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 ...
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE KMS at Lac qui Parle Valley Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Benson BOLD at Buffalo Lake-Hector Lincoln HI at Dawson-Boyd Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Litchfield at Redwood Valley Wrestling NON-CONFERENCE MACCRAY vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City
Boys Basketball Morris 72, NL-Spicer 59 Redwood Valley 89, Mankato East 76 Girls Basketball NL-Spicer 55, Morris/CA 36 EV-Watkins 67, ACGC 36 Hancock 54, Waska 53 Wrestling Big Ole Invitational (1) Minnewaska Area 177½ (2) Moorhead 173 (3) Wadena-Deer Creek 172½ (4) Frazee 143 (5) Alexandria 117½ (6) Rocori 113 (7) Willmar 81½ (8) Morris/Hancock 57 Paynesville Duals Quarterfinals Grand Rapids 36, Paynesville 28 BOLD/BLH 48, LPGE 22 Milaca 64, Sauk Centre 4 Perham 49, Watertown-Mayer 20 Semifinals Milaca 64, Grand Rapids 16 Perham 30, BOLD/BLH 26 Consolat
GROVE CITY -- A balanced offensive attack and making 16 of 21 free-throw attempts in the second half helped Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City earn a 67-63 win over Montevideo Friday, handing the Thunder Hawks their first loss in the West Central South Conference. Michael Martin, the area's leading scorer, led the way for the Falcons (4-5, 9-6) with 19 points. Micah Nordin followed with 17, Justin Schroeder 16 and Jesse McCann 10.
The Alexandria Cardinals host the Big Ole Wrestling Tournament today beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Jefferson High School. Willmar and Rocori from the Central Lakes Conference will compete, as will area teams Minnewaska and Morris/Hancock, as well as Frzazee, Moorhead and Wadena-Deer Creek.
The Central Lakes Conference gymnastics meet is scheduled for 1 p.m. today in Little Falls. St. Cloud Tech is the favorite after going 8-0 in CLC dual meets. Teams get two points for a dual win and one point for every team it finishes ahead of in the tournament to determined the overall conference champion. Brainerd was 7-1 in duals, followed by Sauk Rapids (6-2), Alexandria (5-3), Sartell (4-4), Willmar (3-5), St. Cloud Apollo (2-6), Little Falls (1-7) and Fergus Falls (0-8).
The New London-Spicer girls' basketball teams host Morris/-Chokio-Alberta at 6:15 p.m. today in a non-conference, while the boys host Morris after the conclusion of the girls game around 8 p.m. The NLS girls have won six straight games to improve to 16-6. Morris/Chokio-Alberta has lost its last three games and sits 5-12. The Wildcats boys are 17-1, while Morris is 5-9.