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Girls Basketball Roundup: Hancock handles MACCRAY for Case IH title

Staples paces Owls with 14 points in 64-24 win

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BENSON — Hancock’s heavy first half offense played a key role in MACCRAY falling 64-24 in the Case IH tournament championship.

The Owls seemingly found its scoring early, taking a 41-11 lead into halftime.

Despite not having another 40-point half in the second, Hancock outscored MACCRAY 23-13 to take the 40-point victory.

The Wolverines’ Ella Bourne and the Owls’ Kaitlyn Staples were the leading scorers with both scoring 14 points. Bourne scored three 3-pointers in the game, Staples recorded four.

MACCRAY (3-2) plays next against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Tuesday in Clara City.

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Non-Conference

Hancock 64,
MACCRAY 24

Hancock (2-0) 41 23 — 64
MACCRAY (3-2) 11 13 — 24
HANCOCK - Scoring: Kaitlyn Staples 14, Isabel Rose 2, Karleigh Rohloff 13, Tori Pahl 10, Misti Zempel 5, Carlee Hanson 11, Brooke Ver Steeg 9 … 3-point shots: Staples 3, Ver Steeg 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
MACCRAY - Scoring: Alexis Noble 1, Ella Bourne 14, Elsie Sumner 2, Brynn Lozinski 3, Gabby Randt 4 … 3-point shots: Bourne 4 … Rebound leader: Sumner 6, Randt 5 … Assist leader: Annie Bourne 3 … Steal leader: Three with 1 ... Block leader: None

Browerville 64,
Benson 33

Browerville won the third-place game of the Case IH tournament, beating host Benson .

The Tigers took a 35-13 lead over the Braves heading into halftime.

Following the break, Browerville continued to add onto its lead by out-scoring Benson 29-20 to take the 31-point victory.

Browerville’s Alya Abrahamson was the game’s leading scorer with 18 points.

The Braves’ top scorers were Mya Kurkosky and Marley Rush with eight apiece.

Benson (1-2) plays Minnewaska Friday in Benson.

Browerville (2-1) 35 29 — 64
Benson (1-2) 13 20 — 33
BROWERVILLE - Scoring: Lily Puck 5, Ava Lorentz 2, Alya Abrahamson 18, Lauren Schnettler 9, Abby Marxer 2, Anna Myers 12, Chloe Lorentz 5, Madison Wendel 2, Jalynn Dreher 3, Ella Cuchna 2, Madeline Irsfeld 4 … 3-point shots: Puck 1, Abrahamson 2, Dreher 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
BENSON - Scoring: Kaida Helgenset 4, Mya Kurkosky 8, Adysen Himley 4, Jordan Schmidt 2, Madilyn Wrobleski 4, Kaylin Grube 3, Marley Rush 8 … 3-point shots: Grube 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

BOLD 59,
CMCS 49

BOLD earned a 10-point road win over Central Minnesota Christian at Olivia.

The Warriors’ Mari Ryberg finished as the team’s leading scorer with 19.

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BOLD took a 31-21 lead into the halftime break. Both teams scored 28 in the second half for the Warriors to take the 10-point win.

Despite the loss, Bluejays’ Coco Duininck finished as the game’s leading scorer with 22 points.

BOLD (2-2) heads to Montevideo on Friday. CMCS (0-2) will host Lac qui Parle Valley on Tuesday.

CMCS (0-2) 21 28 — 49
BOLD (2-2) 31 28 — 59
CMCS - Scoring: Sienna Duininck 2, Molly Mulder 19, Lauren Taatjes 6, Coco Duininck 22 … 3-point shots: C. Duininck 2 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

BOLD - Scoring: Mari Ryberg 19, Lidia Plass 11, Leslie Snow 9, Abby Meyers 9, Lainey Braulick 6, Kenzie Visser 3, Lily Dean 2 … 3-point shots: n/a … Rebound leader: Snow 9, Visser 8, Meyers 7 … Assist leader: Dean 3, Ryberg 3 … Steal leader: Ryberg 3 ... Block leader: Meyers 3

Matthew Curry is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune.
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