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HILLS — The Luverne Cardinals were in control the whole game Monday night. Luverne jumped out to a 37-21 lead at halftime and never looked back. They finished with a 63-51 win over Hills-Beaver Creek. For the Cardinals, Nick Overgaard led with a game-high 20 points. The senior guard was hot form 3-point land, splashing four of his nine attempts for more than half of his total points. Overgaard also hit the glass hard, pulling in a respectable eight rebounds. Other notable performances for the Cardinals came from Erik Wohnoutka (12 points) and Cole Bosch (nine points).
NEW ULM — Worthington picked up its third win in four tries Saturday with a 67-64 Big South Conference win over New Ulm. The game was close throughout with big point swings in both directions. The Eagles opened the game with an 11-0 lead, prompting Trojans’ head coach Clint Meyer to use a timeout. Coming out of the break, Worthington had re-grouped and got back into it behind a key substitution, 6-1 sophomore forward Gavin Calmus.
ADRIAN — In a low scoring affair, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers came out on top of the Adrian Dragons Friday night in high school girls basketball. Both teams played great defense, holding each other to less than 30 percent shooting and forcing 26 turnovers apiece. However, the Panthers out-rebounded the Dragons 47-28 and that ultimately decided the game. T-M-B had two players tally double-digit scoring totals. Sara Stoneberg had a game-high 14 points and Evy Dolan contributed 10 points.
COTTONWOOD — The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys basketball team pulled away from a slim 26-24 lead at halftime to defeat Minneota 63-49 in the first-round semifinals of the Candy Cane Classic Friday night, advancing to play Lakeview at 5 p.m. today in the championship game. Randy Knutson scored 15 points and had eight rebounds for the Chargers, who advance to 4-3 on the season. Andrew Quade chipped in with 11 points and Parker Freeburg had nine points and eight rebounds. Thomas Hennen scored 20 points for Minneota.
LUVERNE — Worthington had a tall task in front of it Friday when it went up against perhaps the team to beat in southwest Minnesota in both boys and girls hockey. The Luverne boys — ranked No. 12 in Class A — out-shot the Trojans 72-9 and got six points each out of their top two scorers, Jaxon Nelson and Chaz Smedsrud. That resulted in a 14-0 Big South Conference win for the home team. The Worthington girls did their best to keep pace with the Cardinals but they had too much firepower, eventually taking a 10-0 victory. Boys
FULDA — Hills-Beaver Creek held on to a narrow Red Rock Conference victory over Fulda. The Raiders, who trailed by double digits much of the first half, had a shot at a 3-pointer at the buzzer. But it was off the mark as the Patriots held on for the victory. Fulda’s Justin Dierks and Leighton Gehl each scored 19 points to lead the Raiders. Gehl, who made five 3-pointers in the second half, finished with eight rebounds. Brian Fenske had seven points and seven assists.
JACKSON — Marshall committed only nine turnovers compared to 27 for Jackson County Central Tuesday. The Huskies also had a rough night shooting, making only 6-of-32 shots from the field. All of that was a recipe for disaster for the home team. The Tigers continued to roll with a 72-35 Big South Conference victory. Alaina Wolf had a solid night for JCC with nine points and eight rebounds. Hunter Wrightson and Jayni Anderson poured in eight points apiece. Marah Mulso scored a game-high 17 for Marshall.
FAIRMONT —Nine different Fairmont players scored goals in a 12-0 shutout victory against Worthington. Brooke Lemon scored twice, as did Alyssa Fetters and Tieryn Arens. Single goals were scored by Cori Emler, Myah Lytle, Taylor Nuss, Courtney Williams, Lauren Carlson and Ronja Schjerve. Fairmont out-shot 68-5. FHS was 3-for-6 in power play chances and Worthington was 0-for-4. Sadie Sandersfeld was in goal for Fairmont. Worthington’s Bailey Kruse stopped 29 Cardinals shots and Kaylee Bents stopped 15. Fairmont 2 7 3 — 12 Worthington 0 0 0 — 0
SUBMITTED PHOTO The Worthington Elks Lodge 2287 hosted its annual Hoop Shoot for youth basketball players Sunday at the Minnesota West gymnasium. The winners will represent Worthington at the Southern District Hoop Shoot in Owatonna on Jan. 17, 2016.
SLAYTON — Fulda/Murray County Central lost a couple of close matchups on its home mat Friday in a triangular with New Ulm and Windom/Mountain Lake. The Eagles took a sweep by beating the Warriors 50-27 and knocking off the Cobras 45-30. Windom/Mountain Lake took down the home team 45-33. Ben Blanchette won 5-1 at 132 against New Ulm before Clayton Hartle (138) won by fall in 3:19. Nathan Beech (160) earned another pin for the Warriors, as did John Sweetman (182) in 1:19 and Breylan Jacobson (285) in 2:36.