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Boys Basketball: Waska stymies Monte to take over WC South lead

GLENWOOD -- Minnewaska won its third straight game by two points or less, and took a half-game lead in the West Central South Conference boys basketball race by beating Montevideo 59-58 in overtime Thursday.

GLENWOOD -- Minnewaska won its third straight game by two points or less, and took a half-game lead in the West Central South Conference boys basketball race by beating Montevideo 59-58 in overtime Thursday.

Each of the Lakers' wins this week has been close: 62-61 over Lac qui Parle Valley Monday, 43-41 over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Tuesday and Thursday's result.

Both Minnewaska (13-1, 20-2) and Montevideo (12-1, 17-3) held for the final shot at the end of regulation but couldn't convert. The Lakers had the first chance to win, but the Thunder Hawks stole the ball and missed their chance.

In overtime, Brady Johnsrud made his second game-winner in as many contests with a shot from the free-throw line for a one-point lead with 15 seconds left. Montevideo had enough time to get two shots off, but couldn't connect.

Johnsrud scored 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Ben Peters collected 13 points.

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Colton Vien scored 24 points for the Thunder Hawks. Jake Douglas followed with 12 points.

Minnewaska 59, Montevideo 58

Montevideo (12-1, 17-3) 37 14 6 -- 58

Minnewaska (13-1, 20-2) 26 26 7 -- 59

MONTEVIDEO - 22-39 FG (4-10 3-pt); 10-17 FT; rebounds not available; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Jacobey Johnson 8, Ryan Boike 5, Colton Vien 24, Brett Bergeson 7, Phillip Ward 2, Jake Douglas 12 ... 3-point shots: Johnson 2, Boike 1, Vien 1 ... Rebound, assist, steal leaders not available

MINNEWASKA - 23-44 FG (5-14 3-pt); 8-17 FT; 24 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Brady Johnsrud 23, Blake Johnsrud 5, Andrew Ostrander 7, Trenton Berg 2, Eric Elbe 3, Ben Peters 13, Austin Giese 6 ... 3-point shots: Giese 2, Peters 1, Blake Johnsrud 1, Brady Johnsrud 1 ... Rebound leaders: Brady Johnsrud 9, Trenton Berg 6 ... Assist leaders: Peters 4 ... Steal leaders: Blake Johnsrud 3

BOLD 74, YME 69

BOLD cashed 23-of-30 at the free-throw line in the second half and 28-of-36 for the game.

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Brandon Ochs led the Warriors (5-8, 11-11) with 20 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. Kyle Athmann and Philip Marks had 14 points each andKyle Krause added 12 points. Marks also had eight rebounds.

Taylor Olson with 18 points and Bobby Lecy and Dylan Lindstrom with 14 each led YME (3-11, 4-14).

YME (3-11, 4-14) 26 43 -- 69

BOLD (5-8, 11-11) 30 44 -- 74

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 30-69 FG (2-9 3-pt); 7-10 FT; 34 rebounds; 25 fouls ... Scoring: Bobby Lecy 14, A. Kuepke 2, Elliot Carmany 8, Dyrdahl 2, Taylor Olson 18, Dylan Lindstrom 14, Adam Sarvarago 2, Ryan Reihus 9 ... 3-point shots: Lindstrom 2 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

BOLD - 23-54 FG (2-7 3-pt); 28-36 FT; 40 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Zach Remillard 6, Kyle Athmann 14, Brandon Ochs 20, Tyler Rock 8, Kyle Krause 12, Philip Marks 14 ... 3-point shots: Athmann 2 ... Rebound leaders: Marks 8, Krause 7, Rock 7, Ochs 7 ... Assist leaders: Rock 4 ... Steal leaders: none

Benson 71, Paynesville 68

Cody Jaeger sank 16 points and made six steals, Logan Connelly had 12 points and Carter Fennell 11 points and six assists to lift Benson (9-4, 12-9).

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The Braves led 35-17 at halftime and then held off a late charge by the Bulldogs (0-14, 0-21).

Dan Weidner had 22 points and Josh Bungum 21 for Paynesville.

Benson (9-4, 12-9) 35 36 -- 71

Paynesville (0-14, 0-21) 27 41 -- 68

BENSON - 28-58 FG (4-10 3-pt); 11-20 FT; 22 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Cody Jaeger 16, Andrew Bouta 4, Carter Fennell 11, Logan Connelly 12, Derek Hilleren 6, Matthew Ahrndt 4, Sam Peterson 18 ... 3-point shots: Jaeger 2, Connelly 1, Peterson 1 ... Rebound leader: Peterson 6 ... Assist leader: Fennell 6 ... Steal leader: Jaeger 6

PAYNESVILLE - 25 FG (7 3-pt); 11-18 FT; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Mitchell Weidner 10, Josh Bungum 21, Matt Frenchick 2, Andrew Topp 2, Dan Weidner 22, Nick Dingmann 8, Kyle Wolters 3 ... 3-point shots: M.Weidner 2, Bungum 1, D.Weidner 4 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

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