Augustana guard Alison Adamson was named the North Central Conference's women's basketball player of the week for the second time this season. Adamson, a senior from Willmar, scored 26 points and had eight rebounds in a win over South Dakota. She was also named for the award Jan. 8. The Vikings (9-3, 25-5) host Nebraska-Omaha in the first round of the conference tournament Wednesday.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation has announced a mandatory meeting for teams interested in the seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade summer baseball league. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 12 at Willmar Junior High School, Room 146. For more information phone 231-8492, ext. 7206.
CLARA CITY -- MACCRAY used a torrid first half to get up on Montevideo and then hung on to hand the Thunder Hawks only their third loss, 77-74, Monday night in non-conference boys basketball. The Wolverines made 6-of-9 three-pointers in the first half while shooting 59 percent overall (17 of 29), good for a 44-36 lead at intermission. Led by Eric Brandon, who got 15 of his game-high 22 points in the second half, the Thunder Hawks pulled to within a basket, 76-74, on a Tyler Ray trey with 20 seconds left.
BROOTEN -- April Hansen, who became Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's all-time leading scorer last week with 1,513 points, surpassed 1,000 rebounds with 14 boards Monday that went with a game-high 19 points in a 68-59 win over Upsala in non-conference girls basketball action. Katie Gruber and Emily Roelike each added 15 points. Roelike also snared 10 rebounds and Heidi Lensing eight. BBE 68, Upsala 59 Upsala (10-12) 23 36 -- 59 BBE (12-12) 30 38 -- 68 UPSALA - 26-65 FG (5-15 3-pt); 2-2 FT; 21 5 rebounds; 17 fouls ...
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Rocori at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Brainerd at Sauk Rapids, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Tech at Little Falls, 7:30 p.m. Fergus Falls at St. Cloud Apollo, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Albany at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Dassel-Cokato at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Eden Valley-Watkins vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. ECHO Charter vs.
Boys Basketball MACCRAY 77, Montevideo 74 Benson 78, Chokio-Alberta 53 LQPV 75, Dawson-Boyd 63 Hancock 64, BBE 57 Morris 61, Minnewaska 49 ACGC 76, BOLD 59 Girls Basketball BBE 68, Upsala 59 Section 3A-North Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 71, Lincoln County 59 Dawson-Boyd 44, Renville County West 43 Minneota 71, CMCS 41 Lakeview 59, Red Rock Central 38
WILLMAR -- A strong Rochester team knocked Ridgewater College out of the title picture Saturday 53-49 on the Lady Warriors' home court. The Lady Warriors played in the MCCC third-place game for the second year in a row. This time they faced Southern Division rival Minnesota West on Sunday afternoon, losing 64-53. Ridgewater played its best basketball of the year while knocking off MCCC defending champion Itasca in the quarterfinals and then against No.
WILLMAR -- Sonja Ellingson poured in 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, leading Anoka-Ramsey to the MCCC state title with a 51-42 victory over Rochester Sunday at Ridgewater College. Anoka-Ramsey (22-4), which struggled with its shooting the field, led 23-9 at halftime. Amanda Reh added 13 points. Anoka-Ramsey shot just 29 percent from the field, including just 20 percent (3-of-15) from three-point range. But the Golden Rams did cash 14-of-17 free throws, while Rochester hit 6-of-9.
The Willmar girls basketball team, currently riding a five-game winning streak into postseason, are the No. 1 seed in the Section 8AAA-South and will host Rocori at 7 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals. Detroit Lakes is the No. 1 seed in the north half and host Park Rapids in its first game. If Willmar wins, it would play either Perham or Thief River Falls on March 3 at 6 p.m. in St. Cloud. The final is slated for March 9 at St John's University in Collegeville.
ROCHESTER -- Jarret Hall finished third in the 165-pound division at the NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament Saturday by going 6-1 to lead a group of three Ridgewater College wrestlers that earned All-America status. Brandon Schunk, a 133-pound freshman from Wabasso, placed seventh and Justin Turek, a 149-pound sophomore from New Prague, finished eighth to also gain All-America honors. Hall, a sophomore from Greenbush, won his first two matches before getting pinned by eventual runner-up Chris Wade to drop down to wrestlebacks.