DAWSON -- Dawson-Boyd pulled away from MACCRAY in a defensive second half for a 46-36 win in the season opener and Camden Conference opener Tuesday. The Blackjacks (1-0, 1-0) survived the first half with a 25-23 lead, then wore down the Wolverines in the second half, allowing just 13 points. Dawson-Boyd's biggest edge came at the free-throw line, making 9 of 13. MACCRAY had only four attempts, sinking three. Nikki Swenson led the Blackjacks with 12 points and also grabbed seven rebounds.
RENVILLE -- Lac qui Parle Valley took advantage of turnovers down the stretch from Renville County West to post a 58-52 non-conference win Tuesday in the opener for both teams. Micaela Erickson and Madeline Gail both scored 13 points to pace a balanced attack for the Eagles.
HANCOCK -- Hancock let 24 three-pointers fly, cashing in 10 as they scored at least 33 points in each half. Tara Thielke led the Owls with 22 points, including four 3-pointers. Bree Holleman added 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Both had eight rebounds each. Jenny Noordmans followed with 11 points and paced the team with nine boards. Kari Mulder scored eight points and Brianna Wubben seven for the Bluejays. Hancock 68, CMCS 33 CMCS (0-1) 18 15 -- 33 Hancock (1-0) 35 33 -- 68 CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - 12 FG (1 3 pt); 6-13 FT; rebounds not available; 16 fouls ...
WILLMAR -- Hutchinson scored two goals in the first minute of the third period and went on to beat Willmar 7-4 in non-conference girls hockey on Tuesday night. Laura Ranieri and Ellen Lenz scored 14 seconds apart to instantly expand a one-goal Tigers' lead after two periods to 5-2.
aRICHMOND -- Brett Savelkoul's second goal broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Stars a 4-3 overtime victory. Alex Naujokas picked up the assist. The duo combined for River Lakes' second goal of the game to put the Stars ahead 2-0 in the second period with a man advantage. Prairie Centre tied the game at the 12:13 mark on a Derek Ruchey goal. River Lakes 4, Prairie Centre 3 Prairie Centre (0-1) 0 2 1 0 -- 3 River Lakes (1-0) 1 1 1 1 -- 4 FIRST PERIOD - RL: Eric Wenner (Jesse Keehn), 1:51 SECOND PERIOD - RL: Brett Savelkoul (Alex Naujokas) pp, :58 ...
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. North Dakota State College of Science at Wahpeton, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. North Dakota State College of Science at Wahpeton, 8 p.m.
Girls Basketball Alexandria 54, Willmar 30 Minneota 54, Yellow Medicine East 40 Benson 54, Minnewaska 48 Eden Valley-Watkins 78, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 52 Hancock 68, Central Minnesota Christian 33 Norwood-Young America 52, New London-Spicer 36 Lester Prairie 53, Buffalo Lake-Hector 41 Lac qui Parle Valley 58, Renville County West 52 Dawson-Boyd 46, MACCRAY 36 Redwood Valley 57, Sleepy Eye 14 Morris/Chokio-Alberta 53, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 45 Litchfield 52, Monticello 43 Sauk Centre 57, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 49 Glencoe-Silver Lake 76, BOLD 31 Montevideo 62, Or
Registration for YMCA youth basketball for students in kindergarten through fourth grade began at Monday for YMCA members and will start Wednesday for non-members. Registration for YMCA intramural basketball started Monday. All students in grades 9-12 and not in a competitive basketball program are eligible to participate. Players may register as a team or individually. Registration forms are available at the YMCA or online at www.kandiymca.org . For more information, call Tom at 222-9622.
The Willmar Cardinals girls basketball team opens its home and Central Lakes Conference schedule at 7:30 p.m. today by playing host to Alexandria. After going 2-1 in road games, the girls hockey team is at home for the first time tonight, hosting Hutchinson at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.
WILLMAR -- Three games into the new season, the Ridgewater women's basketball team is only half the team they will eventually be. That was especially evident late in a 52-45 loss to the Gustavus Adolphus junior varsity Monday night at the college gym. "We're out of shape," said coach Carrie Ogdahl of the home opener. That became evident when Ridgewater's tank seemed to hit empty while leading 38-37 with seven minutes to play. The young Gusties -- only eight deep -- outscored their hosts 15-7 the rest of the way.