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Prep Boys Basketball Wrap: Morris/CA is too much for BOLD

Tigers overcome scrappy Warriors, 87-60

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Morris/CA senior Jackson Loge (right) goes up for a block on BOLD's Max Marks during a West Central Conference game Tuesday at Bird Island. Marks was fouled on the play. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
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BIRD ISLAND — A scrappy BOLD lineup kept up with Morris/Chokio-Alberta in the first half of a West Central Conference boys basketball game on Tuesday.

But in the second half, it was all Tigers as they outscored the Warriors 44-26 after the break to come away with an 87-60 win.

Ranked fourth in Class AA, Morris/CA jumped out to a 43-34 halftime lead.

With BOLD’s defense swarming Tigers standout Jackson Loge when he touched the ball, Thomas Tiernan was able to find the gaps in the defense, scoring 17 of his 19 points in the opening half. Tiernan hit five 3-pointers and also added six assists and three steals.

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BOLD junior Ryan King (5) goes up for a layup attempt while Morris/CA's Jackson Loge (22) goes for a block during the first half of a West Central Conference game Tuesday at Bird Island. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

For his part, Loge, an Augustana University commit, had 32 points and nine rebounds. He also made it tough for the smaller BOLD squad to reach the hoop, finishing with four blocks.

Down 13-3 in the first half, the Warriors’ Cole Visser hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the gap to four. Then after Morris/CA went ahead 28-18, BOLD scored seven straight, capped off by a layup-and-one by Max Marks.

Marks led a trio of Warriors in double figures with 14 points. Visser had 12 points, all in the first half. Hunter Borer added 11 points.

Undefeated at 7-0, Morris/CA faces Pine River-Backus in the opening game of the Fergus Falls holiday tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 28. BOLD (3-2) plays Yellow Medicine East at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Granite Falls.

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Morris/CA senior Cole Wente (10) goes up for a layup while BOLD's Jack Gross looks on during the first half of a West Central Conference game Tuesday at Bird Island. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

West Central
Morris/CA 87,
BOLD 60

Morris/CA (7-0) 43 44 — 87
BOLD (3-2) 34 26 — 60
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Jackson Loge 32, Thomas Tiernan 19, Cole Wente 9, Durgin Decker 7, Tyler Berlinger 6, Sam Kleinwolterink 6, Brandon Jergenson 5, Trey Hunt 2, Toby Gonnerman 1 … 3-point shots: Tiernan 5, Loge 2, Decker 1, Wente 1, Jergenson 1 … Rebound leader: Loge 9 … Assist leader: Jergenson 9, Tiernan 6 … Steal leader: Wente 3, Tiernan 3 ... Block leader: Loge 4
BOLD - Scoring: Max Marks 14, Cole Visser 12, Hunter Borer 11, Ryan King 8, Jack Gross 6, Hudson Vosika 3, Ethan Sullivan 2, Colter Johnson 2, Mason Uhlenkamp 2 … 3-point shots: Visser 4, Borer 3 … Rebound leader: King 5, Visser 5 … Assist leader: Sullivan 4 … Steal leader: Visser 3 ... Block leader: None

Camden
CMCS 68,
Dawson-Boyd 47

In a battle of unbeatens in the Camden North, Central Minnesota Christian outscored Dawson-Boyd 38-15 in the second half to emerge a winner at Prinsburg.

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Pacing the Bluejays was Ben Van Eps with 24 points. Caleb Vander Beek had a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Case Mulder (12) and Ethan Bulthuis (11) also finished in double figures.

Keegon Wicht led the Blackjacks with 15 points, seven steals and four assists.

CMCS plays in the Bremer Bank Classic on Dec. 29 in Willmar. Dawson-Boyd faces Pipestone on Thursday.

Dawson-Boyd (6-1) 32 15 — 47
CMCS (7-0) 30 38 — 68
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Keegon Wicht 15, Aiden Swenson 4, Braxton Hahn 2, Brayson Boike 4, Collin Swedzinski 5, Levi Olson 11, Carter Bowen 6 … 3-point shots: Wicht 1, Swedzinski 1, Olson 3 … Rebound leader: Boike 6, Bowen 6 … Assist leader: Wicht 4 … Steal leader: Wicht 7 ... Block leader: None
CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Ethan Bulthuis 11, Case Mulder 12, Drew Duininck 5, Brayden Marcus 6, Ben Van Eps 24, Caleb Vander Beek 10 … 3-point shots: Bulthuis 1, Duininck 1, Marcus 2, Van Eps 2 … Rebound leader: Vander Beek 14 … Assist leader: Vander Beek 3 … Steal leader: Bulthuis 1, Van Eps 1 ... Block leader: Bulthuis 2

KMS 74,
RCW 35

DeAndre Holloway had 26 points and seven rebounds to lead Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg past Renville County West at Kerkhoven.

Gage Thorson and Hunter Kallstrom each had 11 points to lead KMS, which got 10 points and six assists from Jared Cortez.

Tyler Froland led the Jaguars with 17 points.

KMS plays host Windom at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Windom Tournament. St. James and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton play in the other semifinal. Third-place and title games take place Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Windom.

RCW (1-3) 21 14 — 35
KMS (3-4) 40 34 — 74
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Adam Schrupp 2, Isaac Haen 7, Jaise Miller 5, Tyler Froland 17, Jaden Serbus 4 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leader: Serbus 12, Froland 9 … Assist leader: A. Schrupp 2, Ryan Schrupp 2 … Steal leader: Froland 2, Serbus 2 ... Block leader: Serbus 4
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Jacob Gareis 8, Isaac Rundingen 1, DeAndre Holloway 26, Jared Cortez 10, Gavin Thorson 3, Gage Thorson 11, Malaki Lee 2, Hunter Kallstrom 11, Adam Froehlich 2 … 3-point shots: Holloway 2, Cortez 3, Gav. Thorson 1 … Rebound leaders: Holloway 7, Gag. Thorson 6, Gareis 5 … Assist leaders: Cortez 6, Rundingen 6, Gav. Thorson 5 … Steal leader: Rundingen 4 ... Block leader: Holloway 1

T-M-B 76,
YME 55

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton’s Tony Nelson, a University of Minnesota football recruit, had 22 points and 21 rebounds as the Panthers prevailed over Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls.

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Bryce Sneller had 14 points to lead the Sting.

YME plays host to BOLD on Thursday for a non-conference game.

T-M-B (4-1) 34 42 — 76
YME (1-5) 24 31 — 55
TRACY-MILROY-BALATON - Scoring: Christian Wendland 9, Noah Swenhaugen 9, Jake Turner 9, Trevor Smith 19, Matthew Munson 2, Nicholas Schmitt 6, Tony Nelson 22 … 3-point shots: Wendland 3, Turner 1, Smith 1 … Rebound leader: Nelson 21 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Nikson Knapper 11, Cody Dahlager 2, Xzavier Mikel 3, Landon Anderson 8, James Peterson 2, Preston Berends 3, Israel Eakes 3, Bryce Sneller 14, Owen Torvik 9 … 3-point shots: Knapper 3, Mikel 1, Brends 1, Torvik 1 … Rebound leader: Dahlager 6 … Assist leader: Isaac Jimenez 7 … Steal leader: Three with 2 ... Block leader: None

LQPV 71,
MACCRAY 55

Lac qui Parle Valley got its first Camden win of the year, beating MACCRAY in Clara City.

Gavin Husman (13), Jordan Warne (12) and Isaac Strommer (11) each had double-digit points for the Wolverines. Warne finished with a double-double, grabbing 11 rebounds while also blocking five shots.

MACCRAY and LQPV will compete in the Bremer Bank Classic on Dec. 29-30 in Willmar.

LQPV (2-3) 34 37 — 71
MACCRAY (5-4) 30 25 — 55
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MACCRAY - Scoring: Isaac Strommer 11, Isaac Post 6, Matt Wadsworth 2, Gavin Husman 13, Dreyer Homan 3, Brooks Asche 8, Jordan Warne 12 … 3-point shots: Strommer 2, Post 1, Husman 1, Homan 1, Asche 2 … Rebound leader: Warne 11 … Assist leader: Post 5 … Steal leader: Strommer 2, Post 2 ... Block leader: Warne 5

Non-Conference
Becker 67,
Willmar 55

Becker used a strong first half to beat Willmar at the Big Red Gym.

The Bulldogs, who are 5-0, led 34-16 at halftime and had five players in double figures, led by Eric Seavert’s 14 points.

Cade Roelofs’ 12 points led the Cardinals.

Willmar is host to the Bremer Bank Classic on Dec. 29 at the Big Red Gym.

Becker (5-0) 34 33 — 67
Willmar (1-5) 16 39 — 55
BECKER - Scoring: Alex Weiss 10, Nicholas Berglund 10, Julias Hendricks 12, Ryan Bengtson 3, Hayden Harmoning 6, Eric Seavert 14, Brady Paumen 12 … 3-point shots: Berglund 2, Hendricks 1, Bengtson 1, Seavert 3 … Rebound leader: Paumen 5 … Assist leader: Weiss 2, Hendricks 2, Harmoning 2 … Steal leader: Seavert 2 ... Block leader: Seavert 2
WILLMAR - Scoring: Cayden Hansen 8, Jacob Streed 2, Abdihamid Abdullahi 6, Cade Roelofs 12, Samon Radermacher 6, Alex Schramm 8, Blake Schoolmeester 2, Harris Duininck 3, Samuel Raitz 8 … 3-point shots: Hansen 1, Radermacher 2, Schramm 1, Raitz 2 … Rebound leader: Roelofs 7 … Assist leader: Abdullahi 2 … Steal leader: Five with 1 ... Block leader: Schramm 1

NLS 70,
Redwood Valley 54

New London-Spicer had four players in double figures in its non-conference victory over Redwood Valley at New London.

Leading the way for the Wildcats was Brycen Christensen, who had 19 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.

Petyon Coahran added 17 points for NLS, which also got 12 points apiece from Aedan Andresen and Brady Gerhardson.

Carson Woodford had 19 points to lead Redwood Valley.

NLS next plays Dec. 29 in the Bremer Bank Classic in Willmar, as does Redwood Valley.

Redwood Valley (5-2) 34 20 — 54
NLS (3-2) 34 36 — 70
REDWOOD VALLEY - Scoring: Jagger Bill 2, Charles LaChapelle 10, Alex Lang 4, Drew Lundeen 7, Zack Reck 12, Carson Woodford 19 … 3-point shots: LaChapelle 2, Lundeen 1, Reck 3, Woodford 1 … Rebound leader: Reck 4, Woodford 4 … Assist leader: LaChapelle 5, Lang 5 … Steal leader: LaChapelle 3 ... Block leader: LaChapelle 1
NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Aedan Andresen 12, Brycen Christensen 19, Peyton Coahran 17, Mason Delzer 4, Brady Gerhardson 12, Grant Paffrath 6 … 3-point shots: Andresen 2, Christensen 3, Coahran 5, Gerhardson 1 … Rebound leader: Christensen 10, Delzer 8 … Assist leader: Paffrath 6 … Steal leader: Christensen 3 ... Block leader: Christensen 2

Litchfield 54,
Melrose 48

Matt Draeger and Dom Dietel each had 11 points and Beau Weseloh contributed 10 for the victory at Litchfield .

Connor Engelmeyer had 18 points to lead the Dutchmen.

Litchfield next plays in the Crusader Christmas Classic on Dec. 28 at St. Cloud Cathedral, as does Melrose.

Melrose (2-4) 22 26 — 48
Litchfield (2-4) 40 14 — 54
MELROSE - Scoring: Gor Ruey 2, Devin Orbeck 9, Connor Engelmeyer 18, Connor Anderson 7, Carson Meyer 3, Hunter Goihl 9 … 3-point shots: Orbeck 1, Engelmeyer 5, Anderson 1, Meyer 1, Goihl 1 … Rebound leader: Ruey 6, Orbeck 6, Meyer 6 … Assist leader: Engelmeyer 3 … Steal leader: Orbeck 2 ... Block leader: None
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Logan King 3, Jack McCann 4, Tanner Kohls 8, Tyler Pennertz 4, Alex Draeger 11, Beau Weseloh 10, Blake Aller 3, Dom Dietel 11 … 3-point shots: King 1, Kohls 1, Draeger 3 … Rebound leader: Kohls 4 … Assist leader: Dietel 3 … Steal leader: King 3, Aller 3 ... Block leader: None

Montevideo 74,
ACGC 60

Andrew Van Binsbergen had 22 points, Landon Stock added 19 points and Kaden Boike had 17 to lead host Montevideo past Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

Stock also had 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Thunder Hawks.

Alex Kokenge had 18 points, Thor Goerisch 16 points and Sam Rouser 10 for the Falcons.

Montevideo plays Pipestone at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

ACGC (2-5) 26 34 — 60
Montevideo (4-1) 34 40 — 74
ACGC - Scoring: Kyler Pickle 6, Brock Denton 7, Sam Rouser 10, Landon Blom 3, Thor Goerish 16, Alex Kokenge 18 … 3-point shots: Pickle 2, Denton 1, Rouser 2, Goerish 2 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Kaden Boike 17, Andrew Van Binsbergen 22, Bradyn Schultz 5, Hunter Strand 7, Landon Stock 19, Mason Jerve 4… 3-point shots: Van Binsbergen 2, Stock 1, Boike 3, Strand 1, Schultz 1 … Rebound leader: Stock 12, Jerve 6, Van Binsbergen 6 … Assist leader: Stock 4 … Steal leader: Boike 4, Stock 3 ... Block leader: Strand 1

Paynesville 74,
LPGE 36

Bennett Evans had 18 points, Gus Johnson 14, Chase Bayer 13 and Max Athmann 12 in Paynesville’s victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Paynesville.

Benjamin Larson had 11 to lead LPGE.

Paynesville is headed to the Perham Tournament on Dec. 28.

LPGE (1-6) 25 11 — 36
Paynesville (4-3) 45 29 — 74
LPGE - Scoring: Tye Urman 8, Jeremi Maldonado 8, Hassan Milik 5, Benjamin Larson 11, Reece Steinmetz 4 … 3-point shots: n/a … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Izaak Schultz 5, Eli Nelson 1, Gus Johnson 14, Grayson Fuchs 8, Chase Bayer 13, Max Athmann 12, Bennett Evans 18, Blayke Pung 3 … 3-point shots: n/a … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

Osakis 68,
Minnewaska 57

Bauer Klimek had 27 points, hitting six 3-pointers, to lead the host Osakis Silverstreaks past Minnewaska .

Damon Uhde had 21 points and Hunter Kostelecky had 17 for the Lakers, who also got 10 points from Ethan Quelle.

Minnewaska next plays at 7:15 p.m. Thursday against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Glenwood.

Minnewaska (1-5) 26 31 — 57
Osakis (4-1) 38 30 — 68
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Tate Reichmann 4, Ethan Quelle 10, Jack Larson 2, Damon Uhde 21, Hunter Kostelecky 17, PJ Johnson 3 … 3-point shots: Reichmann 1, Uhde 2, Johnson 1 … Rebound leader: Kostelecky 12 … Assist leader: Uhde 6 … Steal leader: Quelle 3, Uhde 3 ... Block leader: Uhde 1

OSAKIS - Scoring: Stewart Jones 10, Grant Mages 2, Kyle Magee 11, Bauer Klimek 27, Chayce Meyer 2, Mekai Hoelscher 2 … 3-point shots: Klimek 6 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

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