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Picht has hat trick in Storm's upset win over Luverne

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Picht has hat trick in Storm's upset win over Luverne
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Morris Benson Area upset Luverne and snapped the Cardinals’ nine-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Saturday.

The Storm have won seven of their last eight games and improve to 10-7 overall and 5-3 in Southwest Conference action.

Tanner Picht opened the scoring on assists from Mac Beyer and Gimberlin, then added a second goal to give the Storm a 2-1 lead in the second period on an assist from Andrew Rentz.

Gimberlin put the Storm up 3-1 on assists from Jordan Staples and Taner Gimberlin later in the second. Luverne pulled within a goal early in the third, but Picht iced the final with a hat trick on a short-handed goal in the third.

Storm goalie Kyle Kennedy stopped 19 shots in the net.

Morris Benson 4 Luverne 2

Luverne 1 0 1 — 2

Morris Benson 1 2 1 — 4

FIRST PERIOD – MBA: Tanner Picht (Mac Beyer, Brody Gimberlin) 12:06; L: Jonny Solma (Skyler Wenninger, Travis Frakes) 15:34 SECOND PERIOD – MBA: Picht (Andrew Rentz) 4:31; MBA: B. Gimberlin (Jordan Staples, Taner Gimberlin) 4:58 THIRD PERIOD – L: Logan Norman (Toby Sengvongxay, Chaz Smedsrud) 1:10; MBA: Picht (Staples, Beyer) 16:44 SHGOALIE SAVES – L: Kendall Meyer 21; MBA: Kyle Kennedy