PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Redwood Valley's hot shooting dooms Worthington
REDWOOD FALLS -- Battling back to tie the score midway through the second half, Worthington was looking for a game-changing run.
Instead, it was Redwood Valley that came up with the key baskets.
The Cardinals hit a quartet of 3-pointers, breaking away from a 39-all tie en route to a 78-51 victory over Worthington in a Southwest Conference boys' basketball game on Friday night.
Michael Busack scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Cardinals, while teammate JT Radel added 23. The two combined to make seven 3-pointers on the night.
"We didn't shoot the ball very well and we let that affect the rest of our game," WHS head coach Ron Vorwald said. "We got the ballgame tied up midway through the second half and they just exploded. Busack hit about four 3s in a row. Either he was knocking down a 3 or Radel was knocking down a 3. They stretched it out and coasted home from there."
Jesse Leith scored nine points for RV, but the main damage was done by Busack and Radel.
"I don't want to take anything away from Redwood, they made good shots," Vorwald said. "Certainly, our defensive effort could have been better. We didn't take much away from them."
Mitch Weg scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Trojans (6-3, 3-2). Jalen Voss added 11 points and had a team-best 17 rebounds.
"They really packed it in on Jalen," Vorwald said. "We have to shoot the ball better from the perimeter to try to open things up. We just weren't able to knock shots down."
Michael Singsaath (four assists) and Lucas Henning each scored seven points.
The Trojans will host Fulda on Monday.
Worthington 24 27 -- 51
Redwood Valley 31 47 -- 78
Worthington (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) Vorwald 1-0-0-3, Henning 1-2-0-7, Singsaath 2-0-1-7, Wetering 0-0-2-2, Traylor 0-0-2-2, Weg 0-9-1-19, Voss 0-4-3-11. Totals 4-15-9-51.
Redwood Valley (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) Busack 4-5-4-26, Koster 1-0-3-6, Radel 3-5-4-23, Huhnerkoch 1-1-2-7, Hengel 0-1-0-2, Leith 2-1-1-9, Morley 0-1-0-2, Stough 1-0-0-3. Totals 12-14-14-78.
S-O 49, G-LR 46
GEORGE, Iowa -- With the score tied at 46-all and four seconds remaining, George-Little Rock had the ball and a chance to win.
Instead, Sibley-Ocheyedan stole the ball, and found Tyler Decker for a shot at the buzzer.
His 3-pointer was good, sending the Generals to the victory.
Decker finished with 15 points for S-O, while Brett Doeden added 11 points.
Matt Nagel scored 15 points, pulled down eight rebounds and had three blocks for G-LR, while Taylor Klingenberg scored 10 points.
The Mustangs (5-6, 4-6) will travel to Okoboji on Tuesday.
S-O 13 11 6 19 -- 49
G-LR 12 16 6 12 -- 46
Windom 76, Luverne 59
WINDOM -- Jake Holt scored a game-high 27 points and Windom remained tied atop the Southwest Conference with a 17-point win.
Travis Mattson and Lee Holt each added 15 points, while Levi Gotto scored 13 for the Eagles (10-1, 5-1).
Brandon Klein scored 17 points to lead Luverne, while Brett Heronimus scored 16 points for the Cardinals.
Luverne 31 28 -- 59
Windom 42 34 -- 76
JCC 86, New Ulm 45
NEW ULM -- Jackson County Central received double-doubles from two players and had a solid all-around offensive performance, easily overcoming New Ulm.
Ty Schwarting led the offense with 28 points, and he also had six rebounds and five assists.
Bryce Christopher and Zach Copley each had a double-double. Christopher had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Copley had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Jon Harmening added nine points and seven rebounds, and Nolan Luhman had six points and eight assists.
The Huskies (7-3) are at Fairmont on Monday.
JCC 55 31 -- 86
New Ulm 26 19 -- 45
Marshall 58, PA 37
MARSHALL -- Pipestone Area struggled in the second half of its game against Marshall, seeing a six-point halftime deficit increased to a 21-point loss.
Tyler Rieck led the Arrows with nine points, and Carlton Johnson had a team-high four assists and three steals.
PA plays at St. James today.
PA 19 18 -- 37
MHS 25 33 -- 58
MCC 75, W-WG 46
SLAYTON -- Chris Halbur scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, leading Murray County Central to a victory late Thursday night.
Trent Carlson added 16 points for the Rebels, while Sam Beech scored 13 points to go along with nine rebounds.
Aaron Theisen scored 11 points, had three steals and three assists to lead W-WG.
Jared Lindaman (10 rebounds) and Jacob Comnick (nine rebounds) each scored seven points for the Chargers.
W-WG 24 22 -- 46
MCC 43 32 -- 75