Girls Basketball Section 5A-South FINAL TODAY At Minnewaska Area High School Hancock vs. Osakis-Ortonville winner, 8 p.m. Section 3AA-North FINAL TODAY At Granite Falls Montevideo vs. Lac qui Parle Valley, 7 p.m. Section 5AA-South SEMIFINALS TODAY At Dassel-Cokato High School Eden Valley-Watkins vs. St. Cloud Cathedral, 7:45 p.m. New London-Spicer vs. Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball Section 5A-South Hancock 64, KMS 53 Section 6AA-South Sauk Centre 50, Minnewaska 44 Boys Basketball Paynesville 87, ACGC 70 Section 3AA-South Redwood Valley 73, TMB 46 Section 3A-North Lakeview 79, CMCS 65 Lincoln 71, Dawson-Boyd 55
ST. CLOUD -- A furious second-half rally fell short for Willmar and the Cardinals were ousted by Perham 63-53 in the Section 8AAA semifinals Saturday. Willmar (15-11) fell behind 39-17 at halftime before pulling within five points with around eight minutes left in the game. "You have to give the girls credit for an inspired second half," said Willmar coach Brad Atchison. "They could have quit, but they never did.
MARSHALL -- Being the underdog has really suited the Dawson-Boyd girls basketball team lately. For a third straight game, the Blackjacks (17-8) knocked off a higher-seeded opponent, beating No. 2 Minneota 55-51 in the Section 3A-North final Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University. Dawson-Boyd, the No. 4-seed in the North, will face Fulda, the South's second seed, for the Section 3A championship at 5 p.m.
NEW LONDON -- A strong second half helped the New London-Spicer girls basketball team pull away from Maple Lake in their Section 5AA-South quarterfinal game Saturday. Renae Henjum scored 23 points and hooked 14 rebounds to lead NLS. Jenn Wendlandt added 11 points and Cassie Ziemer 10. NLS 55, Maple Lake 40 Maple Lake (11-16) 21 19 -- 40 New London-Spicer (21-6) 25 30 -- 55 MAPLE LAKE - 17-45 FG (3-7 3-pt); 3-7 FT; 26 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Ceta Huttner 8, Laura Dombrouski 6, Sarah Latour 10, Rachel Stegeman 2, Andrea Rachel 6, Lynn Plaggermann 2, Molly Schaufler 6 ...
MORRIS -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and Hancock will meet for a second time this season after each coasted to victories in the Section 5A-South semifinals Saturday. Hancock beat KMS 64-49 on Jan. 25. KMS 80, Upsala 51 (At Morris) -- The Fighting Saints (15-10) shot 61 percent from the floor and held a 46-24 lead at halftime. Esther Peterson led KMS with 24 points and nine boards. She was 12 of 15 from the field. Patina Queenan followed with 19 points.
MINNEAPOLIS -- After two days of weather-enforced video games, hotel-room television and lastly, a visit to the Mall of America, the Willmar Cardinals had energy to spare for the abbreviated Class A boys swim meet on Saturday. The Cardinals won two third-place relay medals and finished 10th overall. Both medal-earning efforts came from the same freestyle foursome of Jackson Roberts, Matt Fuglestad, Andrew Nicklawsky and Andy Johnson. Willmar beat an advancing snowstorm to Minneapolis by leaving on Wednesday afternoon. The weather front moved into Minneapolis in the evening.
MADISON -- Taylor Witt scored a school-record 47 points and Morris outlasted Lac qui Parle Valley 91-86 in double overtime in the Section 3AA-North boys basketball quarterfinals on Saturday. Morris led 69-66 on a pair of free throws by Lincoln Arnold with 12 seconds left. But LQPV's Adam Paulson banked in a three-point shot from 25 feet to beat the buzzer and send the game into overtime. Again, Morris led by three at 80-77 in overtime.
Girls Basketball Section 5A-South SEMIFINALS At Minnewaska Area High School Hancock vs. KMS, 6 p.m. Osakis vs. Ortonville, 7:30 p.m. Section 5AA-North SEMIFINALS At Howard Lake Norwood Young America vs. Delano, 6:30 p.m. Mayer Lutheran vs. Watertown-Mayer, 8 p.m. Section 6AA-South SEMIFINALS At St. John's University, Collegeville Albany vs. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 7 p.m. Sauk Centre vs. Minnewaska, 8:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Section 3A-North QUARTERFINALS At Southwest Minnesota St., Marshall 1. CMCS vs. Lakeview, 1 p.m. 2. Red Rock Central vs.
Girls Basketball Section 3A-North Dawson-Boyd 55, Minneota 51 Section 5A-South KMS 80, Upsala 51 Hancock 64, Wheaton 42 Section 3AA-North Montevideo 66, West Central 59 Section 5AA-North Delano 53, ACGC 38 Section 5AA-South NLS 55, Maple Lake 40 SC Cathedral 74, BBE 57 HLWW 74, Paynesville 51 Section 6AA-South Minnewaska 62, Holdingford 42 Section 8AAA Perham 63, Willmar 53 Boys Basketball Section 3A-North Dawson-Boyd 108, ECHO 16 CMCS 83, Wabasso 79 Minneota 84, RCW 75 Section 3AA-North Morris 91, LQPV 86, 2 OT West Central 72, YME 67 Benson 79, MACCRAY