Boys basketball roundup: West Central Area knocks off fourth-ranked Henning
Brandon-Evansville gets back to .500 with second straight Little Eight Conference win
The West Central Area boys basketball team earned one of the bigger wins of its season so far as the Knights (16-4) beat Class A’s fourth-ranked Henning (16-3) 57-46.
It’s the lowest point total that the Hornets have been held to all season. West Central Area’s biggest lead was 43-30 as the Knights held Henning to 36% shooting, forced 16 turnovers and had a 35-20 rebounding advantage.
“I thought our kids followed the game plan really well,” WCA head coach Kraig Hunter said. “We did a good job of knowing where their 3-point shooters were and we did a good job helping on their penetration. We showed good poise down the stretch versus their pressure, and we knocked down free throws to seal the win.”
Cole Anderson had 21 points and 9 rebounds for the Knights. Ryder Staples added double figures with 14 points.
WEST CENTRAL AREA 57, HENNING 46
TOTAL - WCA - FG - 18-44; Three-point FG - 6-18; FT - 15-20; Rebounds - 35; HENNING - FG - 15-42; Three-point FG - 4-16; FT - 12-14; Rebounds - 20
WCA - Cole Anderson - 21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals; Ryder Staples - 14 points, 3 assists; Cam Anderson - 6 points, 4 assists, 2 steals; Jacob Strunk - 5 points, 8 rebounds; Nas Dotts - 5 points, 3 steals; Bryce Kjesbo - 3 points; Mitch Dewey - 3 points, 2 steals
HENNING SCORING - Tanner Ahrndt - 11; Calvin Stueve - 10; Mason Hammer - 10; Tyson Misagades - 8; Kale Misagades - 5; Carter Dilly - 2
Chargers back at .500 after second straight LEC win
Brandon-Evansville won back-to-back games in the Little Eight Conference early this week after beating Battle Lake (9-10) 67-47 on Monday and following it up with a 68-58 overtime win against Rothsay (5-16) on Tuesday.
The two wins get the Chargers back to .500 at 10-10 overall and 4-5 in the LEC. Junior guard Dezmond White had 21 points against Battle Lake and then put in 19 against Rothsay. Senior guard Tyler Bitzan added 13 against the Tigers.
“I thought we played well for the final four minutes of regulation and throughout the overtime period,” B-E head coach Trent Hintermeister said. “We stepped up and got some solid defensive stops to send it to overtime and then continued our defensive efforts, which led to better offense.”
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 68, ROTHSAY 58 (F/OT)
B-E SCORING - Dezmond White - 19; Tyler Bitzan - 13; Micah Fuller - 9; Titus Fuller - 8; Tanner Riedel - 6; Riley Perleberg - 5; Carter White - 3; Brady Perleberg - 3; Lucas Fuller - 2
Boys basketball scores from Feb. 15
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Ashby (16-2) 52, Parkers Prairie (10-10) 42