Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Minnewaska Area 49, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 37
GLENWOOD – Grant Jensen scored 23 points and Minnewaska held Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta to just 36 percent shooting and the Lakers earned a 49-37 win on Thursday.
Shawn Carsten had 15 points with eight rebounds for the Lakers who opened the game on an 18-3 run, hitting 8-10 shots while the Tigers struggled, going just 2-12.
Minnewaska built their lead to 16 in the second half before the Tigers started chipping away to pull within six, but the Lakers scored the next four points and held on from there.
Jackson Loge had 14 points, five rebounds, and two blocks for the Tigers, Jaret Johnson scored eight and Zach Hughes added seven as they fall to 3-4. The Lakers are now 6-1.
Ortonville 60, Brandon-Evansville 51
Ashby 70, Rothsay 47
Parkers Prairie 64, Battle Lake 41
BOLD 112, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 82
Sauk Centre 66, Montevideo 53
Melrose 73, Benson 55
Hancock 57, Ortonville 45
HANCOCK – Carlee Hanson had 13 points and five assists to lead Hancock past Ortonville 57-45 on Thursday.
Rylee Hanson grabbed 13 rebounds while scoring nine, Morgan Kisgen and Haley Mattson each added 11 points for the Owls who grinded out a victory in a game that featured 59 free throws to improve to 3-3. The Trojans are 4-2.
West Central Area 86, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 62
Parkers Prairie 55, New York Mills 31
Underwood 43, Breckenridge 40 (OT)
Sauk Centre 59, New London-Spicer 42
BOLD 76, Springfield 58
Redwood Valley 56, Benson 50
Prairie Centre 9, Morris/Benson Area 3
MORRIS – A six-goal second period proved too much to overcome for Morris/Benson Area in a 9-3 loss to Prairie Centre from the Lee Community Center in Morris on Thursday.
The Stars led 3-0 at the first intermission, then exploded for six in the second period, before the Storm got three back in the third.
Kolby Goff, Matt Tolifson, and Hunter Blume each scored goals for the Storm, while Jack Riley, Brady Loge, Brady DeHaan, and Reece Kuseske tallied assists.
Chase Engebretson started in net, but was pulled after allowing three goals on three shots. Peyton LeClair stopped 18 shots in relief for the Storm who fall to 3-4.
Hunter Fletcher had two goals and three assists while Isaiah DeFoe stopped all 17 shots he saw through two periods as the Stars improve to 6-4.
Detroit Lakes 6, Morris/Benson Area 0
MORRIS – Leah Honer stopped all 10 shots she face while five Lakers netted a goal in Detroit Lakes 6-0 victory over Morris/Benson Area.
Leah Thompson made 45 saves for the Storm who fall to 3-10, the Lakers are 4-8.
Benson 48, Ortonville 11
Benson/KMS 131, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 115
BENSON – The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta gymnastics team lost a dual to Benson/KMS 131-115 on Thursday from Benson.
Tasha Koehl and Taylor Kill each stuck their beam routines, with Kill tying for fourth, and taking fifth in all-around.
Olivia Lebrijia took third on floor and all-around, fourth on vault, bars, and beam.