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Girls basketball roundup: Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks start strong to knock off Benson Braves

BENSON — The Dawson-Boyd girls basketball team built a double-figure halftime lead and never looked back as it defeated Benson on Friday evening.

Dawson-Boyd (10-11), led 33-23 at the break before earning a 74-40 non-conference win. The Braves are 6-14.

Benson junior guard Norah Hilleren drives toward the basket past Dawson-Boyd senior guard Allison Estling in a non-conference game on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Benson.

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The Blackjacks’ Ayiana Hastad neared a triple-double. The senior guard had 13 points on 6 of 13 field goals (46%), adding 12 rebounds and eight steals.

Allison Estling paced Dawson-Boyd with 22 points, shooting 9 of 26 from the field and 5 of 13 on threes. The senior guard contributed five rebounds and five steals.

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Dawson-Boyd senior guard Allison Estling pushes the Blackjacks into the offensive end of the court in a non-conference matchup against Benson on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Benson.

Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Claire Stratmoen, an eighth-grade guard, had 15 points and shot 50% from the field (6 of 12) for the Blackjacks.

For Benson, there were three scorers in double figures. Norah Hilleren, a junior guard, recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Kaida Helgenset had 11 points and seven rebounds and senior guard Prelsey Nygaard scored 10.

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Benson senior guard Presley Nygaard leaps up for a layup in a non-conference matchup against Dawson-Boyd on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Benson.

Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Benson plays Lac qui Parle Valley at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Madison. Dawson-Boyd plays Community Christian School at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Willmar.

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Dawson-Boyd junior forward Lindsey Lund looks for an open teammate from the corner in a non-conference game against Benson on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Benson.

Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Benson (6-14) 23 17 — 40

D-B – Scoring: Allison Estling 22, Claire Stratmoen 15, Ayiana Hastad 13, Alyssa Swedzinski 9, Hayley Anderson 8, Lindsey Lund 3, Laura Schreier 2, Taylen Jorgenson 2 … 3-point shots: Estling 4, Swedzinski 3, Stratmoen 3, Hastad 1, Schreier 1, Lund 1 … Rebound leaders: Hastad 12, Anderson 8, Swedzinski 7, Estling 5, Stratmoen 5 … Assist leader: Lund 1, Swedzinski 1 … Steal leaders: Hastad 8, Estling 5, Stratmoen 3 … Block leader: none

BENSON – Scoring: Norah Hilleren 13, Kaida Helgenset 11, Presley Nygaard 10, Kaylin Grube 7, Elle Kletscher 2 … 3-point shots: Helgenset 3, Nygaard 1 … Rebound leaders: Hilleren 10, Grube 9, Helgenset 7 … Assist leader: Nygaard 1 … Steal leader: none … Block leader: Nygaard 1

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Benson freshman guard Kaida Helgenset lines up a three-point shot in a non-conference matchup against Dawson-Boyd on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Benson.

Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s Anna Jaeger hit five 3-pointers in a 21-point effort as the Jaguars got a non-conference win against Osakis at Belgrade.

Brooklyn Fischer had a double-double for BBE with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

BBE plays host to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Belgrade.

Osakis (9-11) 21 26 — 47

OSAKIS – Scoring: Hailey Walker 6, Madeline Anderson 18, Great Faber 5, Kaelyn Walker 3, Carlee Muenzhuber 4, Maggie Dirkes 11 … 3-point shots: Walker 1, Anderson 1, Walker 1, Dirkes 3 … Rebound leader: Anderson 12 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: Muenzhuber 3 … Block leader: Muenzhuber 1

BBE – Scoring: Macey Roering 4, Anna Jaeger 21, Bree Thieschafer 6, Brooklyn Fischer 25, Kacey Fischer 2, Adley Hagen 2, Faith Radermacher 1, Teagan Dingmann 2 … 3-point shots: Jaeger 5, Thieschafer 2, B. Fischer 3 … Rebound leader: B. Fischer 10, Hagen 9 … Assist leader: Hagen 2 … Steal leader: Hagen 3 … Block leader: Roering 2

Junior Kate Van Erp scored 21 points, making 15 of 22 free-throw attempts, to lead Rocori to the victory at Willmar’s Big Red Gym.

Jessica Boos added 19 points for the Spartans and Lily Humbert scored 10.

For Willmar, Maddison Molacek and Kenedee Salonek each had 11 points. Molacek also had 12 rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots for the Cardinals.

Willmar goes to Sartell at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Rocori (5-16) 34 28 — 62

Willmar (10-12) 24 25 — 49

ROCORI – Scoring: Kate Van Erp 21, Jessica Boos 19, Lily Humbert 10, Sophia Hennen 3, Morgan Stang 3, Emma Humbert 3, Hailey Salzbrun 3 … 3-point shots: Boos 5, L. Humbert 2 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a … Block leader: n/a

WILLMAR – Scoring: Maddison Molacek 11, Kenedee Salonek 11, Telilie Lange 9, Kendall Hanson 6, Brielle Ogdahl 6, Lyza Gustafson 4, Maycee Gustafson 2 … 3-point shots: Hanson 1, Ogdahl 1, Lange 1, Molacek 1, Salonek 1 … Rebound leader: Molacek 12 … Assist leader: Lange 2, Madison Norsten 2 … Steal leader: Molacek 4 … Block leader: Molacek 3

Ava Carlson had 22 points and Delaney Hanson added 10 as New London-Spicer earned the victory at Annandale.

Carlson also had eight rebounds, as did Piper Barney. Dakota Rich contributed five steals and three assists.

NLS struggled from 3-point range, making 12% of its shots. Avery Gagnon led Annandale with 12 points.

NLS plays host to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at New London.

Annandale (8-13) 15 19 — 34

NLS – Scoring: Ava Carlson 22, Katelyn Delzer 5, Dakota Rich 8, Piper Barney 2, Korbin Tanner 4, Delaney Hanson 10 … 3-point shots: Rich 2, Hanson 1 … Rebound leaders: Carlson 8, Barney 8, Delzer 7, Hanson 6 … Assist leaders: Rich 3, Ayla Caskey 3, Maren Munsch 3… Steal leaders: Rich 5, Hanson 3, Caskey 3 … Block leaders: Carlson 1, Delzer 1

ANNANDALE – Scoring: Bryn Fahey 2, Amelia Edmonson 2, Julia Bishop 3, Alysen Purcell 4, Makayla Jenniges 6, Emerson Helget 3, Avery Gagnon 12, Brooke Henson 2 … 3-point shots: Gagnon 4, Helget 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a … Block leader: n/a

Freshman guard Brooke Mickolichek had 25 points and senior guard Audrey Petersen added 21 in Glencoe-Silver Lake’s victory at Litchfield.

Morgan Falling scored 15 points for the Dragons, who trailed 32-29 at halftime.

Litchfield goes to Annandale at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Litchfield (5-17) 29 19 — 48

GSL – Scoring: Brooke Mickolichek 25, Hannah Graf 8, Alexis Kube 2, Lydia Simons 5, Grace Lipke 8, Audrey Petersen 21 … 3-point shots: Mickolichek 3, Graf 2, Simons 1, Lipke 2, Petersen 1

LITCHFIELD – Scoring: Grace Holmgren 2, Adelia Bruning 5, Isla Dille 6, Addie Lundin 2, Emma Knudsen 8, Anna Sorgatz 7, Olivia Olson 2, Ellie Brown 1, Morgan Falling 15 … 3-point shots: Bruning 1, Dille 2, Falling 3

Kenzie Visser neared a triple-double in BOLD’s victory over Montevideo at Olivia.

Visser, a senior post, led the Warriors in points (18), rebounds (10) and blocks (7).

BOLD also got 13 points from Lainey Braulick and six points from Lilly Henriksen. The two guards tied each other for a team-best four steals.

For Montevideo, Teagan Epema had 10 points and Megan Koosmann had six.

BOLD plays host to Central Minnesota Christian School at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Olivia. Montevideo plays MACCRAY at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Clara City.

Montevideo (5-16) 13 12 — 25

MONTEVIDEO – Scoring: Teagan Epema 10, Megan Koosmann 6, Kiera Foley 3, Hallie Helgeson 3, Brooke Lindeman 3 … 3-point shots: Epema 2, Koosmann 1, Helgeson 1, Foley 1

BOLD – Scoring: Kenzie Visser 18, Lainey Braulick 13, Lilly Henriksen 6, Rylee Boen 5, Peyton Sander 5, Ema Flann 5, Zoey Lippert 3, Kya Elfering 2, Layla Pfarr 2, Catherine Fank 2 … 3-point shots: Braulick 3, Boen 1, Flann 1 … Rebound leaders: Visser 10, Kenna Henriksen 8, Sander 7 … Assist leaders: Boen 3, Braulick 2, Sander 2, K. Henriksen 2 … Steal leaders: Braulick 4, L. Henriksen 4, Elfering 2 … Block leader: Visser 7, Lippert 2, Braulick 1, Sander 1

Minnewaska 68, Morris/CA 31

Minnewaska improves to 8-2 in the West Central Conference and 16-7 overall following a home win over Morris/Chokio-Alberta in Glenwood.

Minnewaska plays host to Melrose at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood.