Girls basketball roundup: Cold shooting dooms Minnewaska Lakers, 48-30

Jan. 23—OSAKIS — The Minnewaska girls basketball team had a tough shooting night in its non-conference loss to the Osakis Silverstreaks on Tuesday night.

Osakis beat Minnewaska 48-30.

"They outworked us; they got all the loose balls and all the rebounds," Minnewaska head coach Sidney Barker said. "They're a good and tough team. They pushed the ball on us, and they knew our game."

Minnewaska shot 19% from the field, making 10 of 51 shots, and made 1 of 23 3-point attempts, good for 4%.

"We just need to stay more spaced and work as a team to get those inside-out shots," Barker said. "And, try not to force our shots.

"If they're tripling us, where is that open teammate going to be?"

Addy Kath led the Lakers with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Minnewaska plays host to Litchfield 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood.

"Losing can be a good motivator," Barker said. "You need it sometimes. It humbles you and shows you what you need to work on. So, we'll get back to work tomorrow."

Ruby Klinger helped pace the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons to a victory over the Montevideo Thunder Hawks at Grove City.

Klinger scored a game-high 29 points with 10 rebounds. She added three steals and a block.

Grace Kaehler had 11 points for the Falcons. Elli Roemeling scored five points, adding 16 rebounds and seven assists.

For Montevideo, Teagan Epema led the way with 24 points. She also had five rebounds and five assists. Lily Eisenlohr scored 11 points for the Thunder Hawks.

ACGC plays host to Eden Valley-Watkins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grove City. The Thunder Hawks play host to New London-Spicer at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Montevideo.

Telilie Lange had 16 points with seven steals, six rebounds and five assists in Willmar's victory at Sauk Rapids.

Maddison Molacek and Kendall Hanson each contributed 12 points for the Cardinals. Molacek, a freshman forward, added seven assists, six rebounds and a pair of steals.

Willmar goes to Brainerd at 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Dakota Rich joined New London-Spicer's 1,000-career-point club in the Wildcats' victory over Dassel-Cokato at New London.

Dakota Rich, a junior guard, needed three points coming into the game and got them early in the first half on a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Play was halted and she was given a game ball. Rich ended up with 10 points and seven assists in the game.

She joins sisters Mackenzie Rich and Avery Rich, who each scored more than 1,000 points in their high school careers. Sister Courtney Rich also played for the Wildcats.

Ava Carlson led NLS with 22 points and also had nine rebounds and three steals. Ayla Caskey added 13 points and six steals and Delaney Hanson added 11 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.

Senior Riley Harrison led Dassel-Cokato with 18 points, including four 3-pointers.

NLS plays host to Watertown-Mayer at 7 p.m. Thursday at New London.

Morgan Falling pumped in a season-best 20 points as Litchfield used a strong start to to secure the victory at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.

Litchfield opened the game on a 16-2 run and led 43-13 at halftime.

Emma Knudsen also scored 10 points for the Dragons.

Abby Bloch had 11 points and Victoria Thorson scored 10 for the Lakers.

Litchfield plays Minnewaska at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood.

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa had three scorers finish in double figures in its win against Paynesville at Belgrade.

Macey Roering scored a Jaguars' best 12 points. Bree Thieschafer had 11 and Brooklyn Fischer added 10. Fischer also had team-highs of 12 rebounds and three steals.

BBE next goes to Sauk Centre at 6 p.m. Friday. Paynesville plays West Central Area at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Barrett.

Lainey Braulick scored 12 points in BOLD's loss to 12th-ranked Sauk Centre (Class AA) at Olivia.

The Mainstreeters got 13 points from Cierra Kortan and 12 more from Kahlen Suelflow.

The Warriors' Kenzie Visser recorded nine points and nine rebounds, adding four blocks, three assists and one steal.

BOLD plays host to Minnewaska at 7 p.m. Friday at Olivia.

Acelynn Hacker led Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to a decisive win over Lac qui Parle Valley at Madison.

Hacker, a sophomore guard, scored 20 points and had six steals. The Fighting Saints' Mamie Luft and Madelynn Luft each had nine points.

KMS plays Dawson-Boyd at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dawson. LQPV plays host to Ortonville at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Madison.

Alivia Estling's first bucket of the night put Dawson-Boyd up for good in overtime in a win over MACCRAY at Dawson.

Alivia hit the jumper with 36 seconds left in the extra period. Then with 7.4 seconds, Allison Estling hit one of two free throws to make it a two-point game. A 3-pointer at the buzzer by the Wolverines' Ella Kienitz missed, giving the Blackjacks the win.

Allison led Dawson-Boyd with 24 points, followed by 14 from Claire Stramoen. Ayiana Hastad finished with eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

For MACCRAY, Brielle Janssen had 30 points, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, six steals and four blocks. Emma Thein tallied 22 points with 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks.

Dawson-Boyd plays host to Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dawson. MACCRAY plays Central Minnesota Christian School at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Prinsburg.

Nine players scored for Lakeview, led by Anah Schmidt's eight points, in the Lakers' victory over Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls.

Bailey Mortenson's 14 points led YME. She was the only player in double figures in the game.YME plays host to Canby at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Granite Falls.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton improved to 6-10 as Renville County West fell to 2-13 at Tracy.

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