Prep Results: Owls Win Marquee Matchup With Trojans In Boys Hoops 21 Dec 17

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

Hancock 82, Ortonville 73
HANCOCK – Hancock erased a double-digit deficit and pulled away late in the second half for a 82-73 win over Ortonville in a key Pheasant Conference matchup on Thursday night.
Noah Kannegiesser came in averaging 39.5 points per game and improved on that with a 43 point performance to go with nine rebounds. Bennett Nienhaus added 23 for the Owls who fell behind by as many as 11 in the first half, but were able to close the gap to three by halftime after Kannegiesser hit a three at the buzzer.
In the second half the game was tied four different times before another Kannegiesser three gave the Owls their first lead since the opening seconds of the game. From their Hancock continued a torrid scoring pace and built up a 10-point lead, hitting free throws down the stretch to earn the win.
Tyson Powell led the Trojans with 19 points, four rebounds and five assists. Mitchell Meyer finished with 15 points and DaVonte Edwards finished with 14 and nine rebounds but Ortonville suffered their first loss of season and are now 5-1.
Cole Reese earned player of the game with four points and five assists, Connor Reese had five points with four assists and four steals, and Peyton Rohloff added seven for the Owls who are 5-0.
In a matchup of Hancock’s outside shooting versus Ortonville’s size, both teams hit 11 threes and pulled down 30 rebounds. 

Redwood Valley 71, Minnewaska Area 68
GLENWOOD – Mitchell Irlbeck’s three at the buzzer gave Redwood Valley a 71-68 win over Minnewaska on Thursday.
Tied at 68, the the Cardinals inbounded the ball to Irlbeck who dribbled across mid-court and sunk a deep three as horn sounded to send his team into a frenzy.
Redwood Valley is now 4-2, the Lakers fall to 5-2.

New London-Spicer 74, Benson 35
Ashby 61, Rothsay 46
Underwood 42, Hillcrest Lutheran 36

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 69, Melrose 62
MELROSE – Maddie Carrington scored a career-high 27 and the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers defeated Melrose 69-62 on Thursday.
Carrington was 7-10 from beyond the arch, and the Tigers as a team hit 61 percent on threes while racking up 15 steals defensively.
Malory Anderson added 18 points with 10 rebounds and five steals for the Tigers who are now 6-3. The Dutchmen fall to 4-4.

Minnewaska Area 76, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 40
Ortonville 69, Dawson-Boyd 63
Park Christian 58, Ashby 35
Underwood 53, Breckenridge 48
Barnesville 58, Battle Lake 30

Prairie Centre 8, Morris/Benson Area 4
SAUK CENTRE – Prairie Centre scored five first period goals on their way to a 8-4 win over Morris/Benson Area.
The Stars scored three times in the first seven minutes before Zach Bruns put the Storm on the board. The Stars answered with two more goals in the next minute, Hunter Gades got one back before the intermission, but the Storm couldn’t climb out of the hole.
Bruns and Jack Riley each finished with four points and Chase Engebretson stopped 41 shots as the Storm fall to 2-3-1.
Seth Dieters recorded a hat trick for Prairie Centre, Hunter Fletcher added two goals and two assists and Isaiah Defoe made 28 saves as the Stars improve to 3-7.

Jamestown 10, Breckenridge/Wahpeton 2
River Lakes 5, Sauk Rapids-Rice 1
Wadena-Deer Creek 10, Bagley/Fosston 3
St. Cloud 6, Fergus Falls 3
Brainerd 3, Alexandria 1

Northern Lakes 13, Morris/Benson Area 2
Fergus Falls 5, Prairie Centre 1
Brainerd/Little Falls 3, Alexandria 1
St. Cloud 4, Willmar 3

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Triangular
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 62, Ortonville 15
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 63, Holdingford 18

Benson 128.5, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 122.225
MORRIS – Tiger gymnastics were in action on Thursday, coming up short against Benson 128.5-122.225.
Olivia Lebrija finished third on vault, fourth on floor and fourth in the all-around. Reegan Sletten placed fourth on the bars, Kate Giese was fifth on vault, and Callie Snell set three new personal bests when she stuck her beam routine taking fourth, and was fifth in the all-around.