Friday sports roundup: Ochothow wins it for WHS boys basketball team

PIPESTONE -- With 0.9 seconds on the clock and his team trailing by two, Worthington freshman Turbuto Ochothow stepped to the line for three free throws.

PIPESTONE - With 0.9 seconds on the clock and his team trailing by two, Worthington freshman Turbuto Ochothow stepped to the line for three free throws.

His first shot went in - prompting a timeout by Pipestone Area.

The next two found the bottom of the net as the Trojans boys basketball team earned a one-point road victory Friday night.

“There was no doubt on any of the three,” WHS head coach Clint Meyer said. “He drained them all.”

Ochothow finished with seven points and eight assists in the game, and was calm with the game on the line, according to his coach.


“The whole game he did a good job of handling pressure,” WHS head coach Clint Meyer said. “He doesn’t let that stuff bother him.”

While the Trojans led 39-37 at halftime, the Arrows took control in the second half. They led by nine points with three minutes to go and still maintained a six-point advantage with 1:30 remaining.

“We got down in the second half and we didn’t quit,” Meyer said.

With the game tied late, the Arrows took a two-point lead. Ochothow came down the floor and pumped faked on a three. The PA defender fouled him and Ochothow converted all three foul shots for the win.

“He stepped up like has done it a million times,” Meyer said. “He took it all in stride.”

Tyler Linder led the Trojans with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Gavin Calmus scored 18 points and OD Othow had nine points for WHS, which has won six of its last seven games.

The Arrows were led by Tyl Woelber, who finished with 18 points and scored his 1,000th career point in the game.

WHS (10-7) hosts Luverne on Tuesday.


Worthington 39 68Pipestone Area 37 67 MLA 87, SWC 76 MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Mountain Lake Area handed Southwest Christian its first Red Rock Conference loss this season. Marcus Boyd went off, scoring 21 points, pulling down 12 rebounds, adding four steals, and four assists for the Wolverines. MLA had three other boys score in double digit points as Weston Osmand scored 18, Abraham Stoesz scored 13, and Drake Harder scored 11. Harder also had eight rebounds, and 4 blocks.

The Eagles’ leading scorers were AJ Vanderby with 27, Trey Houston with 12, and Jacob Van Dam with 10. Vanderby and Van Dam had 11 and eight rebounds on the night as well.   

MLA 46 87SWC 42 76 Adrian 46, RRC 43 LAMBERTON -- Adrian edged Red Rock Central in a Red Rock Conference clash. The Dragons were led by a trio of boys scoring double digits. Brady Hennings scored 14, Ryan Wieneke scored 11 and Christian Weidert scored 10.

The Falcons’ top scorers were Brady Rasmussen, who scored a game high 22 points, and Spencer Halland who scored 13 points. Halland also had 10 rebounds on the night.

RRC 27 43Adrian 27 46 Fulda 76, Truman 71 TRUMAN - Matthias Kunerth had a team-best 27 points and 11 rebounds as Fulda held off Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain.

Zach Thier hit five 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for the Raiders, who led 34-19 at halftime. Dalton Slinger had 13 points.

T/ML/GHEC was led by Derek Shoen’s 29 points.

Fulda 34 76Truman 19 71 Ellsworth 62, Edgerton 53 EDGERTON -- Ellsworth beat Edgerton in Red Rock Conference game. The Panthers’ leading scorers were Grant Jansma with 21, Brandon Kramer with 15, and Noah Kruse with nine.


The Falcons were led by Trey Gilbertson who had a double on the night scoring a game high 25 points, and pulling down 15 rebounds. Teammates Brandon Kramer and Noah Kruse scored nine points each. Kramer also had four steals on the night.

Edgerton 25 53Ellsworth 34 62 H-LP 67, Hinton 50 HARRIS -- Harris-Lake Park was in the driver seat all throughout the night against Hinton, as they never trailed at the end of a quarter. Bubba Sohn went off for the Wolves scoring 17 points, having seven assists, and picking up five steals. Teammates Trevor Gunderson and Bret Sohn added 15 and 11 points respectively.

Hintons’ leading scorer was Aiden Brock who scored 13 points on the night.

MCC 83, HL-O 42 SLAYTON - Nate Everson had 23 points as Murray County Central earned a Red Rock Conference victory over Heron Lake-Okabena.

Everson added five assists, four rebounds and two steals for the Rebels, who led 47-27 at halftime.

Spencer Wajer added 14 points for MCC, while Mason Woldt had 13 points and nine rebounds. Justin Benda scored 10 points and three steals, while Tyler Groves finished with nine rebounds.

Lee Gunther and Ben Sheldahl (five rebounds) each had seven points for HL-O. Andrew Madsen and Eli Fest (five rebounds) each scored six.

Heron Lake-Okabena 27 42Murray County Central 47 83 W-WG 88, HBC 61 HILLS -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove beat Hills-Beaver-Creek for its seventh Red Rock Conference victory.  The Chargers had five boys score in double digit points as Anthony Ross scored 18, Andrew Quade scored 15, Nathan Ross scored 14, Kyle Kuehl scored 12, and Matt DePrez scored 11. The Patriots leading scorers were Preston Wilhelmi with a game high 22 points, and Jax Wysong with 21 points.

W-WG improves to 12-3, 8-1 and have a seven game winning streak.

W-WG 53 88HBC 36 61 GIRLS BASKETBALL SWC 70, MLA 32 MOUNTAIN LAKE - Southwest Christian went on a 20-0 run to close out the first half, after trailing Mountain Lake Area 18-17 through the first eight minutes. Brooklyn DeKam was the Eagles leading scorer with a game-high 26 points.

Teammate Jazlynn Prins added 15 points.

Jenneel Rodney had a double-double scoring 12 points, and pulling down 10 rebounds for the Wolverines. Taylor Naas scored nine points for MLA.

SWC 37 70MLA 18 32 Fulda 63, Madelia 34 FULDA -- A halftime defensive adjustment is all Fulda needed to get past Madelia. The Rebels’ top scorers were McKenzie Evers with 18, Khloe Gehl with 15, and Camryn Baumhoefner with 10 points. Baumhoefner was Fulda’s leading rebounder as well pulling down nine.

The Blackhawks top scorers were Cortney DeVlaeminck with 14, and Lilly Maul with 11 points.

Madelia 26 34Fulda 29 63 Sioux Center 63, S-O 31 SIBLEY, Iowa - Jordyn VanMaanen had a game-high 15 points as Sioux Center defeated Sibley-Ocheyedan.

Kelli Greenfield finished with nine points and six rebounds for the Generals. Carley Seivert scored seven points. Toni Lonneman had five points and six rebounds.

Sioux Center 54 63Sibley-Ocheyedan 21 31 WRESTLING JCC 48, Adrian 27 JACKSON -- Adrian wrestlers Bryan Anaya (106), Logan Taylor (113) and Isaac Bullerman (120) each won their matches to begin Friday’s dual with Jackson County Central, giving the Dragons an early 15-0 lead. But JCC won the next three matches to forge a 15-15, then won six of the last eight weight classes.

Anaya and Bullerman pinned their opponents, and Taylor won a 3-1 victory. For JCC, Ethan Hendrickson (126) and Aaron Munoz (132) won by fall and 138-pounder Colton Bents won 6-1.

Adrian’s Chandler Combs recorded a fall at 145 pounds for Adrian. Cole Kapplinger did the same for JCC at 152 pounds. The Huskies’ Preston Mix decisioned Adrian’s Beau Bullerman 14-9 at 220.

BOYS HOCKEY Dodge County 2, Windom Area 1 WINDOM - Two first-period goals were enough for Dodge County in a victory over Windom Area.

Peyton Johnson scored 58 seconds into the game and Nicholas Retzer had a short-handed goal.

Kyle Espenson had a second-period goal for the Eagles. Alex Espenson had the assist.

However, that was all the scoring in the game as Dodge County held on for the win.

Josiah Quintero made 18 stops for WA, while Dodge County’s Cole Kundert made 24 saves.

Dodge County 2 0 0 - 2Windom Area 0 1 0 - 1 St. Cloud Cathedral 5, Luverne 4 ST. CLOUD - St. Cloud Cathedral struck first, but Luverne answered with four straight goals and had the lead.

However, the Crusaders scored the next four to earn the victory.

After going down 1-0, Kasyn Kruse had a goal (assist to Ben Serie) to tie the game. Declan Beers had a goal and Coy Gonnerman scored on a power play, with Beers and Nick Harder assisting.

Kruse scored 13 seconds into the second period with Serie and Colby Crabtree getting the assists as the Cardinals led 4-1.

Cathedral scored once in the second and three times in the third to earn the victory.

Daniel Tofteland had 23 saves for Luverne, while Noah Amundson stopped 16 shots for the Crusaders.

Luverne 3 1 0 - 4St. Cloud Cathedral 1 1 3 - 5

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