Knights Take Advantage Of Size Mismatch In Win Over Hornets 30 Jan 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

BOYS BASKETBALL
West Central Area 64, Henning 50
BARRETT – After Henning took their first lead of the game with 15 minutes remaining, West Central Area responded with a 20-5 run on their way to a 64-50 win over the Hornets on Tuesday in Barrett.
The Knights took full advantage of their size against the smaller Hornets, getting 24 points and 11 rebounds from Dawson Staples, Logan Paulson added 14 points with nine rebounds.
Henning relies heavily on it’s outside shooting, but were held in check to the tune of just 28 percent, while the Knights shot 44 percent and improve to 10-7 on the season. The Hornets got 19 points from Bryce Rach and 14 from Sam Fisher but fall to 12-5.

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 53, Ashby 41
Battle Lake 43, Underwood 39
Redwood Valley 91, BOLD 95
Albany 58, Melrose 54 / OT

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Sauk Centre 58, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 35
SAUK CENTRE – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta was held to just 25 percent shooting, falling to top-ranked Sauk Centre on Tuesday 58-35.
The Tigers managed just seven first half points, trailing by 22 at halftime. They kept pace with the Mainstreeters in the second half but it was too little too late as they fall to 11-8. Malory Anderson had 12 points with 11 rebounds, Jordann Baier chipped in with seven points. 

Parkers Prairie 69, Hancock 32
PARKERS PRAIRIE – Parkers Prairie dominated the first half on their way to a 69-32 win over Hancock.
The Panthers took a 45-16 lead into the break, and shot 45 percent for game, led by Faith Alberts and her 18 points. Megan Dreger had 12 points, Megan Benzinger scored 11, and Veronica Schwartz added 10 for the Panthers who are 15-2.
Ashlyn Mattson had 12 points with 11 rebounds for the Owls who were held to 26 percent shooting, and fall to 8-6.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 59, Battle Lake 24
WHEATON – Wheaton/Herman-Norcross got 20 points from Emma Schmidt while forcing 24 Battle Lake turnovers in a 59-24 rout of the Battlers.
The Warriors shot 44 percent, holding the Battlers to just 27. Briona Edwards had eight points with five rebounds, Haley Johnson scored six for the Warriors who are now 14-4. Allison Marso had nine points with six rebounds for Battle Lake as they fall to 6-12.

Osakis 68, Brandon-Evansville 44
EVANSVILLE – Brandon-Evansville dug themselves into a deep hole early with cold shooting and too many turnovers, falling to Osakis 68-44 on Tuesday in Evansville.
The Silverstreaks played tenacious defense in the first half and took a 35-17 lead into the locker room. The Chargers came out much stronger in the second half but the deficit was too much to overcome.
Madison Quinn led the Chargers with 14 points while Makenna Pattrin added eight. Lauren Savageau scored 15 for Osakis, Alexa Lien had 12 and Sam Bray added 10 as they improve to 7-9. The Chargers are 8-10.

West Central Area 51, Henning 41
Breckenridge 54, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 47
Minnewaska Area 63, Benson 36
Melrose 63, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 39
BOLD 82. Montevideo 53

GIRLS HOCKEY
Northern Lakes 10, Morris/Benson Area 0
PEQUOT LAKES – Northern Lakes raced out to a 6-0 after one period and earned a 10-0 shutout win over Morris/Benson Area on Tuesday in Pequot Lakes.
Caitlyn Gutzman led the Lightning with two goals and two assists, Hayden Boelter added two goals with an assist and Maddie Wahoske saw just eight shots, stopping each one.  The Storm got 21 saves in net from Abbey Hoffman, falling to 1-15. The Lightning are 9-14.

WRESTLING
Frazee 37, West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville 27

New London Triangular
Minnewaska 36, New London-Spicer 29
Minnewaska 54, Eden Valley-Watkins 19

Barnesville Triangular
Barnesville 48, Fertile-Beltrami 24
Benson 29, Barnesville 33
Benson 48, Fertile-Beltrami 24

GYMNASTICS
Melrose 140.2, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 117.925
MORRIS – Melrose defeated Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 140-117 in gymnastics on Tuesday in Morris.
Despite the loss, the Tigers set a new season high for team score. Kate Giese took fifth on vault, Callie Snell was fifth in all-around and Olivia Lebrijia stuck her beam routine and took fifth, fourth on floor, and fourth in the all-around.