Girls Basketball YME 56, BOLD 45 BBE 59, Paynesville 51 Minneota 50, CMCS 47
ROCHESTER -- Ridgewater's defense continued to bail out its struggling offense, holding Rochester to 21 points each half in a 62-42 Minnesota Community College Southern Division women's basketball victory Saturday. The win puts the Lady Warriors (4-2, 13-5) in sole possession of second place in the division behind Minneapolis, which beat Ridgewater Wednesday night in Willmar. "(Rochester is) a good team and they've had great games with Minneapolis, so we must have their number," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl, who's team beat the Yellow Jackets 76-57 Jan. 4 in Willmar.
The gymnastics meet originally scheduled for today between Willmar and New London-Spicer has been moved to Thursday in Willmar. The non-conference meet is schedule to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Elementary School. New London-Spicer scored a team-record 139.85 in a win over Redwood Valley last Friday. The Wildcats are rated No. 10 in Class A.
New London-Spicer competed in the Class A True Team Gymnastics Meet Saturday in New Prague. The Wildcats were 10th in the 10-team meet wom by Perham with 187.1 points. New Prague was second with 181and Detroit Lakes third with 175.275. NLS had 169.025.
University of Minnesota-Duluth junior post Katie Winkelman of Morris scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds Saturday, but the Bulldogs (16-5) fell to St. Cloud State 72-54 at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud. SCSU improved to 19-1. Jackie Carlson, a freshman from Litchfield, had two points and four rebounds for the Huskies.
STAPLES -- Jordan Holte pumped in 38 points to lead Minnewaska Area to a 73-64 victory over winless Staples-Motley in non-conference boys basketball action Saturday. Holte also led the Lakers with four 3-pointers, eight re-bounds and six assists. The Lakers (7-8) trailed 42-41 at halftime, then outscored the Cardinals (0-15) 31-23 in the second half. Ryan Kollman added 17 points and Jordan Johnsrud had six blocks and five steals for the Lakers.
STAPLES -- Kendall Spar tossed in 17 points and Chelsie Einerwold added 14 as Staples-Motley held off Minnewaska Area 44-41 in a non-conference game Saturday. Lindsay Solmonson and Sara Gregorson had 14 points apiece to lead Minnewaska (11-5). Gregerson, Ashley Chan and Shiona Beecher had seven rebounds each. Staples-Motley 44, Minnewaska 41 Minnewaska (11-5) 17 24 -- 41 Staples-Motley 28 16 -- 44 MINNEWASKA AREA - 15-57 FG (6-22 3 pt); 5-8 FT; 25 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Lindsay Solmonson 14, Kaitlin Ilson 6, Ashley Chan 2, Shiona Beecher 5, Sarah Gregerson 14 ...
BENSON -- Morris/Benson Area scored three consecutive power-play goals to put away Windom 6-1 in non-conference boys hockey action Saturday. It was the ninth win in a row for Morris/Benson Area (16-1), which has outscored its opponents 116-27. Mark Conboy, Josh Griffith and Carl Lindblad scored with the man advantage for the Storm. Lindblad also netted a goal in the first period.
COLLEGEVILLE -- Ethan Vogt of Ridgewater placed third at 197 pounds, while Cody Pahan was third at 174 pounds Saturday at the North Country Open on the campus of St. John's University. Michael Barrie was fourth at 133 pounds and teammate Brian Wood was fifth at the same weight. "I thought we wrestled well," said Ridgewater coach Jesse Nelson. "Everyone that competed for us got at least one win. This is the time of the year to turn the corner and I think we're doing that." Pahan, a freshman from Glenwood, went 6-1 on the day. Vogt, a sophomore from Sauk Centre, was 5-1.
BENSON -- Emily Raj-ewsky, Brittany Shar-strom and Dani Staples scored two goals apiece as Morris/Benson routed Windom 8-0 in a girls' hockey game Saturday. Hannah Horecka needed to make only 10 saves to record the shutout. She did not face a shot in the second period. Morris/Benson 8, Windom 0 Windom................................0 0 0 -- 0 Morris/Benson Area (12-8).1 4 3 -- 8 FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Brittany Sharstrom (unassisted), 16:08 SECOND PERIOD - MBA: Emily Rajewsky (Sarah Kolden), 16:44 ... MBA: Dani Staples (Rajewsky), 15:54 ... MBA: Rajewsky (Sharstrom, Kolden), 2:15 ...