The West Central Area boys basketball team had more than a week off between games after beating Brandon-Evansville on Feb. 11, but there was no rust to shake off in a 69-44 win over Park Christian on Friday night.

The Knights (6-2) led the Falcons (2-8) 36-18 at the half. They got 14 points from guard Grant Beuckens, and Xander Bontjes came off the bench to score 13 points.

“Xander gave us the spark we've been looking for and our other bench players all contributed more than the stats show as we are trying to develop some depth going into the second half of the season,” WCA head coach Kraig Hunter said. “All 15 guys contributed to the win."

WCA 36 33 - 69

PARK CHRISTIAN 18 26 - 44

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TOTALS - WCA - FG - 26-59; Three-point FG - 10-27; FT - 7-12; Rebounds - 35; Park Christian - FG - 16-48; Three-point FG - 3-8; FT - 9-17; Rebounds - 30

WCA - Grant Beuckens - 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists; Xander Bontjes - 13 points, 2 rebounds; Brady Reeve - 11 points, 4 rebounds; Ryder Staples - 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists; Tate Christenson - 8 points, 5 rebounds; Cole Anderson - 3 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals; Jacob Strunk - 4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals; Cam Anderson - 3 points, 1 assist; Nasir Dotts - 1 point, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal; Roman Mihailovschi - 3 points, 1 rebound; Peyton Hanson - 2 rebounds; Isaac Kreft - 1 rebound, 3 steals; Damon Sanstead - 1 steal

PARK CHRISTIAN SCORING - Max Albrecht - 11; Alex Strom - 7; Austin Carlson - 7; Isaiah Tofibam - 6 points; Caden Larson - 6; Ryley Erkenbrock - 4; Cole Wyland - 2; Caleb Kern - 1

Lakers sweep season series with BOLD

BOLD has been a perennial power in the West Central Conference in recent years, but the Warriors are having a harder time of it this season after falling to 3-7 with a 69-61 loss at Minnewaska on Friday night.

It’s the second win over BOLD for the Lakers (6-4) this season after beating the Warriors 62-59 in overtime on Jan. 19.

Minnewaska guard Peyton Johnsrud led the way on Friday with 30 points, while BOLD’s Drew Sagedahl finished with a game-high 32. Cole Visser added 13 for the Warriors on a night they hit 12 threes, but Minnewaska shot 56% (23-41) overall and went 17-of-19 from the free-throw line. Sam Hested added 15 points, and Aaron Ver Steeg had 11 points and eight rebounds.

MINNEWASKA 33 36 - 69

BOLD 28 33 - 61

TOTALS - Minnewaska - FG - 23-41; Three-point FG - 6-14; FT - 17-19; Assists - 11; Rebounds - 24; Steals - 6; Turnovers - 11; BOLD - FG - 21-44; Three-point FG - 12-28; FT - 7-7

MINNEWASKA - Peyton Johnsrud - 30 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Connor Johnsrud - 1 steal; Sam Hested - 15 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal; Damon Uhde - 5 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Aaron Ver Steeg - 11 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals; Hunter Kostelecky - 1 rebound; Brady Hoffman - 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

Scores from Feb. 19

(Stats not yet available)

Ashby (10-0) 63, (0-11) Underwood 42

Battle Lake (3-8) 54, Brandon-Evansville (4-7) 38

Hillcrest Lutheran (7-4) 57, Parkers Prairie (7-3) 43