Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 60, Minnewaska 43
MORRIS – In a defensive battle with their rival, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta prevailed to win their sixth straight game with a 60-43 victory over Minnewaska.
Both teams shot just 25 percent from the floor, but the Tigers hit 24-35 free throws and dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Lakers 57-28.
Maddie Carrington had a game-high 16 points, Malory Anderson scored 13 with 17 rebounds, Kylie Swanson added 12 with seven boards, Liz Dietz and Emma Bowman combined for 10 points with 12 rebounds for the Tigers who are 10-5 overall and 4-3 in the West Central Conference.
Maddie Thorfinnson led the Lakers 12 points, Hannah Hoffmann and Lexi Piekarski each added seven as they fall to 9-7, 5-3 in conference play.
Hancock 57, Renville County West 29
HANCOCK – Hancock dominated from start to finish and earned a 57-29 victory over Renville County West on Tuesday.
The Owls won the rebounding battle 46-36 and got 13 points with five steals from Carlee Hanson, Rylee Hanson had 10 points with eight rebounds, Lexi Staples added nine points with four assists, and Tori Pahl pulled down 14 rebounds with four steals.
Lauren Wulf had eight points for the Jaguars who are 0-16, the Owls are 6-7.
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 39, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 32
GRACEVILLE – Reanna Ward and Emma Botker posted double-doubles and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley earned a 39-32 victory over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.
Ward finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds while Botker added 11 points with 15 boards. The Wolverines are 11-4 while the Saints fall to 8-9.
Brandon-Evansville 49, Rothsay 37
ROTHSAY – Brandon-Evansville held Rothsay to just nine first half points, and held off the Tigers late rally to earn a 49-37 victory.
Mikenna Pattrin had 16 points while Brittany Korkowski added 10, and the Chargers got seven apiece from Kailee Klimek and Madison Quinn to improve to 12-2, 6-1 in the Little Eight Conference. The Tigers are 2-15.
Sauk Centre 75, Benson 37
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 50, Montevideo 47
BOLD 71, Melrose 69
Menahga 78, West Central Area 58
Breckenridge 70, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 46
Milbank 50, Ortonville 48
Parkers Prairie 63, Osakis 40
Underwood 49, Battle Lake 17
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 56, Kimball 44
Osakis 59, Brandon-Evansville 47
EVANSVILLE – Keagan Schiele had 14 points and Tanner Bitzan added 11 in a losing effort as Brandon-Evansville fell to Osakis 59-47.
The Chargers were held to 37 percent shooting, getting eight points from Tyler Bitzan, as they fall to 6-8, the Silverstreaks are 14-0.
Albany 45, Minnewaska 44
ALBANY – Albany erased a five-point halftime deficit to edge Minnewaska 45-44.
The Lakers shot 46 percent and got 18 points from Grant Jensen, but fall to 9-6 on the season while the Huskies are 11-4.
Battle Lake 80, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 60
Ashby 89, Frazee 52
Hillcrest 66, Pelican Rapids 51
Ortonville 86, Milbank 55
Central MN Christian 64, Benson 58
Melrose 79, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 55
Sauk Centre 66, Eden Valley-Watkins 63
Lakeview 60, Montevideo 47
Parkers Prairie 71, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 50
KMS 46, MAHACA 27
MAHACA 54, Paynesville 23
Minnewaska 57, BOLD 18
Minnewaska 36, Otter Tail Central 26
Otter Tail Central 66, BOLD 14
Complete results HERE
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 60, Eden Valley-Watkins 15
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 63, Osakis 15
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 77, Ortonville 6
BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING
Perham 73, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 71
Melrose 139.5, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 119.9
MELROSE – For the seventh time this season Taylor Kill stuck her beam routine, but Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta lost to Melrose 139.5-119.9 in gymnastics on Tuesday.
Kill finished tied for third on Vault, fifth on Floor, Olivia Lebrija took second in Vault, third on Floor. Kill, Lebrija, and Callie Snell for 2-4 in All-Around.