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Boys basketball roundup: Another milestone helps CMCS down Wolverines

Prep boys basketball report for Feb. 17, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Ben Van Eps reaches the 1,000-point milestone in a 63-50 CMCS win over MACCRAY

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CLARA CITY — It was a milestone night for Central Minnesota Christian senior Ben Van Eps in the Bluejays’ 63-50 boys basketball victory over MACCRAY on Thursday.

Prior to game time, the senior forward needed 15 points to reach the 1,000 point milestone. He scored 17 on Thursday to pass it.

CMCS senior Case Mulder also scored 17 against the Wolverines.

Thursday’s win gives CMCS its 20th win of the regular season and extends its winning streak to eight. The team is now 14-1 in the conference and 10-0 in the division.

MACCRAY drops its fifth straight contest and is 4-11 in the conference and 2-8 in the division.

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CMCS plays Yellow Medicine East at noon Saturday, Feb. 26 in Prinsburg. MACCRAY plays Lakeview at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 in Clara City.

Camden

CMCS 63, MACCRAY 50

CMCS (20-3)              30   33 — 63
MACCRAY (8-16)       28   22 — 50

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Ethan Bulthuis 13, Case Mulder 17, Drew Duininck 2, Brayden Marcus 6, Ben Van Eps 17, Caleb VanderBeek 8 … 3-point shots: Mulder 1, Marcus 2, Van Eps 1 … Rebound leader: Vander Beek 9 … Assist leader: Vander Beek 2 … Steal leader: Bulthuis 2, Vander Beek 2 ... Block leader: None  

MACCRAY - Scoring: Isaac Strommer 7, Isaac Post 12, Matt Wadsworth 3, Gavin Husman 11, Sawyer Janssen 6, Dreyer Homan 3, Brooks Asche 2, Jordan Warne 6 … 3-point shots: Strommer 1, Post 2, Wadsworth 1, Janssen 1 … Rebound leader: Warne 5 … Assist leaders: Husman 8, Strommer 5 … Steal leader: Warne 2 ... Block leader: Janssen 2

KMS 62, Dawson-Boyd 55

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg cranked up its defense to hold off Dawson-Boyd at Kerkhoven.

Fighting Saints head coach Matt Fragodt cited the outstanding defensive effort of Isaac Rudningen in the victory. Rudningen had four points and five assists.

Alex Call led KMS with 22 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Brayson Boike, a 6-foot-5 ninth-grader, led the Blackjacks with 20 points. Junior Keegon Wicht had 15 and junior Levi Olson added 12 for Dawson-Boyd.

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KMS next plays Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hector. Dawson-Boyd plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wabasso against the Rabbits.

Dawson-Boyd (14-8)      26   29 — 55
KMS (15-8)                      26   36 — 62

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Keegon Wicht 15, Aiden Swenson 5, Braxton Hahn 3, Brayson Boike 20, Levi Olson 12   … 3-point shots: Wicht 3, Hahn 1, Boike 2 … Rebound leaders: Wicht 4, Boike 4 … Assist leader: Wicht 4 … Steal leaders: Wicht 2, Hahn 2, Olson 2 ... Block leader: Boike 3

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Alex Call 22, Isaac Rudningen 4, DeAndre Holloway 2, Jared Cortez 9, Gage Thorson 9, Drew Johnson 5, Hunter Kallstrom 11 … 3-point shots: Call 2 … Rebound leaders: Thorson 7, Kallstrom 7, Call 6 … Assist leaders: Rudningen 5, Call 4 … Steal leaders: Cortez 4, Call 3  ... Block leader: Johnson 2.

RCW 65, LQPV 62 (OT)

Renville County West’s Tyler Froland had 26 points and 11 rebounds in the Jaguars’ overtime victory over Lac qui Parle Valley at Renville.

William Giese and Kaiden Allpress each had 15 points to lead the Eagles.

LQPV next plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against West Central Area in Barrett. RCW plays Canby at 4:15 p.m. Saturday in Renville.

LQPV (11-12)      26   30   6 — 62
RCW (8-16)         37   19   9 — 65

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LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: William Giese 15, Landon Schirm 11, TJ Mitchell 5, Kaiden Allpress 15, Hunter Conn 4, Blake Wollschlager 2, Kaden Molden 10  … 3-point shots: Giese 5, Allpress 1 … Rebound leader: Conn 9 … Assist leader: Schirm 4 … Steal leader: Giese 3, Schirm 3, Allpress 3 ... Block leader: None 
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Adam Schrupp 3, Ryan Schrupp 16, AJ Gasca 3, Jaise Miller 7, Tyler Froland 26, Jaden Serbus 10 … 3-point shots: R. Schrupp 4, Miller 1,  … Rebound leader: Froland 11 … Assist leader: Serbus 4 … Steal leader: Miller 3 ... Block leader: 1

Canby 90, YME 83

Trevor Gray’s 33 points helped the Canby Lancers get past the Yellow Medicine East Sting at Canby.

Archie LaRose had 21 points for YME.

YME plays Montevideo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Granite Falls.

YME (3-17)          41   42 — 83
Canby (5-18)       41   49 — 90

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Nikson Knapper 19, Cody Dahlager 4, Isaac Jimenez 11, Archie LaRose 21, Israel Eakes 1, Bryce Sneller 14, Owen Torvik 15  … 3-point shots: Knapper 5, LaRose 3 … Rebound leader: Torvick 8 … Assist leader: Dahlager 4 … Steal leader: Jimenez 3 ... Block leader: None

CANBY - Scoring: Evan Weber 21, Michael Tol 5, Ty Stoks 10, Dylan Houseman 5, Trevor Gray 33, Blake Stoks 2, Zach Ourada 3, Kolton Duis 7, Presley Viessman 5 … 3-point shots: Weber 3, Tol 1, T. Stoks 1, Houseman 1, Gray 6, Ourada 1, Duis 1 … Rebound leader: Gray 11 … Assist leader: Houseman 4 … Steal leader: Weber 3 ... Block leader: None 

Central Minnesota

ACGC 68, Kimball 56

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City improves to 8-13 with the road win against Kimball.

ACGC plays Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hector.

BBE 62, Royalton 57

BBE leads the Central Minnesota Conference with a 10-1 record with the road win against Royalton. at Royalton.

BBE plays Paynesville at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Belgrade.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: Kaden Pieper 19, Will Van Beck 6, Tanner Shelton 2, Gannon Walsh 2, Ashton Dingmann 20, Luke Dingmann 7, Gavin Kampsen 6  … 3-point shots: Pieper 2, A. Dingmann 6 … Rebound leader: L. Dingmann 7 … Assist leader: VanBeck 4 … Steal leader: Van Beck 2, L. Dingmann 2 ... Block leader: L. Dingmann 1  

ROYALTON - Scoring: Cal Ollman 5, Joseph Achen 6, Connor Carlson 9, Tyler Swenson 14, Blake Wanhala 2, Blake Albright 9, Logan Pesta 10, Bryson Brezinka 2 … 3-point shots: Ollman 1, Swenson 4 … Rebound leader: Carlson 8, Albright 8 … Assist leader: Achen 2, Carlson 2, Pesta 2 … Steal leader: Ollman 1 ... Block leader: None 

Paynesville 78, Maple Lake 28

Chase Byer’s 17 points helped Paynesville to the victory over Maple Lake at Paynesville.

Paynesville plays Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Belgrade.

Maple Lake (0-19)      10   18 — 28Paynesville (14-9)       40   38 — 78

MAPLE LAKE - Scoring: Zane Jude 13, Ernesto Brown 10, Braden Peterson 5

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Izaak Schultz 3, Brayden Pung 5, Winston Carlson 3, Eli Nelson 6, Gus Johnson 11, Grayson Fuchs 6, Chase Bayer 17, Jackson Walker 2, Max Athmann 8, Abe Brunner 4, Bennett Evans 3, Blayke Pung 10 … 3-point shots: n/a … Rebound leader: Evans 8, Fuchs 7, Bl. Pung 7 Non-Conference

Albany 64, NLS 54

New London-Spicer drops to 12-9 with the road loss to Albany.

NLS plays Litchfield at 7 p.m. Friday in New London.

Barnesville 42, Minnewaska 38

Minnewaska drops to 3-19 with the road loss against Barnesville.

The Lakers plays Morris/Chokio-Alberta at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Glenwood.

BOLD 79,Sleepy Eye 55Cole Visser had 21 points by going 7-for-8 from 3-point range in BOLD’s non-conference victory over Sleepy Eye. Ryan King also had 21 points for the Warriors.

Sleepy Eye (5-19)      24   31 — 55
BOLD (17-6)                38   41 — 79

SLEEPY EYE - Stats not available BOLD - Scoring: Zane Boen 3, Hunter Borer 3, Jack Gross 6, Ryan King 21, Ethan Sullivan 8, Mathew Jacobs 2, Andy Bahl 2, Cole Visser 21, Maxwell Marks 8, Colter Johnson 5 … 3-point shots: Borer 1, Sullivan 2, Visser 7 … Rebound leader: Marks 10 … Assist leaders: Gross 5, Sullivan 5, Marks 4 … Steal leaders: King 3, Marks 3 ... Block leader: Johnson 1

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Matthew Curry is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune.
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