MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 16 rebounds, rookie Rashad McCants scored a season-high 21 points, and the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Jersey Nets 100-90 Wednesday night. McCants had a season high for the second straight game after scoring 18 points Tuesday at Chicago. Ricky Davis added 20 points as Minnesota won for just the third time in 10 games. Justin Reed also had a career high with 14 points.
The State Wrestling Tournament begins today and runs through Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in Class A and BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector in Class AA represent the area in the team portion of the tournament. There are 53 area wrestlers competing individually, including defending state champion Sean Glenz of Paynesville at 152 pounds and state runner-ups Kevin Steinhaus of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 130 pounds, Beau Penk of Litchfield at 135 pounds and Joel Kerzman of Paynesville at 145.
The State Swimming and Diving Meet begins today and runs through Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Seven swimmers from Montevideo and six from Willmar will be competing.
St. Catherine's Jenna Martin, Gustavus' Trevor Wittwer, Jon DeRock of Hamline and JoLynn Thielke of Bethel were named to all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball teams Tuesday Martin, a senior from Grove City, was named to the women's all-conference team. Wittwer, a sophomore from Redwood Falls, was named the men's Sixth Man of the Year and was an honorable mention. DeRock, a freshman from Buffalo Lake was on the men's all-First Year Team and Thielke, a sophomore from Holloway, was a women's honorable mention.
Coaches are urged to return any All-Area basketball nominations to the Tribune or that player(s) will not be eligible. Any questions, call 1-800-450-1150, ext. 332.
MADISON -- Going from last place in the West Central South Conference to the final of the Section 3AA-North girls basketball playoffs has been a short trip for Lac qui Parle Valley. The Eagles finished their league schedule with a 4-8 record, tied with BOLD for the bottom of the seven-team conference. But two games later, LQPV is two more wins away from a state Class AA tournament berth. The Eagles will face MACCRAY in the 3AA-North title game at 7 p.m. Friday in Montevideo. LQPV, the No. 5 seed, started the tournament with a 57-54 win over West Central Area Saturday. Against No.
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Paynesville vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City Girls Basketball SECTION TOURNAMENTS See schedules on Page B-3 Swimming & Diving STATE MEET See separate schedule on page B-3 Wrestling STATE TOURNAMENTS At XCEL ENERGY CENTER Class A Quarterfinals 1. Canby vs. United South Central, 7:30 p.m. 2. Wabasso vs. Wabasha/Kellogg, 7:30 p.m. 3. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. New York Mills, 7:30 p.m. 4. Frazee vs. Pierz, 7:30 p.m. Class AA At XCEL ENERGY CENTER Quarterfinals 1. St. Michael-Albertville vs.
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COLD SPRING -- The Willmar Cardinals came from 11 points down with under eight minutes left to stun Rocori 46-43 in Central Lakes boys basketball on Tuesday night. Cory Hanson, a junior wing, led the charge, scoring eight of his 10 points in the last five minutes. Rocori already had locked up the conference title and appeared well on their way to their 25th straight home victory, leading 40-29 with 7:35 to play.