KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg held off Lac qui Parle Valley's second-half charge to earn a 62-58 win in non-conference action Friday. The Fighting Saints (3-1) led by as many as 14 points early in the second half, but the Eagles (0-1) eventually tied the game. Mark Skoglund of KMS sealed the win with two free throws with 38 seconds left. Nate Schlagel scored 18 points to lead KMS.
Late result Thursday KIMBALL -- Senior Phil Phil Cleary placed fourth and the Willmar boys also took fourth Thursday at the St. Cloud Tech Invite. The opening meet was held on the artificial snow at Power Ridge Ski Area. Garrett Erickson took 17th and Kenny Nash 20th and Andrew Halbritter 22nd to fill out the Willmar top four. In girls, Katie Pakola took 26th in the girls 2k freestyle for Willmar. Girls Results TEAM SCORING (cumulated time) -- (1) Little Falls 23:02 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral 26:20 (3) St. Cloud Apollo 27:12 (4) Buffalo 27:19 (5) Mora 28:26 (6) St.
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Central Minnesota Christian at Montevideo, 3 p.m. Milbank, S.D. at Morris, 8 p.m. Redwood Valley at Cedar Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Brainerd at Willmar, 2:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Underwood Shootout (Wheaton vs. Lidgerwood, N.D., noon ... Hancock vs. Campbell-Tintah, 1:30 p.m. ... Park Christian vs. Ashby, 3 p.m. ... Underwood vs. Wyndmere, N.D., 4:30 p.m.), day 1 of 3 Montevideo Invite (Central Minnesota Christian vs. Montevideo, 6 p.m. ... Hutchinson vs.
Boys Basketball Benson 80, Renville County West 45 Minnewaska 67, Hancock 36 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 62, Lac qui Parle Valley 58 MACCRAY 68, BOLD 43 Dawson-Boyd 64, Canby 59 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 54, Kimball 51 New London-Spicer 54, Litchfield 49 Girls Basketball Minnesota Valley Lutheran 72, Buffalo Lake-Hector 41 Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 59, Redwood Valley 47 Melrose 57, Paynesville 40 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 60, Benson 48 Morris/Chokio-Alberta 71, Yellow Medicine East 57 Dawson-Boyd 58, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 56 Lakeview 43, MACCRAY 26 New London-Spice
Late results Thursday Royalton Tri BBE 48, Rockford 32 All 14 matches were decided by a major decision or better, and nine were by fall.
BRAINERD -- Central Lakes scored 52 points in the second half to overwhelm Ridgewater 85-61 in Minnesota Community College Conference men's basketball action Friday. Ridgewater trailed Central Lakes 33-24 at halftime and never got closer. David Johnson scored 19 points and Travis Schultz added 12 points to lead the Warriors. No other statistics were available at press time. Central Lakes 85, Ridgewater 61 Ridgewater 24 37 -- 61 Central Lakes 33 52 -- 85 RIDGEWATER - FG not available (3 pt not available); FT not available; rebounds not available; fouls not available ...
BRAINERD -- A different plan of attack in the second half helped Ridgewater rally and post a 55-51 win over Central Lakes Friday. The Raiders took a 31-24 lead into halftime after hitting some long-range jumpers. But the Lady Warriors (4-4) switched to a 2-3 zone in the second half and outscored Brainerd 31-20 in the final 20 minutes of play. "We tried to force (the ball) into Hilary (Groothuis) in the first half," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "We just didn't take care of ball, but then we switched to 2-3 zone and they couldn't shoot from outside.
LONG PRAIRIE -- Renae Henjum scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead New London-Spicer past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle for its second straight West Central North girls basketball win. Henjum also blocked eight shots, had six assists and three steals. Jenn Wendlandt followed with 10 points and eight rebounds. It's the third straight win overall for the Wildcats, who started the season with two losses. NL-Spicer 59, LPGE 42 NL-Spicer (2-0, 3-2) 27 32 -- 59 LPGE (0-2, 0-2) 18 24 -- 42 NEW LONDON-SPICER - 25-49 FG (4-11 3 pt); 5-7 FT; 30 rebounds; 12 fouls ...
GROVE CITY -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City had four players score in double figures, led by Kayla Dahlman's 17, and clipped Benson 60-48 in a West Central South Conference girls basketball game Friday night. Miranda Hopp added 13 points, Brittany Smith had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Lauren Kinzler had 11 points. Brittany Holm recorded a double-double for the Braves (0-2, 2-3) with 18 points and 14 boards.
DAWSON -- Nikki Swenson poured in a career-high 26 points and also made four steals as Dawson-Boyd held off Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a key Camden North Conference girls basketball game Friday night. The Blackjacks (1-0, 3-1) bolted to a 20-9 lead before KMS trailed just 25-22 at halftime. KMS eventually tied the game, but a late pair of Swenson free throws iced the game for the Blackjacks. Britta Helgeson added 13 points and Heather Voss had eight points and 11 rebounds for Dawson-Boyd. Patina Queenan led KMS (1-1, 1-2) with 18 points.