Result Thursday Non-Conference Morris/Chok.-Alb. 62, Wheaton/Herm.-Nor. 41 Kelsey Draper and Jasmine Henrich led 12 Tiger scorers with 10 points each. Morris/CA (10-6)..................31 31 -- 62 Wheaton/HN (2-13)..............18 23 -- 41 MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 20-55 FG (3-11 3-pt); 19-28 FT; 45 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Stef Stroebel 1, Rachel Stroebel 8, Megan Dierks 2, Mackenzie Kontz 3, Britney Greenwaldt 6, Heather Gagner 8, Brittany Nelson 6, Steph Lieneman 2, Sara Beyer 2, Courtney Johnson 4, Kelsey Draper 10, Jasmine Henrich 10 ... 3-point shots: Kontz 1, Gagner 2 ...
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at St. Cloud Tech, 7:30 p.m. Alexandria at Fergus Falls, 7:30 p.m. Brainerd at Sartell, 7:30 p.m. Sauk Rapids at Rocori, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Apollo at Little Falls, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Lac qui Parle Valley vs. BOLD at Bird Island, 7:30 p.m. Morris vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Albany at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. New London-Spicer at Sauk Centre, 7:30 p.m. Melrose at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. St.
Boys Basketball MACCRAY 75, Dawson-Boyd 66 Orono 71, Litchfield 44 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 68, Central Minnesota Christian 54 Lakeview 78, Renville County West 60 Benson 83, Ortonville 67 Girls Basketball Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 54, Maple Lake 48 Lac qui Parle Valley 80, Yellow Medicine East 54 Benson 49, BOLD 27 Montevideo 58, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 48 Brainerd 60, Willmar 58 Litchfield 63, Orono 53 New London-Spicer 46, Sauk Centre 39 Morris/Chokio-Alberta 62, Wheaton 41 Girls Hockey Willmar 11, Little Falls 5 River Lakes 3, Alexandria 2 Sartell/Sa
Three boys basketball teams and one girls team from the area are ranked in the current Minnesota Basketball News state polls. Montevideo (14-1), which debut at No. 10 in Class AA last week, moved up to No. 5 while Redwood Valley (15-1) remained at No. 8. In Class AAA, Willmar (14-3) moved up two spots to No. 7. The area's only girls team, Hancock (17-1), remained No. 5 in Class A.
The Willmar Cardinals girls' basketball team plays at Brainerd tonight in a Central Lakes Conference game. The Cardinals (6-6, 9-9) are coming off an impressive 61-35 win over Little Falls Monday night in which Brad Atchison became only the fourth girls basketball coach in the state to record 500-or-more wins. Brainerd (7-4, 10-6), tied for second in the conference, beat Willmar 60-56 in overtime in the first meeting Dec. 9 in Willmar.
The Willmar Cardinals will host Brainerd in a Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving dual meet beginning at 6 p.m. today.
BOYS BASKETBALL CAMDEN NORTH Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. MACCRAY at Dawson-Boyd, 7:30 p.m. Renville County West vs. Lakeview at Cottonwood, 7:30 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Litchifeld at Orono, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Benson at Ortonville, 7:30 p.m. Hancock at Osakis, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Brainerd, 7:30 p.m. Sauk Rapids at Alexandria, 7:30 p.m. Rocori at Fergus Falls, 7:30 p.m. Sartell at Little Falls, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Apollo at St.
NEW LONDON -- Brothers Nathan Nietfeld and Cory Nietfeld combined to score 50 points to help Paynesville take over first place in the West Central North Conference as the Bulldogs upended New London-Spicer 71-56 Tuesday. Paynesville, New London-Spicer and Melrose all have just two losses in the conference, but Paynesville has eight wins to seven for Melrose and six for NLS. The Wildcats led Paynesville for about the first seven minutes, but the Bulldogs fought back and led for the remainder of the game.
MORRIS -- Morris' balanced scoring attack and a great defensive effort led to a 61-45 win over Benson in West Central South Conference boys basketball play Tuesday. Morris avenged a 62-48 loss to Benson on Dec. 12 in Morris. Taylor Witt paced the Tigers (4-3, 7-8) with 15 points and six other players had at least six points. Craig Knochenmus recorded nine points and nine rebounds. Morris' defense held Daniel Fragodt, the area's leading scorer, to 11 points. Jesse Holm led the Braves (4-4, 9-8) with 24 points and six rebounds.
The Ridgewater Warriors wrestling team will host Ellsworth (Iowa) in a junior college dual meet at 7 p.m. tonight. This will be the Warriors' final home meet of the season.