HECTOR -- Buffalo Lake-Hector opened up an 18-point lead in the second half, then nearly lost the lead before holding off Central Minnesota Christian 67-57 in a non-conference boys basketball game Tuesday night. The Bluejays (2-20) cut the deficit it to four points before BLH (9-16) held them off. Andy Kalenberg led BLH with 17 points. Jordan Nelson, who made four 3-pointers, followed with 16 and Jake Deal added 14. Mike Schwitters recorded a game-high 26 points for CMCS.
MADISON -- Balanced scoring led by Mindy Clark with 14 points and 13 rebounds led Lac qui Parle Valley to a 60-48 victory over non-conference rival Dawson-Boyd on Tuesday. The win avenged a two-point loss to Dawson-Boyd last year. The Eagles will host Albany at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Central Conference playoff. Kayla Rheingans added 14 points and Micaela Erickson 13 for LQPV. Nikki Swenson led all scorers with 19 points for the Blackjacks.
Boys Basketball Willmar 52, Marshall 50 Litchfield 63, Little Falls 62 Buffalo Lake-Hector 67, Central Minnesota Christian 57 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 74, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 71 New London-Spicer 57, Melrose 44 Benson 74, Lac qui Parle Valley 62 Montevideo 77, Yellow Medicine East 74 Redwood Valley 89, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 70 Minneota 58, Dawson-Boyd 45 Morris 77, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 67 Minnewaska 59, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 49 Paynesville 74, Sauk Centre 63 BOLD 68, Renville County West 54 Girls Basketball Willmar 61, Rocori 44 Minnewaska 66, Os
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Girls Basketball Camden North CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN -- senior guard Jennifer Blom DAWSON-BOYD -- senior guard Nikki Swenson; sophomore guard Kelly Swenson KMS -- senior center Esther Peterson LAKEVIEW -- senior center Kendall Doom; senior guard Kayla House; senior forward Erica Roe MACCRAY -- senior forward Ashley Alsum; senior guard Danielle Goeman RENVILLE COUNTY WEST -- junior guards Megan Groen and Sally Smith Player of the Year Esther Peterson, KMS Coach of the Year Lisa Gregoire, Lakeview Camden South CANBY -- senior center Natalie Giese; junior forward Johanna Schmi
Non-Conference BOLD 68, RCW 54 Reid Neubauer paced a balanced attack for the Warriors with 14 points. Nate Curriel had 11 points and Ross Okins 10. Brent Jansen had 17 points and Nate Johannsen 16 for the Jaguars (2-21). RCW (2-21)...........................21 33 -- 54 BOLD (5-17)..........................30 38 -- 68 RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - 18-66 FG (0-5 3-pt); 18-31 FT; rebounds not available; 22 fouls ... Scoring: Brent Jansen 17, Nate Johannsen 16, Tyler Kleinhuizen 7, Cameron Holm 5, Humberto Ramirez Jr. 3, Phil Erickson 2, Anthony Holwerda 2, Ryan Marcus 2 ...
FERGUS FALLS -- Nothing kills momentum like a period-opening goal. The Willmar boys hockey team felt it had the Section 4A quarterfinal game against Fergus Falls moving in the Cardinals' direction, but a Cody Peck goal 28 seconds into the third period opened the lead to 3-1. The Cardinals (5-19-2) pushed the tempo from the start, keeping the pressure in the Otters' zone but got few good looks at Josh Fandrich, one of the top goalie's in the section. Torin Gaffke opened the scoring for Fergus Falls taking a bouncing puck off the boards to make a break-in on the Willmar goal at 4:59 of the fi
MORRIS -- New London-Spicer went on a 12-4 run in the last eight minutes to beat Morris/Chokio-Alberta 44-34 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday. The Wildcats (20-6) led 32-30 in the second half, after holding a 19-18 halftime advantage. Renae Henjum scored 19 points, blocked eight shots and grabbed seven rebounds for NLS. Jasmine Henrich tallied 18 points for the Tigers (12-10). NL-Spicer 44, Morris/CA 34 NL-Spicer (20-6) 19 25 -- 44 Morris/CA (12-10) 18 16 -- 34 NEW LONDON-SPICER - 18-50 FG (2-11 3-pt); 6-17 FT; 25 rebounds; 16 fouls ...
The Willmar Cardinals boys basketball team puts a seven-game winning streak on the line today, hosting non-conference rival Marshall today. The Tigers (15-8), who lead the Southwest Conference with a 10-1 record, are coming off a 92-90 double-overtime loss to Fairmont. The Cardinals girls take a 12-10 record and three-game win streak to Rocori (2-21), both a Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA-South opponent, today.
The River Lakes boys hockey team has just about the toughest draw in Class AA hockey when it plays at No. 2-ranked Moorhead (22-1-1) in the Section 8AA quarterfinals. In Section 4A action, Willmar is at Fergus Falls and Morris/Benson Area hosts Alexandria at Morris. Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato is at Shakopee in a 6A play-in game. All games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. today.