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Friday sports roundup: Spartz, Trojans out-point St. James

Friday high school sports roundup:

Friday high school sports roundup:

Girls basketball

Worthington 59, St. James Area 45

ST. JAMES -- The Worthington High School girls basketball team broke free from a close game at halftime to roll past St. James Area in the second half on Friday.

Worthington outscored the Saints 26-16 after intermission.

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Tarren Spartz scored 18 points for the winners while teammates Olivia Hayenga, with 17, and Stephie Bauman, with 13, chipped in with double figures. Hayenga had 10 rebounds. Sophie Wietzema had 12 rebounds and five steals. And Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor had six assists and five steals.

No one from St. James Area reached double figures in scoring.

The Saints committed 22 turnovers to Worthington’s 11. Worthington also held a 34-29 rebounding advantage.

WHS is 14-4 on the season.

Worthington 33 59

St. James Area 29 45

Luverne 52, New Ulm 37

NEW ULM -- Elise Ferrell scored 15 points as Luverne upended New Ulm in a Big South Conference game.

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Elizabeth Wagner scored nine points, Averill Sehr had eight and Christina Wagner notched seven for Luverne. Sehr had five steals and two assists, while Elizabeth Wagner and Mckenzie Van Grootheast each had four steals.

The Cardinals, who led by 21 points at halftime, improved to 9-9 overall and 5-7 in Big South play.

New Ulm is 3-13 and 2-7.

Luverne 29 52

New Ulm 8 37

H-BC 60, Adrian/Ellsworth 28

HILLS -- A sterling defensive effort held Adrian/Ellsworth to eight points in the first half, and Hills-Beaver Creek won easily.

Abby Knobloch scored 16 points, Taryn Rauk 15 and Kenadie Fick 10 for the Patriots. Jayden Zebe, Shawna Rogers and Madeline Wagner all had seven points for A/E.

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Adrian/Ellsworth 8 28

H-BC 31 60

JCC 62, B-E 59

BLUE EARTH -- Junior guard Sadie Voss poured in 34 points as Jackson County Central defeated Blue Earth.

Sophomore guard Maci Farmer shot 13-for-13 at the foul line and scored 17 points for JCC, which improved to 6-11 overall. Farmer also had 15 rebounds.

Jackson County Central was 30-for-35 at the foul line, led by Farmer and the 9-for-10 effort of Voss.

For Blue Earth (4-12), Sophie Keister scored 23 points.

Jackson County Central 20 62

Blue Earth 27 59

MLA/C 46, Edgerton 44

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Anika Fast hit two free throws with three seconds left to lift Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey to a Red Rock Conference victory over Edgerton.

Sophomore Brooke Naas led MLA/C with 18 points. Jaci Tollefson added 11 and Fast finished with 10 as the Wolverines improved to 7-10 overall and 7-9 in league play.

For Edgerton (8-10, 8-8), Addison Fleischman and Alyda Vande Griend scored 10 points apiece.

Edgerton 20 44

Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 27 59

MCC 55, HL-O/F 46

SLAYTON -- Junior center Emily Rohrer scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Murray County Central defeated Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda in a Red Rock Conference clash.

Senior center Bryn Hoekman had 16 points and 10 boards and senior guard Brynn Graphenteen scored 12 for the victorious Rebels, who improved to 3-14 overall and 3-12 in league play.

HL-O/F dropped to 1-17 and 0-16.

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 20 46

Murray County Central 26 55

Boys basketball

Windom Area 76, SJ 72

WINDOM -- All five of Windom Area’s starters scored in double figures as the Eagles edged St. James to post their fifth straight victory.

Conner Redman led the Eagles (8-10 overall) with 25 points. Dylan Serreyn scored 14, while Henry Erickson and Austin Doorenbos had 12 apiece. Abe McKibbin scored 11.

Erickson had 11 assists.

Hayden Jones scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half to lead St. James (2-16), which tied the game several times in the closing minutes before McKibbin, Redman and Erickson hit some clutch free throws.

St. James 36 72

Windom Area 37 76

SWC 85, HL-O/F 58

EDGERTON -- Four Southwest Christian players scored in double figures in a solid victory against Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

The visiting Coyotes were not at full strength, due to illness.

Dawson Rieck scored 17 points while Micah Schaap, Jacob Raak and Cody Van’t Hof all added 13 for the Eagles. Teammate Carter Van Hulzen had nine points and 13 rebounds.

Eli Fest scored 16 points for HL-O/F while dishing out four assists, making four rebounds and four steals. Trevor King had 12 points. Carter Drent had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

HL-O/F 28 58

Southwest 47 85

Girls hockey

Marshall 8, Worthington 0

MARSHALL -- Though the shots-on-goal totals showed an evenly-played game, that’s not how it looked on the scoreboard as the Marshall Tigers shut out Worthington. Both teams attempted 21 shots.

It was the second shutout loss in a row for the Trojans, who were defeated by New Ulm 9-0 on Thursday.

“We played half a game with ‘em,” said WHS head coach Chad Nickel about the Marshall game. “Got into some penalty problems.”

Worthington finishes the regular season with a 6-10 record.

Worthington 0 0 0 -- 0

Marshall 1 5 2 -- 8

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