Prep Results: Tigers Win Benson Tourney, Chargers Rally Comes Up Short 03 Dec 17

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

BOYS BASKETBALL
Minnewaska Area 68, Lakeview 56
COTTONWOOD – Jackson Johnsrud scored 17 points to lead Minnewaska to a season opening victory over Lakeview 68-56 on Saturday.
Johnsrud grabbed six rebounds and had two steals. Jack Blevins added 11 while Matt Gruber and Garrett Jensen each scored nine.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 62, West Central Area 34
BENSON – Three Tigers scored in double figures and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta won the Benson Case IH Holiday Tournament with a 62-34 rout of West Central Area in the championship on Saturday night.
Malory Anderson once again led the Tigers with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. Maddie Carrington had 13 and Carly Wohlers added 11 as the Tigers shot 52 percent from the floor  while playing a suffocating defense and improve to 3-0.
Ella Van Kempen led the Knights with 14 points, five rebounds and five steals. Morgan Woodle added five points, seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals. West Central Area is now 2-1 on the season.

New York Mills 62, Brandon-Evansville 58
NEW YORK MILLS – Brandon-Evansville’s late rally came up short on Saturday, falling to New York Mills 62-58 in girls hoops.
Trailing by 13 with just over four minutes remaining, the Chargers rallied behind Allie Satterlie, who’s corner three pulled them within two with just two minutes left.
Tiffany Thompson responded for the Eagles by scoring on her next two trips down the floor and the Eagles held on from there.
Satterlie led the Chargers with 20 points and six rebounds. Sara Jacobson added 11 with six rebounds. Brittany Korkowski ripped down nine boards but the Chargers fall to 1-2.
Madelyn Erp had 20 points with 11 rebounds and Thompson added 14 points for the Eagles who are 1-0.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 63, Heritage Christian Academy 40
HOPKINS – Another smothering performance defensively has Wheaton/Herman-Norcross sitting at 2-0 to start the season after defeating Heritage Christian Academy 63-40 on Saturday as part of the Hopkins Tip-Off Classic.
The Warriors recorded 24 steals as a team, seven by Emma Schmidt who also led the Warriors offensively with 19 points and five assists. Briona Edwards had 16 points with seven rebounds, and Anna Rinke added 13 points with four steals.
Annika Simonson led the Eagles with 17 points.

MACCRAY 48, Benson 38

BOYS HOCKEY
Windom 4, Morris/Benson Area 3
WINDOM -Zach Bruns and Jack Riley began the youth movement for Morris/Benson Area boys hockey by scoring three goals in the Storm’s 4-3 loss to Windom on Saturday.
Riley tied the game at one with a short-handed goal in the first period before Bruns gave the Storm brief lead at 7:08 of the second. The Eagles responded by scoring the next three goals to take a 4-2 lead, Bruns would close the gap with his second at 4:36 of the third, but weren’t able to get the equalizer from there.
Bruns tallied three points in all adding an assist, Hunter Gades assisted on one of his two goals. Chase Engebretson made 52 saves in his varsity debut in net.
Eli Becker had a goal and two assists for the Eagles who got 17 saves out of Josiah Quintero.

GIRLS HOCKEY
Windom 4, Morris/Benson Area 1
WINDOM – Three first period goals were more than enough for Windom goalie Emily Steen in a 4-1 defeat of the Storm girls on Saturday.
Steen made 13 saves while working with a lead after the Eagles tallied three in the opening period.
Taryn Picht scored the lone goal for MBA who got 33 saves from senior goaltender Abbey Hoffman. With the loss the Storm are 0-4.

GYMNASTICS
Morris Invite
MORRIS – The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta gymnastics season began on Saturday with the Morris Invite.
The Tigers took fourth place with a team score of 110.95. Olivia Lebrija took fifth place on her floor routine, and set four new personal bests. Tasha Koehl and Katie Giese each stuck their beam routines.
Overall the Tigers tied three personal best scores, and set 12 new personal bests.
Benson/KMS/Montevideo took first place with a 133, New London was second (130.9), Long Prairie took third (125.35), Detroit Lakes finished fifth (107.9), and Park Rapids/Menahga/Nevis was sixth (100.75).