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Prep Basketball: Big second half lifts Willmar over Sartell

WILLMAR -- The Willmar girls basketball team inched closer to Central Lakes Conference perfection Friday with a 69-50 victory against Sartell. Willmar led by just three points at halftime but outscored their visitors by 13 points in the second ha...

WILLMAR - The Willmar girls basketball team inched closer to Central Lakes Conference perfection Friday with a 69-50 victory against Sartell.

Willmar led by just three points at halftime but outscored their visitors by 13 points in the second half to run away with a victory, stretching their lead to as much as 22 points before settling at 19.

Mackenzie Jones excelled with a strong all-around game, scoring a game-high 16 points for the Cardinals with five rebounds to boot. Carly Wedel neared double-double territory, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds while teammate Abby Berskow facilitated with ease, scoring nine points with six assists.

Quite simply, the Cardinals won the game in the paint, hauling in 36 rebounds to Sartell's 13. Of those 36 boards, 13 came on the offensive end for Willmar, including four by Wedel, who also had three blocks.

Willmar will take the weekend off before another home game Tuesday in which they'll host Hutchinson for a non-conference battle.

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Willmar 69,

Sartell 50

Sartell (5-12) 30 20 - 50

Willmar (14-2) 33 36 - 69

SARTELL - Scoring: Megan Driste 3, Emily Driste 14, Gretta Mahowald 8, Aubri Akervik 5, Sydney Lund 3, Adyn Larson 8, Courtney Snoberger 9 ... 3-point shots: M Driste 1, Lund 1, Larson 2 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

WILLMAR - Scoring: Abby Berskow 9, Kayla Carlson 2, Amanda Mathiasen 2, Katelyn Murphy 5, Mackenzie Jones 16, Sadie Raitz 7, Madi Linbo 8, Carly Wedel 11, Ashley Prahl 9 ... 3-point shots: Berskow 1, Murphy 1, Jones 3, Wedel 1, Prahl 2 ... Rebound leader: Wedel 9, Murphy 7 ... Assist leader: Berskow 6 ... Steal leader: Raitz 2

BBE 59,

Holdingford 54

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Propelled by a big night from Macie Kirckof, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa held off Holdingford for a 59-54 Central Minnesota Conference win on Friday night.

Kirckof had a Jaguar-best 29 points along with seven rebounds and four steals. Brittany Berge was on the verge of a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.

BBE (13-4) 31 28 - 59

Holdingford (8-9) 23 31 - 54

BBE - Scoring: Grace Illies 8, Cassandra Tensen 6, Jenna Dingmann 5, Macie Kirckof 29, Brittany Berge 9, Allisa Knight 2 ... 3-point shots: Illies 1, Berge 3 ... Rebound leader: Berge 8, Kirckof 7 ... Assist leader: Tensen 5 ... Steal leader: Dingmann 5, Kirckof 4

HOLDINGFORD - Stats not provided

Underwood 56,

Hancock 44

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Hancock dropped to 3-5 against Section 6A opponents after taking a 56-44 loss to Underwood on Friday.

The loss came despite a 15-point effort from Rylee Hanson. Alexis Staples added 10 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Owls.

Hancock (6-8) 22 22 - 44

Underwood (14-2) 29 27 - 56

HANCOCK - Scoring: Rylee Hanson 15, Alexis Staples 10, Carlee Hanson 7, Jenna Kannegiesser 6, Lindsey Mattson, Taylor Wilson 2, Morgan Kisgen 2 ... 3-point shots: Kannegiesser 2, C Hanson 1 ... Rebound leader: Tori Pahl 9, Staples 6 ... Assist leader: Staples 4 ... Steal leader: C Hanson 2

UNDERWOOD - Scoring: Kayla Rocholl 16, Brooke Hovland 18, Ceri Meech 5, Brianna Evavold 11, Ally Johnson 6 ... 3-point shots: Rocholl 3, Hovland 3 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

BLHS 60,

Sleepy Eye 45

Maddy Wulkan paced Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart with 21 points to guide her Mustangs past Sleepy Eye.

Sara Kottke added 20 points and nine rebounds to complement Wulkan's strong shooting night in which she knocked down five triples.

Sleepy Eye (5-12) 20 25 - 45

BLHS (7-9) 31 29 - 60

SLEEPY EYE - Stats not provided

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Maddy Wulkan 21, Sara Kottke 20, Chloe Ufkes 8, Rachel Dean 7, Jessica Novotny 2, Alyssa Petersen 2 ... 3-point shots: Wulkan 5, Ufkes 1 ... Rebound leader: Kottke 9 ... Assist leader: Wulkan 3, Kottke 3, Petersen 3 ... Steal leader: Ufkes 3

Benson 40,

Osakis 31

Benson won a defensive battle with Osakis behind a 23-point night from Claire Ricard.

Ricard also hauled in a team-high 12 rebounds with three assists and four steals. For Osakis, Tianna Stanek led with 13 points and 12 boards.

Osakis (2-15) 11 20 - 31

Benson (5-13) 16 24 - 40

OSAKIS - Scoring: Alexis Johanson 9, Lauren Scherr 3, Tianna Stanek 13, Madisen Johanson 6 ... 3-point shots: A Johanson 3, Scherr 1 ... Rebound leader: Stanek 12 ... Assist leader: Three players with one ... Steal leader: A Johanson 3

BENSON - Scoring: Kaitlyn Berreau 7, Abbie Mitteness 6, Claire Ricard 23, Hannah Andrews 2, Abby Lundebrek 2 ... 3-point shots: Berreau 1 ... Rebound leader: Ricard 12, Lundebrek 9 ... Assist leader: Ricard 3 ... Steal leader: Mitteness 4, Ricard 4

Lakeview 67,

D-B 50

Lakeview held off a comeback effort by Dawson-Boyd Friday night, utilizing a 16-point night from Kaitlynn Bot to top their Camden Conference rivals.

Alex Sather led all scorers with 21 points for the Blackjacks, adding five steals and three assists to the cause.

Bot, meanwhile, hauled in 10 rebounds with four steals while teammate Savannah Rausch logged a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

D-B (3-11) 23 27 - 50

Lakeview (10-5) 40 27 - 67

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Megan Mamer 8, Amelia Olson 3, Jenna Wyum 8, Olivia Stratmoen 4, Alex Sather 21, Avery Bartunek 6 ... 3-point shots: Olson 1, Wyum 2, Sather 2 ... Rebound leader: Mary Bothun 7 ... Assist leader: Sather 3 ... Steal leader: Sather 5, Bartunek 3

LAKEVIEW - Scoring: Alexis Lienemann 7, Kiana Imes 4, Savanna Louwagie 8, Aubrey Kaczmarek 10, Sierra Plotz 8, Payton Timm 1, Savannah Rausch 13, Kaitlynn Bot 16 ... 3-point shots: Louwagie 2 ... Rebound leader: Rausch 12, Bot 10 ... Assist leader: Plotz 3 ... Steal leader: Bot 4

KMS 56,

Canby 35

KMS opened up Friday's game with a 37-19 first half and rolled to a Camden Conference victory against Canby behind three double-digit scorers.

Katie Krieger and Maret Gjerde each scored 17 points and Madison Rohner added 14 of her own to the cause with nine rebounds. Gjerde was clinical from deep, hitting five 3-pointers.

KMS (9-9) 37 19 - 56

Canby (5-12) 19 16 - 35

KMS - Scoring: Katie Krieger 17, Mallory Rudningen 6, Maret Gjerde 17, Madison Rohner 14, Kourtni Strandberg 2 ... 3-point shots: Krieger 1, Gjerde 5 ... Rebound leader: Rohner 9 ... Assist leader: Gjerde 4, Krieger 3, Morgan Lesteberg 3 ... Steal leader: Krieger 4

CANBY - Scoring: Sarah Hansen 8, Morgan Cleveland 3, Hannah Jelen 8, Kayelee Johnson 4, Marissa Hansen 5, Brooke Nelson 2, Kortni Arndt 1, Ryann Hansen 4 ... 3-point shots: Cleveland 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

LQPV 62,

YME 45

Lac qui Parle Valley slowed down a strong Yellow Medicine East team Friday night with a well-balanced attack. Haley Wollschlager and Grace Hegland each scored 15 points for the Eagles and Lindsay Kranz added 13 points.

Mackenzie Dyrdahl led the way for the Sting with 12 points.

LQPV plays host to RCW at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

LQPV (14-2) 26 36 - 62

YME (9-4) 18 27 - 45

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Haley Wollschlager 15, Macie Lund 2, Isabel Schirm 5, Alex Stitt 2, Grace Hegland 15, Lindsay Kranz 13, Regan Johnson 2, Sidney Gerdes 8 ... 3-point shots: Wollschlager 3, Schirm 1, Gerdes 2 ... Rebound leader: Hegland 14, Wollschlager 6, Schirm 6 ... Assist leader: Wollschlager 6, Lund 4, Hegland 4 ... Steal leader: Hegland 5, Wollschlager 4

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Madison Hinz 11, Samantha Anderson 5, Lauren McCosh 7, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 12, Meeghen Dahlager 4, Hannah Gullickson 6 ... 3-point shots: Hinz 1, McCosh 1 ... Rebound leader: Anderson 6 ... Assist leader: Dahlager 5 ... Steal leader: Dahlager 6

Minneota 76,

MACCRAY 35

Minneota remained undefeated with a resounding win against MACCRAY, spoiling a strong night by Piper Asche.

Asche finished with a game-high 21 points for the Wolverines but the Vikings excelled all-around, with 18 points from Abby Hennen and Morgan Hennen each. Lydia Sussner also added 15 points.

MACCRAY (7-9) 14 21 - 35

Minneota (16-0) 43 33 - 76

MACCRAY - Scoring: Piper Asche 21, Danni Burns 3, Kylee Kimpling 3, Sage Mecker 3, Anna Moreno 3, Gabby Randt 2 ... 3-point shots: Asche 2, Burns 1, Moreno 1 ... Rebound leader: Asche 5 ... Assist leader: Kate Hultgren 3, Ella Bourne 3 ... Steal leader: NA

MINNEOTA - Scoring: Audra Buysse 2, Lizzy Gillingham 6, Abby Hennen 18, Morgan Hennen 18, Morgan Kockelman 9, Mariah Muhl 1, Natalee Rolbiecki 2, Abby Rost 5, Lydia Sussner 15 ... 3-point shots: A Hennen 3, M Hennen 2, Kockelman 1, A Rost 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Boys Basketball

Willmar 84,

RV 65

Nine Willmar players scored in a non-conference win over Redwood Valley on Friday in Redwood Falls.

Drey Dirksen scored 23 points and had seven rebounds, Jake Evans scored 16 points and Ty Roelofs finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Willmar (7-8) 39 45 - 84

RV (8-6) 28 37 - 65

WILLMAR - Scoring: Ismail Kadir 2, Adnan Muhumed 10, Ty Roelofs 14, Jake Evans 16, Jacob Rosendahl 2, Drey Dirksen 23, Ryan Slette 10, Hamza Mohamed 2, Jack Jeffords 5 ... 3-point shots: Muhumed 1, Evans 2, Dirksen 3, Slette 2 ... Rebound leader: Roelofs 7, Dirksen 7, Slette 6, Muhumed 5 ... Assist leader: Roelofs 6, Dirksen 2, Slette 2, Mohamed 2 ... Steal leader: Roelofs 1, Evans 1, Slette 1, Mohamed 1

REDWOOD VALLEY - Scoring: Bryant Haas 10, Brennan Sander 2, Connor Josephson 11, Cole Woodford 9, Bronson Smith 11, Kyle Huhnerkoch 12, Collin Wells 2, Carter Guetter 4, Carson Woodford 4 ... 3-point shots: Cole Woodford 1, Huhnerkoch 2 ... Rebound leader: Josephson 8 ... Assist leader: Josephson 1, Cole Woodford 1 ... Steal leader: Haas 1

Hancock 69,

LQPV 57

Hancock's Bennett Nienhaus hit six 3-points shots and finished with 25 points as Hancock defeated Lac qui Parle Valley on Friday.

The Owls' Peyton Rohloff notched a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Connor Reese had 12 points, seven boards and four assists.

LQPV's Maverick Conn scored 15 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and had six assists.

LQPV (9-7) 34 23 - 57

Hancock (11-3) 35 34 - 69

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Maverick Conn 15, Caden Bjornjeld 9, Austin Bonn 10, Mason Clark 8, Thomas Daniels 8, Evan Hegland 3, Eean Allpress 2, Tucker Droogsma 2 ... 3-point shots: Clark 2, Bonn 2, Bjornjeld 1 ... Rebound leader: Conn 17 ... Assist leader: Conn 6, Daniels 3 ... Steal leader: Conn 2

HANCOCK - Scoring: Bennett Nienhaus 25, Peyton Rohloff 15, Connor Reese 12, Daniel Milander 9, Cole Reese 8, Preston Rohloff 2 ... 3-point shots: Nienhaus 6, Milander 3 ... Rebound leader: Peyton Rohloff 10, Connor Reese 7 ... Assist leader: Cole Reese 9, Connor Reese 5, Milander 4 ... Steal leader: Milander 4

BOLD 88,

Benson 35

Gavin Vosika and Jordan Sagedahl controlled the pace of Friday's game from the jump, guiding the Warriors to their 17th win this season.

Vosika led all players with 25 points and added seven rebounds with six assists and five steals to complete a four-by-five. Sagedahl, meanwhile, scored 18 points with seven rebounds and seven assists.

Benson (4-12) 24 11 - 35

BOLD (17-0) 45 43 - 88

BENSON - Scoring: Matt Goossen 8, Cole Hedman 2, Ben Peterson 6, Eric Hoium 3, Will Enderson 5, Hunter Gonnerman 6, Matt Ebnet 3, Devon Liles 2 ... 3-point shots: B Peterson 2, Hoium 1, Enderson 1, Ebnet 1 ... Rebound leader: Enderson 6 ... Assist leader: Three with 1 ... Steal leader: Four with 1

BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 15, Gavin Vosika 25, Blake Plass 4, Jordan Sagedahl 18, trenton Ziesmer 2, Andrew Sheehan 3, Carter Henry 7, Mathew Moorse 8, Tony Mack 3, Max Marks 3 ... 3-point shots: D Sagedahl 5, G Vosika 2 J Sagedahl 1, Mack 1, Marks 1 ... Rebound leader: G Vosika 7, J Sagedahl 7 ... Assist leader: J Sagedahl 7, G Vosika 6 ... Steal leader: G Vosika 5

Minnewaska 42,

Montevideo 37

Trailing 26-21 at halftime, Shawn Carsten and the rest of the Minnewaska squad found new life in the second half to come away with a 42-37 West Central Conference win over Montevideo on Friday.

Carsten scored 13 of his Laker-best 15 points, followed by eight points from teammate Luke Barkeim.

Cole Sandven had a double-double for the Thunder Hawks with 10 points and 11 rebounds while Sam Olson led the team with 11 points.

Minnewaska (10-6) 21 22 - 42

Montevideo (1-13) 26 11 - 37

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Shawn Carsten 15, Luke Barkeim 8, Aaron Ver Steeg 6, Ryan Amundson 5, Grant Jensen 4, Jack Blevins 4 ... 3-point shots: Amundson 1, Ver Steeg 1, Barkeim 1, Carsten 1 ... Rebound leader: Carsten 5 ... Assist leader: Amundson 3 ... Steal leader: Amundson 3

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Sam Olson 11, Cole Sandven 10, Jackson Snell 6, Christian Riley 5, Bradyn Schultz 3, Trent Dreyer 2 ... 3-point shots: Olson 1, Riley 1 ... Rebound leader: Sandven 11 ... Assist leader: Snell 3 ... Steal leader: Adam Root 2

Morris/CA 64,

Sauk Centre 47

Cam Arndt had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists and Jackson Loge had 15 point and 10 boards as Morris/Chokio-Alberta downed Sauk Centre in a West Central Conference game on Friday in Sauk Centre.

MCA's Zach Hughes scored 10 points and Jaret Johnson had eight.

Morris/CA (8-7) 31 33 - 64

Sauk Centre (6-9) 26 21 - 47

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Joseph Kleinwolterink 2, Zach Hughes 10, Cam Arndt 20, Cameron Koebernick 3, Jackson Loge 15, Durgin Decker 6, Jaret Johnson 8 ... 3-point shots: Hughes 1, Arndt 2, Koebernick 1, Decker 2, Johnson 2 ... Rebound leader: Arndt 12, Loge 10 ... Assist leader: Arndt 4 ... Steal leader: Arndt 2, Johnson 2

SAUK CENTRE - Scoring: Steven Namvar 6, Logan Suelflow 10, Casey Schirmers 14, Jacob Jennissen 17 ... 3-point shots: Schirmers 4 ... Rebound leader: Jennissen 14, Schirmers 9 ... Assist leader: Four with 1 ... Steal leader: Namvar 5, Suelflow 4

RCW 72,

RTR 63

Renville County West secured its sixth straight victory on the road Friday, beating Camden Conference foe Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 72-63.

Riley Ashburn was the Jaguars' top scorer with 30 points while also grabbing 13 rebounds and knocking loose three steals. Justin Schrupp wasn't far behind with 28 points, nine rebounds and a team-high five assists.

RCW (11-5) 36 36 - 72

RTR (11-4) 36 27 - 63

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Riley Ashburn 30, Justin Schrupp 28, Jamie Castillo 4, Jaden Kolker 3, Tyler Rice 3, Connor Aalderks 2, Zach Rice 2 ... 3-point shots: Schrupp 3 ... Rebound leader: Ashburn 13, Schrupp 9, Rice 7 ... Assist leader: Schrupp 5, Aalderks 3 ... Steal leader: Ashburn 3, Rice 3

RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON - Stats not provided

MACCRAY 91,

SESM 71

A non-conference game went MACCRAY's way on Friday as the Wolverines notched a road win over Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, 91-71.

Trenten Cavaness led MACCRAY with 19 points and eight rebounds, followed by a 17-point, eight-assist effort from Brady Kienitz. Thomas Kirking tallied 17 points and five steals while Blake Wadsworth (16) and Kelby Jaenisch (10) also ended the night in double digits.

MACCRAY (7-10) 41 50 - 91

SESM (3-13) 38 33 - 71

MACCRAY - Scoring: Tommy Hoekstra 2, Brady Kienitz 17, Will Asche 4, Thomas Kirking 17, Blake Wadsworth 16, Brooks Asche 2, Kelby Jaenisch 10, Ole Sandry 4, Trenten Cavaness 19 ... 3-point shots: Kienitz 3, Kirking 2, Wadsworth 1, Jaenisch 1, Cavaness 2 ... Rebound leader: Cavaness 8 ... Assist leader: Kienitz 8 ... Steal leader: Kirking 5

SESM - Stats not provided

Sleepy Eye 72,

BLHS 47

Sleepy Eye prevailed in a Tomahawk Conference game on Friday. No details about the game were provided by the Tribune's press time.

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