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Boys Basketball Roundup: Waska keeps NLS winless to stay unbeaten

MARSHALL -- Minnewaska won a battle of Section 3AA and former West Central Conference rivals, downing New London-Spicer 51-44 on Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University.

MARSHALL - Minnewaska won a battle of Section 3AA and former West Central Conference rivals, downing New London-Spicer 51-44 on Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University.

The Lakers continued their stellar start to the season, running their record to 4-0. NLS is still looking for its first win and is 0-4.

Austin VerSteeg led the Lakers with 13 points and nine rebounds.

Michael Gruber turned in a well-rounded performance, finishing with 11 points, five assists and three steals.

The Lakers host Litchfield at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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The Wildcats’ Mitchell Halvorson scored a team-high nine points, Brandon Adelman and Derrick Laudenbach both scored eight points.

The Wildcats host Benson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Minnewaska 51, NLS 44

Minnewaska (4-0)           28  23 - 51

NLS (0-4)              20  24 - 44

Minnewaska

Scoring: Michael Gruber 11, Dennis Van Dyke 2, Matt McIver 4, Greg Helander 6, Austin VerSteeg 13, Brandon French 8, Jake Peters 7 … 3-point shots: Gruber 2, VerSteeg 1, Peters 1 … Rebound leader: VerSteeg 9, Helander 4, French 4, Peters 4 … Assist leader: Gruber 5, McIver 3 … Steal leader: McIver 4, Gruber 3

New London-Spicer

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Scoring: Jacob Klavetter 7, Brandon Adelman 8, James Magnuson 3, Mitchell Halvorson 9, Derrick Laudenbach 8, Hunter Sjoberg 1, Jackson Ness 5, Jaden Hanson 3 … 3-point shots: Klavetter 2, Magnuson 1, Halvorson 1 … Rebound leader: NA … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: NA

Montevideo 51, Maple River 49

A key defensive play in the final seconds helped Montevideo win the Hardwood Classic championship game on Saturday in Maple River.

The Thunder Hawks’ Jared Saue took a charge with 10 seconds left and his team clinging to a one-point lead.

Montevideo’s Travis Dreyer was fouled with four seconds left and tacked on a foul shot.

The T-Hawks’ Troy Diggins surpassed 1,000 career points. Diggins needed six points coming into the game and a 3-point shot in the second half put him over the top. He finished with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Isaac Douglas scored 12 points and Riley Emery added 10 points. Dreyer had six rebounds.

The T-Hawks (3-1) are at ACGC on Tuesday.

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Montevideo (3-1)            18  33 - 51

Maple River (3-1)             17  32 - 49

Montevideo

Scoring: Isaac Douglas 12, Riley Emery 10, Preston Herfurth 2, Travis Dreyer 7, Troy Diggins 18, Jared Saue 2 … 3-point shots: Douglas 2, Diggins 2 … Rebound leader2: Diggins 11, Dreyer 6, Emery 4 … Assist leader: Diggins 4 … Steal leader: Douglas 2

Maple River

Scoring: Wyatt Johnson 3, Brandon Sohre 2, Jeff Lewis 12, Sam Bennett 2, Andrew Albrecht 4, Cole Sohre 5, Ethan Sindelir 5, Will Keller 16 … 3-point shots: C. Sohre 1 … Rebound leaders: Keller 7, B. Sohre 6, Lewis 5 … Assist leaders: Lewis 2, B. Sohre 2, Albrecht 2 … Steal leader: None

Ellsworth 46, LQPV 45

Three Lac qui Parle Valley players scored in double figures but the Eagles could not overtake Ellsworth in the second half of a non-conference game Saturday at LQPV High School.

The Eagles’ Connor Oie scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made four steals.

Noah Jensen scored 12 point, also nabbed seven boards and had four assists.

Lucas Strand hit two 3-pointers and finished with 10 points and three steals.

Ellsworth (2-2)   27  19 - 46

LQPV (1-3)          20  25 - 45

Ellsworth

Scoring: Jared Leuthold 4, Bobby Walkowiak 11, Trei Hinrichs 18, Malik Herman 12, Brandon Kramer 2 … 3-point shots: Walkowiak 1, Hinrichs 4 … Rebound leader: NA … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: NA

Lac qui Parle Valley

Scoring: Corey Roggenbuck 4, Connor Oie 13, Tom Witte 2, Ross Olson 4, Lucas Strand 10, Noah Jensen 12 … 3-point shots: Strand 2 … Rebound leader: Jensen 7, Oie 7, Olson 6 … Assist leader: Jensen 4 … Steal leader: Oie 4, Witte 3, Strand 3

 

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