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High School Roundup: Montevideo sophomore reaches milestone in 79-67 girls basketball win over Yellow Medicine East

Avery Koenen scores her 1,000 career point while dropping in 30 for the Thunder Hawks in their victory over the Sting. In another game, Central Minnesota Christian beats Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City and the Eden Valley-Watkins boys basketball team beats Montevideo.

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GRANITE FALLS — Nearly hitting the 50-point mark in the first half, Montevideo’s offense shined in a 79-67 non-conference girls basketball win over Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday night.

Thunder Hawks sophomore Avery Koenen passed 1,000 career points after dropping a game-high 30 points. She also had eight rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks.

Three other Montevideo players — Livia Gades (15), Hailey Dirksen (13) and Tenley Epema (11) — finished in double figures. The Thunder Hawks also hit 13 3-pointers, with Gades drilling five shots from the perimeter.

Photo Gallery: Minnewaska Lakers at Montevideo Thunder Hawks

Ruby Bones paced the Sting with 17 points along with four assists. Stella Schuler (16), Hannah Stark (14), Madelynn Luft (10) and Shelby Mortenson (10) all scored in double figures, with Mortenson also ripping down eight rebounds and blocking four shots.

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Montevideo is scheduled to close out the regular season Friday at Melrose. YME finishes regular-season play against Dawson-Boyd at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Granite Falls.

Montevideo 79,
YME 67

Montevideo (13-4) 47 32 — 79
YME (2-15) 28 39 — 67
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Livia Gades 15, Teagan Epema 2, Tenley Epema 11, Avery Koenen 30, Keely Foley 8, Hailey Dirksen 13 … 3-point shots: Gades 5, Ten. Epema 1, Koenen 2, Foley 2, Dirksen 3 … Rebound leader: Koenen 8 … Assist leader: Ten. Epema 3, Koenen 3, Dirksen 3 … Steal leader: Ten. Epema 2 ... Block leader: Koenen 2
YME - Scoring: Ruby Bones 17, Stella Schuler 16, Madelynn Luft 10, Hannah Stark 14, Brylea Ruff 2, Shelby Mortenson 10 … 3-point shots: Bones 2, Schuler 4, Stark 3 … Rebound leader: Mortenson 8 … Assist leader: Bones 4 … Steal leader: Ruff 2 ... Block leader: Mortenson 4, Gracie Kleven 3

CMCS 56,
ACGC 19

Nine players scored for Central Minnesota Central during its win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Prinsburg.

Coco Duininck led the Bluejays with 16 points, seven assists and six steals. Nyssa Vogel and Molly Mulder added 10 and nine points, respectively.

CMCS plays Lakeview on Friday in Prinsburg in the regular-season finale. ACGC faces Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Grove City, then plays at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Royalton.

ACGC (0-15) 4 15 — 19
CMCS (10-7) 32 24 — 56
ACGC - Stats not available
CMCS - Scoring: C.C. Roiseland 1, Reagan Swart 2, Avery Duininck 2, Maaike Duininck 5, Emma Roiseland 5, Molly Mulder 9, Lauren Taatjes 6, Coco Duininck 16, Nyssa Vogel 10 … 3-point shots: Vogel 1 … Rebound leader: M. Duininck 6, Mulder 6 … Assist leader: Co. Duininck 7 … Steal leader: Co. Duininck 6 ... Block leader: N/A

Boys Basketball
EV-W 62,
Montevideo 42

Montevideo trailed 37-20 at halftime of its loss against Eden Valley-Watkins in a non-conference game from Eden Valley.

Kaden Boike led the Thunder Hawks with eight points and four assists. Colby Buseman added six points, six rebounds, three blocks and a pair of steals.

Montevideo is host to Redwood Valley at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Montevideo (5-10) 20 22 — 42
EV-W (14-2) 37 25 — 62
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Kaden Boike 8, Andrew Vanbinsbergen 7, Colby Buseman 6, Hunter Strand 6, Bradyn Schultz 5, Landon Stock 4, Justin Collins 4, Cole Augeson 2 … 3-point shots: Buseman 2, Strand 2, Schultz 1 … Rebound leader: Buseman 6 … Assist leader: Boike 4 … Steal leader: Buseman 2, Schultz 2 ... Block leader: Buseman 3
EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS - Stats not available

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