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PAYNESVILLE -- New London-Spicer remained unbeaten in the West Central North Conference after limiting Paynesville to just 10 points in the second half in its 60-47 win Tuesday. The Wildcats got a balanced scoring attack after Todd Herman, the team's leading scorer, fouled out with nine points. Brian Pieh had 11 points and Tim Dreier had 10. Cory Nietfeld had a game-high 17 points for Paynesville. NLS 60, Paynesville 47 NL-Spicer (9-0, 16-1) 39 21 -- 60 Paynesville (3-6, 6-8) 37 10 -- 47 NEW LONDON-SPICER - 22 FG (3 3 pt); 13-22 FT; rebounds not available; 16 fouls ...
RENVILLE -- Two free throws lifted Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg into a four-way tie for the Camden North Conference lead with a 69-67 win over Renville County West Tuesday. Justin Johnson was fouled with three seconds remaining and sank both tosses to cement the victory for the Fighting Saints (6-3, 12-6), who share the lead with MACCRAY, Lakeview and Central Minnesota Christian. Jared Johnson led four KMS players in double figures with 15 points.
Southwest Marshall 77, Redwood Valley 63 Tyler Pendleton's 13 points led the Cardinals (3-5, 8-9). Mike Felt added 12 points. Kyle Mathiowetz sank eight of Marshall's 11 three-pointers and finished with a game-high 30 points. Ben Haugen added 15 and Justin Deragisch had 10. Redwood Valley (3-5, 8-9)..22 41 -- 63 Marshall..............................42 35 -- 77 REDWOOD VALLEY - 25 FG (6 3 pt); 7-12 FT; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Eric Ellingworth 8, Mark Buboltz 2, Dan Bonebright 8, Aaron Marks 8, Mike Felt 12, Jacob Allen 4, Tyler Pendleton 13, Craig Kodet 4, Troy Bruns 4 ...
NEW LONDON -- With Renae Henjum scoring 19 points and Jenn Wendlandt following with 17, New London-Spicer won its fifth straight after beating former West Central South Conference rival Montevideo 58-29 Tuesday in non-conference action. Montevideo (6-10) got within 13-10 with seven minutes remaining in the first half before the Wildcats (15-6) closed out the half with a 15-4 run. New London-Spicer then outscored the Thunder Hawks by 15 in the second half. Henjum also notched 11 rebounds and five blocks for the Wildcats.
Boys Basketball Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 65, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 59 Sartell 48, Willmar 46 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 93, Yellow Medicine East 90 Marshall 77, Redwood Valley 63 New London-Spicer 60, Paynesville 47 Minnewaska 65, St.
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at St. Benedict JV, 5:15 p.m. College Wrestling JUNIOR COLLEGE St. John's at Ridegwater, 7 p.m.
OLIVIA -- Behind a fast start, BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector clipped Minnewaska 34-23 in the West Central Conference playoff Tuesday. The Warriors, the West Central South champions, won six of the first seven matches to claim a 21-5 lead. Alex Steffl started the dual with a technical fall win at 103 pounds for BOLD/BLH and Ross Neubauer added a major decision at 125 pounds. The Lakers, winners of the West Central North title, won the next three matches to cut the lead to 21-20.
WILLMAR -- Senior forward Ashley Welter saved the final home game of her career to score her first and second goals of the season, helping Willmar sink Little Falls 5-2 in a Central Lakes Conference girls' hockey game Tuesday night at the Civic Center. Senior Mackenzie Ander-son also scored and added an assist as the Cardinals beat the Flyers for the second time this season. "We had a solid effort tonight," said Willmar coach Ross Dahl. "We had a lot of shots on goal and it was nice for our seniors to go out at home with a win.
LITTLE FALLS -- Playing its most complete game of the season, the Willmar Cardinals upset Little Falls 3-1 Tuesday in Central Lakes Conference boys hockey. The stunner against a Section 4A rival ended a four-game slide for the Cardinals (2-9, 6-13). Senior goalie Jeff Reed got his first win in the Cardinal goal. The transfer from Pennsylvania wasn't eligible until the second week of January. "Jeff didn't face a lot of pressure but he handled what came his way very well," commented Willmar coach Reed Larson. "Our effort was first rate.
ALEXANDRIA -- Marie Omann scored twice and Tracey Skluzacek kicked out 18 shots as River Lakes topped Central Lakes Conference leader Alexandria 4-1 Tuesday. Omann notched back-to-back goals within two minutes of each other as the Stars broke a 1-1 tie with three goals in the second period. Jenn Paul recorded the game's first goal and Amber Schultzenberge added a shorthanded goal in the second. River Lakes 4, Alexandria 1 Alexandria (11-1-3, 18-2-4) 1 0 0 -- 1 River Lakes (7-6-3, 11-10-3) 1 3 0 -- 4 FIRST PERIOD - RL: Jenn Paul (Amber Schultezenberge, Abbie Rhoda), 2:41 ...