Prep Boys Basketball Roundup: Dawson-Boyd looks upward after win over YME

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Jan. 21—GRANITE FALLS — Since starting the 2021-22 season at 6-0, the Dawson-Boyd boys basketball team has been riding through peaks and valleys. The Blackjacks had two straight losses, followed by two straight wins and another two losses.

Against Yellow Medicine East on Thursday, D-B looked to start another upward trend, beating the Sting for a 70-62 Camden Conference victory.

Tied at 12-all midway through the first half, the Blackjacks went on an 8-0 run. That gave the team a cushion on the way to a 31-29 halftime lead.

Keegon Wicht scored 13 of his team-high 24 points in the first half for D-B. Aiden Swenson had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman Brayson Boike chipped in with 10 points.

YME got stellar post play from 6-foot-5 junior post Bryce Sneller. With the size advantage in the paint, Sneller scored 24 points on 9 of 14 shooting to go with eight rebounds. Guard Nikson Knapper followed up with 12 points.

On the defensive end, the Blackjacks made it tough for the Sting to handle the ball, forcing 19 turnovers.

Dawson-Boyd is headed to Elkton, South Dakota, for a game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Oldham-Ramona/Rutland. YME plays Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kerkhoven.

Dawson-Boyd (9-4) 31 39 — 70

YME (2-10) 29 33 — 62

DAWSON-BOYD — Scoring: Keegon Wicht 24, Aiden Swenson 10, Braxton Hahn 6, Caleb Torke 4, Brayson Boike 10, Collin Swedzinski 6, Levi Olson 5, Carter Bowen 5 ... 3-point shots: Wicht 2, Hahn 2, Boike 2, Swedzinski 2 ... Rebound leader: Swenson 10 ... Assist leader: Wicht 4 ... Steal leader: Wicht 1 ... Block leader: None

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST — Scoring: Nikson Knapper 12, Cody Dahlager 8, Isaac Jimenez 6, Archie LaRose 5, Landon Anderson 5, Bryce Sneller 24, Owen Torvik 2 ... 3-point shots: Knapper 4 ... Rebound leader: Sneller 8 ... Assist leader: Jimenez 5 ... Steal leader: Dahlager 2, Jimenez 2, Sneller 2 ... Block leader: Torvik 1, LaRose 1

Senior forward Ben Van Eps had 27 points and senior guard Case Mulder had 20 with five rebounds to lead Central Minnesota Christian to the victory at Canby.

The Bluejays shot 65% from the field (32 of 49), including 76% from 2-point range (26 of 34). CMCS made 6 of 15 3-pointers.

Caleb Vander Beek contributed 12 points and eight rebounds and Ethan Bulthuis had 11 points for the Bluejays.

CMCS faces Lakeview at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Prinsburg.

CMCS (12-2) 36 39 — 75

Canby (3-12) 16 27 — 43

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN — Scoring: Ethan Bulthuis 11, Jaden Dannen 2, Case Mulder 20, Braelin Rime 3, Ben Van Eps 27, Caleb Vander Beek 12 ... 3-point shots: Bulthuis 1, Mulder 2, Rime 1, Van Eps 2 ... Rebound leaders: Vander Beek 8, Mulder 5 ... Assist leader: Brayden Marcus 4 ... Steal leaders: Five players with 1 ... Block leaders: Muller 1, Van Eps 1

CANBY — Stats not available

Alex Call had 19 points, Isaac Rudningen had 14 and Jared Cortez added 12 as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg cruised to the victory at Minneota.

Call made five 3-pointers and Cortez had four. Hunter Kallstrom yanked down eight rebounds and Cortez and Gage Thorson each had five assists.

Cale Sorensen led Minneota with 22 points.

KMS (7-7) 30 46 — 76

Minneota (4-8) 17 26 — 43

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG — Scoring: Alex Call 19, Jacob Gareis 4, Isaac Rudningen 14, DeAndre Holloway 4, Jared Cortez 12, Gavin Thorson 2, Gage Thorson 6, Malakai Lee 5, Drew Johnson 2, Hunter Kallstrom 6, Adam Froelich 2 ... 3-point shots: Call 5, Cortez 4 ... Rebound leader: Kallstrom 8, Gav. Thorson 5, Rudningen 5, Call 4 ... Assist leader: Cortez 5, Gag. Thorson 5 ... Steal leader: Gareis 2, Cortez 2 ... Block leader: Holloway 3

MINNEOTA — Scoring: Jackson Lacek 3, Maxwell Rost 8, Cale Sorensen 22, Anthony Rybinski 6, Garet DeBoer 4 ... 3-point shots: Lacek 1, Sorensen 4, DeBoer 1 ... Rebound leader: n/a ... Assist leader: n/a ... Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton earned the Camden Conference crossover game victory over MACCRAY at Tracy.

For MACCRAY, Gavin Husman, Brooks Asche and Jordan Warne all had 10 points. Asche also had nine rebounds and Warne had eight rebounds and three steals.

MACCRAY (6-10) 23 23 — 46

T-M-B (9-4) 30 36 — 66

MACCRAY — Scoring: Isaac Strommer 3, Isaac Post 9, Matt Wadsworth 2, Gavin Husman 10, Dreyer Homan 2, Brooks Asche 10, Jordan Warne 10 ... 3-point shots: Post 2, Asche 2 ... Rebound leaders: Asche 9, Warne 8 ... Assist leaders: Strommer 6, Husman 4 ... Steal leaders: Warne 3, Post 2 ... Block leaders: Asche 1, Warne 1

TRACY-MILROY-BALATON — Stats not available

Despite a 17-point outing from Tyler Froland, Renville County West dropped a Camden Conference matchup against Lakeview at Cottonwood.

Jaden Serbus and AJ Gasca each had 11 points for the Jaguars.

RCW plays host to Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart at 3 p.m. Saturday in Renville.

RCW (4-9) 32 29 — 61

Lakeview (13-2) 41 33 — 74

RCW — Scoring: Adam Schrupp 8, Ryan Schrupp 8, AJ Gasca 11, Jaise Miller 6, Tyler Froland 17, Jaden Serbus 11 ... 3-point shots: R. Schrupp 1, Gasca 1, Miller 1 ... Rebound leader: R. Schrupp 8 ... Assist leader: A. Schrupp 6 ... Steal leader: Froland 2 ... Block leader: Serbus 3

LAKEVIEW — Stats unavailable

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton secured its sixth straight win, beating Lac qui Parle Valley for a Camden Conference win at Tyler.

Dropping to 7-7, the Eagles head to Clara City on Tuesday to face MACCRAY. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Glencoe-Silver Lake maintained its spot atop the Wright County Conference West division with a win over New London-Spicer at Glencoe.

Eli Ehrke and Sawyer Kaczmarek each had 13 points to pace the Panthers. Jacob Baumgarten added 12 points, followed by 11 from Mitchel Jaskowiak.

Peyton Coahran and Mason Delzer each had eight points to lead the Wildcats.

NLS plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Litchfield.

NLS (7-5) 20 14 — 34

G-SL (12-3) 36 34 — 70

NEW LONDON-SPICER — Scoring: Aedan Andresen 4, Brycen Christensen 1, Peyton Coahran 8, Mason Delzer 8, Paul Meier 2, Grant Paffrath 6, Gabe Rohman 5 ... 3-point shots: Andresen 1, Coahran 2 ... Rebound leader: Delzer 6, Paffrath 6 ... Assist leader: Delzer 3 ... Steal leader: Rohman 2 ... Block leader: Three with 1

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE — Scoring: Jacob Baumgarten 12, Eli Ehrke 13, Mitchel Jaskowiak 11, Sawyer Kaczmarek 13, Spencer Lemke 8, Jordan Mickolichek 9, Damion Schwartz 2, Nathan Stoltenburg 2 ... 3-point shots: Ehrke 2, Jaskowiak 2, Kaczmarek 1, Lemke 2 ... Rebound leader: Jaskowiak 13, Mickolichek 8 ... Assist leader: Jaskowiak 4, Kaczmarek 4, Lemke 4 ... Steal leader: Kaczmarek 5 ... Block leader: Kaczmarek 1, Mickolichek 1

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa handed Paynesville its first loss in the Central Minnesota Conference with the victory at Paynesville.

BBE is now 4-1 in the CMC. Paynesville falls to 3-1.

Kaden Pieper led the Jaguars with 20 points. Ashton Dingmann added 16 points and six rebounds for BBE.

Brayden Pung scored 12 pints and Eli Nelson added 11 for the Bulldogs.

BBE plays Pine River-Backus at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brooten. Paynesville is host to Montevideo at 7:15 p.m. Friday.

BBE (9-3) 40 41 — 81

Paynesville (9-6) 31 19 — 50

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA — Scoring: Kaden Pieper 20, Will Van Beck 4, Tanner Shelton 2, Gannon Walsh 11, Ashton Dingmann 16, Samuel Mastey 2, Easton Hagen 2, Luke Dingmann 10, Gavin Kampsen 7, Jamison Reed 7 ... 3-point shots: Pieper 2, Walsh 3, A. Dingmann 4, Reed 1 ... Rebound leader: Kampsen 7, A. Dingmann 6 ... Assist leaders: Van Beck 6, L. Dingmann 4 ... Steal leader: Van Beck 4 ... Block leaders: L. Dingmann 1, Reed 1

PAYNESVILLE — Scoring: Isaak Schultz 5, Brayden Pung 12, Eli Nelson 11, Grayson Fuchs 7, Chase Bayer 7, Max Athmann 3, Bryce VanderBeek 3, Blayke Pung 2 ... 3-point shots: n/a ... Rebound leader: n/a ... Assist leader: n/a ... Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

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