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Boys Basketball:Willmar falls to Sartell

WILLMAR -- Noah Slagter scored 34 points but ultimately his Willmar Cardinals were unable to overcome a 19-point halftime deficit in Friday night's 76-70 loss to Sartell.

WILLMAR - Noah Slagter scored 34 points but ultimately his Willmar Cardinals were unable to overcome a 19-point halftime deficit in Friday night's 76-70 loss to Sartell.

The Sabres got things going early with a 42-23 halftime lead and the Cardinals tried to flip the script in the second half but fell just short in doing so. Willmar outscored Sartell 47-34 in the second half.

Sartell took advantage of a 32-23 rebounding advantage and proved to be efficient throughout the night. They shot 57 percent from the field including 69 percent (9-of-13) from beyond the arc while Willmar managed only 21 percent on 5-of-24 three point shooting.

Eric Markman was the mastermind behind many of the made shots for the Sabres. He finished with 22 points.

Sartell 76, Willmar 70

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Sartell (10-16) 42 34 - 76

Willmar (10-16) 23 47 - 70

SARTELL - Scoring: Eric Markman 22, Trent Meyer 12, Chris Belling 11, Brandan Walz 8, Jordan Och 7, Ethan Stark 7, Thomas Gieske 5, Preston Simpson 4 ... 3-point shots: Markman 6, Meyer 1, Walz 1, Och 1 ... Rebound leader: Stark 6, Belling 5 ... Assist leader: Meyer 4 ... Steal leader: Walz 3

WILLMAR - Scoring: Noah Slagter 34, Cameron Murphy 11, Drey Dirksen 11, Ty Roelofs 5, Noah Streed 2, Donald Jurek 2, Noah Getz 2, Jacob Minnick 2, Dalton Rambow 1 ... 3-point shots: Slagter 4, Dirksen 1 ... Rebound leader: Slagter 6, Jurek 5 ... Assist leader: Slagter 2, Murphy 2 ... Steal leader: Slagter 4, Roelofs 3

Litchfield 62, Rockford 45

The Litchfield Dragons ended their regular season the same way they often have over the last 29 years and that's how head coach John Carlson would like it.

In front of a packed crowd of former players, assistants and co-workers, Carlson's Dragons cruised by Rockford for his final regular season game as a head coach.

Carlson was given gifts to commemorate his coaching career and was congratulated through a speech as well.

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"It was humbling for sure," Carlson said. "When you do something for 29 years and you're fortunate to have assistants and parents allow us to do what we do, it's pretty special. It was a nice culmination of 29 years."

Carlson was grateful for the gifts but he'll be the first to say he was happiest with the victory.

The Dragons posted 31 points in both halves and kept Rockford to 18 and 27 in the respective halves and led nearly the whole way.

Carlson wasn't the only one with a special night, though. Senior Luke Schultz, who had his ACL repaired five months ago, made his return to the court and hit a three-pointer to cap senior night.

"Luke is ahead of schedule and it was great to get him on the court," Carlson said. "It was a good night for Luke and a great night for all of us."

Rockford (16-10) 18 27 - 45

Litchfield (16-10) 31 31 - 62

ROCKFORD - Scoring: Blake Young 9, Nick Manthana 3, Jake Hall 17, Luke Peppin 8, Jared K 2, Kyle Calder 2, JJ Strumbel 4 ... 3-point shots: Young 1, Hall 1 ... Rebound leader: Calder 6 ... Assist leader: Peppin 3, Connol 3

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LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Alex Gruenke 5, Brandon Nelson 5, Luke Schultz 3, Owen Boerema 23, Josh Prahl 2, Jon Madsen 11, Noah Kreger 11, Jack Osterberg 2 ... 3-point shots: Gruenke 1, Schultz 1, Boerema 4 ... Rebound leader: Nelson 7, Madsen 6... Assist leader: Nelson 10 ... Steal leader: Nelson 5

Hancock 59, BE 31

Noah Kannegiesser scored 26 points on Friday night-only five fewer than all of Brandon-Evansville-as Hancock came away with a 59-31 win.

The Owls jumped out to a 25-8 lead at halftime, as its defense stifled B-E for the opening 18 minutes.

No player besides Kannegiesser scored in double figures, but Tyler Reese and Andrew Shaw scored eight points each for Hancock.

Hancock (17-6) 25 34 - 59

BE (15-10) 8 23 - 31

HANCOCK - Scoring: Noah Kannegiesser 26, Chandler Gramm 4 Michael Milander 4, Andrew Shaw 8, Cole Reese 2, Connor Reese 2, Tyler Reese 8, Bennett Nienhaus 4, Peyton Rohloff 1 ... 3-point shots: Kannegiesser 2, Shaw 2 ... Rebound leader: Reese 4, Shaw 4 ... Assist leader: Kannegiesser 5 ... Steal leader: Kannegiesser 3

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Scoring: Kevin Campbell 3, Brandon Merritt 3, Taylor Bitzan 2, Keagan Schiele 2, Jake Hintermeister 4, James Strese 5, Tanner Bitzan 6, Darrin Wibstad 6 ... 3-point shots: Strese 1, Merritt 1

HLWW 56, Paynesville 44

Paynesville kept things close in the first half and the game was tied at halftime but Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted was able to break through in the second half for the victory.

Cam Decker scored 22 points for the Lakers while two other teammates scored in double figures.

Sam Oehrlein and Dustin Hieserich each scored 10 points for the Bulldogs.

Paynesville (1-23) 22 22 - 44

HLWW (9-16) 22 34 - 56

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Sam Oehrlein 10, Carter Carlson 4, Dustin Hieserich 10, Logan Stevens 2, Evan Dolly 3, Brody Strand 8, Mitchel Schlangen 4, Jared Campbell 3 ... 3-point shots: Hieserich 2, Dolly 1

HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED - Scoring: Cam Decker 22, Noah Bundrock 3, Mason Krause 2, Brad Brickmann 8, Brock Bangasser 10, Zach Uter 11 ... 3-point shots: Decker 5, Brickmann 1, Uter 1

EVW 71, BBE 59

The Jaguars hung with Eden Valley-Watkins in the second half, but a halftime deficit and 30 points from Reese Jansen were too much to overcome on Friday night.

Derek Wiener scored 15 points to lead BBE and Parker Schwinghammer added 12 points while leading the team in assists and steals.

Ryan Illies scored eight points and added eight rebounds, as well, for the Jaguars.

BBE (10-16) 22 37 - 59

EVW (19-5) 34 37 -71

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: James Jackson 2, Ryan Olmscheid 4, Jake Steinhofer 3, Evan Wiener 4, Parker Schwinghammer 12, Derek Wiener 15, Ryan Illies ... 3-point shots: Steinhofer 1, Schwinghammer 2, D Wiener 3 ... Rebound leader: Illies 8 ... Assist leader: Schwinghammer 5 ... Steal leader: Schwinghammer 5

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS - Scoring: Jacob Streit 13, Reese Jansen 30, Matthew Notch 4, Blaine Fodstad 4, Greg Lux 7, Dominic Schlangen 6, Justin Streit 7 ... 3-point shots: Jansen 5, Schlangen 1 ... Rebound leader: Streit 12 ... Assist leader: Lux 4, Streit 4 ... Steal leader: Jansen 2, Zach Swenson 2, Schlangen 2

CCS 68, SCC 50

Willmar Community Christian School used a balanced scoring attack to take down St. Cloud Christian and advance to the Christian Athletic League conference championship today at 3:30 p.m.

Zion Alston led the team with 19 points, with Nate Tornquist adding 17 points, Karl Chapin scoring 14 points and Daniel Reid chipping in 12 points.

SCC (13-7) - 50

CCS (19-5) - 68

ST. CLOUD CHRISTIAN - Stats not provided.

WILLMAR COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Zion Alston 19, Nate Tornquist 17, Karl Chapin 14, Daniel Reid 12, Greg Reid 3, Juven VenOsdel 2, Nate Molitor 1 ... 3-point shots: Tornquist 2, D Reid 2, Chapin 1, G Reid 1 ... Rebound leader: Alston 8, G Reid 8, D Reid 8 ... Assist leader: Alston 3 ... Steal leader: Alston 3

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