Upcoming events ACGC The ACGC Basketball Association will be holding basketball tournament for grades 5-8 on the following dates: n Boys, Jan. 21, 2006 n Girls, Feb. 4, 2006 Call David Martin at (320) 857-2485 for details. Bird Island A fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball tournament will be held Jan. 7, 2006, in Bird Island. Three-game guarantee, entry fee is $100. For more information, call Tom Smith at (320) 365-3457 or (320) 522-0639. Brooten The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars will host a fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball tournament Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, in Brooten.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Todd Herman had 23 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals as New London-Spicer topped Annandale Saturday in its season opener at the Target Center. Wade Wessling added nine points and Justin Haats eight points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (1-0), who cashed 22-of-31 free throws. Kyle McCreight led Annandale (0-1) with 12 points. NL-Spicer 57, Annandale 45 NL-Spicer (1-0) 22 35 -- 57 Annandale (0-1) 17 28 -- 45 NEW LONDON-SPICER - 17-57 FG (1-7 3 pt); 22-31 FT; 54 rebounds; 15 fouls ...
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo sank six 3-pointers in the second half to secure a 58-41 win over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in the first round of the Montevideo Invite Saturday. Ortonville edged Hutchinson 47-45 in the other first-round game, setting up a Montevideo-Ortonville final at 6 p.m. this Saturday. Hutchinson will face CGB for third place. The Thunder Hawks (2-2) made 8 of 23 from beyond the arc, shooting over the CGB zone. Montevideo also made 6-of-10 free throws, but didn't shoot any in the second half. Rikka Boike's double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds led the Thunder Hawks.
MADISON -- Dawson-Boyd scored 40 second-half points to squeeze past Lac qui Parle Valley 59-57 Saturday. The Blackjacks (5-0) trailed by 14 points with eight minutes left and Chelsie Kurtenbach's blocked shot with four seconds remaining secured the win. Kurtenbach posted a team-high 21 points and 11 rebounds. Kelly Swenson added 15 points, most of it in the second half after sitting a good portion of the first with three fouls. She also had five assists. Kayla Rheingans also had a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Eagles (3-2).
GRAND RAPIDS -- Katie Johnson's unlikely three-pointer with 12 seconds left lifted the Ridgewater women's basketball team to a 62-60 win over Itasca Saturday. The Lady Warriors (7-3) got the ball inside to Terra Billiet, but Itasca doubled teamed her and she kicked it out to Johnson, who sank Ridgewater's only three of the game. Neither team held a controlling lead through the game and Ridgewater entered the half with a scant 27-26 advantage. "We tried to switch defenses and we did a good job with that," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl.
GRAND RAPIDS -- Wes Kitt poured in 24 points and Marcus Smith added 16 as Ridgewater thumped Itasca 92-78 Saturday in a junior college boys' basketball game. The Warriors, who made nine 3-pointers, shot 52 percent from the field. Kitt made 8-of-11 field goals and 7-of-11 free throws. He also led the Warriors (3-6) with eight assists. Tony Kley added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and had five steals and three assists. Larry Player notched nine points and a team-high 14 rebounds. Mark Alexander and Nick Neeley had 17 points apiece for Itasca. The Warriors host St. Scholastics JV at 7 p.m.
The Willmar Cardettes placed eighth among nine teams at the Lakeville Invitational Saturday. Faribault won the meet with 477 points, followed by Northfield with 434 and Spring Lake Park with 428. Willmar had 350 points. Willmar travels to Hutchinson for a meet next Saturday.
MONTEVIDEO -- Once Montevideo solved the problem of St. Paul Humboldt's athleticism, it was smooth sailing to a 73-51 win in the first round of the Montevideo Invite Saturday. The Thunder Hawks (3-0) will meet Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in the championship match this Saturday at approximately 7:30 p.m. Montevideo held a mere four-point lead at halftime, but controlled the second half, 37-19. The Montevideo trio of Tyler Grey, Jon Altena and Tramel Barnes scored 53 of the teams points. Grey led with 23, Altena added 17 and Barnes 13.
Results Saturday Brainerd Invite BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector had 11 wrestlers place in the top seven of the 17-team meet with Mark Pietig at 171 pounds and heavyweight Ben Asseth each placing second. Team scoring (1) Pierz 175.5 (2) Foley 165 (3) BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector 163.5 (4) Little Falls 161.5 (5) Frazee 142 (6) Bemidji 137.5 (7) Becker 128.5 (8) Brainerd 109 (9) Grand Rapids 108.5 (10) Sauk Rapids 99 (11) Breckenridge 76 (12) Amery, Wis. 69.5 (13) Burnsville 47 (14) Andover 41 (15) Staples-Motley 39 (16) St.
Men's Basketball Ridgewater 92, Itasca 78 Willmar 47, Brainerd 40 Women's Basketball Ridgewater 62, Itasca 60 Boys Basketball NL-Spicer 57, Annandale 45 Cedar Mountain 72, Redwood Valley 49 Montevideo Invite Montevideo 73, Humboldt 51 CGB 86, Echo Charter 13 Girls Basketball Dawson-Boyd 59, LQPV 57 HLWW 41, ACGC 28 Montevideo Invite Montevideo 58, CGB 41 Ortonville 47, Hutchinson 45 Prep Wrestling Brainerd Invite (1) Pierz 175.5 (2) Foley 165 (3) BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector 163.5 (4) Little Falls 161.5 (5) Frazee 142 (6) Bemidji 137.5 (7) Be