MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo held the advantage in free throws and rebounding, which led to the Thunder Hawks' 71-59 win over Benson in West Central South boys basketball action Friday. Montevideo (5-0, 8-1) bolted to a 42-26 halftime lead. Benson got as close as seven points in the second half, but the Thunder Hawks' 44-34 advantage in rebounding and 10-point swing in free throws made (20-10) added up to the difference in the game. Nolan Jaspersen scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Montevideo.
TYLER -- MACCRAY had two chances to tie its Camden Conference game with Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, but came away empty both times in a 50-47 boys basketball loss Friday. The Wolverines (6-4) trailed by seven points at halftime and were down by as many as 14 in the second half. But MACCRAY clawed its way back and with nine seconds left, missed the tying shot. RTR rebounded, picked up the foul and missed the free throws, giving the Wolverines a second last-ditch shot, which hit the back of the rim. Zach Thissen and Matt Leese scored 10 points each to pace MACCRAY.
Boys Basketball Canby 61, Central Minnesota Christian 52 Willmar 68, Edina 62 Lac qui Parle Valley 76, Yellow Medicine East 75 Buffalo Lake-Hector 63, Wabasso 57 Montevideo 71, Benson 59 Glencoe-SL 51, Litchfield 49 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 50, MACCRAY 47 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 90, Renville County West 54 New London-Spicer 78, St.
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. Morris at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 2:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Redwood Valley at Worthington, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling NON-CONFERENCE Willmar Quadrangular (New London-Spicer, Glencoe-Silver Lake, St.
MADISON -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg held both of its opponents to under 20 points each to win both matches at the Lac qui Parle Valley Triangular Friday. KMS upended LQPV 36-18 and drubbed Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 62-12. LQPV edged BBE 32-28 in the other match. LQPV 32, BBE 28 Tony Ludvigson's pin at 189 pounds gave the Eagles a 32-16 lead before the Jaguars won the last matches. 103: Josh Beier, BBE, dec Dylan Croatt 7-3 112: Sam Haas, LQPV, pin Danelle Baker 1:31 119: Lane Mitchell, LQPV, maj Joey Tensen 14-4 125: Colton Kanstrup, LQPV, dec Travis Winter 11-8 130: Cole Tensen, BBE,
Late Thursday SAUK RAPIDS -- Travis Peckskamp scored twice in the first period and Sauk Rapids went on to a 5-3 Central Lakes Conference win over Willmar Thursday night. Willmar got a goal in each period. Jordan Gauer scored in the first and second periods and Joel Schendel tallied in the final period. Jon Mattison made 26 saves in the Willmar net. Sauk Rapids 5, Willmar 3 Willmar (0-4, 2-10).................1 1 1 -- 3 Sauk Rapids (4-3, 5-5-1).......3 0 2 -- 5 FIRST PERIOD - SR: Andy Henkemeyer (David Baltes) 9:32 ... SR: Travis Peckskamp (Henkemeyer, Cole Christiansen) 11:51 ...
ALEXANDRIA -- New London-Spicer tallied a season-best 138.8 to win the Alexandria Invite on Friday. Jacki Imdieke won bars at 9.0 and Courtney Edwards tied for first on beam at 8.6. Imdiecke took third in all-around at 35.75 and Edwards was next in a season-best 35.7. Katie Jo Pavik of Alexandria won all-around with a 36.0 Team scoring (1) New London-Spicer 138.8 (2) Bemidji 134.0 (3) Alexandria 132.7 (4) Benson/KMS 95.9 ALL-AROUND - (1) Katie Jo Pavik, Alx, 36.0 (2) Dani Paris, Bem, 35.9 (3) Jackie Imdieke, NLS, 35.75 (4) Courtney Edwards, NLS, 35.7 (5) Pearl Walker, Bem, 34.9 VAULT -
GRAND RAPIDS -- Both teams won five matches but the Ridgewater College wrestlers beat Itasca 25-21 in a MCCC dual meet on Friday. Jimmy Marx won by pin at 125 pounds and Brian Beilke followed with a major at 133. Justin Turek won a decision at 149 while Wade Cruser and Brent Mason won forfeits. The Warriors' Cody Pahan lost in overtime at 174. The Warriors also beat the Vikings 28-15 on Nov. 22.
CLARA CITY -- MACCRAY weathered a last-minute Morris/Chokio-Alberta rally for a 44-42 win in non-conference girls basketball action Friday. The Wolverines (5-7) led by eight points with under a minute left and the Tigers (5-5) made up six of those points before time ran out. Kari Caspers led three players in double figures with 11 points.
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer Wildcats drilled 22-of-24 at the free throw stripe (92 percent) to upend St. Cloud Cathedral 78-64 on Friday in West Central North Conference boys basketball. Post Wade Powers had 24 points and blocked seven shots for the Wildcats (5-1, 9-3). The win kept NLS at the top of the WCN standings. Backing Powers, Skylar Wachter and Jordan Radel each had 11 points and Chris Tengwall 10 rebounds and Wachter nine. Sam Steffl was 6 of 6 at the line for eight points. Tyler Hagen ran up 17 points for the Crusaders. New London-Spicer 78, St.