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Boys basketball roundup: Hutch twins take down Cards

Jan. 5—WILLMAR — Twin brothers Kaden Butler and Logan Butler scored 40 of the Hutchinson boys basketball team's points in a 68-39 win over Willmar on Friday night at the Big Red Gym.

The Butlers are each 6-foot-5 and seniors. Kaden had 23 points and Logan had 17 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Hutchinson (10-2) took a 39-18 halftime lead.

Tucker Swanson led the Cardinals with 10 points.

The Cardinals play host to Detroit Lakes at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Willmar.

Brayden Pung led the Bulldogs to a decisive win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven.

Pung led all scorers with 25 points. Bryce VanderBeek provided 16 points, Abe Brunner had 13 and Jackson Walker piled on 11 more.

KMS' DeAndre Holloway notched 22 points. Teagen Diederich scored all nine of his points off of three's.

The Fighting Saints next play against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Bulldogs next host Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Paynesville.

Three players in double figures helped propel Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa to a win over Upsala at Brooten.

Luke Dingmann led the Jaguars with 17 points, adding 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Luke Illies had 15 points with eight rebounds and two blocks. Hayden Sobiech had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

BBE next hosts Holdingford at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brooten.

Drew Duininck had 23 points and four steals and Nathan Wieberdink added 17 points and 10 rebounds as Central Minnesota Christian cruised past Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart at Hector.

Jake Ver Steeg added 11 points and six rebounds for the Bluejays.

CMCS plays host to Dawson-Boyd at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Prinsburg.

Down by eight points at halftime, New London-Spicer went on a 16-3 run to pass up Rockford for a Wright County Conference win at New London.

Gavin Radabaugh, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, hit six 3-pointers for the Wildcats. He had a team-high 22 points. Grant Paffrath added 19 points, and William Danielson added 14 in the victory.

NLS hosts Glencoe-Silver Lake at 5:30 p.m. Friday at New London.

West Central Area opened the game with a 23-3 lead as the Knights came away with a West Central Conference win over Minnewaska at Glenwood.

Marc Gruber made three 3-pointers while scoring a Lakers-best 11 points. Connor Frey added 10 points.

Minnewaska plays at Pipestone at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Montevideo's comeback effort came up short at Melrose.

Griffin Epema led the Thunder Hawks' attempted comeback with 18 points and five steals.

Devin Ashling scored 14 points and Brody Dack added nine more for Montevideo.

Melrose's Connor Engelmeyer notched 21 points and Connor Anderson had 15.

Montevideo goes to Sauk Centre at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Sauk Centre improves to 8-1 following a home win over West Central Conference foe BOLD at Sauk Centre.

The Warriors got 22 points, eight rebounds and a pair of assists from William Penkert. Jack Gros added 18 points, including three 3-pointers.

BOLD plays Morris/Chokio-Alberta at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Morris.

Matt Wadsworth led a quartet of MACCRAY players in double figures in a Camden Conference win over Yellow Medicine East at Clara City.

Wadsworth had 19 points, followed by 18 from Isaac Post, 13 from Xavier Noble and 10 from Willie Miller.

DJ Whitebuffalo and Drew Almich both had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Sting.

MACCRAY hosts Lac qui Parle Valley at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. YME hosts Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Granite Falls.

Canby earned its sixth win against Lac qui Parle Valley at Madison.

LQPV (3-7) goes to Clara City to play MACCRAY at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Community Christian School earned its first victory of the season in a Christian Athletic League game against St. Cloud Christian at St. Cloud.

The Eagles were led by Pablo Peñalba and Brady Reinertson. Peñalba scored 18 points with five steals and two blocks. Reinertson had 16 points with 12 rebounds and six assists.CCS plays host to Fourth Baptist Christian at 6:45 p.m. at Willmar.