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Prep Basketball Roundup: KMS’s Gjerde makes life tough for Bluejays in Fighting Saints’ win

PRINSBURG -- The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg girls rode a fast start to top Central Minnesota Christian 59-50 in a Camden Conference game on Tuesday night.

PRINSBURG - The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg girls rode a fast start to top Central Minnesota Christian 59-50 in a Camden Conference game on Tuesday night.

Samantha Gjerde starred for the Fighting Saints by posting 24 points, four assists and five steals, and Lexi Lamecker added 13.

CMCS’ offense heated up after putting up just 20 points in the first half, but it wasn’t enough. Allison Bulthuis had 21 points and Kalley Schwitters had 14 rebounds and five assists.

KMS takes on Renville County West on Friday, while CMCS will play Dawson-Boyd Thursday at home.

KMS 59, CMCS 50

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KMS (1-1, 1-2) 32 27 - 59
CMCS (0-2, 0-2) 20 30 - 50

KMS
Scoring: Lexi Lamecker 13, Wendy Bauman 2, Kari Holt 2, Samantha Gjerde 24, Ashley Just 12 Molly Jeppesen 4, Andrea Olson 2 … 3-point shots: Lamecker 2, Gjerde 2, Just 1 … Rebound leader: Olsen 9 … Assist leader: Holt 4, Gjerde 4 … Steal leader: Gjerde 5

CMCS
Scoring: Ashley Roelofs 3, Kalley Schwitters 6, Hannah Nelson 8, Allison Bulthuis 21, Kendra Brouwer 7, Ellie Greenwaldt 2, Torri Orred 3 … 3-point shots: Roelofs 1 Schwitters 1 Brouwer 1 … Rebound leader: Schwitters 14 … Assist leader: Schwitters 5 … Steal leader: Schwitters Bulthuis 3

Lac Qui Parle Valley 62, Dawson-Boyd 38

Kelsea Lund piled up 22 points, five assists and seven steals, and Lac qui Parle Valley handled Dawson-Boyd at home on Tuesday night 62-38.

Haley Wollschlager added 15 points for the Eagles, who improved to 2-0 on the season. They held the Blackjacks to just 12 points in the second half.

Alex Sather paced Dawson-Boyd with a double-double, accumulating 10 points and 10 rebounds with five steals.

The Eagles host MACCRAY on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. next, while the Blackjacks will travel to Central Minnesota Christian.

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Dawson-Boyd (1-1, 1-2) 26 12 - 38
LQPV (2-0, 2-0) 31 31 - 62

Dawson-Boyd
Scoring: Kaitlyn Willander 10, Alex Sather 10, Sydney Bartunek 8, Hannah Stelter 2, Kelly Kvaal 2, Alyssa Strand 2, Kristyne Hamberg-Frank 2, Mary Bothun 2 … 3-point shots: Willander 2, Bartunek 1 … Rebound leader: Sather 10 … Assist leader: Bartunek 4 … Steal leader: Sather 5

Lac qui Parle Valley
Scoring: Kelsea Lund 22, Haley Wollschlager 15, Lindsay Kranz 10, Grace Hegland 7, Sidney Gerdes 4, Kelsey Kuechenmeister 4 … 3-point shots: Lund 4, Wollschlager 3 … Rebound leader: Kaitlyn Gades 6 … Assist leader: Lund 5 … Steal leader: Lund 7

West Central

Morris/CA 60, BOLD 46

Nicole Solvie scored 16 points, Correy Hickman 14, Riley Decker 12 and Becca Holland 11 to ignite visiting Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday in Olivia.

The Tigers (1-0, 2-2) were in control from the get-go and owned a comfortable 42-19 lead at halftime.

Makenna Steffel scored a game-high 25 points and hooked 11 rebounds to post a double-double for BOLD (0-1, 0-3). Makayla Snow added eight rebounds and Emily Gass seven points.

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The Tigers are at Minnewaska and BOLD hosts Melrose on Thursday.

Morris/CA (1-0, 2-2) 42 18 - 60
BOLD (0-1, 0-3) 19 27 - 46

Morris/Chokio-Alberta
Scoring: Riley Decker 12, Karly Fehr 3, Becca Holland 11, Correy Hickman 14, Jenna Howden 2, Nicole Solvie 16, Ashley Solvie 2 … 3-point shots: Decker 2, Hickman 2, Holland 1, Fehr 1 … Rebound leader: NA … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: NA

BOLD
Scoring: Emily Gass 7, Abby Sigurdson 2, Makenna Steffel 25, Peyton Weis 5, Makayla Snow 5, Mary Remer 2 … 3-point shots: Steffel 1, Weis 1 … Rebound leader: Steffel 11, Snow 8 … Assist leader: none … Steal leader: Steffel 4

Non-Conference

BBE 71, Upsala 37

BBE came out blazing offensively and crushed Upsala, improving to 4-0 on Tuesday in Brooten.

Ashley Trustheim had 26 points and Nicole Wesbur had nine points and nine rebounds.

Morgan Gronli had nine points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals, and Bailey Buchholz finished with 11 points and three assists. Trustheim also had four steals.

Upsala (0-2) 15 22 - 37
BBE (4-0) 42 29 - 71

Upsala
Statistics not provided

BBE
Scoring: Bailey Buchholz 11, Cassandra Tensen 5, Morgan Gronli 9, Ashley Trustheim 26, Nicole Wesbur 9, Jenna Fischer 2, Hailey Braegelman 6, Jaden Gossen 3 … 3-point shots: Buchholz 1, Tensen 1, Gossen 1 … Rebound leader: Wesbur 9, Gronli 6 … Assist leader: Buchholz 3, Gronli 3, Braegelman 3 … Steal leader: Gronli 4, Trustheim 4

Tomahawk

BLHS 49, MV Lutheran 47

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart collected its first win of the season after nearly squandering a 15-point lead on Tuesday in New Ulm.

Kiana Johnson scored 10 of her team-high 16 points in the second half for the Mustangs, who led 45-30 with 7:30 remaining.

Johnson also grabbed 12 rebounds to post a double-double. Breanna Buboltz followed with nine points, Sara Kottke pulled in 10 rebounds and Maddy Ehlers pocketed four steals.

BLHS hosts Wabasso in a girls-boys doubleheader on Friday starting at 6 p.m. for the girls game.

BLHS (1-1, 1-1) 26 23 - 49
MVL (0-2, 0-3) 22 25 - 47

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
Scoring: Kiana Johnson 16, Breanna Buboltz 9, Jordyn Feige 7, Maddy Ehlers 7, Sara Kottke 5, Alaina Leske 2, Emily Markgraf 2, Mariah Paulson 1 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leader: Johnson 12, Kottke 10, Paulson 6 … Assist leader: Feige 4, Markgraf 4 … Steal leader: Ehlers 4, Johnson 3

Minnesota Valley Lutheran
Scoring: Maddie Spurgin 19, Johanna Kettner 13, Cham Omot 6, Molly Stark 4, Brittany Sanders 2, Sarah Dinse 2, Brittany Thompson 1 … 3-point shots: Spurgin 3 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a

Non-Conference

Minnewaska 51, Litchfield 44

Minnewaska beat Litchfield 51-44 Tuesday behind a balanced scoring attack.

Six Lakers scored at least six points, although no players scored in double figures. Taylor Amundson, Abbey VerSteeg and Emma Middendorf all scored nine points to tie for the team lead.

Ashlyn Guggisberg added six points and eight rebounds.

Minnewaska is in action again Thursday against New London-Spicer.

Litchfield (2-2) 22 22 - 44
Minnewaska (2-1) 27 24 - 51

Litchfield
Statistics not provided

Minnewaska
Scoring: Taylor Amundson 9, Abbey VerSteeg 9, Emma Middendorf 9, Shelby Pfannenstein 6, Bailey Stewart 6, Ashlyn Guggisberg 6, Anna Vold 3, Carley Stewart 3 … 3-point shots: Vold 1 … Rebound leader: Guggisberg 8 … Assist leader: 5 tied with 2 … Steal leader: Stewart 3

Osakis 71, Benson 18

Alecia Kaelke scored 18 points and Lauren Savageau had 16 to lead Osakis over the Braves on Tuesday in Osakis.

Benson’s Amanda Nissen scored five points and Rachel Lee had four.

Benson (0-3) 4 14 - 18
Osakis (3-0) 45 26 - 71

Benson
Scoring: Megan Amundson 1, Amanda Nissen 5, Danielle Himley 3, Presley Gonnerman 2, Rachel Lee 4, Dana Rud 3 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leader: Victoria Pagel 3, Addie Forbord 3 … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: Three with one

Osakis
Scoring: Karlee Hoffarth 2, Morgan Staloch 10, Jordyn Stroup 2, Nicolle Klukken 3, Abby Stroup 10, Lauren Savageau 16, Brittney Sadlemyer 2, Alecia Kaelke 18 … 3-point shots: 4 Staloch 2, 14 Stroup 1, Savageau 4 … Rebound leader: Kaelke 7 … Assist leader: NA … Steal leader: Savageau 4, Sadlemyer 4

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