Prep Results: Rockets Fend Off Warriors In Overtime, Tigers Also Fall In OT 02 Jan 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

BOYS BASKETBALL
Underwood 65, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 61 / OT
UNDERWOOD – Brodey Rocholl had a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Underwood held on for a 65-61 win in overtime on Tuesday against Wheaton/Herman-Norcross.
The Warriors jumped out to a 9-3 lead before the Rockets went on a 10-0 run to take control, and built that into a 13-point halftime lead.
The Warriors shot 46 percent in the second half though to climb back into the game, eventually tying the game at 51 with 1:18 remaining. After the lead changed hands a few times, the Rockets were able to use free throws to take a 56-53 lead with six seconds left. Matt Thielen then used a screen to get open and nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime tied at 56.
In overtime the Rockets were able to gain an edge by dominating on the offensive glass, drawing fouls and hitting free throws.
Thielen led the Warriors with 25 points, Nelson Schmidt had 13 and Zach Stueve added 10 with six rebounds and two steals to earn player of the game. The Warriors have lost five straight and are 1-6.
Cam Andrews scored 16 for the Rockets who are 4-4.

Brandon-Evansville 48, NY Mills 39
NY MILLS – James Strese scored 15 points on 6-8 shooting and Brandon-Evansville grinded out a 48-39 win over NY Mills on Tuesday.
Taylor Bitzan added 11 points with six rebounds, Tanner Bitzan scored nine as the Chargers improve to 5-3. The Eagles are now 2-6.

Minnewaska Area 75, Yellow Medicine East 48

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Litchfield 60, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 55 / OT
MORRIS – After a back-and-forth battle for 36 minutes, Litchfield was able to pull away in overtime for a 60-55 win over Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta.
Malory Anderson had 21 points, six rebounds and four steals, Maddie Carrington added 19 points on 7-14 shooting, but the Tigers fall to 6-4. Litchfield is 8-3.

Minnewaska Area 81, Yellow Medicine East 75 / OT
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 51, Benson 41
New London-Spicer 65, Montevideo 41 – Win No. 900 for head coach Mike Dreier
Mahnomen 39, Rothsay 25