The Sting boys had a non-conference game against Paynesville Friday night. The Bulldogs managed a few points, throughout the half. YME has been focusing on defense in practice, and it came across on the scoreboard. At halftime the Sting lead 28-16. Paynesville broke through and scored more in the second half. The Sting had plenty of their own offense to hold the lead. Bennet Knapper scored three 3 point shots. Three Sting players scored in double digits. The final score was a YME victory 55-44. Knapper lead with 14 points, followed by Trent Skjefte with 11, and Carter Sneller with 10.

Halftime Score YME 28 Paynesville 16

Final Score YME 55 Paynesville 44

Yellow Medicine East

Points: Nicky Lindstrom 5, Cole Richter 3, Bennet Knapper 14, Carter Sneller 10, Jahrell Ischmon 6, Trent Skjefte 11, Dalton Anderson 6

3 point shots: Knapper 3, Sneller 1

Free Throws: Lindstrom 1, Richter 1, Knapper 3, Sneller 3, Ischmon 2, Skjefte 1

Blocks: Peterson 1

Rebounds: Lindstrom 8, Richter 4, Knapper 2, Sneller 8, Peterson 1, Ischmon 2, Skjefte 9, Anderson 6

Steals: Lindstrom 2, Richter 1, Knapper 1, Ischmon 2

Paynesville

Points: Levi Bast 5, Caden Spanier 2, Sam Oehrline 10, Max Weidner 3, Spencer Imholte 5, Carter Wessel 6, Michael Schlangen 4, Brenden Uhlenkamp 3, Jared Campbell 6

3 point shots: Bast 3, Weidner 1, Wessel 1

Free Throws: Spanier 2, Oehrline 2, Imholte 1, Wessel 3, Uhlenkamp 1

Blocks: Uhlenkamp 1 Rebounds: Bast 5, Spanier 5, Oehrline 3, Weidner 4, Imholte 1, Wessel 1, Schlangen 3, Uhlenkamp 9, Campbell 4

Steals: Ossendorf 1