Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
BOLD 61, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 55
MORRIS – BOLD used three Tiger turnovers to close the game on a 6-0 run and earn a 61-55 victory over Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday at the Tiger Center.
Camden Arndt stole the ball and raced the other way for a dunk to tie the game at 55 with a little over a minute remaining, but the Tigers faltered down the stretch and the Warriors hit clutch free throws to escape Morris with their unbeaten record intact.
Arndt finished the game with 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, Jackson Loge had 14 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists, Jaret Johnson added 11 points and Durgen Decker scored 10 off the bench.
The Tigers led by six at halftime and for much of the second half, but couldn’t hold off the 2nd-ranked Warriors who shot 47 percent on the night and went 10-10 at the foul line.
Jordan Sagedahl had 16 points for BOLD, Carter Henry had 14 with 10 rebounds, Drew Sagedahl added 13 points and Gavin Vosika chipped in with 11 and five boards.
The Warriors are now 16-0 on the season, 8-0 in the West Central Conference while the Tigers drop to 6-7 overall, 4-5 in conference.
Minnewaska 59, Sauk Centre 40
GLENWOOD – Minnewaska shot 58 percent from the floor and snapped a three-game losing skid with a 59-40 victory over Sauk Centre.
Shawn Carsten was 7-10 shooting for 17 points, five rebounds, and five blocks, Grant Jensen was 5-7 from the floor and finished with 14 points and the Lakers move to 8-5 overall, 5-3 in the West Central Conference.
Jake Jennissen led the Mainstreeters with 19 points as they fall to 4-8 overall, 3-5 in conference.
New York Mills 68, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 44
NEW YORK MILLS – Turnovers and cold shooting doomed Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in a 68-44 loss to New York Mills.
The Warriors shot just 27 percent, including 2-20 from three-point range, and turned the ball over 19 times, leading to 15 Eagles points.
Zach Stueve led the Warriors with 13 points, Matt Thielen, Hunter Johnson, and Nick Lupkes each scored seven as they fall to 4-8, the Eagles are 10-3.
Melrose 72, Montevideo 28
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 80, Benson 72
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 54, Hancock 53
WHEATON – Maycee Tolifson scored 27 points and Wheaton/Herman-Norcross edged Hancock 54-53 in Wheaton on Thursday.
Lexi Staples led the Owls with 13 points and seven rebounds, Rylee Hanson had 10 points with six rebounds, Carlee Hanson added 10 points with four assists.
Hancock is now 5-6 overall, 2-4 in the Pheasant Conference while the Warriors improve to 5-8, 2-4 in conference.
Brandon-Evansville 52, Hillcrest Lutheran 12
BRANDON – Brandon-Evansville turned in yet another dominant defensive performance, routing Hillcrest 52-12 in Brandon.
After holding the Comets to just seven first half points, the Chargers followed it up by surrendering only five in the second half by controlling all facets of the game.
Mikenna Pattrin and Kristin Kokett each scored 15 points, Madison Quinn had eight and Bailey Schaefer added seven as the Chargers improved to 11-2 on the season, 7-0 in the Pheasant Conference, 5-1 in the Little Eight. The Comets are now 2-9.
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 50, Ortonville 43
ORTONVILLE – Mataiah Turner had seven of Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 17 steals and the Wolverines defeated Ortonville 50-43.
Emma Botker posted a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Reanna Ward had 13 points, and Jessica Moberg added 12.
The Wolverines shot 44 percent and improve to 10-4, 5-2 in the Pheasant Conference. The Trojans have lost five straight and are 5-7, 2-4 in conference.
Parkers Prairie 65, Rothsay 30
Windom 6, Morris/Benson Area 2
MAHACA 56, BOLD 22
Redwood River Valley 48, MAHACA 28
Redwood River Valley 61, BOLD 11
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