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Prep Basketball Roundup: Slagter's 30 not enough against Rocori

WILLMAR -- A 30-point, seven-rebound, five assist performance from Noah Slagter against Rocori wasn't enough for Willmar, which suffered a seventh-straight loss, 65-53, on Monday at the Willmar High School gym.

WILLMAR - A 30-point, seven-rebound, five assist performance from Noah Slagter against Rocori wasn’t enough for Willmar, which suffered a seventh-straight loss, 65-53, on Monday at the Willmar High School gym.

Slagter was dominant, helping the upset-minded Cardinals jump out to a 29-24 halftime lead.

But it was all Spartans after that, as they got 19 points from Alec Anderson and Derek Thompson and outscored the Cardinals 41-24 in the second half.

No other Willmar player finished in double figures.

Losers of 10 of 11, things don’t get easier for Willmar, as a road matchup with 18-2 Fergus Falls awaits on Friday.

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Rocori 65, Willmar 53

Rocori (7-5, 13-8) 24 41 - 65
Willmar (1-11, 5-16) 29 24 - 53

Rocori
Scoring: Alec Anderson 19, Derek Thompson 19, Jon Olson 14, Austin Overman 5, Sam Olson 5, William Huls 3 … 3-point shots: J. Olson 2, Overman 1, S. Olson 1, Huls 1 … Rebound leaders: J. Olson 6, Anderson 4 … Assist leaders: Overman 5 … Steal leaders: J. Olson 2

Willmar
Scoring: Noah Slagter 30, Zach Radermacher 8, Max Trochil 6, Tate Hovland 5, Max Doering 4 … 3-point shots: Slagter 3, Radermacher 2, Hovland 1 … Rebound leaders: Slagter 7 … Assist leaders: Slagter 5 … Steal leaders: Moering 3

West Central

Sauk Centre 59, ACGC 51

ACGC fell behind by a big number in the first half and couldn’t claw all the way back in the second half of a West Central Conference game against the Mainstreeters on Monday in Sauk Centre.

Adam Johnson had 16 points and Gabe Eisenbacher had a double-double of 14 pints and 12 rebounds, and he also made five steals.

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Colton Minnick had 11 points and Erik Belgum finished with six points and seven boards.

Sauk Centre’s Shariff Silas and Tanner Rieland both scored 11 points, and Rieland had four assists and five steals.

ACGC plays host to KMS at 7:30 p.m. today in Grove City.

ACGC (2-8, 6-11) 21 30 - 51
Sauk Centre (9-2, 13-6) 36 23 - 59

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
Scoring: Jaren Kaddatz 4, Adam Johnson 16, Gabe Eisenbacher 14, Colton Minnick 11, Erik Belgum 6 … 3-point shots: Kaddatz 1, Minnick 1 … Rebound leaders: Eisenbacher 12, Belgum 7, Johnson 6 … Assist leaders: Kaddatz 5 … Steal leaders: Eisenbacher 5

Sauk Centre
Scoring: Riley Primus 3, Jay Friedrichs 8, Shariff Silas 11, Tanner Rieland 11, Simon Weller 10, Ben Barhorst 5, Cade Neubert 4, Tanner Schmiesing 7 … 3-point shots: Primus 1, Friedrichs 1, Silas 1, Rieland 3, Barhorst 1 … Rebound leaders: Schmiesing 8, Friedrichs 5 … Assist leaders: Rieland 4 … Steal leaders: Rieland 5

Non-conference

Minnewaska 60, EVW 48

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The Lakers pulled off a great non-conference win, handing Eden Valley-Watkins just its second loss of the season on Monday in Eden Valley.

Minnewaska built a 12-point lead by halftime and more or less held it the rest of the way.

Austin VerSteeg and Michael Gruber both scored 16 points, and VerSteeg also had 10 rebounds.

The Lakers’ Jake Peters scored nine points and had a team-high 12 points.

Minnewaska (15-4) 30 30 - 60
EVW (17-2) 18 30 - 48

Minnewaska
Scoring: Matt McIver 10, Michael Gruber 16, Greg Helander 4, Austin VerSteeg 16, Brandon French 5, Jake Peters 9 … 3-point shots: McIver 1, Gruber 2 … Rebound leaders: Jake Peters 12, Austin VerSteeg 10 … Assist leaders: Matt McIver 3 … Steal leaders: VerSteeg 3

Eden Valley-Watkins
Scoring: Jacob Streit 5, Reece Janson 12, Travis Thelen 3, Greg Lux 10, Dominic Schlangen 8, DeSean james 10 … 3-point shots: Jansen 3, Lux 2, James 2 … Rebound leaders: NA … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

Benson 68, Paynesville 57

Benson blew the game open with 46 second-half points in a non-conference contest against the Bulldogs on Monday in Paynesville.

The Braves’ Adam Lindahl scored a game-high 21 points and Layton Connelly and Josh Manzke both hit three 3-pointers. Connelly finished with 19 points and Manzke scored 17.

Connelly also had six rebounds and three assists.

Paynesville’s Toby Flannigan scored 15 points and Matthew Floura had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Benson plays at Montevideo at 7:30 p.m. today while the Bulldogs play at Kimball at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Benson (9-10) 23 46 - 68
Paynesville (3-14) 20 37 - 57

Benson
Scoring: Layton Connelly 19, Adam Lindahl 21, Josh Manzke 17, Max Peterson 4, Zack Sonnabend 5, Nathan Habben 2 … 3-point shots: Connelly 3, Adam Lindahl 1, Manzke 3 … Rebound leaders: Andrew Lindahl 7, Connelly 6, Adam Lindahl 4 … Assist leaders: Connelly 3 … Steal leaders: Peterson 3, Adam Lindahl 2

Paynesville
Scoring: Carter Carlson 3, Dustin Hieserich 7, Toby Flannigan 15, Easton Syvertson 6, Brody Strand 8, Spencer Imholte 5, Matthew Floura 13 … 3-point shots: Strand 2, Imholte 1 … Rebound leaders: Floura 7, Strand 5, Flannigan 5 … Assist leaders: Flannigan 2, Floura 2 … Steal leaders: Flannigan 1

Camden

CMCS 69, KMS 30

Class A third-ranked Central Minnesota Christian School buried KMS with a 36-9 run in the second half.

After staying within 12 at the half, the Saints could get nothing going, as the Bluejays enforced their will in the final 18 minutes.

Eleven different CMCS players scored. Taylor Slagter and Ethan Brouwer led the way with 11 apiece.

Tanner Rohner led KMS with nine points.

KMS travels to ACGC tomorrow. CMCS has a long layoff before traveling to RCW a week from today.

KMS (1-12, 2-19) 21 9 - 30
CMC (13-0, 19-2) 33 36 - 69

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Scoring: Tanner Rohner 9, Weston Gjerde 3, Josh Peterson 7, Preston Mahlum 8, Regan Carlson 3 … 3-point shots: Rohner 3, Gjerde 1, Peterson 1, Carlson 1 … Rebound leaders: Rohner 6, Gjerde 5 … Assist leaders: Gjerde 2, Rohner 2 … Steal leaders: Gjerde 1, Peterson 1

Central Minnesota Christian
Scoring: Matthew Van Eps 6, Ryan Greenwaldt 8, Noah Wubben 6, Lucas Schwitters 2, Ethan Brouwer 11, Tanner Stoel 4, Kishaun Henry 4, Taylor Slagter 11, Austin Marcus 5, Jaxon Schwitters 2, Levi Post 10 … 3-point shots: Greenwaldt 2, Brouwer 1, Slagter 1 … Rebound leaders: Henry 4, Brouwer 3 … Assist leaders: Stoel 4, Schwitters 3 … Steal leaders: Marcus 3

Dawson-Boyd 64, LQPV 61

Jess Hansen scored 21 points, Eli Webber added 13 and Dawson-Boyd squeaked out a Camden Conference win.

Hansen did a lot of his damage from behind the arc, hitting five three pointers.

Weber added a game-high seven assists and three steals.

Lucas Strand and Noah Jensen led the way for LQPV, scoring 23 and 19 respectively. But the duo got little help as no other Eagle scored more than seven. Strand got his 1000th career point in the first half and Jensen also grabbed 15 rebounds.

LQPV hosts Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Thursday. Dawson travels to Hancock tomorrow.

LQPV (6-6, 9-11) 31 30 - 61
Dawson-Boyd (9-4, 12-6) 31 33 - 64

Lac qui Parle Valley
Scoring: Corey Roggenbuck 1, Connor Oie 6, Isaac Gerdes 5, Ross Olson 7, Lucas Strand 23, Noah Jensen 19 … 3-point shots: Strand 3 … Rebound leaders: Jensen 15, Strand 8 … Assist leaders: Strand 7, Jensen 2 … Steal leaders: Three with 1

Dawson-Boyd
Scoring: Eli Weber 13, Jess Hansen 21, Braxton Thompson 6, Alex Swenson 9, Hunter Olson 2, Bentley Boike 2, Braden Thompson 3, Dalton Kostad 8 … 3-point shots: Hansen 5, Thompson 2, Weber 1 … Rebound leaders: Weber 8, Kostad 7 … Assist leaders: Weber 7 … Steal leaders: Weber 3

MACCRAY 75, RCW 51

Eight Wolverines scored at least six points in their romp over Renville County West at home Monday night.

Jackson Grussing scored 14 points and was part of a three-way tie for the team lead in assists with five, tied with Chase Christenson and Brady Madsen. Christenson had 12 points and Madsen had 10.

Dylan Dirksen was the other MACCRAY player in double figures, also with 10. MACCRAY outscored the Jags 41-21 in the second half.

Nathan Serbus led RCW with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Jon Kronlokken and Adam Terhaar each scored 11.

MACCRAY plays BOLD tonight at home, and RCW will play KMS in Kerkhoven Friday.

RCW (4-9, 6-14) 30 21 - 51
MACCRAY (6-7, 7-12) 34 41 - 75

Renville County West
Scoring: Reese Marks 3, Colin Thompson 5, Jon Kronlokken 11, Brady Holwerda 4, Brody Elfring 2, Adam Terhaar 11, Nathan Serbus 15 … 3-point shots: Kronlokken 1, Terhaar 1 … Rebound leaders: Holwerda 11, Serbus 9 … Assist leaders: Holwerda 3 … Steal leaders: Spencer Mortensen 2

MACCRAY
Scoring: Braden Hoekstra 6, Connor Cronen 8, Brady Madsen 10, Jackson Grussing 14, Tyler Rothmeier 6, Tyler Plowman 7, Dalton Struxness 2, Chase Christenson 12, Dylan Dirksen 10 … 3-point shots: Hoekstra 1, Madsen 1, Plowman 1 … Rebound leaders: Christenson 6, Hoekstra 6 … Assist leaders: Cronen 5, Madsen 5, Grussing 5 … Steal leaders: Madsen 3

Girls

West Central

Montevideo 65, YME 39

A competitive-looking game on paper was anything but, as Montevideo opened on an 11-0 run and never let up in a rout of YME.

Lexi Quigley led a very balanced scoring attack with 14 points, while Nikki Erickson (13), Alexis Schmitz (12) and Ashley McKee (11) were also in double figures.

Madison Hinz and Makayla Dyrdahl each had 14 points for YME, but no other Sting player scored more than three.

“They came ready to play and we didn’t” YME Coach Randy Haakenson said. “They came out and hit us in the mouth pretty quick.”

Both teams have home games Thursday. Montevideo faces BOLD and YME takes on Canby.

Montevideo (11-4) 36 29 - 65
YME (11-6) 16 23 - 39

Montevideo
Scoring: Lexi Quigley 14, Nikki Erickson 13, Alexis Schmitz 12, Ashley McKee 11, Abby Olson 8, Taylor root 3, Morgan Reidinger 2, Molly reeves 3 … 3-point shots: Erickson 4 … Rebound leaders: McKee 6, Emily Enevoldsen 6 … Assist leaders: Olson 6, McKee 5 … Steal leaders: Olson 5

Yellow Medicine East
Scoring: Madison Hinz 14, Makayla Dyrdahl 14, Kaitlyn Mortenson 3, Anna McCosh 2, Paige Steffen 2, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 2, Maggie Scheffler 2 … 3-point shots: Hinz 4 … Rebound leaders: Dyrdahl 6, Meeghen Dahlager 5 … Assist leaders: Steffen 3 … Steal leaders: Mortenson 2

Non-conference

LQPV 54 Morris 40

Entering the game with 996 career points, Lac qui Parle Valley star sophomore guard Kelsea Lund scored her 1,000th career point in the Eagles’ win over Morris.

Not content to stop there, Lund finished with 24 points, five rebounds and four assists, and hit 14-of-16 free throws.

The Eagles as a whole finished 27-of-32 from the line and held the Tigers to just 12 attempts. They made just three field goal attempts in the second half but still outscored Morris 25-18.

Ashley Solvie led the Tigers by scoring a quarter of their points with 10. She was the game’s only other scorer aside from Lund in double figures.

LQPV takes on Dawson-Boyd Thursday on the road in a conference matchup, and Morris hosts high-flying Sauk Centre on Friday.

Morris (9-10) 22 18 - 40
LQPV (10-7) 29 25 - 54

Morris/Chokio-Alberta
Scoring: Riley Decker 7, Karly Fehr 1, Becca Holland 8, Correy Hickman 7, Jenna Howden 1, Ashley Solvie 10, Moira McNally 6 … 3-point shots: Holland 2, Decker 1 … Rebound leaders: Holland 5, Hickman 4, McNally 4 … Assist leaders: Hickman 3, McNally 3 … Steal leaders: Decker 3

Lac qui Parle Valley
Scoring: Haley Wollschlager 6, Kelsea Lund 24, Lindsay Kranz 5, Sidney Gerdes 2, Kelsey Kuechenmeister 8, Katyln Gades 4, Taniah Tosel 5 … 3-point shots: Lund 2, Wollschlager 1 … Rebound leaders: Tosel 7, Lund 5, Kuechenmeister 5 … Assist leaders: Lund 4 … Steal leaders: N/A

NLS 62, Benson 27

Brooke Beuning scored 12 points and Shea Oman, Erin Tebben and Morgan Swenson all scored 10 to lead the Wildcats to a win over their former West Central Conference rival on Monday in Benson.

New London-Spicer won its 14th game of the season.

Mariah Adams had six steals and Megan Thorson had four.

Benson’s Danielle Himley scored a team-high 10 points and also grabbed six rebounds, and Amanda Nissen had six points and six boards.

The Braves play host to Minnewaska at 7:30 p.m. Thursday while the Wildcats play a Wright County Conference game at home against Rockford at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

NLS (14-5) 38 24 - 62
Benson (0-17) 13 14 - 27

New London-Spicer
Scoring: Mariah Adams 3, Shea Oman 10, Brooke Beuning 12, Alyssa Fredrick 8, Megan Thorson 2, Kabrie Weber 5, Erin Tebben 10, Michelle Johnson 2, Morgan Swenson 10 … 3-point shots: Adams 1, Oman 1, Beuning 2, Fredrick 1 … Rebound leaders: Lindsay Vagle 4, Beuning 3, Thorson 3 … Assist leaders: Adams 1, Fredrick 1 … Steal leaders: Adams 6, Thorson 4, Oman 3

Benson
Scoring: Megan Amundson 4, Amanda Nissen 6, Danielle Himley 10, Grace Lee 2, Victoria Pagel 3, Rachel Lee 2 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leaders: Amundson 6, Himley 6 … Assist leaders: Nissen 2, Himley 2 … Steal leaders: Presley Gonnerman 2

Tomahawk

Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s 76, BLHS 58

Anna Lux scored 26 points and Saint Mary’s put BLHS in a 41-15 halftime hole.

Alaina Leske had 15 points and Emily Markgraf added 13 with three 3-pointers for the Mustangs.

Sleepy Eye (4-8, 5-13) 41 38 - 76
BLHS (2-10, 4-13) 15 43 - 58

Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s
Scoring: Megan Labat 6, Jody Hansen 11, Alison Drexler 5, Anna Lux 26, Jenny Lax 8 Megan Ziegler 13, Crystal Portner 1, Kelsie Kosak 2, Cassie Heinrichs… 3-point shots: Lux 4, Drexler 1 … Rebound leaders: N/A … Assist leaders: N/A … Steal leaders: N/A

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
Scoring: Breanna Buboltz 8, Jordyn Feige 6, Emily Markgraf 13, Kiana Johnson 4, Mariah Paulson 2, Alaina Leske 15, Kaitlyn Kottke 2, Sara Kottke 8 … 3-point shots: Markgraf 3, Feige 1 … Rebound leaders: Kottke 14 … Assist leaders: Feige 4, Markgraf 3 … Steal leaders: Ehlers 3, Buboltz 2

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