The Willmar Cardinals boys basketball team travels to Fergus Falls in a Central Lakes Conference game at 7:30 p.m. today. Willmar (3-1, 4-2) is hoping to get back on track after losing two of its last three games, including a 60-57 setback to Brainerd on Tuesday night. Fergus Falls (0-4, 0-4) is seeking its first win of the season. The Otters have lost their last three games by 20-or-more points.
Olivia native Jessica Fesenmaier led the University of Minnesota Moorhead (8-4) in scoring in a pair of victories at the Hoops-N-Surf basketball tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii, this week. The 6-3 junior had 22 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's 87-50 victory over Chaminade, after scoring a team-high 15 points in a 72-71 overtime win over Glenville State (W.V) College Tuesday. The former BOLD center scored a season-high 28 points in a 97-88 loss to St. Cloud State on Saturday.
Carrie Tollefson -- a 13-time state track and cross country champion and a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic team -- has been listed as one of the world's most beautiful female athletes on Sports Illustrated's Web site. Tollefson, a 1995 Dawson-Boyd graduate and 12-time All-American at Villanova, was ranked No. 4 on the list.
WADENA -- Tara Thielke popped in six 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 32 points to lead Hancock to a 76-51 non-conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday. The Owls, who improved to 7-0, also got 19 points from Bree Holleman and 14 from Jenny Noordmans. Hancock, which led 49-25 at halftime, connected on 9-of-15 three-pointers.
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Fergus Falls, 7:30 p.m. Rocori at Alexandria Brainerd at Little Falls St. Cloud Tech at Sauk Rapids WEST CENTRAL NORTH New London-Spicer at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Montevideo at Redwood Valley, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Montevideo vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Kimball vs.
Girls Basketball Hancock 76, Wadena-Deer Creek 51
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer's Jenn Wendlandt sank 1-of-2 free throws with 16 seconds left to hold off Benson, 48-47, in girls basketball action Tuesday. The Wildcats (6-2) held a 42-31 lead with 11½ minutes left in the game, but the Braves (3-4) went on a 16-5 run to force a tie. NLS shot poorly in the second half, making 4 of 23 from the field. Overall, the Wildcats were 1 of 16 from three-point range. Wendlandt led all scorers with 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
CLARA CITY -- MACCRAY's Daniele Goeman netted 21 points to help offset Esther Peterson's 25 points and the Wolverines held off a late charge for a 53-50 win Tuesday in the Camden Conference. Peterson went 10-for-10 at the free-throw line for KMS (2-3, 2-3), but MACCRAY (2-3, 2-5) stood its ground as KMS tried to rally back. Ashley Alsum followed Goeman, who also collected six rebounds and six steals, with 12 points for MACCRAY, which got a three-pointer from Ashley Beseman just before the halftime buzzer went off. Peterson also hooked 10 rebounds while Patina Queenan pumped in 13 points and
GLENWOOD -- Montevideo's Brook Moseng eclipsed the 1,000-career-point mark Tuesday, but the Thunder Hawks fell to Minnewaska, 53-48, in non-conference girls basketball action. Moseng, who scored 16 points to lead the Thunder Hawks (4-3), reached the milestone on a baseline drive with 3:31 left in the game. The Lakers (5-2) owned a 26-22 lead at halftime. Cassie Jacobs led Minnewaska with 14 points and eight rebounds. Sara Gregersen and Emily Roering had 12 points each. Hannah Wenaas scored 12 points for Montevideo and Rebeka Schwendemann added 11.
Sophomore gymnast Annalise Bratt and sophomore swimmer Steve Kluver have each been honored by the Central Lakes Conference as Performers of the Week in their respective sports. Bratt won all-around in both the Melrose and Sartell meets. Kluver had four individual firsts in the 50 free and the backstroke and swam on three winning relays at Montevideo and St. Cloud Apollo.