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Prep sports: WHS, Luverne fall in girls hockey, JCC third on hardwood at St. Clair

BLAINE — Luverne sophomore Makayla Sterrett took the puck off the opening faceoff all the way to the goal Monday afternoon, during the Schwan Cup girls hockey tournament in Blaine.

Sterett’s unassisted, wide-open shot from the slot wasn’t enough. The Fighting Saints scored four unanswered goals through the remainder of the game to hand Luverne a 4-1 loss, its third setback of the season.

Emilie Bartels was in net for the Cardinals and had 23 saves on the day. Luverne put together 18 shots.

Luverne continues the tournament today.

Luverne 1 0 0 —1

SFNB 2 1 1 —4

International Falls 19, Worthington 0

BLAINE — Worthington fell 19-0 to International Falls in a first round game of the Schwan Cup tournament.

The Broncos scored six goals in the first period and 13 more in the second frame to put the game away.

Worthington went to 0-7. Trojans goaltender Amanda Bristow had 44 saves on the night for her team.

The Trojans return to action today and also host Morris-Benson Saturday, as part of a girl-boy doubleheader, at the Worthington Ice Arena.

International Falls 6 13 0 —19

Worthington 0 0 0 — 0

Girls basketball

St. Clair Tournament

JCC 47, St. Clair 43

ST. CLAIR — Jackson County Central’s girls basketball team hit clutch free throws down the stretch to rally past St. Clair.

The Huskies, trailing 22-9 at halftime, had two players scoring in double figures for the game, which clinched them third place in St. Clair’s tournament.

Kaylee Burmeister scored 17 points for JCC and Sydney Eddy tacked on 11.

St. Clair was paced by 16 points from Katelyn Weber and 14 from Chloe Hanson.

Jackson County Central, now 3-7 on the year, travels to Pipestone Area Friday.

Jackson County Central 9 47

St. Clair 22 43