Women's Basketball MSCTC-Fergus Falls 67, Ridgewater 52 Men's Basketball Fergus Falls 76, Ridgewater 66
The top-seeded Alexandria girls' hockey team defeated Willmar 5-1 Tuesday in the Section 6A girls hockey semifinal game. The fourth-seeded Willmar Cardinals finished the season with a 9-17 record No further game details are yet available as the coach's report has not been received.
WILLMAR -- Shooting 50 percent from the floor and posting a better than two-to-one advantage in rebounds, the Willmar Cardinals dispatched the Fergus Falls Otters in workmanlike fashion 57-36 Tuesday night in Central Lakes Conference boys basketball. "We didn't play a good first half but it wasn't for lack of effort, it's just that the shots weren't falling," said coach Steve Grove of the Cardinals' 22-16 halftime lead.
MADISON -- Senior guard Adam Paulson drained 9-of-15 three-pointers and finished with a game-high 36 points as Lac qui Parle Valley handed Montevideo a 71-65 setback in West Central South Conference boys basketball Tuesday night. The loss halted a 13-game winning streak for the Thunder Hawks (9-1, 17-2) and prevented them from clinching the conference title outright. LQPV (8-2, 14-4) now trails Montevideo by one game with two games remaining, Montevideo beat LQPV 79-54 in the team's first meeing Jan.
A bomb threat Tuesday morning at Sauk Rapids High School forced the evacuation of 1,300 students and also postponed the boys' hockey match against Willmar. Willmar was slated to host the Storm in a Central Lakes Conference game. No make-up date has been announced yet.
Augustana senior Alison Adamson and Gustavus Adolphus junior Trevor Wittwer were named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams. Adamson, from Willmar, is a first-team selection in District VII. She has a 3.99 GPA majoring in history. Wittwer, from Redwood Falls, is a second-team selection in District V. He has a 3.91 GPA majoring in health fitness/pre-chiropractic.
The Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Boosters, open to all interested people, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Willmar Junior High School. Among the topics that will be discusses are baseball/softball field projects,the amateur state tournament bid and Bill Taunton Stadium improvements.
The Willmar Youth Soccer program will hold a registration and information meeting at 6:15 p.m., Feb. 20, in the Willmar Senior High School cafeteria. The April-June program is open to all youth ages 9-17 from Willmar and the area. Registration forms are also available at school offices. For more information, call Eric Vogel at 320-214-7945.
CLARA CITY -- After losing by 20 points in an earlier meeting with Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, MACCRAY went one better. Actually, 10 better. The Wolverines shot a torddi 62 percent en route to winning their sixth straight game with an 84-54 rout of the Fighting Saints in a Camden North Conference boys basketball game Tuesday night. MACCRAY clinched a tie for the conference title with Lakeview with 11-3 records. Zach Thissen poured in 26 points, including four 3-pointers, and Justin Koenen added 16 points, 14 assists asnd seven steals for the Wolverines (14-5 overall).
GRANITE FALLS -- Benson scored 52 points in the second half, including 17 points from Daniel Fragodt, who finished with a game-high 27 points. The Braves shot 49 percent (28 of 57) from the field and made 19-of-25 free throws, all in the second half. Jesse Holm added a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Aaron Lindahl scored 17 points and Brett Collins added 12. Dylan Hempel paced the Sting with 23 points and eight steals. Kenton Johnson had a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds.