Late results Thursday Royalton Tri BBE 48, Rockford 32 All 14 matches were decided by a major decision or better, and nine were by fall.
BRAINERD -- Central Lakes scored 52 points in the second half to overwhelm Ridgewater 85-61 in Minnesota Community College Conference men's basketball action Friday. Ridgewater trailed Central Lakes 33-24 at halftime and never got closer. David Johnson scored 19 points and Travis Schultz added 12 points to lead the Warriors. No other statistics were available at press time. Central Lakes 85, Ridgewater 61 Ridgewater 24 37 -- 61 Central Lakes 33 52 -- 85 RIDGEWATER - FG not available (3 pt not available); FT not available; rebounds not available; fouls not available ...
BRAINERD -- A different plan of attack in the second half helped Ridgewater rally and post a 55-51 win over Central Lakes Friday. The Raiders took a 31-24 lead into halftime after hitting some long-range jumpers. But the Lady Warriors (4-4) switched to a 2-3 zone in the second half and outscored Brainerd 31-20 in the final 20 minutes of play. "We tried to force (the ball) into Hilary (Groothuis) in the first half," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "We just didn't take care of ball, but then we switched to 2-3 zone and they couldn't shoot from outside.
LONG PRAIRIE -- Renae Henjum scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead New London-Spicer past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle for its second straight West Central North girls basketball win. Henjum also blocked eight shots, had six assists and three steals. Jenn Wendlandt followed with 10 points and eight rebounds. It's the third straight win overall for the Wildcats, who started the season with two losses. NL-Spicer 59, LPGE 42 NL-Spicer (2-0, 3-2) 27 32 -- 59 LPGE (0-2, 0-2) 18 24 -- 42 NEW LONDON-SPICER - 25-49 FG (4-11 3 pt); 5-7 FT; 30 rebounds; 12 fouls ...
GROVE CITY -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City had four players score in double figures, led by Kayla Dahlman's 17, and clipped Benson 60-48 in a West Central South Conference girls basketball game Friday night. Miranda Hopp added 13 points, Brittany Smith had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Lauren Kinzler had 11 points. Brittany Holm recorded a double-double for the Braves (0-2, 2-3) with 18 points and 14 boards.
DAWSON -- Nikki Swenson poured in a career-high 26 points and also made four steals as Dawson-Boyd held off Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a key Camden North Conference girls basketball game Friday night. The Blackjacks (1-0, 3-1) bolted to a 20-9 lead before KMS trailed just 25-22 at halftime. KMS eventually tied the game, but a late pair of Swenson free throws iced the game for the Blackjacks. Britta Helgeson added 13 points and Heather Voss had eight points and 11 rebounds for Dawson-Boyd. Patina Queenan led KMS (1-1, 1-2) with 18 points.
Trevor Wittwer, a junior wing from Redwood Valley, leads the Gustavus Adolphus men's basketball team with a 16 points-per-game average through seven games so far. He's led the team in scoring in three of the last four games, topping 20 points each time. His high so far is 25 points against Macalester Nov. 29.
Eden Valley-Watkins wrestling team won't be able to defend its title in today's Willmar Wrestling Invitational because all classes and sporting events were canceled Wednesday, fearing contamination after an old barometer was dropped in a classroom at Eden Valley. Minus the Eagles, the meet is slated to begin at 4 p.m. with Minnewaska, Benson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Renville County West, Sauk Centre, Yellow Medicine East and Willmar.
ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud Tech solved Willmar's zone in the second half and broke away for a 52-40 win in Central Lakes Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Cardinals' 2-3 matchup zone helped keep the Tigers in check in the first half, leading to a 22-22 halftime score. Willmar (1-2, 2-2) closed the half on a 15-5 run. St. Cloud Tech turned things around in the second half, and made use of the free-throw line, making 18-of-27 overall. The Cardinals, who went to the line 10 times in the first half, finished 9 for 19. Lisa Nielsen and Kelsey Evans combined for 29 of the team's points.
WILLMAR -- What's clear after Willmar's third decisive win of the new season, it that this is a team with depth -- in scoring, bench strength and defense. Kyle Townswick and Michael Dunham led the attack on the Sartell Sabres with 18 and 16 points, respectively, as the Cardinals slashed their way to a 72-49 Central Lakes Conference victory on Thursday night. Eight others scored, including Corey Hanson with nine, Tom Boike with eight and Ryan Hagemeyer with seven.