Friday sports roundup: WHS girls lose to Marshall, Luverne rolls

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Friday night high school sports area roundup:

Girls basketball

Marshall 53, Worthington 39

MARSHALL – Tarren Spartz scored 12 points for Worthington in a Big South Conference girls basketball loss to Marshall Friday night.

Ellie Weg had 10 points and 5 rebounds for the Trojans. Pham Gora had seven points and 10 rebounds. Newyouman Gora had six rebounds and five assists.


The Trojans fall to 2-11 and play again at home on Saturday against Jordan.

Marshall 33 53

Worthington 15 39

Luverne 75, Windom Area 44

LUVERNE – Ten players scored for the Luverne Cardinals in a conference victory over Windom Area.

The Cardinals’ leading scorer was Elizabeth Wagner who scored 17 points. Emma Breyer scored three treys and had 14 points for LHS. Tori Serie had eight points.

Leading scorers for the Eagles were Hadley Sammons and Alivia Letcher with nine points. Anja Nielsen scored eight points.

Luverne improves its season record to 11-1 and is undefeated in conference play.


Luverne 35 75

Windom Area 22 44

SW Christian 67, Edgerton 46

EDGERTON -- Ana Veldkamp scored 23 points to lead Southwest Minnesota Christian to a convincing triumph over in-town rival Edgerton Public.

Madyson Fey added 13 points and Makenna Moss had nine with 10 rebounds. Mackenzie Pap made six assists.

Boys basketball

Pipestone Area 90, JCC 86

PIPESTONE – A strong second half by Pipestone Area gave the Arrows a conference victory over Jackson County Central.


Pipestone Area scored the opening four points, but a 15-0 JCC run gave the Huskies an early commanding lead. The game had 13 lead changes in total.

Merrick Heidebrink scored 32 points for the Arrows. Rysley Borman had 18 points, Kellen Johnson scored 15, and Tagon Woelber scored 14.

The Arrows shot 24-of-32 from the free throw line.

The leading scorer for the Huskies was Roman Voss with 32 points. Voss connected on 14-of-15 free throws. Erik Hesebeck had 27 points for JCC.

The Arrows play at Luverne on Tuesday.

Pipestone Area 36 90

JCC 43 86

Windom Area 91, Luverne 71

LUVERNE -- Abe McKibbin scored 34 points to lead the Windom Area Eagles to a win over the Luverne Cardinals. Drew Rothenberger contributed 22 points and Henry Erickson had 18 points.

Luverne’s Gavin DeBeer scored 21 points. Gannon Ahrendt had 17 points and Carter Sehr finished with 14 points.

Windom 32 91

Luverne 36 71

The Worthington Trojans girls’ and boy’s hockey teams both played home games on Thursday night. The girls’ team celebrated Senior Night and played the non-conference Austin Packers. Austin beat Worthington 6-1.
Needless to say, it would behoove the Wild to bank a couple of wins so they don’t have a sour taste in their mouth.
Tuesday night high school sports roundup:

Boys hockey

Windom Area 6, Waseca 3

WINDOM – Five players netted six goals for Windom Area in a conference victory over Waseca.

Waseca scored all three of its goals in the first period. Kyle Ahlschlager scored one and played setup man in the other two.

Scoring two goals for the Eagles was Nicholas Espenson. Other goal scorers were Chase Hamlett, Cragen Porath, Brady Espenson, and Wriley Haugen.

The Eagles outshot the Bluejays 56-20.

Windom improves to 6-8 on the season. The Eagles host Worthington on Saturday.

Windom Area 2 1 3 – 6

Waseca 3 0 0 – 3

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