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Girls basketball: Arrows pierce WHS plans

PIPESTONE -- Just a day after playing a deliberate, patient game en route to a home court victory over Jackson County Central, a harried Worthington Trojans girls basketball team committed 26 turnovers in a 77-58 loss to host Pipestone Area.

PIPESTONE -- Just a day after playing a deliberate, patient game en route to a home court victory over Jackson County Central, a harried Worthington Trojans girls basketball team committed 26 turnovers in a 77-58 loss to host Pipestone Area.

“They played very well,” said WHS head coach Eric Lindner about the Arrows. “I thought they were patient in their offense. We played much too fast.”

Pipestone Area employed a physical man-to-man defense and was successful in getting the Trojans out of their comfort zone, said Lindner.

“Our kids played anxious,” he said.

Pipestone Area started the game on a 12-0 run. Worthington countered with a 20-5 run and trailed 42-36 at halftime. PA outscored the visitors 35-22 in the second half.

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Zoe Velde led Pipestone Area with 18 points. Miranda Hulstein added 16 while Mandy Miller and Carmen Skyberg each had 13.

For Worthington, Evelyn Othow scored 20, Maya Scheitel-Taylor tallied 14, and Payton Sauerbrei had 10. Starter Madisyn Huisman hurt her wrist with four minutes remaining in the first half. When she might return is uncertain.

Worthington, plagued with foul trouble in the second half, had just nine offensive rebounds in the game, compared to PA’s 14. The Arrows committed just 11 turnovers.

Worthington 36 58Pipestone Area 42 77  

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