WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater Lady Warriors shot a frigid 25 percent from the field and fell to Rochester 59-48 in MCCC Southern Division women's basketball Saturday. The Lady Warriors trailed 31-18 at halftime before playing much tougher in the second half and outscored Rochester 30-28. "We missed too many close-range shots," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "And we struggled again at the free-throw line. But despite that, we were still in the game.
WILLMAR -- Neither David Johnson's 25 points nor Allen Huselid's five 3-pointers could help Ridgewater overcome Rochester's ability to get to the foul line Saturday. The Yellowjackets cashed in on 18-of-25 free throws and outmuscled the Warriors 88-74 in MCCC Southern Division men's basketball action. Johnson turned in a stellar performance with 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting, and pulled down 13 of Ridgewater's 54 rebounds. Huselid knocked down 5-of-11 from three-point range and added 19 points and eight rebounds. Tim Mattern followed with 12 points.
Morris native Brett Winkelman scored 18 points as North Dakota State won its fifth straight men's basketball game, topping Utah Valley State 61-53 on Saturday. Winkelman scored 14 points in the first half for the Bison (13-6). He added 21 points to lead North Dakota State to an 88-58 win over Texas-Pan American on Thursday.
Willmar girls basketball coach Brad Atchison could pick up his 500th career win tonight if the Cardinals can beat Little Falls in a Central Lakes Conference showdown tonight. Willmar (5-6, 8-9) hosts the Flyers (6-5, 9-7) at approximately 7:30 p.m. tonight. The teams will meet again Feb. 9 in Little Falls.
GLENWOOD -- Staples-Motley let the three-pointers fly Saturday, handing Minnewaska a 69-63 loss in non-conference boys basketball action. The teams combined for 50 three-point attempts, with Staples-Motley connecting on 10-of-30. Jordan Riewer sank five 3-pointers and scored 26 points for the Cardinals. Jordan Johnsrud's double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds led the Lakers (7-8). Jon Hoffmann added 12 points and nine boards.
GLENWOOD -- Minnewaska clamped down on Staples-Motley both on the glass and the floor en route to a 79-48 win Saturday. Sara Gregersen paced Minnewaska with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. Emily Roering led all scorers with 17 points, and Ashley Sletten and Erika Olson had 11 each. Amie Chan grabbed 10 boards. Minnewaska 79, Staples-Motley 48 Staples-Motley........................28 20 -- 48 Minnewaska (10-6).................40 39 -- 79 STAPLES-MOTLEY - 16-58 FG (2-6 3-pt); 14-24 FT; 21 rebounds; 26 fouls ...
Boys Basketball Staples-Motley 69, Minnewaska 63 Girls Basketball Springfield 67, Redwood Valley 63 Minnewaska 79, Staples-Motley 48 Boys Hockey Wadena-Deer Creek 6, Willmar 5 Girls Hockey MBA 15, Windom 1 Gymnastics Class A True Team (1) Perham 182.25 (2) New Prague 177.50 (3) Detroit Lakes 176.425 (4) Becker 175.55 (5) Mound 175.425 (6) Monticello 172.175 (7) Pine Island 170.35 (8) New London-Spicer 166.225 (9) Martin County West 165.30 (10) New Ulm 163.125 Swimming Willmar Invite (1) St.
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Osakis, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Little Falls at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Canby at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. Yellow Medicine East vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m.
BENSON -- Morris/Benson Area scored nine goals in the first period and went on to throttle Windom 15-1 Saturday. Katia Vantries scored four times for MBA. Sara Rajewsky assisted on every Vantries score and added three goals of her own. Dani Schultz followed with two goals. MBA 15, Windom 1 Windom...................................0 1 0 -- 1 Morris/Benson (9-9-3).............9 2 4 -- 15 FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Katia Vantries (Sara Rajewsky) 1:29 ... MBA: Vantries (Rajewsky) 3:30 ... MBA: Dani Schultz (Tessa Miller) 4:48 ... MBA: Rajewsky (unassisted) 6:32 ...
NEW PRAGUE -- New London-Spicer placed eighth in the 10-team True Team gymnastics tournament Saturday. The Wildcats recorded 166.225 points. Perham won the title with 182.25 and host New Prague was second with 177.50. The tournament is comprised of the top 10 teams in Class A. There are no individual awards and the scores count only toward a team total.