Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 67, Montevideo 42
MORRIS – Jackson Loge netted 24 points with 13 rebounds and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta snapped a two-game skid with a dominant 67-42 victory over Montevideo.
Toby Gonnerman had nine points with five rebounds and Cam Koebernick added seven points for the Tigers who shot 40 percent from the floor despite going just 4-16 from three-point range. The Tigers are 10-7 on the season. The Thunder Hawks fall to 0-18.
Hancock 78, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 51
HANCOCK – Matt Thompson scored 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Hancock routed Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 78-51.
The Owls shot 53 percent and outrebounded the Wolverines 41-15. Kody Berget had 12 points, Preston Rohloff added nine with 12 rebounds, Daniel Milander chipped in seven points, six assists and seven steals and Hancock is 12-6.
Chuck Kleindl led CGB with 22 points, Cole Gilsdorf and Nate Moberg each added 10 as the Wolverines fall to 0-16.
West Central Area 59, Parkers Prairie 41
BARRETT – West Central Area turned in another impressive performance with a 59-41 victory over Parkers Prairie, extending their winning streak to six games.
The Knights hit 11 threes and shot 48 percent from the field while holding the Panthers to just 27 percent.
The Knights complimented their lockdown defensive effort with a balanced offensive attack. Gage Staples had 10 points with seven rebounds, Grant Beuckens scored 10 points, Brady Reeve and Ryder Staples each added nine, Jack Van Kempen had eight points with 10 rebounds and Tate Christenson scored eight with five boards.
The Knights are now 16-2 on the season and with the win have the inside track on the top seed in section 6A-South. Alex Koep had a game-high 16 for the Panthers who fall to 15-4.
Paynesville Area 74, Benson 68
Osakis 59, Minnewaska 44
Dawson-Boyd 77, Ortonville 55
Brandon-Evansville 56, Ashby 39
EVANSVILLE – Brandon-Evansville used defense to overcame a rough shooting night and beat Ashby 56-39. Kristin Kokett had 15 points and Mikenna Pattrin posted a double/double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Chargers who despite shooting just 29 percent improved to 12-8. The Arrows fall to 4-16.
Hancock 56, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 47
Benson 72, Paynesville Area 52 – Braves Claire Ricard scores 1,000th career point
New London-Spicer 51, Minnewaska 29
Underwood 66, Hillcrest Lutheran 42
Canby 73, Ortonville 19
Morris/Benson Area 5, Wadena/Deer Creek 1
WADENA – Five different skaters scored a goal as MBA beat WDC 5-1 on Tuesday.
Will Breuer, Ryan Tolifson, Sam Thompson, Zach Bruns, and Brady Loge each scored. The Storm led 3-0 midway through the second period before the Wolverines got on board.
Reece Kuseske tallied two assists while Loge, Brady DeHaan, Jack Riley each added another. Chase Engebretson stopped 17 shots in net and the Storm are 17-4 on the season. Josh Dykhoff had 28 saves for the Wolverines, they’re 7-15-1.
United 47, MAHACA 25
MAHACA 48, Ortonville 19