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Groton Area’s Lane Tietz, center, moves to the basket as Aberdeen Roncalli’s Maddox May, left and Keegan Stewart, far right, defend during a game earlier this season at the Roncalli High School gym. Tietz scored 14 points in a win at Milbank Area Thursday night. Photo by John Davis taken 1/13/2022

MILBANK – A trio of players combined for 46 points to lead Groton to a 66-45 Northeast Conference boys’ basketball win over Milbank Area Thursday night.

Kaden Kurtz and Tate Larson each scored 16 points, while Lane Tietz had 14 to pace the Tigers, who improved to 13-2 on the season.

Wylie Mursu had 13 points to lead a balanced attack for Milbank Area.

GROTON (13-2): Jayden Zak 2 0-0 5, Lane Tietz 5 1-3 14, Kaden Kurtz 6 2-2 16, Jacob Zak 1 3-7 5, Tate Larson 7 1-1 16, Wyatt Hearnen 1 0-0 2, Cole Simon 2 0-2 5, Logan Ringgenberg 0 1-2 1, Teylor Diegel 1 0-0 2. Totals 26-46 8-17 66.

MILBANK AREA (8-8): Stevie Ash 1 0-0 3, Garrett Mertens 4 1-3 9, Bennett Schwenn 3 0-0 7, Wylie Mursu 6 0-0 13, Kellen Hoeke 1 2-2 5, Joe Schulte 3 0-0 7, Isaac Schulte 0 1-2 1. Totals 18-38 4-7 45.

Groton 19 38 49 66

Milbank Area 10 24 32 45

3-point field goals – Jayden Zak, Tietz, Kurtz 2, Larson, Simon; Ash, Schwenn, Mursu, Hoeke, Schulte. Total fouls – Groton 13; Milbank Area 10. Rebounds – Groton 25 (Larson 7); Milbank Area 21 (Mursu 6). Turnovers – Groton 12; Milbank Area 18. Assists – Groton 7 (Jayden Zak 3); Milbank Area 7 (Mertens 3, Schwenn 3). Steals – Groton 18 (Tietz 3, Jacob Zak 3); Milbank Area 10.

Potter County 70, Faulkton 58

POTTER COUNTY (14-1): Cooper Logan 7 1-3 17, Seth Sharp 5 1-1 11, Grant Luikens 11 6-8 31, Drake Bassett 4 2-4 10, Colin Arbach 0 1-2 1. Totals 27-60 13-19 70.

FAULKTON (12-5): Bennett Cassens 5 0-0 15, Ryan Beckler 0 2-2 2, Alex Sorensen 1 0-0 2, Simon Bowar 3 1-4 7, Hunter Niederbaumer 5 0-0 10, Roman DiMaria 1 2-2 4, Layne Cotton 7 1-1 18. Totals 22-63 6-9 58.

Potter County 17 37 51 70

Faulkton 13 26 45 58

3-point field goals – Logan 2, Luikens; Cassens 5, Cotton 3. Total fouls – Potter County 15; Faulkton 18. Rebounds – Potter County 35 (Luikens 14); Faulkton 36 (Niederbaumer 15). Turnovers – Potter County 10; Faulkton 13. Assists – Potter County 3; Faulkton 14 (Bowar 4, Niederbaumer 4). Steals – Potter County 7 (Luikens 3); Faulkton 4.

Northwestern 77, Great Plains Lutheran 48

GREAT PLAINS LUTHERAN (6-10): Ethan Kjenstad 5 0-0 12, Connor Kannas 2 1-4 5, Sam Hansen 6 1-1 14, Myles York 1 1-2 3, Trent Lien 1 0-0 2, Thomas Erickson 0 1-2 1, Alex Heil 3 2-3 9, Gavin Dornbush 1 0-0 2. Totals 19-42 6-12 48.

NORTHWESTERN: (6-11): Samuel Groft 2 0-0 4, Christopher Toennies 3 1-2 7, Rush Larson 2 1-2 6, Jude Ortmeier 6 1-1 13, Quintin Fischbach 6 2-2 18, Ridge Larson 1 0-0 3, Nathan Melius 2 4-4 10, Fatafehi Faonelua 0 1-2 1, Lincoln Woodring 1 0-0 2, Trey Bourelle 0 2-2 2, Reilly Schmitt 1 0-0 2, Jamal Gallego 1 2-4 4, Justin Haven 2 1-1 5. Totals 27-51 15-20 77.

Great Plains Lutheran 8 17 30 48

Northwestern 19 34 60 77

3-point field goals – Kjenstad 2, Hansen, Heil; Rush Larson, Fischbach 4, Ridge Larson, Melius 2. Fouled out – Lien. Total fouls – Great Plains Lutheran 16; Northwestern 15. Rebounds – Great Plains Lutheran 18 (Hansen 6); Northwestern 33 (Ortmeier 6). Turnovers – Great Plains Lutheran 14; Northwestern 9. Assists – Great Plains Lutheran 18 (Kannas 5); Northwestern 27 (Groft 6, Rush Larson 6). Steals – Great Plains Lutheran 5; Northwestern 8.

Waubay-Summit 54, Waverly-South Shore 29

WAVERLY-SOUTH SHORE (2-11): Dan Dalton 2 0-0 5, Troy Kneeland 4 1-2 11, Landon Maag 1 3-6 5, Carter Comes 3 2-2 8, Evan Comes 0 1-1 1, Evan Ekern 1 0-0 2. Totals 10  7-11 29.

WAUBAY-SUMMIT (13-3): J Gulbraa 4 0-2 8, Jackson Wohlleber 0 3-4 3, Damon Opdahl 3 0-0 6, Seth Gaikowski 3 4-6 11, Jonathon Johnston 7 2-2 21, Wyatt Lawrence 1 0-0 2, Brady Lindholm 1 0-0 3. Totals 19-44 9-14 54.

Waverly-South Shore 8 11 22 29

Waubay-Summit 19 29 44 54

3-point field goals – Dalton, Kneeland 2; Gaikowski, Johnston 5, Lindholm. Total fouls – Waverly-South Shore 10; Waubay-Summit 13. Rebounds – Waubay-Summit 23 (Johnston 10). Turnovers – Waubay-Summit 13. Assists – Waubay-Summit 15 (Opdahl 6). Steals – Waubay-Summit 11 (Opdahl 6).

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