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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Noennig, Crusaders hold off BOLD late for big win

MAYER – It’s not even Christmas yet, but the matchup between the BOLD Warriors and Mayer Lutheran Crusaders certainly had a playoff feeling to it. With the teams competing in a loaded Section 2A, the Crusaders and Warriors both knew how important of a game this was. In the end, the Crusaders held off the Warriors’ late push to pick up a 66-63 victory at home Tuesday night.

“We talked about it being a section game,” Mayer Lutheran coach Patrick Buchanan said. “It’s more important than any other game we’ve played thus far. It was a section opponent, and our placement in this tough section we have, that was important.”

Despite knowing how big of a game it was, the Crusaders got off to a shaky start in their biggest game of the season thus far. At the half, Mayer Lutheran was 0-for-9 from 3-point range, committed 12 fouls, and turned the ball over 10 times. Despite their sloppy play, the Crusaders trailed by just five points at the break.

“It was pretty much ‘go out and play basketball the way we know we can as a team’,” Buchanan said about the talk during halftime. “I thought we were individuals out there in the first half. We were lackadaisical with the ball. We were just out there like BOLD was no one. BOLD’s 4-0. I think we walked out there looking past them.”

After their slow start, Buchanan ignited a fire in his team at halftime, and they came ready to play.

“Our coach just told us that we need to come out with fire and play as a team in the second half,” Baden Noennig said. “That’s exactly what we did. We played good defense, and we just came out with fire, and that’s what we needed.”

The Crusaders came roaring out of the gates in the second half. Noennig opened the half by scoring the first seven points for the Crusaders, and a basket from Garrett Tjernagel gave Mayer Lutheran its first lead of the game since 9-8 in the first half.

After a strong start to open the half, the Crusaders continued to work as one, rather than relying on themselves. After BOLD’s Jordan Sagedahl picked up his fourth foul with just over seven minutes to go, Cole Hagen drained a corner 3-pointer to put Mayer Lutheran up 49-43.

“I had to get after them,” Buchanan said. “They got to understand that they have advantages. They need to take advantage of them. We, as a team, do. Once we do the things together as a team, whether it’s going inside or whether it’s some open looks for shots, we got to do it as a team. I think we locked in more defensively.”

 

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FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH: Monika Czinano’s journey from heartbreak to a dream come true

WATERTOWN – For Watertown-Mayer High School senior Monika Czinano, nothing has come easy.

As an eighth grader, Czinano got the call to come up to the varsity basketball team, something she was working her tail off for since she picked up a basketball. Even from a young age, Czinano knew what her goal in the game of basketball would be.

While it looked like she was off to a promising start before her high school career really got going, the likelihood of her reaching that goal took a big hit when she was just 15 years old.

When Czinano was just a kid, she had her birthday party at a University of Minnesota basketball game. Since that day, the goal to play college basketball has been on her sights ever since.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to be able to play at that level,” Czinano said. “I had a birthday party at the University of Minnesota one time. You got to meet with the basketball players, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.”

Surrounded by her family, Monika Czinano made her dream a reality as she officially signed to play basketball at the University of Iowa back in November.

Surrounded by her family, Monika Czinano made her dream a reality as she officially signed to play basketball at the University of Iowa back in November.

Czinano took the moment and held on to it as she set her sights on reaching her goal. After being called up to the varsity level, she suffered an ATV accident where she broke her femur and arm at the same time. A promising future in the game of basketball took a hit for Czinano before she even had the real chance of showing what she could do.

“I didn’t even know if I would play basketball again to be honest,” Czinano said. “I talked with my mom a lot about it. (We) tried to figure out if it was smart, or if I would do more damage than good.”

Ultimately, Czinano and her mother opted to give it a go. While Czinano endured countless physical therapy sessions in order to get back, it was hard for her to not be on the court doing what she loves.

“That was so hard,” Czinano said about dealing with it all at that age. “I just felt like none of my friends have ever gone through anything like that. It was hard to find somebody to relate that to. It was so hard. I had to quit volleyball. I had to join swimming for rehab purposes. It was just a lot of extra work that at that age, it was hard. You’re a freshman and just getting into high school. It was a whole game-changer.”

Along with dealing with the pains and challenges of rehab, Czinano had come to realize she would have to start all over and get back to basics to work her way back to the varsity team.

“It was really hard because in the eighth grade, I went from sitting varsity to having to go all the way back,” Czinano said. “It’s like a chain. You have to go from C-squad, to JV, to varsity. It was getting to varsity, and then having to go all the way back down to C-squad. It was hard. I’d go to physical therapy, practice, physical therapy. At physical therapy, I’d have miniscule weights and lift them with my leg. It was the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. Then I’d go home and just start the whole day over and over again. It was (a lot of) hospital visits, and it was challenging.”

“We brought her up as an eighth-grader, and she really progressed along the way,” Watertown-Mayer coach John Rosholt said. “It’s an emotional thing to come up as an eighth-grader. She got through that year, and then had the accident. When she got through all of her therapy, she ended up starting all over again. She felt like she just started completely over. It was a long process, and it was just one of those things she just really had to work through.”

While being sidelined and not being able to be out on the court with her friends and teammates was hard enough, there were several times when Czinano found herself thinking if she would ever really get back to where she was before the accident.

“I remember I got on crutches and tried to go around the bed and I got light-headed,” Czinano said. “I had to sit back down, and I was like, wow, I don’t think I’ll ever do anything normally. It just kind of put it in perspective. I took for granted what I could do before. Now, I’m so lucky that I’m not in that position anymore. It was challenging.”

Flash forward to today, and you would never know Czinano’s past struggles. Whether you see her on the court dominating inside the paint, or smiling and laughing with teammates, there’s no doubt that she’s thankful she got back on the court and proved to herself she could overcome the adversity that kept her from doing what she loves. As much as a physical comeback it’s been for Czinano, she’s also developed mental toughness on the way that will lead her in her life past the game of basketball.

“That was my biggest physical bounce back,” Czinano said. “Rosholt, even from the beginning, has always taught us to be mentally tough just as well. I remember in eighth grade I would be getting chewed out at practice and wonder, what is going on. I don’t think I’m doing that bad. I would just go home and be devastated. Now looking back on that, it was all for the bigger schemes of things. Now, if somebody yells at me in the stands, it just goes right over the head. I think he’s helped prepare me for the rest of my life with the mental toughness. That experience, bouncing back from anything physical, I know I can do it now.”

That physical and mental toughness that Czinano exerted to overcome her setbacks has helped her post an impressive high school career. Not only did she help lead the Royals to their first state tournament appearance since 2010 last year in basketball, she’s also played in state volleyball, and competed at the state track and field meet.

“I still don’t realize how big that is,” Czinano said. “People come up to you and congratulate you for going to state in three different sports. Sometimes I’ll just brush it off and be like, I’m sure other people have done that. It definitely does mean a lot though, considering there was a point in my life where I was laying in a field with my bones coming out of my wrist and my leg. Looking back at it now, It’s kind of crazy that I went through that at 15, and I am where I am at now. It’s really mind boggling. It’s super cool to have come back from that and have the scars to prove it.”

Last month, Czinano made her dream a reality as she officially signed with the University of Iowa, bringing her journey full circle.

As child, she was just a kid at a birtthday party at The Barn, where her goal ultimately began. Come next season, she’ll get the opportunity to step back onto thae court and face off against the Gophers on that very same floor where the dream that couldn’t be shattered planted its roots.

“Ever since I was little,” Czinano said about making her dream of playing college basketball a reality. “It’s always been in the back of all our minds. I have a single mom, so, I mean, money has always been kind of hard. This scholarship definitely helps. Now, I’ll play at The Barn against the (University of Minnesota). It’s still crazy to me that I’ll be doing that.”

While the Hawkeyes await the arrival of Czinano next season, she still has one more season left in a Royals uniform. It’s her last go around for her high school career, so Czinano is making sure to make this one as memorable and as fun as she can, which is something she promised she would do after overcoming her tragic accident.

“This year, I think I’m trying to have more fun with it,” Czinano said. “We have all these younger girls, and I’m playing with my sister now. I’m trying to make them have fun, while also playing well. That should be our team goal. I think everybody plays better when you’re having fun. We want to have fun and do really well. Everybody is super fun to be around. The younger kids, my sister, the seniors, I’ve been with them my whole life.”

When Czinano’s career as a Royal does come to an end, there’s no doubt that she will have left her mark at Watertown-Mayer. A state tournament appearance and a 1,000-point scorer is a good start, but it’s her personality, strength, and heart she has to overcome whatever comes her way that will be remembered.

Monika Czinano poses for a picture with her teammates after scoring her 1,000th career point.

Monika Czinano poses for a picture with her teammates after scoring her 1,000th career point.

“It always seems like she has a positive outlook,” Rosholt said. “Anybody who has a positive outlook on life, they’re going to get through. You know there’s going to be setbacks. One of the things about sports and athletics is that you have to suffer through these setbacks. You have to learn to deal with a loss. You learn to deal with an injury. You learn to deal with those kind of setbacks. That’s the beauty of athletics. She’s got a positive outlook and knows how to persevere. In life after basketball, whenever that would be, I think she’ll be able to stand on her own two feet. That’s the goal.”

 

 

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PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs can’t contain Gates, Lakers push Cardinals to the end

Prep roundup for Tuesday, December 2.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL 

SIBLEY EAST 72, LP/HT 58

SE: 37;35–72

LP/HT: 35;23–58

SIBLEY EAST (2-0, 0-0): Gavin Bates 29, Austin Weckwerth 11, Kameron In 7, Jens Lundstrom 5, Jacob Willemsen 4, Holden Lindquist 4, Connor Deis 4, Alex Sell 4, Luas Dose 3, Kevin Durham 1.

LESTER PRAIRIE/HOLY TRINITY (0-1,0-0): Michael Ziermann 16, Parker Bayerl 8, Nathaniel Hausladen 8, Zach Jackson 7, Leighton Buhr 6, Dylan Ruzicka 3, Trevor Schuette 3, Andrew Jackson 3, Tyler Scheevel 2, Evan Lee 2.

LESTER PRAIRIE – Senior Gavin Bates and the visiting Sibley East Wolverines were too much to handle for the Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs in their season opener Tuesday night. Bates scored 18 of his game-high 29 points in the second half as the Wolverines moved to 2-0 on the season.

The Bulldogs went cold from the field in the second half, finishing the game 9-for-41 from 3-point range. Michael Ziermann led the way with 16 points while going 7-for-12 from the FT line. Parker Bayerl and Nathaniel Hausladen each added eight points.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

ANNANDALE 60, HLWW 49

CARDINALS: 23;37–60

LAKERS: 23;26–49

ANNANDALE: Liten 1, Briana Canesi 12, Grace Atkinson 5, Hannah Purcell 12, Gabby Lindquist 3, Taylor Medvec 15, Lauren Meidinger 6, Allie Spaulding 6.

HLWW: CJ Decker 21, Lily DeBoer 5, Alexa Schumann 10, Courtney Long 13.

HOWARD LAKE – CJ Decker’s 21 points wasn’t enough as the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted girls basketball came up just short against the highly-touted Cardinals. After a time game at the half, the Cardinals pulled away in the second half.

Courtney Long added 13 points, while Alexa Schumann added 10 for the Lakers.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

HOLY FAMILY 52, WATERTOWN-MAYER 39

W-M: 29:10–39

HF: 15:37-52

WATERTOWN-MAYER: Grace Knutson 7, Emma Ragner 5, Libby Heilman 2, Maggie Czinano 4, Monika Czinano 21.

HOLY FAMILY: Grace Elander 4, Leigh Steiner 10, Grace Murphy 4, Anna Vakulskas 4, Molly Kalb 2, Grace Conroy 15, Julia Geuers 13.

VICTORIA – A strong start didn’t hold up as the Watertown-Mayer girls basketball team fell short to conference foe Holy Family Tuesday night. The Royals had a 14-point lead at the break, but were unable to hold off the Fire in the second half.

The Royals managed just 10 points in the second half, as the Fire got hot down the stretch to come away with the win. Monika Czinano continued her strong start to the season with 21 points. Grace Knutson added seven points for the Royals.

 

PREP SCOREBOARD 

BOYS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Kimball 73, Upsala 42

Mora 69, Pierz 49

Sauk Centre 43, B-B-E 37

Maple Lake 62, NYA 43

Eden Valley-Watkins 59, Osakis 43

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

SW Christian 75, Mound Westonka 52

South St. Paul 71, St. Croix Prep 69

West Lutheran 89, Groves Academy 41

PACT Charter 62, Community of Peace 37

Sibley East 72, LP/HT 58

New Life Academy 80, CHOF 46

St. Paul Johnson 79, Heritage Christian 62

Foley 80, Spectrum 67

Mayer Lutheran 63, Maranatha Christian 59

Trinity 50, St. Paul Humboldt 35

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Lakeville South 67, New Prague 51

Holy Family 77, Watertown-Mayer 44

SW Christian 75, Mound Westonka 52

Minnewaska 68, New London-Spicer 56

Waconia 66, Becker 48

Rockford 80, Edison 62

Delano 104, Princeton 88

Mankato West 79, Hutchinson 59

Willmar 76, Dassel-Cokato 44

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Maple Lake 62, NYA 43

Sibley East 72, LP/HT 58

Belle Plaine 70, New Ulm 40

Mayer Lutheran 63, Maranatha Christian 59

LeSueur-Henderson 59, St. Peter 55

 

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GIRLS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Annandale 60, HLWW 49

Royalton 58, Pierz 43

Eden Valley-Watkins 50, Kimball 46

Maple Lake 60, Spectrum 50

Holdingford 73, Long Prairie Grey Eagle 38

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

New Life Academy 58, St. Paul Summit 44

Legacy Christian 47, Nova Classical Academy 40

St. Croix Prep 58, Blake 44

CHOF 60, LP/HT 40

SW Christian 46, Mound Westonka 39

Maple Lake 60, Spectrum 50

Charter Stars 63, PACT Charter 47

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

SW Christian 46, Mound Westonka 39

Hutchinson 63, Litchfield 30

Lakeville North 74, New Prague 37

Annandale 60, HLWW 49

St. Louis Park 86, Waconia 79

Holy Family 52, Watertown-Mayer 39

Rockford 59, Washburn 47

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Jordan 75, LeSueur-Henderson 47

Tri-City United 75, Belle Plaine 46

NYA 61, Sibley East 43

 

 

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Czinano’s monster night too much for Mayer Lutheran to overcome

WATERTOWN – The Watertown-Mayer girls basketball team had one clear advantage in their matchup with rival Mayer Lutheran. Her name? Monika Czinano.

The senior for the Royals. and Iowa commit. was spectacular from the get-go as he she dominated inside on both ends of the floor in Watertown-Mayer’s 66-57 victory against the Crusaders Saturday night.

“She did a real nice job, especially early on,” Watertown-Mayer coach John Rosholt said. “The girls found her and she’s got great hands. Some of the catches she made today were just phenomenal. I was thinking we would have some pre-game jitters and struggle a little bit. She took us right out of that game because she scored so early and so often. That was kind of fun to watch.”

Czinano scored the first eight points of the game for the Royals, and never let up. She posted 23 points in the first half alone on 11-for-12 shooting, while also reaching her 1,000th career point.

“I tried not to think about it,” Czinano said about reaching the milestone. “I think in general, it goes better when you don’t think about it and you’re not stressing about it. I totally tried to not even worry about it all.”

With Czinano clicking on all cylinders, it was the defense from Emma Ragner, Maggie Czinano, Grace Knutson, Shelby Mueller, and Emma Mass that made the difference down the stretch in Watertown-Mayer’s big run. With Mayer Lutheran’s quickness and talent at the guard positions, defending the paint was key for the Royals coming into the matchup.

“Chimielewski, she’s a heck of a ball player,” Rosholt said about trying to contain the Mayer Lutheran guards. “She’s quick. I mean, she’s the fastest girl on the floor with the ball. She’s faster than some kids without the ball. She’s a really good penetrator. Hucky is a nice penetrator, too, and she’s got the outside shot. She’s going to be a real threat down the road for Mayer.”

After jumping out to a 20 point lead in the second half, the Crusaders put on the full court pressure to get back into the game. Thanks to the play of senior Sophia Heuer and her energy, the Crusaders got back within striking distance.

“She brings energy to the floor every time she comes out,” Mayer Lutheran coach Kris Gustin said. “We kind of decided to go four guards with there four guards. We thought if our press was going to be effective, we needed to bring a little more quickness to the floor. So we told Sophie. ‘you’re going to guard number 25′ (Monika Czinano), and she did a nice job.”

A 3-pointer from Brooke Paulsrud brought the Crusaders within 11 with just under four to go. Following the three from Paulsrud, Hucky connected from deep, cutting the deficit to just six with just under three to go,

With the full court pressure on, freshman Maggie Czinano calmed down the Royals, showing her signs of growth.

“She did a nice job for us as a freshman starting her first game and opening the season,” Rosholt said. “I thought she did a pretty nice job. I think she got a little more confident as the game went on.”

Maggie Czinano helped the Royals close out the game as her and teammates improved to 1-0 on the season with the win. Although Monika Czinano dominated on both ends of the floor for the Royals, she knows how important of a role her guards played in the win, and will play this season.

“They did great,” Czinano said. “I think it’s super helpful that last year when we went to state, they played. They had a lot of time. They know what to do. They’re able to help the young girls. It’s hard for me to tell a guard how to help them and move them along. It’s so much easier for Emma to do it because she’s been in their shoes. They’re doing a great job of mentoring them. I think having them back is amazing. We need them more than anything.”

On the Mayer Lutheran side, there’s no panic after opening the season with two-straight losses. Despite coming up short both games, Gustin knows there is better basketball ahead for his team.

“I think that’s a lot of it,” Gustin said about finding the rhythm with this team. “Our girls played a lot of volleyball this year. I think a lot of it is, we’re just not in shape yet. We’re not in game shape yet. We just got to figure it out sooner than later. I felt like there were a lot of plays, especially in the first half, where our press was getting to them, and then we were just a half of step late and they took advantage.”

Mayer Lutheran is back in action Friday, Dec. 8 at Sibley Easy in their MN River Conference opener. W-M will return to the court Tuesday, Dec. 5 when they host Holy Family. W-M and Holy Family met in the Section 5AA title game last season.

WATERTOWN-MAYER 66, MAYER LUTHERAN 57

ML: 23:54–57

WM: 33:33:–66

MAYER LUTHERAN: Maddy Hucky 16, Mya Chmielewski 12, Symone Jopp 7, Olivia Tjernagel 6, Sophie Heuer 5, Brooke Paulsrud 5, Nicole Klaustermeier 4, Anna Wacholz 2.

WATERTOWN-MAYER: Monika Czinano 36, Maggie Czinano 10, Libby Heilman 9, Shelby Mueller 5, Grace Knutson 4, Emma Ragner 2.

 

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Crusaders take advantage of mismatches in second-half comeback

WATERTOWN – For the first 25 minutes, the Watertown-Mayer boys basketball team was playing as best as they could. On the other side of the court, the Mayer Lutheran boys basketball team was still finding their way. The Royals used a hot start from 3-point range in the first half to take the lead, but the Crusaders took full advantage of their mismatches in the second half to come out on top with a 70-58 victory Saturday evening in the battle of rivals.

“Mayer’s a good team,” Watertown-Mayer coach Kent Janikula said. “There’s a lot of matchup problems on that team. Hagen and Woolhouse are great shooters, and then you got two six footers. It was a difficult matchup. Considering Mayer is such a good team, and we out played them for 25 minutes, there’s a lot of positives to draw out of it.”

“We were still trying to find our identity,” Mayer Lutheran coach Pat Buchanan said. “I’ve changed things up here, and we were finding our identity. The one thing is, they stayed believing. They grinded it out one possession at a time.”

Watertown-Mayer shot 60 percent from three-point range in the first half to grab the early lead. Senior Wilson Kuhn was a big reason of that, knocking down three 3-pointers in the first half for the Royals.

“We’re dangerous when we can hit shots,” Janikula said. “Wilson Kuhn is a guy who hit some shots for us today. He stepped up. Riley Alger is the kid who’s been around all last year and hit some big shots, too. It’s a good experience for us. It sucks that we weren’t able to come out and win, but overall, I thought it was good.”

Kuhn, a role player a season ago, came into his own in the first game of the season for the Royals. He finished with 15 points, all of which came via the three ball.

“He’s been a shooter in the program for a while,” Janikula said. “It’s tough for a kid off the bench to come in cold and play a two-minute stretch and go at it that way. For him to actually get minutes this year, you’re seeing that he’s just a lot more comfortable. That kid can shoot it.”

After weathering the storm by the Royals, the Crusaders made a run to get back into the game. Baden Noennig converted back-to-back baskets to spark a 6-0 run for Mayer Lutheran to cut the deficit to just nine at the half.

After cutting into the lead before half, it was time for the Crusaders to make another run to start the second half. The spark this time came from the smallest player on the floor, but he didn’t let that bother him. With just over 10 minutes left to play, sophomore Jacob Pallas knocked down a 3-pointer, bringing Mayer Lutheran within four. Pallas was just getting started.

Senior Kobey Woolhouse knocked down a corner three to give Mayer Lutheran their first lead of the game at 48-47, but the Royals wouldn’t go away. With the Royals trying to fight back into it, Pallas delivered another clutch three-pointer to push Mayer Lutheran’s lead back to 11 with just over two minutes to go.

“Jacob Pallas is a lion,” Buchanan said. “He’s got the heart. He’s a lion. You can’t tell him he’s 5-foot-6. You can’t tell him that. He thinks he’s seven feet tall, and he plays that way. I love that. He brought a great spark. He controlled this offense. He got us what we needed to do. He grew up out there. He’s just a sophomore. He grew up in front of our eyes so I’m excited about that.”

The Crusaders held on down the stretch to start off the season with a win in Buchanan’s first game. It wasn’t easy, though, as it took a total team effort to come out on top.

“You got to give credit to the entire team,” Buchanan said. “We played 10 guys tonight. We needed all 10 to get through this very good Watertown team. They’re going to surprise a lot of teams.”

Baden Noennig led the charge for the Crusaders with 21 points. At 6-foot-6, Noennig was a mismatch all game long for the Royals, and the Crusaders took advantage.

“We got to find a balance, but we want to take advantage of opportunities and mismatches that we see,” Buchanan said. “We had an advantage with Baden. Today it was Baden. Tuesday it might be Garrett, or it might be outside with shooters. You never know. We just want to take what the defense gives us each game.”

For Watertown-Mayer, they had three players in double figures as their offense was balanced throughout. Alger finished with a team-high 16 points, while Nate Truniger was also in double figures with 12.

“That’s one thing I’m really proud of him for,” Janikula said about Alger. “He’s in a much different situation because the defense is keying in on him this year. He’s not just a catch and shoot guy anymore. He did a good job, and got the rim several times.”

The Crusaders will look to improve to 2-0 on the season when they host Maranatha Christian in their home opener Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Royals will be looking to bounce back Tuesday as well, as they travel to Holy Family to take on the fire in a Wright County Conference matchup.

“There was a lot of individual performances tonight that were good,” Janikula said. “This is an inexperienced team. We just got to learn how to close. That’s what it comes down to. It’s just consistently putting it together. We played 20-25 minutes of very solid play. It’s just going the full 36.”

 

MAYER LUTHERAN 70, WATERTOWN-MAYER 58

ML: 24;46–70

WM: 33;25–58

MAYER LUTHERAN: Baden Noennig 21, Branden Carlson 10, Kobey Woolhouse 8, Matthew Menth 8, Jacob Pallas 8, Garrett Tjernagel 6, Kaleb Winter 4, Cole Hagen 3, Sawyer Kubasch 2.

WATERTOWN-MAYER: Riley Alger 16, Wilson Kuhn 15, Nate Truniger 12, Braxton Williams 9, Tom Theisen 4, Brevin Williams 2.

 

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PREP SCOREBOARD: Friday, December 1

CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE – BOYS BASKETBALL

Holdingford 68, Royalton 57

B-B-E 44, K-M-S 41

 

MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION – BOYS BASKETBALL

SW Christian 76, Central MN Christian 37

Jordan 82, Maranatha Christian 59

 

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE – BOYS BASKETBALL

Dassel-Cokato 61, NYA 54

New London-Spicer 94, ACGC 53

Glencoe-Silver Lake 59, St. Peter 53

Rockford 93, International School of MN 44

Faribault 72, Hutchinson 50

 

MN RIVER CONFERENCE – BOYS BASKETBALL

Dassel-Cokato 61, NYA 54

LeSueur-Henderson 49, W-E-M 38

Jordan 82, Marnatha Christian 59

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CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE – GIRLS BASKETBALL

NYA 78, HLWW 31

Braham 43, Pierz 41

Annandale 48, Kimball 35

Yellow Medicine East 62, Paynesville 26

 

MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION – GIRLS BASKETBALL

LP/HT 52, ACGC 42

 

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE – GIRLS BASKETBALL

Holy Family 39, Providence Academy 31

Waconia 77, Highland Park 24

Annandale 48, Kimball 35

 

MN RIVER CONFERENCE – GIRLS BASKETBALL

Nicollet 62, Sibley East 57

NYA 78, HLWW 31