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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Streeter boys roll over Thunder, win 12th straight

Matthew Moritz hit six three-pointers Friday night and finished with 24 points as the Mainstreeter boys’ basketball team won their 12th game in a row, beating section rival Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 65-42 in front of a packed gym.
Both teams traded baskets through much of the first half. Trailing 19-17 Moritz hit back to back threes on consecutive trips down the floor to give the Streeters much-needed momentum. Moritz capped off the Streeter scoring when he drew a foul and sank two free throws as Sauk escaped into the locker room with a 25-23 lead despite a semi-slow start.
Carter Kranz also had some key baskets for the Streeters in the first half as they tried to penetrate the Thunder’s patented 2-3 zone defense. Kranz made some good baseline plays to keep the ball alive and was strong to the hoop.
Early in the second half Kranz and Austin Nelson both hit key three-pointers early. After Moritz’s success in the first half from long range, there was no doubt the Thunder weren’t going to leave him open. After Tanner Schmiesing opened the second half with a basket the Thunder responded to make it 27-25. That’s when Nelson was left open at the top of the key where he swished his first hoop of the night. Sauk took a 32-27 lead on a basket by Cole Neubert and then Kranz nailed a three from the wing for a 35-27 lead. It was Kranz’s basket that swung the pendulum heavily in Sauk’s favor. Nelson scored on the next trip down and then after a Thunder basket Sauk rallied off 14 unanswered points. Nelson, Neubert and Schmiesing all scored and then Moritz got back into the mix with consecutive three-pointers. Shariff Silas capped off the 14-0 run with a pair of free throws.
Sauk’s balanced attack was too much, even for the stingy Thunder zone defense.
Sauk coasted the rest of the way, doing the job on both ends of the floor.
Neubert and Kranz finished with 10 points each and Nelson had seven.
The win gives teh Streeters a 19-4 overall record and a 9-2 mark against section opponents. Curently their QRF, a formula used to rank section teams, trails Melrose for the No. 1 seed in the sub-section. Their remaining games could play a big role in how the sub-section seedings end up. Sauk Centre will play Staples-Motley next Tuesday in Staples and then host Holdingford in their season finale on Feb. 20. Melrose will finish up with Osakis, Albany and ACGC. Sub-section playoffs begin Feb. 26 for the Mainstreeters.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Streeter girls win 18th in a row: Mauren Thiesen earns 1,000th point

The Sauk Centre girls stayed on the winning track with big win over Staples-Motley on Friday night in Sauk Centre. Sauk beat the Cardinals, a section rival and a team they will likely face again in the playoffs, 61-49.
Once again Madi Greenwaldt had the hot hand, scoring 15 points and hitting two big three-pointers. Freshman guard Maesyn Thiesen led the team with 17 points. Big sister Mauren Thiesen reached a career milestone with a baseline jumper early in the first half for her 1,000th point. You can read about her accomplishment in next week's Herald.
The Streeters are now 20-1 and have won 18 games in a row.
They will host Minnewaska next Thursday.

Streeter boys keep on rolling

The Sauk Centre boys' basketball squad won their eighth game in a row with a 71-53 win over Montevideo Friday night in Montevideo. Matthew Moritz netted 25 points to lead the Mainstreeters, who now sport a 12-2 conference mark and a 16-4 overall record.
They will face first-place Melrose (11-0, 20-2) on Tuesday in Sauk Centre.
The Dutchmen defeated Sauk Centre in Melrose 67-53 on Dec. 12. You won't want to miss this game as the two teams have a heated rivalry and section seeding and the battle for the conference crowd is on the line. If you go, get their early. Its going to be a great atmosphere with two very good basketball teams going against each other. The junior varsity game started at 6 p.m. and the varsity game will follow at approximately 7:30.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Basketball teams win

At Paynesville, the Sauk Centre boys' basketball team beat the Bulldogs 74-63 to climb over .500 at 4-3. Their next game is at home on Monday against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (2-4 overall, 1-3 Central Minnesota Conference).

At home, the Sauk Centre girls' basketball team clobbered Paynesville Area 71-38 to improve to 6-1 overall. Their next game is in the opener of the Pierz tournament on Dec. 29 against Crosby-Ironton.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fusion win Morris triangular, North Stars win

The Melrose-Sauk Centre Fusion boys' swimming and diving team took first place in a triangular at the University of Minnesota-Morris on Thursday night. Taking second was Perham, while host Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta was third.

At Grove City, the Sauk Centre-Melrose wrestling team lost to state-ranked Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City by a 42-25 score. They take a 4-2 record into the Christmas break.

At the Benson Civic Arena, the Prairie Centre Area North Stars won their second game in a row by defeating Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta/Benson Area 6-2. MA/CA/BA falls to 2-8 with the loss. Next for the North Stars is a road game Tuesday, Dec. 30 at Breckenridge against Breckenridge/Wahpeton. The Blades are 1-5.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

North Stars earn first win!

It took nine games, but the Prairie Centre North Stars got their first win of the 2014-15 campaign with a 6-2 win over Redwood Valley.
Adam Froseth scored twice, Andrew Danielson added a goal and Emil Lindfors also scored to help lead the Stars to the win. More in this week's SC Herald.

Here are a few photos from tonight's win:

Streeters dominate Dutchmen

The Sauk Centre girls basketball team more than doubled up on Melrose tonight with a 71-34 win. Sauk shot the ball 77 times compared to Melrose's 39 times. They dominated in every facet of the game, outrebounding the Lady Dutchmen 41-24. The win improves the Streeters to 5-1 on the season.
The lone bright spot for the Lady Dutchmen was Emily Goerdt's second basket of the game that made her the school's all-time leading scorer, passing Jan Niehaus' total of 1,077.

Here are some images from tonight's contest: