(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Brainerd at Willmar Little Falls at Sartell Alexandria at Sauk Rapids St. Cloud Tech at St. Cloud Apollo Fergus Falls at Rocori WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City Benson at Morris Montevideo vs. BOLD at Bird Island WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at St. Cloud Cathedral Paynesville at New London-Spicer CENTRAL MINNESOTA Eden Valley-Watkins vs.
Boys Basketball SESM 48, BL-Hector 43
BRAINERD - The Central Lakes College Raiders smeared Ridgewater for the second time 91-73 on Saturday in a fast-paced Minnesota Community College Conference game. Gunther Zajic with 19 points was the leader this time for Central Lakes. The 6-foot guard from Little Falls had just two points on Nov. 19 when the Raiders won 80-53 in Willmar. In both games, the Raiders shot over 50 percent. Dante Bogard sank five of Ridgewater's 10 three-pointers to finish with 18 points. Wesley Kitt also had 18 points and center Larry Player added 17 points and eight rebounds.
BRAINERD - The Ridgewater Lady Warriors beat Central Lakes College of Brainerd 55-38 Saturday to end their pre-conference schedule 9-3 and on a seven-game winning streak. Ridgewater beat the Raiders for the second time this season despite making only 12-of-28 free throws. Offensive production was distributed among 10 players scoring from two to 12 points each. Jamie Munson led with 12 points. Terra Billiet nabbed 11 of Ridgewater's 44 rebounds.
WILLMAR - Senior center Tyler Wahl notched a hat trick and the Willmar Cardinals exploded for five goals in the third period to rout Wadena-Deer Creek 7-3 on Saturday evening in a match-up of Section 4A rivals. Wahl scored twice in the first period, playing on a new line with Danny Swanson, who had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Gauer. He got his third goal unassisted at 9:42 of the third period. Andy Boersma, Eric Bangen and Joel Schendel also scored for Willmar (1-3), which had scored only five goals in three losses to start the season. Wadena-Deer Creek (4-2) scored all its goals on p
WILLMAR - Willmar took the early lead but paid the price for nine penalties as Morris/Benson Area roared back to pick up a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon in a non-conference girls hockey game. Quick-bladed senior Brittany Sharstrom scored twice for the Storm and assisted on Emily Rajewsky's clincher at 15:59 of the third.
GRANITE FALLS - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City claimed the Old 212 Conference Holiday Tournament title after using six 3-pointers in the first half to beat Central Minnesota Christian 53-46 Saturday. The Falcons (4-2) were 6-for-10 from beyond the arc in the first half to build up a 30-18 lead at halftime. Micah Nordin and Justin Schroeder both hit two treys, while Josh Cunningham and Michael Martin each connected in the first half. Martin led all scorers with 17 points while also piling up five assists and four steals.
RENVILLE - Megan Groen, a 5-9 sophomore guard, had her third straight double-double as Renville County West whipped Yellow Medicine East 50-34 Saturday in the championship of the Old Two Twelve Conference Holiday Basketball Tournament. Groen had 61 points and 30 rebounds in the three games. RCW (5-2) led only 18-17 at halftime against previously unbeaten YMW (5-1).
Maple River Invite Chris Harmon at 135 pounds, Tom Elfering at 160, Mark Pietig at 171 and Ben Aaseth at heavyweight all won individual titles for BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, which held off Litchfield for the title Saturday. The tournament came down to the final weight class with BOLD/BLH needing a win to secure the crown.
BRAINERD - Willmar junior Phil Cleary skied two outstanding races Saturday at the Brainerd Nordic Ski Invitational. Cleary placed fifth in the 5k freestyle and seventh in the 5k classic. His combined times placed him fourth in the 12-team meet. Cleary was the only entrant for either Willmar varsity. Girls Results TEAM SCORING -- (1) Bemidji 365 (2) Alexandria 359 (3) Little Falls 349 (4) Brainerd 341 (5) Otter Tail Central 327 (6) Buffalo 323 (7) Detroit Lakes 246 (8) Grand Rapids 167 (9) St. Cloud Apollo 134 (10) St.