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Girls Basketball Roundup: Albany cruises to 3rd-place title

Huskies beat Redwood Valley 75-41 at the Heritage Bank WildCard Tournament

WILLMAR — Paige Meyer poured in 31 points to help Albany beat Redwood Valley, 75-41 in the third-place game Friday of the Heritage Bank WildCard Tournament at Willmar High School.

Abbie Christen added 14 points for the Huskies (6-2), who led 42-24 at halftime.

Redwood Valley was led by Haley Garman’s 18 points.

Albany 75, Redwood Valley 41

Albany (6-2) 42 33 — 75
Redwood Valley (5-6) 24 17 — 41
ALBANY - Scoring: Bailey Keske 5, Paige Meyer 31, Lily Orne 1, Abbie Christen 14, Danica Findley 5, Rachel Neu 7, Joran Carlson 12… 3-point shots: Keske 1, Meyer 4, Christen 1, Findley 1, Carlson 2 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
REDWOOD VALLEY - Scoring: Payden Beran 5, Hannah Schjenken 7, Leah Irlbeck 4, A.J. Guggisberg 5, Sydney Merten 1, Aubree Hicks 1, Haley Garman 18 3-point shots: Schjenken 1, Guggisberg 1… Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

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Montevideo Tourney

CMCS 45,
Montevideo 43

With eight seconds left to play, Elli Stoel put Central Minnesota Christian up for good as the Bluejays knocked off host Montevideo in the Thunder Hawks’ own tournament.

CMCS made a second-half comeback after trailing 29-20 at halftime. Leading the way for the Bluejays was Coco Duininck with 17 points.

Jasmine Kronback led a trio of Montevideo players with 12 points. Avery Koenen and Greta Rongstad and 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Back at Montevideo on Saturday, CMCS will play Ortonville at 11 a.m., followed by Montevideo versus Renville County West at 1 p.m.

CMCS (7-1) 20 25 — 45
Montevideo (1-6) 29 14 — 43
CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Coco Duininck 17, Elli Stoel 9, Maaike Duininck 6, Reegan Duininck 4, Nyssa Vogel 4, Molly Mulder 3, Katelyn Bulthuis 2 … 3-point shots: C. Duininck 4, M. Duininck 2 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Jasmine Kronback 12, Avery Koenen 11, Greta Rongstad 10, Kori Douglas 5, Tenley Epema 2, Keely Foley 2, Kaylee Pauling 1 … 3-point shots: Rongstad 2, Douglas 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

RCW 58,
Ortonville 39

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Hannah Pfarr, a 6-foot sophomore center, had seven points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots to lead Renville County West past Ortonville in the Montevideo Tournament.

Lauren Wulf, a 5-11 senior forward, had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Jaguars.

Meg Moberg led Ortonville with 18 points.

Ortonville (0-6) 17 22 — 39
RCW (2-8) 31 27 — 58
ORTONVILLE - Scoring: Emily Ross 7, Taylor Ross 1, Paige Seidell 4, Meg Moberg 18, Lauren Hicks 9 … 3-point shots: Ross 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Rachel Jakel 9, Addy Tanner 2, Lauren Wulf 23, Holly Bratsch 10, Vanessa Savig 5, Jenny Bratsch 2, Hannah Pharr 7 … 3-point shots: Savig 1 … Rebound leaders: Wulf 10, Pharr 10 … Assist leader: Savig 4 … Steal leader: Jakel 5, Wulf 4, Savig 4 ... Block leader: Pharr 10

NYA Tourney

Watertown-Mayer 68,
BOLD 53

Maggie Czinano had 31 points to help Watertown-Mayer to the win over BOLD at the Norwood Young America Tournament.

For BOLD, Mari Ryberg had 12 points and Ashley Trongard and Makayla Snow each had 11. Snow and Trongard also each had 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who continue tournament play Saturday at Norwood Young America.

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BOLD (6-3) 33 20 — 53
W-M (5-4) 36 32 — 68
BOLD - Scoring: Mari Ryberg 12, Lanie Mages 6, Ashley Trongard 11, Makayla Snow 11, Brenna Weis 9, Abby Meyers 4 … 3-point shots: Mages 2, M. Snow 1 … Rebound leader: M. Snow 10, Trongard 10 … Assist leader: Weis 4, Leslie Snow 3 … Steal leader: Ryberg 6, M. Snow 2 ... Block leader: M. Snow 1
WATERTOWN-MAYER - Scoring: Shelby Mueller 3, Maggie Czinano 31, Carly Killian 11, Libby Heilman 11, Bella Barden 4, Mercedes Burmeister 8 … 3-point shots: Czinano 7 (5 in second half), Killian 1, Heilman 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Windom Tourney

Fairmont 69,
KMS 62

Down by one at halftime, Fairmont used a strong second half to beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at the Windom Tournament.

Maggy Totzke had 22 points, Cadee Becker 11 and Faith Olson 10 for the Cardinals.

For KMS, Madison Rohner had 24 points and Josie Gjerde had 10. Maret Gjerde contributed eight points and nine rebounds for the Fighting Saints.

KMS continues tournament play Saturday in Windom.

Fairmont (5-4) 30 39 — 69
KMS (4-3) 31 31 — 62
FAIRMONT - Scoring: Maggy Totzke 22, Faith Olson 10, Rayah Quiring 7, Bryn Miller 4, Madysen Allen 2, Cadee Becker 11, Emma Gudahl 9, Brittney Mosloski 4 … 3-point shots: Totzke 4, Olson 2, Quiring 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Maret Gjerde 8, Haylee Johnson 6, Josie Gjerde 10, Madison Rohner 24, Lauren Krieger 6, Hayley Demuth 8 … 3-point shots: J. Gjerde 1, Demuth 1 … Rebound leader: M. Gjerde 9 … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: Johnson 4 ... Block leader: Demuth 4

Non-Conference

Hancock 57, Upsala 38

Hancock improved to 9-0 after cruising to a road victory against Upsala.

The Owls were led by Carlee Hanson, who poured in a game-high 24 points and five rebounds. Morgan Kiegen and Rylee Hanson each 10 points.

Amber Biniek had 10 points to pace the Cardinals.

Hancock returns to action at Parkers Prairie at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Hancock (9-0) 29 28 — 57
Upsala (5-5) 15 23 — 38
HANCOCK - Scoring: Carlee Hanson 24, Morgan Kiegen 10, Tori Pahl 6, Jenna Kannegiesser 3, Jordan Hausmann 2, Alexis Staples 2, Rylee Hanson 10 … 3-point shots: Kiegen 2, C. Hanson 1 … Rebound leader: C. Hanson 5, Hausmann 5 … Assist leader: Staples 7 … Steal leader: Staples 3, R. Hanson 3, Pahl 3 ... Block leader: N/A
UPSALA - Scoring: Amber Biniek 10, Laura Lange 8, Abby Ripplinger 7, Kris Biniek 5, Paige Biniek 5, Abby Klein 3 … 3-point shots: A. Biniek 2, Lange 1, Ripplinger 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

BLHS 64,
Nicollet 28

Holding Nicollet to nine first-half points, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart cruised to a non-conference victory against Nicollet.

Sara Kottke had 25 points, six rebounds, five assists and six steals for the Mustangs. Maddy Wulkan was next in line with 13 points.

BLHS is off until Friday, Jan. 3 when the Mustangs travel to Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s.

BLHS (6-1) 38 26 — 64
Nicollet (1-7) 9 19 — 28
BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Sara Kottke 25, Maddy Wulkan 13, Allison Milbrandt 8, Allison Dornseif 6, Kristi Kottke 6, Rachel Kottke 4, Jasmine Haugen 2 … 3-point shots: Wulkan 3, Dornseif 2, K. Kottke 2, S. Kottke 1 … Rebound leader: S. Kottke 6 … Assist leader: S. Kottke 5 … Steal leader: S. Kottke 6 ... Block leader: Milbrandt 3

NICOLLET - Scoring: Haley Selby 11, Marah Hulke 3, Megan Frutiger 5, Jill Thompson 2, Marissa Arndt 1, Kaitlyn Sizer 2, Zoey Weller 2, Kendall Robertson 2 … 3-point shots: Hulke 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

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