Boys Basketball Willmar 52, Little Falls 40 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 70, BOLD 63 Watertown-Mayer 94, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 64 Central Minnesota Christian 75, BL-Hector 53 Glencoe-Silver Lake 54, Litchfield 51 Girls Basketball Willmar 65, St.
(Starting times approximately 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted) Boys Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson at Montevideo BOLD at Morris Lac qui Parle Valley vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls WEST CENTRAL NORTH Paynesville at Minnewaska New London-Spicer at St. Cloud Cathedral Albany at Melrose Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Sauk Centre CENTRAL MINNESOTA Kimball vs.
ST. PAUL -- Allison Bratch, a 5-9 sophomore guard from New London-Spicer, produced six rebounds, three assists and three points to help Hamline beat MIAC foe Bethel 61-60 Tuesday and qualify the women's basketball team for its first-ever playoff appearance. Jessica Heinen, a 6-foot freshman post from New London-Spicer, a played but did not score. The fifth-seeded Pipers (9-10, 13-11) will play at No. 4 Carlton on Monday.
MARSHALL -- Shawn Plumley, a two-time state wrestling champion for BOLD who suffered a serious head injury in a motorcycle accident six months ago, will return to Southwest Minnesota State University as honorary captain for the Mustang's final home match against MSU-Moorhead tonight. Plumley would have been a junior on the wrestling team this winter. He qualified for the NCAA Division II National Tournament as a sophomore at 157 pounds.
First round RCW 39, LQPV 26 Renville County West and Lac qui Parle Valley won eight of the 14 matches, among them a a pin from Zach Freiborg at 125 pounds, a technical from Dakota Freiborg at 112 and three forfeits. 103: Colby Judovsky, LQP, dec Tyler Fagen 8-5 112: Dakota Freiborg, RCW, tcfl Nick Hanen 20-5 119: Colton Kanstrup, L, dec Trent Novotny 7-3 125: Zach Freiborg, R, pin Nathan Stottler 3:22 130: Zac Zinda, L, tcfl Brandon Brecendorf 15-0 135: Isaac John, RCW, won by forfeit 140: Chavis Bornhorst, L, pin Adam Schorn 2:53 145: Cole Gigstad, RCW, dec Jack Massee 4-2 152: Ja
KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg topped BOLD 70-63 in non-conference boys basketball action Thursday. Jason Fernholz scored 16 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the Fighting Saints (15-8). Sam Kavanagh added 10 points. Other KMS statistics were not available at press time. Bret Neubauer scored 14 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Warriors. Jake Brustuen added 12 points and nine boards. KMS 70, BOLD 63 BOLD (3-18) 32 31 -- 63 KMS (15-8) 40 30 -- 70 BOLD - 24-56 FG (4-10 3 pt); 11-19 FT; 38 rebounds; 27 fouls ...
NEW LONDON -- Jenn Wendlandt had 15 points and seven rebounds to help New London-Spicer rally past Melrose Thursday in its West Central North Conference finale, 40-39. Melrose (4-8, 8-12) had the lead for most of the second half until the Wildcats (11-3, 19-7) took control with a couple of minutes remaining. New London-Spicer made only 12 of 38 field-goal attempts, but Melrose shot only 29 percent from the field.
MONTEVIDEO -- Yellow Medicine East earned a share of the West Central South title with a 50-34 win over Montevideo Thursday. The Sting (9-3, 13-9) tied for first with Benson. Though both teams shot poorly -- YME made 30 percent (15 of 51) of its shots and Montevideo sank 29 percent (13 of 45), the Sting held the deciding advantage on the glass, 41-23. Audrey Formo scored a game-high 27 points to lead YME. Michelle Preuss recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
FERGUS FALLS -- Wesley Kitt accounted for more than half of Ridgewater's points Wednesday, leading the Warriors to an 81-70 win over MSCTC-Fergus Falls in MCCC Southern Division action. Kitt scored a season-high 42 points, including 25 in the second half. He also led the team with five 3-pointers. The Warriors (5-6, 10-13) started strong, taking a 19-7 lead, but Fergus Falls changed to a 2-3 zone defense and took a 36-30 lead at halftime.
FERGUS FALLS -- A tenacious defense and balanced scoring lifted the Ridgewater Lady Warriors to a 52-34 triumph over Fergus Falls in women's basketball action Wednesday night. Ridgewater improved to 7-2 in the MCCC Southern Divison and 16-6 overall. "Our defense was really good tonight," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl about her team holding Fergus Falls to just 10 first-half points. "We just didn't allow them to get into the flow at all, especially in that first half." Terra Billiet had 15 points and Jamie Munson 13 to pace the Lady Warriors.