Simley Spartan

Day 4: Simley closes out tournament with tight win over WSHS boys

The “Splash Brothers,” also known as the Stengards scored 39 points to lead Simley past Winona Senior High School in a tight-knit 71-67 victory in the final game of the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Tuesday.

Sam Stensgard scored 20, fifteen of which came in the first half, and Jack Stensgard finished with 19.

With WSHS (2-9) up 14-7 early, Simley unleashed a 15-0 run that put them in the driver’s seat, though the Winhawks pushed them all night.

Donald Ells III nailed a 3-pointer to make it 70-65 in favor of Simley (7-4) with 27 seconds remaining, but that led to Derrick Gray free throw. P.J. Appicelli connected on a jumper with 6.3 seconds to go, but the Winhawks couldn’t get the ball back, and Simley came away with a hard-fought victory.

Appicelli finished with a game-high 23 points, while Ells III went for 15 points and Trey Bechley had 12 for Winona.

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Cotter Ramblers

Day 4: Cotter boys snap nine-game losing streak

Jonah Spiten exploded for twenty-five points as the Cotter boys basketball team downed Zumbrota-Mazeppa 78-51 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Tuesday.

Henry Killen added nine and Hunter Andre had seven for Cotter (2-9).

Alex Guse was the lone Z-M player in double figures with 11.

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Heritage Christian Academy Logo

Day 4: HCA boys cruise past Fillmore Central

Five different players scored at least eleven points as the Heritage Christian Academy boys basketball team clobbered Fillmore Central 80-46 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Monday.

Ben Suits led HCA (5-5) with 16 points, as C.J. Woda added 14, , Matt McKevitt had 12 and Tanner Scott and Jack Vander Top had 11 apiece.

Fillmore Central (3-9) had strong balance atop its offensive attack, with Kyle Larson, Nick Mensink and Jordan Miller all accounting for nine points.

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Simley Spartan

Day 3: Simley over Austin boys in thriller

It was a hard-fought, defensive affair, but despite a clutch 3-pointer, free throw and thirteen-second half points from Austin’s Gach Gach, his heave at the end of regulation careened off the top of the backboard to give Simley a 52-49 victory over Austin in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Monday.

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for Simley (6-4), but not without dramatics at the conclusion of the game.

Down 49-44 with a minute to play, Austin’s Dylan Gasner drew a foul on a 3-pointer that he drilled, and the subsequent free throw made it a one-point game in favor of the Spartans.

Jack Stensgard then made one of two free throws, Gach missed a bonus opportunity at the other end, and Ben Scheffley’s free throw gave Simley a 52-49 advantage that stood up when Gach’s long distance toss proved long.

Stensgard was one of three players to score in double figures for Simley with 16 points, while Sam Stensgard had 11 and Matthew Amspoker finished with 10.

Gach led all scorers with 19, including 13 in the second half, with only Nik Gasner and Levi Vierkandt scoring as many as five points for Austin (5-5).

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Heritage Christian Academy Logo

Day 3: Heritage Christian boys trip Cotter

In a game decided by twenty-five points, the difference was C.J. Woda, who scored exactly that many as the Heritage Christian Academy boys defeated Cotter 75-50 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Monday.

Nick Erlien knocked down a trio of shots from beyond the arc in the first half en route to 13 points or HCA (4-5), which also got nine points from Jack Vander Top and eight from Jasmin Coats.

Eleven different players scored for Cotter (1-9), though only Josh Forst managed to reach double figures with 12. Hunter Andre and Jonah Spiten both finished with eight points for the Ramblers.

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Day 3: HCA girls win fifth straight

Annika Simonson scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Heritage Christian Academy girls basketball team past Lanesboro 67-30 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Monday.

HCA (6-1) also got 15 points from Bella Lien and 12 from Taylie Scott in an easy victory.

Olivia Haug topped Lanesboro (4-6) once again for scoring with 10 points, after a 12-point showing against Cotter on Day 1 of the tournament against Cotter.

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Warrior Club logo

Day 2: Caledonia douses Winona boys

Owen King drilled six 3-pointers on the way to a game-high twenty-four points as the Caledonia boys basketball team dominated Winona Senior High School 86-57 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.

Caledonia (7-1) took a 50-18 lead into the halftime locker room and never looked back as Kyle Sorenson and Gavin Schroeder made it three players scoring in double figures with 20 and 14, respectively.

Winona (2-8) also featured three players in double digits, led by P.J. Appicelli’s 17 and ten apiece from Kale Milek and Donald Ells III, who finished with 10 rebounds for a double-double.

Justin Berg led the Warriors with seven rebounds.

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Day 2: Winona girls survive thriller with Cotter

It was a game that brought with it much anticipation, and the result on the floor was worth the wait.

The Winona Senior High School girls basketball team held two double-digit leads throughout the game only to have Cotter make a push, but in the end, it was Winona which emerged with a nail-biting 51-48 victory in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.

Winona (4-3) scored the first twelve points of the game and looked as though they might pull away for a lopsided victory, but thanks to 12 points from Gabby Bowlin in the first half, the two teams headed into the locker room tied at 23-23.

The Winhawks controlled most of the second half, building a 14-point advantage with just over five minutes to play on the strength of 21 points from Hallee Hoeppner and 10 from Danneka Voegeli, but Cotter (3-6) kept whittling away, getting key turnovers over the game’s final few minutes to pull within three.

Abby Winter hit a pair of crucial free throws with about 13.2 seconds to play before Bowlin hit a 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left to pull the Ramblers within two, 50-48. Hoeppner then made one of two free throws with 0.6 seconds to go, but Bowlin couldn’t get a three-quarters heave off to which sealed the win for Winona.

Bowlin finished with a game-high 23 points and Kelly Vaselaar added eight for Cotter.

Winter led WSHS with five rebounds, which Mikala Nelton and Kirsten Weifenbach equaled for the Ramblers.

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Lewiston-Altura Cardinals

Day 2: L-A girls make it back-to-back wins

After losing ending an overall thirty-game losing streak on Friday, the Lewiston-Altura girls made it two in a row with a 72-53 win over Mabel-Canton at the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.

L-A (2-7) led 35-27 at the half, but scored 17 of the first 20 points in the second to pull away.

Emily Beeman led all scorers with 21 points, while Emelia Schindeldecker had 20 and Blair Schilling finished with 13.

Courtney Graves led Mabel-Canton (4-6) with 16 points and Coranda Vickerman added 15.

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Day 2: C-FC boys ease past Hope

Alex Murphy and Reed Willadsen each scored fifteen points as the Cochrane-Fountain City boys basketball team built on a seventeen-point halftime advantage to defeat Hope Lutheran 79-39 at the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.

Six different players accumulated at least four rebounds for C-FC, led by Murphy’s seven. Andrew Bremer had six and Mason Baecker five, while Brad Scharlau, Lucas Gabel and Willadsen all had four. Gabel and Baecker also scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The lone bright spot for Hope Lutheran (1-9) was Andrew Fratzke, who followed up a 23-point, eight-rebound performance against Lewiston-Altura on Friday with 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Hayden Meinke added seven points and Hunter Reed five for the Patriots.

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