Non-Conference St. James 120.75, Paynesville 105.95 Kacy Nehowig won the bars (8.4) and beam (8.2) and placed second on the vault (8.6) and floor (8.3) to win all-around for Paynesville. ALL-AROUND - (1) Kacy Nehowig, Pay, 33.5 (2) Marissa Romsdahl, SJ, 32.9 (3) Heidi Westman, SJ, 30.85 VAULT - (1) Romsdahl 8.8 (2) Nehowig 8.6 (3) Sara Winter, SJ, 8.5 BARS - (1) Nehowig 8.4 (2) Romsdahl 7.7 (3) Michelle Carvatt, SJ, 7.5 BEAM - (1) Nehowig 8.2 (2) Romsdahl 8.05 (3) Westman 7.85 FLOOR - (1) Romsdahl 8.35 (2) Nehowig 8.3 (3) Westman 8.15
Result Thursday Monticello 5, River Lakes 3 Monticello's Shay Klitze scored two goals in the second period to give his team a 4-2 lead. The Stars closed the gap to 4-3 on a Josh Engquist goal, but Monticello answered in the third on a score from Matt Krueger. River Lakes goalie Spencer Theis faced 48 shots on goal. Monticello................................2 2 1 -- 5 River Lakes..............................2 1 0 -- 3 FIRST PERIOD - Mon: Mitch Torrel (unassisted) sh, 7:57 ... RL: Brett Savelkoul (Blake Williamson, Josh Engquist) pp, 12:27 ...
WILLMAR -- Andrew Ford's layup in the final moments gave Ridgewater College a 94-93 win in overtime against Hibbing Community College on Friday. The Warriors needed another dramatic basket to get to overtime. Trailing 85-83 after the Cardinals scored with six seconds left in regulation, Tim Dreier went the length of the floor, but missed a layup. David Johnson, trailing the play, was there to tip the ball in just before the buzzer. Johnson finished with 31 points.
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Invite (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Chokio-Alberta), third place, 4 p.m.; championship, 6 p.m. Dawson-Boyd at Ortonville, 4:30 p.m. Alexandria at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. Rocori at New London-Spicer, 2:30 p.m. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Redwood Valley, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Benson Invite (Hastings, Lac qui Parle Valley, MACCRAY), third place, 6 p.m.; championship, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Lake-Hector at Renville County West, 7:30 p.m. Litchfield at Hermantown, 2:30 p.m. Hutchinson
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater and Hibbing combined for 150 field goal attempts and 107 rebounds as the Lady Warriors won a non-division clash with Hibbing, 88-44, Friday. The Lady Warriors took 86 shots, making 36 for 42 percent. Hibbing was 16 of 64 for 25 percent. All the missed shots made for a wealth of rebounds as Ridgewater collected 72, led by Hilary Groothuis' 11. Hibbing had 35. "They only had seven players and they got pretty tired," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "We got to run the floor and we needed that." All 12 Ridgewater players scored.
Boys Basketball Willmar 85, Breckenridge 55 Yellow Medicine East 65, Renville County West 46 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Invite Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 48, Chokio-Alberta 44 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 74, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 51 Girls Basketball Willmar 48, Sartell 44 Hancock 63, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 32 Eden Valley-Watkins 50, New London-Spicer 38 Lakeview 63, Yellow Medicine East 39 Benson Invite Benson 61, Lac qui Parle Valley 58 Hastings 44, MACCRAY 30 Wrestling Redwood Valley 46, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 36 BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector 66, Morris/H
BENSON -- Morris/Benson Area scored five power-play goals, plus an empty-netter to skate past Willmar 8-5 in a non-conference boys hockey opener for both teams Thursday night. "I'm in shock," said Willmar coach Reed Larson after the drubbing at the Benson Civic Center. "Give them credit, but we've either got to learn to take fewer penalties or play better shorthanded." Tony Schultz scored four goals for MBA. Willmar dominated play over the first seven minutes, taking a 1-0 lead on a goal by Swedish exchange student Joel Jonsson at 1:54.
Non-Conference LDC 4, Prairie Centre 3 Neither team scored an even-strength goal as Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato (1-0-0) netted two power-play goals (Charlie Hamm and Jordan Lecher) in the third period. Prairie Centre (0-2-0)...............1 2 0 -- 3 Litchfield/DC (1-0-0)................2 0 2 -- 4 FIRST PERIOD - LDC: John Barrick (Charlie Hamm) 1:44, pp ... LDC: Tim Wold (Zac Johnson) 9:01, sh ... PC: Austin Plaine (Chris Henry, Travis Moller) 15:40, pp SECOND PERIOD - PC: Codi Paszek (Pat Johnson, Dylan Chadwallader) 8:47, pp ...
Katie Winkelman, a University of Minnesota-Duluth senior post from Morris, was named the Most Valuable Player in the American Family Insurance Classic this past weekend in Duluth. Winkelman hit a three-pointer with 10 seconds left in overtime to beat Bemidji State 73-72 in the opener last Friday, then had 21 points in the Bulldogs' 62-45 win over Northern Michigan University in the championship the next day. For the season, she is averaging 18.2 points-per-game for the 3-3 Bulldogs.
PAYNESVILLE -- Despite shooting only 28 percent from the field, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa upended Paynesville 60-35 in a non-conference girls basketball game Thursday. The Jaguars (1-1) got 16 points and 11 rebounds from April Hansen, 11 points from Katie Gruber and nine points each from Emily Roelike, Amber Evenson and Missy Montbriand. No one scored in double figures for Paynesville (1-1) with Kirsten Miller pacing the Bulldogs with seven points.