The No. 4 Willmar Cardinals (9-16) play at No. 1-seed Alexandria (23-2) at 4:30 p.m. today in the Section 6A girls hockey semifinal round. No. 3 Detroit Lakes (11-9-3) plays at No. 2 Fergus Falls (11-13-1) in the opposite bracket. The winners advance to Friday's championship game at a site to be determined.
Jackie Carlson, a sophomore forward from Litchfield, scored 35 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as St. Cloud State won twice in North Central Conference women's basketball action last week. Carlson scored a team-high 25 points and pulled down 11 boards in the Huskies' win over Nebraska-Omaha Thursday. She added 10 points and nine rebounds in SCSU's 72-71 upset win over No. 16 South Dakota Saturday. For the season, Carlson is averaging 8.5 ppg and 5.8 rpg.
Bethel sophomore Tim Madson tore through three opponents, averaging 26.7 points per game to earn the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's men's basketball player of the week award Monday. Madson, a guard from Redwood Falls, led the Royals to their ninth straight MIAC playoff berth with three wins. He capped the week with 39 points against Macalester Saturday. He's tied for first in the conference in scoring at 19.8 ppg.
SAUK CENTRE -- With the help of a plus-13 advantage in rebounds, Sauk Centre stunned New London-Spicer 44-41 Monday in a make-up West Central North Conference game. The Wildcats (18-6) owned a slim 18-16 lead at halftime and eventually led by as much as seven in the second half before Sauk Centre chipped away. The Mainstreeters (9-4, 17-4) took the lead away with five minutes left.
LITCHFIELD -- Behind 25 points from Emily Davis and the floor game of Jamie Wollin, the Litchfield Dragons rocked Wright County Conference leader Glencoe-Silver Lake 60-49 on Monday in girls basketball. Wollin supplied six assists and five steals, along with 10 points, as the Dragons controlled the game from the middle of the first half onward. The Dragons' six-foot front court of seniors Anna Bruesewitz and Brittany Euerle and freshman Courtney Euerle combined for 25 points. Davis had 10 rebounds and Bruesewitz eight in a 30-26 edge on the glass. Litchfield expanded a 12-10 first-half lea
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville kept its West Central North title hopes going with a 73-38 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Monday. The Bulldogs (9-3, 13-5) are a game back of Melrose in the loss column. The Dutchmen host St. Cloud Cathedral today. Cory Nietfeld's double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds paced Paynesville. He also added seven steals. Ben Moser scored a game-high 22 points, and Nathan Nietfeld added 10 points and nine boards.
Boys Basketball Paynesville 73, LPGE 38 Morris 57, Ortonville 34 Girls Basketball Sauk Centre 44, NLS 41 Minnewaska 64, Paynesville 33 GFW 74, BOLD 42 Litchfield 60, GSL 49 Wrestling KMS 52, MACCRAY 13 Section 5A Kimball 39, St. Croix Lutheran 35 ACGC 63, Kimball 8
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Fergus Falls at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Alexandria at Rocori Little Falls at Brainerd St. Cloud Apollo at Sartell St. Cloud Tech at Sauk Rapids WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. Montevideo at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Sauk Centre, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Cathedral at Melrose CAMDEN NORTH Lakeview vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Dawson-Boyd vs. Renville County West at Renville, 7:30 p.m. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs.
Result Saturday Western Regional (At Montevideo) -- Melrose/Sauk Centre tipped Montevideo by nine points for its third straight title in this event. The Thunder Hawks' David Nedrud swam on two winning relays and won both the 100-meter butterfly and the backstroke.
Result Saturday COON RAPIDS -- The Ridgewater men's team turned the ball over 21 times, which led to a 69-62 loss at Anoka-Ramsey Saturday. The Rams turned those miscues into 16 points. It hurt especially in the second half, when the Warriors saw a nine-point lead slip away midway through the second half. Tim Mattern led the Warriors with 18 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Isaac Brehmer and Travis Nordling with 12 each.