(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE St. Cloud Cathedral vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City Little Falls at Litchfield New London-Spicer at Montevideo Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Morris Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at Paynesville Redwood Valley at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton MACCRAY vs.
Boys Basketball Lac qui Parle Valley 75, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 66 BOLD 78, Buffalo Lake-Hector 69 Dawson-Boyd 94, Lincoln HI 58 Benson 87, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 65 Girls Basketball Litchfield 83, Redwood Valley 54 Ortonville 81, Montevideo 69 Wrestling Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Triangular Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 39, New London-Spicer 14 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 60, MACCRAY 9 New London-Spicer 47, MACCRAY 24
NEW LONDON -- In a Saturday night surprise, Morris upset New London-Spicer 72-59 in boys basketball, snapping a 13-game Wildcats' win streak. The Tigers -- especially Taylor Witt -- trampled the Wildcats with 53 percent shooting and were also proficient at slipping through the NLS full-court pressure. Witt, a 6-foot-3 junior, scored a season-high 36 points. He sank all four of his team's treys in just eight attempts. Fouling him was lethal: he canned 14 of 15 at the free-throw line. "He was awesome," said senior forward Andy Lembcke, who had 12 points and nine rebounds.
WILLMAR --With Dante Bogard striking for 23 points and Travis Epema pulling down 13 rebounds, the Ridgewater Warriors rolled over Riverland 64-46 Saturday to keep their post-season hopes alive. The Warriors (3-5, 8-12) play host to Minnesota West (2-5, 9-11) on Wednesday. Ridgewater, Minnesota West and Anoka-Ramsey are fighting for the fourth and final playoff bid out of Southern Division of the Minnesota Community College Conference. Bogard, a 6-foot-3 sophomore wing from Omaha, made 9-of-15 shots, including 3-of-6 three-pointers.
WILLMAR -- After crushing Riverland 65-38 Saturday, the Ridgewater Lady Warriors have three games left on the schedule. The issue is not getting into the Minnesota Community College final eight but earning the No. 1 seed out of the South. The Lady Warriors (5-2, 14-6) are chasing Minneapolis (7-0, 16-4). Ridgewater hosts Minnesota West (3-3, 10-11) on Wednesday looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Bluejays. The Lady Warriors finish on the road at Fergus Falls and Minneapolis before hosting the state tournament Feb.
ALEXANDRIA -- Minnewaska Area's three champions and three runners-up gave the Lakers enough points to edge two other teams for the Big Ole Invitational title Saturday. The Lakers collected 177½ points, followed by Moorhead with 173 and Wadena-Deer Creek with 172½. Willmar took seventh (81½) and Morris/Hancock eighth (57). Jon Tatro at 119 pounds, Trevor Larson at 145 and Alan Lutterman at 215 captured titles for the Lakers.
NEW LONDON -- Eight players scored for New London-Spicer -- including three freshmen and an eighth-grader -- as the Wildcats beat Morris/Chokio-Alberta 55-36 in a non-conference girls basketball on Saturday evening. It was the seventh straight win for the Wildcats (17-6) since a four-game losing streak early in January. NLS has three tough West Central North opponents left: at Minnewaska Tuesday, home Friday against league-leading Albany and home against Melrose Feb. 16. Sophomore center Renae Henjum led the young Wildcats with 18 points.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Redwood Valley let Mankato East's Chop Tang score all the points he wanted; the Cardinals still prevailed 89-76 in non-conference boys basketball action Saturday. Tang, a 6-foot-6 senior, racked up 49 points, but Redwood Valley shot 53 percent (26 of 49) from the field and made 18-of-23 free throws. Aaron Marks and Mike Felt each struck for 22 points and Dan Bonebright with 19 points and Tyler Pendleton with 17 were close behind.
LITTLE FALLS -- Willmar junior Caitlin Cooreman earned all-conference honors in three events at the Central Lakes Conference gymnastics meet on Saturday. Based on results of the dual meets and the conference final, Cooreman placed fourth in all-around, fifth in vault and sixth in balance beam. Willmar placed eighth with a score of 122.15. Defending champion St. Cloud Tech won the meet with a season-best score of 148.475. Kayla Deters of third-place Sauk Rapids won all-around (37.075). No other information on Willmar was available. Team scoring (1) St.
Late result Friday Non-Conference MBA 7, Little Falls 3 Little Falls (0-24) scored the game's first goal, but the Storm (13-9) then got six goals before the Flyers scored again. Brittany Sharstrom and Brooke Anderson both scored two goals in the stretch that started in the first period and carried over into the second period. Little Falls (0-24) 1 1 1 -- 3 Morris/Benson Area (13-9) 1 5 1 -- 7 FIRST PERIOD - LF: Shelby Atkinson (unassisted) 2:55 ... MBA: Brooke Anderson (Sara Rajewsky, Laura Berens) 9:32 SECOND PERIOD - MBA: Anderson (unassisted) 1:55 ...