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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sauer helps Warriors improve to 7-0

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

WILLMAR — Jack Sauer scored 22 points for the unbeaten Brainerd Warriors in a 70-64 win over the Willmar Cardinals in a Central Lakes Conference game Tuesday night.

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The Warriors lead the Central Lakes Conference with a 4-0 record and improved to 7-0 overall.

“It was a hard-fought game, a physical game, as it always is with Willmar,” said Warriors head coach Scott Stanfield. “We battled it out to get tied at the half.

“We got down by 12 with seven minutes left in the game, but after a timeout they took it upon themselves to finish it out and climb back and with three minutes left, we took the lead and never gave it back and ended the game with an 18-2 run.”

Marcus Comstock added 17 points and 10 rebounds and Jacob Blong scored 12 points for Brainerd.

Willmar 38 26 — 64

Brainerd 38 32 — 70

WILLMAR

Joe Leuze 9, Jordan Geurtz 4, Sean Zuidema 5, Cody Magnuson 6, Kyler Johnson 20, Austin Rambow 20. FG 23-67 (34 percent), FT 9-18 (50 percent). 3-point 9-28 (32 percent).

BRAINERD

Tony Sauer 2, Jack Sauer 22, Taylor Huber 2, Jacob Blong 12, Marcus Comstock 17, Ian Haug 6, Chris Bowman 2, Jagar Hanson 7. FG 23-53 (43 percent), FT 13-22 (59 percent). 3-point 11-30 (37 percent). Conference: 4-0. Overall: 7-0. Next: at Little Falls 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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