COLD SPRING -- Rocori outscored Willmar 14-7 in overtime to beat the Cardinals 66-57 in a battle of top 10 Class AAA boys basketball teams Tuesday. The Central Lakes Conference win kept the Spartans unbeaten at 8-0 in the conference. Willmar dropped to 6-2 in league and will now need help to catch the defending Central Lakes Conference champions. No. 4-rated Rocori made 12 of 14 free throws in overtime and 21 of 25 for the game, ending Willmar's seven-game win streak. The teams meet again on Feb.
WILLMAR -- Sartell scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal with 39 seconds left in the second period to sink Willmar 5-4 on Tuesday in Central Lakes Conference boys hockey. Tanner Schraw, a sophomore wing, broke a 4-all deadlock after consecutive goals by Willmar's Jordan Gauer and Josh Aslesen had tied the game at 7:50 of the period. Gauer scored 23 seconds into the game but Sartell bounced in front 3-1, helped by a pair of powerplay goals. Joel Schendel scored off a shot from the point by Matt Kroneberger with an assist also going to Griffin Leitch to make it 3-2 after one. Ma
MORRIS -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City upended Morris/Chokio-Alberta 34-28 Tuesday night to stay tied for the lead in the West Central South Conference. Brittany Smith had 17 points for ACGC. Mackenzie Kontz had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Tigers. ACGC 34, Morris 28 ACGC (5-1, 8-4) 17 17 -- 34 Morris/CA (4-2, 5-6) 11 17 -- 28 ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 13-40 FG (2-8 3-pt); 6-13 FT; 30 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Kjersten Karlsgodt 8, Sarah Lund 2, Kayla Dallman 7, Brittany Smith 17 ... 3-point shots: Karlsgodt 2... Rebound leaders: Miranda Hopp 6 ...
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer clamped down on Melrose in the second half, leading to a 57-29 win in West Central North girls basketball play Tuesday. The Wildcats (5-1, 11-3) held a 27-17 lead at halftime, then allowed the Dutchmen (3-4, 3-8) just 12 points over the final 18 minutes. Renae Henjum had 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots for NLS. Jenn Wendlandt added 10 points and six rebounds.
Boys Basketball Rocori 66, Willmar 59, OT MACCRAY 60, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 48 Dawson-Boyd 47, Canby 44 Minneota 86, Central Minnesota Christian 72 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 56, Renville County West 42 Eden Valley-Watkins 57, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 26 Redwood Valley 98, Jackson County Central 68 Watertown-Mayer 43, Litchfield 40 Melrose 76, Morris 62 Minnewaska 69, Benson 61 Girls Basketball Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 34, Morris 28 Montevideo 82, Yellow Medicine East 44 Lac qui Parle Valley 70, BOLD 41 New London-Spicer 57, Melrose 29 Albany 83, Minnewaska 64 Russell-
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SAUK RAPIDS -- After a quiet first period, Willmar erupted for four goals in the middle stanza to spill Sartell/Sauk Rapids 5-2 Tuesday in Central Lakes Conference girls hockey. Willmar got only one shot on net in the first period and trailed 1-0.
KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg won 10 of the 14 matches, including six by pins, to rout Dawson-Boyd 56-19 in a Camden Conference match Tuesday night. Scoring pins for the Fighting Saints were Kurt Timmons at 103 pounds, Trevor Mahlum at 135, Jaremy Merrill at 160, Joel Bauman at 171, Brad Kneisl at 215 and Cody Kinney at heavyweight.
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East won the first three matches and never looked back as the Sting posted a 51-15 win over Benson in a West Central South match Tuesday. Justin Stock at 103 pounds and Jordan Hegna at 119 helped start a 18-0 run for the Sting with pins.
WILLMAR -- After falling to Litchfield 39-27 in its first match of the day, Willmar bounced back to upend Brainerd 35-27 Tuesday. Behind three consecutive major decisions from Adam Fagerstorm at 112 pounds, Erik Borgos at 119 and Nick Braun at 125, the Cardinals (10-7) jumped out to a 12-3 lead against Litchfield.