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Girls basketball roundup: Cardinals beat St. Cloud Apollo for first victory

ST. CLOUD -- The Willmar girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season, rolling over St. Cloud Apollo 67-18 in a Central Lakes Conference game Tuesday.

ST. CLOUD - The Willmar girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season, rolling over St. Cloud Apollo 67-18 in a Central Lakes Conference game Tuesday.
Willmar’s Courtney Hanson and Kaitlynn Kienholz both scored 13 points, and Courtney Magnuson had 12. Leah Ruter also scored in double figures, finishing with 10.
Ingrid Figenskau and Sarah Smith pulled down five rebounds for the Cards, and Smith had four assists while Cayle Hovland made three steals.
Willmar 67, SC Apollo 18
Willmar (1-0, 1-3) 39 28 - 67
St. Cloud Apollo (0-3, 0-4) 7 11 - 18
Willmar
25-54 FG; 13-19 FT; 14 fouls … Scoring: Courtney Hanson 13, Courtney Magnuson 12, Ingrid Figenskau 3, Sarah Smith 3, Leah Ruter 10, Cayle Hovland 2, Alycia Holwerda 2, Sydney Fischer 1, Lexi Orlowski 8, Kaitlynn Kienholz 13 … 3-point shots: Hanson 2, Figenskau 1, Ruter 1 … Rebound leader: Figenskau 5, Sarah Smith 5 … Assist leader: Smith 4 … Steal leader: Hovland 3
St. Cloud Apollo
6-33 FG; 6-12 FT; 15 fouls … Scoring: Nystrom 5, Christian 2, Benner 2, Lynch 2, Thuok 3, Heinen 4 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leader: NA … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: NA
Central Minn.
BBE 80, Rockford 67
Hailey Braegelman supplied 23 points and eight rebounds, Kinlee Swanson netted 16 points, and Ashley Trustheim and Katelyn Heinze had 10 points and nine rebounds apiece to fuel Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa past the Rockets in its conference opener.
Rockford (0-1, 0-6) 23 44 - 67
BBE (1-0, 4-1) 38 42 - 80
Rockford
Statistics not provided
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
33-97 FG; 14-27 FT; 15 fouls … Scoring: Buchholz 2, Schmitz 2, Miller 3, Evenson 4, Swanson 16, Gronli 4, Trustheim 10, Wesbur 4, Heinze 10, Braegelman 23, Gossen 2 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leader: Trustheim 9, Heinze 9, Braegelman 8 … Assist leader: Miller 2 … Steal leader: Swanson 6, Evenson 4
West Central
Paynesville 50,
Benson 19
Rian Lee notched 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Kayla Schaefer added 12 points as Paynesville sailed past winless Benson.
Benson (0-4, 0-6) plays at Montevideo on Thursday, and Paynesville (2-1, 4-1) is at Sauk Centre on Friday.
Benson (0-4, 0-6) 5 14 - 19
Paynesville (2-1, 4-1) 24 26 - 50
Benson
7-37 FG; 4-20 FT; 10 fouls … Scoring: Krista Motzko 3, Amanda Nissen 3, Jessica Goff 5, Danielle Himley 1, Hannah Ricard 7 … 3-point shots: Motzko 1 … Rebound leader: Ricard 5 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a
Paynesville
22-69 FG; 3-4 FT; 16 fouls … Scoring: Rian Lee 15, Katelyn Spanier 1, Tayler Burg 4, Katelyn Dingmann 4, Rebecca Jimenez 2, Abbie Wuertz 8, Kayla Schaefer 12, Katelyn Hoeft 2, Madeliene Gray 2 … 3-point shots: Lee 1, Wuertz 2 … Rebound leader: Lee 14 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: Wuertz 4
Minnewaska 56, YME 53
Bayley Pooler scored 20 points and Ariel Ostrander scored 18 to lead the Lakers over the Sting in Glenwood on Tuesday.
The teams traded baskets almost throughout the second half, but Pooler knocked down a 3-point shot and Ostrander hit a layup in the final minute to help the Lakers ward off YME.
Makayla Dyrdahl scored 20 points and Jordan Hinz had 15 for the Sting.
The Lakers play host to Montevideo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
YME (2-2, 2-2) 23 30 - 53
Minnewaska (3-2, 3-3) 24 32 - 56
Yellow Medicine East
23-65 FG; 4-12 FT; 14 fouls … Scoring: Britanna Raddatz 4, Anna McCosh 3, Jordan Hinz 15, Makayla Dyrdahl 20, Chyanne Sand 9, Maggie Scheffler 2 … 3-point shots: Hinz 3 … Rebound leader: NA … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: NA
Minnewaska
23-55 FG; 6-13 FT; 13 fouls … Scoring: Makenzia Zemke 1, Bayley Pooler 20, Emme Middendorf 4, Ashley Blom 7, Abby VerSteeg 3, Ariel Ostrander 18, Taylor Amundson 3 … 3-point shots: Pooler 3, Blom 1 … Rebound leader: Ostrander 6, Middendorf 6 … Assist leader: Amundson 6, Pooler 4, VerSteeg 4 … Steal leader: Amundson 4, Pooler 3
BOLD 45, ACGC 41
Emily Gass and Ashley Schmitz both made two free throws in the game’s final minute to seal the BOLD win. The Warriors were up six late before the visiting Falcons got within two.
Whitney Haney made at trio of 3-pointers en route to scoring a team-high 13 points for BOLD, which finished 12-for-15 at the free-throw line.
Kaitlyn Moore had 14 points to pace ACGC.
ACGC (1-3, 1-4) 18 33 - 41
BOLD (2-2, 2-3) 18 37 - 45
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
19-58 FG; 1-2 FT; 17 fouls … Scoring: Maree Lee 4, Abbie Halvorson 6, Payton Wilner 5, Kaitlyn Moore 14, Kendra Miller 12 … 3-point shots: Miller 1, Wilner 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a
BOLD
16-35 FG; 12-15 FT; 12 fouls … Scoring: Emily Gass 6, Ashley Schmitz 8, Nichole Ziller 2, Taylor Sagedahl 5, Peyton Weis 6, Amanda Tersteeg 7, Whitney Haney 13 … 3-point shots: Haney 3 … Rebound leader: Haney 10 … Assist leader: Gass 3, Schmitz 3 … Steal leader: Schmitz 2, Ziller 2, Mariyah Stimpel 2
S. Centre 71, Melrose 34
Sauk Centre jumped out to a big first-half lead and kept up the scoring in the second, downing the Dutchmen in Sauk Centre on Tuesday.
Eleven Mainstreeters scored, led by Mauren Thiesen, who hit three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points.
Rebecca Weir recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Melrose (2-3, 3-3) 18 16 - 34
Sauk Centre (4-0, 5-1) 39 32 - 71
Melrose
14-39 FG; 4-5 FT; 14 fouls … Scoring: Gabbi Sawyer 17, Emily Goerdt 9, Taryn Van Heel 2, Delaney Anderson 2, Makayla Leraas 2, Jordan Thompson 2 … 3-point shots: Sawyer 2 … Rebound leader: NA … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: NA
Sauk Centre
28-77 FG; 9-14 FT; 12 fouls … Scoring: Madi Greenwaldt 7, Madison Moritz 4, Mauren Thiesen 17, Shania Baum 6, Taylor Borgerding 3, Maesyn Thiesen 8, Morgan Gamradt 4, Jill Klaphake 8, Jen Gieske 2, Jessica Rodenbiker 2, Rebecca Weir 10 … 3-point shots: Mauren Thiesen 3, Borgerding 1, Maesyn Thiesen 2 … Rebound leader: Weir 11 … Assist leader: Maesyn Thiesen 5 … Steal leader: Mauren Thiesen 3, Baum 3
MCA 79, Montevideo 63
Four players scored in double digits for the Tigers, who opened up a 51-18 halftime lead on Montevideo to run away with it early.
Lauren Reimers scored a game-high 19 points with one 3-pointer and five steals.
Becca Holland and Correy Hickman added 17 points each, and Tracy Meichsner scored 11 points with nine rebounds.
Lexi Quigley, Natalie Feldhake and Morgan Reidinger all scored 12 points for the T-Hawks.
Montevideo (1-3, 1-3) hosts Benson on Thursday, and MCA (3-1, 3-2) is at Melrose on Friday.
M/C-A (3-1, 3-2) 51 28 - 79
Montevideo (1-3, 1-3) 18 45 - 63
Morris/Chokio-Alberta
25-56 FG; 23-40 FT; 20 fouls … Scoring: Piper Gibson 3, Lauren Reimers 19, Becca Holland 17, Correy Hickman 17, Tracy Meichsner 11, Lacee Maanum 7, Kayla Pring 5 … 3-point shots: Holland 3, Hickman 2, Reimers 1 … Rebound leader: Meichsner 9 … Assist leader: Holland 7 … Steal leader: Reimers 5
Montevideo
20-53 FG; 21-28 FT; 25 fouls … Scoring: Abby Olson 11, Kailey Maroney 2, Nikki Erickson 6, Lexi Quigley 12, Natalie Feldhake 12, Morgan Reidinger 12, Erin Balken 4, Alexis Schmitz 4 … 3-point shots: Olson 1, Erickson 1 … Rebound leader: Quigley 5, Reidinger 5 … Assist leader: 4 with 2 … Steal leader: none
Camden
Daw.-Boyd 67, RCW 45
Justine Lee racked up 26 points and Kelly Husby double-doubled with 12 points and 11 rebounds to help the Blackjacks down RCW.
Alyssa Strand and Alisa Hill each scored 10 points, and Strand added three assists and five steals.
Mikayla Pharr’s 13 points and eight rebounds led the Jaguars (0-4, 0-6).
The Blackjacks (4-0, 4-1) play Thursday at home against Lac qui Parle Valley and RCW hosts MACCRAY on Thursday.
RCW (0-4, 0-6) 24 21 - 45
DB (4-0, 4-1) 38 29 - 67
Renville County West
19-51 FG; 2-3 FT; n/a fouls … Scoring: Carina Zaske 5, Steph Zaske 7, Salma Perez 12, Britney Marr 4, Steph Wersal 2, Cassidy Fransen 2, Mikayla Pharr 13 … 3-point shots: S. Zaske 1, Perez 4 … Rebound leader: Wersal 8, Pharr 8 … Assist leader: C. Zaske 8 … Steal leader: C. Zaske 2, S. Zaske 2
Dawson-Boyd
23-62 FG; 18-25 FT; 11 fouls … Scoring: Alyssa Strand 10, Justine Lee 26, Alisa Hill 10, Andrea Lee 7, Sydney Bartunek 2, Kelly Husby 12 … 3-point shots: J. Lee 2, Hill 1 … Rebound leader: A. Lee 13, Husby 11 … Assist leader: Strand 3 … Steal leader: Strand 5
LQPV 57, CMCS 39
LQPV stayed undefeated on the season with a road victory at Prinsburg on Tuesday.
Kelsea Lund and Kaitlin Connor scored 14 points each for the Eagles, with Connor grabbing seven rebounds and four steals.
Lexi Scott picked up a double-double for CMCS with 11 points and 15 boards.
LQPV (4-0, 4-0) plays at Dawson-Boyd on Thursday, and CMCS (2-2, 3-2) is at KMS on Friday.
LQPV (4-0, 4-0) 29 28 - 57
CMCS (2-2, 3-2) 22 17 - 39
Lac qui Parle Valley
20-55 FG; 11-19 FT; 16 fouls … Scoring: Kelsea Lund 14, Aundrea DuFrane 4, Haley Wollschlager 8, Alaysia Freetly 11, Kaitlin Connor 14, Kelsey Kuechenmeister 2, Taniah Tosel 4 … 3-point shots: Lund 2, Wollschlager 1, Freetly 1 … Rebound leader: Connor 7, Tosel 7 … Assist leader: Freetly 4 … Steal leader: Connor 4
Central Minnesota Christian
14-53 FG; 8-13 FT; 15 fouls … Scoring: Karisa Wubben 5, Kalley Schwitters 3, Erin Orred 7, Christine Mikelson 5, Lexi Scott 11, Abby Zwart 3, Kourtney TeBrake 3, Allison Bulthuis 2 … 3-point shots: Wubben 1, Zwart 1, TeBrake 1 … Rebound leader: Scott 15 … Assist leader: Wubben 2 … Steal leader: Wubben 2, Bulthuis 2
KMS 52, MACCRAY 44
KMS edged MACCRAY on Tuesday night 52-44.
The Fighting Saints had three players reach double digits in the scoring column.
Alicia Ervin had 12 points and five steals in the loss.
KMS will play Central Minnesota Christian on Friday at home, while MACCRAY will take on Renville County West on Thursday.
MACCRAY (1-5, 0-4) 16 28 - 44
KMS (2-4, 2-2) 29 23 - 52
MACCRAY
12-47 FG; 17-30 FT; 22 fouls … Scoring: Ashley Dirksen 4, Allie Siverhus 10, Mallory Van Klompenburg 1, Jen Aviles 3, Ellie Thein 1, Alicia Ervin 12, Emily Wrede 5, Annie Sandry 8 … 3-point shots: Three at 1 … Rebound leader: Becka Kimpling and Ervin 5 … Assist leader: none … Steal leader: Ervin 5
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
20-55 FG; 10-21 FT; 21 fouls … Scoring: Elizabeth Wilts 3, Allie Krieger 5, Samantha Gjerde 2, Ashley Just 13, Andrea Olson 6, Kalli Forsell 12, Kallie Anderson 11 … 3-point shots: Krieger and Olson 1 … Rebound leader: Allie Krieger 9 … Assist leader: Krieger and Gjerde 3 … Steal leader: Just 4
Non-Conference
B-E 51, Hancock 42
The visiting Chargers defeated Hancock 51-42 on Tuesday night. Emily Friedrich had 20 points to power Brandon-Evansville. The Owls fell behind by 16 in the first half.
After intermission, they made up some ground but not enough to get the victory. B-E was able to hold Hancock to 29 percent shooting.
In the loss, Kassandra Algarate poured in 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Owls. Another non-conference game will be upcoming for Hancock as they take on Ashby on Friday night.
B-E (3-2, 1-1) 29 22 - 51
Hancock (1-3, 1-1) 13 29 - 42
Brandon-Evansville
19-51 FG; 11-16 FT; 13 fouls … Scoring: Emily Friedrich 20, Kylee Hansen 10, Katie Kokett 9, Carrigan Okerlund 7, Elizabeth Vinson 3, Mariah Hansen 2 … 3-point shots: Vinson and Kokett 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a… Steal leader:n/a
Hancock
16-55 FG; 8-13 FT; 18 fouls … Scoring: Lexi Steege 12, Kassandra Algarate 12, Claire Hanson 6, Tess Steiner 6, Kayla Crowell 6 … 3-point shots: Steege and Algarate 1 … Rebound leader: Algarate 10 … Assist leader: Algarate 6 … Steal leader: Stegge 5
W-M 80, Litchfield 60
Litchfield lost by 20 as it fell at Watertown 80-60.
Kirstin Klitzke poured in a game high 33 points for the Royals. Hannah Norlin had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Dragons.
Litchfield will look to get back on track as it will play a home game against Morris/Chokio-Alberta next Monday.
Litchfield (3-3, 0-0) 31 29 - 60
W-M (5-1, 0-0) 41 39 - 80
Litchfield
25-53 FG; 8-17 FT; 9 fouls … Scoring: Kyndra Beavers 12, Hannah Norlin 18, Mariah Hoff 9, Breanna Sittig 7, Macy Huhner 9, Hallie Euerle 3, Savanna Pater 2 … 3-point shots: Hoff and Huhner 1 … Rebound leader: Norlin 10 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a
Watertown-Mayer
36-76 FG; 3-4 FT; 16 fouls … Scoring: Kirstin Klitzke 33, Claire Killian 23, Allie Anderson 6, Sarah Zuelzke 5, Anna Barfknecht 5, Victoria Lynch 4, Ashley Wiswell 2, Lydia Fails 2 … 3-point shots: Klitzke 3 … Rebound leader: Killian 13 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a

 

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