MURDOCK — Dawson--Boyd battened down on defense, limiting KMS to 17 second-half points in a 65-54 Camden Conference win on Thursday. Dawson-Boyd's Kaitlyn Willander and Alex Sather both scored 22 points and Sather had 11 rebounds and seven steals. Sydney Bartunek finished with seven points and five rebounds and Avery Bartunek had nine points and four assists.
RICHMOND—The Willmar girls hockey team stayed with River Lakes through the first two periods, only allowing one goal on 26 shots, but River Lakes broke out in the third period and won 5-1 on Tuesday. Sierra Flint scored on a short handed goal in the first period and got the scoring going once again early in the third with another unassisted goal just 1:24 into the period. Alyssa Meed compounded the damage just 16 seconds later with a goal of her own. She scored the next goal as well, making it 4-0 halfway through the third period.
PLYMOUTH — Litchfield had its game going strong from the get-go but ramped it up even more in the second half of a 69-38 win over Providence Academy on Tuesday. The Dragons led by nine at halftime but outscored the Lions 46-24 in the second half. Owen Boerema led the Dragons with 23 points and Carter Wattenhofer had 12. Noah Kreger had 10 points and six steals. Litchfield plays host to Paynesville on Thursday. Litchfield 69, Providence Academy 38 Litchfield....................................... 23 46 — 69
WILLMAR — Cayle Hovland pulled in 16 rebounds and scored 11 points as Willmar moved to 3-2 with a 54-43 win over St. Cloud Apollo on Tuesday in a Central Lakes Conference game at Willmar High School. The Cardinals are 2-0 in the CLC. Heidi Sellmann led Cardinals with 15 points and she was also strong in the paint, grabbing nine rebounds. St. Cloud Apollo's Lariah Washington was the game's leading scorer with 21 points. Willmar 54, SC Apollo 43 SC Apollo (2-3)................. 19 24 — 43
WINTHROP — Payton Diepold's double-double wasn't enough on Monday night as Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart boys basketball team fell to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 63-44. Diepold scored 16 points and added a game-high 11 rebounds but the Thunderbirds proved to have the superior scoring ability. Zach Weber led the game with 20 points for GFW and he was also dominant in the paint, pulling in nine rebounds. BLHS' Trent Weispfennig also hit double-digits with 14 points. GFW 63, BLHS 44 BLHS (0-4)................. 21 23 — 44
NEW ULM — New Ulm jumped on the Willmar Cardinals early and an efficient brand of ball helped the Eagles defeat the Cards 69-54 on Saturday. Meleah Reinhart scored 30 points and Emma Bute scored 11 for the Eagles, who shot 48 percent from the field, hit 10 of 17 3-point shots (59 percent), and had assists on 16 of their 24 baskets.
MADISON — Four players reached double digits in scoring for Central Minnesota Christian School on Friday as they downed Lac qui Parle Valley for the second win of the season. Jaxon Schwitters and Austin Marcus each scored 14 while Matthew Van Eps and Ethan Brouwer each added 10. Isaac Gerdes was Lac qui Parle Valley's leading scorer with eight. CMCS 60, LQPV 25 CMCS (2-0)................. 32 28 — 60 LQPV (2-2)................. 13 12 — 25 CMCS
MORRIS—Morris/Benson Area came out with a strong offense but Crookston proved to be more efficient on Friday night to earn the win. The Storm scored first with a goal from Libby Pendill to lead 1-0 after one period. Crookston broke out in the second, though, scoring five total goals including three to start the frame. Hallie Watzke scored in the second period for the Storm as well but Crookston made it 5-2 before the period was out. Crookston added two in the third period and the Storm answered with a goal from Taryn Picht but it was too late.
GLENWOOD—Morris/Chokio-Alberta had to battle for its first win of the season on Thursday night, staging a second half comeback to win 80-74 in overtime. Minnewaska carried a 40-32 lead going into the locker rooms for their home-opener but the Tiger defense seemed to figure things out in the second half, keeping the Lakers to 27 points. Morris/CA scored 35 of their own to force an extra session in which they outscored the Lakers 13-7 to earn the win.
ST. CLOUD — Willmar's girls basketball team trailed by one at halftime but used a strong defensive effort in the second half to slow down and defeat St. Cloud Tech 53-48 on Thursday night. The Tigers led 31-30 going into the break but Willmar's swarming defense found its rhythm in the second half, holding the Tigers to 17 points. Willmar, on the other hand, scored 23 points to outpace Tech.