Saints win 3A opener, but fall to RCW in next round

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Alex Call (2) set ups the offense for KMS, which had won five-straight games before losing to RCW in the second round of the Section 5A Tourney.  Call led the Saints with 22 points.

The KMS boys basketball team won its first playoff game over Wabasso, Thursday night, but the Saints had their season end two nights later with a 59-51 loss to Renville County West in the sub-section quarterfinals, Saturday at Montevideo.

KMS ended the season with a 14-11 overall record, which included a 9-6 mark within the Camden North Conference.  The Saints also played their regular-season finale last Tuesday night, beating ACGC, 76-67.

Seniors lost to graduation from this year’s team are Regan Carlson, Weston Gjerde, Kolby Lindquist, David Finberg, Ethan Hauge, and Noah Thorson.  “It will be hard to lose this group of seniors because they were a very big reason that our basketball program has made a big turn for the better,” coach Matt Fragodt said.  “They were very competitive throughout their careers and most have been playing or dressing for varsity for at least three years.

“We have spent a lot of time together and it has been really hard for me to realize they won’t be here next season.  We will miss their dedication, talent, and leadership.”...

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PICTURED: Alex Call (2) set ups the offense for KMS, which had won five-straight games before losing to RCW in the second round of the Section 5A Tourney.  Call led the Saints with 22 points.

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