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Thursday's local sports roundup

Boys basketball

Sacred Heart 81, Red Lake County 39: Jordan Tomkinson led Sacred Heart with 22 points as the Eagles downed Red Lake County on Thursday night in the Minnesota Section 8A tournament.

Tomkinson was one of four Sacred Heart players in double figures.

"We played with high energy and were very strong mentally," said Sacred Heart coach Destry Sterkel. "We let our defense create our offense and we played team basketball."

Boys hockey

Thief River Falls 3, Monticello 0: Thief River Falls will place for fifth place in the Minnesota Class A tournament after the Prowlers downed Monticello in the consolation round of the tournament Thursday afternoon.

Brady Anderson scored twice for Thief River Falls while Tucker Skime netted the third goal as Thief River Falls improved to 17-11-2 overall.

Anderson broke a scoreless tie early in the second period on a one-time blast from the right circle following a crossing pass from senior forward Aaron Myers. About 11 minutes later, Anderson scored again by backhanding in a rebound during a scramble in front of Monticello senior goalie Tyler Klatt.

Skime pushed the lead to 3-0 with 5:35 remaining.

Senior goalie Nick Corneliusen made 32 saves to preserve the shutout for Thief River Falls. Klatt had 24 saves for the Moose (19-9-2).

The Prowlers will meet Mankato East/Loyola in the fifth-place game Saturday morning. Mankato East/Loyola downed Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato 3-2 in the other semifinal.

Men's basketball

College of Idaho 66, Mayville State 50: Nate Bruneel scored 14 points to lead No. 1 seed College of Idaho to a win over No. 8 Mayville State on Thursday in the opening round of the NAIA Division II national tournament at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

Mayville State was led by Garek Droog, a Grafton, N.D. native, who had a game-high 16 points.

The Comets, who were making their first appearance in the national tournament since 2007, only turned the ball over six times but were outrebounded 46-21.

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