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Friday sports roundup: St. James boy cagers beat Luverne in OT

A roundup of Friday night area high school sports:

Boys basketball
St. James Area 63, Luverne 60, OT
SAINT JAMES -- Daevon Anderson made a 3 with 11 seconds remaining to send St. James Area to an overtime victory over Luverne in high school boys basketball Friday night.

Hayden Jones scored 21 points to lead the Saints, while Parker Jones had 18 and Kobe Mohwinkel scored 14.

Luverne’s Brayden Jacobsma scored 14 points to lead the Cardinals, while Derek Lundgren scored 12 and Isaiah Bartels had 11.

Luverne 28 56 60St. James 27 56 63SWC 97, Ellsworth 58

ELLSWORTH -- Brandon Kramer, a 6-2 senior forward, scored his 1,000th point for Ellsworth on his way to 23 points, but Southwest Christian won the game.

The Eagles got on top 29-5 and coasted. Isaac Jasper and Denver Decker had 16 points apiece for SWC. Kade Fey had 15 and Avery Pater 13. Jasper also had five rebounds and three steals. Pater had five assists and five steals.

Eleven Southwest Christian players scored.

Noah Kruse posted 13 points for Ellsworth.

Southwest Christian 53 97Ellsworth 34 58HL-O 78, Edgerton 63

EDGERTON -- With 10:58 remaining in the Red Rock Conference game between Heron Lake-Okabena and Edgerton, the Wildcats had a 54-37 lead.

But the Flying Dutchmen answered with a 13-0 run to cut the deficit to four points.

However, HL-O closed the game by making free throws (18 of 26 in the second half) to earn the victory.

Eli Fest led the Wildcats with 19 points, 15 rebounds, six steals and five assists. Isaiah Schmid scored 14 points, Andrew Madsen had 12, Lee Gunther finished with 11 and Brandon Hinkeldey added 10.

Brayden Kuiper scored 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to go with three steals for Edgerton, while Keegan Fey added 14 points.

H-BC 78, Fulda 68

FULDA -- The host Fulda Raiders converted 10 3-point shots, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Hills-Beaver Creek, which rallied from a 39-36 halftime deficit to outscore the Raiders 42-29 in the second half.

Jax Wysong scored 23 points for the winners, and Preston Wilhelmi had 19 and Kyle Kueter 12.

Tyler Madison led the way for Fulda with 27 counters. Sam Cheadle scored 14 and Payton Marquardt 11.

H-BC 36 78Fulda 39 68Girls basketballLuverne 66, St. James Area 49
SAINT JAMES -- It was a real team effort for Luverne.

Brooklynn Ver Steeg scored 15 points with five rebounds. Mallory Thorson scored 13 points with four assists. Mackenzie Petersen had 12 points and six steals. Gabi Ferrell chimed in with 12 points and five rebounds. And Jadyn Anderson had six rebounds and four steals to go along with her seven points.

Kaydi Anderson and Kelsey Grunewald scored eight and seven points, respectively, for St. James Area.

Luverne 36 66St. James Area 29 49W-WG 56, HL-O/F 24

FULDA -- Grace Woelber scored 21 points and Camryn Bunting added 17 points as Westbrook-Walnut-Grove defeated Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

Chrissy Hermeling led the Coyotes with six points. Kailee Haberman had five.

Kelsey DeSmith had 10 rebounds and Bunting had eight. Woelber dished out five assists and came up with four steals.

W-WG 33 56HL-O/F 14 24WrestlingNew Ulm Quad

NEW ULM -- The Windom/Mountain Lake Cobras won twice in New Ulm, beating host New Ulm 47-28 and Glencoe-Silver Lake 45-26.

Three Cobras won twice on the mat. At 106, Caden Swoboda defeated New Ulm’s Isaiah Rieser by 23-8 technical fall and G-SL’s Dawson Varpness by 21-6 tech fall. At 138, Trenton Renquist pinned New Ulm’s John Mehlhopp in 4:56 and G-SL’s Joe Kundten in 3:11. At 160, Emilio Garcia De La Cruz pinned New Ulm’s Avery Hermel in 3:51 and scored an 18-8 major decision over Carter Ziegler of G-SL.

Brett Willaby (126) pinned New Ulm’s Jackson Bode in 4:53. W/ML’s Jabari Carlton (220) also won by fall against New Ulm.

The Cobras’ Zach Spinks (152) earned a fall in the Glencoe-Silver Lake match.

HockeyMarshall 4, Luverne 1

MARSHALL -- Marshall scored three power-play goals in a victory over Luverne.

Mason Plante had two of those goals for Marshall, while Tristan VanDeVere added a power-play goal in the third. After a scoreless first period, the Tigers scored twice in the second and twice in the third period. Bryson Whyte had the first goal for Marshall, which was even strength.

Luverne’s goal came late in the second period. Ben Serie scored a short-handed goal with an assist from Gaige Nath.

Luverne 0 1 0 -- 1Marshall 0 2 2 -- 4GymnasticsWindom/ML at Luverne

LUVERNE -- Meghan Witte won or tied for all four firsts in the events, and won the all-around with a 34.4 score as Luverne outscored Windom/Mountain Lake 129.050 to 124.5.

Witte captured the vault in 8.925, the balance beam in 8.725 and the floor exercise in 8.850, and she tied with Windom/Mountain Lake’s Brooklyn Paulson for first on the uneven parallel bars (7.9)

Paulson scored a 33.0 to place second in the all-around.