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Alison Adamson, a junior guard from Willmar, pumped in 22 points and had four assists last Thursday to lead the Augustana College women's basketball team to a 75-71 upset of fourth-ranked St. Cloud State. The Vikings (6-4 in the North Central Conference and 18-7 overall) shot 47 percent from the field, while limiting the Huskies to 34 percent. Mary Kelling, a junior post from New London-Spicer, came off the bench for Augustana and contributed eight points and two blocked shots. Jackie Carlson, a freshman forward from Litchfield, had six points for SCSU (8-3, 22-3).
New London-Spicer meets Melrose on the Dutchmen's home floor tonight to decide the West Central North boys basketball champion. Both are 11-2 with no more league games left. The Dutchmen (18-3) have won five straight, but have a 70-57 loss at New London on their record. After a 17-1 start, NLS is 3-3 since a Feb. 4 loss to Morris Area.
MORRIS -- Behind a balanced scoring attack, Morris/Chokio-Alberta led wire-to-wire in its 54-44 West Central South Conference win over Lac qui Parle Valley Monday. Jodee Dittbenner netted a game-high 13 points and Jasmine Henrich followed with 10 to lead a group of nine players that scored for Morris/Chokio-Alberta (6-6, 7-15). The Tigers also got 12 rebounds and nine points from Brittany Nelson and nine assists from Ashley Dohlen. Mindy Clark had 10 points and Kayla Rheingans amassed nine points and six rebounds for LQPV (4-8, 10-12). Morris/CA 54, LQPV 44 LQPV (4-8, 10-12) 17 27 -- 44
Late result Saturday Non-Conference NL-Spicer 80, ACGC 51 Tim Dreier scored a season-high 20 points to lead three NLS players in double figures. Todd Herman and Brian Pieh added 15 points each. Michael Martin netted 14 points to lead the Falcons, followed by Micah Nordin with 13. NL-Spicer (20-4) 36 44 -- 80 ACGC (11-10) 22 29 -- 51 NEW LONDON-SPICER - 30 FG (3 3 pt); 17-23 FT; rebounds not available; 22 fouls ... Scoring: Nick Carlson 5, Ben Sletta 8, Tim Dreier 20, Todd Herman 15, Brian Pieh 15, Ryan Ruhl 3, Justin Haats 8, Mike Danielson 4, Austen Hadley 2 ...
Late result Saturday Non-Conference MBA 6, Fridley 0 Josh Griffith netted the first four goals for Morris/Benson Area as the Storm improved to 19-3. Morris/Benson Area (19-3) 2 1 3 -- 6 Fridley 0 0 0 -- 0 FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Josh Griffith (Jay Andrews, Tony Schultz) :37 ... MBA: Griffith (Schultz) 5:42 SECOND PERIOD - MBA: Griffith (unassisted) 11:45 THIRD PERIOD - MBA: Griffith (Andrews, Carl Lindblad) 3:52 ... MBA: Griffith (Andrews, Schultz) 9:12 ...
SPICER -- There will be an organizational meeting of a proposed chapter of the Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Spicer American Legion Duey Johnston, a fish decoy-maker from Perham, will coordinate the meeting. Bob Halvorson of New London, current president of the Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association's state organization, will also speak. Johnston will also give a brief program on decoy making. A social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. Any person interested in the sport of winter spearing is welcome.
(Starting times approximately 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted) Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Willmar at Marshall BOLD vs. MACCRAY at Clara City Dawson-Boyd at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Buffalo Lake-Hector vs. Renville County West at Renville Minneota vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Upsala Minnesota Valley Lutheran at Redwood Valley WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Morris Benson at Lac qui Parle Valley Montevideo vs.
Girls Basketball Morris/CA 54, LQPV 44 ACGC 48, Paynesville 43 Dawson-Boyd 47, RTR 43 Glencoe-SL 40, BOLD 30
The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Community Education will be taking a fan bus to the state wrestling tournament March 2 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. ACGC qualified for state in Class A and opens again New York Mills at 7:30 p.m. The cost of the coach bus is $12 and will be leaving the high school at 4 p.m. A fan bus will also be going to the tournament March 3 and leaving the high school at 9 a.m. The cost of that trip is also $12. Students may ride only if accompanied by an adult. Call (320) 857-2651 by noon Thursday to sign up.
The Ridgewater Warriors baseball team is ranked No. 2 nationally in a poll released by Collegiate Baseball magazine for 2006, and No. 3 nationally in the NJCAA National Poll. Ridgewater is coming off a national runner-up finish in 2005, where it finished 37-8. Ridgewater returns its top five pitchers, led by All-American Adam Ferrell, and Ethan Vogt, a 2007 Gopher signee. The Warriors open their season March 9 in Fort Myers, Florida.