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Willmar Cardinals back on winning track

Cards fend off St. Cloud Tech for Central Lakes victory Tuesday

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Willmar's Madi Linbo drives the lane for a layup attempt in Tuesday's Central Lakes Conference game against St. Cloud Tech at Willmar High School. Linbo drew a foul on the play. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — After going 0-2 last week, the Willmar girls basketball team got back on the winning track Tuesday.

Hosting St. Cloud Tech on Tuesday night, the Cardinals held off a scrappy Tigers squad for a 53-41 Central Lakes Conference victory.

“Well, we pulled it out,” said Willmar head coach Dustin Carlson. “We are still trying to figure out who we are. Defensively, we are figuring it out. Offense is a work in progress. I thought we hustled hard all night.”

Leading the way was Mackenzie Jones, who had Cardinal highs in points (17), rebounds (seven) and steals (four). Jaida Reiman had nine points off the bench, followed by six points from Sadie Raitz.

Sarah Harris and Rachael Kaczor led Tech with 11 points apiece.

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The Cardinals are on the road for back-to-back nights with Brainerd on Thursday and Sartell on Friday.

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Willmar's Jaida Reiman (right) stays in front of St. Cloud Tech's Emma Borchert on defense during the first half of Tuesday's Central Lakes Conference game at Willmar High School. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Willmar 53,
St. Cloud Tech 41

St. Cloud Tech (2-5) 19 22 — 41
Willmar (5-3) 29 24 — 53
ST. CLOUD TECH - Scoring: Sarah Harris 11, Emma Imdieke 10, Genaya Murray 7, Rachael Kaczor 11, Mattie Vought 2 … 3-point shots: Harris 3, Imdieke 2, Kaczor 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
WILLMAR - Scoring: Sam Christoffer 2, Amber Evink 3, Mackenzie Jones 17, Sadie Raitz 6, Callie Slagter 5, Madi Linbo 5, Jaida Reiman 9, Ella Shinn 3, Ashley Prahl 3 … 3-point shots: Evink 1, Jones 3, Prahl 1 … Rebound leader: Jones 7, Shinn 5 … Assist leader: Christoffer 2, Katelyn Murphy 2, Raitz 2 … Steal leader: Jones 4 ... Block leader: None

West Central
Minnewaska 70,
ACGC 40

Alexis Pierkarski had 18 points and Emma Thorfinnson added among 12 Minnewaska Lakers who scored points in the victory over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Glenwood.

Rachel Wilner had 12 points and Diamond Picotte chipped in with 11 for the Falcons.

ACGC 17 23 — 40
Minnewaska 34 36 — 70
ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Scoring: Diamond Picotte 10, Elli Roemeling 4, Rachel Wilner 12, Daniela Parker 8, Raeanna Kaddatz 6 … 3-point shots: Picotte 2, Wilner 1 … Rebound leader: Wilner 7 … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Makena Panitzke 6, Maddie Thorfinnson 6, Michele Stai 3, Addy Randt 5, Hannah Hoffmann 3, Alexis Piekarski 18, Isabella Ortendahl 5, Annika Randt 6, Emma Thorfinnson 11, Avery Hoeper 4, Elizabeth Murken 2, Brecklyn Beyer 1 … 3-point shots: Stai 1, Randt 1, Hoffmann 1, Randt 2, E. Thorfinnson 3 … Rebound leader: Ortendahl 9, Hoeper 9 … Assist leader: M. Thorfinnson 6 … Steal leader: Piekarski 3 ... Block leader: None

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BOLD 68,
Melrose 54

Makayla Snow and Brenna Weis each had 15 points and Ashley Trongard added 13 to lead BOLD to the victory at Melrose.

Makiya Luetmer had 26 points and six rebounds for Melrose, which got 10 steals from Kinsey Wensmann.

BOLD 25 43 — 68
Melrose 25 29 — 54
BOLD - Scoring: Mari Ryberg 7, lanie Mages 3, Ashley Trongard 13, Makayla Snow 15, Brenna Weis 15, Leslie Snow 2 … 3-point shots: Ryberg 1, Mages 1, Trongard 2, Weis 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MELROSE - Scoring: Ashley Revering 4, Amy Austing 6, Ashley Rademacher 13, Kinsey Wensmann 4, Kyja Birch 1, Audrey Welle 4, Maddie Rosenberger 10, Makiya Luetmer 26 … 3-point shots: Austing 2, Rademacher 2, Luetmer 2 … Rebound leader: Luetmer 6 … Assist leaders: Luetmer 5, Rademacher 4 … Steal leader: Wensmann 10 ... Block leader: Rademacher 1

Morris/CA 47,
Montevideo 25

Emma Bowman had 15 points and Meredith Carrington contributed 10 points as Morris/Chokio-Alberta cruised to the home victory over Montevideo.

Avery Koenen and Greta Rongstad led Montevideo with eight points each.

Montevideo 9 16 — 25
Morris/CA 25 22 — 47
MONTEVIDEO - Scoring: Livia Gades 5, Tenley Epema 2, Avery Koenen 8, Greta Rongstad 8, Rose O’Malley 2 … 3-point shots: Gades 1, Rongstad 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
MORRIS/CA - Scoring: Meredith Carrington 10, Emma Bowman 15, Makenna Kehoe 6, LaRae Kram 2, Kylie Swanson 2, Malory Anderson 6, Kendra Wevley 6 … 3-point shots: Carrington 2, Bowman 1, Kehoe 2 … Rebound leader: Anderson 8, Wevley 6 … Assist leader: Carrington 5 … Steal leader: Bowman 4 ... Block leader: Kehoe 1

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Camden
CMCS 65,
RCW 40

Coco Duininck had 22 points, six steals and four assists and Elli Stoel had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals to lead Central Minnesota Christian to the victory over Renville County West at Renville.

Lauren Wulf had 13 points and Addyson Tanner 12 for RCW.

CMCS 35 30 — 65
RCW 18 22 — 40
CMCS - Scoring: Reegan Duininck 5, Emma Roiseland 3, Elli Stoel 20, Coco Duininck 22, Nyssa Vogel 13, Katelyn Bulthuis 2 … 3-point shots: R. Duininck 1, Stoel 2, C. Duininck 4, Vogel 1 … Rebound leader: Stoel 10 … Assist leaders: R. Duininck 5, C. Duininck 4 … Steal leaders: Stoel 7, R. Duininck 6, C. Duininck 6 ... Block leader: Lauren Taatjes 1
RCW - Scoring: Rachel Jakel 3, Addyson Tanner 12, Lauren Wulf 13, Holly Bratsch 4, Hannah Pharr 6, Lauren Allex 2 … 3-point shots: None … Rebound leader: Jakel 9, Pharr 7 … Assist leader: Jakel 4 … Steal leader: Jakel 2 ... Block leader: Wulf 5

Central MN
BBE 81, Kimball 47

Jumping out to a 45-21 lead, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa cruised to an 81-47 Central Minnesota Conference win on Tuesday.

Leading the Jaguars was Allisa Knight, who was 12 of 17 shooting for 27 points to go with eight rebounds.

Kimball 21 26 — 47
BBE 45 36 — 81
KIMBALL - Stats not available
BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: Karsee Kampsen 6, Jacqueline Gossen 3, Jackie Lindsay 8, Grace Illies 7, Jenna Dingmann 12, Liz French 2, Abby Berge 3, Josie Knutson 2, Allisa Knight 27, Karisa Jones 2 … 3-point shots: Gossen 1, Illies 1, Dingmann 1 … Rebound leader: Knight 8 … Assist leader: Illies 4, Dingmann 4 … Steal leader: Five with 1 ... Block leader: Knight 1

Non-Conference
NLS 41,
EVW 26

New London-Spicer controlled the glass all game as three Wildcats had double-digit rebounds in a win at Eden Valley-Watkins.

Erin Knisley had a double-double for NLS with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Emma Hanson came up with eight points and 15 rebounds, and Ava Kraemer tallied nine points and 12 boards.

The Wildcats head to Sauk Centre on Thursday.

NLS (6-0) 18 23 — 41
EVW (4-2) 13 13 — 26
NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Avery Rich 2, Mackenzie Rich 4, Emma Hanson 8, Payton Mages 2, Grace DeSchepper 4, Ava Kraemer 9, Erin Knisley 12 … 3-point shots: M. Rich 1, Hanson 1 … Rebound leader: Hanson 15, Kraemer 12, Knisley 10 … Assist leader: Hanson 5, Mages 3 … Steal leader: M. Rich 2 ... Block leader: None
EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS - Scoring: Meryl Kuechle 3, Brielle Kuechle 7, Whitney Jansen 2, Halle Jansen 5, Sawyer Kuechle 7, Livi Langer 2 … 3-point shots: M. Kuechle 1, H. Jansen 1, S. Kuechle 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

Hancock 62,
B-E 34

Hancock improved to 7-0 following a 62-34 non-conference victory over Brandon-Evanville Tuesday in Hancock.

Rylee Hanson and Morgan Kisgen paced the Owls with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

B-E 16 18 — 34
Hancock 34 28 — 62
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Scoring: Mikenna Pattrin 14, Bailey Schaefer 10, Brittany Korkowski 3, Kristen Kokett 3, Caitlyn Deschene 3, Olivia Otto 1 … 3-point shots: Schaefer 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
HANCOCK - Scoring: Rylee Hanson 13, Morgan Kisgen 11, Alexis Staples 9, Carlee Hanson 7, Jordan Hausmann 7, Tori Pahl 6, Jenna Kannegiesser 5, Misti Zempel 2, Gabi Joos 2 … 3-point shots: Staples 1, Kisgen 1 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

LQPV 72,
Ortonville 51

Seven players scored six or more points for Lac qui Parle Valley in the victory at Ortonville.

Sidney Gerdes led the way with 14 points. Taylor Shelstad had 12 points, Macie Lund 11 and Addy Bonn and Camryn Lee each had 10 for the Eagles.

Emily Ross had 21 points for the Trojans.

LQPV 40 32 — 72
Ortonville 28 23 — 51
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Macie Lund 11, Addy Bonn 10, Alex Stitt 6, Taylor Shelstad 12, Cassidie Olson 9, Camryn Lee 10, Sidney Gerdes 14 … 3-point shots: M. Lund 2, Bonn 2, Stitt 1, S. Gerdes 3 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A
ORTONVILLE - Scoring: Emily Ross 21, Taylor Ross 4, Paige Seidell 7, Meg Moberg 4, Lauren Hicks 4, Kelly Erickson 11 … 3-point shots: E. Ross 5 … Rebound leader: N/A … Assist leader: N/A … Steal leader: N/A ... Block leader: N/A

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