Area Boys Basketball Wrap: Lake City routs Chatfield

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Lake City exploded on Friday, beating Chatfield 92-53 behind Nathan Heise's 21 points.

Marc Kjos had 20 points, and Zach Bremer had a career-high 19 for the Tigers, who hit 13 3-pointers compared to just two for the Gophers.

Lake City nearly set a school record for points in a game, but the free-throw line ended up being the cause for falling short of the 95 the Tigers scored Feb. 19, 1971. Lake City had 21 foul shots, but hit just 11 of them.

Goodhue 61, Lanesboro 30

Mitchell Hemenway led a balanced Goodhue attack in a 61-30 victory over Lanesboro on Friday.

Hemenway scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, with Mitchell Schrimpf adding 13 points and six boards.

Dawson Evanson did not score, but the Wildcat dished out three assists and came away with four steals in the win.

Z-M 76, K-W 28

Zumbrota-Mazeppa took no prisoners on Friday, thumping Kenyon-Wanamingo 76-28. The Cougars held the Knights to 12 points in the first half, and were up 29 points at the break.

Twelve different players scored for Z-M, led by Isaiah Nolte's 14 points. Zach Hutton had 10 points for the Cougars, followed by Jacob Niebuhr's nine.

Micah Johnson had nine points as K-W's leading scorer, and Tate Erlandson's seven were next. K-W did not have another scorer with more than three points.

Thursday

Lake City 70, Lewiston-Altura 41 

Lake City held Lewiston-Altura to 15 first-half points in an easy 70-41 victory on Thursday.

Marc Kjos had a game-high 23 points for the Tigers, with Zach Bremer adding 17 and Nathan Heise 13. Kjos also had seven assists and four steals, one behind Heise's team-high five. Reid Gastner's six rebounds were Lake City's best.

The Cardinals leading scorer was Ben oevering with nine.

Goodhue 39, Blooming Prairie 34

Sam Opsahl and Mitch Hemenway accounted for 21 of Goodhue's points in a 39-34 victory over Blooming Prairie on Thursday.

The two Wildcats were the only players in double figures, and Opsahl added three assists and seven rebounds.

Karson Vigeland and Kory Rafdal both had eight points for the Awesome Blossoms.

LS-H 45, K-W 38

Kenyon-Wanamingo got the better of LeSueur-Henderson in the second half, but the Knights could not overcome an eight-point halftime deficit in a 45-38 loss on Friday.

Tate Erlandson led all scorers with 17 points, and added four steals and a pair of assists in the loss. Colin Sviggum was next in line for K-W with eight points, followed by Sam Ringham's seven.

The Giants were paced by Mitchell Borchardt's 12 points, and Burke Nesbit's 11.

Tuesday

Zumbrota-Mazeppa 72, Bethlehem Academy 52

Thanks to a 31-point performance from Isaiah Nolte, Zumbrota-Mazeppa picked up a 72-52 non-conference win over Bethlehem Academy on Tuesday.

Nolte was 11 of 14 shooting from 2-point range while also tallying 10 rebounds, two blocks, two steals and two assists. Robvon Jackson and Willy Heitmann each added 11 points, followed by nine points and nine rebounds from Jacob Niebuhr.

WEM 70, Kenyon-Wanamingo 42

Outscored by 18 in the first half, Kenyon-Wanamingo fell to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, 70-42, on Tuesday.

Tate Erlandson was the Knights' top performer, finishing with 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Sam Ringham followed with 10 points, and Colin Sviggum added nine points, all on 3-pointers.

WEM's Bladyn Bertell scored a game-high 26 points while also chipping in with six assists and five rebounds. Teammate Grant McBroom came up with 19 points, six rebounds and four assists.