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Saints too much for Blackjacks

KERKHOVEN -- KMS held a huge rebounding advantage, especially on the offensive end, and the Fighting Saints parlayed that into a 69-56 Camden Conference win over Dawson-Boyd on Thursday.

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Dawson-Boyd’s Alex Sather, left, battles Andrea Olson of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg for a loose ball in the opening half of a Camden Conference North game in Kerkhoven. KMS won 69-56. (Photo by Clay Cunningham - Tribune)

KERKHOVEN - KMS held a huge rebounding advantage, especially on the offensive end, and the Fighting Saints parlayed that into a 69-56 Camden Conference win over Dawson-Boyd on Thursday.

After Dawson scored the game’s first eight points, KMS responded with a 16-2 run, aided by dominant inside play.

The Fighting Saints had a 34-9 edge on the offensive glass.

Kallee Anderson notched another double-double for KMS with a game-high 24 points and 17 rebounds.

Ashley Just had a solid all-around game with 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals.

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Sam Gjerde had 16 points, nine boards and three assists, and Andrea Olson led both teams with 16 rebounds.

Dawson Boyd’s Kaitlyn Willander scored 15 points and she had six rebounds.

Alex Sather finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Sydney Bartunek had nine points and six rebounds.

KMS is at Renville County West and Dawson-Boyd hosts Central Minnesota Christian School today.

KMS 69, Dawson-Boyd 56

Dawson-Boyd (4-11, 6-16) 28 28 - 56
KMS (7-8, 11-13) 30 39 - 69

Dawson-Boyd
Scoring: Hannah Stelter 4, Kaitlyn Willander 15, Alyssa Strand 7, Kritine Hamberg-Frank 2, Alex Sather 13, Avery Bartunek 6, Sydney Bartunek 9 … 3-point shots: Stelter 1, Willander 2, A. Bartunek 1 … Rebound leaders: Sather 9, S. Bartunek 6, Willander 6 … Assist leaders: Strand 4, Sather 3 … Steal leaders: Strand 4, Sather 3

KMS
Scoring: Alexis Lamecker 1, Katie Krieger 2, Sam Gjerde 16, Hanne Tebben 2, Ashley Just 17, Molly Jeppesen 2, Andrea Olson 5, Kallee Anderson 24 … 3-point shots: Gjerde 4 … Rebound leaders: Gjerde 9, Just 8, Olson 16, Anderson 11 … Assist leaders: Just 6, Gjerde 3 … Steal leaders: Just 3, Olson 3

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