Boys Basketball Litchfield 61, Delano 58 Willmar 61, Little Falls 50 CMCS 72, KMS 66 BBE 56, Kimball 53 LQPV 74, Ortonville 56 Luverne 67, Red. Valley 56 MACCRAY 73, Dawson-Boyd 42 Girls Basketball NL-S 46, Minnewaska 34 YME 50, Benson 38 Cedar Mountain 75, Buffalo Lake-Hector 37 Paynesville 52, LPGE 46 Morris Area 55, BOLD 47 ACGC 24, LQPV 23
Results Friday Tomahawk Cedar Mountain 75, Buffalo Lake-Hector 37 The Mustangs (2-7) lost their sixth straight game, shooting only 26 percent and cashing just 2 of 10 free throws. Alison Benson had 10 points and Leah Ashburn nine for BLH. Megan Madsen led all scorers with 23 points for Cedar Mountain. Cedar Mountain.................47 28 -- 75 BL-Hector (1-5, 2-7)...........14 23 -- 37 CEDAR MOUNTAIN - 32-91 FG (4-21 3 pt); 7-10 FT; 42 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Megan Madsen 23, Nikki Schultz 13, Brittany Kokesch 10 ... 3-point shots: not available ...
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer stayed undefeated in the West Central North Conference with a 46-34 win over Minnewaska Friday. The Wildcats (5-0, 10-2) remain locked with Albany for first place in the West Central Conference. NLS' advantage came at the free-throw line, where the Wildcats sank 19 of 27, compared to 7 of 15 for the Lakers (3-2, 7-2). Jenn Wendlandt paced New London-Spicer with 13 points, followed by Renae Henjum with 12. Lindsey Solmonson scored 11 points and Sara Gregerson had eight rebounds for Minnewaska.
CLARKFIELD -- Yellow Medicine East put some cushion between another conference foe, topping Benson 50-38 in a West Central South Conference girls basketball game Friday night. The Sting improved to 4-0 in the conference, while Benson fell to 3-2. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City is second at 2-1. Taking ad-vantage of Ben-son's foul trouble, YME dominated the boards 41-29. The Sting did most of its damage when Benson's 6-foot center Brittany Holm was on the bench. Audrey Formo came up two steals short of a triple-double, with a game-high 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals.
MADISON -- Brady VanderVelde netted 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Adam Paulson drained four 3-pointers for the second straight night as Lac qui Parle Valley upended Ortonville 74-56 in non-conference action Friday. The Eagles (7-2) owned a nine-point lead at halftime before pulling away and extending their lead to 20 midway through the second half. As a team LQPV piled up 20 assists and seven blocks. Paulson, who has made 17 three-pointers in the last five games, trailed VanderVelde with 14 points for the Eagles. Phil Rotunda amassed 13 points while R.J.
KERKHOVEN -- Central Minnesota Christian School created a logjam on top of the Camden North Conference Friday as the Bluejays knocked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg off the top of the standings by posting a 72-66 win. KMS (3-2, 6-4) was alone on top of the loop entering the game, but after the loss five teams are virtually tied for first. CMCS, KMS, MACCRAY and Lakeview are all 3-2 and Canby is 2-2. Adam Mikelson and Brian Nelson both netted 18 points for the Bluejays (3-2, 5-3).
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals offense didn't find the opponent's team's goal until the third period on Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference meeting with St. Cloud Apollo. But it was too late as the Eagles left the Civic Center with a 5-3 victory. Willmar had three shots on Apollo netminder Dan Ritter over the first two periods to trail 2-0. Adam Schow caught Ritter napping early in the third frame, driving in a 40-footer to make it a new game. But the Eagles snapped back taking advantage of Willmar penalties to go up 4-1.
The Willmar Cardinals boys' basketball team hosts Little Falls in a Central Lakes Conferenc game at 7:30 p.m. today at the high school. Willmar is coming off a 75-51 road win over Fergus Falls Tuesday night. The Cardinals are 3-2 in the conference and 5-3 overall. Little Falls is 4-1 in the loop and 5-3 overall.
The Minnesota Twins signed journeyman left-hander Gabe White on Thursday to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. White joins veteran Dennys Reyes as left-handers who have been given minor-league deals by the Twins, who are looking for lefties in the bullpen after an offseason trade of J.C. Romero to the Angels. White, 34, who split time last year between the Cardinals and Triple-A, has been in the majors since 1994 and pitched for five teams.
Montevideo will take to the road to wrestle Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., today. But the Thunder Hawks won't need to go the entire way to Florida to compete. Hopkins is hosting an eight-team tournament this weekend with Palm Beach Gardens as one of the participants. The Florida team was looking for another match the night before the tournament and since Montevideo will make the trip to Hopkins today, the Thunder Hawks volunteered to take on the Floridians.