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Boys Basketball MACCRAY 81, Yellow Medicine East 73 Cedar Mountain 66, Buffalo Lake-Hector 43 Litchfield 53, Little Falls 51 Morris 57, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 55 Redwood 82, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 71 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 78, Paynesville 52 New London-Spicer 66, Montevideo 55 St.
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Minnesota West at Ridgewater, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Minnesota West at Ridgewater, 8 p.m.
WABASSO -- Pins by Pat LeVasseur at 112 pounds and heavyweight Ben Aaseth propelled BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector to a 35-27 non-conference win over Wabasso Tuesday night. The Warriors (19-4) also got a forfeit and major decisions by Tom Brenner at 119 and Mark Revier at 140.
WILLMAR -- Brandt Haglund's technical fall at 130 pounds kicked off a Willmar rally that concluded with Jake Lefever's pin at heavyweight to cap a 40-27 win in Central Lakes Conference wrestling. The victory was Willmar's eighth in nine CLC matches. The only loss was to Little Falls, the undefeated conference champion. The Cardinals conclude their regular-season schedule on Thursday hosting Litchfield. Willmar trailed 15-6 after four matches. Haglund's fall would start a 7-2 Willmar run. Drew Larson contributed a 24-second pin.
Tomahawk Cedar Mountain 93, Buffalo Lake-Hector 36 Cedar Mountain (12-3, 17-2) scored 55 points in the second half and sank 10 three-pointers. Leah Ashburn scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead BLH (3-11, 5-15). Alyssa Kubesh followed with seven points and nine boards. BL-Hector (3-11, 5-15)........12 24 -- 36 Cedar Mt. (12-3, 17-2)........38 55 -- 93 BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR - 15-61 FG (4-21 3 pt); 4-13 FT; 39 rebounds; 7 fouls ... Scoring: Leah Ashburn 20, Bobbi Jo Deal 2, Alison Benson 4, Karissa Scharmer 1, Nicole Horstman 2, Alyssa Kubesh 7 ...
MADISON -- Lac qui Parle Valley (3-7, 9-11) attempted only 36 shots, but its patience paid off, avenging an earlier West Central South Conference loss to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, this time winning 46-27 Tuesday night. Mindy Clark had 16 points and six steals, and Madeline Gail added 10 points for the Eagles (3-7, 9-11). Brittany Smith had 10 points to lead the Falcons (4-6, 7-12), who opened the game missing their first 20 field goal attempts.
GLENWOOD -- New London-Spicer's Renae Henjum sank a pair of free throws with 1:35 left, giving the Wildcats the lead for good in a 38-37 West Central North Conference win over Minnewaska Area Tuesday night. Minnewaska (7-5, 11-8) had the ball the rest of the way, but missed on two shots that could have won it. Henjum's charity tosses finalized NLS' 25-10 second half, after the Wildcats (10-2, 18-6) trailed 27-13 at halftime. She finished with 23 points. The Wildcats outrebounded Minnewaska 33-21.
The Willmar Cardinals face a must-win game tonight at Fergus Falls to remain in contention in the Central Lakes Conference girls basketball race. Willmar (10-2) and the Otters (9-2) each have two CLC losses and are chasing St. Cloud Tech (11-1). Fergus Falls beat Willmar 42-37 on Dec. 16, but the Cardinals had four players injured at the time. The Otters have won five straight since back-to-back losses to Tech and St. Cloud Apollo. Willmar is riding a six-game win streak.
The cramped Camden North girls standings will get a shake-up tonight with three-games on tap. The key game pits Dawson-Boyd at MACCRAY for the conference lead. Lakeview and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg are also in the hunt. The Saints host Central Minnesota Christian School at Kerkhoven while the Lakers play Renville County West at Renville.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Bolting to a 13-0 lead, the Litchfield Dragons were in control all the way defeating Redwood Valley 83-54 on Monday in non-conference girls basketball. Becky Smith poured in 20 points followed by Emily Davis with 17 and Brittany Euerle with 11 for the Dragons. Litchfield's halftime total -- 53 points on 20-of-33 shooting -- and final output were both season highs. The Dragons' full-court press produced 25 Redwood Valley turnovers, including 15 steals. The Cardinals (6-13) suffered their sixth straight defeat. Thirteen players scored for Redwood Valley on Parents Night.