Featured Game of the Night
Section 3AA-North Quarterfinals
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 62, Yellow Medicine East 54
MORRIS – Top-seeded Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers forced 22 turnovers to overcome a slow start and earn a 62-54 win over the eighth-seeded Yellow Medicine East Sting on Saturday night at the Tiger Center.
The Tigers shot just 32 percent in the first half compared to 47 percent for the Sting, and trailed 23-20 at halftime.
In the second half though the Tigers immediately started imposing their will, forcing turnovers and coming alive offensively, as they shot 55 percent to build up an 18-point lead, and hanging on to win by eight and advance to the sub-section semifinals.
Jaret Johnson led the Tigers with 17 points, three steals and three blocks, Lukus Manska had 12 points, Camden Arndt scored 10 with eight rebounds, and Tate Nelson filled the stat sheet with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
The Tigers are now 14-12 on the year and face Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the sub-section semi’s on Thursday, in Willmar at 6:00.
The Sting were led by Nick Peterson with 16 points, their season ends with a record of 4-20.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 86, Minnewaska 79, OT
Montevideo 65, Benson 53
New London-Spicer 54, Lakeview 43
Section 6A-South Semifinals
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 42, Brandon-Evansville 41
MORRIS – Top-seeded Wheaton/Herman-Norcross nearly saw their undefeated season come to an end on Saturday, but were able to make just enough plays down the stretch to pull off a come from behind 42-41 win over Brandon-Evansville in the 6A-South semifinals at the UMM campus in Morris.
It took five minutes of game action before the Chargers recorded their first field goal, but once they did they came in bunches. Trailing 6-1, the Chargers scored 13 straight points to take control, and stifled the Warriors offense with a 2-3 zone defense. The Chargers led 25-14 at halftime, holding the Warriors to just 4-20 shooting.
The Warriors jumped on the Chargers early in the second half though, quickly scoring four points to trim the deficit to seven. The teams would battle back-n-forth for the next 16 minutes, until the Warriors were able to finally grab the lead on Briona Edwards turnaround jumper with just 15 seconds remaining 42-41.
The Chargers had one last look, but Carrigan Okerlund’s pass to the low-post was too high and deflected off the back board, and the buzzer sounded.
Edwards led the Warriors with 19 points, Emma Schmidt added 12 with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. The Warriors are now 28-0 and face Parkers Prairie in the sub-section championship at 7:00 on Tuesday, on the UMM campus.
The Chargers bench outscored the Warriors 25-0, with 12 coming from Megan Lauthen who also had six rebounds, Shyanna Behrens added eight off the bench as the Chargers season ends with a record of 19-9.
Parkers Prairie 59, Hancock 35
MORRIS – The Hancock Owls were held to just 27 percent shooting, and saw their girls basketball season end with a 59-35 loss to Parkers Prairie in the 6A-South semi’s on Saturday in Morris.
The Owls were just 5-28 from the floor in the first half, allowing the Panthers to build up a lead with a blend of paint points and threes. The Panthers led 31-11 at halftime and didn’t let up in the second half.
The team’s played evenly in the second half with the Owls giving themselves a chance by forcing 16 Panthers turnovers, but ultimately weren’t able to hit enough shots to mount any real comeback.
Kassandra Algarate led with 12 points and six rebounds, Tess Steiner had 11 points with five rebounds, and Haley Mattson added 10 for the Owls who end the season 13-11.
Megan Benzinger led the Panthers with 15 points and six rebounds, Faith Alberts and Veronica Schwartz each added 14 as they move on to the sub-section finals against Wheaton/Herman-Norcross.
Ada-Borup 63, Park Christian (Moorhead) 45
New York Mills 73, Henning 54
STATE INDIVIDUAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
106A: Jordan Lohse (WCAA) 0-1
113A: Cannon Swanson (BBE) 3-2 – 5th Place
113A: Kaleb Getz (WCAA) 0-1
120A: Drake Swanson (WCAA) 0-1
126A: Jake Nohre (WCAA) 3-1 – 2nd Place
126A: Tyler Bents (BBE) 2-0
145A: Kaden Spindler (WCAA) 4-2 – 5th Place
145A: Adame Jaeger (BBE) 4-1 – 3rd Place
152A: Keaton Long (WCAA) 3-1 – 2nd Place
152A: Isaiah Gilbert (BBE) 0-1
152A: Jacob Hasbargen (BW) 0-2
160A: Tyler Onstad (WCAA) 0-1
160A: Tyson Meyer (MINN) 0-1
170A: Levi Larkin (WCAA) 2-3 – 6th Place
170A: Elijah Cloos (ORT) 2-2
195A: Tyler VanLuik (MINN) 2-2
220A: Mason Nibbe (WCAA) 0-2
285A: Nick Miska (ORT) 1-2
138AA: Jared Rohloff (MAHACA) 0-2