PRINSBURG -- Central Minnesota Christian dominated the boards to earn its second win of the season, beating Hancock 58-44 in non-conference boys basketball Friday. The Bluejays (2-17) pulled down 41 rebounds compared to 28 for the Owls (3-15). Mike Schwitters scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and had eight rebounds for CMCS. Jordan Zondervan added 14 points and 14 boards. Tanner Gramm scored 14 points for Hancock. Derrick Foss had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Austin Schmidgall followed with 10 points.
MADISON -- Mindy Clark netted 23 points to lead a group of three players that scored in double figures for Lac qui Parle Valley as the Eagles stayed tied for first in the West Central South Conference by edging Morris/Chokio-Alberta 66-61 Friday. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City also won Friday to remain on top of the conference at 9-2 with the Eagles. Morris/Chokio-Alberta led by seven at one point in the second half before LQPV (14-7) switched up its defense to force some turnovers and got some clutch free throws down the stretch from Clark and Kayla Rheingans to cap the rally. Rheingans followe
NEW LONDON -- Albany secured the West Central North girls basketball title with a 70-50 win over New London-Spicer Friday. The Wildcats (10-3, 19-5) trailed 29-25 at halftime. But the Huskies took control in the second half, outscoring NLS 35-21. Jenny Noreen led Albany (13-0, 19-1) with 24 points. Sam Larsen added 18. Renae Henjum scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace the Wildcats. Albany 70, NL-Spicer 50 Albany (13-0, 19-1) 35 35 -- 70 NL-Spicer (10-3, 19-5) 29 21 -- 50 ALBANY - 32-70 FG (5-14 3-pt); 1-3 FT; 28 rebounds; 16 fouls ...
LITCHFIELD -- The showdown of Wright County Conference unbeatens turned out to be a runaway. Annandale/Maple Lake (21-2) mowed down the 2006 champions 39-13 on Friday evening before a large crowd.
Boys Basketball Montevideo 72, Morris 66 YME 63, Ortonville 52 Lakeview 79, KMS 72 MACCRAY 71, RCW 44 LQPV 84, ACGC 77 BBE 48, Maple Lake 47 Dawson-Boyd 70, CMCS 41 NLS 73, Minnewaska 46 Benson 90, BOLD 54 Girls Basketball RCW 44, YME 35 Sleepy Eye SM 64, BLH 43 Litchfield 58, Annandale 54 KMS 69, Clinton-GB 64 Wrestling Willmar 40, Sauk Rapids 22 Willmar 47, Alexandria 28 LQPV 46, MACCRAY 28 Boys Hockey Willmar 3, SC Apollo 3 Girls Hockey Section 8AA Buffalo 5, River Lakes 4
WILLMAR -- Wrestling returned with a bang on Thursday as seven Central Lakes Conference schools got in matches at the Willmar Senior High gymnasium The host Cardinals won both their makeup matches by beating Sauk Rapids 40-22 and Alexandria 47-28. The wrestlers had been idle since Jan. 29 when the state high school league imposed a mandatory shutdown of contact wrestling for all Minnesota varsity programs. The decree followed a breakout of herpes simplex virus among several teams in late December. The CLC teams used Willmar's gym to make up dual- meet matches lost during the layoff.
The Willmar Cardinals boys basketball team hosts Brainerd in a Central Lakes Conference today. Willmar (10-2, 15-3) lost to Brainerd (8-4, 10-6) 60-57 on Dec. 19 in Brainerd. Willmar has won its last four games, while Brainerd is trying to stop a two-game losing streak.
Mitch Schneider, a senior Willmar forward, was named Central Lakes Conference Boys Hockey Performer of the Week. Schneider scored seven points in two games, including two goals and an assist in Willmar's first CLC win on Jan. 30 at Alexandria.
The Spicer Sunrise Lions' Ice Fishing Derby has been rescheduled to Saturday at Saulbury Beach on Green Lake in Spicer. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the fishing running from 1-3 p.m. Hole tickets are one for $3 or two for $5. Many prizes and raffles will be held. For more information, call Todd at 320-796-2151.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo stayed unbeaten in West Central South boys basketball action, holding off Morris 72-66 Thursday. The Tigers (6-4, 9-9) led 59-51 in the second half, but went through a nine-minute scoring drought to bring the Thunder Hawks (9-0, 16-1) back into the game. The teams were tied at 66 when Eric Brandon sank four straight free throws to ice the game, giving the Thunder Hawks their 12th straight win. Montevideo shot 54 percent (27 of 50) from the field, but only 20 percent (2 of 10) from three-point range. Tyler Grey led the team with 23 points.