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High School Boys Basketball: Minnewaska Lakers do it again to the BOLD Warriors

Read how Minnewaska needed to OT to top Warriors, 62-59

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Minnewaska senior Peyton Johnsrud elevates to block a layup attempt from BOLD senior guard Braeden Tersteeg during Tuesday's West Central Conference game from Bird Island. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
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BIRD ISLAND — In its game against the top-ranked team in Class A last season, the Minnewaska boys basketball team built up a 15-point halftime advantage on the road before holding on late to hand BOLD its first loss of the season.

Entering Tuesday’s rematch, BOLD was ranked fifth while Minnewaska was ranked 12th in Class AA.

In a bit of a role reversal, it was the Lakers who recovered from a halftime deficit. Minnewaska trailed by nine at the break before ralling to collect a 62-59 overtime victory over the Warriors during a West Central Conference game from BOLD Elementary School.

Lakers senior post Brady Hoffman scored six of his team-high 22 points in the extra period. Draining six 3-pointers, senior guard Drew Sagedahl led all players with 34 points. He also had six points in overtime.

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BOLD senior guard Drew Sagedahl scores on an uncontested look at the basket during Tuesday's West Central Conference game against Minnewaska from Bird Island. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

Slicing the Minnewaska defense with a variety of backdoor cuts, the home team went up 18-8 before Lakers head coach Phil Johnsrud called a timeout with 9 minutes, 29 second remaining at the half.

The visitors responded with a 12-2 surge capped by a wide-open Hoffman basket inside to tie the game at 20-20. After being limited to one field goal in a six-minute span, BOLD bursted back in front with an 11-2 run.

Sagedahl posted 18 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer five feet behind the line at the buzzer as the hosts went into the locker room up 31-22.

While the star guard continuing his scoring barrage in the second half, Minnewaska limited the rest of his teammates. Warriors junior guard/forward Cole Visser had all seven of his points in the second half and was the team’s second-leading scorer. Aside from Sagedahl and Visser, the rest of the team combined to put up five points in the second half and overtime.

Peyton Johnsrud had 10 of his 12 points in the second half.

BOLD plays Friday at Sauk Centre. Minnewaska is host to Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Friday.

High School Basketball: Minnewaska Lakers at BOLD Warriors

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West Central
Minnewaska 62,
BOLD 59 (OT)

Minnewaska (1-1) 22 31 9 — 62
BOLD (0-1) 31 22 6 — 59
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Peyton Johnsrud 12, Mitchell Gruber 3, Jace Lindemann 2, Sam Hested 9, Damon Uhde 3, Aaron Ver Steeg 7, Hunter Kostelecky 4, Brady Hoffman 22 … 3-point shots: Johnsrud 2, Gruber 1, Hested 1, Uhde 1, Kostelecky 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 34, Braeden Tersteeg 5, Avery Herdina 2, Aiden Elfering 2, Ethan Sullivan 5, Cole Visser 7, Max Marks 4 … 3-point shots: Sagedahl 6, Tersteeg 1, Sullivan 1, Visser 1 … Rebound leader: Sagedahl 7 … Assist leader: Tersteeg 9 … Steal leader: Sagedahl 2 ... Block leader: Elfering 1, Visser 1

Morris/CA 49,
Sauk Centre 22

Jackson Loge had 21 points, eight rebounds and five blocks to lead Morris/Chokio-Alberta to a convincing victory at Sauk Centre.

Thomas Tiernan added 12 points for the Tigers, who next play at 6 p.m. Friday at Minnewaska.

Morris/CA (2-0) 26 23 — 49
Sauk Centre (0-2) 12 10 — 22
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Durgin Decker 1, Cole Wente 2, Brandon Jergenson 7, Thomas Tiernan 12, Riley Reimers 1, Jackson Loge 21, Toby Gonnerman 1, Sam Kleinwolterink 2, Evan Oberg 2 … 3-point shots: Jergenson 1, Tiernan 2, Loge 2 … Rebound leader: Decker 9 … Assist leader: Loge 3 … Steal leader: Hondo Luna 1, Jergenson 1, Loge 1 ... Block leader: Loge 5
SAUK CENTRE - Stats not available

Central Lakes
Willmar 58,
Sauk Rapids 56

Nine Willmar players entered the scoring column as the Cardinals picked up a home victory over Sauk Rapids.

Alex Schramm nailed four 3-pointers and produced a team-high 14 points. In his season debut, Chase Dirksen had 11 points and six rebounds. Cayden Hansen chipped in seven points and a Cards-best eight rebounds.

Elijah Moilanen and Ethan Opsahl each had 16 points for the Storm.

Willmar plays at 7:15 p.m. Friday at St. Cloud Apollo.

Sauk Rapids (1-1) 27 29 — 56
Willmar (2-0) 35 23 — 58
SAUK RAPIDS - Scoring: Dominic Mathies 8, Elijah Moilanen 16, Ethan Opsahl 16, Alexander Harren 3, Andrew Harren 5, Carter Loesch 8 … 3-point shots: Mathies 1, Opsahl 2, Al. Harren 1, An. Harren 1 … Rebound leaders: An. Harren 8, Moilanen 5, Loesch 5 … Assist leaders: Moilanen 2, Loesch 2 … Steal leaders: Opsahl 4, Mathies 3 ... Block leader: Opsahl 2
WILLMAR - Scoring: Hunter Magnuson 1, Jacob Rosendahl 9, Cayden Hansen 7, Chase Dirksen 11, Alex Schramm 14, Blake Schoolmeester 6, Sam Raitz 6, Ross Minnick 2, Aaron Watland 2 … 3-point shots: Rosendahl 1, Schramm 1, Schoolmeester 2 … Rebound leaders: Hansen 8, Dirksen 6, Rosendahl 5 … Assist leaders: Hansen 4, Rosendahl 3 … Steal leader: Rosendahl 1, Dirksen 1 ... Block leader: Minnick 1, Watland 1

Wright County
Litchfield 61,
Hutchinson 57

Litchfield, which trailed at one point by 22 points, overcame a 40-21 halftime deficit to nip visiting Hutchinson.

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“They (the Tigers) just made a lot of threes,” Litchfield head coach Matt Draeger said. “They shot the ball really and we obviously didn’t shoot the ball well.
“In the second half, we kept them out of transition and Tyson (Michels) finished the deal for us.”

Michels finished with 19 points and seven rebounds. Avery Liestman had 24 points and seven rebounds for the Dragons.

Zachary Kuseske had 18 points to lead Hutchinson.

Hutchinson (0-1) 40 17 — 57
Litchfield (1-0) 21 40 — 61
HUTCHINSON - Scoring: Zachary Kuseske 18, Devon Verhasselt 2, Carson Hutton 3, Billy Marquardt 3, Sam Starke 6, Brayden Johnson 8, Colin Nagel 4, Sam Rensch 11, Aaron Elliott 2 … 3-point shots: Kuseske 4-9, Hutton 1-2, Marquardt 1-2, Starke 2-7, Rensch 1-5 … Rebound leader: Kuseske 4, Verhasselt 4 … Assist leader: Starke 3 … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Ben Alsleben 3, Tyson Michels 19, Avery Liestman 24, Beau Weseloh 8, Dom Dietel 5, Christian Kelsey 2 … 3-point shots: Alsleben 1-4, Liestman 4-9, Weseloh 1-3 … Rebound leader: Michels 7, Liestman 6, Dietel 7 … Assist leader: Michels 3 … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Camden
CMCS 86,
Canby 45

Central Minnesota Christian had five players score in double figures in its victory over Canby at Prinsburg.

Ethan Bulthuis and Case Mulder each had 18 points. Blake Greenwaldt (16), Ben Van Eps (15) and Caleb Vander Beek (14) also had big scoring nights for the Bluejays.

CMCS hits the road to play Lakeview at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Cottonwood.

Canby (0-2) 24 22 — 46
CMCS (2-0) 51 35 — 86
CANBY - Stats not available
CMCS - Scoring: Ethan Bulthuis 18, Case Mulder 18, Mason Groen 2, Jeremy Brown 1, Blake Greenwaldt 16, Ben Van Eps 15, Caleb Vander Beek 14, Josh Nelson 2 … 3-point shots: Bulthuis 3-6, Greenwaldt 4-7, Van Eps 1 … Rebound leaders: Mulder 5, Groen 6, Vander Beek 5 … Assist leaders: Van Eps 6, Mulder 5, Bulthuis 4 … Steal leaders: Van Eps 2, Mulder 2 ... Block leader: Groen 2

RCW 63,
Lakeview 38

Renville County West turned a 27-26 halftime lead into an easy win over Lakeview at Renville.

Riley Ashburn had 29 points, 15 rebounds and three assists to lead the Jaguars.

RCW plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

Lakeview (0-2) 26 12 — 38
RCW (2-0) 27 36 — 63
LAKEVIEW - Scoring: Isaackson 4, Louwagie 2, Fenske 21, marczak 5, Mulder 2, Lienemann 4… 3-point shots: Fenske 3 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
RCW - Scoring: Brandon Hoberg 12, AJ Gasca 3, Riley Ashburn 29, Tyler Froland 8, Nathan Schmidt 7, Jaden Serbus 4 … 3-point shots: Gasca 1-1 … Rebound leader: Ashburn 15, Froland 12, Serbus 6 … Assist leader: Schmidt 4, Ashburn 3 … Steal leader: Schrupp 3 ... Block leader: Serbus 3

LQPV 88,
RTR 61

Kaiden Allpress and Maverick Conn each had 26 points to lead Lac qui Parle Valley to the victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at Madison.

Conn reached the 1,000-point mark on a second-half layup.

Aidan Wichmann had 26 points to lead RTR.

LQPV plays Friday at Minneota.

RTR (1-1) 33 28 — 61
LQPV (2-0) 50 38 — 88
RTR - Scoring: Aidan Wichmann 26, Tucker Haroldson 2, Jonah Christenson 11, Camden Hansen 2, Dylan Anderson 9, Hayden Gravley 9, Logan Lamote 2 … 3-point shots: Wichmann 5, Gravely 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
LQPV - Scoring: Landon Schirm 6, Mykey Elias 5, Kaiden Allpress 26, Evan Hegland 7, TJ Mitchell 3, Hunter Conn 13, Darrick Molden 2, Maverick Conn 26 … 3-point shots: Allpress 6, M. Conn 1, hegland 1, Elias 1, Mitchell 1 … Rebound leader: H. Conn 11 … Assist leader: Schirm 7 … Steal leaders: Schirm 4, M. Conn 3 ... Block leader: Molden 2

Minneota 50,
KMS 40

Minneota overcame a 25-20 halftime deficit to beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven.

AJ Josephson led the Vikings with 13 points.

Isaac Rudningen had 13 points for the Fighting Saints.

KMS plays Friday at Yellow Medicine East.

Minneota (2-0) 20 30 — 50
KMS (0-2) 25 15 — 40
MINNEOTA - Scoring: Cale Sorenson 7, Bishop Drietz 3, Jacob Hennen 10, Jacob Citterman 11, Al Myhre 6, AJ Josephson 13 … 3-point shots: Sorenson 1, Drietz 1, Hennen 2, Citterman 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
KMS - Scoring: Isaac Rudningen 13, Isaac Call 8, Jared Cortez 5, Gavin Thorson 3, Gage Thorson 9, Drew Johnson 2 … 3-point shots: Cortez 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

TMB 73,
MACCRAY 52

MACCRAY fell to 0-2 this season following a home loss to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Clara City.

Trenton Cavaness and Gavin Husman each poured in 17 points for the Wolverines. Cavaness added 10 rebounds and three steals.

MACCRAY plays Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tyler.

TMB (2-0) 38 35 — 73
MACCRAY (0-2) 25 27 — 52
TMB - Stats not available
MACCRAY - Scoring: Brady Kienitz 9, Will Asche 1, Gavin Husman 17, Tommy Hoekstra 3, Brooks Asche 5, Trenten Cavaness 17 … 3-point shots: Kienitz 1, Husman 1, Hoekstra 1, B. Asche 1, Cavaness 17 … Rebound leader: Cavaness 10 … Assist leader: Kienitz 5 … Steal leader: Cavaness 3 ... Block leader: Kienitz 1, B. Asche 1

D-B 65, YME 24

Gauge Liebl, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound forward who averaged 7.7 points per game last season, pumped in 28 points to lead Dawson-Boyd past Yellow Medicine East at Dawson.

Keegon Wicht had 12 points, four steals and four assists and Micah Olson contributed 11 points for D-B.

The Blackjacks play at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Canby. The Sting are host to Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Friday in Granite Falls.

YME (0-2) 15 9 — 24
D-B (1-1) 37 28 — 65
YME - Scoring: Kyle Chase 6, Cody Dahlager 8, Caleb Jans 2, Clarke 1, Preston Berends 5, Tony Berthelson 2 … 3-point shots: Chase 2-6, Berends 1-2 … Rebound leader: Jans 5 … Assist leaders: Dahlager 2, Anderson 2 … Steal leader: Silas Whitebuffalo 1 ... Block leader: none
D-B - Scoring: Aiden Swenson 2, Zeke Sather 2, Micah Olson 11, Collin Swedzinski 2, Gauge Liebl 28, Jordan Hastad 2, Levi Olson 2, Keegon Wicht 12, Hunter Martinson 4 … 3-point shots: Liebl 3-6 … Rebound leader: Liebl 8 … Assist leader: Wicht 4 … Steal leader: Wicht 4 ... Block leader: none

Non-Conference
EV-W 60,
NLS 37

Josh Streit scored 17 points to lead Eden Valley-Watkins past New London-Spicer at Eden Valley.

Bryson Christensen led NLS with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocked shots.

NLS is host to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

NLS (1-1) 13 24 — 37
EV-W (2-1) 30 30 — 60
NLS - Scoring: Aeden Andresen 4, Bryson Christensen 10, Peyton Coahran 5, Tyler Danielson 1, Wolzen Holland 1, Grant Paffrath 3, Kaleb Smith 2, Levi Streich 7, Jaden Zylstra 4 … 3-point shots: Christensen 2, Coahran 1, Paffrath 1, Streich 1 … Rebound leader: Christensen 5, Streich 5 … Assist leader: Andresen 2, Christensen 2 … Steal leader: Andresen 2, Christensen 2 ... Block leader: Christensen 3
EV-W - Scoring: Mike Bautch 3, Myles Dziengel 4, Billy Fish 5, Jared Geislinger 10, Alex Haag 12, MaKeullen Kleist 1, Caden Neiman 4, Ben Ruhland 2, Noah Stommes 2, Josh Streit 17 … 3-point shots: Bautch 1, Haag 4, Neiman 1, Streit 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
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