Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Henning 68, West Central Area 62
BARRETT – Blake Wallevand hit five threes and scored 25 points to lead Henning past West Central Area 68-62 in a battle of top ten ranked teams.
The Hornets are ranked no. 2 in the state and were able to fend off the 6th-ranked Knights who refused to go away, keeping the game close throughout the second half.
Gage Staples led the Knights with 22 points and six rebounds, Jacob Bright provided the outside shooting and had 15 points with six assists.
The lead changed hands five times in the first half, but Henning never trailed in the second half, answering each Knights run with one of their own.
Isaac Fisher had 11 points and six rebounds, Parker Fraki finished with eight points, 10 rebounds as the Hornets improve to 12-1 on the season.
Jack VanKempen had nine points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. Grant Beuckens added nine points for the Knights who are 10-2.
Hancock 60, Dawson-Boyd 46
DAWSON – Hancock hit 9-16 threes and earned a 60-46 victory over Dawson-Boyd.
Daniel Milander led the Owls with 19 points on five threes to go with six rebounds. Matt Thompson posted another double/double with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Owls who are 6-4 on the season. Romell Horton led the Blackjacks with 17 points as they fall to 5-4.
Brandon-Evansville 59, Bertha-Hewitt 24
BRANDON – Brandon-Evansville snapped a two-game skid with a dominant 59-24 rout of Bertha-Hewitt.
Marshall Riedel led four Chargers in double-figures scoring with 15 points. Keagan Schiele scored 12 points, Tanner and Tyler Bitzan each added 11 as the Chargers improved to 8-4.
Seven Bears got in the scoring column, but none had more than five points as they fall to 2-10.
Canby 57, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 53
Ashby 80, Parkers Prairie 70
Battle Lake 66, Underwood 31
BOLD 82, Mayer Lutheran 47
Central MN Christian 82, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 57
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 71, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 22
Battle Lake 52, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 33
Pelican Rapids 68, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 49
West Central Area 74, Ashby 43
Underwood 46, Park Christian 38
Morris/Benson Area 7, MayPort 4
MORRIS – Ryan Tolifson’s goal at 10:07 of the third period broke a 3-3 tie, and Zach Bruns netted the game-winner just 1:11 later as Morris/Benson Area snapped a two-game skid with a 7-4 defeat of MayPort from the Lee Community Center.
Bruns scored twice while adding an assist and the Storm got 15 saves from Chase Engebretson to improve to 13-3.
Reece Kuseske, Brady Goff, Jack Riley, and Will Breuer each scored a goal. Hunter Blume and Sam Thompson each tallied two assists, Kuseske, Breuer, Riley, Matt Tolifson, Brady DeHaan, and Brady Loge each added an assist.
Willmar 9, Morris/Benson Area 0
BENSON – Bailey Olson scored a hat trick and three assists for Willmar in a 9-0 rout of Morris/Benson Area from the Benson Civic Center.
Mya Monson had a goal and three assists, Halle Mortenson stopped seven shots for the Cardinals who are 13-6-1. Leah Thompson made 45 saves for the Storm who are 0-17-1.
Sauk Centre Triangular
Kimball 47, MAHACA 23
MAHACA 61, Sauk Centre/Melrose 15
Pelican Rapids Triangular
Border West 66, Barnesville 9
Pelican Rapids 42, Border West 35
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