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Prep boys basketball roundup: CMCS hang on to edge Panthers

CMCS beats Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 55-52 in top Camden match-up

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.
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.
Mike Moore / West Central Tribune
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TRACY — In a battle between two of the top boys basketball teams in their respective divisions in the Camden Conference, Central Minnesota Christian managed to hang tough.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton had a last-second shot hit the rim twice but refused to fall through, allowing the Bluejays to leave with a 55-52 victory Friday at Tracy Area High School.

CMCS is now 8-1 in the Camden and 13-3 overall. The Bluejays lead the Camden North. T-M-B is second in the Camden South at 7-2 and is 11-5 overall.

Ben Van Eps was the Bluejays’ top scorer with 20 points. Case Mulder added 16 points, and Caleb Vander Beek had a strong night in the post with nine points and seven rebounds.

Tony Nelson had a game-high 29 points for the Panthers.

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CMCS will host South-leading Russell-Tyler-Ruthton for a 7:15 p.m. game Monday.

Camden

CMCS 55, T-M-B 52

CMCS (13-3) 28 27 — 55

T-M-B (11-5) 27 25 — 52

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Ethan Bulthuis 7, Case Mulder 16, Drew Duininck 3, Ben Van Eps 20, Caleb Vander Beek 9 … 3-point shots: Bulthuis 1, Mulder 1, Duininck 1, Van Eps 1 … Rebound leader: Vander Beek 7 … Assist leader: Mulder 2 … Steal leader: Van Eps 2 ... Block leader: Bulthuis 1, Duininck 1, Van Eps 1

TRACY-MILROY-BALATON - Stats not availableLakeview 67,Dawson-Boyd 48Lakeview improved to 15-2 with the victory over Dawson-Boyd at Cottonwood.

Brayson Boike had 20 points and Keegon Wicht added 16 for the Blackjacks.

D-B is back at home at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

Dawson-Boyd (11-5) 26 22 — 48

Lakeview (15-2) 41 26 — 67

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Keegon Wicht 16, Aiden Swenson 2, Braxton Hahn 1, Brayson Boike 20, Levi Olson 6, Drew Hjelmeland 3 … 3-point shots: Boike 2, Hjelmeland 1 … Rebound leader: Swenson 8 … Assist leader: Wicht 2, Boike 2 … Steal leader: Boike 3, Olson 3 ... Block leader: Boike 5 LAKEVIEW - Stats not available

LQPV 85, YME 59

Kaiden Allpress knocked down 30 points and had nine rebounds and seven assists in Lac qui Parle Valley’s victory Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls

Landon Schirm had 23 points and Will Giese and Hunter Conn each scored 10 points for the Eagles.

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Nikson Knapper had 14 points and Bryce Sneller 12 for YME.

LQPV will face Canby at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Madison.

YME heads to Clara City at 7:30 p.m. Monday to face MACCRAY

LQPV (9-7) 27 32 — 59

YME (2-12) 40 45 — 85

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Will Giese 10, Landon Schirm 23, Tj Mitchell 2, Kaiden Allpress 30, Hunter Conn 10, Blake Wollschlager 8, Kaden Molden 2  … 3-point shots: Giese 2, Allpress 5 … Rebound leader: Allpress 9 … Assist leader: Allpress 7 … Steal leader: Schirm 2, Allpress 2 ... Block leader: None  

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Nikson Knapper 14, Cody Dahlager 9, Isaac Jimenez 2, Austin Canatsey 2, Archie LaRose 4, Landon Anderson 5, Preston Berends 5, Bryce Sneller 12, Owen Torvick 6 … 3-point shots: Knapper 4, Dahlager 1, Anderson 1, Berends 1 … Rebound leader: Knapper 2, Anderson 2 … Assist leader: Dahlager 4 … Steal leader: Knapper 2, Dahlager 2, LaRose 2 ... Block leader: Knapper 1, Torvick 1

MACCRAY 65, Minneota 44

Brooks Asche had 22 points and 18 rebounds as MACCRAY cruised to the victory at Minneota

Isaac Post had 16 points and Gavin Husman added 13 points and seven assists for the Wolverines.

MACCRAY plays host to Yellow Medicine East at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Clara City

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MACCRAY (7-11) 38 27 — 65

Minneota (4-11) 22 22 — 44

MACCRAY - Scoring: Isaac Strommer 5, Isaac Post 16, Matt Wadsworth 2, Gavin Husman 13, Riley Roskens 2, Dreyer Homan 3, Brooks Asche 22, Landin Ahrenholz 2   … 3-point shots: Strommer 1, Post 2, Homan 1, Asche 3 … Rebound leader: Asche 18 … Assist leader: Husman 7, Strommer 3 … Steal leader: Post 2 ... Block leader: Post 3, Asche 3 

MINNEOTA - Stats not availableWright CountyW-M 79,NLS 74New London-Spicer managed to hold a 39-37 lead at halftime but were outscored in the second half at Watertown for the loss.

NLS is at home at 7 p.m. Monday against Rockford.

NLS (8-6) 39 35 — 74

W-M (12-4) 37 42 — 79

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brycen Christensen 14, Gabe Rohman 2, Peyton Coahran 14, Aedan Andresen 17, Mason Delzer 10, Paul Meier 6, Grant Paffrath 11

WATERTOWN-MAYER - Scoring: Wyatt McCabe 18, Jacob Rowan 11, Cayden Stucchi 2, Albert Rundell 12, Tyler Sinsabaugh 2, John Mueller 28, Justin Kind 6. Central MinnesotaPaynesville 58, ACGC 46Eli Nelson had 17 points, Grayson Fuchs 12 and Chase Bayer 11 in Paynesville’s victory at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

Alex Kokenge had 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks for ACGC.

Paynesville takes on Royalton at 7 p.m. Thursday at Paynesville. ACGC is on the road at 7:15 p.m. Monday against Holdingford

Paynesville (11-7) 25 33 — 58

ACGC (5-11) 23 23 — 46

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Isaac Schultz 3, Brayden Pung 6, Eli Nelson 17, Grayson Fuchs 12, Chase Bayer 11, Max Athmann 2, Bryce Vanderbeek 2, Blake Pung 5 … 3-point shots: Eli Nelson 2, Fuchs 2, Schultz 1, B. Pung 1, Byer 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Scoring: Hunter Powers 2, Tyler Pickle 4, Brock Denton 3, Sam Rouser 9, Thor Goerish 8, Alex Kokenge 20 … 3-point shots: Rouser 3, Pickle 1, Koken 1 … Rebound leader: Kokenge 10, Pickle 8 … Assist leader: Jacob Gratz 4, Kokenge 4 … Steal leader: Kokenge 2 ... Block leader: Kokenge 3West CentralMelrose 57, Montevideo 47Melrose got 16 points from Connor Engelmeyer, 14 from Carson Meyer, 12 from Isaac Hoeschen and 10 from Connor Anderson to earn the victory at Montevideo.

Kaden Boike led the Thunder Hawks with 13 points.

Montevideo goes to Glenwood for a 7:30 p.m. game against Minnewaska on Friday, Feb. 4

Melrose (7-9) 31 26 — 57

Montevideo (8-5) 17 30 — 47

MELROSE - Scoring: Gor Ruey 5, Connor Engelmeyer 16, Connor Anderson 10, Carson Meyer 14, Isaac Hoeschen 12 … 3-point shots: Ruey 1, Engelmeyer 1, Anderson 2, Meyer 4 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a 

MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Kaden Boike 13, Hunter Strand 9, Landon Stock 7, Andrew Van Binsbergen 7, Justin Collins 5, Bradyn Schultz 2, Cooper Dack 2, Cole Augeson 2 … 3-point shots: Boike 2, Strand 2, Stock 1, Van Binsbergen 1, Collins 1 … Rebound leader: Collins 6 … Assist leader: Boike 3 … Steal leader: Stock 4 ... Block leader: None

Non-Conference

BBE 49, Sauk Centre 40

Kaden Pieper and Gannon Walsh both finished in double figures to help Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa get a road win over Sauk Centre.

Pieper had a team-high 14 points along with 10 rebounds. Walsh added 12 points after hitting four 3-pointers.

Jay Neubert had 17 points to lead the Mainstreeters. He scored his 1,000 career point.

BBE will face Cass Lake-Bena at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4 at Pequot Lakes.

BBE (13-3) 30 19 — 49

Sauk Centre (11-5) 16 24 — 40

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: Kaden Pieper 14, Will Van Beck 9, Gannon Walsh 12, Ashton Dingmann 7, Luke Dingmann 7  … 3-point shots: Pieper 2, VanBeck 1, Walsh 4, A. Dingmann 1… Rebound leader: Pieper 10 … Assist leader: A. Dingmann 4 … Steal leader: VanBeck 3 ... Block leader: L. Dingmann 1 

SAUK CENTRE - Scoring: Jay Neubert 17, Matthew Warring 16, Macoy Thiesen 2, Ethan Riley 5 … 3-point shots: Neubert 2, Warring 4, Riley 1 … Rebound leader: Warring 1, Thiesen 1, Riley 1 … Assist leader: Neubert 3 … Steal leader: Thiesen 1 ... Block leader: Warring 1, Thiesen 1

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