Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Brainerd, 7:30 p.m. Sartell at Little Falls Rocori at Fergus Falls Sauk Rapids at Alexandria St. Cloud Apollo at St. Cloud Tech WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Central Minnesota Christian vs. Lakeview at Cottonwood, 7:30 p.m. MACCRAY vs.
Boys Basketball Dawson-Boyd 74, RCW 66
Boys Basketball CAMDEN NORTH Renville County West at Dawson-Boyd, 7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball RCW 58, BOLD 49 Minnewaska 75, BBE 67 Wahpeton Invite Third place: Morris 56, Sisseton 36 Benson Invite Championship: Benson 75, MACCRAY 58 Third place: Paynesville 72, Hancock 39 Girls Basketball NLS 43, Alexandria 38 RCW 53, BOLD 40 Minnewaska 74, BBE 43 Montevideo Invite Championship: Montevideo 66, Ortonville 51 Third place:Hutchinson 39, CMCS 31 Wrestling Forest Lake Invite Willmar 33, North Branch 31 Monticello 55, Willmar 15 Third place: Henry Sibley 44, Willmar 28 Cass Lake Invite (1) Barnesville 190.5 (2) Greenbush-Middle River
BENSON -- Daniel Fragodt scored 36 points as Benson smashed MACCRAY 75-58 Saturday in the championship game of the Case IH Holiday Tournament. Often creating his own opportunities with takeaways, the tournament MVP canned 13-of-23 field-goal attempts and 10-of-12 free throw chances. Cory Nietfeld and Nathan Nietfeld combined to score 33 points to propel Paynesville to victory in the third-place game with Hancock. Championship Benson 75, MACCRAY 58 Fragodt had 21 of his points by halftime as the Braves (5-0) bounded to a 36-23 lead.
BELGRADE -- Four Minnewaska players reached double digits in scoring as the Lakers topped Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 75-67 in non-conference boys basketball action Saturday. Jordan Johnsrud led Minnewaska (3-2) with 25 points, followed by Jordan Hendricks with 17. Jon Hoffmann and Mike Anderson added 10 points each. Jared McCleary paced the Jaguars (1-4) with 20 points and nine rebounds. Michael Rodgers added 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
ALEXANDRIA -- New London-Spicer made its free throws down the stretch to hold off Alexandria, 43-38, in non-conference girls basketball action Saturday. The Wildcats (5-2) led 37-35 with 31.1 seconds left, then Ellary Asche and Jenn Wendlandt sank two free throws each to seal the victory. Renae Henjum's double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds paced NLS. She also had five assists and four blocks.
MONTEVIDEO -- Hannah Wenaas had 17 points and Brook Moseng and Taylor Skoglund each pumped in 15 more to help Montevideo upend Ortonville 66-51 in the championship game of the Montevideo Invite Saturday. In the third-place game, Hutchinson beat Central Minnesota Christian, 39-31. Championship Montevideo 66, Ortonville 51 The Thunder Hawks didn't pull away until there was about five minutes remaining. Wenaas knocked down three of Montevideo's five 3-pointers and also handed out six assists and pocketed three steals.
FOREST LAKE -- Willmar went 1-2 at the Forest Lake Invitational on Saturday, but three Cardinals finished the day undefeated. Brandt Haglund at 135 pounds, Drew Larson at 145 and Trent Molacek at 171 each went 3-0.
BRAINERD -- Ridgewater got just enough offense again as the Lady Warriors edged Central Lakes 59-55 Saturday in the finale of the Central Lakes Invitational. The Lady Warriors (6-5) owned a slim 24-22 lead at halftime and were led by Melissa Sterkel's 15 points. Hilary Groothuis followed with 12 points as Ridgewater didn't make a three-pointer were credited with making only 13 of 26 free-throw attempts. "It's a nice win to go in before the break," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "Hopefully they will come back refocused." The Lady Warriors resume action Jan.