9, 5-17) 23 27 - 50
NLS (6-7, 10-13) 28 30 - 58

Dassel-Cokato
Scoring: Carter Nelson 2, Tyler Brandel 10, Zack Ellis 3, Ryan Chuojicek 1, Mitch Fiecke 3, Carson Lindell 6, Trevor Kaiser 25 … 3-point shots: Brandel 2, Fiecke 1, Lindell 2, Kaiser 1 … Rebound leaders: Kaiser 10, Brandel 4 … Assist leaders: None … Steal leaders: None

New London-Spicer
Scoring: Jacob Klavetter 14, Brandon Adelman 12, Mitchell Halvorson 8, Derrick Laudenbach 14, Jackson Ness 2, Jaden Hanson 8 … 3-point shots: Adelman 3, Halvorson 2, Hanson 2 … Rebound leaders: Laudenbach 19, Klavetter 8 … Assist leaders: Adelman 4 … Steal leaders: None

Camden

Dawson-Boyd 72, KMS 45

Jess Hansen put up 24 points and six rebounds with five made 3-pointers, helping the Blackjacks roll to a win over KMS.

Dawson-Boyd led 39-20 at halftime. Alex Swenson also had 15 points and eight rebounds.

The team shot 51 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3-point range, with it hot shooting helping them outrebound KMS 32-20.

Brandon Rasmussen topped all Saints players with 13 points and three steals.

Dawson-Boyd plays its last regular-season game at Montevideo tonight, and KMS plays at Hancock Monday.

KMS (1-15, 2-23) 20 25 - 45
DB (11-5, 14-7) 39 33 - 72

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Scoring: Vincent Tillman 2, Tanner Rohner 4, Weston Gjerde 8, Brandon Rasmussen 13, Josh Peterson 8, Preston Mahlum 10 … 3-point shots: Rohner 1, Rasmussen 2, Peterson 2 … Rebound leaders: Mahlum 5 … Assist leaders: N/A … Steal leaders: Rasmussen 3

Dawson-Boyd
Scoring: Jess Hansen 24, Alex Swenson 15, Hunter Olson 4, Tyler Deuth 3, Bentley Boike 8, Josh Johnson 6, Braden Thompson 4, Dalton Kostad 8 … 3-point shots: Hansen 5, Swenson 1, Deuth 1, Johnson 2 … Rebound leaders: Swenson 8, Hansen 6 … Assist leaders: Eli Weber 5 … Steal leaders: Swenson 4

LQPV 60, RCW 41

A dominant performance by Lucas Strand propelled LQPV to an easy win in Thursday’s regular-season finale.

Stand accounted for a good portion of the Eagles’ offense, scoring 24 points and dishing seven assists. He also finished with a game-high 12 rebounds and seven steals.

Brady Holwerda had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead RCW, which lost for the fifth time in six games.

Both teams play in the Section 3A tournament at Montevideo on Saturday, Feb. 20. LQPV faces Canby at 12:30 p.m. with RCW facing Dawson-Boyd at 2:30.

LQPV (9-7, 12-12) 27 33 - 60
RCW (5-11, 7-16) 19 22 - 41

Lac qui Parle Valley
Scoring: Corey Roggenbuck 4, Connor Oie 4, Tom White 4, Isaac Gerdes 4, Ross Olson 6, Lucas Strand 24, Tyrone Molden 3, Noah Jensen 11 … 3-point shots: Strand 2, Molden 1 … Rebound leaders: Strand 12 … Assist leaders: Strand 7 … Steal leaders: Strand 7

Renville County West
Scoring: Reese Marks 1, Colin Thompson 3, Jon Kronlokken 6, Brady Holwerda 14, Spencer Mortensen 2, Adam Terhaar 11, Trever Wordes 2, Nathan Serbus 2 … 3-point shots: Kronlokken 2, Thompson 1 … Rebound leaders: Holwerda 8, Serbus 7 … Assist leaders: Thompson 5 … Steal leaders: Kronlokken 3

Lakeview 77, YME 45

Seth Goepferich scored 20 points and 17-win Lakeview had too much firepower for winless YME.

Noah Christensen led the Sting with 11 points. Blake Helgeson and Garrett Schmitz each scored nine, and Helgeson added nine rebounds.

YME hosts BOLD Monday.

YME (0-16, 0-21) 24 21 - 45
Lakeview (11-4, 17-6) 42 35 - 77

Yellow Medicine East
Scoring: Nick Peterson 8, Tommy Lindstrom 4, Garrett Schmitz 9, Blake Helgeson 9, Nick Lindstrom 2, Trent Skjefte 2, Noah Christensen 11 … 3-point shots: Helgeson 1 … Rebound leaders: Helgeson 9 … Assist leaders: Four with 2 … Steal leaders: Helgeson 2

Lakeview
Scoring: Logan Stelter 14, Tate Varpness 5, Jake Werner 4, Isaac Loe 5, Jacov Rausch 4, Darrian Wallin 4, Jacov Neu 14, Seth Goepferich 20, Terrell Broberg 4, Trent Merkins 3 … 3-point shots: Stelter 2, Loe 1 … Rebound leaders: Goepferich 6, Stelter 4 … Assist leaders: N/A … Steal leaders: N/A

Non-conference

Hancock 66, Henning 64 OT

Some clutch play down the stretch lifted the Owls to an overtime win over Henning.

Tyler Reese hit two free throws to tie the game at 58 with 11 seconds to go, forcing overtime after a closely contested regulation.

The Owls jumped out to a seven-point lead which it held until under 40 seconds left.

Henning made an exceptionally quick run, but a 3-point attempt that would have won the game hung on the rim and fell out.

Noah Kannegiesser, just a sophomore, moved even closer to the 1,000-point career mark with 23 points and five steals for Hancock.

Reese added 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Chandler Gramm had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Cort Ebeling and Kolby Thalmann combinded for 43 of Henning’s 64 points.

Hancock plays in Minneapolis on Saturday at Hope Academy.

Hancock (13-5) 31 27 8 - 66
Henning (10-12) 29 29 6 - 64

Hancock
Scoring: Noah Kannegiesser 23, Tyler Reese 14, Chandler Gramm 12, Collin Brown 9, Andrew Shaw 8 … 3-point shots: Kannegiesser 2, Shaw 2, Gramm 2, Brown 1 … Rebound leaders: Gramm 9, Brown 7, Reese 6 … Assist leaders: Reese 7, Kannegiesser 4 … Steal leaders: Kannegiesser 5, Gramm 4

Henning
Scoring: Cort Ebeling 23, Kolby Thalmann 20, David Holm 7, Jon Eckhoff 6, Austin Eckhoff 5, Dylan Trana 3 … 3-point shots: Thalmann 2, Ebeling 2 Trana 1, A. Eckhoff 1 … Rebound leaders: N/A … Assist leaders: N/A … Steal leaders: N/A

Ortonville 67, BBE 65

Missed opportunities at the free throw line haunted Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in a double-overtime road loss Thursday.

The Jaguars were 15-for-29 at the line while Ortonville was 27-for-33.

The Trojans missed a couple of chances at the end of regulation to win and they got a putback at the buzzer in the first overtime to force another extra period.

BBE had a fade-away 3-pointer that was just wide at the end of the game to fall to 13-10.

Tanner Heinsius piled up a game-high 31 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and three assists for BBE.

Austin Trustheim added a double-double of 16 rebounds and 11 points.

The Jaguars, who host Eden Valley-Watkins today, also got 11 rebounds from Jacob Tensen.

BBE (13-10) 27 24 9 5 - 65
Ortonville (14-6) 17 34 9 7 - 67

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Scoring: Tanner Heinsius 31, Ethan Schwinghammer 2, Jacob Tensen 5, Ryan Olmscheid 6, Austin Trustheim 11, Derek Wiener 8, Ryan Illies 2 … 3-point shots: Heinsius 2, Tensen 1, Trustheim 1 … Rebound leaders: Trustheim 16, Heinsius 11, Tensen 11 … Assist leaders: Tensen 3, Trusthiem 3, Wiener 3 … Steal leaders: Heinsius 6

Ortonville
Scoring: Mason Kuechenmeister 4, Tyson Powell 19, Ethan Streich 10, Britton Conroy 14, Deric Radermacher 4, Nate Treinen 14, Caden Wellnitz 2 … 3-point shots: Powell 3, Conroy 1 … Rebound leaders: Treinen 14 … Assist leaders: Kuechenmeister 3 … Steal leaders: none

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