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Girls Basketball: Bluejays upend Mustangs

PRINSBURG -- Coco Duininck had 16 points, six rebounds and six steals, and Katelyn Bulthuis had 12 points and 10 rebounds as Central Minnesota Christian School defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 45-30 in a Section 2A playoff game Tuesday.

Central Minnesota Christian's Molly Mulder (right) goes for a block attempt on Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart's Sara Kottke during the first half of Tuesday's Section 2A playoff game in Prinsburg. Joe Brown / Tribune
Central Minnesota Christian's Molly Mulder (right) goes for a block attempt on Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart's Sara Kottke during the first half of Tuesday's Section 2A playoff game in Prinsburg. Joe Brown / Tribune

PRINSBURG - Coco Duininck had 16 points, six rebounds and six steals, and Katelyn Bulthuis had 12 points and 10 rebounds as Central Minnesota Christian School defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 45-30 in a Section 2A playoff game Tuesday.

CMCS led by two at halftime but limited the Mustangs to just 14 second-half points to pull away.

The Bluejays' Elli Stoel had eight points and 10 rebounds.

CMCS plays BOLD at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter High School.

Section 2A

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CMCS 45,

BLHS 30

BLHS (10-16) 16 14 - 30

CMCS (13-12) 18 27 - 45

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Stats not provided

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Scoring: Elli Stoel 8, Reegan Duininck 2, Molly Mulder 2, Coco Duininck 16, Nyssa Vogel 3, Katelyn Bulthuis 12 ... 3-point shots: Stoel 1, Vogel 1, Bulthuis 2 ... Rebound leader: Stoel 10, Bulthuis 10, C. Duininck 6 ... Assist leader: R. Duininck 3, Molly Mulder 2, C. Duininck 2 ... Steal leader: C. Duininck 6

BOLD 91,

Cleveland 55

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BOLD advanced in the Section 2A playoffs and Makenna Steffel broke an extended two school records in a win over Cleveland on Tuesday in Olivia.

Steffel scored 21 points to up her career scoring mark to 2,113, one more than Carly Sigurdson's previous school record set in 2014.

Steffel sits No. 4 all-time in the Tribune area behind New London-Spicer's Taylor Thunstedt (2,766), Lac qui Parle Valley's Kelsea Lund (2,317) and Hancock's Bree Holleman (2,305).

Steffel also had 13 rebounds to increased her school career record total past 1,000.

BOLD's Makayla Snow had 17 points and four steals, Ashley Trongard finished with 14 points, four rebounds and six assists, Brenna Weis had 11 points, and Steffel also had four assists and six steals.

The Warriors play Central Minnesota Christian School at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter High School.

Cleveland (8-16) 30 25 - 55

BOLD (19-5) 54 37 - 91

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CLEVELAND - Scoring: Halle McCabe 4, Katelyn McCabe 10, Emmie Dittmar 4, Julia McCabe 3, Mya Krenik 3, Karna Ziebarth 4, Emily Kern 2, Christa Phillips 8, Caitlin Brink 17 ... 3-point shots: Brink 3, J. McCabe 1, Krenik 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

BOLD - Scoring: Alex Revier 7, Morgan Schmitz 6, Lanie Mages 5, Makenna Steffel 21, Mady Herdina 4, Ashley Trongard 14, Makayla Snow 17, Brenna Weis 11, Jaylen Mortenson 2, Leslie Snow 2, Abby Myers 2 ... 3-point shots: Trongard 2, Snow 1, Weis 1, Mages 1, Revier 1 ... Rebound leader: Steffel 13, Trongard 4 ... Assist leader: Trongard 6, Steffel 4 ... Steal leader: Steffel 6, Snow 4

Section 3A-North

Minneota 65,

YME 32

Top-seeded Minneota held No. 4-seed Yellow Medicine East to 12 first-half points and zero 3-pointers in the game as the Vikings cruised to a 65-32 win in the Section 3A-North semifinals Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

Mackenzie Dyrdahl was the Sting's top scorer with 12 points, followed by 10 from Hannah Gullickson. Meeghen Dahlager finished with four points and five assists.

Abby Hennen paced Minneota with 15 points, followed by 14 from Morgan Hennen and 12 from Lizzy Gillingham.

The Vikings will play for the sub-section championship at 6 p.m. Friday against second-seeded Lac qui Parle Valley.

YME (14-9) 12 20 - 32

Minneota (25-1) 41 24 - 65

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Madison Hinz 3, Samantha Anderson 3, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 12, Meeghen Dahlager 4, Hannah Gullickson 10 ... 3-point shots: None ... Rebound leader: Dyrdahl 3 ... Assist leader: Dahlager 5 ... Steal leader: Three with 1

MINNEOTA - Scoring: Morgan Kockelman 11, Lizzy Gillingham 12, Morgan Hennen 14, Natalee Rolbiecki 3, Abby Hennen 15, Lydia Sussner 10 ... 3-point shots: Kockelman 3, Gillingham 2, M. Hennen 2 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

LQPV 59,

Wabasso 55

Lac qui Parle Valley led early but needed to claw their way back to earn the win and keep their season alive against Wabasso Tuesday night.

The Eagles will now advance to the Section 3A-North final against Minneota at 6 p.m. Friday at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall.

The Eagles led 27-21 at the halfway point but Wabasso, who suffered just their fourth loss of the season Tuesday, bounced back to hold a lead late in the game.

"They had us on the ropes," said LQPV head coach John Nolte. "They had a six point lead on us and we just battled back. Grace [Hegland] did a nice job for us in the middle, getting the ball and being able to attack and score."

Hegland earned a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Eagles, similar to how she's played all year. Isabel Schirm, meanwhile, had a breakout night. The senior guard scored 17 points and provided strong defense for the Eagles.

"Just an unbelievable night for Isabel," Nolte said of Schrim, who scored 17 points. "She was outstanding on both sides of the ball. Defensively, she was great and kept their guard off balance."

The Rabbits kept Haley Wollschlager quiet, holding the star guard to seven points, but the senior guard left her mark on the game with 11 rebounds and four assists.

Next up is the Minneota Vikings, who handed the Eagles two of their three losses this year.

"We've known all year that the road to the state tournament is through Minneota and we're ready," Nolte said. "It's tough to beat a team three times in a year and we're excited for an opportunity to get one back."

Wabasso (21-4) 21 34 - 55

LQPV (23-3) 27 32 - 59

WABASSO - Scoring: Sarah Francis 12, Jenna Frank 3, Madison Guetter 18, Megan Rosemeyer 2, Cora Eichen 8, Allison Fanger 10, Name not available 2 ... 3-point shots: Franta 2, Guetter 2 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Haley Wollschlager 7, Macie Lund 2, Isabel Schirm 17, Grace Hegland 17, Lindsey Kranz 12, Regan Johnson 2, Sidney Gerdes 2 ... 3-point shots: Wollschlager 1, Schirm 2 ... Rebound leader: Hegland 12, Wollschlager 11 ... Assist leader: Wollschlager 4, Lund 4 ... Steal leader: Wollschlager 2, Lund 2

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