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Area boys' basketball roundup

February 23, 2013
Marshall Independent

No. 5 RTR defeats No. 8 Dawson-Boyd to win Camden title

With five players reaching double figures scoring, led by Brett Peterson's 24 points, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton boys' basketball team held off a late charge by the eighth-ranked (Class A) Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks for a 72-67 win in Dawson on Friday night. The Knights now enter the Section 3A playoffs on a 17-game winning streak and with a Camden Conference title.

Peterson added a team-high nine rebounds to the win. RTR, ranked fifth, out-rebounded the Blackjacks 34-22 during the game, with 13 of those coming on the offensive end of the floor. Brett Vercruysse added 16 points to the winning effort and Newt Dunblazier chipped in with 12. Both Dylan Kor and Shay Wabeke scored 10 points.

Dawson-Boyd was paced by Joey Lee's 22 points and five assists. Nathaniel Huot knocked down four 3-pointers on his way to 19 points, while Michael Lee went for 15 points and eight boards.

The Knights (25-1 overall, 15-0 Camden) received the No. 2 seed in Section 3A-South and await the winner of Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Murray County Central in their next contest on March 2 in Worthington.

Dawson-Boyd (19-5, 12-4) also fell to RTR by five points in Dawson back on Jan. 24. The Blackjacks are the top seed in Section 3A-North and face the winner between Lincoln HI and Renville County West in Montevideo on March 2.

RTR (72)

Brett Peterson 9 5-8 24, Newt Dunblazier 5 2-4 12, Dylan Kor 5 0-0 10, Shay Wabeke 4 0-0 10, Brett Vercruysse 7 2-2 16. Totals 30 9-14 72. 3-pointers 3 (Wabeke 2) Rebounds 34 (Peterson 9, Wabeke 8, Dunblazier 6, Kor 5, Vercrusse 5) Assists 9 (Dunblazier 3, Peterson 2, Kor 2) Steals 2 Blocks 2 Turnovers 6 Total Fouls 9.

Dawson-Boyd (67)

Nathaniel Huot 7 1-2 19, Joey Lee 10 0-0 22, Kyler Collins 3 0-0 6, Michael Lee 7 1-2 15, Cody Aafedt 1 0-1 2, Zach Stratmoen 1 1-2 3. Totals 29 3-7 67. 3-pointers 6 (Huot 4, J. Lee 2) Rebounds 22 (M. Lee 8, Collins 6, J. Lee 4) Assists 13 (J. Lee 5, M. Lee 3, Huot 3) Steals 6 (M. Lee 2, Huot 2) Blocks 2 (M. Lee 2) Turnovers 3 Total Fouls 14.

Halftime Score: RTR 43, Dawson-Boyd 37

WWG 87, Southwest United 77

Tied at 29 at halftime, Westbrook-Walnut Grove put up 58 points in the second half to beat Southwest United 87-77 in Friday's game in Westbrook.

Taylor Lindaman was the evening's top scorer, leading the Chargers with 33 points. Alex Knutson chipped in 15 points, and Reed Bakken scored 14 points to help WWG to cement a victory in the second half.

Southwest United's Andrew Kramer scored 19 points for the Wildcats to keep the game close. Southwest United also had an additional 13 points contributed from Zach Schumacher.

With the win, WWG is now 9-14 overall and 5-10 in the Red Rock Conference. The Chargers will play against Hills-Beaver Creek in Hills for the regular season finale on Monday.

Southwest United (77)

Aaron Fest 2 0-0 6, Erik Jass 4 0-4 9, Justin Jass 4 0-0 11, Cole Bosma 1 0-0 2, Andrew Kramer 7 3-6 19, Matthew Soto 2 1-2 6, Brandon Thurk 4 1-2 9, Mark Ferguson 1 0-2 2, Zach Schumacher 4 5-6, Totals 29 10-22 77. 3-pointers 10 (Fest 3, J Jass 3, Kramer 2, E Jass, Ferguson) Total Fouls 22.

WWG (87)

Andrew Merrick 0 4-4 4, Taylor Lindaman 10 9-11 33, Reed Bakken 6 0-0 14, Alex Knutson 3 8-10 15, Shane Buchman 2 0-2 4, Matt Otto 2 1-2 6, Aaron Hass 5 1-2 11, Totals 28 23-31 87. 3-pointers 8 (Lindaman 4, Bakken 2, Knutson, Otto) Total Fouls 18.

Halftime Score: Southwest United 29, WWB 29.

RRC 63, Fulda 37

Jeff DeCock led Red Rock Central to a 63-37 victory over Fulda at Friday's Red Rock Conference game in Fulda. DeCock contributed 22 points, 16 rebounds and five steals in the game.

Fulda's leading scorer was Todd Peterson with ten points. Fulda's effort was also helped by Andy Oakland with seven points and Josh Ramerth and Zach Holt scored five each.

RRC's rebounding edge of 55-29 helped the Falcons stay firmly ahead. Henry Rogotzke also played a solid game, adding 14 points to the winning effort with 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks.

The win puts RRC at 14-9 overall and 9-6 in the Red Rock Conference. The Falcons play Murray County Central in Slayton on Monday for the regular season finale.

Fulda (37)

Cole Dierks 1 1-3 3, Ryan Schumacher 1 0-2 2, Josh Ramerth 2 1-2 5, Viktor Toth 0 1-2 1, Kole Kramer 2 0-0 4, Zach Holt 0 5-6 5, Todd Peterson 3 4-5 10, Andy Oakland 2 2-4 7, Totals 11 13-24 37. 3-pointers 1 (Oakland) Rebounds 29 Assists 8 Steals 9 Blocks 1 Turnovers 15 Total Fouls 18.

RRC (63)

Henry Rogotzke 7 0-0 14, Jeff DeCock 8 6-9 22, Thomas Blomgren 0 0-3 0, Sam Halter 2 0-0 6, Adam Holman 1 0-0 2, Casey Engen 1 0-0 2, Kaleb Larsen 0 1-2 1, Tyler Halland 3 0-0 6, Maison Miller 5 0-0 10, Totals 27 7-14 63. 3-pointers 2 (Halter 2) Rebounds 55 (DeCock 16, Rogotzke 13) Assists 16 (Rogotzke 5) Steals 8 (DeCock 5) Blocks 4 (Rogotzke 2) Turnovers 13 Total Fouls 17.

Halftime Score: RRC 33, Fulda 37.

TMB 66, KMS 24

The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 66-58 in Friday night's game in Tracy.

TMB's Parker Lanoue racked up 12 points with five rebounds, two steals and an assist help his team secure a victory. The Panthers were also aided by Josh Kirk's eight points and seven rebounds.

Preston Mahlum chipped in six points towards the losing effort, plus 12 rebounds. Taylor Fledman added nine points to the board and contributed six defensive rebounds.

TMB totaled only three turnovers to KMS's 16 during the game. The Panthers, now 7-16 overall and 5-9 in the Camden Conference, will play against the Redwood Valley Cardinals in Redwood Falls on Monday.

KMS (24)

Taylor Fledman 4 0-0 9, James Faulkner 1 0-0 2, Cameron Hjelle 1 0-0 3, Jacob Zvorak 2 0-0 4, Preston Mahlum 3 0-3 6, Goanar Puok 0 0-0 0, Totals 11 0-3 24. 3-pointers 2 (Fledman, Hjelle) Rebounds 25 (Mahlum 12, Fledman 6 ) Assists 1 (Zvorak) Steals 1 (Bowman) Blocks 1 (Zvorak) Turnovers 16 Total Fouls 9.

TMB (66)

Justin LeClaire 2 0-0 4, Jordan Lanoue 3 0-0 7, Alex Meyer 1 0-0 2, Austin Gleis 1 0-0 2, Anthony Vue 1 0-0 2, Mason Van Essen 1 0-0 2, Alec Swan 2 0-0 4, Parker Lanoue 5 1-1 12, Josh Kirk 4 0-0 8, Brian Fultz 2 2-2 6, Matt LaVoy 3 1-3 7, Riley Kirk 1 3-3 5, Brett Swenhaugen 2 1-4 5, Totals 28 8-13 66. 3-pointers 2 (J Lanoue, P Lanoue) Rebounds 36 (Kirk 7, P Lanoue 5, Kirk 4, Fultz 3, Swenhaugen 3, ) Assists 8 (Fultz 2) Steals 7 (J Lanoue 2, P Lanoue 2) Blocks 1 (Swan) Turnovers 3 Total Fouls 6.

Halftime Score: TMB Varsity 37, KMS 10.

Springfield 68, Wabasso 55

Springfield beat Wabasso 68-55 in boys' basketball action in Springfield on Friday night.

Tyler Vogel contributed 16 points to help lead the Tigers to victory. Isaac Kirschstein had 13 and Karson Herfurth added 12 to the winning score.

The game's leading scorer was Neil Eichten, who scored 24 points for Wabasso. The Rabbits' Matt Zeug also had a role in his team's strong game, chipping in 12 points and nine rebounds.

Wabasso is now 5-11 in the Tomahawk Conference (8-16 overall) and will play against Ellsworth on Thursday at Ellsworth.

Springfield (17-6 overall, 12-3 Tomahawk) will be playing against Sleepy Eye at home on Monday.

Wabasso (55)

Seth Guetter 0 2-4 2, Neil Eichten 5 13-14 24, Scott Jenniges 2 1-3 5, Jared Doyle 1 0-0 2, Matt Zeug 5 2-5 12, Tanner Bock 4 0-1 8, Beau Taylor 1 0-0 2, Totals 18 18-27 55. 3-pointers 1 (Eichten) Rebounds 28 (Zeug 9, Guetter 3) Assists 7 Steals 8 Blocks 5 Turnovers 16 Total Fouls 11.

Springfield (68)

Christopher Kretsch 3 0-0 8, Cooper Scheffler 2 2-2 6, Cole Milbrath 2 3-4 7, Jacob Menage 1 0-0 2, Isaac Kirschstein 5 0-1 13, Carter Erickson 1 0-0 2, Nick Runck 1 0-0 2, Tyler Vogel 7 2-4 16, Karson Herfurth 6 0-0 12, Totals 28 7-11 68. 3-pointers 5 (Kirschstein 3, Kretsch 2) Total Fouls 22.

Halftime Score: Springfield 33, Wabasso 29.

 
 

 

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