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Prep girls basketball: Willmar lose a tough one at Sartell

Willmar falls 49-47 to host Sabres in CLC play

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SARTELL — The Willmar girls basketball team suffered another tough loss Friday night, falling 49-47 to the Sartell Sabres.

The Cardinals (3-4) fall to 2-2 in Central Lakes Conference play. Sartell (5-1) is 2-1 in the conference.

Willmar led 28-26 at halftime.

The Cardinals have also lost to Orono 46-44 and Marshall 53-49 in overtime this season, but beat St. Cloud Tech/Apollo 51-45 Thursday.

Willmar out-shot Sartell 36.5% (19 of 52) to 27.1% (16 of 59). Each team pulled down 31 rebounds.

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One difference was 3-pointers. Willmar made 2 of 11 for 18.2%. Sartell made 6 of 22 for 27.3%.

Sammy Christoffer led the cArdinals with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists. Jaida Reiman had nine points and five assists. Ella Shinn contributed seven points and 10 rebounds.

For sartell, Megan Driste had 15 points, Avery Templin added 12 and Emily Crandell had 10.

The Cardinals next play Hutchinson at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Willmar.

Central Lakes
Sartell 49, Willmar 47

Willmar (3-4) 28 19 — 47
Sartell (5-1) 26 23 — 49
WILLMAR - Scoring: Sammy Christoffer 14, Brielle Ogdahl 4, Ellary Lange 6, Zoe Schroeder 4, Kenedee Salonek 3, Jaida Reiman 9, Ella Shinn 7 … 3-point shots: Christoffer 1, Reiman 1 … Rebound leaders: Shinn 10, Christoffer 6 … Assist leaders: Reiman 5, Christoffer 3, Lange 3 … Steal leader: Salonek 3, Grace Haugen 2 ... Block leader: none
SARTELL - Scoring: Megan Driste 15, Rylie DeMaine 2, Abigail Haus 2, Avery Templin 12, Emily Crandell 10 … 3-point shots: Driste 2, Templin 3, Crandell 1, Chloe Turner 4 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

West Central
Sauk Centre 54,
Benson 34

Jenna Gapinski-Vogt had 20 points to lead host Sauk Centre over Benson.

Madeline Nelson added 11 points and Cierra Kortan had 10 for the Mainstreeters.

Madi Wrobleski scored 10 points to lead Benson.

Sauk Centre is 2-0 in the West Central. Benson is 0-2.

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Benson next plays Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley at 6 p.m. Jan. 4 in Benson.

Benson (1-6) 14 20 — 34
Sauk Centre (4-3) 34 20 — 54
BENSON - Scoring: Madi Wrobleski 10, Marley Rush 8, Adysen Himley 7, Mya Kurkosky 6, Presley Nygaard 3 … 3-point shots: Wrobleski 2, Himley 1, Nygaard 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
SAUK CENTRE - Scoring: Jenna Gapinski-Vogt 20, Madeline Nelson 11, Cierra Kortan 10, Emily Peters 8, Lisa Weir 3, Sienna Klaphake 2 … 3-point shots: Peters 2, Kortan 2, Weir 2 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

Montevideo 54,
Minnewaska 51

A day after knocking off New London-Spicer, Montevideo picked up another Section 3AA-North win, beating West Central Conference rival Minnewaska in Glenwood.

It was the Thunder Hawks’ WCC opener. The Lakers fall to 1-2 in conference play.

Avery Koenen paced Montevideo with 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Addyson Kath was the only Minnewaska player in double figures with 12 points.

Montevideo plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. Minnewaska plays Breckenridge at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood.

Montevideo (5-0) 35 19 — 54
Minnewaska (3-3) 28 23 — 51
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Teagan Epema 15, Tenley Epema 9, Avery Koenen 23, Hailey Dirksen 6 … 3-point shots: Tea. Epema 3, Ten. Epema 3 … Rebound leader: Koenen 9 … Assist leaders: Koenen 3 … Steal leaders: Koenen 2, Keely Foley 2 ... Block leader: Koenen 1
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Addyson Kath 12, Maddie Thorfinnson 9, Olivia Richards 5, Addyson Randt 8, Brooke Kolstoe 4, Sydney Dahl 3, Megan Thorfinnson 8, Olivia Danielson 2 … 3-point shots: Kath 2, Ma. Thorfinnson 1, Richards 1, Randt 1, Dahl 1, Me. Thorfinnson 2 … Rebound leader: Kath 9 … Assist leaders: Randt 4, Ma. Thorfinnson 3 … Steal leaders: Kath 2, Dahl 2 ... Block leader: Ma. Thorfinnson 2

Camden
CMCS 60,
RCW 22

Sienna Duininck scored 19 points and Coco Duininck added 18 as Central Minnesota Christian cruised to victory at Renville County West.

CMCS led 36-11 at halftime.

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Emily Lippert had nine points to lead the Jaguars.

CMCS plays Southwest Minnesota Christian at noon Saturday in Prinsburg. RCW faces Lac qui Parle Valley at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Renville.

CMCS (4-3) 36 24 — 60
RCW (1-5) 11 11 — 22
CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Sienna Duininck 19, CC Roiseland 2, Morgan Groen 1, Maaike Duininck 3, Natasha Erickson 1, Molly Mulder 6, Lauren Taatjes 6, Coco Duininck 18, Carrie Mulder 4 … 3-point shots: S. Duininck 3, M. Duininck 1, C. Duininck 3 … Rebound leader: M. Mulder 6, Taatjes 6 … Assist leader: C. Duininck 5 … Steal leader: C. Duininck 6 ... Block leader: Reagan Swart 1, Erickson 1
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Addyson Tanner 2, Holly Bratsch 3, Jennifer Bratsch 2, Laila Ridler 2, Emily Lippert 9, Hannah Pharr 4 … 3-point shots: H. Bratsch 1, Lippert 1 … Rebound leader: Ridler 6 … Assist leader: Three with 1 … Steal leader: Ridler 2 ... Block leader: Pharr 3

LQPV 56,
KMS 41

Lac qui Parle Valley overcame a 27-21 halftime deficit with 35 second-half points for the victory at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

Taylor Shelstad had 21 points, Camryn Lee 18 and Isabel Gerdes 10 to lead the Eagles.

Grace Collins had seven points, Madelynn Luft added seven points and 10 rebounds and Hayley Demuth had seven points and two steals to lead the Fighting Saints.

LQPV plays at 7;30 p.m. Tuesday at Renville County West. KMS plays at 7;30 p.m. Tuesday at Dawson-Boyd.

LQPV (6-1) 21 35 — 56
KMS (1-6) 27 14 — 41
LQPV - Scoring: Isabel Gerdes 10, Taylor Shelstad 21, Tori Bungarden 6, Ayanna Gibson 1, Camryn Lee 18 … 3-point shots: Gerdes 2, Shelstad 3 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
KMS - Scoring: Grace Collins 7, Acelynn Hacker 3, Elsa Gjerde 3, Emily Wagner 5, Julia Carlson 3, Josie Gjerde 6, Madelynn Luft 7, Hayley Demuth 7 … 3-point shots: Collins 1, Hacker 1, E. Gjerde 1, Wagner 1, Carlson 1, J. Gjerde 1 … Rebound leader: Collins 6, J. Gjerde 5, Luft 10 … Assist leader: Collins 1 … Steal leader: Hacker 2, J. Gjerde 2 ... Block leader: Demuth 1

Non-Conference
Litchfield 56,
Kimball 37

Litchfield handed Kimball its first loss of the season with the victory at Litchfield.

Kimball is now 7-1. Litchfield is 3-3.

Izzy Pennertz had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Dragons. Greta Hansen added 13 points and Maggie Boerema had 12 points and seven rebounds. Ryanna Steinhaus had nine points, eight assists and four steals.

Ellie Kuechle had 14 points and Kristen Hilbert 13 for the Cubs.

Litchfield plays host to Rocori at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Kimball (7-1) 22 15 — 37
Litchfield (3-3) 33 23 — 56
KIMBALL - Scoring: Madelyn Hunt 3, Brookelyn Kuechle 3, Ellie Kuechle 14, Ava Molitor 2, Morgan Streit 2, Kristen Hilbert 13 … 3-point shots: B. Kuechle 1, E. Kuechle 4 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Ryanna Steinhaus 9, Kylie Michels 6, Greta Hansen 13, Izzy Pennertz 16, Maggie Boerema 12 … 3-point shots: Steinhaus 1, Michels 2, Hansen 3 … Rebound leader: Pennertz 7, Boerema 7 … Assist leader: Steinhaus 8 … Steal leader: Steinhaus 4 ... Block leader: None

Paynesville 47, HLWW 38

Paynesville earned its first victory of the season by beating Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at Paynesville.

The Bulldogs rallied from a 24-20 deficit.

Junior Katie Uhlenkamp led the Bulldogs with 16 points. Sophomore Emma Flanders had11.

Ivy Fasching had 12 points for HLWW.

Paynesville plays Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Paynesville.

HLWW (1-6) 24 14 — 38
Paynesville (1-5) 20 27 — 47
HLWW - Scoring: Brooke Baumann 9, Lily Bobrowske 9, Carolyn Remer 8, Ivy Fasching 12 … 3-point shots: Bobrowske 1, Fasching 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Emma Flanders 11, M. Hentges 7, Aubrie Spanier 5, Mikayla Roberg 6, Paige Ludwig 2, Katie Uhlenkamp 16 … 3-point shots: Flanders 1, Hentges 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

YME 68,
RRC 65

With 21 points from Shelby Mortenson and 20 points from Hannah Stark, Yellow Medicine East staved off a challenge from Red Rock Central for a non-conference win at Granite Falls.

Ruby Bones had a double-double for the Sting with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Stella Schuler hit three 3-pointers in an 11-point effort while also getting six steals.

The Falcons got a game-high 24 points from Karli Arkell.

YME plays at 7:30 p.m. at Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

RRC (4-5) 28 37 — 65
YME (4-4) 31 37 — 68
RED ROCK CENTRAL - Scoring: Emily DeCock 3, Lillian Stavnes 17, Sondra Rindfleisch 12, Nora Hemmingsen 3, Karli Arkell 24, Knutson 6 … 3-point shots: DeCock 1, Stavnes 3, Hemmingsen 1, Arkell 1, Knutson 2 … Rebound leader: Arkell 8 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: Stavnes 3 ... Block leader: Three with 1
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Ruby Bones 11, Stella Schuler 11, Aria Peters 5, Hannah Stark 20, Shelby Mortenson 21 … 3-point shots: Schuler 3, Ha. Stark 2 … Rebound leader: Bones 10 … Assist leader: Yansi Flores 4 … Steal leader: Schuler 6 ... Block leader: Mortenson 1

MACCRAY 67,
Dawson-Boyd 19

MACCRAY stormed out to a 44-12 halftime lead to beat Dawson-Boyd at Clara City.

Elsie Sumner had 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead the Wolverines. Ella Bourne had 15 points and four steals for MACCRAY.

Katherine Dahl led the Blackjacks with five points and two blocked shots.

MACCRAY plays Central Minnesota Christian at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Clara City. Dawson-Boyd is host to Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 7;30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dawson-Boyd (0-6) 12 7 — 19
MACCRAY (6-2) 44 23 — 67
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Katherine Dahl 5, Hayley Anderson 2, Taylen Jorgenson 4, Allison Estling 4, Laney Barunek 2 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leader: Ayiana Hastad 3 … Assist leader: Chelsie Husby 1 … Steal leader: Estling 4 ... Block leader: Dahl 2
MACCRAY - Scoring: Alexis Noble 3, Ella Bourne 15, Lily Hultgren 2, Brielle Jansen 15, Elsie Sumner 17, Annie Bourne 2, Brynn Lozinski 4, Gabby Randt 9 … 3-point shots: E. Bourne 1, Janssen 3 … Rebound leaders: Randt 14, Sumner 8 … Assist leaders: Randt 7, Sumner 4, Ella Kienitz 3 … Steal leaders: E. Bourne 4, Lozinski 4, A. Bourne 4 ... Block leaders: Kienitz 1, Janssen 1

CAL
CCS 67,
Valley Christian 31

Community Christian jumped out to a 39-14 lead to beat Valley Christian at Willmar.

Sophia Bollig, Hope Reid and Margo Klassen led the Eagles.

Bollig had 20 points, making 7 of 13 field goals and going 6-for-11 from the free-throw line. She also had 18 rebounds. Reid had 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Klassen had 11 points and four assists.

Gabbie Bollig contributed seven points, six steals and three assists for CCS.

Valley Christian 14 17 — 31
CCS 39 28 — 67
Valley CHRISTIAN - Stats not available

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Sophia Bollig 20, Hope Reid 16, Margo Klassen 11, Gabbie Bollig 7, Lexi Nelson 7, Kailey Hines 4, Anna Lindgren 2 … 3-point shots: Klassen 1 … Rebound leaders: Bollig 18, Reid 10 … Assist leaders: Nelson 5, Klassen 4, G. Bollig 3 … Steal leaders: G. Bollig 6, S. Bollig 4, Reid 4 ... Block leader: Reid 3

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