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Boys basketball roundup: SWC’s boys win; WHS falls

MARSHALL — In a battle of outstanding high school boys basketball teams, Southwest Christian trailed Dawson-Boyd 48-39 with about 10 minutes to go Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State College. But a 19-2 run gave the Eagles a 58-50 lead, and they held on. 

Dawson-Boyd was unbeaten and ranked No. 2 in the latest state Class A poll.

“It was about as good an atmosphere and as good a game as you’re gonna see,” said Southwest Christian head coach Jamie Pap.

Dawson-Boyd, now 21-1 on the season, got 25 points from Joey Lee and 16 from Michael Lee. Joey Lee did a fine defensive job on Southwest’s outstanding outside shooter, Nate Pfeifle, who finished with just seven points. But the Eagles — who are ranked No. 6 in Class A — had plenty other good scorers to look to.

Leighton Sampson, a 6-5 senior who recently announced his intention to perform at the next level at Dordt College, had 27 points and 13 rebounds. Luke Nibbelink added 16 points and Clayton Huisken 10.

Southwest Christian 29 64

Dawson-Boyd 30 60

Spirit Lake 73, Worthington 63

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — Trailing by just two points at halftime, Worthington (now 7-13) couldn’t get over the hump in a non-conference interstate game at Spirit Lake.

Alec Henrickson paced his Indians with 30 points. Trojans senior Marcus Potter led his team with 18 points and Spencer Grafing tallied 13 points.

Worthington 36 63

Spirit Lake 38 73

WORTHINGTON (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) — Potter 1-4-7-18, Grafing 2-3-1-13, Mulder 1-3-0-9, Dudley 0-3-3-9, Guerra 1-1-0-5, Lindner 0-1-2-4, Miller 1-0-0-3, Wolyniec 0-1-0-2.

Pipestone Area 73, Murray County Central 52

SLAYTON — Collin Moeller had 16 rebounds and 15 points as the Pipestone Area Arrows beat Murray County Central.

Boyer Bouman added 17 points and Dylon Armstrong 11 for the Arrows.

Jaden Boerboom had 14 points and Grant Rohrer had 11 points and six rebounds for MCC.

Pipestone Area 32 73

MCC 19 52

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 71, Fulda 47

TYLER — Russel-Tyler-Ruthton used a 32-10 run to pull away from Fulda in the second half.

Josh Ramerth (32) and Bennett Appel (10) did the bulk of the Raiders’ scoring.

RTR 32 71

Fulda 28 47

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