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BENSON -- Benson went on an 18-2 run midway through the second half to open up a close game and defeat MACCRAY 56-40 in a non-conference game Tuesday. Daniel Fragodt had six of his team-high 21 points and Joey Fragodt five of his 15 points during the run. Jesse Holm finished with 14 points. The Braves (8-3) shot 50 percent from the field. Matt Condon had 21 points for the Wolverines (10-6). Benson 56, MACCRAY 40 MACCRAY (10-6) 20 20 -- 40 Benson (8-3) 25 31 -- 56 MACCRAY - 15-34 FG (0-6 3-pt); 10-14 FT; 21 rebounds; 10 fouls ...
KERKHOVEN -- A 10-point advantage in free throws gave Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg an 82-76 non-conference win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in boys basketball action Tuesday. The Fighting Saints (10-5) made 15-of-23 from the charity stripe, compared to 5-of-13 for the Jaguars (5-9). KMS' balanced attack also helped in the win, with five players achieving double digits. Jared Johnson led the way with 26 points and Nate Schlagel added 12. Grant Johnson, Jason Fernholz and Sam Kavanagh had 11 each.
The Prairie Pothole chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association will hold its annual Wood Duck Day from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 4 at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The event helps interested people build wood duck houses. The cost is $10 per box. For more information, call LeRoy Dahlke at (320) 796-2787 or Jim & Kay Boyer at (320) 235-7287.
The Spicer Sunrise Lions Club will hold its annual Ice Fishing Derby from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake in Spicer. Hole tickets cost $5 for two or $3 for one. First prize for the largest fish is $100. For more information, call 796-2151.
CLARA CITY -- Down by eight at halftime, the Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles rallied to beat MACCRAY 48-45 in a non-conference girls basketball game Monday. Melanie Gail, a 5-foot-4 junior guard, sank 7-of-8 free throws in the second half, including a pair with about 20 seconds left for a three-point lead. Gail finished with a team-high 13 points, plus four assists and three steals. Mindy Clark got most of her 12 points after halftime.
Result Monday Paynesville 83, Maple Lake 76 Cory Nietfeld piled up a triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and Ben Moser netted a game-high 31 points as Paynesville upended Maple Lake 83-76 in non-conference action Monday. Maple Lake 31 45 -- 76 Paynesville 44 39 -- 83 MAPLE LAKE - 30 FG (11 3 pt); 5-9 FT; rebounds not available; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Seth Peterson 3, Doug Mavencamp 10, Hunter Coughlin 11, Zach Nordling 3, Nick Hudek 8, Grant Olsen 2, Jade Kotila 7, Jared Holt 10, Travis Nordling 22 ... 3-point shots: T.
SACRED HEART -- Canby had five individual champions and three runners-up en route to winning the Camden Conference Wrestling Tournament Saturday. The Lancers had 238 points to 176.5 for runner-up Minneota.
ST. CLOUD -- Nordic skiers Sara Damhof and Garrett Erickson led Willmar at the Graystone Challenge on Saturday. Damhof was 34th combined and Erickson 69th. Phil Cleary took 21st place in classic. Girls Results TEAM SCORING (time) -- (1) Little Falls 1:10 (2) Eden Prairie 1:12 (3) Alexandria 1:14.19 (4) Roseville 1:14.22 (5) St. Cloud Cathedral 1:14.37 (6) Elk River 1:16 (7) Buffalo 1:18 (8) Park Center 1:20 (9) St. Cloud Tech 1:22 (10) St. Cloud Apollo 1:24 (11) Willmar 1:30.37 (12) Richfield 1:39.42 (13) Benilde-St.
SPICER -- The first Frozen 5K run had 225 registrations with 199 finishing the race on Saturday morning. Jamie Haugen, 35, of Olivia was the overall winner in 20:42, Anna Russell, 27, of Willmar was the first woman to cross the line. Her time of 22:13 was 10th overall. Winning the Family Division was Molly and Randy Zimmerman, both Paynesville, at identical times of 23:25 for a 46:50 total. The first-year race kicks off the Glacial Lakes Running Series. The next race in the series is the Memorial Day/Law Day 5K at Robbins Island in Willmar on May 27.
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven Central Minnesota Christian vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at New London-Spicer Lac qui Parle Valley at Dawson-Boyd MACCRAY at Benson Montevideo at Minnewaska Renville County West vs.