Prep sports roundup: Minnewaska girls basketball can’t slow down Albany

Lakers falls to Huskies, 54-32

Albany sophomore Alyssa Sand attempts to complete the layup for a basket-and-one after being fouled by Minnewaska senior Maddie Thorfinnson on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 in Glenwood.
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GLENWOOD — Minnewaska girls basketball was unable to withstand the reigning Class AA girls state champions, the Albany Huskies, losing 54-32 on Monday.

Lakers’ senior guard Maddie Thorfinnson totaled a team-leading 10 points, hitting two 3-pointers, and three blocks. Junior guard Brooke Kolstoe scored seven.

Minnewaska ninth-grader Addyson Kath attempts to thwart a steal attempt by Albany sophomore Alyssa Sand after losing possession of the basketball on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 in Glenwood.
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The Lakers trailed the Huskies 29-21 at halftime, but struggled with turnovers and fouls in the opening minutes of the second half, something the Huskies capitalized on.

Albany outscored Minnewaska 25-11 in the second half.

Minnewaska senior Addy Rant brings the ball up court against Albany on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 in Glenwood.
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Minnewaska is coached by Sidney Schiffler, a former Albany star who played basketball at the College of St. Benedict.


Minnewaska drops to 6-5 with the loss, Albany improves to 6-4.

The Lakers play Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Belgrade.

Minnewaska ninth-grader Sydney Dahl brings the ball up court against Albany on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 in Glenwood.
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Girls Basketball

Albany 54, Minnewaska 32

Albany (6-4) 29 25 — 54

Minnewaska (6-5) 21 11 — 32

ALBANY - Stats not available

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Addy Kath 6, Maddie Thorfinnson 10, Addy Randt 3, Brooke Kolstoe 7, Megan Thorfinnson 5, Olivia Danielson 1 … 3-point shots: Ma. Thorfinnson 2, Randt 1, Me. Thorfinnson 1 … Rebound leader: Sydney Dahl 4, Me. Thorfinnson 4, Danielson 4 … Assist leader: Randt 2 … Steal leader: Randt 3, Kolstoe 3 ... Block leader: Ma. Thorfinnson 3

R-T-R 65, YME 55

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton won its eight straight game, beating Camden Conference South Division foe Yellow Medicine East at Tyler.

The Knights were led by Alexis Schreurs’ 19 points and five rebounds. Tatum Hess added 15 points in the victory.

The Sting’s Shelby Mortenson scored a game-high 21 points along with eight rebounds and three blocks. Stella Schuler chipped in with 10 points.

YME heads to Dawson-Boyd on Thursday.

YME (6-6) 25 30 — 55

R-T-R (11-5) 33 32 — 65

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Yansi Flores 2, Ruby Bones 8, Stella Schuler 10, Aria Peters 2, Hope Stark 3, Hannah Stark 9, Shelby Mortenson 21 … 3-point shots: Schuler 2, Stark 1 … Rebound leader: Mortenson 8 … Assist leader: Ho. Stark 2, Ha. Stark 2 … Steal leader: Schuler 2 ... Block leader: Flores 3, Mortenson 3

RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON - Scoring: Tatum Hess 15, Alexis Schreurs 19, Madison Burns 2, Faith Thomsen 4, Ella Hesse 9, Camry Swanson 6, Madison Lawrence 1, Rylie Serreyn 5, Allyson Nelson 4 … 3-point shots: Schreurs 3, Hesse 1, Serreyn 1 … Rebound leader: Schreurs 5 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: Hess 3, Thomsen 3 ... Block leader: n/a

Boys Hockey

River Lakes 5, Sauk Rapids 4 (OT)

Junior forward Cole Pientka scored the game-winner in overtime to lift River Lakes over Sauk Rapids at Paynesville.


River Lakes is now 3-2 in the Central Lakes Conference and 6-7 overall. Sauk Rapids is 1-4 in the CLC and 4-10 overall.

River Lakes plays at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Wadena-Deer Creek.

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