WAHPETON, N.D. -- Ridgewater couldn't protect the ball and paid for it in a 75-50 loss to North Dakota State College of Science in women's junior college basketball Wednesday. The Wildcats, a Division II program, made 21 steals and forced the Lady Warriors into 25 turnovers overall. "They harassed our guards and we made some bad decisions with the ball," said head coach Carrie Ogdahl. "We also shot poorly.
Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. BOLD vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Montevideo at Dawson-Boyd, 7:30 p.m. Morris at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. Renville County West at Redwood Valley, 7:30 p.m. Boys Hockey NON-CONFERENCE Willmar vs.
NEW LONDON -- Rachel Pexa notched a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as Norwood-Young America upended New London-Spicer 52-36 in a non-conference girls basketball game Tuesday night. Rachel Hanson had a strong all-around game for Norwood-Young America, finishing with 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals. New London-Spicer fell behind 28-21 at halftime and was unable to make up any ground in the second half. The Wildcats shot only 26 percent (11 of 43), but did cash 10 of 11 free throws. Renae Henjum, a 6-foot junior center, paced the Wildcats with 14 points.
Lisa Nielsen, a senior center for the Willmar Cardinals, has been selected Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week for girls basketball. Nielsen had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists in Willmar's season-opening 48-40 non-conference win over Bemidji last Saturday.
The 2006 KRA annual Stock Car Racing Banquet will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Spicer American Legion Club. If interested in attending, please contact Paul at 320-796-2950 or 320-905-7722.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that the annual tullibee (cisco) fishing season on Green Lake will run until sunset on Monday, Dec. 4. Regulations for tullibee fishing can be found in the 2006 Fishing Regulations handbook or on the DNR's web site at www.dnr.mn.us .
DAWSON -- Dawson-Boyd pulled away from MACCRAY in a defensive second half for a 46-36 win in the season opener and Camden Conference opener Tuesday. The Blackjacks (1-0, 1-0) survived the first half with a 25-23 lead, then wore down the Wolverines in the second half, allowing just 13 points. Dawson-Boyd's biggest edge came at the free-throw line, making 9 of 13. MACCRAY had only four attempts, sinking three. Nikki Swenson led the Blackjacks with 12 points and also grabbed seven rebounds.
RENVILLE -- Lac qui Parle Valley took advantage of turnovers down the stretch from Renville County West to post a 58-52 non-conference win Tuesday in the opener for both teams. Micaela Erickson and Madeline Gail both scored 13 points to pace a balanced attack for the Eagles.
HANCOCK -- Hancock let 24 three-pointers fly, cashing in 10 as they scored at least 33 points in each half. Tara Thielke led the Owls with 22 points, including four 3-pointers. Bree Holleman added 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Both had eight rebounds each. Jenny Noordmans followed with 11 points and paced the team with nine boards. Kari Mulder scored eight points and Brianna Wubben seven for the Bluejays. Hancock 68, CMCS 33 CMCS (0-1) 18 15 -- 33 Hancock (1-0) 35 33 -- 68 CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - 12 FG (1 3 pt); 6-13 FT; rebounds not available; 16 fouls ...
WILLMAR -- Hutchinson scored two goals in the first minute of the third period and went on to beat Willmar 7-4 in non-conference girls hockey on Tuesday night. Laura Ranieri and Ellen Lenz scored 14 seconds apart to instantly expand a one-goal Tigers' lead after two periods to 5-2.