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LQPV girls win Camden championship

TRACY -- The Lac qui Parle Valley girls basketball team claimed its second-straight overall Camden Conference title with a 49-41 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Monday.

TRACY - The Lac qui Parle Valley girls basketball team claimed its second-straight overall Camden Conference title with a 49-41 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Monday.

LQPV, the Camden North champion, trailed by a point at 37-36 with about four minutes to play. But the Eagles raced off on a 10-0 burst to lead by nine with 90 seconds left.

Senior point guard Kelsea Lund played a big part of that rally, hitting clutch 3-pointers down the stretch. She finished the game with 23 points to lead all scorers.

"The way she scored tonight, it wasn't a forced 23," said LQPV head coach John Nolte. "It was patient. She allowed the team to create some open looks for her and she created some for herself as well. She's put in a lot of time and a lot of hard work. When you get in to crunch time, you earn those moments."

LQPV, which lost to TMB 59-58 in a Jan. 12 game in Tracy, improved to 24-3 while TMB lost only its second game and is 24-2 overall. The Panthers had won 23-straight games since losing to Hayfield in their second game of the season on Dec. 2.

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Nolte said the team's previous experience with the Panthers allowed for a more familiar matchup in the regular season finale.

"We were a little more aware of their strengths and weaknesses," Nolte said. "We wanted to make them play to their weaknesses. They are a very good inside team but they don't shoot very well from outside. So we tried to make them beat us from the outside. Kaylee Kirk is a fantastic player for them and we had Haley (Wollschlager) on her, she did a great job holding Kirk to 10 points. That's a big accomplishment."

Wollschlager helped captain a defense that held the Panthers to only 13 second-half points.

In last year's Camden championship game, LQPV won 52-50 in overtime.

The Eagles now ready for what they hope is a long playoff run in the Section 3A tournament and beyond. LQPV will carry a eight-game win streak into the tournament, where they will start their trek as the two-seed behind Minneota Saturday in Montevideo against the winner of Thursday's game between Russell-Tyler-Ruthton and Dawson-Boyd.

LQPV 49, TMB 41

LQPV (24-3) 23 26 - 49

TMB (24-2) 28 13 - 41

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VISITOR - Scoring: Haley Wollschlager 2, Kelsea Lund 23, Grace Hegland 7, Lindsay Kranz 10, Sidney Gerdes 3, Katlyn Gades 4 ... 3-point shots: Lund 4, Gerdes 1 ... Rebound leader: Hegland 9, Wollschlager 6, Kranz 5 ... Assist leader: Wollschalger 5, Gerdes 4 ... Steal leader: Gerdes 3

TRACY-MILROY-BALATON - Scoring: Cassidy Smith 6, Kaylee Kirk 10, Sidney Karbo 8, Sydney Lanoue 8, Evy Dolan 4, Laura Karkle 2, Alecia Christian 1, Sam Evereth 4 ... 3-point shots: Karbo 2 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

KMS 53, CMCS 49

Katie Krieger played a big game and KMS defeated Central Minnesota Christian School on Monday in Kerkhoven.

Krieger finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals. The Saints' Madison Rohner had 10 points and seven rebounds and Morgan Lesteberg had eight points, six rebounds and seven assists.

CMCS' Elli Stoel had 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Ellie Greenwaldt and Katelyn Bulthuis both scored 12 points.

CMCS (5-18) 26 23 - 49

KMS (6-20) 28 25 - 53

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CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Scoring: Reegan Duininck 3, Elli Stoel 14, Ellie Greenwaldt 12, Colette Duininck 8, Katelyn Bulthuis 12 ... 3-point shots: Stoel 2, C Duininck 2 ... Rebound leader: Stoel 16 ... Assist leader: R Duininck 3, C Duininck 3, Bulthuis 3 ... Steal leader: R Duininck 4

KMS - Scoring: Katie Krieger 13, Mallory Rudningen 8, Morgan Lesteberg 8, Madison Rohner 10, Kortni Strandberg 4, Maret Gjerde 6, Dacotah Rohner 4 ... 3-point shots: Krieger 2, Lesteberg 2, Gjerde 1 ... Rebound leader: Krieger 10, M Rohner 7, Lesteberg 6 ... Assist leader: Lesteberg 7, Krieger 5 ... Steal leader: Krieger 3

Boys Basketball

YME 60, Montevideo 46

Yellow Medicine East used a dominant first half to carry the Sting to victory Monday night against Montevideo.

Carter Sneller scored 21 points for the Sting to lead all scorers and Jackson Snell finished with a team-high 18 points for Montevideo.

Montevideo (3-18) 19 27 - 46

YME (4-17) 33 27 - 60

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Jackson Snell 18, Isaac Hoogeveen 11, Adam Root 8, Cole Sandven 5, Henry Strunc 2, Blaine Sederstrom 1, Josh Kinman 1 ... 3-point shots: none ... Rebound leader: Sandven 7, Hoogeveen 7 ... Assist leader: Sandven 2 ... Steal leader: Sederstrom 3

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Nicky Lindstrom 8, Cole Richter 2, Bennett Knapper 6, Carter Sneller 21, Ethan Peterson 5, Jahrell Ischmon 6, Trent Skjefte 7, Dalton Anderson 5 ... 3-point shots: Knapper 2, Sneller 2, Skjefte 1 ... Rebound leader: Anderson 6 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Three players with one

Sisseton 56, Morris/CA 52

Jaret Johnson finished with 19 points and seven rebounds but Morris/Chokio-Alberta fell to Sisseton on Monday in Sisseton.

MCA's Cam Arndt had 15 points and nine rebounds.

Morris/CA (10-13) 25 27 - 52

Sisseton 25 31 - 56

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Cam Arndt 15, Connor Koebernick 7, Jackson Loge 7, Chandler Voel 4, Jaret Johnson 19 ... 3-point shots: Arndt 3, Koebernick 1, Johnson 2 ... Rebound leader: Johnson 7, Arndt 9, Loge 6 ... Assist leader: Kyle Staebler 4 ... Steal leader: Tate Nelson 3, Johnson 2

SISSETON - Stats not provided

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