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Girls Basketball Roundup: Brainerd stuns Willmar Cardinals

Warriors win their 3rd straight game, 71-66

WILLMAR — With high-scoring nights from Olivia Tautges, Myah Nelson and Erika Lane, Brainerd won its third straight game on Thursday, knocking off host Willmar 71-66 in Central Lakes Conference action at Willmar High School.

“Rough night energy-wise until there was six minutes left in the game,” said Cardinals head coach Dustin Carlson. “It felt like we were coasting down five the whole game.

“Then we started turning it over while they took it the other way for layups. We were down 17 with six minutes left and we cut it to three. (We) had two or three looks to tie it up but they just rattled out.”

Tautges led all scorers with 19 points, followed by 18 from Nelson and 17 from Lane.

Madi Linbo was Willmar’s top scorer with 16 points to go with four steals and three assists. Mackenzie Jones added 14 points while Katelyn Murphy added 10 points, five rebounds and three assists.

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“(We had a) great effort to finish but we just put ourselves in too big of a hole,” Carlson said.

The Cardinals go on the road for the last time in the regular season Tuesday against St. Cloud Tech.

Central Lakes
Brainerd 71,
Willmar 66

Brainerd (10-10) 31 40 — 71
Willmar (13-10) 25 41 — 66
BRAINERD - Scoring: Kate Stadum 3, Myah Nelson 18, Ally Brzezinski 9, Olivia Tautges 19, Grace Zimmerman 5, Erika Lane 17 … 3-point shots: Nelson 2, Brzezinski 1, Tautges 2, Zimmerman 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
WILLMAR - Scoring: Sam Christoffer 7, Katelyn Murphy 10, Mackenzie Jones 14, Sadie Raitz 7, Callie Slagter 2, Madi Linbo 16, Jaida Reiman 2, Ashley Prahl 8 … 3-point shots: Christoffer 1, Prahl 2 … Rebound leader: Murphy 5 … Assist leader: Murphy 3, Linbo 3 … Steal leader: Linbo 4 ... Block leader: Jones 2

Non-conference
BLHS 68,
BOLD 66

With a trio of players in double figures and a 36-28 lead at halftime, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart was able to thwart Section 2A and Highway 212 rival BOLD with a two-point win.

Sara Kottke and Kristi Kottke both had 19 points to lead the Mustangs, with Kristi hitting five 3-pointers to go with five assists. Allison Milbrandt added 16 points in the victory.

Warriors senior Brenna Weis hit the 1,000-point mark for her career with her first field goal of the second half, finishing with a game-high 20 points.

BLHS heads to Prinsburg on Saturday to play Central Minnesota Christian. BOLD hosts Montevideo on Friday.

BOLD (16-7) 28 38 — 66
BLHS (18-4) 36 32 — 68
BOLD - Scoring: Mari Ryberg 12, Lanie Mages 4, Ashley Trongard 7, Makayla Snow 19, Brenna Weis 20, Leslie Snow 4 … 3-point shots: Trongard 1, M. Snow 1 … Rebound leader: Trongard 14, Ryberg 8, L. Snow 8 … Assist leader: Trongard 7, M. Snow 5 … Steal leader: Ryberg 3, Trongard 3, Weis 3 ... Block leader: Trongard 1, M. Snow 1
BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Sara Kottke 19, Kristi Kottke 19, Allison Milbrandt 16, Rachel Kottke 9, Maddy Wulkan 3, Lily Dean 2 … 3-point shots: K. Kottke 5, Wulkan 1, R. Kottke 1, Milbrandt 1 … Rebound leader: R. Kottke 10 … Assist leader: R. Kottke 5, K. Kottke 5 … Steal leader: Dean 4 ... Block leader: K. Kottke 1, R. Kottke 1

Hancock 68,
Brandon-Evansville 40

Sophomore forward Rylee Hanson had 21 points and three steals and sophomore center Tori Pahl had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead Hanock to the win at Brandon-Evansville.

Hancock plays Swanville at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

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Hancock (14-6) 32 36 — 68
Brandon-Evansville (12-9) 16 24 — 40
HANCOCK - Scoring: Rylee Hanson 21, Tori Pahl 13, Carlee Hanson 9, Jordan Hausmann 7, Alexis Staples 7, Morgan Kisgen 5, Lindsey Mattson 3, Jenna Kannegiesser 3 … 3-point shots: Kannegiesser 1, Kisgen 1 … Rebound leader: Pahl 8 … Assist leader: C Hanson 4 … Steal leader: C Hanson 3, R Hanson 3 ... Block leader: N/A
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Scoring: Mikenna Pattrin 11, Maddie Otto 8, Bailey Schaefer 11, Haddey Zastrow 3, Kailee Klimek 2, Kiley Lund 2, Kristen Kokett 1 Olivia Otto 1, Brittany Koskowski 1 … 3-point shots: Zastrow 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Camden
LQPV 72,
MACCRAY 49

Four players scored in double figures for Lac qui Parle Valley in the Eagles’ regular-season home finale at Madison.

Camryn Lee had 19 points, Macie Lund 17, Taylor Shelstad 14 and Alex Stitt 11 for LQPV.

Gabby Randt had 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for MACCRAY.

Both teams next play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. MACCRAY hosts against Dawson-Boyd as part of three home games to close the regular season. LQPV ends the regular season with two road games, the first of is Tuesday at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

MACCRAY (6-16) 20 29 — 49
LQPV (14-8) 42 30 — 72
MACCRAY - Scoring: Morgan Blascziek 3, Ella Bourne 6, Kate Hultgren 4, Kylee Kimpling 3, Alison Koenen 7, Gabby Randt 21, Elsie Sumner 5 … 3-point shots: Blascziek 1, Bourne 2 … Rebound leader: Randt 10, Koenen 9 … Assist leader: Randt 5 … Steal leader: Bourne 2 ... Block leader: Randt 3
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Sidney Gerdes 2, Camryn Lee 19, Macie Lund 17, Rylee Lund 2, Taylor Shelstad 14, Alex Stitt 11, Kali Sulier 4, Katie Torke 3 … 3-point shots: M. Lund 4, Shestad 1, Stitt 2, Torke 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

CMCS 85,
Dawson-Boyd 41

Central Minnesota Christian had little trouble in a road rout over Dawson-Boyd.

Coco Duininck led the Bluejays with 22 points, five assists and four steals. Reegan Duininck had 19 points, five assists and four steals. Elli Stoel added 15 points and seven rebounds.

Avery Bartunek led the Blackjacks with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

CMCS returns home at 3:30 p.m. Saturday to face Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart.

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Dawson-Boyd hosts Ortonville at noon Saturday.

CMCS (16-5) 40 45 — 85
Dawson-Boyd (0-18) 18 23 — 41
CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Reegan Duininck 19, Emma Roiseland 2, Elli Stoel 15, Molly Mulder 6, Lauren Taatjes 4, Coco Duininck 22, Nyssa Vogel 4, Katelyn Bulthuis 13 … 3-point shots: R. Duininck 3, Stoel 1, C. Duininck 1, Vogel 1, Bulthuis 1 … Rebound leader: Stoel 7 … Assist leader: R. Duininck 5, C. Duininck 5, Bulthuis 5 … Steal leader: R. Duininck 4, C. Duininck 4, Bulthuis 4 ... Block leader: Molly Mulder 1
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Rachael Lund 5, Amelia Olson 13, Paige Conover 3, Allison Estling 2, Laney Bartunek 4, Avery Bartunek 14 … 3-point shots: Lund 1, Olson 1 … Rebound leader: A. Bartunek 10 … Assist leader: A. Bartunek 4 … Steal leader: A. Bartunek 2 ... Block leader: A. Bartunek 1

KMS 49, RCW 35

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg improved to 9-12 following a 14-point road win against Renville County West.

Madison Rohner led the Fighting Saints with 16 points and six rebounds. Lauren Wulf had 14 points to pace the Jaguars.

Each team plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. RCW travels to Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. KMS returns home to face Lac qui Parle Valley.

KMS (9-12) 21 28 — 49
RCW (5-19) 12 23 — 35
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Morgan Lesteberg 7, Maret Gjerde 12, Haylee Johnson 2, Josie Gjerde 7, Madison Rohner 16, Lauren Krieger 3, Sarah Jeppesen 2 … 3-point shots: Lesteberg 1, M. Gjerde 4, J. Gjerde 2, Rohner 1 … Rebound leader: Lesteberg 6, Rohner 6 … Assist leader: M. Gjerde 4, Johnson 4 … Steal leader: Lesteberg 4 ... Block leader: Johnson 2, J. Gjerde 2, Rohner 2
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Addyson Tanner 4, Lauren Wulf 14, Holly Bratsch 10, Vanessa Savig 1, Hannah Pharr 6 … 3-point shots: Bratsch 2 … Rebound leader: Pharr 10 … Assist leader: Savig 3 … Steal leader: Savig 3 ... Block leader: Pharr 4

T-M-B 50, YME 43

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton used a strong second half to beat visiting Yellow Medicine East in Tracy.

Madison Hinz had 21 points and Shelby Mortenson added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Sting.

YME continues a five-game road stretch at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Benson.

YME (12-8) 26 17 — 43
T-M-B (14-7) 25 25 — 50
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Lauren McCosh 1, Yansi Flores 2, Madison Hinz 21, Hannah Stark 7, Shelby Mortenson 12 … 3-point shots: Hinz 5 … Rebound leaders: Mortenson 9, McCosh 6 … Assist leaders: McCosh 4, Stark 4 … Steal leaders: McCosh 2, Flores 2 ... Block leader: none.
TRACY-MILROY-BALATON - Scoring: Jordan Munson 5, Maddi Langerock 8, Catherine Wendland 6, Brooke Christian 4, Katelyn Danielson 8, Lessman 7, Suprenant 1, Dolan 7, … 3-point shots: Langerock 2, Wendland 2, Christian 1, Danielson 1, Dolan 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

West Central
Benson 58,
ACGC 40

Kaitlyn Berreau had 21 points and Claire Ricard and Abby Lundebrek contributed 14 points apiece to lead Benson to the victory at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

Daniela Parker had 13 points and Sahyna Hobson added 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists for ACGC, which also got 10 points and three assists from Brooke Schroeder.

Each team plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday. ACGC resumes a four-game homestand against Sauk Centre. Benson hosts Minnewaska.

Benson (11-9) 38 20 — 58
ACGC (1-18) 16 24 — 40
BENSON - Scoring: Kaitlyn Berreau 21, Abbie Mitteness 3, Mya Kurkosky 1, Claire Ricard 14, Abby Lundebrek 14, Kimmy Pagel 3, Ellie Moesenthin 2 … 3-point shots: Berreau 3, Ricard 2 … Rebound leader: Ricard 10, Lundebrek 9 … Assist leader: Mitteness 6 … Steal leader: Mitteness 2, Lundebrek 2 ... Block leader: Berreau 1, Lundebrek 1
ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Scoring: Elli Roemeling 2, Brooke Schroeder 10, Daniela Parker 13, Raeanna Kaddatz 2, Shayna Hobson 12, Grace Kaehler 1 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leader: Hobson 8, Parker 8 … Assist leader: Schroeder 3, Hobson 3 … Steal leader: Parker 2 ... Block leader: Kaehler 1, Roemeling 1

Central Minnesota
Paynesville 46,
Kimball 40 (OT)

Paynesville outscored Kimball 8-2 in overtime to capture its third win of the season.

Harley Kunstleben scored six of her game-high 18 points in overtime. She also had five 3-pointers for the Bulldogs.

Ellie Kuechle led the visitors with 16 points.

Paynesville hosts Minnewaska at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Kimball (2-20) 23 15 2 — 40
Paynesville (3-19) 21 17 8 — 46
KIMBALL - Scoring: Olivia Mortenson 9, Ellie Kuechle 16, Hallie Arnold 2, Cailyn Kuechle 11, Madison Schmitz 2 … 3-point shots: Mortenson 1, E. Kuechle 2, C. Kuechle 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Maddie Hentges 11, Kendra Schleper 2, Macy Carlson 2, Lindy Hennen 4, Harley Kunstleben 18, Katie Uhlenkamp 9 … 3-point shots: Hentges 3, Kunstleben 5 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

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