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Prep Basketball: Montevideo downs Paynesville in 3AA-North opener

MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo and Paynesville combined for 90 first-half points but the defenses tightened up considerably after the break, with the Thunder Hawks limiting the Bulldogs to 13 second-half points in a 71-54 win in a Section 3AA-North ope...

Montevideo's Jasmyn Kronback drives for two of her 20 points against Paynesville in a Section 3AA-North playoff game on Thursday in Montevideo. Tom Larson / Tribune
Montevideo's Jasmyn Kronback drives for two of her 20 points against Paynesville in a Section 3AA-North playoff game on Thursday in Montevideo. Tom Larson / Tribune

MONTEVIDEO - Montevideo and Paynesville combined for 90 first-half points but the defenses tightened up considerably after the break, with the Thunder Hawks limiting the Bulldogs to 13 second-half points in a 71-54 win in a Section 3AA-North opening-round game on Thursday.

The Thunder Hawks moved on to play North No. 1-seed Eden Valley-Watkins at noon Saturday in Eden Valley.

Montevideo led 49-41 at halftime but the teams rustled up a combined 35 points the rest of the way. The Thunder Hawks' Jasmyn Kronback scored a game-high 20 points and she also had nine rebounds.

Monte's Avery Koenen scored 19 points and had three assists, Tenley Epema had 12 points and five assists and Sydney Zindel scored six points and had nine rebounds.

Paynesville's Brynn Johnson scored a team-high 17 points, Natalie Lieser scored 14 and Harley Kunstleben scored 11.

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Section 3AA-North

Montevideo 71,

Paynesville 54

Paynesville (2-22) 41 13 - 54

Montevideo (3-17) 49 22 - 71

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Brynn Johnson 17, Natalie Lieser 14, Harley Kunstleben 11, Delaney Ignace 3, Macy Carlson 3, Lindy Hennen 2, Sophie Strand 2, Kendra Schleper 2 ... 3-point shots: Kunstleben 3, Lieser 3, Johnson 2, Ignace 1, Carlson 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Jasmyn Kronback 20, Avery Koenen 19, Tenley Epema 12, Maddie Kilibarda 6, Sydney Zindel 6, Greta Rongstad 5, Livia Gades 2 ... 3-point shots: Epema 3, Koenen 3, Kilibarda 2 ... Rebound leader: Zindel 9, Kronback 9 ... Assist leader: Epema 5, Koenen 3 ... Steal leader: NA

Section 3A-North

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Canby 60, D-B 54

Dawson-Boyd's season came to an end on Thursday in the Section 3A-North play-in game as the ninth-seeded Blackjacks were knocked off by eighth-seeded Canby 60-54.

Avery Bartunek led D-B in scoring with 23 points along with four steals. Alex Sather added 13 points while also leading the team with seven rebounds and five assists. Mary Bothun chipped in with 14 points.

The Lancers got 18 points and 12 rebounds from Kayelee Johnson. They will face top-seeded Minneota at 11 a.m. Saturday.

D-B (7-14) 17 37 - 54

Canby (7-18) 25 35 - 60

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Mary Bothun 14, Megan Mamer 1, Jenna Wyum 3, Alex Sather 13, Avery Bartunek 23 ... 3-point shots: Bothun 4, Wyum 1, Sather 2, Bartunek 4 ... Rebound leader: Sather 7 ... Assist leader: Sather 5 ... Steal leader: Bartunek 4, Sather 3

CANBY - Scoring: Sarah Hansen 2, Morgan Cleveland 15, Hannah Jelen 17, Kayelee Johnson 18, Marissa Hansen 2, Alhea Wright 6 ... 3-point shots: Cleveland 3, Jelen 1 ... Rebound leader: Johnson 12, Cleveland 7... Assist leader: S. Hansen 3 ... Steal leader: S. Hansen 4

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Section 2A

Sleepy Eye 56,

RCW 28

Sleepy Eye built a 21-point halftime lead and cruised to a win over Renville County West in a Section 2A play-in game on Thursday in Sleepy Eye.

RCW's Lauren Wulf scored eight points and Holly Bratsch had five points and six rebounds. Hannah Pharr led the Jaguars with nine rebounds, and Addy Tanner had five points and four steals.

RCW (0-24) 13 15 - 28

Sleepy Eye (11-15) 34 22 - 56

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Lauren Wulf 8, Addy Tanner 5, Holly Bratsch 5, Vanessa Savig 1, Jennifer Bratsch 2, Pamela Winzenburg 5, Hannah Pharr 2 ... 3-point shots: Addy Tanner 1, H. Bratsch 1 ... Rebound leader: H. Bratsch 6, H. Pharr 9 ... Assist leader: J. Bratsch 2 ... Steal leader: Addy Tanner 4, Pharr 3

SLEEPY EYE - Scoring: Madison Krueger 14, Kadence Hesse 6, Miah Brown 2, Brooklyn Moldan 8, Brittany Dittbenner 20, Paige Romberg 4, Leslie Flores 2 ... 3-point shots: Krueger 1, Hesse 1, Dittbenner 5 ... Rebound leader: Romberg 5, Moldan 5 ... Assist leader: Krueger 3, Dittbenner 2 ... Steal leader: Dittbenner 6, Romberg 4, Krueger 4

Regular season

Fergus Falls 46,

Willmar 44

Up four with two minutes to play, turnovers ultimately doomed Willmar on Thursday night as the fourth-ranked Cardinals took a 46-44 Central Lakes Conference road loss to Fergus Falls.

Willmar had 16 turnovers compared to 11 assists.

"We came out super flat and it took until after the half to wake up," said Cardinals head coach Dustin Carlson. "They are a really good team and we battled to the end. I really liked our fight in the second half but we can't do that against a good team and expect to win."

Carly Wedel, who hit three 3-pointers as part of an 11-point, seven-rebound night, tied the game late. Looking for a final shot, the Otters forced a Cardinals turnover and managed to hit free throws down the stretch to clinch the victory.

Madi Linbo chipped in with 11 points while Katelyn Murphy finished with seven points.

Fergus Falls got a game-high 22 points from Ellie Colbeck.

Willmar closes out the regular season Friday at home against Rocori.

Willmar (19-4) 17 27 - 44

Fergus Falls (19-7) 26 20 - 46

WILLMAR - Scoring: Abby Berskow 5, Amanda Mathiasen 2, Katelyn Murphy 7, Mackenzie Jones 4, Addi Mitteness 2, Madi Linbo 11, Carly Wedel 11, Ashley Prahl 2 ... 3-point shots: Berskow 1, Murphy 1, Linbo 1, Wedel 3 ... Rebound leader: Wedel 7 ... Assist leader: Berskow 5 ... Steal leader: Mathiasen 2, Murphy 2

FERGUS FALLS - Scoring: Sabrina Fronning 4, Ellie Colbeck 22, Tori Ratz 8, Sam Evavold 6, Lily Pearson 6 ... 3-point shots: Colbeck 4, Ratz 2, Evold 3 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

BBE 70, Kimball 34

Macie Kirckof scored 21 points to guide BBE to a big win against Kimball Thursday night.

The Jaguars provided good team defense and a well-balanced offense to stymie the Cubs.

Jenna Dingmann added 17 points to the cause and Cassandra Tensen added six points, six rebounds and nine assists with five steals.

Kimball (11-14) 14 20 - 34

BBE (21-5) 38 32 - 70

KIMBALL - Stats not provided

BBE - Scoring: Jacqueline Gossen 3, Jackie Lindsay 2, Grace Illies 6, Cassandra Tensen 6, Jenna Dingmann 17, Macie Kirckof 21, Liz French 2, Brittany Berge 6, Allisa Knight 6, Karissa Jones 1 ... 3-point shots: Gossen 1, Illies 1, Dingmann 4 ... Rebound leader: Tensen 6 ... Assist leader: Tensen 9, Illies 6 ... Steal leader: Illies 5, Tensen 5

Hancock 50,

KMS 46

Katie Krieger scored 23 points and pulled down seven rebounds with eight steals but it wasn't enough for KMS as Hancock edged the visiting Saints.

Carlee Hanson led the way for the Owls, scoring 16 points while Lexi Staples added 11 points and nine boards. Hanson also swiped five steals.

KMS (12-13) 17 29 - 46

Hancock (11-11) 22 28 - 50

KMS - Scoring: Katie Krieger 23, Morgan Lesteberg 9, Madison Rohner 7, Maret Gjerde 3, Claire Hauge 2, Mallory Rudningen 2 ... 3-point shots: Krieger 3, Lesteberg 1, Gjerde 1 ... Rebound leader: Krieger 7 ... Assist leader: Krieger 3, Lesteberg 3 ... Steal leader: Krieger 8, Lesteberg 6

HANCOCK - Scoring: Carlee Hanson 16, Lexi Staples 11, Rylee Hanson 6, Haley Mattson 5, Lexi Mattson 2, Jenna Kannegiesser 2, Morgan Kisgen 2, Tori Pahl 2 ... 3-point shots: Mattson 1, C Hanson 1, Staples 1 ... Rebound leader: Staples 9, C Hanson 6, Pahl 6 ... Assist leader: Kannegiesser 3, Staples 3 ... Steal leader: C Hanson 5

Morris/CA 83, ACGC 55

Morris/Chokio-Alberta topped ACGC with a 22-point night from Maddie Carrington.

Malory Anderson added 19 points to the Tigers' cause.

Across the court, Rachel Wilner and Pailey Wilner each scored 13 points and Lindsey Minnick added 12 rebounds.

Morris/CA (14-8) 31 52 - 83

ACGC (3-20) 28 27 - 55

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Meredith Carrington 6, Maddie Carrington 22, Emma Bowman 10, Jordan Baier 2, Riley Decker 9, Mackenna Kehoe 3, Kylie Swanson 4, Malory Anderson 19, Sophie Carlson 4, Kendra Wevley 4 ... 3-point shots: Maddie Carrington 3, Bowman 1, Decker 1, Kehoe 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

ACGC - Scoring: Jeana Denton 10, Lindsey Minnick 8, Brooke Schroeder 1, Rachel Wilner 13, Pailey Wilner 13, Erin Roemeling 2, Shayna Hobson 2, Brittney Schultz 6 ... 3-point shots: Denton 1, R Wilner 3, P Wilner 2 ... Rebound leader: Minnick 12 ... Assist leader: Minnick 2, R Wilner 2 ... Steal leader: Minnick 3

Boys Basketball

RV 97,

NLS 90

Brandon Adelman scored 37 points and Ander Arnold added 26 for the Wildcats but it wasn't enough as Redwood Valley topped New London-Spicer in a high-scoring affair.

Cole Woodford led the Cardinals with 38 points, knocking down seven of his 14 3-point attempts. Teammate Connor Josephson had a big all-around game, scoring eight points with 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

RV (12-9) 45 52 - 97

NLS (17-7) 37 53 - 90

REDWOOD VALLEY - Scoring: Carter Guetter 4, Bryant Haas 9, Kyle Huhnerkoch 6, Connor Josephson 8, Alex Lang 2, Bronson Smith 18, Colin Wells 8, Carson Woodford 4, Cole Woodford 38 ... 3-point shots: Guetter 1, Huhnerkoch 1, Smith 1, Wells 2, Cole Woodford 7 ... Rebound leader: Josephson 15 ... Assist leader: Josephson 7 ... Steal leader: Josephson 3

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brandon Adelman 37, Anders Arnold 26, Brandyn Harlow 10, Jon Kaelke 3, Jake Poole 10, Jake Schmidt 1, Ryan Wyganowski 3 ... 3-point shots: Adelman 3, Arnold 5, Wyganowski 1 ... Rebound leader: Poole 14, Adelman 7, Arnold 6, Harlow 6 ... Assist leader: Adelman 3 ... Steal leader: Schmidt 3

Morris/CA 69, Parkers Prairie 68

Morris/Chokio-Alberta came away with a strong victory against Parkers Prairie, handing the Panthers just their fourth loss of the season.

Camden Arndt led the Tigers with a game-high 25 points plus eight rebounds to boot. Jaret Johnson scored his 1,000th career point while adding 17 points and Jackson Loge logged a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Parkers Pr. (18-4) 32 36 - 68

Morris/CA (15-8) 31 38 - 69

PARKERS PRAIRIE - Scoring: Alex Koep 15, Noah Koep 9, Travis Yohnke 16, Eli Simonson 3, Andrew Warren 11, Josh Helling 8, Preston Yohnke 6 ... 3-point shots: NA ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Jaden Maanum 8, Zach Hughes 7, Camden Arndt 25, Jackson Loge 10, Kevin Asfeld 2, Jaret Johnson 17 ... 3-point shots: Maanum 2, Arndt 1, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: Loge 11, Arndt 8 ... Assist leader: Maanum 4, Arndt 3 ... Steal leader: Arndt 2, Loge 2, Johnson 2

D-B 85,

YME 50

Dawson-Boyd scored 55 points in the opening half behind a strong all-around team performance against Yellow Medicine East.

Bentley Boike led a quintet of Blackjacks who hit double-digits in the scorebook. He finished with 15 points.

Elliot Korstad led all scorers with 17 points for the Sting.

YME (3-18) 25 25 - 50

D-B (11-9) 55 30 - 85

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Bennett Knapper 9, Elliot Korstad 17, Carter Sneller 8, Loren LaBatte 4, Jahrell Ishmon 6, Hunter Johnson 2, Dalton Anderson 2, Kyle Chase 2 ... 3-point shots: Korstad 3, Knapper 1, Sneller 1, Ishmon 1 ... Rebound leader: Sneller 5 ... Assist leader: Ishmon 3 ... Steal leader: Four players with one

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Colton Husby 12, Romell Horton 12, Keaton Schuelke 6, Josh Anyasike 8, Zach Durfee 6, Jake Lee 14, Bentley Boike 15, Kolten Lindblad 12 ... 3-point shots: Horton 2, Durfee 1, Lee 2 ... Rebound leader: Husby 9, Boike 6 ... Assist leader: Horton 6 ... Steal leader: Anyasike 3

KMS 65,

MACCRAY 60 OT

Down 35-26 at halftime, MACCRAY came alive in the second half to tie Thursday's Camden Conference game with Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 55-55 at the end of regulation. In overtime, the Wolverines kept that hot play going, picking up a 65-60 win over the Fighting Saints.

Thomas Kirking had a MACCRAY-best 18 points, followed by an 11-point, nine-rebound effort from Trenten Cavaness. Blake Wadsworth added 10 points in the victory.

Ethan Hauge scored a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds for KMS while Alex Call hit three 3-pointers as part of a 15-point night. Weston Gjerde had 14 points along with a team-high five assists and three steals.

MACCRAY (9-15) 26 29 5 - 60

KMS (10-10) 35 20 10 - 65

MACCRAY - Scoring: Brady Kienitz 8, Will Asche 4, Thomas Kirking 18, Blake Wadsworth 10, Kelby Jaenisch 8, Eli Aker 1, Trenten Cavaness 11 ... 3-point shots: Kirking 2, Wadsworth 2 ... Rebound leader: Cavaness 9 ... Assist leader: Kienitz 2 ... Steal leader: Wadsworth 2

KMS - Scoring: Alex Call 15, Isaac Call 8, Weston Gjerde 14, Ethan Hauge 21, Titian Norton 5, Chris Moist 2 ... 3-point shots: A. Call 3 ... Rebound leader: Hauge 11, Carlson 6 ... Assist leader: Gjerde 5 ... Steal leader: Gjerde 3

Hancock 72,

CGB 37

Thanks to a 25-point night from Bennett Nienhaus, Hancock picked up a Pheasant Conference win Thursday, beating Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 72-37.

Peyton Rohloff added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Owls while Cole Reese dished out 10 assists and had four steals.

Hancock (17-5) 37 35 - 72

CGB (3-19) 17 20 - 37

HANCOCK - Scoring: Bennett Nienhaus 25, Peyton Rohloff 12, Connor Reese 7, Brandon Kellenberger 6, Preston Rohloff 6, Cole Reese 5, Colten Crowell 4, Isaac Nienhaus 4, Montana Molden 1, Tanner Pahl 2, Daniel Milander 2 ... 3-point shots: B. Nienhaus 4, Cole Reese 1, Connor Reese 1, Peyton Rohloff 1 ... Rebound leader: Peyton Rohloff 8 ... Assist leader: Cole Reese 10, Connor Reese 4 ... Steal leader: Milander 4, Cole Reese 4

CLINTON-GRACEVILLE-BEARDSLEY - Scoring: Sam Adelman 10, Cole Gilsdorf 8, Nate Moberg 8, Charles Kleindl 2, Chanler Combellick 2, Caleb Cardwell 5 ... 3-point shots: Gilsdorf 2, Cardwell 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Women's Basketball

Minnesota West 87, Ridgewater 41

Minnesota West started strong and didn't look back Thursday against Ridgewater, outscoring their visitors 50-17 in the opening half.

Lexie Ramsey led all scorers with 21 points for Minnesota West and Emily Shaffer earned a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Morgan Swenson neared double-double territory for the Warriors, scoring nine points with a game-high 13 rebounds.

Ridgewater 10 7 7 17 - 41

Minnesota West 27 23 17 20 - 87

RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Kendra Kuczek 9, Taylor Rose 11, Sarah Frederick 8, Morgan Swenson 9, Catherine Vogt 4 ... 3-point shots: Kuczek 1, Rose 1, Frederick 2 ... Rebound leader: Swenson 13 ... Assist leader: Frederick 3 ... Steal leader: Three players with one

MINNESOTA WEST - Scoring: Lexie Ramsey 21, M'kayla Mike 10, Emily Schroer 12, Emily Shaffer 16, Avery Van Roekel 17, Haley Unke 2, Shelby Pourier 5, Ashlyn Rosenberg 4 ... 3-point shots: Ramsey 4, Mike 1, Schroer 2, Pourier 1 ... Rebound leader: Shaffer 10, Schroer 8, Rosenberg 8 ... Assist leader: Mike 6 ... Steal leader: Ramsey 3

Men's Basketball

Ridgewater 92, Minnesota West 72

Rodney Lubin scored a game-high 24 points with six rebounds and four assists to power Ridgewater past Minnesota West.

Travis Visser added 16 points and 11 rebounds to the Warriors' cause and Daviante Ostrander finished with 18 points.

Ridgewater 42 50 - 92

Minnesota West 45 27 - 72

RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Rodney Lubin 24, Avery Palma 6, Sam Olson 10, Daviante Ostrander 18, Travis Visser 16, Parker Schwinghammer 9, Anthony Ross 2, Faizon Stephens 7 ... 3-point shots: Lubin 5, Palma 1, Olson 1, Schwinghammer 3, Stephens 3 ... Rebound leader: Visser 11, Lubin 6 ... Assist leader: Lubin 4 ... Steal leader: Ostrander 3

MINNESOTA WEST - Scoring: Jaimon Cheek 10, Deshawn Pickford 14, Chris Morales 6, Jake DeLange 8, Gary Smith 13, Christopher Bwayna 15, Jeighton Gehl 4, Gustavo Cruz-Diaz 2 ... 3-point shots: Pickford 1, Morales 1, Bwayna 1 ... Rebound leader: Cheek 8 ... Assist leader: Pickford 2 ... Steal leader: Pickford 3, Smith 3

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