Women's Basketball NJCAA Division III Tournament Third place Ridgewater vs. Madison Area Tech (Wis.), 5 p.m.
Boys Basketball Section 5AA Championship New London-Spicer 60, Watertown-Mayer 58 Women's Basketball NJCAA Division III Tournament Monroe College (N.Y.) 71, Ridgewater 60
UTICA, N.Y. -- Ridgewater College rolled into the NJCAA Division III women's basketball semifinal with a 63-51 win over College of DuPage Thursday. Jamie Munson led the Lady Warriors' balanced offense with 15 points followed by Terra Billiet with 13, Jenny Cunningham with nine, Ashley Olson eight and Katie Johnson and Kayla Karnes with six apiece. The Lady Warriors will play No. 1-seed Monroe College of the Bronx, N.Y., today to advance to the national championship game. The Warriors led for all but a few moments of the first half, including 27-24 at halftime.
The New London-Spicer boys basketball team, coming off a 60-56 win over Maple Lake in the Section 5AA semifinals, will try to take the final step to the state tournament today when they take on Watertown-Mayer in the championship at 8:15 p.m. at St. Cloud State. The Wildcats (23-5) were last in the state tournament 10 years ago. Watertown-Mayer last went in 1999, when it was the Class AA state runner-up.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Alex Stein hurled seven complete innings in the second game of the day for Ridgewater as the Warriors completed a sweep of Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio at the Port Charlotte Invite Thursday. Stein allowed six hits, but the sophomore right-hander issued only two walks with four strikeouts to help the Warriors post a 2-1 win. Freshman Jacolby Anderson went 3-for-5 on the day and drove in three runs for Ridgewater, which evened its record to 3-3.
ST. CLOUD -- Five Willmar Golden Gloves Club boxers are scheduled to fight Saturday night at the Whitney Recreation Center in St. Cloud. Alex Solis, Alfredo Fuentes, Santo Reyes, Kelly VanBuren and Stanley Ruiz are on the card.
Boys Basketball SECTION 5AA CHAMPIONSHIP At St. Cloud State University New London-Spicer vs. Watertown-Mayer, 8:15 p.m. Women's Basketball NJCAA DIVISION III TOURNAMENT At Utica, N.Y. Semifinals Monroe College (34-0) vs. Ridgewater (21-7), 5 p.m. Mohawk Valley CC, N.Y. (32-0) vs. Madison Area Technical College, Wis. (31-1), 7 p.m. College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Frederick CC, Md. (2) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 10 a.m.
The Willmar boys' basketball team will square off against Rocori for the third time this season in the Section 8AAA championship tonight at Halenbeck Hall on the St. Cloud State University campus. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m. Willmar (16-10) lost to Rocori (22-5), the Central Lakes Conference champions, 53-41 in Willmar on Jan. 17, then topped the Spartans 46-43 Feb. 28 in Cold Spring. Willmar lost to Rocori 45-36 in the section title game a year ago.
The Benson boys' basketball team faces Luverne in the Section 3AA championship game at 5 p.m. today at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Benson (21-4) held off Montevideo 68-63 in overtime in the semifinals on Saturday, while Luverne (20-6) rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Windom 44-39 in the other semifinal game.
Willmar senior Dana Guetter is one of 10 finalists for Class A Coaches Association Swimmer/Diver of the Year, it was announced recently. The winner will be announced at a banquet in April. Guetter was second in both the 50 and 100 freestyle at the state meet. She was also a member of the 200 medley relay that was fourth and the 200 freestyle relay that placed sixth.