NEW LONDON -- Jenn Wendlandt had 15 points and seven rebounds to help New London-Spicer rally past Melrose Thursday in its West Central North Conference finale, 40-39. Melrose (4-8, 8-12) had the lead for most of the second half until the Wildcats (11-3, 19-7) took control with a couple of minutes remaining. New London-Spicer made only 12 of 38 field-goal attempts, but Melrose shot only 29 percent from the field.
MONTEVIDEO -- Yellow Medicine East earned a share of the West Central South title with a 50-34 win over Montevideo Thursday. The Sting (9-3, 13-9) tied for first with Benson. Though both teams shot poorly -- YME made 30 percent (15 of 51) of its shots and Montevideo sank 29 percent (13 of 45), the Sting held the deciding advantage on the glass, 41-23. Audrey Formo scored a game-high 27 points to lead YME. Michelle Preuss recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
FERGUS FALLS -- Wesley Kitt accounted for more than half of Ridgewater's points Wednesday, leading the Warriors to an 81-70 win over MSCTC-Fergus Falls in MCCC Southern Division action. Kitt scored a season-high 42 points, including 25 in the second half. He also led the team with five 3-pointers. The Warriors (5-6, 10-13) started strong, taking a 19-7 lead, but Fergus Falls changed to a 2-3 zone defense and took a 36-30 lead at halftime.
FERGUS FALLS -- A tenacious defense and balanced scoring lifted the Ridgewater Lady Warriors to a 52-34 triumph over Fergus Falls in women's basketball action Wednesday night. Ridgewater improved to 7-2 in the MCCC Southern Divison and 16-6 overall. "Our defense was really good tonight," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl about her team holding Fergus Falls to just 10 first-half points. "We just didn't allow them to get into the flow at all, especially in that first half." Terra Billiet had 15 points and Jamie Munson 13 to pace the Lady Warriors.
The Section 4A boys hockey seeding picture released Wednesday shows No. 5 Willmar (6-16-1) getting a rematch with Morris/Benson Area (18-2) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Benson in the quarterfinals. The Storm beat Willmar 4-2 on Jan. 26. In Saturday's play-in round No. 9 Pequot Lakes (9-13) is at No. 8 Prairie Centre (9-14) in Long Prairie and No. 10 Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin (1-15) is at No. 7 Wadena-Deer Creek (12-12-1). Also on Tuesday, No. 6 Sartell (8-15-1) is at No. 3 Fergus Falls (13-8-2). No. 1 Little Falls (18-4-2) and No. 2 Alexandria (13-11) got first-round byes.
Dante Bogard, a sophomore guard at Ridgewater College, has been named MCCC Southern Division Player of the Week in men's basketball. The graduate of Omaha North (Neb.) High School averaged 22 points, six assists and four rebounds in two games last week. He's averaging 15.3 points per game.
The Willmar Cardinals host Little Falls in a Central Lakes Conference game that was perviously scheduled for Friday night. Willmar is 7-7 in the CLC and 10-9 overall. Little Falls is 5-8, 7-13.
Late results Tuesday Non-Conference Milbank 62, LQPV 42 Kayla Rheingans led the Eagles with 16 points. Madeline Gail grabbed eight rebounds. The game was played under South Dakota rules, which uses quarters instead of halves. LQPV (9-12)..............11 11 5 15 -- 42 Milbank.....................18 10 18 16 -- 62 LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - 16-37 FG (2-10 3 pt); 8-13 FT; 29 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Melanie Gail 5, Madeline Gail 5, Mindy Clark 6, Kayla Rheingans 16, MaKayla Erickson 4, Chelsie Haugen 3, Andrea Rheingans 1, Daidre Vaala 2 ...
Late result Tuesday Section 5AA Litchfield 42, Watertown-Mayer 19 The Dragons, winning seven and losing seven matches, advanced into the semifinals based on six pins and a decision, while allowing no falls. 103: Mike Knisley, Lit, pin Matt White :35 112: Zach Luebke, WM, dec John Binsfeld 7-2 119: Reed Wimmer, L, dec Brandon Henrich 9-4 125: Bill McCain, WM, dec Damien Heairet 5-3 130: Matt Farber, W, dec Brandon Skalberg 10-8 135: Beau Penk, Lit, pin Andrew McCain :53 140: Matt Burns, WM, dec David Malepsy 4-2 145: Tanner Sitting, Lit, pin Jon Dailing 2:25 152: Chad Kubesch, W, de
Late result Tuesday Holy Family Catholic 4, Litchfield/Dassel-Cok. 1 The Fire ended the Dragons' three-game win streak at Victoria. LDC concludes the regular season tonight playing host to LeSueur-Henderson. Litchfield/Dassel-Cok. (4-20)..0 0 1 -- 1 Holy Family (13-11-2)............. 0 2 2 -- 4 FIRST PERIOD - no scoring SECOND PERIOD - HF: Mitheson (Walter) :30 .... HF: Shaw (Land) 7:30, powerplay. THIRD PERIOD - HF .... Armit (Erickson, Dragus) 2:40 ... LDC: Charlie Hamm (unassisted 4:37 ....