PREP BASKETBALL: Cardinals hit 3’s in win over MCWLUVERNE — Matthew Arends, Matthew Overgaard and Brett Heronimus combined to go 9 for 18 from behind the arc for the Luverne Cardinals in a 65-58 win over Martin County West on Saturday in a non-conference boys basketball game.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
LUVERNE — Matthew Arends, Matthew Overgaard and Brett Heronimus combined to go 9 for 18 from behind the arc for the Luverne Cardinals in a 65-58 win over Martin County West on Saturday in a non-conference boys basketball game.
The Cardinals went into halftime with a seven point lead and were able to hold off MCW in the second half to get the win. Luverne went 18 of 30 from the free throw line, while outrebounding MCW 26 to 19. However, 17 turnovers by the Cardinals allowed MCW to stay in the game.
Heronimus led the Cardinals with 20 points, who went 11-for-16 from the free throw line, while shooting just 33 percent from the floor.
Overgaard had 17 points and made 50 percent of his shots, while Arends made 71 percent of his shots for 16 points.
MCW’s Austin Krumwiede led all scorers with 21 points, while Cordell Weber had 15 points in the game.
The Cardinals (8-4) face the Flying Dutchmen of Edgerton today in Edgerton.
MCW 25 33 — 58
Luverne 32 33 — 65
Red Rock Central 61,
WABASSO — Henry Rogotzke amassed 26 points for the Red Rock Central Falcons in a victory over Wabasso Saturday.
The Falcons trailed by three at halftime, but were able to build a 10-point lead with a minute left in the game.
However, Wabasso would not go away. Neil Eichten scored eight points in the final minute to force RRC to make free throws with seconds left to keep their narrow lead.
To go along with his 28 points, Rogotzke had 10 rebounds and eight steals for the Falcons, while Jeff DeCock added 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Maison Miller also picked up seven rebounds.
Eichten led Wabasso with 22 points with more than half his points coming off of four 3-pointers. Tanner Bock was second on the team in scoring with 15 points.
The Falcons (4-5) host the Southwestern United Wildcats Tuesday.
RRC 27 34 — 61
Wabasso 30 27 — 57
MINNEOTA — Trevor Ruesch picked up 10 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for the Fulda Raiders in a loss to Minneota Saturday.
The Raiders used seven first half 3-pointers to keep things close in the first half and only trailed by one at intermission. However, Minneota was able to pull away in the second to claim the win.
Andy Oakland led Fulda in scoring with 17 point to go along with five rebounds, while Todd Peterson went 3 for 3 from behind the arc on his way to 10 points in the game. Zach Holt also had 10 points and Kole Kramer had four points and six rebounds.
Dylan Tolk led Minneota with 23 points to go along with 18 points by Aaric Christenson and 17 points from Dan Harrison.
The Raiders (5-7) travel to Worthington today to take on the Trojans.
Fulda 36 30 — 66
Minneota 37 38 — 75
Southwestern United 41
MARSHALL — Canby’s Michael Slaba converted a steal into a 3-point basket at the halftime buzzer Saturday, sending the Lancers into intermission with a 29-17 advantage on Southwestern United in a non-conference boys’ basketball game at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Canby maintained the momentum early in the second half, utilizing a 17-2 run over the first six minutes to open a 27-point spread, leading 46-19, before the Wildcats rallied and trimmed the margin into the low teens several times.
But, the Lancers pulled away again in the closing minutes for the 21-point victory.
Slaba made a pair of 3-pointers and sank 9-of-11 free throws in the contest as he finished with a game-high 23 points to lead Canby (9-2) to its ninth win of the season.
Nate Stafki, Michael Sisk and Zach Nuy each scored 10 points for the Lancers, who shot a sparkling 78 percent at the free throw line (21-of-27) and won the battle on the boards by a 29-23 margin.
Andrew Kramer was SWU’s leading scorer with 15 points, while Zach Schumacher contributed 11 points and six rebounds.
Mark Ferguson dished off a trio of assists for the Wildcats (3-6), who shot 80 percent (8-of-10) at the free throw line, but were hampered by 26 turnovers in the game.
SWU (3-6) travels to Lamberton Tuesday for a Red Rock Conference game against the Red Rock Central Falcons.
SWU 17 24 — 41
Canby 29 33 — 62
Southwestern United 44, Canby 39
MARSHALL — Scoring the game’s final six points in the last minute of play Saturday, Southwestern United earned a 44-39 victory over Canby in a non-conference girls basketball game at Southwest Minnesota State University.
SWU’s Sonja Peters connected on a right-wing 3-pointer with 56 seconds remaining, changing a one-point deficit (39-38) into a two-point lead for the Wildcats, who won their second consecutive game.
Twenty-seven seconds later, Peters came up with a key steal for SWU and later sank a free throw, building the lead to 42-39.
SWU eighth-grader Gabi Stenzel clinched the Wildcats’ third victory in the last four games by sinking two free throws with six seconds to play, extending the winning margin to five points.
Courtney Place, who fouled out of the contest with three minutes remaining, netted a game-high 23 points to lead the Wildcats (4-8), while Kailey Wendland had a fine all-around game with eight points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Sarah Baumgard (eight rebounds), Peters (five rebounds, two steals), Place (five rebounds) and freshman Andrea Hinkeldey (two steals) also contributed to SWU’s winning effort.
Place, who made five 3-pointers in the game (four in the first half) drilled a trio of long-range shots in the game’s first two minutes, staking the Wildcats to a quick 9-2 lead.
Canby rallied with a 15-2 run and held a 17-11 advantage before SWU surged again and turned the contest into an evenly-matched game — which was not decided until Peters and her teammates took command in the final minute.
Morgan Merritt was the leading scorer for the Lancers (5-6) with 14 points, while Richelle Kallhoff netted 10 points.
SWU returns to Red Rock Conference action with a game at Ellsworth on Thursday.
SWU 16 28 — 44
Canby 19 20 — 39
Martin County West 60,
LUVERNE — Kaitlin Wohnoutka scored 21 points and had four assists for the Luverne Cardinals in a loss to Martin County West Saturday.
The Cardinals trailed by 11 after the first half and Martin County West gradually pulled away throughout the rest of the game.
McKayla Schilling added six steals for Luverne in the game.
Leading scorers for Martin County West were Kate Thiesse with 21 points and Madison Larson with 12 points.
The Cardinals (6-7) host Worthington on Tuesday in a Southwest Conference matchup.
MCW 32 28 — 69
Luverne 21 21 — 42