KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg dominated the boards and had three players score in double figures en route to a 68-51 win over Central Minnesota Christian in Camden North boys basketball action Monday. The game was a weather make-up for Dec. 21. The same two teams meet next week (Feb. 1) at Prinsburg. The Fighting Saints pulled down 45 rebounds, led by Cole Berget's 10. He added 10 points for a double-double. Justin Johnson led the team with 16 points and Taylor Freetly added 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Schwitters tallied a game-high 19 points for the Bluejays (0-8, 0-12).
BENSON -- In the fading minutes, the Benson Braves made their shots count to repulse Dawson-Boyd 56-53 in a non-conference girls basketball tilt on Monday. Emily Ness hit Benson's only three-pointer of the game for a four-point spread. After the Blackjacks closed to within one, Keri Mikkelson followed with two free throws -- her only points of the game -- for the final three-point advantage. A Blackjack last-second shot to tie went off the rim. Benson's Brittany Holm led all scorers with 20 points, plus eight rebounds.
PAYNESVILLE -- Central Lakes Conference-leading Alexandria scored in every period and led 3-0 en route to a 5-1 win over River Lakes Monday. Jenn Paul scored on a power play midway through the second period for River Lakes (6-6, 8-11-1). Tracy Skluzacek earned 24 saves in goal. Alexandria 5, River Lakes 1 Alexandria (12-0, 19-1) 1 2 2 -- 5 River Lakes (6-6, 8-11-1) 0 0 1 -- 1 FIRST PERIOD - Alex: Abby Nelson (Ashley Holmes, Megan Trenne) 4:49 SECOND PERIOD - Alex: Nikki Ecklund (Allyson Nielson, Danielle Manthei) 11:34 ...
Late results Saturday Staples-Motley Duals Josh Nelson went 3-0 in three matches at 112-119 pounds and Eric Goette won both of his matches at 130 for Morris/Hancock, which finished seventh. Team scores Perham 53, Morris/Hancock 12 Fertile-Beltrami 45, Morris/Hancock 28 (Seventh place) Morris/Hancock 39, Hawley 36 How area wrestlers fared Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls) Morris/Hancock 103: Tim Ostby 2-1 (1) ... 112-119: Josh Nelson 3-0 (1) ... 125: Wade Feuchtenberger 2-0 ... 125-130: Eric Goette 2-0 (1) ... 130-135: Travis Thooft 2-1 ... 135-140: Tanner Berning 2-1 (1) ...
Willmar Youth Sports will generally run on Tuesday's throughout the year. Results must be submitted by e-mail or fax by 10 p.m. Sunday night to be included in that week's report. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 320-235-6769. Team photos are accepted only if a team wins a tournament and only with prior approval first. For questions, call Scott Thoma at 320-214-4332. Youth Basketball Jan.
Boys Basketball CAMDEN Tracy-Milroy-Balaton vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln County vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 7:30 p.m. Minneota vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 7:30 p.m. Canby vs. Renville County West at Renville, 7:30 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Mound-Westonka at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. TOMAHAWK Minnesota Valley Lutheran at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 7:30 p.m. PHEASANT Chokio-Alberta at Hancock, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Norwood Young America vs. BOLD at Bird Island, 7:30 p.m. Paynesville at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball KMS 68, CMCS 51 Lincoln County 58, Dawson-Boyd 50 ACGC 95, Delano 76 Girls Basketball Benson 56, Dawson 53 Hancock 72, Parkers Prairie 42 BBE 55, Osakis 53 Girls Hockey Alexandria 5, River Lakes 1
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Drew Larson, Brandon Rieckman and Trent Molacek all won invididuals titles Saturday at the Eden Prairie Invite, helping Willmar place second among eight teams. Larson won the 145-pound title, Rieckman the 160-pound crown and Molacek prevailed at 171. Adam Kremer was second at 285, while Erik Borgos at 119, Nick Braun at 125, Nick Dahlke at 135, and Marshal Swoyer at 189 all placed third. Eden Prairie won the title with 217.5 points, while Willmar amassed 176.5. "We wrestled very well," said Willmar coach Tom Beyer.
SPICER -- Kyle Schmidt, a junior at Hutchinson, and his father, Jeff Schmidt, a teacher/running coach at the same school, finished 1-2 in the men's division of the Frosty 5k Run/Walk this past weekend in Spicer. Kyle, who spoiled the Willmar boys cross country team's chance at a perfect score by finishing fifth in the Section 2AAA meet at Crown College in St. Bonafacius this past fall, came in first in a time of 17:54.
NLS turns back ACGC, 53-40 GROVE CITY -- New London-Spicer shot just under 50 percent from the field and never trailed Saturday en route to upending Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 53-40 in a non-conference game Saturday. New London-Spicer, which owned a 28-22 lead at halftime, saw their lead shrink to three at one point in the second half, but the Wildcats went 7-for-9 at the free-throw line in the half to seal the win.