Strong Second Half Helps BOLD Pull Away From Tigers In Girls Hoops 18 Jan 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

GIRLS BASKETBALL
BOLD 83, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 58
OLIVIA – An 18-0 second half run helped BOLD pull away from Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta for an 83-58 win on Thursday night.
The Tigers had pulled within three just moments earlier before the Warriors pushed the lead to eight. After a Tigers bucket the Warriors reeled off 18 straight and coasted through the final minutes.
Makenna Steffel recorded a triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals. Three other Warriors scored in double-figures including Morgan Schmitz with 15, Mikayla Snow with 12 and Ashley Trongard added 10 as they improve to 13-3 overall, 6-1 in West Central Conference play.
Riley Decker’s hot shooting kept the Tigers close for much of the game as she finished with 18 points. Malory Anderson had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds but the Tigers fall to 9-7 overall, 5-2 in conference play.
After shooting 58 percent in the first half, the Tigers were held to just 29 percent in the second half.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 67, Hancock 38
WHEATON – Despite playing without reigning conference MVP Emma Schmidt in the lineup, it was business as usual for Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in a 67-38 win over Hancock.
Anna Rinke and Briona Edwards each scored 18 points and the Warriors shot 55 percent from the floor.
The Owls scored less than 20 points in each half, and leading scorer Ashlyn Mattson was held in check going just 2-10 from the floor and finishing with six points. Tess Steiner led the Owls with 12 points, Haley Mattson added eight as they fall to 6-4.
Rinke pulled down seven rebounds and Haley Johnson added nine points for the Warriors as they improve to 10-2.

Brandon-Evansville 59, Hillcrest Lutheran 28
FERGUS FALLS – Sara Jacobson shot 5-8 with 14 points to lead Brandon-Evansville past Hillcrest 59-28.
The Chargers forced 27 Hillcrest turnovers and dominated the second half, holding the Comets to just seven points. Allie Satterlie scored nine points and Haddey Zastrow added eight as the Chargers improve to 7-8. Anna Murray had 10 for the Comets who fall to 0-11.

Breckenridge 62, West Central Area 54
BARRETT – Breckenridge fended off a few second half charges by West Central Area and hung on for a 62-54 win on Thursday.
After a back-and-forth first half the Cowgirls built up a ten point-second half lead before the Knights cut it to five multiple times, but that’s as close as they would get.
Ella Van Kempen had 17 points with six blocks, Lexi Bright scored 13 and Brianna Kreft added eight points with 11 rebounds. The Knights saw their six-game win streak snapped and fall to 11-4. Breckenridge is 5-10.

Sauk Centre 69, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 38
Minnewaska Area 63, Montevideo 41
Ortonville 63, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 55
Parkers Prairie 54, Rothsay 26
Battle Lake 53, Ashby 43
Pelican Rapids 57, Underwood 52

BOYS BASKETBALL
West Central Area 64, Sebeka 50
SEBEKA – West Central Area overcame a slow start to pick-up a 64-50 win over Sebeka on Thursday.
The Trojans jumped out to a 14-4 lead early before the Knights went on a 26-9 run to take seven-point lead into halftime, despite three of their starters dealing with foul trouble.
The Knights offset the foul issues by shooting 57 percent from the field, including 42 percent from three-point range, building their lead up to 17. Brady Sabolik hit five threes and finished with 19 points, Dawson Staples had 12, Logan Nadgwick scored 11, and Ross Anderson filled up the stat sheet with six points, eight rebounds, nine assists and three steals.
The Knights are now 6-6, the Trojans, led by James Clark’s 16 points fall to 7-6.

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 58, Benson 45
Melrose 70, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 50
Pelican Rapids 59, Ashby 58

WRESTLING
Morris Triangular
MAHACA 40, Sauk Centre/Melrose 33
Ottertail Central 66, Sauk Centre/Melrose 8
Ottertail Central 56, MAHACA 10
Full results HERE

West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville 74, Wadena-Deer Creek 3
Full results HERE

GYMNASTICS
Long Prairie/Grey Eagle 126.225, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 113.2
LONG PRAIRIE – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta gymnasts came up short in their meet against Long Prairie/Grey Eagle, falling 126-113.
The Tigers tied two personal bests while also setting a couple new bests.
Olivia Lebrijia and Callie Snell took fourth and fifth in the all-around, with Lebrijia finishing third on vault, fifth on beam, and tied for third on floor while Snell was fourth on beam.
Reegan Sletten stuck her beam routine and took four on bars, Kali Berlinger took fifth on floor, and Julia Gocha took fifth on vault. 

Melrose 140, Benson/KMS 134