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Forum staff reports, Published December 31 2008

Concordia Holiday Tournament roundup: Hot-shooting Solberg leads Park Christian

Bjorn Solberg made three 3-point field goals and finished with 19 points as Moorhead Park Christian rallied past Brandon-Evansville 75-57 at the Concordia College Holiday Tournament on Tuesday at Memorial Auditorium.

The Chargers’ Trent Hintermiester sank eight shots from beyond the arc and finished with a game-high 32 points in the loss.

Kyle Ulstad had 14 points and Tom Schwandt scored 12 for the Falcons, who outscored Brandon-Evansville 43-22 after halftime.

PARK CHRISTIAN: Schwandt 4 4-6 12, Nash 1 0-0 2, Fletcher 3 0-0 6, Solberg 6 4-4 19, Ulstad 4 6-6 14, Harmelink 4 2-2 10, Berge 2 0-1 6, Eggers 1 0-1 2, Hanson 1 0-0 2, Murphy 0 2-2 2. Totals 26 18-22 75.

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE: Hintermiester 12 0-3 32, Krueger 3 2-2 9, Guetter 3 2-2 8, Lund 1 0-0 2, Bitzan 1 0-0 2, Wagner 1 0-0 2, Lesnau 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 4-9 57.

Half: BE 35, PC 32. 3-point goals: Solberg 3, Berge 2, Hintermiester 8, Krueger. Rebounds: PC 30 (Ulstad 9), BE 22 (three with 4). Assists: PC 13 (Fletcher, Ulstad 3), BE 10 (Hintermiester, Guetter 3). Steals: PC 12 (Fletcher, Solberg 3), BE 5 (five with 1). Turnovers PC 12, BE 18.


Menahga’s Tyge nets 31 over Ulen-Hitterdal

Menahga’s Kasey Tyge scored 31 points to lead the Braves to an 89-77 victory over Ulen-Hitterdal.

Derek Pihlaja had 19 points with Marlin Aho adding 13 for the Braves.

Junior forward Josh Carpenter had team highs with 34 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans.

MENAHGA: Aho 6 0-0 13, L. Hendrickson 2 2-2 6, Pihlaja 7 4-4 19, Gruchow 7, Tyge 12 4-7 31, White 1 0-2 2, Klemz 3 5-6 11. Totals 33 18-29 89.

ULEN-HITTERDAL: Lunder 1 3-4 5, Ju. Carpenter 2 0-0 4, Jo. Carpenter 13 8-12 34, Zimmerman 4 2-3 11, Stevens 3 0-1 6, Schultz 2 5-8 9, N. Hendrickson 3 0-0 8. Totals 28 18-28 77.

Half: M 45, UH 40. 3-point goals: Aho, Pihlaja, Tyge 3, Zimmerman, Hendrickson 2. Total fouls: M 21, UH 20. Fouled out: L. Hendrickson. Rebounds: M 39 (Gruchow 11), UH 31 (Jo. Carpenter 12). Assists: M 14 (Pihlaja 5, UH 18 (Zimmerman 7). Steals: M 17 (White 6), UH 6 (Zimmerman 3). Turnovers M 15, UH 25.


Grosz, Cook combine for 42 points in win

Jacob Grosz scored a team-high 23 points to help Barnesville defeat New York Mills 63-50.

Spencer Cook added 19 points for the Trojans, who forced 22 New York Mills turnovers. Michael Baune led the Eagles in scoring with 21 points.

BARNESVILLE: Cook 5 9-11 19, Volrath 4 2-3 11, Amundson 2 0-1 4, Grosz 9 2-4 23, Buth 2 0-0 4, Halverson 1 0-2 2. Totals 23 13-21 63.

NEW YORK MILLS: Baune 6 5-6 21, Ayers 1 1-2 3, Bauck 2 4-4 8, Hendrickx 2 1-2 5, Snelgrove 4 3-4 11, Turnberg 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 14-18 50.

Half: B 29, NYM 23. 3-point goals: Volrath, Grosz 3, Baune 4. Total fouls: B 16, NYM 17. Fouled out: Baune. Rebounds: B 22 (Cook 7), NYM 31 (Snelgrove 10). Assists: B 12 (Cook 5), NYM 9 (Snelgrove 3). Steals: B 14 (Grosz 5), NYM 1 (Ayers 1). Turnovers B 9, NYM 22.


Bennefeld’s 21 leads NCE over Rothsay

Taylor Bennefeld scored 21 points as Norman County East held on to a 62-50 victory over Rothsay.

Alex Sather added another 10 points for NCE.

Jordan Aaberg – who has signed to play at North Dakota State – scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked five shots for Rothsay.

NORMAN COUNTY EAST: A.Sather 5 0-2 10, Hellerud 3 0-0 7, Taylor Bennefeld 10 0-0 21, Ihringer 3 0-0 6, Tyler Bennefeld 3 1-1 7, Lampton 0 1-2 1, Liebl 2 0-0 4, J. Sather 0 2-2 2, Tollefson 1 0-0 2, Pembertson 1 0-0 2. Totals 28 4-7 62.

ROTHSAY: Watterud 1 0-0 2, Rudh 2 1-4 5, Jorgenson 1 0-0 2, Hanneman 3 6-13 12, Aaberg 7 5-7 19, Melkert 3 1-2 8, Johnson 0 2-2 2. Totals 17 15-28 50.

Half: NCE 29, R 16. 3-point goals: Hellerud, Taylor Bennefeld, Melkert. Total fouls: NCE 18, R 9. Rebounds: NCE 31 (three tied with 4), R 31 (Aaberg 12). Assists: NCE 13 (Tyler Bennefeld 6), R 7 (Wellnitz 2). Steals: NCE 10 (Liebl 4), R 8 (Aaberg 3). Turnovers: NCE 13, R 20.


Lake-Park Audubon vs. Wheaton canceled

Tuesday’s game between Lake Park-Audubon and Wheaton was canceled due to poor weather conditions.