UTICA, N.Y. -- A six-point lead evaporated in the last six seconds of regulation and the Ridgewater College Lady Warriors went on to lose in overtime to Madison (Wis.) Area Tech Saturday, 75-69. The victory earned the Wolfpack (32-2) the third-place trophy at the NJCAA Division III women's basketball tournament hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College. Top-seeded Monroe College (36-0) of the Bronx, N.Y., easily won the championship game, belting No. 3 Mohawk (33-1) 100-70.
The five finalists for Mr. Minnesota Basketball were named thispast weekend. They are: Isaiah Dalman of Braham, Cory Johnson of Duluth East, Cameron Rundles of DeLaSalle, Bryce Webster of St. Thomas Academy and Ryan Wittman of Eden Prairie. The winner will be announced April 9.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Ridgewater split a doubleheader with Anderson (Ind.) University on Saturday, finishing the 10-day trip with a 5-5 record. "I was hoping we'd do a little better," said Ridgewater coach Dwight Kotila. "But there were some very competitive, good teams there.
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Women's Basketball NJCAA Division III Tournament Madison Area Tech 75, Willmar 69 College Baseball Ridgewater 7, Anderson 2 Anderson 6, Ridgewater 1
UTICA, N.Y. -- Top-ranked and unbeaten Monroe College (N.Y.) rumbled by the Ridgewater Lady Warriors 71-60 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament Friday. Fantasia Goodwin led the Lady Mustangs with 28 points. The No. 1-seeded team and the overwhelming favorite to win the national title, improved to 35-0. Ridgewater will play for third place today at 5 p.m. against Madison Area Technical College (Wis.). Ridgewater (21-8) wasn't expected to have much of a chance against the top offense in Division III.
Former Atwater and Willmar Community College standout athlete Doug Kingery was found dead at his home in Atwater Friday night. He was 56. Kingery also was one of the top bowlers in the state, having rolled 10 career 300 games and having competed in two U.S. Open Tournaments. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Braham senior Isaiah Dahlman broke the all-time Minnesota scoring record Friday night when he scored 41 points in the Bombers' 81-54 win over Holdingford in the Section 6AA boys' basketball quarterfinals at St. Cloud State. Dahlman needed 40 points coming into the game to break Joel McDonald's all-time record of 3,292. Dahlman, a 6-7 guard who signed to play for Michigan State, broke the record with 2:12 left in the game on a layup.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Ridgewater and its opponent, Frederick Community College (Md.), combined for 51 hits in two games as the Warriors earned a split, beating Frederick 16-14 in the first game and losing 12-7 in the second game. The Warriors (4-4) will play a doubleheader against Anderson (Ind.) Community College starting at 9 a.m. today. Ridgewater 16, Frederick 14 Frederick scored 12 runs in the first three innings before Ridgewater put up six in the third for a 12-9 score. Seven more unanswered runs gave the Warriors a 16-12 lead. Zac McCann led Ridgewater with four hits.
Women's Basketball NJCAA Division III Tournament Third place Ridgewater vs. Madison Area Tech (Wis.), 5 p.m.