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Boys basketball roundup: NLS fights off Litchfield's comeback

Prep boys basketball report for Jan. 25, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Wildcats win on the road, 56-51

New London-Spicer junior Aedan Andresen drives the ball to the rim while taking on Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 in New London.
Boys basketball
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LITCHFIELD — The New London-Spicer boys basketball team used an 8-0 run to get the cushion it needed to nab a 56-51 Wright County Conference victory over host Litchfield on Tuesday night.

The Dragons tied it at 34-all with 16 minutes, 5 seconds to play in the game before the Wildcats went on a run to go ahead 42-34 with 12:41 left. Litchfield did cut it to a three-point game with 5:25 remaining but couldn’t cut it any closer.

Brycen Christensen had a stellar night for NLS with 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting along with 12 rebounds. Peyton Coahran chipped in with 14 points and Mason Delzer added 10 points in the victory.

The Dragons’ Beau Weseloh had a game-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Alex Draeger had 11 points and Dom Dietel finished with nine points and 14 rebounds.

NLS heads to Watertown-Mayer for a 7 p.m. game Friday. Litchfield faces Rockford at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Wright County

NLS 56, Litchfield 51

NLS (7-5)                27   29 — 56
Litchfield (6-9)       33   18 — 51
NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brycen Christensen 18, Gabe Rohman 2, Peyton Coahran 14, Aedan Andresen 4, Mason Delzer 10, Grant Paffrath 8 … 3-point shots: Christensen 2, Coahran 4, Paffrath 2 … Rebound leader: Christensen 12 … Assist leader: Andresen 3, Delzer 3 … Steal leader: Coahran 2, Delzer 2 ... Block leader: Christensen 5 
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Logan King 5, Tyler Pennertz 2, Alex Draeger 11, Beau Weseloh 21, Blake Aller 3, Dom Dietel 9 … 3-point shots: King 1, Draeger 3, Weseloh 1, Aller 1 … Rebound leader: Dietel 14, Weseloh 9 … Assist leader: King 3 … Steal leader: Weseloh 2 ... Block leader: None

West Central

Montevideo 72, BOLD 59

With a 20-point, 12-rebound effort from Landon Stock, Montevideo picked up a West Central Conference win over BOLD in Bird Island.

Justin Collins followed with 14 points for the Thunder Hawks, and Andrew Van Binsbergen added 13 points, six rebounds and four assists in the victory.

The Warriors’ top scorer was Maxwell Marks with 17 points. Ryan King added 15 points, and Cole Visser chipped in with 11 points and six rebounds.

Montevideo returns home at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Melrose. BOLD goes to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Montevideo (8-4)      29   43 — 72
BOLD (10-5)              26   33 — 59
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Landon Stock 20, Justin Collins 14, Andrew Van Binsbergen 13, Kaden Boike 8, Hunter Strand 7, Bradyn Schultz 6, Mason Jerve 4 … 3-point shots: Collins 2, Van Binsbergen 1, Strand 1, Schultz 1 … Rebound leader: Stock 12, Van Binsbergen 6 … Assist leader: Van Binsbergen 4 … Steal leader: Stock 2 ... Block leader: Stock 2 
BOLD - Scoring: Hunter Borer 4, Jack Gross 7, Ryan King 15, Hudson Vosika 2, Ethan Sullivan 3, Cole Visser 11, Maxwell Marks 17 … 3-point shots: Gross 1, Sullivan 1, Visser 2, Marks 1 … Rebound leader: Visser 6 … Assist leader: Borer 5 … Steal leader: Marks 4 ... Block leader: Visser 1 

Central Minnesota

BBE 63, Kimball 50

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's Ashton Dingmann notched 15 points, and eight rebounds in the Central Minnesota Conference win at Kimball.

Dingmann hit 3-pointers in the victory.

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BBE will host Royalton at 7 p.m. Thursday.

BBE (11-3)          36   27 — 63
Kimball (7-9)       22   28 — 50
BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: Kaden Pieper 14, Will VanBeck 3, Tanner Shelton 7, Gannon Walsh 10, Ashton Dingmann 15, Luke Dingmann 8, Gavin Kampsen 4, Jamison Reed 2  … 3-point shots: Pieper 1, Walsh 3, A. Dingmann 5 … Rebound leader: A. Dingmann 8 … Assist leader: Walsh 4 … Steal leader: Shelton 2 ... Block leader: none 
KIMBALL - Stats unavailable

Paynesville 61, Holdingford 35

Paynesville trailed by one at halftime before out-scoring Holdingford 38-11 in the second half for the home win.

The Bulldogs’ Chase Bayer scored 19 in the win, followed by Blayke Pung with 15.

Paynesville goes to Grove City at 7 p.m. Friday to face Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

Holdingford (2-13)        24   11 — 35
Paynesville (10-7)         23   38 — 61
HOLDINGFORD - Scoring: Chase Lyon 3, Robert Voller 2, Blake Welle 10, Nolan Streit 3, Tanner Tomasek 4, Ryder Peterson 11, Isaac Fowler 2
PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Izaak Schultz 2, Brayden Pung 6, Winston Carlson 2, Eli Nelson 10, Grayson Fuchs 7, Chase Bayer 19, Blayke Pung 15 … Rebound leader: Fuchs 7, Bayer 7

ACGC 58, Maple Lake 37

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City picked up its first win in Central Minnesota Conference play, beating host Maple Lake.

The Falcons are now 1-3 in the CMC.

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ACGC plays host to Paynesville at 7 p.m. Friday in Grove City.

ACGC (5-10)                  31   27 — 58
Maple Lake (0-10)         20   17 — 37

Camden

Lakeview 65, CMCS 57

Lakeview improved its record to 14-2 with the victory over Central Minnesota Christian in Prinsburg.

For CMCS, senior guard Case Mulder poured in 22 points, Ben Van Eps had 15 and Caleb Vander Beek added 13.

CMCS goes to Tracy at 7 p.m. Friday to face Tracy-Milroy-Balaton

Lakeview (14-2)      32   33 — 65
CMCS (12-3)           28   29 — 57
LAKEVIEW - Stats unavailable 
CMCS - Scoring: Ethan Bulthuis 7, Case Mulder 22, Ben Van Eps 15, Caleb Vander Beek 13 … 3-point shots: Bulthuis 1, Mulder 1, Van Eps 2 … Rebound leader: Bulthuis 6 … Assist leader: Mulder 1 … Steal leader: Van Eps 2 ... Block leader: Bulthuis 1

Dawson-Boyd 78, Canby 56

Keegon Wicht (20), Brayson Boike (18), Levi Olson (15) and Collin Swedzinski (12) all scored in double figures for Dawson-Boyd in a win over Canby at Dawson.

Michael Tol had 17 points to lead the visiting Lancers.

Dawson-Boyd heads to Cottonwood at 7:30 p.m. Friday to play Lakeview.

Canby (4-13)                    56
Dawson-Boyd (11-4)       78
CANBY - Scoring: Michael Tol 17, Ty Stoks 9, Dylan Houseman 5, Trevor Gray 8, Zach Ourada 3, Kolton Duis 10, Presley Viessman 2, Nathan Prokop 2  … 3-point shots: Tol 2, Stocks 3, Houseman 1, Ourada 1 … Rebound leader: Gray 4 … Assist leader: None … Steal leader: Tol 2, Houseman 2, Duis 2, Viessman 2 ... Block leader: None 
DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Keegon Wicht 20, Aiden Swenson 6, Braxton Hahn 7, Brayson Boike 18, Collin Swedzinski 12, Levi Olson 15 … 3-point shots: Wicht 2, Hahn 1, Boike 1, Swedzinski 2, Olson 1 … Rebound leader: Boike 11 … Assist leader: Wicht 6 … Steal leader: Wicht 4 ... Block leader: Boike 1

KMS 77, YME 47

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg had four players score in double figures and 10 players score overall in the victory over Yellow Medicine East at Kerkhoven.

Alex Call had 15 points, Isaac Rudningen added 14 and Jared Cortez and Gage Thorson each had 11 for the Fighting Saints.

Bryce Sneller had 14 points and Archie LaRose added 11 for the Sting.

KMS is off until 7:30 p.m. Monday when it hosts Lakeview in Kerkhoven. YME returns home Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game against Lac qui Parle Valley.

YME (2-11)      22   25 — 47
KMS (8-7)        39   38 — 77
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Nikson Knapper 3, Cody Dahlager 2, Isaac Jimenez 5, Archie LaRose 11, Ean Clarke 2, Landon Anderson 4, Bryce Sneller 14, Owen Torvik 6 … 3-point shots: Knapper 1, Jimenez 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a 
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Alex Call 15, Jacob Gareis 1, Isaac Rudningen 14, DeAndre Holloway 9, Jared Cortez 11, Gavin Thorson 3, Gage Thorson 11, Drew Johnson 6, Hunter Kallstrom 5, Adam Froehlich 2 … 3-point shots: Call 1, Cortez 3, Gav. Thorson 1, Kallstrom 1 … Rebound leader: Kallstrom 7, Gag. Thorson 6, Holloway 5 … Assist leader: Rudningen 4, Cortez 4, Johnson 4 … Steal leader: Kallstrom 3 ... Block leader: Rudningen 3 

LQPV 75, Minneota 57

Kaiden Allpress pumped in 25 points and Landon Schirm added 23 to lead Lac qui Parle Valley to the victory over Minneota at Madison.

William Giese contributed 12 points to the Eagles’ cause.

Cale Sorenson led the Vikings with 26 points.

LQPV goes to Granite Falls at 7:30 p.m. Friday to play Yellow Medicine East.

Minneota (4-10)      28   29 — 57
LQPV (8-7)            27   48 — 75
MINNEOTA - Scoring: Max Rost 11, Cale Sorenson 26, Anthony Rybinski 11, Ryan Dalager 2, Jackson Lacek 3, Sawyer DeSmet 4  … 3-point shots: Rost 1, Sorenson 3, Rybinski 1, Lacek 1
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: William Giese 12, Landon Schirm 23, Kaiden Allpress 25, Hunter Conn 2, Blake Wollschlager 2, Kaden Molden 8, Hayden Kranz 3 … 3-point shots: Giese 4, Schirm 1, Allpress 5, Kranz 1 … Rebound leader: TJ Mitchell 7, Schirm 7 … Assist leader: Schirm 4 … Steal leader: Schirm 4 ... Block leader: Conn 2 

R-T-R 78, MACCRAY 62

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton is now 7-1 in the conference and 4-1 in the South Division after beating MACCRAY at Clara City

MACCRAY falls to 2-6 in the conference and 2-3 in the North Division.

The Wolverines were led by Isaac Post. The 5-foot-11 sophomore guard had 33 points, including five 3-pointers. He also had four steals.Isaac Strommer, a 6-2 senior guard, added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Wolverines.

MACCRAY goes to Minneota for a 7:30 p.m. game on Friday.

R-T-R (11-3)                37   41 — 78
MACCRAY (6-10)      36   26 — 62
RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON - Stats not available
MACCRAY - Scoring: Isaac Strommer 15, Isaac Post 33, Matt Wadsworth 5, Gavin Husman 5, Dreyer Homan 1, Brooks Asche 3 … 3-point shots: Strommer 3, Post 5, Husman 1, Asche 1 … Rebound leader: Strommer 8, Wadsworth 8 … Assist leader: Husman 8 … Steal leader: Post 4 ... Block leader: Asche 4

T-M-B 73, RCW 56

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton is now 7-1 in the Camden Conference following a win over Renville County West at Renville.

Christian Wendland and Trevor Smith each had 17 points for the Panthers.

Tyler Froland had a double-double for the Jaguars with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Adam Schrupp and Jaise Miller each had 10 points. Jaden Serbus added nine points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

RCW travels to Tyler for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

T-M-B (11-4)        29   44 — 73
RCW (5-10)         18   38 — 56
TRACY-MILROY-BALATON - Scoring: Christian Wendland 17, Alexander Munson 3, Noah Swenhaugen 7, Jake Turner 13, Trevor Smith 17, Matthew Munson 8, Tony Nelson 8  … 3-point shots: Wendland 3, A. Munson 1, Swenhaugen 1, Smith 1 … Rebound leader: n/a  … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a 
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Adam Schrupp 10, Ryan Schrupp 7, Isaac Haen 2, Jonah Nauman 4, Jaise Miller 10, Tyler Froland 14, Jaden Serbus 9 … 3-point shots: R. Schrupp 1, Miller 2, Froland 1 … Rebound leader: Froland 10, Serbus 9 … Assist leader: A. Schrupp 4 … Steal leader: Three with 1 ... Block leader: Serbus 3

CAL

Lake Region 63, CCS 53

Despite a game-high 24 points from Jonathan Reid, Community Christian School lost a Christian Athletic League game to Lake Region Christian, of Baxter, at Willmar.

Will Chapin led the Eagles in rebounds (seven), assists (six), steals (five) and blocks (one) while also scoring five points.

CCS goes to Mankato at 7:30 p.m. Friday to face off with the Rochester Defenders.

Lake Region (12-0)      36   27 — 63
CCS (6-4)                      24   29 — 53
LAKE REGION CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Logan Backstrom 10, Trey Ogren 9, Joseph Bostrom 4, Phil Imdieke 21, Damien Craig 11, Josiah McGaffey 8 … 3-point shots: n/a … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a 
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Scoring: Jonathan Reid 24, Ben Reinertson 9, Mark Arnold 6, Will Chapin 5, Micah Lindgren 4, Sam Mulder 3, David Mulder 2 … 3-point shots: Reid 4, Arnold 2, Chapin 1, S. Mulder 1 … Rebound leader: Chapin 7 … Assist leader: Chapin 6 … Steal leader: Chapin 5 ... Block leader: Chapin 1, Lindgren 1

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