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Prep Basketball: Litchfield heats up

LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield ramped up its offense in the second half, shooting 67 percent in the half and overcoming a 14-point halftime deficit to down Morris/Chokio-Alberta 69-48 on Tuesday at Litchfield High School.

Litchfield's Maddy Shoultz starts a drive to the lane against Morris/C-A's Maddie Carrington during Tuesday's non-conference game at Litchfield High School. Joe Brown / Tribune
Litchfield's Maddy Shoultz starts a drive to the lane against Morris/C-A's Maddie Carrington during Tuesday's non-conference game at Litchfield High School. Joe Brown / Tribune

LITCHFIELD - Litchfield ramped up its offense in the second half, shooting 67 percent in the half and overcoming a 14-point halftime deficit to down Morris/Chokio-Alberta 69-48 on Tuesday at Litchfield High School.

The Dragons, who scored just 15 first-half points, put up 54 points after the break.

Neriah Lara led the Dragons with 18 points, Sydney McCann had 14 and Laney Huhner finished with 13 points. McCann and Huhner both had five rebounds, and Huhner also had six assists and four steals.

Morris/CA's Maddie Carrington scored nine points, Riley Decker and Malory Anderson both scored eight points, and Emma Bowman and Kylie Swanson both scored six.

Litchfield plays host to Hutchinson at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Litchfield 69, Morris/CA 48

Morris/CA (2-1) 29 19 - 48

Litchfield (1-1) 15 54 - 69

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Maddie Carrington 9, Emma Bowman 6, Jordann Beier 2, Riley Decker 8, Liz Dietz 5, Kylie Swanson 6, Malory Anderson 8, Sophia Carlsen 4 ... 3-point shots: Carrington 1, Bowman 1, Decker 2, Dietz 1, Carlsen 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Sydney McCann 14, Laney Huhner 13, Camrie Driver 6, Natalie Hanson 4, Maddy Shoultz 5, Lily Osterberg 3, Neriah Lara 18, Katelyn Cruze 6 ... 3-point shots: McCann 1, Huhner 1, Driver 2, Shoultz 1, Osterberg 1, Lara 5 ... Rebound leader: McCann 5, Huhner 5 ... Assist leader: Huhner 6, Shoultz 6 ... Steal leader: Driver 5, Huhner 4, McCann 3

BBE 75, Osakis 31

BBE shot 48 percent from the field and dominated the glass, out-rebounding Osakis 39-19 in a big win Tuesday night.

Four Jaguars reached double digits in the scoring column, including sophomore Allisa Knight, who led the team with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Macie Kirckof added a strong night with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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The Jaguars impressed on defense, too, with 19 team steals.

Osakis (0-3) 16 15 - 31

BBE (2-0) 39 36 - 75

OSAKIS - Stats not provided

BBE - Scoring: Karsee Kampsen 2, Jacqueline Gossen 3, Jackie Lindsay 2, Grace Illies 13, Cassandra Tensen 9, Jenna Dingmann 5, Macie Kirckof 12, Brittany Berge 11, Allisa Knight 16, Karissa Jones 2 ... 3-point shots: Gossen 1, Illies 1, Tensen 1, Dingmann 1, Berge 3 ... Rebound leader: Knight 14, Kirckof 10, Berge 6 ... Assist leader: Lindsay 4, Knight 3, Illies 3 ... Steal leader: Illies 4, Tensen 4, Berge 4

NLS 66, Montevideo 28

Three Wildcats hit double digits and New London-Spicer provided staunch defense to top Montevideo.

Erin Knisley led all scorers with 14 points for the Wildcats and Montevideo's Jasmyn Kronback did plenty of heavy lifting for her team with 13 points.

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New London-Spicer plays Benson at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 in New London.

NLS (2-1) 35 31 - 66

Montevideo (0-3) 13 15 - 28

NEW LONDON-SPICER- Scoring: Erin Knisley 14, Payton Mages 11, Grace DeSchepper 10, Aleah Zieske 8, Emma Hanson 7, Mya Krause 6, Ava Kramer 4, Isa Ommodt 4, Jaden Coahran 2 ... 3-point shots: Ziekse 2, Hanson 1, Mages 1 ... Rebound leader: Kramer 13, Hanson 7 ... Assist leader: Mackenzie Rich 4, Kramer 4 ... Steal leader: Mages 6, Hanson 3

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Jasmyn Kronback 13, Sydney Zindel 6, Livia Gades 2, Maddie Kilibarda 2, Kori Douglas 2, Kaylee Pauling 2, Lexi Brockmoller 1 ... 3-point shots: None ... Rebound leader: Zindel 5 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Douglas 2

Kimball 60, ACGC 46

With Erin O'Brien leading a trio of double-digit scorers with 26 points, Kimball was able to cruise to a 60-46 win against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Tuesday night.

Behind O'Brien, Ashley Schindele had 15 points for the Cubs, followed by 12 from Cailyn Kuechle.

Jeana Denton had team highs in points (17), rebounds (nine), steals (five) and assists (two) for the Falcons. Lindsey Minnick added 13 points and six boards, and Pailey Wilner came up with eight points in the loss.

Kimball (1-2) 34 26 - 60

ACGC (1-3) 25 21 - 46

KIMBALL - Scoring: Rachel Utecht 7, Ashley Schindele 15, Cailyn Kuechle 12, Erin O'Brien 26 ... 3-point shots: Utecht 1, Schindele 3, Kuechle 4 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

ACGC - Scoring: Jeana Denton 17, Lindsey Minnick 13, Rachel Wilner 5, Pailey Wilner 8, Shayna Hobson 1, Brittney Schultz 2 ... 3-point shots: Denton 2, Minnick 1 ... Rebound leader: Denton 9, Minnick 6 ... Assist leader: Denton 2 ... Steal leader: Denton 5

Benson 53, Paynesville 39

Kaitlyn Berreau scored a game-high 19 points and 10 rebounds while teammate Abby Lundebrek also logged a double-double to power Benson past Paynesville Tuesday night.

Claire Ricard also got in on the scoring fun with 17 points.

Benson used a big first half with 38 points to coast to the victory.

Benson (1-2) 38 15 - 53

Paynesville (0-2) 22 17 - 39

BENSON - Scoring: Kaitlyn Berreau 19, Abbie Mitteness 3, Claire Ricard 17, Hannah Andrews 1, Abby Lundebrek 13 ... 3-point shots: Berreau 3 ... Rebound leader: Lundebrek 10, Berreau 10 ... Assist leader: Andrews 6, Ricard 4 ... Steal leader: Andrews 4, Mitteness 3, Ricard 3

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Kylee Everson 5, Kali Reiter 4, Harley Kunstleben 12, Sophie Strand 6, Natalie Lieser 2, Brynn Johnson 10 ... 3-point shots: Everson 1, Reiter 1, Kunstleben 3, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: Everson 5, Hennen 5, Johnson 5 ... Assist leader: Everson 2, Johnson 2 ... Steal leader: Johnson 2, Reiter 2

Sauk Centre 63,

BOLD 54

Sauk Centre did the damage needed in the first half and held off BOLD in a West Central Conference game on Tuesday in Sauk Centre.

The Mainstreeters took a nine-point edge at the break and played the Warriors even in the second half.

BOLD's Brenna Weis had 16 points and Makenna Steffel scored 15 points.

Tori Peschel led the Mainstreeters with 24 points and Michaela Dammann had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Mainstreeters play host to Benson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Sauk Centre.

BOLD (0-2) 20 34 - 54

Sauk Centre (2-1) 29 34 - 63

BOLD - Scoring: Brenna Weis 16, Makenna Steffel 15, Morgan Schmitz 7, Ashley Trongard 6, Makayla Snow 6, Lanie Mages 4 ... 3-point shots: Trongard 2, Weis 2, Schmitz 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

SAUK CENTRE - Scoring: McKenna Westby 2, Megan Klaphake 6, Tori Peschel 24, Kayle Trisko 4, Jackie Middendorf 6, Julia Dammann 9, Michaela Dammann 12 ... 3-point shots: Peschel 1, Middendorf 1 ... Rebound leader: J. Dammann 13, M. Dammann 11 ... Assist leader: Westby 2, Peschel 1 ... Steal leader: Trisko 5

LQPV 65,

CMCS 27

Lac qui Parle Valley scored 40 first-half points and downed Central Minnesota Christian School on Tuesday in Prinsburg.

Haley Wollschlager scored 15 points to reach the 1,000 career point mark after needing eight to reach the mark heading into the game. Along with the points, she had an unconventional double-double with 10 steals as the Eagles got 19 swipes as a team.

LQPV's Lindsay Kranz had a game-high 19 points while grabbing a team-best seven rebounds. Macie Lund came up with eight points and seven assists in the victory.

CMCS' Coco Duininck scored eight points and Katelyn Bulthuis scored seven. Elli Stoel finished with five points and nine rebounds.

LQPV (3-0) 40 25 - 65

CMCS (2-3) 8 19 - 27

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Haley Wollschlager 15, Macie Lund 8, Isabel Schirm 3, Alex Stitt 4, Grace Hegland 4, Lindsay Kranz 19, Regan Johnson 2, Sidney Gerdes 8, Kali Sulier 2 ... 3-point shots: Lund 2, Gerdes 2 ... Rebound leader: Kranz 7, Hegland 5, Gerdes 5 ... Assist leader: Lund 7, Wollschlager 4, Gerdes 4 ... Steal leader: Wollschlager 10

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Elli Stoel 5, Molly Mulder 4, Coco Duininck 8, Katelyn Bulthuis 7, Abby Mulder 3 ... 3-point shots: Stoel 1, C. Duininck 1 ... Rebound leader: Stoel 9, C. Duininck 7... Assist leader: M. 22 Mulder 2, C. Duininck 2 ... Steal leader: M. Mulder 1, C. Duininck 1, Bulthuis 1

D-B 53,

RCW 43

Alex Sather and Avery Bartunek both scored 13 points and Megan Mamer scored 12 to lead Dawson-Boyd over Renville County West in a Camden Conference game on Tuesday.

Bartunek led the Blackjacks with eight rebounds and she also had four assists and a pair of steals. Sather had five board, five assists and four steals.

RCW's Pamela Winzenburg had 12 points and five steals and Avery Elfering and Lauren Wulf both scored 10. Wulf also had nine rebounds.

RCW (0-3) 19 24 - 43

D-B (2-1) 22 31 - 53

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Avery Elfering 10, Alyssa Ashburn 2, Sandra Perez 5, Lauren Wulf 10, Vanessa Savig 2, Pamela Winzenburg 12, Lauren Allex 2 ... 3-point shots: Perez 1 ... Rebound leader: Wulf 9, Elfering 5 ... Assist leader: Savig 4, Elfering 3 ... Steal leader: Winzenburg 5, Elfering 2

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Mary Bothun 8, Megan Mamer 12, Jenna Wyum 3, Morgan Johnson 2, Olivia Stratmoen 2, Alex Sather 13, Avery Bartunek 13 ... 3-point shots: Wyum 1 ... Rebound leader: Bartunek 8, Mamer 6, Kelcee Spencer 5, Sather 5 ... Assist leader: Sather 5, Bartunek 4 ... Steal leader: Sather 4, Bothun 2, Johnson 2, Bartunek 2

KMS 53, MACCRAY 35

Holding a three-point lead at halftime, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg managed to hold MACCRAY to 13 points in the second half to secure a 53-35 Camden Conference win on Tuesday.

Mallory Rudningen led the Fighting Saints with 13 points along with six rebounds and three assists. Maret Gjerde did a little bit of everything with six points, eight assists and five rebounds while Katie Krieger finished with 12 points, five rebounds and three steals for KMS.

Sage Mecker tallied 15 points and had three assists while Danni Burns and Gabby Randt both ripped down six rebounds for the Wolverines.

KMS (3-0) 25 28 - 53

MACCRAY (1-3) 22 13 - 35

KMS - Scoring: Maret Gjerde 6, Katie Krieger 12, Morgan Lesteberg 11, Madison Rohner 6, Mallory Rudningen 13, Kourtni Strandberg 5 ... 3-point shots: Krieger 1, Lesteberg 1, Rudningen 1 ... Rebound leader: Rudningen 6, Krieger 5, Gjerde 5 ... Assist leader: Gjerde 8 ... Steal leader: Krieger 3, Rudningen 3

MACCRAY - Scoring: Ella Bourne 2, Danni Burns 2, Kate Hultgren 4, Kylee Kimpling 4, Sage Mecker 15, Gabby Randt 5, Jessica Wellnitz 3 ... 3-point shots: Mecker 2, Wellnitz 1 ... Rebound leader: Burns 6, Randt 6 ... Assist leader: Mecker 3 ... Steal leader: Celena Jenkins 3

Minneota 72, YME 35

Top-ranked Minneota jumped out to a 41-21 first-half lead, then held the Sting to 14 points in the second half en route to a 72-35 Camden Conference win for the Vikings Tuesday in Granite Falls.

Mackenzie Dyrdahl was the lone Sting player in double digits with 12 points. Meeghen Dahlager added eight points and four assists, and Lauren McCosh grabbed seven rebounds in the loss.

Minneota (3-0) 41 31 - 72

YME (1-2) 21 14 - 35

MINNEOTA - Scoring: Morgan Kockelman 10, Lizzy Gillingham 13, Morgan Hennen 10, Natalee Rolbiecki 10, Abby Hennen 12, Abby Rost 3, Lydia Sussner 14 ... 3-point shots: Kockelman 2, M. Hennen 1, Rolbiecki 2, A. Hennen 2, Rost 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Madison Hinz 3, Samantha Anderson 6, Lauren McCosh 2, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 12, Meeghen Dahlager 8, Hannah Gullickson 2, Shelby Mortenson 2 ... 3-point shots: Hinz 1 ... Rebound leader: McCosh 7 ... Assist leader: Anderson 4, Dahlager 4 ... Steal leader: Three with 1

Boys Basketball

NLS 73,

Paynesville 67

New London-Spicer fought back in the second half of Tuesday's game against Paynesville to rally for a victory.

Brandon Adelman led the Wildcats with 26 points and tossed six dimes while teammate Jake Schmidt provided defensive help with a team-high seven rebounds and four steals. Ryan Wyganowski and Brandyn Harlow got in on the scoring effort, too, with 18 and 17 points, respectively.

Corbin Froelich provided the scoring punch for the Bulldogs with 23 points and Brendan Uhlenkamp finished with a double-double, scoring 13 points and pulling in 13 rebounds. Froelich also hauled in eight rebounds.

Paynesville (0-1) 34 33 - 67

NLS (2-0) 32 41 - 73

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Levi Bast 5, Carlson 3, Corbin Froelich 23, Grady Fuchs 5, Sam Oehrlein 12, Caden Spanier 3, Brendan Uhlenkamp 13, Carter Wessel 3 ... 3-point shots: Carlson 1, Froelich 5, Fuchs 1, Spanier 1, Wessel 1 ... Rebound leader: Uhlenkamp 13, Froelich 8 ... Assist leader: Fuchs 3, Oehrlein 3 ... Steal leader: Fuchs 2

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brandon Adelman 26, Ander Arnold 6, Brandyn Harlow 17, Jake Poole 6, Ryan Wyganowski 18 ... 3-point shots: Wyganowski 4, Adelman 1 ... Rebound leader: Harlow 6, Jake Schmidt 7, Arnold 5 ... Assist leader: Adelman 6, Schmidt 3... Steal leader: Schmidt 4

ACGC 59,

Morris/CA 54

Steven Lawver scored 26 points to power ACGC past Morris/Chokio-Alberta by five points.

Lawver added a team-high six rebounds while the Falcons kept any Tiger from having a breakout night. Cam Arndt led Morris/CA with 14 points and Jackson Loge had 13 points.

ACGC (2-0) 30 29 - 59

Morris/CA (1-1) 25 29 - 54

ACGC - Scoring: Josh Kinzler 7, Brayden Hedtke 10, Steven Lawver 26, Dawson Miller 14, Jordan Schumacher 2 ... 3-point shots: Lawver 3, Miller 2, Hedtke 2, Kinsler 1 ... Rebound leader: Lawver 6, Schumacher 4, Miller 4 ... Assist leader: Kinzler 6, Lawver 4 ... Steal leader: Kinzler 5, Miller 4

MORRIS/CA - Scoring: Jaden Maanum 5, Zach Hughes 9, Cade Fehr 4, Cam Arndt 14, Jackson Loge 13, Jaret Johnson 9 ... 3-point shots: Maanum 1, Hughes 1, Arndt 1, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: Johnson 6, Loge 5, Arndt 5 ... Assist leader: Loge 4 ... Steal leader: Arndt 2, Johnson 2

Benson 71, Montevideo 64

Benson held on to a first half lead tight and topped Montevideo behind a well-balanced scoring attack.

Will Enderson led the charge with 15 points but Eric Hoium and Cole Hedman each reached double figures to help the cause.

Jackson Snell excelled for the T-Hawks with 23 points, hitting three of his four 3-point efforts.

Montevideo (0-2) 28 36 - 64

Benson (1-1) 37 34 - 71

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Christian Riley 9, Sam Olson 9, Trent Dreyer 6, Jackson Snell 23, Josh Kinman 14, Tyler Blue 3 ... 3-point shots: Olson 1, Snell 3, Kinman 1, Blue 1 ... Rebound leader: Kinman 6, Snell 5 ... Assist leader: Blue 1 ... Steal leader: Riley 3, Snell 2

BENSON - Scoring: Austin Ose 8, Matt Goossen 8, Cole Hedman 11, Eric Hoium 11, Will Enderson 15, Abe Peterson 4, Hunter Gonnerman 2, Jonas Habben 6, Devon Liles 6 ... 3-point shots: Hedman 2, Enderson 2 ... Rebound leader: Hoium 9, Enderson 5 ... Assist leader: Hedman 2 ... Steal leader: Ose 3, Goossen 2, Peterson 2

BOLD 81, RV 59

BOLD scored 40 in the opening half and 41 in the second half while holding Redwood Valley to just 33 total points in a big Warrior victory Tuesday night.

Jordan Sagedahl led a quartet of Warriors with double digits scoring totals, finishing with 18 points.

Gavin Vosika earned yet another double-double, scoring 14 points with 11 rebounds. Sagedahl also hauled in eight rebounds.

RV (0-2) 22 37 - 59

BOLD (2-0) 40 41 - 81

REDWOOD VALLEY - Stats not provided

BOLD - Scoring: Drew Sagedahl 13, Gavin Vosika 14, Blake Plass 3, Jordan Sagedahl 18, Trenton Ziesmer 3, Carter Henry 17, Mathew Moorse 5, Dawson Vosika 2, Tony Mack 8 ... 3-point shots: D Sagedahl 3, G Vosika 2, Ziesmer 1, Mack 2 ... Rebound leader: G Vosika 11, J Sagedahl 8, Henry 7 ... Assist leader: G Vosika 6, Moorse 4, D Sagedahl 4 ... Steal leader: G Vosika 3, J Sagedahl 3, Henry 3

Ortonville 80, LQPV 74

Ortonville entered Tuesday's game as the No. 6 team in Class A and Lac qui Parle Valley kept up with a potential state tournament team every step of the way.

The Trojans held a 10-point lead at halftime after LQPV ran into foul trouble and hung on for a six-point win.

Tyson Powell and DaVonte Edwards scored 26 points and 21, respectively, but LQPV's Austin Bonn and Caden Bjornjeld matched their opponents. Bonn also finished with 12 assists for a breakout game.

The Eagles will head home for a visit by Renville County West Friday night.

Ortonville (1-1) 44 36 - 80

LQPV (1-1) 34 40 - 74

ORTONVILLE - Scoring: Zach Keuchenmeister 15, Peter Treinen 5, Mitchell Meyer 7, Tyson Powell 26, DaVonte Edwards 21, Caden Wellnitz 8 ... 3-point shots: Keuchenmeister 5, Powell 4, Wellnitz 2, Treinen 1, Meyer 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Mason Clark 5, Austin Bonn 26, Caden Bjornjeld 21, Evan Hegland 2, Tucker Droogsma 10, Thomas Daniels 8, Maverick Conn 2 ... 3-point shots: Bjornjeld 4, Bonn 3, Clark 1 ... Rebound leader: Conn 7, Droogsma 7 ... Assist leader: Bonn 12 ... Steal leader: Bonn 3

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