Kannegiesser Breaks School’s Scoring Mark, Storm Win OT Thriller 04 Feb 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

BOYS BASKETBALL
Hancock 71, Central MN Christian 54
HANCOCK – Noah Kannegiesser became Hancock school’s all-time leading scorer when he hit a three-pointer in the first half of a 71-54 win over Central MN Christian on Saturday.
Kannegiesser finished with 40 points and breaks Bre Hollemann’s previous mark of 2,305 points.
Kannegiesser added five assists with four steals, Connor Reese added 12 points for the Owls who shot 48 percent, including 9-19 from three-point range.
The Owls have won ten straight and are 16-1. Austin Trebrake had 24 for the Blue Jays who are 5-14.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Hancock 53, Central MN Christian 38
HANCOCK – Three Owls scored in double-figures and Hancock defeated Central MN Christian 53-38 on Saturday.
Ashlyn Mattson led with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and five steals. Tess Steiner had 14 points, Morgan Kisgen added 11. Hancock shot 44 percent, holding the Jays to just 18 percent, improving to 10-6. Central MN Christian were led by Kaitlyn Bulthuis with 13 points, falling to 4-14.

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 49, Northern Cass 39
Lake Park-Audubon 61, Hillcrest Lutheran 51

BOYS HOCKEY
Morris/Benson Area 7, Worthington 6 / OT
BENSON – Hunter Gades ripped a shot past Worthington goalie Carter Ponto stick-side that caused the Benson Civic Center to erupt as Morris/Benson Area defeated Worthington 7-6 in overtime.
In a game that had a little bit of everything, the Storm found themselves tailing 6-5 when coach Jeremiah Day pulled his goalie for an extra skater, and it paid off when Jack Riley slipped a pass to Matt Tolifson who knocked it into the back of the net with 34 seconds left in regulation.
Trailing 2-1 after one period, the Storm exploded out of the gate in the second period with four straight goals to take a 5-2 lead. The excitement was short-lived though, as the Trojans scored three goals over the next three minutes to tie the game at five going into the third.
Zach Bruns had a hat trick, adding two assists, Riley had two goals with three assists with two goals, Kolby Goff had three assists and Chase Engebretson made 25 saves in net for the Storm who are 7-9-1.
Ponto had 37 saves for the Trojans, they got two goals and an assists from Ryan Newman, falling to 2-20.

Breckenridge/Wahpeton 8, Red Lake Falls 3
River Lakes 4, Detroit Lakes 1
Prairie Centre Area 4, Willmar 1

GIRLS HOCKEY
Worthington 5, Morris/Benson Area 1
BENSON – Kortney Sanasack scored a third period goal to avoid the shutout for Morris/Benson Area, but little else went right as the Storm fell to Worthington 5-1 on Saturday.
The Trojans scored three times in the first period, added one in each of the next two periods and got 22 saves from Bailey Kruse to improve to 7-15.
Abbey Hoffman made 29 saves for the Storm who end the regular season with a 1-16 mark. The Storm find out who their section 6A playoff opponent is on Monday, with the quarterfinal round being played on Thursday.

Breck 3, Alexandria 1