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Boys basketball roundup: New London-Spicer cruises past ACGC in 3A-North

Prep boys basketball report for Saturday, March 5, 2022, in west central Minnesota. No. 2 Wildcats start strong in the playoffs with an 81-36 victory over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. Other section playoff winners include: Litchfield, Morris/Chokio-Alberta, Central Minnesota Christian, Lac qui Parle Valley and Dawson-Boyd.

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NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer boys basketball team got off to a great start Saturday and with it earned an easy victory in the Section 3AA-North playoffs.

Second-seeded NLS beat seventh-seeded Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 81-36.

The Wildcats did it by earning a 50-13 halftime lead.

NLS plays West Central Area at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Willmar in the next round of the playoffs.

West Central Area, the third seed, beat sixth-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins 65-50.

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The Section 3AA-North final is 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. The overall 3AA final is 8 p.m. March 17 at SMSU.

Brycen Christensen led the way Saturday. He had 16 points, six rebounds, three steals and three blocks for NLS. Grant Paffrath also had 16 points for the Wildcats with three assists and Payton Coahran contributed 14 points.

For ACGC, Kyler Pickle was the only Falcon in double figures, finishing with 14 points.

Section 3AA-North

NLS 81, ACGC 36

ACGC (9-17)      13   23 — 36
NLS (14-12)       50   31 — 81
ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Scoring: Brock Denton 8, Thor Goerish 2, Jacob Gratz 2, Alex Kokenge 6, Marcus Forsythe 2, Jonas Morrison 2, Kyler Pickle 14 … 3-point shots: Pickle 1 … Rebound leader: Kokenge 5 … Assist leader: Luke Slinden 2 … Steal leaders: Landon Blom 3, Kokenge 2, Slinden 2... Block leader: Sam Rouser 1
NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Chi 2, Aedan Andresen 9, Jack Barney 3, Brycen Christensen 16, Payton Coahran 14, Mason Delzer 6, Nixon Harrier 4, Isaiah Klein 2, Paul Meier 7, Grant Paffrath 16, Gabe Rohman 2 … 3-point shots: Barney 1, Coahran 4, Harrier 1, Paffrath 1 … Rebound leaders: Christensen 6, Delzer 5, Meier 5 … Assist leaders: Andresen 4, Delzer 3, Paffrath 3 … Steal leader: Christensen 3 ... Block leaders: Christensen 3, Delzer 2

Litchfield 61, Paynesville 60

Dominic Dietel sank the first of two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining to help fifth-seeded Litchfield to the victory at No. 4 Paynesville.

Alex Draeger led the Dragons with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Beau Weseloh added 11 points and Dietel had 10.

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Chase Bayer had 17 points, Grayson Fuchs 13 and Max Athmann 11 for the Bulldogs.

Litchfield plays Morris/CA at 6 p.m. Thursday in Willmar.

Litchfield (12-15)          31   30 — 61
Paynesville (16-11)       23   37 — 60
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Logan King 3, Jack McCann 3, Tanner Kohls 2, Tyler Pennertz 6, Alex Draeger 22, Beau Weseloh 11, Blake Aller 4, Dominic Dietel 10  … 3-point shots: Draeger 6 … Rebound leaders: Weseloh 7, Pennertz 56, Aller 6 … Assist leaders: King 2, Weseloh 2 … Steal leaders: King 1, McCann 1, Pennertz 1, Weseloh 1 ... Block leader: n/a 
PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Izaak Schultz 3, Eli Nelson 7, Gus Johnson 3, Grayson Fuchs 13, Chase Bayer 17, Max Athmann 11, Bennett Evans 3, Blayke Pung 3 … 3-point shots: Schultz 1, Nelson 2, Fuchs 3, Athmann 3, Evans 3 … Rebound leaders: Bayer 10, Athmann 10 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: Athmann 4 ... Block leader: n/a

Morris/CA 65, Minnewaska 41

Top-seeded Morris/Chokio-Alberta advanced past No. 8 Minnewaska at Morris.

Jackson Loge had 30 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Tigers.

Hunter Kostelecky, a 6-foot-5 senior, had 12 points, 12 rebounds and five steals to lead the Lakers.

Minnewaska (4-23)      22   19 — 41
Morris/CA (24-2)          31   34 — 65
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Tate Reichmann 2, Ethan Quelle 8, Alex Panitzke 3, Damon Uhde 8, Hunter Kloos 6, Cade Olson 2, Hunter Kostelecky 12  … 3-point shots: Quelle 2, Panitzke 1, Uhde 2 … Rebound leaders: Kostelecky 12, Kloos 7 … Assist leaders: Quelle 3, Uhde 3 … Steal leaders: Kostelecky 5, Kloos 2 ... Block leader: Uhde 1
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Durgin Decker 6, Tyler Berlinger 5, Cole Wente 7, Brandon Jergenson 5, Thomas Tiernan 5, Jackson Loge 30, Toby Gonnerman 1, Sam  Kleinwolterink 4, Evan Obeg 2 … 3-point shots: Decker 1, Tiernan 1, Loge 2 … Rebound leader: Loge 11 … Assist leaders: Jergenson 6, Tiernan 3 … Steal leader: Jergenson 2 ... Block leader: Loge 2

Section 3AA-South

JCC 75, Montevideo 67

Fourth-seeded Jackson County Central prevailed over fourth-seeded Montevideo at Jackson.

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For Montevideo, Landon Stock had 30 points and 12 rebounds. Hunter Strand had 11 points and Andrew VanBinsbergen added 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the Thunder Hawks.

In other Section 3AA-South games, No. 1 Pipestone beat No. 8 Windom 66-54, No. 3 Fairmont edged No. 6 Luverne 51-49 and No. 2 Redwood Valley beat No. 7 St. James 77-32.

Pipestone plays Jackson County Central at 6 p.m. Thursday in Windom. Fairmont faces Redwood Valley at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Windom. The 3AA-South championship is set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall.

Montevideo (11-12)       32   35 — 67
JCC (12-15)      34   41 — 75
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Landon Stock 30, Hunter Strand 11, Andrew VanBinsbergen 10, Kaden Boike 8, Justin Collins 4, Bradyn Schultz 2, Mason Jerve 2  … 3-point shots: Stock 1, Strand 1, Boike 2 … Rebound leaders: Stock 12, VanBinsbergen 7, Boike 6 … Assist leader: VanBinsbergen 3 … Steal leaders: VanBinsbergen 1, Boike 1, Collins 1, Cooper Dack 1 ... Block leaders: Stock 1, Strand 1, VanBinsbergen 1 
JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL - Stats not available

Section 3A-North

CMCS 70, Minneota 36

Top-seeded Central Minnesota Christian curised past No. 8 Minneota at Montevideo.

Minneota beat No. 9 Canby 69-59 on Thursday to advance to the game with the Bluejays.

CMCS shot 58% against the Vikings, making 25 of 43 field goal attempts. Included was 9-for-15 effort from 3-point range, good for 60%.

Case Mulder led the way with 24 points and seven assists. Ben Van Eps added 21 points for the Bluejays.

CMCS plays Lac qui Parle Valley at 6 p.m. Thursday at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. The winner advances to the 3A-North championship at 8 p.m. Saturday at SMSU. The overall Section 3A final is 5 p.m. March 17 at SMSU.

In 3A-South, No. 1 Southwest Minnesota Christian beat No. 9 Red Rock Central 79-37. No. 5 Westbrook-Walnut Grove knocked off No. 4 Murray County Central 52-47 and No. 2 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton beat Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 78-62. No. 3 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton beat No. 6 Hills-Beaver Creek 81-67.

Southwest Minnesota Christian plays Westbrook-Walnut Grove at 6 p.m. Thursday in Worthington. R-T-R plays T-M-B at 7;30 p.m. Thursday at Worthington. The winners meet for the 3A-South final at 6 p.m. Saturday at SMSU.

MINNEOTA (6-22)      17   19 — 36
CMCS (23-3)              39   31 — 70
MINNEOTA - Stats not available 
CMCS - Scoring: Ethan Bulthuis 12, Jaden Dannen 1, Case Mulder 24, Drew Duininck 2, Kadin Dehmlow 1, Brayden Marcus 6, Ben Van Eps 21, Caleb Vander Beek 3 … 3-point shots: Bulthuis 2, Mulder 2, Marcus 2, Van Eps 3 … Rebound leaders: Vander Beek 8, Bulthuis 6 … Assist leader: Mulder 7 … Steal leader: Marucs 2, Vander Beek 2 ... Block leader: Vander Beek 2

LQPV 69, Wabasso 59 (OT)

Landon Schirm had 14 points, 11 assists and seven steals in helping Lac qui Parle Valley beat Wabasso in overtime at Montevideo.

LQPV is the fourth seed in Section 3A-North. The Rabbits are the fifth seed.

Kaiden Allpress had 18 points and Hunter Conn added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles, who also got 14 points from William Giese.

Sam Fenger had 28 points and 19 rebounds for Wabasso.

Wabasso (12-15)      27   28     4 — 59
LQPV (12-13)            31   24   12 — 69
WABASSO - Scoring: Sam Fenger 28, Karson Bock 5, Noah Anderson 6, Jayden Goblish 5, Isaac Kronback 13  … 3-point shots: Bock 1, Anderson 1, Goblish 1, Kornback 1 … Rebound leader: Fenger 19 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a 
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: William Giese 14, Landon Schirm 14, Kaiden Allpress 18, Hunter Conn 18, Blake Wollschlager 4, Kaden Molden 1 … 3-point shots: Giese 4, Allpress 3 … Rebound leader: Conn 11 … Assist leader: Schirm 11 … Steal leader: Schirm 7 ... Block leader: none

Lakeview 73, MACCRAY 52

Eight days after losing to MACCRAY in overtime, second-seeded Lakeview beat the seventh-seeded Wolverines at Montevideo.

MACCRAY beat Lakeview 64-62 on Feb. 25 at Clara City.

Lakeview plays Dawson-Boyd at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

For MACCRAY, Brooks Sache had 11 points. Gavin Husman had seven assists and Jordan Warne contributed nine points and six rebounds.

MACCRAY (10-17)      24   28 — 52
Lakeview (22-5)          48   25 — 73
MACCRAY - Scoring: Isaac Strommer 4, Isaac Post 5, Matt Wadsworth 6, Gavin Husman 6, Sawyer Janssen 7, Dreyer Homan 4, Brooks Asche 11, Jordan Warne 9  … 3-point shots:  Wadsworth 2, Homan 1, Asche 1 … Rebound leader: Warne 6 … Assist leaders: Husman 7, Warne 4 … Steal leader: Strommer 3 ... Block leader: Warne 2 
LAKEVIEW - Stats not available

Dawson-Boyd 90, RCW 52

Brayson Boike had 24 points, including a 5-for-6 effort on 3-point tries, to lead No. 3 Dawson-Boyd past No. 6 Renville County West at Montevideo.

Boike is a 6-foot-5 freshman. He was one of five Blackjacks in double figures. Keegon Wicht had 16 points. Aiden Swenson had 14 points and five rebounds. Collin Swedzinski and Drew Hjelmeland each had 11 points for Dawson-Boyd.

For RCW, Adam Schrupp had 18 points and Tyler Froland contributed 11 points and eight rebounds.

RCW (10-17)                    26   26 — 52
Dawson-Boyd (17-8)       50   40 — 90
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Adam Schrupp 18, Ryan Schrupp 5, AJ Gasca 5, Jonah Nauman 3, Tyler Froland 11, Luki Hale 3, Jaden Serbus 7  … 3-point shots: A. Schrupp 1, R. Schrupp 1, Gasca 1, Nauman 1 … Rebound leaders: Serbus 11, Froland 8 … Assist leader: Gasca 3 … Steal leader: A. Schrupp 2 ... Block leaders: Froland 1, Serbus 1
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Keegon Wicht 16, Aiden Swenson 14, Braxton Hahn 1, Caleb Torke 4, Brayson Boike 24, Collin Swedzinski 11, Levi Olson 5, Drew Hjelmeland 11, Carter Bowen 4 … 3-point shots: Wicht 2, Swenson 1, Boike 5, Swedzinski 3, Olson 1, Hjelmeland 1 … Rebound leaders: Torke 6, Swenson 5 … Assist leaders: Wicht 8, Torke 3 … Steal leaders: Wicht 3, Torke 3 ... Block leaders: Boike 2, Hjelmeland 2

CAL Tournament

CCS 53, Rochester 45

Community Christian School captured third place in the Christian Athletic League Tournament by beating the Rochester Home Schools Defenders at Mankato.

Jonathan Reid had 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Eagles, who finish the season with a 15-8 record. Will Chapin added 11 points, six rebounds and five assists and Gavin Mulder had eight points and nine rebounds for CCS.

CCS                  21  32 — 53
Rochester       12   33 — 45
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Scoring: Jonathan Reid 13, Will Chapin 11, Gavin Mulder 8, Andrew Borstad 6, Mark Arnold 6, Micah Lindgren 3, Ben Reinertson 3, Kody Tollefsrud 3  … 3-point shots: Chapin 1, G. Mulder 4, Borstad 2, Lindgren 1, Reinsertson 1, Tollfesrud 1 … Rebound leaders: Reid 10, G. Mulder 9, Chapin 6 … Assist leader: Chapin 5  … Steal leader: Reinertson 5 ... Block leader: Reid 2 
ROCHESTER HOME SCHOOLS - Stats not available

Immanuel Lutheran 37, CCS 31

Community Christian school fell to host Immanuel Lutheran late Friday in the Christian Athletic League Tournament semifinals at Mankato.

CCS                                 15   16 — 31
Immanuel Lutheran        23   14 — 37
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Scoring: Jonathan Reid 16, Andrew Borstad 4, Will Chapin 3, Mark Arnold 3, Gavin Mulder 2, Ben Reinertson 2, David Mulder 1 … 3-point shots: Arnold 1 … Rebound leader: Reid 13 … Assist leader: Chapin 5 … Steal leaders: Reid 4, G. Mulder 3 ... Block leaders: Reid 1, Chapin 1, G. Mulder 1 
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - Stats not available

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