GROVE CITY -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City shot 55 percent and rallied past Benson 82-77 in a West Central South Conference game Tuesday night. Benson (1-1, 5-1), which suffered its first loss of the season, led by as many as 10 points in the first half before ACGC (1-1, 4-3) whittled in down to 39-35 at halftime. The teams exchanged leads several times in the second half before Benson eventually went up by six points with seven minutes remaining. ACGC then surged at the end and snapped a two-game losing streak. Justin Schroeder paced the Falcons with 21 points and three steals.
GRANITE FALLS -- Jordan Radel made two free throws with four seconds left as New London-Spicer rallied from a 16-point deficit to clip Yellow Medicine East 54-52 Tuesday, handing the Sting their first loss. Skylar Wachter paced the Wildcats (4-1) with 23 points as Radel followed with 14 and Jackson Wright 11. Wachter also grabbed 10 rebounds to help NLS get through a rough night from the field (21-for-58). Wright and Radel combined to score 20 of the Wildcats' 33 second-half points. Kenton Johnson was credited with hooking a game-high 22 rebounds for YME (5-1).
KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg forced 23 MACCRAY turnovers and withstood a second-half charge to beat the Wolverines, 70-50, in Camden North boys basketball action Tuesday. The Fighting Saints (2-1, 5-2) trapped and pressured MACCRAY (2-1, 4-3) in the first half and ran out to a 37-21 halftime lead. The Wolverines fought back to within nine points with seven minutes left in the second half, but KMS' Sam Kavanagh scored six of his game-high 20 points in succession to put the Saints back to a double-digit lead. Kavanagh added 14 rebounds for a double-double.
Boys Basketball Redwood Valley 90, BOLD 44 New London-Spicer 54, Yellow Medicine East 52 Montevideo 66, Minnewaska 56 Lakeview 61, Central Minnesota Christian 47 Litchfield 45, Dassel-Cokato 41 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 70, MACCRAY 50 Brainerd 60, Willmar 57 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 82, Benson 77 Girls Basketball Redwood Valley 67, BOLD 48 Sauk Centre 43, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 42 Minnewaska 53, Montevideo 48 Lakeview 53, Central Minnesota Christian 48 MACCRAY 53, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 50 Hancock 69, Ortonville 50 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 61, Buffalo Lake-Hecto
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TRACY -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg won five of the final seven matches to pull away from Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and post a 40-28 win in the Camden Conference Tuesday. Kurt Timmons notched a pin in 1:03 to open the dual at 103 pounds for KMS before TMB won the next two matches.
SPICER -- Jacki Imdieke of New London-Spicer won the all-around and two individual events outright to lead the Wildcats to a 136-134.275 non-conference win over Willmar in gymnastics action Tuesday. Imdieke won the all-around with a combined score of 35.725, almost one-half point ahead of Willmar's Annalise Bratt at 35.25. Imdieke took first in the vault with a 9.175 and the floor exercise with a 9.1.
KIMBALL -- Phil Cleary finished third for the second straight meet to help Willmar place third at the Buffalo Invitational Tuesday at Powder Ridge. The Cardinal girls, paced by Katie Pakola's 16th-place finish, shaved off nearly eight minutes off their cumulated time from the last meet. Girls Results TEAM SCORING (cumulated time) -- (1) Mora 31:47 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral 31:57 (3) Buffalo 32:45 (4) St. Cloud Apollo 33:28 (5) St.
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar held Alexandria scoreless for all of the first period and nearly 11 minutes into the second frame when Alexandria broke loose for three goals in 40 seconds to start an 8-0 landslide in girls hockey Tuesday. Alexandria's top line of Abby Williams, Michelle Anez and Kate DelZoppo accounted for seven of their team's goals. Alexandria went to 11-0.
Willmar meets Alexandria in hockey tonight with the girls team on the road and the boys team at home. The No. 6-rated Alexandria girls (5-0, 10-0), the defending champions in both the Central Lakes Conference and Section 2A, have six wins by shutout while averaging just under eight goals per game. The Willmar boys host Alexandria (2-2, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in a conference game. The Section 4A rivals are both coming off one-goal victories, Alexandria 2-1 over St. Cloud Apollo and Willmar 5-4 over Prairie Centre.