Weekend sports recap
Little Falls 83, Princeton 53
Little Falls ran all over Princeton, Friday, winning 83-53 to remain the lone unbeaten team in the Granite Ridge Conference.
Josh Wenzel scored 19 points, Matt Valentine netted 14 and Tom Smith added 13 for the Flyers.
Pierz 62, Kimball Area 38
After winning a fast-paced 98-80 contest Tuesday, the Pioneers slowed it down Friday, letting the defense take over in a 62-38 road win at Kimball.
The victory sets up a clash of the final two unbeaten teams in the Central Minnesota Conference, Thursday, between Pierz and top-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.
Upsala 76, Royalton 42
Upsala built a 35-22 halftime lead, then opened it up even further in the second half, defeating Royalton 76-42 at home Friday.
Andy Nelson and Christian Pekarek led nine different Cardinals in the scoring column with 17 points apiece, followed in double figures by Dylan Zimmerman with 11.
Steve Hoff scored 16 points and Matt Silbernick contributed eight for Royalton.
St. John’s Prep 80, Swanville 46
Swanville went on an 8-0 run late in the first half to close within single digits at halftime, but a strong second half of shooting by St. John’s Prep helped them pull away from the Bulldogs 80-46 Friday night.
Andy Poster, Mitch Lange and Cory Wensmann took first place in their weight classes to lead Royalton-Upsala to a fourth-place finish out of 10 teams at a tournament in Elk River, Saturday.
Matt Neu placed second, Brady Moulzolf earned third and Kyle Dalton came in fourth for the Royals.
Little Falls 129.075, Benson 120.125, Princeton 119.425
Rachelle LeBlanc led the Flyers to an easy home win Friday, as Little Falls outdistanced Benson and Princeton.
LeBlanc placed first in the all-around with a score of 37.075, winning all four events, including a career-high score of 9.55 on beam.
Staci Stein finished second on beam and Amanda Hanson placed fourth in the all-around.
Full recaps and box scores will be available Tuesday