Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Sartell, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Apollo at Alexandria Fergus Falls at Brainerd Sauk Rapids at Little Falls Rocori at St. Cloud Tech WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Benson at Morris, 7:30 p.m. Montevideo vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Paynesville at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska at St. Cloud Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Sauk Centre at Albany Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Melrose CAMDEN NORTH Central Minnesota Christian vs.
Girls Basketball Willmar 61, Little Falls 35 YME 59, CMCS 54 Canby 70, LQPV 64 HLWW 58, ACGC 50 Benson 62, BOLD 46 Boys Basketball Osakis 51, BBE 36
WADENA -- Willmar rebounded from a 3-1 deficit, but couldn't get the go-ahead goal and eventually fell to Wadena-Deer Creek 6-5 in a non-conference boys hockey game Saturday. Willmar peppered WDC goalie Tanner Muehler with 21 shots in the secondperiod, scoring twice. "We got our chances and we buried them," said Willmar coach Reed Larson. "We've been playing well on the powerplay. But we need to make better decisions on defense. We're leaving the goalie out to dry sometimes with poor first passes." Joel Jonsson and Joel Schendel each had a goal and two assists for Willmar.
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater Lady Warriors shot a frigid 25 percent from the field and fell to Rochester 59-48 in MCCC Southern Division women's basketball Saturday. The Lady Warriors trailed 31-18 at halftime before playing much tougher in the second half and outscored Rochester 30-28. "We missed too many close-range shots," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "And we struggled again at the free-throw line. But despite that, we were still in the game.
WILLMAR -- Neither David Johnson's 25 points nor Allen Huselid's five 3-pointers could help Ridgewater overcome Rochester's ability to get to the foul line Saturday. The Yellowjackets cashed in on 18-of-25 free throws and outmuscled the Warriors 88-74 in MCCC Southern Division men's basketball action. Johnson turned in a stellar performance with 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting, and pulled down 13 of Ridgewater's 54 rebounds. Huselid knocked down 5-of-11 from three-point range and added 19 points and eight rebounds. Tim Mattern followed with 12 points.
Morris native Brett Winkelman scored 18 points as North Dakota State won its fifth straight men's basketball game, topping Utah Valley State 61-53 on Saturday. Winkelman scored 14 points in the first half for the Bison (13-6). He added 21 points to lead North Dakota State to an 88-58 win over Texas-Pan American on Thursday.
Willmar girls basketball coach Brad Atchison could pick up his 500th career win tonight if the Cardinals can beat Little Falls in a Central Lakes Conference showdown tonight. Willmar (5-6, 8-9) hosts the Flyers (6-5, 9-7) at approximately 7:30 p.m. tonight. The teams will meet again Feb. 9 in Little Falls.
GLENWOOD -- Staples-Motley let the three-pointers fly Saturday, handing Minnewaska a 69-63 loss in non-conference boys basketball action. The teams combined for 50 three-point attempts, with Staples-Motley connecting on 10-of-30. Jordan Riewer sank five 3-pointers and scored 26 points for the Cardinals. Jordan Johnsrud's double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds led the Lakers (7-8). Jon Hoffmann added 12 points and nine boards.
GLENWOOD -- Minnewaska clamped down on Staples-Motley both on the glass and the floor en route to a 79-48 win Saturday. Sara Gregersen paced Minnewaska with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. Emily Roering led all scorers with 17 points, and Ashley Sletten and Erika Olson had 11 each. Amie Chan grabbed 10 boards. Minnewaska 79, Staples-Motley 48 Staples-Motley........................28 20 -- 48 Minnewaska (10-6).................40 39 -- 79 STAPLES-MOTLEY - 16-58 FG (2-6 3-pt); 14-24 FT; 21 rebounds; 26 fouls ...
Boys Basketball Staples-Motley 69, Minnewaska 63 Girls Basketball Springfield 67, Redwood Valley 63 Minnewaska 79, Staples-Motley 48 Boys Hockey Wadena-Deer Creek 6, Willmar 5 Girls Hockey MBA 15, Windom 1 Gymnastics Class A True Team (1) Perham 182.25 (2) New Prague 177.50 (3) Detroit Lakes 176.425 (4) Becker 175.55 (5) Mound 175.425 (6) Monticello 172.175 (7) Pine Island 170.35 (8) New London-Spicer 166.225 (9) Martin County West 165.30 (10) New Ulm 163.125 Swimming Willmar Invite (1) St.