DAWSON -- Dawson-Boyd came back from a nine-point deficit in the second half to tip Yellow Medicine East, 58-53, in non-conference boys basketball action Monday. The teams entered halftime tied at 25. The Sting (7-8) jumped out quickly, but the Blackjacks (7-7) fought back to take the lead with about three minutes left. Matt Wold produced a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds for Dawson-Boyd. Joe Anderson scored a team-high 14 points and Matt Anderson followed with 13. Kenton Johnson tallied a game-high 24 points for YME.
CLARA CITY -- Kjersten Karlsgodt banked in a 12-footer and tacked on a free throw with 12 seconds left in overtime to vault Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City to a 48-47 victory over MACCRAY in a non-conference girls basketball game Monday. MACCRAY missed two free throws with no time remaining that would have won the game. It was 22-all at halftime and 41-41 at the end of regulation. Kayla Dallmann led the Falcons with 11 points. Karlsgodt finished with 10 points and seven rebounds, and Miranda Hopp followed with eight points. Jacklyn Pistulka had four assists and five steals.
Late result Saturday AUSTIN -- Ridgewater held a tiny lead with 30 seconds left against Riverland Saturday, but couldn't hold on in an 80-73 loss Saturday. Riverland took the lead three seconds later, then the Warriors were forced to foul to get the ball back. Ridgewater (0-9, 3-16) trailed 39-35 at halftime. David Johnson paced the team with 24 points. Travis Schultz followed with 16 points.
Boys Basketball CAMDEN NORTH MACCRAY vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Dawson-Boyd vs. Lakeview at Cottonwood, 7:30 p.m. Renville County West vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 7:30 p.m. TOMAHAWK Buffalo Lake-Hector at Springfield, 7:30 p.m. PHEASANT Hancock at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, 7:30 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Delano at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at St.
Boys Basketball Dawson-Boyd 58, YME 53 Watertown-Mayer 88, ACGC 62 Girls Basketball ACGC 48, MACCRAY 47, OT
The Willmar Cardettes just missed qualifying for the state tournament after finishing fourth among 15 schools at the Section 3AA meet Saturday at Sauk Rapids. Champion St. Cloud Cathedral, runner-up Sartell and third-place finisher Sauk Rapids all qualified for the state tournament.
Morris native Todd Hickman is among four finalist for head football coach at the University of Minnesota-Morris. The former Cougar running back has served as both offensive and defensive coordinator for the Cougars since 1998. The list also includes Kevin Bullis, defensive coordinator at University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Paul Miller, former head coach at Hamline and Tim Steinbach, defensive coordinator at Southwest Minnesota State.
NEW LONDON -- Renae Henjum of New London-Spicer scored the 1,000th point of her career Saturday, which helped the Wildcats edge Litchfield, 53-52, in non-conference girls basketball play. Henjum, a 6-foot junior center, reached the milestone late in the first half on a four-foot transition basket. The game was stopped and she was given a plaque to commemorate the occasion. She became the 13th NLS girls player to reach 1,000 points, which includes her sister Melanie, who graduated in 2004 with 1,339 points.
AUSTIN -- Ridgewater overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half, but Riverland's seven 3-pointers proved to be too much for the Lady Warriors as Riverland created a logjam in the MCCC Southern Division by posting a 62-59 win Saturday. Ridgewater, Riverland and Minneapolis -- all at 2-5 in the division -- are vying for the final spot in the state tournament, which is hosted by the Lady Warriors Feb. 23-25. Kayla Karnes hit a three-pointer with 1½ minutes left to put Ridgewater up 59-57. Riverland then got a trey from Tibisia Thor on its next possession to take over the lead for good.
MORRIS -- Morris held Lac qui Parle Valley to 14 first-half points en route to a 61-44 win in West Central South boys basketball action Saturday. The teams met 10 days earlier in Madison with the Eagles winning, 69-63. The Tigers (6-2, 9-8) played a stifling man-to-man defense in the first half, then relied on 10 three-pointers overall to spark the offense. Morris' Taylor Witt scored a game-high 23 points, including seven 3-pointers. Justin Lund added 10 points with three 3-pointers. Witt also had eight rebounds. Jameson Siegert led the Eagles (6-2, 11-4) with 16 points.