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Otters Never Trail in 72-46 Win Over Willmar

By Craig Olson, 03/01/24, 11:45PM CST


Ryan Hirst scored 14 of his game high 22 points in the second half as the Fergus Falls Otters pulled away from the Willmar Cardinals and recorded a 72-46 victory in their final regular season game Friday night at Roosevelt Gym.  Hirst was joined in double digits by Henry Bethel with 14 points.  The Otters led 334-26 at the half and never trailed in the game.


Ryan Hirst inches toward the basket. PHOTO by JULIE NELSON

Levi King added 9 points off the bench, while Alex Ellison and Hayden Knick contributed 8 points each.

Avery Christensen led Willmar with 20 points, 13 of them coming in the second half, and Jackson Schnichels finished with 10.

Fergus Falls (13-13, 8-8 CLC) will host Rocori in a Section 8AAA Boys’ Basketball quarterfinal contest on Tuesday at 8:05pm at the Roosevelt Gym.

Henry Bethel driving to the Hoop. PHOTO by JULIE NELSON

Ryan Hirst on the move to the basket. PHOTO by JULIE NELSON

Levi King with the one-hand slam! PHOTO by JULIE NELSON