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Girls Basketball Roundup: Cards scrap past Eagles, 55-32; Otters are next

Willmar plays hard in victory at Apollo and in preparation for No. 8 Fergus Falls on Monday night. Other area winners include: Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg over Yellow Medicine East, Minneota over Dawson-Boyd, Eden Valley-Watkins over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Montevideo over Paynesville and Redwood Valley over Minnewaska.

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ST. CLOUD — The Willmar girls basketball team grinded out a 55-32 victory over St. Cloud Apollo on Saturday.

The victory improved Willmar’s record to 11-2 in the Central Lakes Conference and 12-3 overall.

“We played really well (Saturday) other than finishing around the hoop,” Willmar head coach Dustin Carlson said. “We couldn’t buy any buckets today, but our girls kept scrapping it out. Looking forward to Monday’s battle up at Fergus.”

Willmar plays at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Fergus Falls. The Otters are 8-2 in the CLC and 12-3 overall. They’ve won nine in a row and beat Willmar 63-55 Jan. 26 at the Big Red Gym. Fergus Falls is ranked eighth in the state in Class AA.

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Central Lakes
Willmar 55,
St. Cloud Apollo 32

Willmar (12-3) 25 30 — 55
St. Cloud Apollo (1-13) 17 15 — 32
WILLMAR - Scoring: Sam Christoffer 10, Ellary Lange 8, Zoe Schroeder 4, Mackenzie Jones 10, Callie Slagter 3, Jaida Reiman 10, Ella Shinn 8, Adia Laidlaw 2 … 3-point shots: Reiman 1 … Rebound leader: Christoffer 8, Reiman 6 … Assist leader: Six with 1 … Steal leader: Jones 7, Slagter 3, Shinn 3 ... Block leader: Christoffer 1, Lange 1, Jones 1
ST. CLOUD APOLLO - Scoring: Hansen 6, McGaughy 15, Anderson 5, Freeman 6 … 3-point shots: McGaughy 2… Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Camden
KMS 59,
YME 54

Maret Gjerde poured in 26 points to lead Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to the victory over Yellow Medicine East in Kerkhoven.

Shelby Mortensonhad 24 points, 11 rebounds and four steals to lead Yellow Medicine East.

KMS plays the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Dawson. YME plays host to Monteivdeo at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday in Granite Falls.

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YME (2-13) 26 28 — 54
KMS (4-11) 31 28 — 59
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Ruby Bones 8, Stella Schuler 7, Madelynn Luft 5, Hannah Stark 7, Brylea Ruff 3, Shelby Mortenson 24 … 3-point shots: Schuler 2, Stark 1 … Rebound leader: Mortenson 11 … Assist leader: Schuler 2, Ruff 2 … Steal leader: Mortenson 4, Schuler 3 ... Block leader: Bones 2
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Grace Collins 5, Maret Gjerde 26, Julia Carlson 9, Josie Gjerde 8, Lauren Krieger 3, Hayley Demuth 8 … 3-point shots: Collins 1, M. Gjerde 7, Carlson 1, Demuth 2 … Rebound leader: Krieger 10, J. Gjerde 7, M. Gjerde 6 … Assist leader: J. Gjerde 5 … Steal leader: J. Gjerde 2, Krieger 2 ... Block leader: M. Gjerde 1, Carlson 1, Krieger 1

Minneota 88,
Dawson-Boyd 16

Top-ranked Minneota got 24 points from Abby Hennen and 20 from Natalee Rolbiecki to beat host Dawson-Boyd.

Ten plays scored for the Vikings.

Allison Estling led the Blackjacks with seven points.

Minneota (15-0) 56 32 — 88
Dawson-Boyd (1-14) 6 10 — 16
MINNEOTA - Scoring: Grace Hennen 5, McKenzie Tolk 7, Natalee Rolbiecki 20, Abby Hennen 24, McKenna Yost 8, Abby Rost 8, Kennedi Jurrens 6, Megan Krog 2, Jeren Rost 2, Morgan Moorse 6 … 3-point shots: Hennen 3 … Rebound leader: A. Rost 7, A. Hennen 7 … Assist leader: Yost 5, A. Rost 5 … Steal leader: A. Hennen 7 ... Block leader: N/A
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Ella Johnson 3, Kate Dahl 2, Allison Estling 7, Laney Bartunek 4 … 3-point shots: Johnson 1, Estling 1… Rebound leader: Rachael Lund 3, Johnson 3 … Assist leader: Chelsie Husby 1, Johnson 1 … Steal leader: Four with 1 ... Block leader: Dahl 1

Central Minnesota
EV-W 72,
ACGC 22

Eden Valley-Watkins improved to 8-6 with the home victory over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

EV-W is in third place in the Central Minnesota Conference tih a 7-4 record behind Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (11-0 in the CMC, 14-1 overall) and Holdingford (11-2, 11-4).

ACGC fell to 0-13 in the CMC and 0-14 overall. The Falcons are scheduled to play Central Minnesota Christian at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday in Prinsburg.

Non-conference
Montevideo 63,
Paynesville 42

Montevideo got up big by halftime and cruised to the victory over Paynesville.

The Thunder Hawks led 36-14 at halftime.

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Montevideo (6-3 West Central, 11-4 overall) plays Minnewaska on Monday in Montevideo.

Paynesville (5-8 Central Minnesota, 5-10 overall) plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday against Minnewaska in Glenwood.

Paynesville (5-10) 14 28 — 42
Montevideo (11-4) 36 27 — 63

Redwood Valley 55,
Minnewaska 50

Haley Garman and Sydney Sommers each had 15 points and Aubree Hicks had 11 to lead Redwood Valley to the victory over Minnewaska in Glenwood.

Garman also had 14 rebounds.

Maddie Thorfinnson had 22 points and Makenna Panitzke added 11 points and six rebounds for the Lakers.

Redwood Valley (9-6) 23 32 — 55
Minnewaska (5-10) 13 37 — 50
REDWOOD VALLEY - Scoring: Hannah Schjenken 7, A.J. Guggisberg 5, Kate Ahrens 2, Aubree Hicks 11, Sydney Sommers 15, Haley Garman 15 … 3-point shots: Schjenken 1, Guggisberg 1, Sommers 2 … Rebound leader: Garman 14 … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Makena Panitzke 11, Maddie Thorfinnson 22, Addy Randt 7, Isabella Ortendahl 3, Annika Randt 7 … 3-point shots: Panitzke 1, Thorfinnson 1, Ad. Randt 1, An. Randt 1 … Rebound leader: Panitzke 6, Ortendahl 6 … Assist leader: Thorfinnson 2, Ad. Randt 2 … Steal leader: Panitzke 3 ... Block leader: Thorfinnson 1

Late Friday
Osakis 48,
Morris/CA 46 (OT)

Osakis prevailed in overtime to beat visiting Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

Maddy Grove led the Tigers with 12 points and LaRe Kram had 10 points and four steals. Sydney Dietz had 10 rebounds and six points.

Morris/CA is scheduled to play Benson on Thursday in Morris.

Morris/CA (4-12) 18 22 6 — 46
Osakis (8-6) 21 19 8 — 48
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Maddy Grove 12, LaRae Kram 10, Meredith Carrington 9, Sydney Dietz 6, Emma Bowman 4, Cate Kehoe 3, Shannon Dougherty 2 … 3-point shots: Grove 1, Carrington 1, Kehoe 1 … Rebound leader: Dietz 10, Bowman 7, Kehoe 7 … Assist leader: Bowman 5 … Steal leader: Kram 4, Carrington 3, Bowman 3 ... Block leader: Grove 2, Dietz 2
OSAKIS - Stats not available

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