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Friday sports roundup: Trojan boys hockey, girls basketball teams fall

Friday’s high school sports roundup:

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Friday’s high school sports roundup:

Boys hockey

Waseca 5, Worthington 2

WASECA -- Charlie Huttemier had a hat trick as Waseca defeated the Worthington Trojans boys hockey team Friday night, 3-2.

For a while, though, it was a close game.

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After the Bluejays outscored Worthington 3-0 in the first period, Worthington outscored the Bluejays 2-0 in the second. The final two goals were scored by the home team.

“They’re a highly skilled team. They were kind of all over us. We got it down to one point. They worked harder. They wanted it more,” said WHS head coach Tyler Nienkerk.

Blake Luinenberg and Andrew Benson scored Worthington’s goals. Alec Langerud and Benson were credited with assists on the Luinenburg goal. Benson’s goal was unassisted.

Waseca out-shot the Trojans 53-18 in the game.

Worthington 0 2 0 -- 2

Waseca 3 0 2 -- 5

Girls’ Basketball

Marshall 84, Worthington 58

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MARSHALL -- This just in: Marshall is still Marshall.

The powerful Tigers led the entire game against talented Big South Conference rival Worthington as Jordyn Hilgeman scored 30 points and Emily Meyer had 16.

“Basically, they were more aggressive to the basket,” said WHS head coach Eric Lindner, “and we weren’t able to stop Hilgeman.”

Olivia Hayenga paced the Trojans with 18 points. Stephie Bauman had 13 and Sophie Wietzema chipped in with 10. Tarren Spartz scored nine.

Final rebounding totals were almost even, but Worthington committed 21 turnovers to Marshall’s 12.

Worthington 22 58

Marshall 37 84

H-BC 51, W-WG 28

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HILLS - Senior forward Taryn Rauk scored 18 points and senior guard Abby Knobloch added 17 as Hills-Beaver Creek defeated Westbrook-Walnut Grove 51-28 Friday night in a Red Rock Conference game.

Rauk had five rebounds and three steals, and Knobloch contributed 11 boards as the Patriots improved to 9-2 overall. Senior Annie Bos had five assists and three steals.

Freshman Isabel Klumper and her senior sister Olivia each scored eight points for Westbrook-Walnut Grove (5-7). Abby Wiggins added seven points.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 14 28

Hills-Beaver Creek 28 51

Windom 72, Pipestone 49

WINDOM - Senior forward Delaney Smith scored 20 points and senior guard Allison Letcher added 16 as the Windom Area Eagles defeated Pipestone in a Big South Conference game.

Junior guard Kait Huska drilled five 3-pointers for 15 points as the Eagles improved to 8-5.

For Pipestone (3-9), senior guard McKenzie Dulas and sophomore guard Aubreu Kor each scored 12 points.

Pipestone 26 49

Windom Area 37 72

Luverne 61, JCC 37

JACKSON - Sophomore forward Elizabeth Wagner scored 23 points as the Luverne Cardinals defeated Jackson County Central in a Big South Conference game.

Christina Wagner scored 13 points and Elise Ferrell added 10 as Luverne improved to 5-7 this season.

Sophomore guard Maci Farmer had 15 points and junior forward Sadie Voss added nine for JCC. Senior Regan Farmer scored seven for the Huskies (3-9).

Adrian-Ellsworth 57, Edgerton 52

EDGERTON - Senior guard Jayden Zebe led a balanced attack with 17 points as Adrian-Ellsworth defeated Edgerton in a Red Rock Conference game.

Zebe also had 10 rebounds. Senior forward Marisa Lehnhoff scored 13 points and junior forward Julia Bullerman had eight for Adrian-Ellsworth, which is now 7-5 on the season.

Reece Wassink led Edgerton with 21 points. Addison Fleischman scored 13 points and Alyda Vande Griend added 10 for the Flying Dutchmen (7-6).

Adrian-Ellsworth 28 57

Edgerton 26 52

SW Christian 75, MCC 27

SLAYTON - Maren Nerem had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Southwest Christian defeated Murray County Central in a Red Rock Conference game.

The Eagles, who improved to 10-3 overall, led by 16 at halftime and outscored the Rebels 44-12 in the second half.

Senior guard Amber Boock led MCC with eight points. Sophomore Seanna Swenson scored seven for the Rebels (1-12).

Southwest Christian 31 75

Murray County Central 15 27

What To Read Next
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The Worthington Trojans boys basketball team played exceptional defense against Canistota, surrendering a mere 11 points in the first half.
Outstanding outside shooting helped the Eagles beat Worthington in Worthington, 82-68