Boys basketball roundup: Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks keep cruising

Jan. 9—PRINSBURG — The Dawson-Boyd boys basketball team weathered an early storm from Central Minnesota Christian School to remain undefeated on Tuesday.

Dawson-Boyd, ranked No. 2 in Class A by Minnesota Basketball News, beat the Bluejays 80-55 in the Camden Conference matchup. The Blackjacks improve to 13-0 overall and 5-0 in conference play and CMCS falls to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

The Bluejays, who were without seniors Ryan Harrington and Nathan Wieberdink, jumped out in front of Dawson-Boyd early.

CMCS led the Blackjacks 16-10 with 10 minutes, 48 seconds remaining in the first half. That led to a timeout by Dawson-Boyd head coach Cory Larson.

From there, the Blackjacks, led by the trio of Brayson Boike, Gunner Liebl and Drew Hjelmeland, began to find their footing and Dawson-Boyd had a 36-30 lead into halftime.

Dawson-Boyd carried its late first-half momentum into the final 18 minutes, out-scoring CMCS 44-25.

Boike, a 6-foot-7 junior guard, had 29 points on 10 of 19 field goals and 7 of 8 free throws. He led the Blackjacks with two blocks and two steals, adding six rebounds and an assist.

Liebl shot 10 of 13 from the field and was 3 of 5 from the charity stripe in scoring 25 points. The 6-0 sophomore guard led Dawson-Boyd with five assists, adding seven rebounds, one steal and a block.

Hjelmeland, a 6-6 forward, added 20 points on 8 of 14 from the field, making four from beyond the arc. The junior also recorded 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and a block.

CMCS had four scorers in double figures. Freshman guard Eli Gerdes led the way with 14 points. Sophomore forward Micah Asake had 11 points and junior guard Drew Duininck and freshman forward Asher Wieberdink each notched 10.

The Bluejays go to Tracy to play Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Dawson-Boyd travels to Cottonwood to play Lakeview at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Senior forward DeAndre Holloway tallied 40 points and had six rebounds and six blocked shots to lead Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to the victory at Kerkhoven.

Senior guard Jared Cortez added 22 points and four assists for the Fighting Saints.

KMS goes to Canby at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Isaac Post had 22 points and five assists and Matt Wadsworth scored 17 points for MACCRAY in its victory over Lac qui Parle Valley at Clara City.

Jordan Warne added 11 points for the Wolverines.

LQPV goes to Granite Falls to play Yellow Medicine East at 7:15 p.m. Friday. MACCRAY next plays St. Cloud Cathedral at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Cloud.

Trevor Smith's 31 points helped lead Tracy-Milroy-Balaton past Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls.

Nine players scored for TMB.

Drew Almich had 29 points and 12 rebounds and DJ Whitebuffalo added 10 points for the Sting.YME plays host to Lac qui Parle Valley at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Granite Falls.

TMB (7-5) 40 36 — 76

YME (1-10) 31 33 — 64

TMB — Scoring: Griffin Zick 5, Noah Knakmuhs 7, Connor Lanoue 5, Alex Munson 8, Aidan Swenhaugen 4, Trevor Smith 31, Taylor Swenhaugen 6, Espn Radke 2, Brian Erbes 8 ... 3-point shots: Zick 1, Knakmuhs 1, Munson 1, Smith 4 ... Rebound leader: Smith 13 ... Assist leader: Smith 2 ... Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: A. Swenhaugen 1 YME — Scoring: Jacob Peterson 6, DJ Whitebuffalo 10, Drew Almich 29, Andrew Flaten 6, Connor Fagen 5, Vincent Carlson 2, Ricky Enney 4, Eric Jimenez 2 ... 3-point shots: Whitebuffalo 1, Almich 5 ... Rebound leader: Almich 12 ... Assist leader: Peterson 2, Jimenez 2 ... Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: Almich 1

Max Rost had 22 points, Sawyer DeSmet added 13, Lucas Rybinski scored 11 and Ryan Dalager had 10 as Minneota cruised past Renville County West at Renville.

Ryan Schrupp had 20 points and three steals to lead the Jaguars. Jon Driggs added 10 points and eight rebounds.

RCW plays host to Ortonville at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Renville.

Paynesville made 12 3-pointers to knock off Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Paynesville.

Brayden Pung led the Bulldogs with 22 points. Reed Johnson, a 5-foot-10 sophomore guard, had 18, including six 3-pointers. Carter Flanders scored 12 points for Paynesville.

For ACGC, Jona Morrison had 25 points and five rebounds and Kyler Pickle added 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

ACGC plays host to Holdingford at 7 p.m. Friday at Grove City. The Bulldogs play host to Redwood Valley at 7 p.m. Thursday at Paynesville.

Luke Dingmann had 26 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's victory over Holdingford at Brooten.

Hayden Sobiech added 17 points and two steals and Luke Illies scored 15 points for the Jaguars.

Dawson Hofer scored 25 points to lead the Huskers.

BBE plays Eden Valley-Watkins at 7 p.m. Friday at Eden Valley.

Montevideo built a small second-half lead and hung on to knock off the Mainstreeters at Sauk Centre.

The Thunder Hawks were up six with about a minute to go. Sauk Centre cut the deficit to three with a 3-pointer. Montevideo then missed a shot and the Mainstreeters had a chance to tie it, but missed a 3-pointer. Montevideo got the rebound and Cooper Dack hit 1 of 2 free throws to seal it.

"It was a great bounce-back for us," Thunder Hawks head coach Derek Webb said. "We had a tough one at Melrose on Friday."We played a really sound, complete game tonight for 36 minutes. They have a great shooting team and some really good bigs. This was a really nice game by our team."

Gannon Reidinger led the way for Montevideo. The 6-foot-5 junior had a season-best 27 points with six rebounds and four blocked shots. He made 9 of 12 two-point attempts and was 2-for-4 from three-point range.

Jay Neubert scored 23 points for the Mainstreeters, who are ranked 15th in Class AA, according to the Minnesota Basketball News.

Montevideo plays West Central Area at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Barrett.

West Central Area, ranked No. 3 in Class A, cruised past the Braves at Benson.

Benson falls to 5-5 overall and 0-3 in the West Central Conference. The Knights are 9-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play.

The Braves play host to Melrose at 7 p.m. Friday at Benson.

No. 12 Melrose secured its eighth win of the season by beating Minnewaska at Glenwood.

The Lakers are 0-11 overall and 0-5 in West Central Conference play. The Dutchmen improve to 8-3 overall and 4-1 in conference action.

Minnewaska plays host to BOLD at 7:15 p.m.

Nolan Geislinger had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Noah Stommes had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Wyatt Moehrle and Parker Schultz each scored 11 points in Eden Valley-Watkins' victory at Litchfield.

Jack McCann had 22 points, four assists and two steals for the Dragons.

Litchfield goes to Rockford at 5:30 p.m. Friday.