ALEXANDRIA -- Kathryn DelZoppo scored three goals and had an assist to lead Alexandria to the Section 6A finals with a 5-1 win over Willmar Tuesday. Willmar, which ends the season with a 9-17 record, lost to Alexandria 8-0 on Dec. 19 and 6-0 on Jan. 30. Alexandria has won three straight section titles. DelZoppo scored the first three goals for Alexandria (24-2), including the first two of the game. Willmar answered with Ashley Hutton's goal in the first period to cut the lead to 2-1.
Late result Tuesday Central Lakes Little Falls 9, River Lakes 1 Little Falls' Jared Festler scored four goals as the Flyers (14-1, 22-3) wrapped up the regular season. Josh Engquist scored the only goal for the Stars (1-12-1, 4-19-1) on an assist from Alex Naujokas. Brian Skluzacek made 39 stops in the River Lakes' net. Little Falls (14-1, 22-3) 2 4 3 -- 9 River Lakes (1-12-1, 4-19-1) 0 0 1 -- 1 FIRST PERIOD - LF: Lukas Jorgensen (Beau Hanowski, Jared Festler) 6:59 ... LF: Ben Hanowski (unassisted) 9:48 SECOND PERIOD - LF: Festler (Ben Hanowski) 2:08 ...
Late result Tuesday West Central North Sauk Centre 76, Minnewaska 57 Jon Hoffmann scored 13 points and had five assists to lead the Lakers. Jordan Hendricks added 11 points for the Lakers (6-5, 9-9). Brent Egan tallied a game-high 30 points for the Mainstreeters (6-4, 11-6). Greg Welle added 15 points, all on three-pointers. Minnewaska (6-5, 9-9) 23 34 -- 57 Sauk Centre (6-4, 11-6) 34 42 -- 76 MINNEWASKA - 21-49 FG (6-15 3-pt); 9-19 FT; 20 rebounds; 19 fouls ...
Late results Tuesday Section 5A Quarterfinals Paynesville 48, Trinity 20 Paynesville advanced to the semifinals Friday against Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted at 6 p.m. in Grove City. The final will follow.
Boys Basketball WRIGHT COUNTY Litchfield at Watertown-Mayer, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Dawson-Boyd vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Canby vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Ortonville vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 7:30 p.m. Upsala vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 7:30 p.m. Hancock at Underwood, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball CENTRAL LAKES St. Cloud Apollo at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Alexandria at Little Falls, 7:30 p.m. Fergus Falls at St.
Women's Basketball MSCTC-Fergus Falls 67, Ridgewater 52 Men's Basketball Fergus Falls 76, Ridgewater 66
The top-seeded Alexandria girls' hockey team defeated Willmar 5-1 Tuesday in the Section 6A girls hockey semifinal game. The fourth-seeded Willmar Cardinals finished the season with a 9-17 record No further game details are yet available as the coach's report has not been received.
WILLMAR -- Shooting 50 percent from the floor and posting a better than two-to-one advantage in rebounds, the Willmar Cardinals dispatched the Fergus Falls Otters in workmanlike fashion 57-36 Tuesday night in Central Lakes Conference boys basketball. "We didn't play a good first half but it wasn't for lack of effort, it's just that the shots weren't falling," said coach Steve Grove of the Cardinals' 22-16 halftime lead.
MADISON -- Senior guard Adam Paulson drained 9-of-15 three-pointers and finished with a game-high 36 points as Lac qui Parle Valley handed Montevideo a 71-65 setback in West Central South Conference boys basketball Tuesday night. The loss halted a 13-game winning streak for the Thunder Hawks (9-1, 17-2) and prevented them from clinching the conference title outright. LQPV (8-2, 14-4) now trails Montevideo by one game with two games remaining, Montevideo beat LQPV 79-54 in the team's first meeing Jan.
A bomb threat Tuesday morning at Sauk Rapids High School forced the evacuation of 1,300 students and also postponed the boys' hockey match against Willmar. Willmar was slated to host the Storm in a Central Lakes Conference game. No make-up date has been announced yet.