Thursday sports roundup: Trojans fight back against Marshall, come up short
Thursday high school sports roundup:
MARSHALL -- Down but not out, the Worthington Trojans girls basketball team fought back from more than 20 points down in the second half to get to within eight of the Marshall Tigers Thursday night in high school girls basketball.
The Trojans didn’t get back far enough, however, and lost an 81-71 decision.
“It didn’t look like a good game. Somehow we scratched back in,” said WHS head coach Eric Lindner.
Worthington had balanced scoring. Madisyn Huisman led with 17 points. Evelyn Othow scored 16 points, Olivia Hayenga had 15 and Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor 10. Sophie Wietzema managed to grab 14 rebounds. Payton Sauerbrei had four steals and three assists.
Jordyn Hilgemann led Marshall with 35 points. Abagail Wendorff added 12 and Paige Andries 10.
Worthington played without Maya Scheitel-Taylor, who had an ankle injury. But despite that, the Trojans shot well from the field, with Othow making 7 of 8 from 2-point range, Huisman 4 of 6 and Hayenga 5 of 6.
WHS out-rebounded Marshall 39-36. Twenty of the Tigers’ rebounds were on the offensive end. Twenty-nine of Worthington’s were on the defensive end.
Worthington 36 71
Marshall 50 81MCC 60, T-M-B 40
SLAYTON -- Murray County Central led by just six points at halftime but outscored Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 37-23 in the second half to win going away.
Ines Rios Rus scored 20 points to lead MCC and was 9-of-16 from the field. Montana Beckmann scored 12 points and made eight steals.
Rios Rus had nine rebounds.
Samantha Edwards scored 13 points for T-M-B.
T-M-B 17 40
MCC 23 60Redwood Valley 66, JCC 65H-BC 64, RRC 39
Redwood Valley trimmed Jackson County Central by a single point in a Big South Conference game. Elsewhere, Hills-Beaver Creek beat Red Rock Central 64-39.
No statistics were available for either game.BOYS BASKETBALLMLA 61, W-WG 59 (OT)
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Down 53-50, Westbrook-Walnut Grove senior guard Andrew Quade sank all three of his free throws to force overtime against a very strong Mountain Lake Area squad.
Mountain Lake Area overcame an 11 point halftime deficit.
Spencer Khamvongsa was the leading scorer of a very balanced Wolverine offense with 16 points. MLA had four other players finish with seven points or more. Drake Harder demonstrated his rebound expertise by grabbing 13 boards, and he also dished out four assists.
Nathan Ross scored a game-high 24 points, and Parker Freeburg contributed 15 points for W-WG.
Ross missed a last second desperation shot in overtime as the Chargers fell to an experienced Wolverine team.
W-WG 31 53 59
MLA 20 53 61SWC 77, Ellsworth 41
EDGERTON — Kade Fey scored 15 points to lead a balanced offensive attack that saw four Eagles players tally 10 or more points.
Avery Pater contributed 13 points for Southwest Christian, which advanced to 4-0 on the season with the victory in its Red Rock Conference opener. Mason Van Essen chipped in with 11 points, and Trey Huisken had 10.
Van Essen also pulled down eight rebounds for the Eagles, while Fey had seven boards and Pater six. Huisken passed for four assists.
For the Panthers, Brandon Kramer had 11 points to lead the offense. Kade Boltjes and Noah Kruse had nine points each.
Ellsworth 18 41
SWC 40 77HL-O 82, Edgerton 67
OKABENA — Junior Brandon Hinkeldey was hot from long-range, draining seven 3-pointers on his way to a 32-point night, and Heron Lake-Okabena won its first game of the season.
Hinkeldey had 17 points and four 3s in the first half to help the Wildcats (1-3 overall, 1-1 Red Rock Conference) grab a 34-27 lead at intermission. Edgerton was in front for a significant portion of the half, but HL-O made a late charge.
Hinkeldey also had four steals for the Wildcats, who also benefited from a balanced (15 points, seven assists, seven rebounds) performance from sophomore Eli Fest. Twelve players scored in the game for HL-O.
Four players hit double digits in scoring for Edgerton (0-3, 0-1). Brayden Kuiper, a junior, had 14 points, 14 rebounds and three steals for the Flying Dutchmen, who had nine players score.
Sophomore Mason Gilbertson had 12 points — all in the first half — for Edgerton, and Tannan Groen contributed 10 points and four assists. Freshman forward Jacob Fischer added 10 points — all in the second half — and pulled down a game-best 16 rebounds.
HL-O led by as many as 20 points in the second half, and Edgerton would get the deficit no smaller than 11. The Wildcats will play their next game on Tuesday, when they travel to Lamberton to face Red Rock Central.
Edgerton 27 67
HL-O 34 82Pipestone 94, Windom Area 69
PIPESTONE -- Cole Zephier scored 23 points for Pipestone Area as it beat Big South Conference opponent Windom Area.
Cody Thompson and Braeden Rieck each scored 15 points for the Arrows, and Josh Tinklenberg scored 12.
Eric Pfeffer scored a game-high 25 points for the Eagles. Connor Redman had 15, as did Austin Doorenbos, while senior Kobe Lovell scored 12 points.
Pipestone 54 94
Windom 27 69H-BC 85, Fulda 65
HILLS -- Jax Wysong scored a game-high 29 points for Hills-Beaver Creek in its 20-point victory over Fulda.
Kyle Kueter scored 19 points and added nine rebounds for the Patriots, while Preston Wilhelmi scored 18, finessed his way to eight steals and had three assists.
Leading the Raiders’ offense was Tyler Madison, who scored 24 points. Teammate Payton Marquardt contributed 15 points, and Sam Cheadle scored 12 points.
H-BC 41 85
Fulda 36 65RRC 55, Adrian 53
ADRIAN -- Spencer Halland scored 28 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, and three steals for Red Rock Central in its victory over Adrian.
Noah Stavnes scored an additional eight points for RRC, and Sam Helmer scored seven. Stavnes and Helmer had three steals respectively.
Christian Weidert led the Dragons in scoring with 25 points, and Ian Stamer contributed seven in the loss to the Falcons.
RRC 31 55
Adrian 24 53GIRLS HOCKEYNew Ulm 7, Windom Area 0
WINDOM -- Jayda Helget scored two goals and Ashtyn Wiltscheck scored two of her own as New Ulm shut out Windom Area.
New Ulm out-shot the Eagles 37-11.
In a boys game Thursday night, visiting Windom Area edged Waseca 2-1. No statistics were available.
New Ulm 3 2 2 -- 7
Windom Area 0 0 0 -- 0WRESTLINGAdrian 66, Fulda/MCC 10
SLAYTON — Adrian won three matches by fall and as well as eight matches via forfeit in a victory at the Fulda/Murray County Central triangular.
Winning via pin were 113-pounder Breyer Hieronimus (1:26), 170-pounder Cameron Wieneke (1:21) and 195-pounder Max Leehman (39 seconds).
Fulda/MCC got its points thanks to a 29-second win by fall for Christen Kuball at 145 pounds and 15-7 decision for Rylan Boehnke at 152 pounds.Marshall 54, Adrian 18
SLAYTON -- Adrian fell to Marshall 54-18 at the Fulda/Murray County Central triangular.
Logan Taylor won via pin for Adrian at 126, Isaac Bullerman won via pin at 132, and Scot Edwards won via pin at 285.
Marshall 7 matches via pin, and three via forfeit. The 182-pound match was scored a double forfeit.W/ML 47, W/RRC 24
WABASSO -- Dominating the light and middle weights, Windom/Mountain Lake clipped Wabasso/Red Rock Central 47-24 in a triangular meet that also included Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
Cobras Caden Swoboda (113 pounds), Micah Holmberg (120), Brett Willaby (132), Trenton Renquist (138) and Zach Spinks (152) all pinned their W-RRC opponents. Wabasso/Red Rock Central got pins from Calvin Anderson at 170, Lance Wagner at 195 and Derek Werner at 220.