Prep boys basketball roundup: Litchfield knocks off No. 1 Melrose

Prep boys basketball roundup: Litchfield knocks off No. 1 Melrose

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Prep boys basketball roundup: Litchfield knocks off No. 1 Melrose

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LITCHFIELD – Litchfield scored the first eight points of overtime and Melrose couldn’t recover as the Dragons knocked off the No. 1 and undefeated Dutchmen, 65-59, in a nonconference game Friday.

Scottie Stone scored 19, Isaac Sawyer added 18 and Mitch Reller grabbed nine rebounds for Melrose, the top-ranked team in Class 2A.

The Dutchmen (4-1 overall) came back from a six-point deficit with 1:10 left in regulation to take a one-point lead. Litchfield’s Dylan Koll hit a free throw with 14 seconds left to force overtime.

Riley Pater scored 18 points for the Dragons (3-1 overall). Melrose led 22-18 at halftime.

Glencoe-Silver Lake 67, Rocori 60

GLENCOE – Senior Jonah Eisenschenk finished with 17 points and seven rebounds but the Rocori fell short against Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Eisenchenk was one of three players to reach double figures for the Spartans (3-0 CLC, 3-1). Seniors Mac Mueller and Zach Templin scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, for Rocori.

The Spartans were down 31-21 at the half before tying the game at 54 with 4:30 remaining. GSL when on a 13-6 run down the stretch to seal the win.

GSL (5-2) was led by Ethan Mass who scored 24 points. Reed Dunbar added 16 points in the win.

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE — Ethan Maas 24, Reed Dunbar 16, Keaton Anderson 11, Greg Ober 7, Travis Rothstein 5, Trent Draeger 2, Brandon Ebert 2.

ROCORI — Jonah Eisenschenk 17 (7rebounds), Mac Mueller 14, Zach Templin 12, Brad Fabel 7, Nick Thorpe 6, Jeron Terres 4.

Halftime score: Glencoe-Silver Lake 31, Rocori 21

DELANO 74, SAUK RAPIDS 29

SAUK RAPIDS – No player scored more than nine points for Sauk Rapids as the Storm fell to Delano.

Kobe Borass finished with nine points for Sauk Rapids (0-5 overall). Delano was led by Zach Checkal, who scored 20 points. Toby Hanson and Damon Longstreet each finished with 13 points.

DELANO — Zach Checkal 20, Toby Hanson 13, Damon Longstreet 13, Dalton Pulis 9, Adam Schleper 9, Zach Muckenhirn 5, Seth Norling 3, Arick Neisen 2.

SAUK RAPIDS — Kobe Boraas 9, Alec Burklund 4, Ethan Lage 3, Mitchell Waldorf 3, Brady Peterson 3, Ben Riedeman 2, Oman Balo 2, Riley Stockinger 2, Ben Kieke 1.

Halftime score: Delano 44, Sauk Rapids 17

FOLEY 52, ROCKFORD 41

ROCKFORD – Seniors Tyler Templin and Sam Uderman combined for 31 points as Foley fended off Rockford for the Falcons’ first win of the season.

Templin finished with 21 points while Uderman added 10 points. Ben Greener and Nate Boeckman each finished with nine points for the Falcons (0-2 Granite Ridge, 1-3).

Rockford was led by Jordan Redepenning and Nick Tully who each scored 11 points.

FOLEY — Tyler Templin 21, Sam Uderman 10, Ben Greener 9, Nate Boeckman 9, Jon Greener 2, Kurt Winkleman 1.

ROCKFORD — Jordan Redepenning 11, Nick Tully 11, Brock Deering 9, Robert Dumas 3, Ben Arens 2, Joe Richard 2, Joe Agre 2.

Halftime score: Foley 16, Rockford 14.

LITTLE FALLS 68, PIERZ 42

PIERZ – Collin Eckman led all scorers with 18 points as Little Falls dropped Pierz.

Troy Scott added 12 points and Sebastain Sowada finished with 10 points for the Flyers.

The Pioneers (1-0 CMC, 4-2) were led by junior Ben Boser who had 12 points and Mitch Bednar who had seven points and 11 rebounds.

Little Falls shot just 28 percent from the field in the loss but was helped by 20 Pierz turnovers.

BRAHAM 70, BARNUM 63

BRAHAM – Sam Stigen tallied 16 points as Braham narrowly defeated Barnum. Dan Warpula scored 19 to lead Barnum.

New London-Spicer 52, Perham 47

NEW LONDON – Tyson Gislason had 13 points to lead New Lond-Spicer past Perham.

Joey Dreier made three of four free throws in the last 15 seconds to seal the victory for the Wildcats (3-4 overall), who trailed 26-20 at halftime.

B-B-E 75, MINNEWASKA 53

GLENWOOD – Brian Goodwin’s 24 points and seven assists helped put the game out of reach and secure the Jaguars’ eighth straight victory. Billy Borgerding and James Kuefler were also in double figures for B-B-E (8-0) with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Austin Giese led Minnewaska with 21 points.

Becker 76, Zimmerman 63

BECKER – Michael Veldman scored 23 points to lead Becker past Zimmerman.

Erik Tungland and Josh Nohner each added 16 points for the Bulldogs. Jake Wilson led Zimmerman with 31 points.

Becker led 35-33 at halftime but outscored the Thunder by 11 in the second half.

Upsala 85, Browerville 59

UPSALA – Christian Pekarek scored 20 points for Upsala in a win against Browerville.

Avery Smieja scored 14 with nine rebounds and six blocks for the Bulldogs (3-0 Prairie, 5-0 overall).

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS 55, MAPLE LAKE 48

COLLEGEVILLE – A pair of sophomores propelled the Eagles into the championship game of the St. John’s Prep tournament.

Bret Mattice scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Jared Streit also had a double-double for EVW with 15 points and 10 boards.

The Eagles (5-2) will take on the Holdingford/Carlton at 6:30 p.m. in the championship.

ST. JOHN’S PREP 52,
ONAMIA 48

COLLEGVILLE – Luke Teigen scored 11 points to lead the Johnnies (2-4) as they won the consolation semifinal game against Onamia. Johannes Achermann led Onamia’s offense with 12 points.

ONAMIA — Johannes Achermann 12, Caleb Nieken 2, Hosea Cook 7, Leevi Leibold 3, Chris Crotty 2, Juan Isias 7, Zach Kieffer 15.

ST. JOHN’S PREP — Alex Kendall 4, Luke Teigen 11, Pat Arnold 7, Andrew Bender 4, Alex Abdella 2, R.J. Alpers 8, Zack Dehler 8, Grant Franke 8.

MILACA 49, RUSH CITY 45

COLLEGVILLE – The Wolves edged past Rush City to advance to the consolation championship against St. John’s Prep.

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