NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer's suffocating defense limited Minnewaska Area to its worst shooting night of the season in a 42-29 West Central North Conference victory Tuesday night. The Wildcats (10-2, 19-4) won their seventh straight game, while stopping the four-game winning streak of Minnewaska (5-6, 11-7). Despite shooting only 30 percent for the game, NLS maintained the lead throughout. Minnewaska (5-6, 11-7) shot 27 percent from the field. The fewest points the Lakers scored this season was 40. Renae Henjum led NLS with 14 points, seven rebounds and nine blocked shots.
GROVE CITY -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City had the answer to Lac qui Parle Valley's late shooting heroics, edging the Eagles 56-55 to force a tie in the West Central South girls basketball race Tuesday. With the Falcons (8-2, 12-9) leading 54-52, LQPV (8-2, 13-7) caught a break when Mindy Clark pulled down an offensive rebound and sank a three-pointer with 16 seconds left. ACGC responded with a Brittany Smith five-footer with 3.6 seconds left to retake the lead. Miranda Hopp sealed the victory by stealing the inbounds pass. Smith scored a game-high 20 points for the Falcons.
DAWSON-BOYD -- Dawson-Boyd got off to great start in the first half, but couldn't carry it over to the last 18 minutes, losing to Lakeview 38-33 in Camden North girls basketball action Tuesday. The Blackjacks (10-5, 11-7) fell to second place in the league, while Lakeview (10-4, 13-8) takes control of the race by one game.
PRINSBURG -- MACCRAY kept pace in the Camden North Conference boys basketball race, one-half game behind Lakeview, after topping Central Minnesota Christian 77-62 Tuesday. The Wolverines (9-3, 11-5) got 26 points from Zach Thissen, including four 3-pointers. Justin Koenen was one rebound away from a triple-double, recording 15 points, 13 assists and nine boards. Ben Perry added 18 points and Brock Madsen followed with 10. Andy Groen led three CMCS (1-12, 1-16) players in double figures with 17 points.
Boys Basketball Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 63, Renville County West 52 MACCRAY 77, Central Minnesota Christian 62 Redwood Valley 74, Waseca 49 Litchfield 47, Delano 36 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 54, St.
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Minnesota West at Worthington, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Minnesota West at Worthington, 8 p.m.
LITCHFIELD -- New London-Spicer captured three of the top four all-around spots to beat Litchfield 138.975-131.05 in non-conference gymnastics action Tuesday. Jacki Imdieke led the way for the Wildcats, winning the all-around with a 35.525.
COLLEGEVILLE -- The Ridgewater wrestling team capped its regular season with a 35-6 win over St. John's Tuesday. The Warriors next head to the Region XII Qualifier in Worthington on Sunday. "The guys wrestled well. We hope it continues into regions this weekend," said Ridgewater coach Jesse Nelson. Ridgewater lost just two matches, both by decision. Chad Listul at 149 pounds and Brent Mason at 197 won their respective matches by fall. Ridgewater 35, St.
WILLMAR -- Fergus Falls took its turn drilling the Willmar Cardinals on Tuesday night at the Civic Center. The Otters gave up the first goal before scoring 10 straight to rout Willmar 10-1 in boys Central Lakes Conference hockey action. Cody Koski had a hat trick and Cody Peck added two goals and three assists. Joel Schendel got Willmar out front 1-0 at 4;38 of the first period with Mitch Schneider and Andrew Kleven getting assists. But the Otters answered with goals 16 seconds apart by T.J. Guastad and Koski at 8:12 and 8:26.
LITCHFIELD -- Behind a balanced attack that saw only one player score in double figures, Litchfield overcame a poor shooting performance to upend Delano 47-36 in the Wright County Conference Tuesday. The Dragons, led by Kent Johnson's 10 points, were only 17-for-59 (29 percent) from the field. The Tigers weren't any better at 25 percent (15-for-61). The Dragons (5-5, 7-11) owned the lead for the entire game and had a 43-24 advantage on the boards.