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Boys basketball: Trojans win with solid second half

BLUE EARTH -- A solid second half that rescued the Worthington Trojans from a sluggish first half ended in a 66-58 boys basketball victory at Blue Earth Area Saturday night.

BLUE EARTH -- A solid second half that rescued the Worthington Trojans from a sluggish first half ended in a 66-58 boys basketball victory at Blue Earth Area Saturday night.

Worthington scored the first six points of the game, then seemed to lack fire, said head coach Clint Meyer. The Buccaneers led 29-23 at halftime and Worthington didn't start clicking, Meyer said, until he was called for a technical foul early in the second half.

"The game just got away from the refs," Meyer said, referring to fouls that he thought should have been called.

Stewart Merrigan led Worthington with 17 points. He also had nine rebounds and three blocked shots. Gavin Calmus had 15 points and Terbuto Ochothow added 11. OD Othow had five rebounds and Karasharo Ojulu had three steals.

Meyer said that in the second half when he went with a lineup that consisted of Merrigan, Calmus, Obang Ojulu, Lucas Boever and Karasharo Ojulu, the Trojans did better. Boever, he said, gave the team good spark off the bench. Karasharo Ojulu scored six of his eight points in the second half and provide good interior passing. Thirteen of Calmus' 15 points came in the second half.

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Caelan Sanders and Austin Thielfoldt scored 22 and 15 points, respectively, for Blue Earth Area.

Worthington 23 66

Blue Earth Area 29 58

 

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