It may be the tallest team ever to play in the Ridgewater College gymnasium when the Warriors entertain North Dakota State College of Science (10-1) at 8 p.m. today in Willmar. The Wildcats, who tipped the Warriors 93-82 on Nov. 29 in Wahpeton, include 7-foot Remington Stemler of Calgary, 6-11 Joe Dorsett of Bronx, N.Y., 6-10 Touhami Ghazoul of Algeria, plus three players from 6-5 to 6-7. The Lady Warriors play the Wildcat women (7-5) at 6 p.m.
WILLMAR -- Brainerd hung with Willmar through two halves, then shaded the Cardinals in overtime to post a 60-56 win in Central Lakes girls basketball on Saturday. Not even 100 percent free-throw accuracy down the stretch was enough to prevent Willmar from going to 1-3 in league. Turnovers were part of Willmar's undoing. But Brainerd's Kayla Huether played a big role, too. The junior guard chucked in 28 points to offset 20 points by Willmar senior post Lisa Nielsen. Huether tallied 17 points in the second half and overtime.
MONTEVIDEO -- Junior guard Hannah Wenaas had four 3-pointers among her game-high 18 points as Montevideo topped Central Minnesota Christian 72-41 in the semifinals of the Montevideo Invitational Saturday. Montevideo (3-2) will meet Ortonville at 7:30 p.m. next Saturday in the championship. CMCS (2-3) and Hutchinson will play for third place at 6 p.m. Taylor Skoglund added 13 points for the Thunder Hawks. For CMCS, Briana Wubben had 10 points and nine rebounds.
MONTEVIDEO -- Tyler Grey had 19 points to lead four players in double figures as Montevideo topped Central Minnesota Christian 92-41 in a non-conference boys basketball game Saturday. Todd Bergeson had 16 points, four assists and three steals for the Thunder Hawks. Trammel Barnes chipped in with 14 points, 11 assists and four steals.
FARGO, N.D. -- New London-Spicer won three individual titles, took three seconds and every wrestler finished fifth place or better to win the Fargo South title. The Wildcats scored 244 points. Fargo South was second with 190. Chad Henle at 112 pounds, Billy Dean (130) and Andrew Blomker (189) won titles for NLS. Shawn Hatlestad (119), Luke Reiter (125), Adam Luberts (145) and John Nething (160) all took second. Team scoring (1) New London-Spicer 244 (2) Fargo South 190 (3) Bismarck (N.D.) St. Mary 172 (4) Moorhead 156.5 (5) Dickinson, N.D.
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Willmar Cardinals jumped up on Long Prairie-Grey Eagles and went on to a 3-1 non-conference victory. The Section 6A win halted a four-game losing streak by Willmar (3-5). LPGE (5-3) was coming off a 1-0 overtime loss to Detroit Lakes. Defenseman Kelsey Swanson got her first goal of the season at 7:36 of the first period.
ST. CLOUD -- Ridgewater sophomore Justin Turek won four matches and placed third at the St. Cloud State Invitational on Saturday. The meet was the Warriors' fourth senior-college open and wraps up that part of the schedule. "All in all, this was the most solid competition of the four meets," said coach Jesse Nelson. "We had guys winning three or four matches, but still not placing." Jimmy Marx placed fifth at 125 pounds. Heavyweight Ben Thonvold won four matches, but did not medal. "Our guys are ready for a rest.
Boys Basketball Montevideo 92, CMCS 41 Milbank 69, Morris 68, 2 OT Redwood Valley 83, Cedar Mountain 46 Girls Basketball Brainerd 60, Willmar 56 Hancock 72, Campbell-Tintah 42 Montevideo Invite Montevideo 72, CMCS 41 Wrestling Fargo South Invite (1) New London-Spicer 244 (2) Fargo South 190 (3) Bismarck (N.D.) St. Mary 172 (4) Moorhead 156.5 (5) Dickinson, N.D. 138 (6) Rocori 135.5 (7) Fargo North 107 (8) Fosston/Bagley 92 (9) Kindred, N.D.
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE North Dakota State College of Science at Ridgewater, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE North Dakota State College of Science at Ridgewater, 8 p.m.
NEW LONDON -- Junior post Wade Powers scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead New London-Spicer to a 54-49 win over Litchfield, which was playing its first game of the season on Friday. The Wildcats (2-1) led by one point at halftime and by as many as six in the second half when they sank 17-of-23 free throws. Jordan Radel added 12 points for NLS and Matt Dreier 10. Skylar Wachtler pulled in eight rebounds. The Dragons got balanced scoring, led by Peter Zender with 14, Mike Bruesewitz 11 and Kent Johnson nine.