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Girls basketball roundup: BLHS Mustangs edge CMCS Bluejays in Section 2A-North semifinals

Girls basketball report for Thursday, March 3, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Third-seeded Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart tops No. 2 Central Minnesota Christian 53-49 to advance. Other playoff winners: BBE Jaguars, Hancock Owls, Community Christian Eagles.

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ST. PETER — The Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart girls basketball team ended Central Minnesota Christian’s season Thursday night.

The third-seeded Mustangs beat the second-seeded Bluejays 53-49 in the Section 2A-North playoffs at Gustavus Adolphus College.

BLHS led 25-21 at halftime and matched points with CMCS in the second half, 28-28.

Coco Duininck had 16 points, Sienna Duininck added 15 and Molly Mulder had 10 for the Bluejays. Coco Duininck also had nine steals, six assists and two blocks. Mulder led CMCS with seven rebounds.

BLHS plays at 6 p.m. Monday in St. Peter against Mayer Lutheran. Top-seeded Mayer Lutheran beat No. 5 Lester Prairie, 74-49.

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In Section 2A-South, No. 1 Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated No. 4 Springfield, 63-37 and No. 2 Sleepy Eye knocked off No. 3 Nicollet, 78-52. SESM and Sleepy Eye Public play each other at 7:45 p.m. Monday in St. Peter.

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Section 2A-North

BLHS 53, CMCS 49

BLHS (19-6)        25   28 — 53
CMCS (20-8)       21   28 — 49
BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Stats not available
CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Sienna Duininck 15, Maaike Duininck 3, Molly Mulder 10, Lauren Taatjes 5, Coco Duininck 16 … 3-point shots: S. Duininck 3, M. Duininck 1, C. Duininck 2 … Rebound leader: M. Mulder 7 … Assists leader: C. Duininck 6 … Steal leader: C. Duininck 9 ... Block leader: M. Mulder 2, C. Duininck 2 

Section 5A-West

BBE 61, LPGE 27

Top-seeded Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa cruised past No. 9 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in the second round of the Section 5A-West playoffs at Belgrade.

BBE plays the winner Pine River-Backus at 5 p.m. Saturday in Wadena.

No. 4 Pine River-Backus beat No. 5 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, 53-50.

Also 5A-West, No. 2 Browerville/Eagle Valley played No. 7 Sebeka and No. 3 Nevis beat No. 6 Verndale, 53-43. The winners of those games play the 7:30 p.m. Saturday game at Wadena.

Tiyana Schwinghammer led BBE with 18 points, five assists and two blocks. Abby Berge contributed 10 points and three steals for the Jaguars.

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LPGE advanced to Thursday’s game by beating Bertha-Hewitt 59-36 on Monday.

LPGE (3-20)      15   12 — 27
BBE (17-9)        35   26 — 61
LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE - Stats not available 
BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: Brooklyn Fischer 5, Shelby Anderson 4, Anna Jaeger 2, Tiyana Schwinghammer 18, Allison Dingmann 5, Kailey Fischer 4, Ella Halvorson 5, Abby Berge 10, Harley Roering 8 … 3-point shots: B. Fischer 1, Anderson 1, Schwinghammer 2, Dingmann 1 … Rebound leaders: K. Fischer 6, Halvorson 5, Roering 5 … Assist leader: Schwinghammer 5 … Steal leaders: Dingmann 3, Berge 3 ... Block leader: Schwinghammer 2

Section 6A-South

Brandon-Evansville 51, KMS 48

Fourth-seeded Brandon-Evansville ended fifth-seeded Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s season at Brandon.

The Chargers were led by Olivia Otto and Kylee Dingwall. Otto had 19 points, including two 3-pointers. Dingwall finished with 14 points, including three treys.

Hayley Demuth had 15 points and nine rebounds and Madelynn Luft added 12 points and 13 rebounds for KMS.

Brandon-Evansville plays Hancock at 1 p.m. Saturday at Minnewaska High School in Glenwood.

B-E (13-14)         30   21 — 51
KMS (10-16)       21   27 — 48
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Scoring: Grace Otto 3, Olivia Otto 19, Kaytlyn Pattrin 1, Hadley Baune 9, Kylee Dingwall 14, Madison Anderson 3, Kiley Lund 2  … 3-point shots: O. Otto 2, Baune 1, Dingwall 3 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Acelynn Hacker 3, Emily Wagner 5, Julia Carlson 6, Josie Gjerde 2, Shakira Olson 5, Madelynn Luft 12, Hayley Demuth 15 … 3-point shots: Wagner 1, Demuth 1 … Rebound leaders: Luft 13, Demuth 9, Wagner 7 … Assist leader: Wagner 4 … Steal leader: Wagner 3 ... Block leader: Luft 1, Demuth 1
Hancock 75, Benson 15
Top-seeded Hancock advanced to the Section 6A-South semifinals after routing eighth-seeded Benson at Hancock.

With the victory, the Owls will play at 1 p.m. Saturday against fourth-seeded Brandon-Evansville.

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Carlee Hanson scored 19 points in the victory, followed by 18 from Kaitlyn Rohloff.

Madi Wrobleski paced the Braves with seven points.

Benson (3-21)           9     6 — 15
Hancock (24-1)       49   26 — 75
BENSON - Scoring: Presley Nygaard 2, Adysen Himley 3, Madi Wrobleski 7, Norah Hilleren 3 … 3-point shots: Himley 1, Wrobleski 1, Hilleren 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a HANCOCK - Scoring: Kaitlyn Staples 8, Karleigh Rohloff 8, Kaitlyn Rohloff 18, Rylee Hanson 9, Misti Zempel 5, Carlee Hanson 19, Brooke VerSteeg 2, Autumn Hubbard 2, Kaylee Wink 1 … 3-point shots: Kai. Rohloff 2, R. Hanson 1, C. Hanson 3 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

CAL Tournament

CCS 62, Cambridge Christian 30

The second-seeded Community Christian School Eagles cruised past Cambridge Christian in the first round of the Christian Athletic League tournament at Mankato.

The Warriors were the seventh seed.

CCS plays in the semifinals at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran High School in Mankato against the winner of No. 3 St. Cloud Christian and No. 6 Immanuel Lutheran. The championship game is set for 1:15 p.m. Saturday in the seven-team tournament. Top-seeded Rochester Home Schools had a first-round bye. The Defenders play the winner of No. 4 Valley Christian and No. 5 South Metro.

Against Cambridge Christian, CCS’ Hope Reid had 26 points, eight rebounds and five blocks. Sophia Bollig contributed 13 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. The Eagles shot 43.5% (30 of 69) to overcome a 1-for-10 effort at the free-throw line.

CAMBRIDGE CHRISTIAN - Stats not available 
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Hope Reid 26, Sophia Bollig 13, Gabbie Bollig 9, Lexi Nelson 6, Kiya Norbie 2, Margo Klassen 2, Kailey Hines 2, Alyssa Schwantes 2 … 3-point shots: G. Bollig 1 … Rebound leaders: S. Bollig 11, Reid 8, Nelson 8, Hines 6 … Assist leaders: Nelson 8, G. Bollig 5 … Steal leaders: S. Bollig 5, Nelson 4 ... Block leaders: Reid 5, S. Bollig 3

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