Sports roundup from Friday, December 13
Twin City 3, Alexandria 2
The Alexandria Blizzard fell behind 2-0 after the first period on Friday night and couldn’t climb all the way back in a 3-2 loss to Twin City.
Jace Childs proved to be the difference as his first-period goals gave his team a lead it never did relinquish. The Steel led 3-0 after a Calvin Miska goal in the second period. Alexandria rallied with goals from Joe Anderson and Ian Ecklund in the second period, but neither team scored in the third as Twin City held the lead.
Jackson Germaine had a big game in net for Twin City. He earned the win with 41 saves, while Patrick Anderson took the loss after giving up three goals in 31 shots sent his way.
Sartell 64, Alexandria 60
The Alexandria boys’ basketball team dropped its first game of the season on Friday night as Sartell defended its home court in a 64-60 game.
The Cardinals trailed by four at the break and that’s how the score held after both teams put up 35 points after halftime. Chase Kohler had a nice night for Alexandria with 15 points and six rebounds. Brandon Bistodeau added 12 points, two assists and three steals and John Vogeler and David Krivanek each had 10 points.
The Cardinals will have a chance to forget about this one quickly as they host Big Lake at in Alexandria at 7:30 tonight.
Staples-Motley 72, Osakis 56
The Osakis boys’ basketball team was tied with Staples-Motley at the half on Friday night before the Cardinals went on to outscore the Silverstreaks by 16 the rest of the way in a 72-56 loss for Osakis.
“The second half, they came out and played great defense,” head coach Matt Hoelscher said. “They beat us on penetration and frustrated us on offense. We need to move our feet better and stop giving up offensive rebounds.”
Freshman John Boogaard had a nice night for Osakis with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Senior Hunter Scherr added 12 points, while sophomore Luke Wolbeck had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Underwood 51, Brandon-Evanvsille 46 (F/Two Overtimes)
It took two overtimes, but Underwood was able to pull out a 51-46 victory over the Brandon-Evansville boys’ basketball team Friday night in Brandon.
Sophomore Skyler Quinn scored a team-high 11 points for the Chargers and junior Tom Bosek scored 10, including two-free throws to send the game to a second overtime. Spencer Johnson led Underwood with 15 points.
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Ashby 71, Henning 50
The Ashby boys got their second win of the season on Friday night as the Arrows downed Henning 71-50.
Jeff Berglund had a big first half with 16 points, but Ashby still only led by three at the break. The Arrows opened that up in the second half as they outscored the Hornets 39-21 the rest of the way.
“This was truly a team win,” head coach Jeremy Knick said. “Coaches say that a lot, but tonight I saw everyone who stepped on the floor make great contributions.”
Ashby standout Blake Ohren battled through early foul trouble as he sat for the final 11 minutes of the first half. He finished with nine points, six rebounds, three steals and four assists. Zach Barry had a big night with 11 of his 14 points in the second half. Berglund finished with 18 points, and six rebounds and Morgan Wing had 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals. Gage Olson also got in on the act with 11 points, six rebounds and seven assists.
New London-Spicer 64, Minnewaska 45
New London-Spicer handed Minnewaska a 64-45 loss on Friday night.
Austin Ostrander led the Lakers with 15 points and six rebounds. Jayden Beecher added 14 points and seven rebounds, but it wasn’t quite enough to keep up with the Wildcats.
Osakis 70, LPGE 32
The Osakis girls got their third win of the season on Friday night with a 70-32 road win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. The Silverstreaks moved to 3-1 and to 2-0 in the Prairie Conference.
WCA 50, St. John’s Prep 46
The Knights continue to pile up wins on the early season with a 50-46 win over St. John’s Prep on Friday night. West Central Area moved to 3-0 with the win.
Parkers Prairie 56, Henning 37
The Panthers also improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 56-37 win over Henning on Friday night. Parkers Prairie has beaten every team by double digits so far this season.
The Osakis wrestling team dropped a couple matches and won one at the Melrose Quadrangular on Friday night as the Silverstreaks fell 39-33 to Sauk Centre-Melrose, beat Prairie Valley 48-21 and lost to Holdingford 41-30.
The Silverstreaks kept it close against Holdingford with early wins from Seth Johnson, Brendon Coyer and Garret Sunder. Coyer pinned Jamey Koetter at 126 pounds in one minute, 11 seconds. Johnson won by a 5-2 decision and Sunder pinned Tazz Taflinger in one minute, 29 seconds.
Colton Waldvogel went on to get a win at 145 pounds in a 5-1 decision. That’s the last win the Silverstreaks would get until they recorded a couple forfeit wins in the 220 and heavyweight divisions.