Prep Results: Warriors Pull Away From Wolverines, Tigers Edge Cowgirls 04 Jan 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

Breckenridge 54, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 47
MORRIS – As Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta continues to play strong defensively, their struggles from three-point range continued on Thursday night in a 54-47 loss to Breckenridge.
While the Tigers shot 41 percent for the game, they were just 3-19 from beyond the arc. They also missed seven free throws and have fallen to 2-7.
Camden Arndt led with 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Jackson Loge had 10 points with seven rebounds and Connor Koebernick added nine points. The Cowboys are now 8-2.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 58, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 42
WHEATON – Wheaton/Herman-Norcross pulled away in the second half for 58-42 win over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Thursday.
After a evenly played first half which saw the Warriors take a 26-25 lead into halftime, the Wolverines opened the second half just 1-13 from the floor and the Warriors lead continued to grow.
Hunter Johnson filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and the Warriors shot 48 percent in the second half to improve to 2-6.
Zach Stueve had 14 points with seven rebounds, Nelson Schmidt added 12 with seven rebounds and three steals.
The Wolverines opened the game on an 8-0 run but saw that disappear over time and went cold in the second half, shooting just 22 percent, including 2-9 from the free throw line.
Bryce Hoffmann had 10 points with 12 rebounds, Casey Nilson added 10 points and 10 rebounds but CGB falls to 1-6.

Hancock 65, West Central Area 52
HANCOCK – A complete team effort helped the Hancock Owls remain undefeated after a 65-52 win over West Central Area.
The Owls shot 69 percent and were led by Noah Kannegiesser with 28 points, Bennett Nienhaus hit five threes and finished with 21 points, Peyton Rohloff had eight points with seven rebounds and Daniel Milander added five assists with five steals.
The Knights shot 54 percent but couldn’t keep pace with the high-powered Owls offense. Logan Paulson finished with 14 points, Dawson Staples had 13 and Jacob Bright added 12 as the they fall to 4-4.

Battle Lake 48, Brandon-Evansville 46
BRANDON – Battle Lake hit key shots down the stretch while Brandon-Evansville didn’t, and the Battlers hung on for a 48-46 win.
The Chargers led by four at the break but unraveled in the crucial moments. Taylor Bitzan had 17 points with seven rebounds, James Strese had 12 with seven boards, and Jake Hintermeister added nine points as the Chargers fall to 5-4. The Battlers are 5-3.

BOLD 73, Benson 32
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 66, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 33
Albany 57, Sauk Centre 50
Parkers Prairie 61, Hillcrest Lutheran 45

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 60, Breckenridge 57
MORRIS – Riley Decker scored a season-high 23 points and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta earned a 60-57 win over Breckenridge on Thursday.
The Tigers led by eight at halftime, and held off a second half push by the Cowgirls to improve to 7-4. Malory Anderson had 12 points with nine rebounds, Maddie Carrington scored 13 with six rebounds and six assists.

BOLD 76, Redwood Valley 53
Albany 60, Melrose 50
Parkers Prairie 80, Ashby 23

Redwood Valley 11, Morris/Benson Area 2
REDWOOD FALLS – A four goal flurry in an eight minute span blew the game wide open as Redwood Valley defeated Morris/Benson Area 11-2 on Thursday.
The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission before the offensive explosion. Four Cardinals tallied two goals including Will O’ Halloran, TJ Crews, Cordell Plass, and Jed Hanson.
Jack Riley scored twice for the Storm, Zach Bruns added another, Michael Ruona and Kolby Goff each had an assist as the Storm fall to 3-5-1. Chase Engebretson stopped 29 shots.
The Cardinals got 32 saves from Jack Hawton and improve to 3-9.

Wadena-Deer Creek 4, Park Rapids Area 3
Prairie Centre 4, Willmar 3
Sartell-St. Stephen 2, Alexandria 1
Cambridge-Isanti 5, Little Falls 2

Prairie Centre 7, Morris/Benson Area 1
BENSON – Prairie Centre used a four-goal second period to cruise past Morris/Benson Area 7-1 in Benson on Thursday.
Shelby Otte and Allie Ecker each had two goals with an assist while Kylee Hopp added two goals and Mackenzie Oach stopped 12 shots for the Blue Devils who are 8-7.
Abby Hoffman made 35 saves and Libbey Pendill netted the Storm’s lone goal, they are now 1-10.

Fergus Falls 5, Willmar 3
Brainerd/Little Falls 6, River Lakes 0
Alexandria 3, Sartell/Sauk Rapids 1