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BELGRADE - Darren Braegelman netted 23 points to lead a group of five players that scored in double figures for Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa as the Jaguars set a school record for most points scored in a 100-69 non-conference win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Saturday. The Jaguars (7-13) shot over 50 percent from the field and outrebounded ACGC (10-8) 41-19. BBE outscored the Falcons 59-41 in the second half after owning a 41-28 lead at halftime. BBE also had Jordan Weller with 17 points, Matt McCleary 15, Andy Hadley 14 and Josh Roelike 11 score in double figures.
CLARA CITY - Hilary Groothuis tossed in 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as MACCRAY edged Pipestone 65-60 in a non-conference game on Saturday. Danielle Goeman chipped in with 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers for the Wolverines (16-6). Christine Condon had nine points, seven assists and three steals. For Pipestone (17-6), Faith Tinklenberg had 16 points, Kelsey Lorenzen 14 and Ashley Weatherly 13. MACCRAY 65, Pipestone 60 Pipestone (17-6) 33 27 - 60 MACCRAY (16-6) 32 33 - 65 PIPESTONE - 22-60 FG (4-17 3 pt); 12-16 FT; 30 rebounds; 21 fouls ...
LONG PRAIRIE - Dana Dierkhising of Melrose won the all-around title and teammate Ashley Wehlage was second as the Dutchmen won their 16th straight West Central Conference gymnastics title Saturday. Melrose amassed 142.075 points and won the meet much easier than expected. New London-Spicer, which scored over 142 recently, was expected to contend. But the Wildcats (136.8) finished third behind Benson/KMS/Lac qui Parle Valley (137.925). Dierkhising won vault, uneven bars and floor exercise and was third on the balance beam to compile a 37.0 all-around score.
BRECKENRIDGE - Lac qui Parle Valley beat Hawley 50-30 to capture fifth place Saturday at the Cowboys Duals. Lac qui Parle Valley fell to Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 63-15 in the opening round and then 49-22 to Browerville/Eagle Valley. Colby Judovsky at 103 pounds and Derek Miller at 275 both went 3-0 for the Eagles.
ST. CLOUD - Charlie Hamm and Alex Euerle scored goals in the third period and Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato won its third straight game, 2-1 over St. Cloud Cathedral on Saturday. Lucas Johnson made 40 saves in the LDC net. SCC scored in the first period on a goal by Dan Mueller and that lead held up until the third period. Hamm scored at 8:46 on an assist from John Sherman. Euerle scored the game-winner at 11:16 on a power-play goal with an assist going to Mike Dvorak. Litchfield/DC 2, St.
WILLMAR - Wesley Kitt poured in 27 points and hooked 10 rebounds as Ridgewater kept its playoff hopes alive with an 83-69 triumph over Anoka-Ramsey in a men's Minnesota Community College Conference Southern Division showdown Saturday. The teams combined for 18 three-point baskets, each hitting nine. A loss would have knocked the Warriors (4-6, 9-13) out of the playoffs.
The Willmar Cardinals host the Litchfield Dragons in a non-conference girls' basketball game at 7:30 p.m. today at the high school. Willmar (16-4) is riding an eight-game winning streak. Litchfield (17-4) has won five straight games.
(All events 7:30 p.m. approximate start unless noted) Boys Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. BOLD at Bird Island NON-CONFERENCE Hancock at Brandon-Evansville Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Litchfield at Willmar Albany vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City BOLD at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Morris/Chokio-Alberta at West Central Eden Valley-Watkins at Paynesville
The Ridgewater Warriors end their home court season today at 3 p.m., hosting the Anoka-Ramsey Golden Rams (5-5, 12-9). The Warriors (3-6, 8-13) need a win to keep alive any playoff hope. Anoka-Ramsey won the first meeting in Coon Rapids. There is no women's game because Anoka-Ramsey does not have a team this season. The Lady Warriors will host the state tournament Feb. 24-26. Both teams are at Fergus Falls Wednesday.
The Willmar Cardinals compete today at the Central Lakes swimming and diving meet starting at noon at Sauk Rapids High School. St. Cloud Tech is the defending champion but Alexandria, unbeaten in CLC dual meets this season, is favored, followed by Fergus Falls and Brainerd. Willmar took fourth last year.