Girls Basketball Roundup: Montevideo edges BOLD in key West Central Conference game

Girls basketball report for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Avery Koenen gets 24 points and 11 rebounds for Thunder Hawks, who trail most of the way against the Warriors.
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MONTEVIDEO — Down 41-39 with 5:37 to play, Montevideo began an 11-0 run to take the lead for good, beating BOLD 54-47 in a West Central Conference girls basketball game Tuesday night.

“It was a hard-fought game,” said Thunder Hawks head coach Anthony Jackson. “It was tight; BOLD was winning most of the game. We just had an opportunity in the last few minutes to pull it off.”

Hailey Dirksen tied the game at 41-all with a pair of free throws. Then with 5:09 left, Avery Koenen put Montevideo up for good with a putback.

Koenen led all scorers with 24 points while also coming up with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. Tenley Epema hit four 3-pointers in a 15-point effort.


Lainey Braulick was BOLD’s top scorer with 17 points. She also had four steals. Lily Dean added 13 points, hitting three 3-pointers.

With the victory, the Thunder Hawks remain unbeaten in the West Central at 6-0. The Warriors are now 4-3 in conference play.

Montevideo next plays Minnewaska at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Montevideo. BOLD plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Melrose.

Montevideo 54, BOLD 47

BOLD (10-10)               29   18 — 47
Montevideo (14-1)       25   29 — 54
BOLD - Scoring: Lainey Braulick 17, Lily Dean 13, Mari Ryberg 7, Abby Meyers 4, Anna Moorse 2, Leslie Snow 2 … 3-point shots: Braulick 1, Ryberg 2 Dean 3 … Rebound leader: Ryberg 6, Snow 6 … Assist leader: Snow 4 … Steal leader: Braullick 4 ... Block leader: Snow 1, Meyers 1
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Teagan Epema 5, Tenley Epema 15, Kiera Foley 2, Avery Koenen 24, Hailey Dirksen 8 … 3-point shots: Ten. Epema 4 … Rebound leader: Koenen 11, Dirksen 5 … Assist leader: Keely Foley 4, Ten. Epema 3, Koenen 3 … Steal leader: Ke. Foley 2, Koenen 2 ... Block leader: Koenen 1 

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