Tuesday area high school roundup:
Worthington 6, Willmar 0
WILLMAR -- Junior Worthington Trojan goaltender Preston Thavixay earned his first career shutout victory against Willmar in high school boys hockey Tuesday night.
“Everyone played really well,” Worthington head coach Tyler Nienkerk said. “We passed better than we have all season.”
Nienkerk was impressed by his team’s defense, which mitigated the Cardinals’ best scoring opportunities. The Trojans successfully executed three penalty kills.
Worthington scored four first-period goals. Blake Luinenburg scored first with assists coming from Konner Honius and Andrew Benson. Carlos Garcia scored unassisted, Benson scored with an assist from senior Bryce Olsen, and Luinenburg scored on the power play with an assist from Olsen.
Alec Langerud scored unassisted in the second period, and Kipton Jenson scored later on an assist from Olsen.
The Trojans improve to 4-19 on the season and travel to take on Dodge County on Friday.
Worthington 4 2 0 -- 6
Willmar 0 0 0 -- 0
New Ulm 5, Windom 4
NEW ULM -- Windom Area scored the first goal, but New Ulm scored the most in a match between the two Eagle Big South teams.
Brady Espenson scored the lone first period goal for Windom. Kyle Espenson scored two third period goals for Windom, and Mikal Anderson scored a goal late in the third on a power play.
Scoring for New Ulm were Braxten Hoffmann in the second. Josh Gulden on a power play in the second. Teddy Giefer twice in the third, and Keagan Schiro scored a goal with an assist from Kedar Schmitz.
New Ulm 0 2 3 -- 5
Windom 1 0 3 -- 4
SWC 95, H-BC 63
EDGERTON -- Southwest Christian endured a hot Hills Beaver Creek start but went on to earn the victory.
Senior guard Avery Pater was honored during the game for recently scoring his 1,000th career point by SWC coach Jamie Pap. Pater finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and four steals.
Kade Fey led all scorers with 35 points and 12 rebounds. Jacob Van Dam scored 15 with five assists. Sophomore Carter Van Hulzen scored 12 with five rebounds. SWC had eight turnovers and only one in the first half.
Jax Wysong scored 18 for the Patriots and Kyle Kueter scored 16. HBC had 19 turnovers and shot 6-of-11 from the free throw line.
Southwest Christian (20-0) travels to Mountain Lake on Thursday to take on Red Rock Conference foe Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.
SWC 56 95
HBC 34 63
HLO/F 66, RRC 63
FULDA -- Eli Fest scored 22 points for Heron Lake Okabena/Fulda in a hard-fought victory over Red Rock Central.
Zach Thier scored 11 points for the Coyotes and Tyler Madison added eight with eight rebounds.
Sam Helmer scored 15 points for the Falcons. Mason Gode scored 15 and Jonah Hansen scored 10.
The Coyotes travel to Slayton on Friday to take on the MCC Rebels, while the Falcons host Westbrook Walnut Grove the same evening.
HLO/F 34 66
RRC 31 63
WWG 64, TMB 57
WESTBROOK -- Ethan Mischke had a double-double for Westbrook Walnut Grove against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. Mischke had 30 points and 11 rebounds.
Nathan Ross scored eight points for the Chargers, Hunter Lien scored seven, and Nathan Kuehl scored six. WWG out rebounded TMB 42-22.
Lucas Gervais scored 20 points for TMB. Jake Tauer scored 12, and Tony Nelson scored 11.
WWG 40 64
TMB 24 57
MCC 52, Edgerton 44
SLAYTON -- Murray County Central earned a tough Red Rock Conference victory over Edgerton.
Blake Schmitz scored 19 points for the Rebels, Tyler Winter added 13, and Kyler Deacon scored seven. Chant Mitchell had nine rebounds.
Gabe Gilbertson scored 17 points for the Flying Dutchmen. Mason Gilbertson scored 10, and Jacob Fischer scored nine.
Edgerton 21 44
MCC 26 52
St. James 88, Windom 66
ST. JAMES -- Sophomore Hayden Jones scored 28 points for St. James in a Big South Conference victory over Windom.
Junior guard Logan Carlson scored 25 for St. James Area.
Austin Doorenbos scored 24 with eight rebounds. Dylan Serreyn had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Sam Doorenbos scored 10.
Windom hosts Luverne on Friday in a boy/girl doubleheader.
St. James 53 88
Windom Area 31 66
G-LR 67, S-O 47
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Payton Mauldin scored a game-high 24 points and dished out five assists to lead George-Little Rock to a victory over Sibley-Ocheyedan.
With the win, the Mustangs even their record at 10-10 for the season.
Mason Post added 19 points for G-LR, which was trailing 14-8 after the first quarter, but led 30-20 at halftime. Matt Haken had 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Carter Brouwer and Caleb Mayer each scored 11 for the Generals.
George-Little Rock 8 30 49 67
Sibley-Ocheyedan 14 20 29 47
Windom 80, St. James 67
ST. JAMES -- A strong performance by Allison Letcher helped Windom Area beat St. James Area.
Letcher scored 27 points while hitting six of 10 shots from 3-point range. She also had four assists and two steals. Delaney Smith scored 17 points and Kaitlee Huska added 10 for the Eagles.
Gracie Bucher pulled down 14 rebounds for the winners.
Taylor Sodeman with 16 points and Jaelyn Haler with 13 paced St. James Area. Torri Mohwinkel was credited with five assists.
Windom Area 44 80
St. James Area 34 67
S-O 61, G-LR 52
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Host Sibley-Ocheyedan advanced to 8-13 with a nine-point win over George-Little Rock.
Madison Brouwer scored 23 points and had nine rebounds, and Bria Wasmund had 13 points, four assists and four rebounds for the Generals.
For George-Little Rock, Mackensie Post had 15 points, Lauren Jurrens 13 and Emily Greve 12.
George-Little Rock 11 28 39 52
Sibley-Ocheyedan 13 31 43 61
Luverne 90, Edgerton 51
LUVERNE -- Mallory Thorson had a memorable night for Luverne against Edgerton. Thorson scored a game-high 38 points, making five of six from three point range, had four steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Elizabeth Wagner scored 13 points for the Cardinals, Brooklynn Ver Steeg scored 12, Averill Sehr scored nine, and Chandra Javner scored nine.
Reece Wassink and Alyda Vandegriend scored 13 a piece for the Flying Dutchmen. Hailey Hieck scored six and had seven rebounds.