KMS eliminated by BBE after topping Upsala in 5A opener

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Morgan Lesteberg sets up the offense for the Saints during a game in Benson this season.  In the background is coach Justin Johnson and other members of the KMS team.

The KMS girls basketball snapped a three-game losing skid with a 44-42 overtime victory at Upsala in the opening round of the Section 5A Girls Basketball Tournament.  The Saints were seeded fifth in their half of the section, while Upsala was seeded fourth.

The win advanced the Saints to the quarterfinal round where KMS ended its season with a 41-28 loss to top-seeded BBE.  The Saints led 20-15 at halftime before being outscored 26-8 in the second half.

KMS ended its season with a 13-14 overall record, which included an 8-7 mark within the Camden North Conference.  Lac qui Parle won the Camden North title with a 15-1 record, followed by KMS (8-7), Prinsburg (7-9), Dawson-Boyd (5-10), MACCRAY (5-11), and RCW (0-16).

Minneota-LH went 16-0 to win the Camden South title.

Seniors lost to graduation from this year’s KMS girls basketball team are Katie Krieger, Kourtni Strandberg, Mallory Rudningen, Annika Smith, Emalea Edberg, Madeline Stallings, and Madison Hauge...

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PICTURED: Morgan Lesteberg sets up the offense for the Saints during a game in Benson this season.  In the background is coach Justin Johnson and other members of the KMS team.

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