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Basketball roundup: Minnewaska girls edge Litchfield, 35-33

Prep basketball report for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Lakers get 12 points from Sydney Dahl in non-conference win over the Dragons

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Litchfield senior Kylie Michels guards Minnewaska junior Sydney Dahl as she takes a shot at the basket of during a game between the Dragons and the Lakers at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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LITCHFIELD — The Minnewaska girls basketball team earned its fifth win of the season at Litchfield on Saturday, beating Litchfield 35-33.

Lakers sophomore Sydney Dahl led the way, scoring 12 points and notching three steals.

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Minnewaska senior Brooke Koistoe takes a shot at the basket during a game against Litchfield at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Minnewaska held a 21-15 lead at halftime. Litchfield outscored the Lakers 18-14 in the second half.

Dragons senior Greta Hansen recorded 11 points and 14 rebounds. She also led Litchfield with three steals.

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Minnewaska freshman Jayda Kolstoe keeps a ball from going out of bounds while playing Litchfield at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Minnewaska plays Morris/Chokio-Alberta at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in Morris. Litchfield plays host to Watertown-Mayer at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Litchfield High School girls basketball program played host to Minnesaska on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Girls

Minnewaska 35, Litchfield 33

Minnewaska (5-9)      21   14 — 35
Litchfield (7-7)           15   18 — 33
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Sydney Dahl 12, Brooke Kolstoe 8, Megan Thorfinnson 5, Jayda Kolstoe 5, Olivia Bleick 3, Leslie Murken 2 … 3-point shots: Bleick 1, Thorfinnson 1, J. Kolstoe 1 … Rebound leader: B. Kolstoe 5 … Assist leader: Avery Fier 2, Murken 2 … Steal leader: Dahl 3 ... Block leader: none
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Greta Hansen 11, Ryanna Steinhaus 8, Morgan Falling 8, Kylie Michels 3, Izzy Pennertz 3 … 3-point shots: Steinhaus 2, Falling 2, Hansen 1 … Rebound leader: Hansen 14 … Assist leader: Pennertz 4 … Steal leader: Steinhaus 4 ... Block leader: Hansen 3

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Litchfield senior Ryanna Steinhaus and Minnewaska freshman Lauryn Ankeny battle for a loose ball during a game between the Dragons and the Lakers at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Becker 56, Willmar 19

Becker improved to 11-2 with a dominating victory at Willmar.

The Bulldogs outscored the Cardinals 33-5 in the second half. Willmar’s top scorer was Lyza Gustafson with six points.

Willmar plays host to Brainerd at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Big Red Gym.

Becker (11-2)      23   33 — 56
Willmar (3-11)     14     5 — 19
BECKER - Stats not available
WILLMAR - Scoring: Lyza Gustafson 6, Hannah Magnuson 3, Deshawna Hodges 3, Allie Rosendahl 3, Zoe Schroeder 2, Madison Norsten 1, Telilie Lange 1 … 3-point shots: Rosendal 1, Hodges 1, Magnuson 1 … Rebound leader: Ogdahl 9 … Assist leader: Ogdahl 3 … Steal leader: Ogdahl 2, Lange 2 ... Block leader: Gustafson 1 

Estelline/Hendricks 54, Dawson-Boyd 25

Estelline/Hendricks, a co-op of Estelline, South Dakota, and Hendricks, Minnesota, dominated Dawson-Boyd at White, South Dakota.

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Kenzy Beare scored 23 points and Brooke Johnson had 17 for the Redhawks.

Kate Dahl had 12 points for the Blackjacks.

Dawson-Boyd plays host to Ortonville at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Dawson.

Dawson-Boyd (5-9)           14   11 — 25
Estelline/Hendricks          27   27 — 54
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Kate Dahl 12, Claire Stratmoen 3, Allison Estling 3, Ayiana Hastad 2 … 3-point shots: Dahl 2, Stratmoen 1 … Rebound leader: Estling 4 … Assist leader: Husby 1 … Steal leader: Husby 3 ... Block leader: none
ESTELLINE/HENDRICKS - Scoring: Kenzy Beare 23, Brooke Johnson 17, Sadie Johnson 2, Presly Bury 2 , Claire Dagel 2, Ada Hartung 2, Nataley Ebbers 2, Maycee Faehnrich 1 … 3-point shots: B. Johnson 3, Beare 1 … Rebound leader: Beare 5 … Assist leader: S. Johnson 2, Beare 2 … Steal leader: Dagel 5 ... Block leader: none

Hancock 65, LQPV 60, OT

LQPV fell short in an overtime battle at Hancock.

Hancock ranks No. 4 in Class A. LQPV ranks No. 20.

The Eagles play host to Canby at 6 p.m. Monday in Madison.

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Boys

Border West 71, KMS 50

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg got into early foul trouble and lost to Border West at Wheaton.

Jaiden Henjum and DeAndre Holloway were the FIghting Saints’ leading scorers. Both had 12 points.

KMS plays Yellow Medicine East at 7 p.m. Monday in Granite Falls.

KMS (12-4)                    26   24 — 50
Border West (10-2)       39   32 — 71
KMS - Scoring: Jaiden Henjum 12, DeAndre Holloway 12, Hunter Kallstrom 11, Jacob Walsh 6,   Carter Auspos 6, Malaki Lee 3 … 3-point shots: Henjum 2 … Rebound leaders: Lee 7, Kallstrom 7  … Assist leader: Lee 4 … Steal leader: Holloway 2 ... Block leader: three players with 1 
BORDER WEST - Scoring: Dylan Bainbridge 20, Clint Determan 17, Cole Gilsdorf 11, Kyle Kremer 10, Grant Dawson 4, Holden Rinke 4, Caden Spilde 3, Brayden Hormann 2 … 3-point shots: Gilsdorf 2, Kremer 2, Determan 2, Bainbridge 1, Spilde 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

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Minnewaska head coach Sidney Schiffler talks to her team before tip-off with Litchfield at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in May 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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