COKATO – The Dassel-Cokato girls basketball team defeated Mound Westonka at home Thursday, 53-43.
The Chargers went on a 12-2 run early in the second half to turn a 30-28 lead into a 42-30 margin, and were never seriously threatened after that.
Katelyn Lee and Abby Schmidt both had 14 points for DC, while Olivia Travis added 11.
Jen Schaible led the White Hawks with 17 points.
The Chargers improved to 5-16 overall, 2-9 in the WCC West with the victory. DC also avenged an earlier 66-54 loss on the road on Jan. 11.
Look for full results in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.
COKATO – The Dassel-Cokato wrestling team ended the regular season on a high note, defeating Norwood Young America 69-10 on Youth Night Thursday.
The Chargers are now off until the Section 6A Team Tournament, held Sat., Feb. 17 at St. Cloud Apollo.
DC started with an 18-0-0 lead after a forfeit win by Carson Amundson, followed by pins from Jude Link at 113 and Tate Link at 120.
Noah Halonen won by forfeit, followed by a 3-1 decision win from Will O’Brien.
Prestin Bradley won by forfeit, followed by back-to-back falls from Jack Selseth and Christian Johnson. Jack Zobel won by forfeit and Jacob Schmitz won by fall at 170 and 182, Josh DeBoer won by forfeit at 195, and Jace Butcher bumped up to HWT and won by fall.
NEW ULM – The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato girls hockey team, seeded #6 in section 2A, fell on the road to #3 New Ulm 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the section tournament Thursday.
Bella Meyer gave the Dragons a spark with a goal just 16 second into the contest, but the Eagles scored five unanswered goals to take a 5-1 victory.
Ali Beltz factored in all five goals for New Ulm, finishing with two goals and three assists.
New Ulm outshot LDC 46-13, a vast improvement for the Dragons from earlier this season, when the Eagles outshot the Dragons 73-8.
Avery Stilwell stopped 41-of-46 shots for LDC.
The Dragons finished with a 2-24-0 overall record for the season.
CHAMPLIN PARK – DC’s Beau Nelson (160 pounds) took second at the 9th Grade and Under State Individual Tournament held over the weekend in Champlin Park.
Beau opened his tournament with a technical fall win over a wrestler from STMA, and followed up with a pin over a wrestler from Hastings in the quarterfinals.
This set up a match with a United wrestler in the semi-finals. The United wrestler came out firing and took Beau down, but Beau bounced back and dominated the next four minutes of the match to win by major decision.
The finals pitted Beau against an Andover wrestler. Beau took a lead into the second period, but the Andover wrestler hit a big move and got himself back into the match. The Andover wrestler secured more points in the third period and pulled away.
Look for a full recap in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.
The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato girls hockey team, after ending the regular season with a 2-23 record, was awarded the #6 seed in the Section 2A playoffs.
The Dragons will travel to #3 New Ulm Friday. The Eagles defeated the Dragons earlier this season at home 5-0 on Dec. 16, outshooting LDC 73-8 in the game.
If the team wins, they will travel to #2 Hutchinson Thursday.
Friday, Feb. 9
LDC boys hockey at Mound Westonka, 7:30 p.m.
Gymnastics vs. New Prague, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10
DCL boys swimming at WCC tournament at Hutchinson, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
DC boys basketball vs. Rockford, 7 p.m.
DC girls basketball at Rockford, 7 p.m.
LDC boys hockey at Delano, 5 p.m.