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Thursday sports roundup: Buffalo beats Pipestone Area in boys hoops

BUFFALO -- Buffalo had three score in the double digits in a 76-43 win over Pipestone Area Thursday in high school boys basketball action. Brandon Maatz had 15 points, Tony Dahl had 14, and Matthew Willert had 22.

BUFFALO -- Buffalo had three score in the double digits in a 76-43 win over Pipestone Area Thursday in high school boys basketball action. Brandon Maatz had 15 points, Tony Dahl had 14, and Matthew Willert had 22.

Pipestone’s top scorer was senior Tyl Woelber with 9 points.

Pipestone was able to keep up with Buffalo in the first half, but in the second the Arrows ran out of gas as they were outscored by 27 points.

PA 27 43

Buffalo 33 76

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GIRLS BASKETBALL CMC 70, W-WG 46 MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Taylor Rose scored a game-high 33 points to lead Cedar Mountain Comfrey past Westbrook-Walnut Grove in the Mountain Lake Area tournament.

Erica Bock added 12 points for the Cougars.

Grace Woelber led W-WG with 21 points. Brittany Erickson added 11 points for the Chargers.

Camryn Bunting led W-WG with 13 rebounds, three steals and three assists.  

W-WG plays Legacy Christian Friday.

Cedar Mountain Comfrey 39 70

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 24 46

MCC 49, R-T-R 43 MARSHALL--Murray County Central had two girls score in double digits as they squeezed by  Russell-Tyler-Ruthton. Guard Riley Schmitz scored 18, and fellow senior Rachel Van Iperen scored 12.

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The Rebels top rebounder was Van Iperen who had 11, 8 of which came on defense. MCC had 10 steals on the night, and half of them came from Schmitz.

R-T-R’s top scorer was its own senior Mya Christensen who had 11 points. Jonni Bren led the Knights in steals with 5. The Knights could not make their shots sink as they made 15 of their 57 field goals attempted.

MCC 21 49

R-T-R 14 43

MLA 56, Legacy Christian 31 MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Margo Stoesz scored 21 points to lead Mountain Lake Area to a victory over Legacy Christian in the MLA tournament.

Taylor Naas added 11 points for the Wolverines.

MLA had 22 steals on the night, 7 of which came from Stoesz.

Stoesz also had 7 steals on the night..

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Jadyn Nelson had 11 of Legacy Christian's 31 points.

MLA plays Cedar Mountain Comfrey on Friday.

MLA 29 56

Legacy Christian 14 31

JCC 76, USC 33 BLUE EARTH -- Jackson County Central had no trouble with United South Central in a first-round Blue Earth Tournament game, rolling out to a 41-17 lead at halftime and keeping the Rebels at bay the rest of the way.

USC 17 33

JCC 41 76

WRESTLING Rumble on the Red Tournament FARGO, N.D. -- Alex Borsgard won four times at 145 pounds for the Windom/Mountain Lake Area Cobras at the Rumble on the Red Tournament.

Borsgard won by fall in 1 minute, 26 seconds in his first match before picking up two major decisions. He advanced to the semifinals with a fall in 4:49.

He will face Moise Madimba of Coon Rapids in the semifinals.

At 113 pounds, W/ML’s Brett Willaby won a 9-2 decision in the opening round to earn his 60th career victory.

He then won by fall in 1:44 in the second round and won an 8-5 decision in the next. Willaby suffered a 3-1 loss and will continue to wrestle on Friday.

Kade Sammons received a first-round bye and won a 6-4 decision for the Cobras at 120 before losing twice.

At 138 pounds, Zach Spinks won by fall in 1 minute in the opening round before a 4-3 overtime decision. Spinks then won 5-2 before losing in his next match. He will continue wrestling Friday.

For Jackson County Central, Jacob Tvinnereim won by fall twice and a tech fall before losing to Isaac Berger of Mandan (N.D.) Wrestling at 152 pounds, Tvinnereim won his first match by fall in 1:33 and his second in 1:54. He won by tech fall (20-5) to advance to the quarterfinals. He will continue wrestling on Friday.

BOYS HOCKEY Breckenridge/Wahpeton 7, Worthington 3 WADENA -- Worthington scored a goal in each period against Breckenridge/Wahpeton, but the Blades outscored the Trojans in each period in a victory.

Lance Hibma scored a power-play goal in the first period for WHS, with Bryce Olsen and Gage Anderson assisting.

In the second, Colby Nickel scored on a power play with the assist going to Tommy Bauman.

In the third, Bauman scored an even-strength goal. Hibma had the assist.

WHS had 21 shots on goal in the game. Trojan goaltender Preston Thavixay made 51 saves.

Breckenridge/Wahpeton 2 3 2 -- 7

Worthington 1 1 1 -- 3

Eagan 4, Luverne 0 SOUTH ST. PAUL -- Eli Dolney scored twice and two other Eagan skaters scored a goal in a victory over Luverne.

Dolney scored both his goals in the second period, with Keegan Johnson and Jonny Meiers assisting each time.

Nick Sherek scored the game’s first goal with Meiers and Isaac Kawlewski assisting. Parker Swanson scored a third-period goal with Sherek making the assist.

Luverne had 17 shots on goal, with Brandon Toussaint making each save. Daniel Tofteland had 33 saves for the Cardinals.

Luverne 0 0 0 -- 0

Eagan 1 2 1 -- 4

GIRLS HOCKEY Rochester Century 4, Windom Area 3, OT WASECA -- Victoria Johnson scored an even-strength goal in overtime to send Rochester Century to a victory over Windom Area.

The Eagles led 2-0 after the first period and 3-1 after the second, but two third-period goals by the Panthers sent the game into overtime.

Abagail Turner had a power-play goal in the first period to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Molly Boyum added a goal two minutes later with Turner and Kaylie Baerg assisting.

After a Panther goal started the second-period scoring, Anna Volk gave the Eagles a 3-1 lead.

Emily Steen had 38 saves in net for Windom Area.

Rochester Century 0 1 2 1 -- 4

Windom Area 2 1 0 0 -- 3

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