Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Section 6A Quarterfinals
(2) Alexandria 7, (7) Morris/Benson Area 1
ALEXANDRIA – The Morris/Benson Area boys hockey season came to an end on Tuesday in Alexandria with a 7-1 loss to the Cardinals from the Runestone Community Center.
The Cardinals jumped on the Storm early and often with a goal just 17 seconds into the game, building a 4-0 lead after 11 minutes of action.
The Storm would regroup and play the Cardinals tough the rest of the way but couldn’t overcome the rough start. Brady Loge netted the Storm’s lone goal at 4:35 of the second off a rebound from Reece Kuseske’s shot to the cut the deficit to three, but the Cardinals got it back just 12 seconds later.
Chase Engebretson stopped 36 shots in net as the Storm end the year with a 20-6 record.
Derek Pesta scored twice with an assist for Alexandria, Landyn James had 16 saves as they improve to 18-8 and will face Little Falls in the semifinals.
(1) St. Cloud Cathedral 11, (9) Prairie Centre 1
(4) River Lakes 1, (5) Fergus Falls 0 (OT)
(3) Little Falls 6, (6) Sartell-St. Stephen 0
Benson 63, Hancock 60
BENSON – Ben Pederson and Will Enderson combined for 35 points to help Benson snap Hancock’s eight-game win streak with a 63-60 victory on Tuesday.
Pederson finished with 18 points, Enderson added 17 for the Braves who hit 14-26 shots inside the arc moving to 15-9.
Daniel Milander led the Owls with 15 points and four assists, Matt Thompson had a double/double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, Preston Rohloff filled the stat sheet with 13 points, six rebounds and seven assists. The Owls are 16-7.
West Central Area 85, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 29
GRACEVILLE – West Central Area knocked down 16 threes in an 85-29 rout of Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley.
The Knights built up a 51-14 halftime lead and shot 54 percent for the game while forcing 21 Wolverines turnovers.
Ryder Staples led the Knights with 16 points, Jacob Bright added 14 with eight rebounds. Grant Beuckens had 14 points and Jack Van Kempen chipped in 14 with eight boards. The Knights have won 11 straight and are 21-2 on the season.
The Wolverines got eight points from Nate Moberg, Cole Gilsdorf had seven and Alex Sigler added six as they fall to 1-20.
Brandon-Evansville 50, Parkers Prairie 48
PARKERS PRAIRIE – Brandon-Evansville once again used their tough defense to grind out a 50-48 victory over Parkers Prairie.
Tanner Bitzan led three Chargers in double-figures with 15 points, Titus Fuller and each added 12 as they improve to 15-7. The Panthers got 16 points from Josh Helling, 11 from Alex Koep but fall to 18-5.
Minnewaska 81, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 47
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 93, Upsala 62
BOLD 59, New Ulm Cathedral 53
Albany 72, Sauk Centre 52
Ashby 54, Ortonville 43
Henning 76, Verndale 37
Redwood Valley 90, Windom 57
Underwood 55, Rothsay 44
Battle Lake 53, Hillcrest Lutheran 50
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 75, BOLD 66
OLIVIA – Emma Bowman scored 23 points and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta closed out the regular season with a 75-66 victory over the BOLD Warriors in Olivia.
Bowman shot 9-16 from the floor, including 3-4 on three-pointers for the Tigers who shot 45 percent as a team.
Malory Anderson posted another double/double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals. Kendra Wevley had 11 points, Meredith Carrington score nine, LaRae Kramm added eight and Kylie Swanson chipped in seven in a balanced Tigers attack.
The Tigers enter the postseason with a record of 16-9, the Warriors fall to 17-9.
Henning 63, Browerville/Eagle Valley 34
New London-Spicer 67, Annandale 44
Osakis 81, Melrose 49
Park Christian 50, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 43
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 52, Canby 43
Rothsay 61, Bertha-Hewitt 27