BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Trojans hit 16 3-pointers in win against MCW
SHERBURN -- Sinking 16 3-pointers Tuesday night and getting double-figure scoring from five players, Worthington defeated Martin County West 82-64 in a non-conference high school boys' basketball game.
Travis Meinders connected for seven of those Trojan treys, as he fired in a game-high 27 points, including 15 in the first half.
Worthington (17-5) also received double-figure scoring from the quartet of Mike Vorwald (15), Jalen Voss (13), Matt King (12) and Aduo Omot (11).
Vorwald (11 assists) and King each made four 3-pointers in the game for the Trojans, who held just a three-point lead early in the second half.
Voss and Meinders both had six rebounds for WHS, which forced 18 MCW turnovers but was outrebounded 24-21. The Trojans, who host Ellsworth Thursday night, had just 11 turnovers in the contest.
"They (MCW) cut our lead down to three points early in the second half," said Trojan head coach Ron Vorwald. "But then Travis started lighting it up again, and we were able to extend our lead by getting the ball inside some and doing a better job defensively."
The Mavericks (20-4), who have lost three games in a row, were led by Geoff Krumwiede's 23 points, while Evan Barber and Conner Grupe contributed 15 and 10 points, respectively.
The Trojans held high-scoring Maverick forward Jon Traetow to just eight points.
Worthington 45 37 -- 82
MCW 37 30 -- 67
WHS (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) Vorwald 4-1-1-15, Meinders 7-3-0-27, Omot 1-4-0-11, Busswitz 0-2-0-4, King 4-0-0-12, Voss 0-6-1-13. Totals 16-16-2-82.
MCW (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) Grupe 2-2-0-10, Koenecke 0-1-1-3, Anderson 0-1-0-2, Olson 0-1-0-2, Eggestein 0-1-2-4, Krumwiede 2-5-7-23, Traetow 0-2-4-8, Barber 0-7-1-15. Totals 4-20-15-67.
H-BC 75, Edgerton 69
EDGERTON -- Shooting a sizzling 59 percent from the field (29-of-49), Hills-Beaver Creek held off a late Edgerton rally and secured a six-point victory.
Getting a well-balanced scoring performance, the Patriots (17-5, 11-4) were led by the Van Wyhe brothers -- Halden and Heath -- who netted 17 and 13 points, respectively, while Andrew Scholten (12) and Colton Bass (11) also had double figures.
Karic Wiertzema scored nine points for H-BC, including going 4-of-4 at the free-throw stripe in the last minute.
Edgerton (9-12, 6-9) had a trio of players with double-digit scoring, as Alex Heard (21), Codi Gunnink (17) and Alex Van't Hof (12) combined for 50 points.
Marty Van Peursem dished off eight assists for the Flying Dutchmen, while Gunnink pulled down 12 rebounds to complete a double-double.
Edgerton plays at Adrian Friday night, while H-BC hosts Fulda.
H-BC 33 42 -- 75
Edgerton 26 43 -- 69
RL-B 52, ML/B-O 46
ROUND LAKE -- Rallying with a strong all-around second half, Round Lake-Brewster won its first Red Rock Conference game of the season, as the Raiders earned a six-point victory over Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.
Dillon Hansen paced the RL-B effort with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Jeremy Nelson and sophomore Ben Cunningham (five rebounds) each scored 12 points.
Freshman Jake Walker passed for five assists for the Raiders (2-19, 1-14), while both Nelson and Hansen made clutch free throws in the closing minutes after RL-B had taken the lead.
"We did a nice job on the offensive boards in the second half, which really helped," said RL-B head coach Lon Eichenberger.
Steven Herrig and Cody Adrian led the Wolverines (4-18, 1-14) with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
The Raiders travel to Ellsworth Friday night, while the Wolverines play at SSC.
ML/B-O 27 19 -- 46
RL-B 21 31 -- 52
SWC 89, Fulda 78
FULDA -- Zach Huisken, a 6-8 freshman center, scored 28 points and snagged 10 rebounds, as Southwest Christian pulled away from Fulda in a high-scoring contest.
Rob Van Hofwegen (18 points, 10 rebounds), Nic Pfeifle (14 points), Jared Mouw (10 rebounds) and Derek Tinklenberg (six assists, three steals) were all big contributors for the Eagles (12-8, 9-6).
Tyler Goedtke, Alex Hein and Sam Olsem scored 14, 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Raiders (8-12, 6-10), who scored 44 points in the second half.
Fulda plays at Hills Friday night, while SWC hosts MCC.
SW Christian 41 48 -- 89
Fulda 34 44 -- 78
W-WG 53, SSC 48
WESTBROOK -- In an evenly-played matchup, the host Chargers of Westbrook-Walnut Grove posted a five-point win over Southwest Star Concept in a crucial game as far as both the conference standings and sub-section tournament seedings are concerned.
Both teams were 17-of-56 from the field and each squad had 15 turnovers.
W-WG (16-6, 10-5) had one more rebound (35-34), made one more free throw (14-of-20 compared to 13-of-20 by SSC) and had five 3-pointers, while the Quasars (15-6, 10-5) hit just one shot from behind the arc.
Mason Comnick (16 points, six assists), Jace Jarmer (14 points, nine rebounds) and Jon LeBoutillier (12 points) had double figures for the Chargers, while Justin Knakmuhs (eight points, nine rebounds) played a strong game off the bench.
Nine players scored for the Quasars, who were led by Ben Scheevel (10 points, nine rebounds), William Cranston (nine points, seven rebounds) and Cory Pelzel (six assists).
SSC hosts ML/B-O Friday night, and W-WG travels to Lamberton to tangle with Red Rock Central.
SSC 22 26 -- 48
W-WG 29 24 -- 53
MCC 75, RRC 66
SLAYTON -- In a game in which both teams shot over 50 percent from the field, Murray County Central came away with a nine-point victory over Red Rock Central.
Kyle DeLong (eight rebounds, four assists, four steals) scored 19 points to lead the Rebels, who shot 53 percent (29-of-53).
Alex Peterson (five rebounds) netted 12 points, while the trio of Mark Bau (three steals), Kyle Lewis and Tayler Streff (five rebounds) all scored 10 points, as MCC put five players in double figures.
Jake Fredrickson (three assists) scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Falcons, while Tyler Erickson netted 17 points.
Aaron Furth and Brian Benedict pulled down nine and eight rebounds, respectively, for RRC, which shot 51 percent (29 of 49) from the field. Benedict and Bevern Wani each had four steals for the Falcons.
Fairmont 75, Luverne 51
LUVERNE -- Ryan Hoff led Luverne with 14 points and eight rebounds as the hosts fell to 2-20 on the season with a non-conference setback.
Zack Clark contributed 11 points for Luverne, which will play its regular-season finale on Monday when it travels to Fulda.
Justin Heinrich scored 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds to boost Fairmont, while Martin Tow added 13 points.
Fairmont 36 39 -- 75
Luverne 22 29 -- 51
Windom 79, T-M-B 67
TRACY -- Lee Holt and Jake Holt combined for 37 points, and Spenser Kipfer and Travis Mattson each had 15 as the Eagles toppled the Panthers in a non-conference matchup.
Lee Holt had 19 points, and Jake Holt 18 for Windom, which improved to 13-9 overall. Lee Holt also chipped in with 10 rebounds, while Kipfer added seven assists and six rebounds.
Windom shot 63 percent (25 of 40) from the field, was 6-of-10 from behind the arc and was 23-of-32 from the free-throw line.
Isaac Dolan poured in a game-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds for Camden Conference champion T-M-B, now 16-7 on the winter. Walker Schaar had 19 points, and Dominic Dolan added 12. Aaron Frisvold had a team-best eight rebounds for the Panthers.
The Eagles will host Marshall Thursday night, while T-M-B plays Redwood Valley on the road the same evening.
Windom 40 39 -- 79
T-M-B 34 33 -- 67
JCC 51, BEA 37
JACKSON -- Holding Blue Earth Area to 14 second-half points, Jackson County Central turned a tie game at halftime into a 14-point victory.
Pat Garvin scored 15 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Huskies (8-16).
Matt Kocak scored 12 points, while Ty Schwarting had seven points, and Nathan Brandt scored six points and had three steals.
JCC has a layoff until the section tournament begins March 7.
BEA 23 14 -- 37
JCC 23 28 -- 51