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Prep boys basketball: Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Mountain Lake Area pick up victories

WINDOM -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove used a balanced, team effort Tuesday to defeat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on the first day of the Windom Convention and Visitors Bureau Holiday Classic. It was a tight game throughout, but the Chargers hung on. Aft...

WINDOM - Westbrook-Walnut Grove used a balanced, team effort Tuesday to defeat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on the first day of the Windom Convention and Visitors Bureau Holiday Classic.
It was a tight game throughout, but the Chargers hung on. After leading by seven at halftime, the offense picked up in the second half. Still, the Fighting Saints couldn’t complete the comeback and W-WG won 53-47.
Freshman guard Andrew Quade scored 14 points to lead the Chargers offense. Jacob Otto added nine points with Randy Knutson scoring seven points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Cole Bunting chipped in nine boards and five points.
W-WG (6-4 overall) is back in action at 2:30 p.m. Thursday when it closes the tournament against Windom Area.
W-WG 21 53
K-M-S 14 47

MLA 85, RCW 73
MOUNTAIN LAKE - Mountain Lake Area’s offense went wild in the first half Tuesday, putting 53 points up before halftime.
Still, in the second half the Wolverines had to hold off hard-charging Renville County West squad. They hung on for an 85-73 win.
The Jaguars outscored their host 46-32 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the huge opening 18 minutes by MLA.
Levi Stoesz had 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Wolverines. Ryan McCue checked in with 14 points, seven boards and five steals. Aaron Fast and Marcus Boyd scored 13 and eight, respectively.
RCW 27 73
MLA 53 85

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