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MONTEVIDEO -- Canby had five individual champions en route to winning the David Roder/Montevideo Wrestling Invitational title on Friday. Canby had 228.5 points to 194.5 for runner-up Jackson County Central. Montevideo finished fifth with 138.5 points, Willmar was sixth with 120 points and MACCRAY ninth with 76.5 points. None of the three area teams had an individual champion. Montevideo had three runners-up; Gage Halvorson at 135 pounds, Tony Klosterboer at 160 and James Gallagher at 171. Drew Larson of Willmar was second at 140 and MACCRAY's Mitch Grussing was second at 189.
MADISON -- Brady VanderVelde scored 20 points as the Lac qui Parle Eagles dumped Hancock 73-41 to take the trophy at their own invitational on Friday. The Eagles led 36-23 at halftime thanks in part to a trio of three-pointers by Adam Paulson, who would finish with four treys and 15 points. R.J.
MADISON -- Russell-Tyler-Ruthton took advantage of Lac qui Parle Valley errors to rough up the Eagles 64-51 in the championship game of the LQPV Invitational Friday. The Knights also controlled the boards (45 to 25 rebounds), which led to many second-chance baskets on their offensive end. Nickel Lamote with 14 points and 15 rebounds led the Knights' assault. Mindy Clark, who had 32 points in Thursday's 67-61 win against Hancock, paced the Eagles once again with 18 points. Amber Moen produced 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Late result Thursday Little Falls Invite MBA 7, Mpls. South 0 (Third place) -- Morris/-Benson Area (8-1) rebounded after suffering its first loss of the season Wednesday by blanking Minneapolis South in the third-place game. Tony Schultz netted a hat trick with two goals in the first period and another in the third to ignite the Storm. Mitch Grunig made 21 saves in the shutout while Josh Griffith assisted on three goals. Minneapolis South.................0 0 0 -- 0 MBA (8-1)................................5 0 2 -- 7 FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Tony Schultz (Josh Griffith) 5:32 ...
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Boys Basketball Lac qui Parle Valley Invite Championship: Lac qui Parle Valley 73, Hancock 41 Girls Basketball Midwest Wireless Wild-Card Tournament Championship: Willmar 31, Hawley 20 Third Place: New London-Spicer 45, Watertown-Mayer 41 Lac qui Parle Valley Invite Championship: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 64, Lac qui Parle Valley 51 Third Place: Minneota 54, Hancock 46 Wrestling Roder Invite (1) Canby 228.5 (2) Jackson County Central 194.5 (3) Fulda/Murray County Central 171 (4) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 150 (5) Montevideo 138.5 (6) Willmar 120 (7) Mounds View 117.5 (8)
The David Roder/Montevideo Wrestling Tournament is slated to begin at 10 a.m. today, barring bad weather. Ten teams will be participating in the tournament, including Montevideo. The others are Willmar, MACCRAY, Canby, Fulda/Murray County Central, Jackson County Central, Lakeville South, Mounds View, Pine Island and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.
The University of Kansas women's basketball team, coached by Willmar native Bonnie Henrickson, tied the program record for consecutive wins to open the season when the Jayhawks downed Pepperdine 73-60 on Wednesday. The 10-0 start ties the 1991-92 mark. Henrickson is in her second year as coach of the Jayhawks. The team goes for the record tonight at Allen Fieldhouse against LaSalle.