WILLMAR -- Two days after winning in sudden death 6-5, the Willmar Cardinals were stunned by Hutchinson 6-5 in overtime on the same Civic Center ice where they celebrated a dramatic win over Litchfield/-Dassel-Cokato on Saturday. Tigers' defenseman Beau Braun delivered the knockout blow 4:27 into the extra period.
LITCHFIELD -- After shooting over 50 percent from the field and owning a 2-to-1 advantage in rebounding, Litchfield trounced previously unbeaten No. 7 (Class AAA) Willmar 67-53 Tuesday in a non-conference game. The Cardinals (3-1) came in averaging 76 points a game and had made 21 three-pointers in their first three games.
BROOTEN -- Benson had four players score in double figures as the Braves reached the .500 mark with a 67-57 win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in non-conference girls basketball action Tuesday. Courtney Frank had a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds for Benson (3-3), who were led in scoring by Brittany Holm's 15 points. Sarah Ahrndt, who made all three of the Braves' three-pointers, and Abby Fragodt added 14 points each. Heidi Lensing led the Jaguars (1-2) with 12 points.
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer's Renae Henjum became the first girls basketball player in the area to reach 30 points this season, leading the Wildcats to a 63-37 win over Paynesville in West Central North action Tuesday. Henjum scored 20 of the Wildcats' 33 first-half points and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. She also grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked five shots for NLS (3-0, 4-2). Kristin Lang scored 14 points and pulled down 11 boards for the Bulldogs (0-3, 1-4).
MONTEVIDEO -- Andy Nicklawsky and Steve Kluver each won a pair of individual events as Willmar beat Montevideo in the pool 105-77 on Tuesday in the opener. It was Willmar's first dual-meet win over the Thunder Hawks since 2000-01. David Nedrud won twice for Montevideo. Jack Powers and Sam Hathaway also picked up wins. Willmar went 1-2 in the final relay to widen its winning margin.
KIMBALL -- Phil Cleary's placed third in a time of 8:58, helping the Willmar boys place fourth Tuesday at the St. Cloud Apollo Invite at Powder Ridge. Katie Pakola paced the Willmar girls by finishing 33rd at 13:50. The Willmar girls were seventh among nine teams. Girls Results TEAM SCORING (cumulated time) -- (1) Alexandria 33:15 (2) Brainerd 34:18 (3) Buffalo 35:03 (4) St. Cloud Cathedral 35:11 (5) Mora 36:49 (6) St.
NEW LONDON -- Jackie Imdieke won the vault, beam and floor events to capture the all-around title as New London-Spicer upended Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 134.725, 113.25 in the West Central Conference Tuesday. The Wildcats also had Wendy Toops place first on the bars and Gina Bruns place third in all-around. NL-Spicer 134.725, Long Prairie-GE 113.25 ALL-AROUND - (1) Jacki Imdieke, NLS, 34.9 (2) Kari Jasken, LPGE, 33.8 (3) Gina Bruns, NLS, 33.35 VAULT - (1) Imdieke, NLS, 9.0 (2) Courtney Edwards, NLS, 8.875 (3) Bruns, NLS, 8.75 BARS - (1) Wendy Toops, NLS, 8.3 (2) Jasken, LPGE, 8.25 (3) tie,
CLARKFIELD -- The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City wrestling team won nine matches by major decision or better to beat Yellow Medicine East 57-7 in West Central South action Tuesday. The Falcons won four matches by fall: Scott Litzau at 119 pounds, Nic Leither at 189, David Nelson at 215 and Josh Lies at 275.
Boys Basketball Litchfield 67, Willmar 53 Minnewaska 61, St. Cloud Cathedral 49 Benson 62, Morris 48 YME 70, ACGC 60 Montevideo 88, BOLD 53 MACCRAY 62, RCW 45 Lakeview 62, KMS 38 Dawson-Boyd 62, CMCS 32 BL-H 77, CM/Comfrey 52 Redwood Valley 107, Marshall 101, 2 OT Minnewaska 61, St. Cloud Cathedral 49 Girls Basketball Willmar 69, Hutchinson 33 Benson 67, BBE 57 Milbank, S.D. 90, Lac qui Parle Valley 63 Hancock 59, P.
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