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Prep Basketball: BOLD turns up the pace

BIRD ISLAND -- BOLD rolled to 3-0 in the young season with a convincing 79-61 victory against Morris/Chokio-Alberta Friday night. BOLD started slow but turned up the pace and pressure midway through the first half with overwhelming success. The W...

BOLD's Jordan Sagedahl and Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Jackson Loge battle for position and look for a rebound in Friday's game in Bird Island/ Jake Schultz / Tribune
BOLD's Jordan Sagedahl and Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Jackson Loge battle for position and look for a rebound in Friday's game in Bird Island/ Jake Schultz / Tribune

BIRD ISLAND - BOLD rolled to 3-0 in the young season with a convincing 79-61 victory against Morris/Chokio-Alberta Friday night.

BOLD started slow but turned up the pace and pressure midway through the first half with overwhelming success. The Warriors led 42-33 at halftime and won the second half as well with a 37-28 scoreline.

Gavin Vosika had his fingerprints all over the game, racking up 19 points with seven rebounds, eight assists and three steals, shooting 56 percent from the field. The Warriors excelled throughout the lineup, though, with double-digit scoring performances by Carter Henry, Drew Sagedahl and Jordan Sagedahl.

Henry proved to be efficient on the offensive side of the ball in his low-post battle with Morris/CA's Jackson Loge. Henry finished with 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting but it was Loge who took home the big numbers for the Tigers. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a game-high 29 points and gobbled up 14 rebounds while going 14-for-20 from the floor.

Loge played a big part in winning the rebounding battle 28-26 but Jordan Sagedahl did plenty to help BOLD's cause on the glass. He finished with a team-high 11 boards and five steals while also adding 13 points. His brother, Drew, knocked down five 3-pointers on seven attempts for his 17 points.

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BOLD 79,

Morris/CA 61

Morris/CA (1-2) 33 28 - 61

BOLD (3-0) 42 37 - 79

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Mace Yellow 2, Jaden maanum 8, Zach Hughes 7, Camden Arndt 4, Jackson Loge 29, Jaret Johnson 11 ... 3-point shots: Hughes 1, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: Loge 14, Johnson 6, Maanum 5 ... Assist leader: Hughes 6 ... Steal leader: Maanum 1, Arndt 1, Loge 1

BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 17, Gavin Vosika 19, Jordan Sagedahl 13, Trenton Ziesmer 3, Carter Henry 19, Mathew Moorse 8 ... 3-point shots: D. Sagedahl 5, G. Vosika 1, J. Sagedahl 1, Ziesmer 1 ... Rebound leader: J. Sagedahl 11, G. Vosika 7 ... Assist leader: G. Vosika 8, Moorse 6, J. Sagedahl 5 ... Steal leader: J. Sagedahl 5, G. Vosika 3

Paynesville 71, Benson 56

Paynesville turned a close game at halftime into a big win against Benson Friday night behind Caden Spanier's 15 points.

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The Bulldogs scored 45 points in the second half and Corbin Froelich joined in on the scoring effort with 14 of his own. He also led the team with seven boards.

Paynesville (2-1) 26 45 - 71

Benson (1-2) 25 31 - 56

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Caden Spanier 15, Grady Fuchs 9, Preston Carlson 3, Levi Bast 6, Sam Oehrlein 10, Corbin Froelich 14, Brendan Uhlenkamp 11, Evan Hess 3 ... 3-point shots: Spanier 2, Fuchs 1, Carlson 1, Oehrlein 1, Froelich 2, Hess 1 ... Rebound leader: Froelich 7, Uhlenkamp 6 ... Assist leader: Fuchs 2, Carlson 2 ... Steal leader: Oehrlein 4, Fuchs 3

BENSON - Scoring: Austin Ose 7, Matt Goossen 7, Cole Hedman 15, Eric Hoium 4, Will Enderson 9, Abe Peterson 4, Hunter Gonnerman 2, Matt Ebnet 2, Devon Liles 6 ... 3-point shots: Goossen 1, Enderson 1 ... Rebound leader: Enderson 8, Hoium 5, Liles 5 ... Assist leader: Ose 1, Goossen 1, Hoium 1, Peterson 1, Jonas Habben 1 ... Steal leader: Peterson 5

Litchfield 62,

EVW 53

Alex Gruenke had 23 points and five steals and Owen Boerema had 19 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals as Litchfield overcame a half-time deficit to down Eden Valley-Watkins on Friday.

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Litchfield's Logan Graphenteen, Tyson Michels, Joe Pennertz and Jake Schneider all scored five points.xxx

EVW (0-2) 30 23 - 53

Litchfield (2-0) 27 35 - 62

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS - Scoring: Kobe Beattie 5, Gavin Klocker 2, Luke Jansen 12, Joshua Streit 16, Justin Streit 6, Mitchell Utecht 8, Adam Stommes 4 ... 3-point shots: Beattie 1, Jansen 2, Joshua Streit 1, Utecht 2 ... Rebound leader: Joshua Streit 5 ... Assist leader: Joshua Streit 2 ... Steal leader: Joshua Streit 3

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Alex Gruenke 23, Tyson Michels 5, Owen Boerema 19, Logan Graphenteen 5, Joe Pennertz 5, Jake Schneider 5 ... 3-point shots: Gruenke 3, Michels 1, Boerema 1, Graphenteen 1 ... Rebound leader: Boerema 5 ... Assist leader: Boerema 5 ... Steal leader: Gruenke 5, Boerema 4

Minnewaska 58,

Sauk Centre 54

Minnewaska built a six-point lead at the break and held off Sauk Centre for a West Central Conference win on Friday in Sauk Centre.

Minnewaska's Grant Jensen scored 20 points, Ryan Amundson had nine points and Luke Barkeim and Shawn Carsten both scored eight points.

Barkeim also had a team-high nine rebounds, five assists and six steals.

Minnewaska (2-0) 26 32 - 58

Sauk Centre (0-2) 20 34 - 54

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Peyton Johnsrud 6, Jack Blevins 7, Grant Jensen 20, Ryan Amundson 9, Luke Barkeim 8, Shawn Carsten 8 ... 3-point shots: Johnsrud 2, Blevins 1, Barkeim 1, Carsten 1 ... Rebound leader: Barkeim 9, Carsten 5, Jensen 5 ... Assist leader: Barkeim 5 ... Steal leader: Barkeim 6, Jensen 3

SAUK CENTRE - Scoring: Steven Namvar 5, Logan Suelflow 3, Casey Schirmers 26, Jackson Berscheid 8, Jacob Jennissen 12 ... 3-point shots: Suelflow 1, Schirmers 4, Berscheid 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Melrose 70,

Montevideo 64

Montevideo hung with Melrose in a West Central Conference game on Friday in Montevideo.

The Thunder Hawks' Christian Riley scored 25 points and had six rebounds, and Jackson Snell and Adam Root both scored 14. Sam Olson scored nine points.

The T-Hawks play at MACCRAY at 7:30 p.m. today in Clara City.

Melrose (2-0) 41 29 - 70

Montevideo (0-3) 35 29 - 64

MELROSE - Stats not provided

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Christian Riley 25, Jackson Snell 14, Adam Root 14, Sam Olson 9, Cole Sandven 2 ... 3-point shots: Riley 5, Root 3, Olson 3, Snell 2 ... Rebound leader: Riley 6, Sandven 5, Trent Dreyer 3 ... Assist leader: Root 4, Riley 3 ... Steal leader: Riley 1, Olson 1

BBE 67,

Swanville 30

BBE's Evan Wiener scored 15 points and had eight rebounds and three assists as the Jaguars opened the season with a convincing road win on Friday night.

The Jags' Dylan Meyer had 13 points and five steals and Jackson Peter had eight points, six rebounds and six assists.

BBE (1-0) 37 30 - 67

Swanville (0-3) 10 20 - 30

BBE - Scoring: Blake Goodall 2, Dylan Meyer 13, Ben Boie 2, Abe Peter 2, Jackson Peter 8, Ashton Dingmann 11, Evan Wiener 15, Gavin Kampsen 2, Will VanBeck 8, Ryan Schwinghammer 4 ... 3-point shots: Meyer 2, J. Peter 2, Dingmann 1, Wiener 2, VanBeck 2 ... Rebound leader: Wiener 8, J. Peter 6 ... Assist leader: J. Peter 6, Wiener 3 ... Steal leader: Meyer 5, Kampsen 3

SWANVILLE - Scoring: Haden Chuba 2, Austin Lemke 14, Nathan Lambrecht 2, Jackson Thieschafer 8, Austin Allen 4 ... 3-point shots: Lemke 4, Thieschafer 1, Allen 1 ... Rebound leader: Allen 6, Lemke 6 ... Assist leader: Allen 6 ... Steal leader: Lambrecht 2, Thieschafer 2

MACCRAY 83, CMCS 61

Brady Kienitz and Thomas Kirking both topped 20 points as MACCRAY improved to 3-0 with a Camden Conference victory over Central Minnesota Christian School on Friday in Prinsburg.

Kienitz hit six 3-pointers and 27 points and Kirking hit five 3s and finished with 22 points. Kienitz also had six assists and three steals.

The Wolverines' Blake Wadsworth had 12 points and Trenten Cavaness led the team with 10 rebounds.

MACCRAY (3-0) 49 34 - 83

CMCS (1-2) 36 25 - 61

MACCRAY - Scoring: Tommy Hoekstra 3, Brady Kienitz 27, Will Asche 4, Thomas Kirking 22, Blake Wadsworth 12, Kelby Jaenisch 7, Ole Sandry 2, Trenten Cavaness 6 ... 3-point shots: Hoekstra 1, Kienitz 6, Kirking 5, Wadsworth 1, Jaenisch 2, Cavaness 1 ... Rebound leader: Cavaness 10 ... Assist leader: Kienitz 6 ... Steal leader: Kienitz 3

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Jonny Bloomquist 3, Case Mulder 2, Blake Greenwaldt 13, Austin TeBrake 16, Sam Mellema 2, Peter Martin 16, Eddie Mulder 2, Ben Van Eps 2, Caleb Vander Beek 5 ... 3-point shots: Bloomquist 1, Greenwaldt 3, TeBrake 1, Martin 4 ... Rebound leader: TeBrake 6 ... Assist leader: TeBrake 3 ... Steal leader: TeBrake 3, Marcus 3

KMS 60, D-B 56

Outshooting Dawson-Boyd 10-3 from 3-point range, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg overcame a five-point halftime deficit to secure a 60-56 Camden Conference victory at Dawson-Boyd on Friday.

Alex Call hit four 3-pointers for the Fighting Saints, finishing with 12 points. Weston Gjerde came up with 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Isaac Call and Regan Carlson both chipped in with 11 points.

Bentley Boike had a Blackjack-best 12 points while Zach Durfee had 11. Colton Husby came up two rebounds short of a double-double with 10 points and eight boards, and Romell Horton finished with eight points, three assists and three steals.

KMS (2-0) 26 34 - 60

D-B (1-1) 31 25 - 56

KMS - Scoring: Alex Call 12, Isaac Call 11, Weston Gjerde 12, Regan Carlson 11, Ethan Hauge 11, Titian Norton 3 ... 3-point shots: A. Call 4, I. Call 1, Gjerde 2, Carlson 3 ... Rebound leader: Gjerde 8, Hauge 6 ... Assist leader: Hauge 7, Gjerde 4 ... Steal leader: Gjerde 3

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Colton Husby 10, Romell Horton 8, Keaton Schuelke 3, Josh Anyasike 8, Zach Durfee 11, Jake Lee 4, Bentley Boike 12 ... 3-point shots: Horton 2, Schuelke 1 ... Rebound leader: Husby 8 ... Assist leader: Horton 3 ... Steal leader: Horton 3

LQPV 96, RCW 68

Lac qui Parle Valley looked unstoppable Friday night, scoring 96 points in a big win against Renville County West.

Caden Bjornjeld led the Eagles with 22 points and he had four teammates join him with double digit scoring totals.

Justin Schrupp led the game, however, with 31 points for the Jaguars.

LQPV will hit the road for a noon game Saturday in Ellsworth.

At Ellsworth tomorrow noon.

RCW (0-1) 37 31 - 68

LQPV (2-1) 53 43 - 96

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Jaime Castillo 2, Andy Villareal 2, Connor Alderks 2, Riley Ashburn 18, Justin Schrupp 31, Brendan Alstead-Nelson 1, Tyler Rice 6, Jaden Kolker 6 ... 3-point shots: Schrupp 5 ... Rebound leader: xxx ... Assist leader: xxx ... Steal leader: xxx

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Mason Clark 6, Austin Bonn 19, Caden Bjornjeld 22, Eean Allpress 8, Evan Heglund 14, Tucker Droogsma 4, Thomas Daniels 13, Maverick Conn 10 ... 3-point shots: Bjornjeld 4, Bonn 3, Clark 2, Heglund 2, Daniels 1 ... Rebound leader: Daniels 11, Conn 7 ... Assist leader: Bonn 11 ... Steal leader: Bonn 3, Allpress 3

Canby 65, YME 40

Tyler Sayre scored 18 points, Carter Wente scored 12 and Will Varcoe had 11 in Canby's Camden Conference win over Yellow Medicine East on Friday in Granite Falls.

Carter Sneller and Jahrell Ishmon led the Sting with 12 points apiece.

Canby (1-1) 33 32 - 65

YME (0-2) 20 20 - 40

CANBY - Scoring: Riley Kockelman 6, Tyler Sayre 18, Anon Millner 1, Will Varcoe 11, Ethan Thovson 5, Nolan Harding 4, Matt Groen 6, Jordan Ries 1, Dylan Bruns 1, Carter Wente 12 ... 3-point shots: Sayre 3, Varcoe 3 ... Rebound leader: Wente 6, Groen 5 ... Assist leader: Sayre 6, Ries 4 ... Steal leader: Kockelman 4, Varcoe 3

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Bennett Knapper 6, Carter Sneller 12, Angel Jimenez 2, Jahrell Ishmon 12, Dalton Anderson 4, Keaton Anderson 4 ... 3-point shots: Knapper 2, Sneller 1 ... Rebound leader: Ishmon 4, D Anderson 4 ... Assist leader: Sneller 4 ... Steal leader: Ishmon 4

Hancock 91,

WHN 65

Bennett Nienhaus scored 24 points, Cole Reese scored 22 and Peyton Rohloff had 17, pacing four Owls in double figures in a win over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross on Friday in Hancock.

Rohloff also had 14 rebounds, Reese had eight assists and five steals.

Preston Rohloff scored 11 points and had four rebounds, and Daniel Milander had four points, nine assists and four steals.

WHN (0-2) 30 35 - 65

Hancock (2-0) 35 56 - 91

WHEATON/HERMAN-NORCROSS - Scoring: Matthew Thielen 30, Nick Lupkes 10, Hunter Johnson 9, Zach Stueve 6, Christian Krump 5, Dylan Bainbridge 3, Connor Zych 2 ... 3-point shots: Thielen 6, Lupkes 3, Johnson 1, Krump 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

HANCOCK - Scoring: Bennett Nienhaus 24, Cole Reese 22, Peyton Rohloff 17, Preston Rohloff 11, Brandon Kellenberger 5, Daniel Milander 4, John Kellenberger 2, Harrison Zeltwanger 2, Montana Molden 2, Tanner Pahl 2 ... 3-point shots: Nienhaus 4, Reese 2, Milander 1, Preston Rohloff 1 ... Rebound leader: Peyton Rohloff 14, Pahl 6 ... Assist leader: Milander 9, Reese 8, Nienhaus 4, Preston Rohloff 4 ... Steal leader: Reese 5, Milander 4

Girls Basketball

Willmar 61, Sartell 23

Willmar's Central Lakes Conference opener was a rousing success as the Cardinals conquered Sartell 61-23 on the road Friday night.

Already up 29-13 at halftime, the fourth-ranked (Class AAA) Cardinals continued to up the intensity and held the Sabres to 10 second-half points.

"We really turned up the defensive pressure," said Willmar head coach Dustin Carlson. "I thought the girls played much stronger offensively in the second half as well. All the conditioning is paying off."

Carly Wedel had a Cardinal-best 13 points to go with five rebounds, and Hannah Johnson netted 12 points along with eight assists and five steals. Abby Berskow also made an impact on the defensive end with three steals.

Sartell's top scorer was Aubri Akervik with seven points.

The Cardinals are off until Dec. 15 where they will host seventh-ranked (AAA) Waseca.

Willmar (3-0) 29 32 - 61

Sartell (1-3) 13 10 - 23

WILLMAR - Scoring: Abby Berskow 4, Megan Engel 2, Amanda Mathiasen 3, Katelyn Murphy 4, Mackenzie Jones 4, Sadie Raitz 6, Madi Linbo 2, Hannah Johnson 12, Carly Wedel 13, Ashley Prahl 7, Brooke Wittwer ... 3-point shots: Mathiasen 1, Wedel 2, Prahl 1 ... Rebound leader: Raitz 6, Linbo 5, Wedel 5 ... Assist leader: Johnson 8 ... Steal leader: Johnson 5, Berskow 3

SARTELL - Scoring: Emily Driste 6, Gretta Mahowald 2, Aubri Akervik 7, Sydney Lund 2, Avery Templin 2, Courtney Snoberger 4 ... 3-point shots: NA ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

ACGC 32, Montevideo 26

Down three at halftime to winless Montevideo, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City's defense locked down the Thunder Hawks after the break to take a 32-26 West Central Conference win Friday in Grove City.

Propelling the Falcons in the comeback was Lindsey Minnick, who posted a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 11 steals. Rachel Wilner chipped in with nine points.

Avery Koenen finished with seven points, and Sydney Zindel came up with six rebounds and four steals to go with three points.

Montevideo (0-4) 18 8 - 26

ACGC (2-3) 15 17 - 32

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Livia Gades 4, Maddie Kilibarda 5, Jasmyn Kronback 2, Tenley Epema 5, Avery Koenen 7, Sydney Zindel 3 ... 3-point shots: Kilibarda 1, Epema 1, Koenen 1 ... Rebound leader: Zindel 6, Kori Douglas 5 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Zindel 4, Kronback 3

ACGC - Scoring: Jeana Denton 3, Lindsey Minnick 13, Rachel Wilner 9, Pailey Wilner 3, Brittney Schultz 4 ... 3-point shots: Denton 1, P. Wilner 1 ... Rebound leader: Minnick 10 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Minnick 11

Minnewaska 64,

Morris/CA 49

Ellie Danielson scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and Emma Thorfinnson added 14 points, eight boards and four steals to lead Minnewaska to a West Central Conference win over Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Friday.

The Lakers' Alexis Piekarski finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Morris/CA (2-2) 26 23 - 49

Minnewaska (3-1) 32 32 - 64

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Stats not provided

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Maddie Thorfinnson 2, Michele Stai 3, Ellie Danielson 27, Hannah Hoffmann 4, Alexis Piekarski 10, Emma Thorfinnson 14, Elizabeth Murken 3, Avery Hoeper 1 ... 3-point shots: Danielson 1, Hoffmann 1, E. Thorfinnson 3 ... Rebound leader: Danielson 15, E. Thorfinnson 8, Piekarski 5 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: E. Thorfinnson 4, Piekarski 3

KMS 59, CMCS 50

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg moved to 3-0 in the Camden Conference after defeating Central Minnesota Christian 59-50 Friday in Kerkhoven.

Katie Krieger had a team-high 17 points for the Fighting Saints, followed by 13 from Madison Rohner and 11 from Morgan Lesteberg. Lesteberg also had five assists and five steals, and Rohner came up with 14 rebounds and five steals.

CMCS's Colette Duininck hit four 3-pointers while going off for a game-high 24 points.

CMCS (2-4) 25 25 - 50

KMS (4-0) 35 24 - 59

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Elli Stoel 6, Reegan Duininck 3, Molly Mulder 6, Coco Duininck 24, Allie Zwart 2, Katelyn Bulthuis 8 ... 3-point shots: Stoel 2, C. Duininck 4, Bulthuis 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

KMS - Scoring: Katie Krieger 17, Mallory Rudningen 4, Morgan Lesteberg 11, Haylee Johnson 2, Madison Rohner 13, Kourtni Strandberg 4, Maret Gjerde 8 ... 3-point shots: Gjerde 2, Krieger 1, Lesteberg 1 ... Rebound leader: Rohner 14 ... Assist leader: Lesteberg 5, Gjerde 4 ... Steal leader: Lesteberg 5, Rohner 5

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