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Boys basketball season ends at Litchfield

LITCHFIELD – The DC boys basketball season came to an end in the first round of the Section 5AA tournament, as the #13 seed Chargers fell to #4 Litchfield 59-41.

DC trailed by nine at the half, 30-21. They came as close as six early in the second half before the Dragons, led by Avery Liestman (15 points) and Ben Nelson (13 points, 10 rebounds) pulled away.

The Chargers were led by Sanders Asplin, who finished with 19 points. Cade Ortquist finished with nine, and Eli Gillman with eight.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Strong Watertown-Mayer team eliminates Chargers

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

WATERTOWN — The end of the season came for the Dassel-Cokato girls in the round of 16 of the Section 5AA tournament Feb. 27 at Watertown-Mayer High School.

The No. 15-seeded Chargers were topped 63-35 by the No. 2 Royals.

Watertown-Mayer’s Maggie Czinano proved to be too much to handle for the Chargers.

Czinano finished with a game-high 20 points.

Libby Heilman added 13 points for the Royals.

Bailey Quern had a nice night for Dassel-Cokato. She socred 10 points.

Lora Mayfield and Camryn Patten each added eight points to the Charger cause.

Patten is the lone senior on the Dassel-Cokato team. She will be missed.

The game was still in doubt at halftime, when Watertown-Mayer led 32-22.

The second half was all Royals, as Watertown-Mayer out-scored Dassel-Cokato 31-14.

The Chargers finished with a 2-23 record.

Watertown-Mayer (21-7) continued to win. The Royals took care of No. 10 Maranatha 59-51 in the quarterfinals, and defeated No. 6 Annandale 52-35 Wednesday in the semifinals.

The Royals play No. 1 Providence Academy in the section championship game Friday night, March 6, at St. Cloud State.



Section 5AA Round of 16

Thursday, Feb. 27

Watertown-Mayer High School

1 2 – F

DC 22 14 – 36

WM 32 31 – 63


DC: B Quern 10, Mayfield 8, Patten 8, Lee 4, Travis 3, Kraemer 2, Schmidt 1.

Watertown-Mayer: Czinano 22, Heilman 13, Killian 9, Mueller 8, Bumeister 5, Bamhart 2, Penegor 2, Foley 2.

BOYS SWIMMING: Christopherson swims at state

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

MINNEAPOLIS — Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield’s Logan Christopherson wrapped up his freshman season in the state’s best pool Feb 28, when he dove in for the Class A State Swimming and Diving Championships at the UofM Aquatic Center.

Christopherson had a long wait before his turn arrived in the 100-yard breaststroke, his only event.

He swam in lane one in the third of three heats. When everything was tallied, Christopherson’s time of 1:03.82 put him in 19th place.

That was not good enough to earn Christopherson a spot at Saturday’s finals and consolation heats. The top 16 moved on.

The breaststroke was fast at the preliminary swim as three all-American times were reached.

Minnehaha Academy’s Andrew Karpenko won the prelims with the time of 54.26 seconds. On his heels were Austin’s Logan Kelly (55.31) and Breck/Blake’s James Pan (55.52).

Karpenko bettered his preliminary time with a 54.22 Saturday to win the state championship.


BOYS BASKETBALL: Chargers pick up late-season win over Kimball

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

COKATO — The Dassel-Cokato boys finished the regular season by splitting a pair of games.

The Chargers defeated Kimball 64-44 Feb. 27 at home, and, one day later, fell 68-49 at Watertown-Mayer.

The split set Dassel-Cokato’s record at 6-18 heading into this past Thursday’s Section 5AA quarterfinal game at Litchfield. Look for that result next week.


DC boys BBB receives #13 section seed, will face #4 Litchfield Thursday

The Dassel-Cokato boys basketball team (6-18) received the #13 seed in Section 5AA, and will travel to #4 Litchfield (17-9) Thursday in the first round of the section playoffs.

The Dragons defeated the Chargers twice this season, winning 56-35 at Litchfield Jan. 14, and 47-42 at DC on Feb. 11.

The winner will travel to St. Michael-Albertville Saturday to face the winner of #5 Maranatha and #12 Breck.

The full bracket can be found here:

Check out next week’s Enterprise Dispatch for the full story.

BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: DC opens section playoffs Thursday at Litchfield

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

The seedings for the Section 5AA boys basketball playoffs came out Monday and the game schedule has been released.

The top three seeds for the tournament all receive first-round byes. They are No. 1 Minneapolis North; No. 2 Rockford; and No. 3 Blake.

Dassel-Cokato received the No. 13 seed for the tournament, and will play at No. 4 Litchfield Thursday night.

Also in the play-in round Thursday, No. 5 Maranatha hosts No. 12 Breck; No. 6 Watertown-Mayer hosts No. 11 Brooklyn Center; No. 7 HLWW hosts No. 10. Southwest Christian; and No. 8 Holy Family Hosts No. 9 Providence Academy.

Thursday’s winners move on to play Saturday, March 7, in the quarterfinals at St. Michael-Albertville. The semifinals are Wednesday, March 11, at. St. Michael-Albertville, and the final is Friday, March 13, at St. Cloud State.