Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Central MN Christian 54, Hancock 47
HANCOCK – Central MN Christian closed the game on a 10-3 run to earn a 54-47 victory over Hancock on Saturday.
The Owls never led in the game but were able to tie it at 44 late before fading.
Matt Thompson had a double/double with 18 points and 13 rebounds, Daniel Milander scored 11 and Colten Crowell chipped in nine for the Owls who fall to 3-3.
Peter Martin led the Blue Jays with 14 points, Austin TeBrake had 12 with 13 rebounds, Case Mulder added 13 as they improve to 5-3.
Tri-State 74, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 57
CAMPBELL – Clint Determan scored 11 points with 14 rebounds but Wheaton/Herman-Norcross came up short in a 75-57 loss to Tri-State on Saturday. Matt Thielen added 11 points for the Warriors who fall to 5-3.
West Central Area 59, Long Prairie/Grey Eagle 37
BARRETT – The West Central Area Knights moved to 8-1 on the season with a 59-37 win over the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder on Saturday night.
The Knights hit eleven 3-pointers for the second game in a row going 11-28 from 3-point land and had a dominating rebound performance winning that battle by a 38-24 margin.
Jack Van Kempen had 16 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Brady Reeve 12 points and Jacob Bright added 11.
Central MN Christian 57, Hancock 40
HANCOCK – Central MN Christian grabbed the lead midway through the first half and continued to pull away until the final buzzer in a 57-40 victory over Hancock.
The Owls were held to 33 percent shooting in suffering their second straight loss, falling to 9-2 on the season.
Carlee Hanson led with 13 points, Lexi Staples had 10, Morgan Kisgen chipped in nine.
Elli Stoel scored a game-high 21 with seven rebounds, Colette Duininck had 16 points, Kaitly Bulthuis added 14 as the Jays improve to 8-1.
West Central Area 62, Long Prairie/Grey Eagle 33
BARRETT – West Central Area opened the game on a 10-0 run and never trailed in a 62-33 victory on Saturday over Long Prairie/Grey Eagle.
The Knights were led by Claire Stark with 19 points, five rebounds and a steal. Lexi Bright
had 17 points, eight rebounds, and five steals. Brynn Fernholz chipped in eight points with five boards, and five steals.
Morris/Benson Area 4, Worthington 2
WORTHINGTON – Tim Blume scored a pair of power-play goals in the first period and Morris/Benson Area won their 11th consecutive game with a 4-2 defeat of Worthington.
Blume assisted on Zach Bruns goal and Kaleb Breuer added a short-handed goal for the Storm who are 11-1 on the season. Chase Engebretson made 27 saves in net.
Worthington 5, Morris/Benson Area 1
WORTHINGTON – Worthington pulled away with three goals in the third period for a 5-1 victory over Morris/Benson Area.
Kortney Sanasack scored for the Storm on a feed from Taryn Picht and Ryanne Bisgard at 8:12 of the first to tie the game at one. Leah Thompson had 36 saves for the Storm who fall to 0-13-1.
Park Rapids Invite
PARK RAPIDS – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta took fourth place at the Park Rapids Invite on Saturday with a score of 115.9.
Faith Butterfass took third on vault, Callie Snell was eighth. Snell took 10th in all-around, two spots back of teammate Taylor Kill. Kill finished third in floor, Madalyn Sigel was fifth on beam while Tasha Koehl took eighth.
Alexandria took first with a 132, Fergus falls and Park Rapids were 2-3. Long Prairie/Grey Eagle took fifth.