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Girls basketball: Collectively, individually, Trojans top Marshall

MARSHALL -- A road win is always nice, especially when it comes against the Marshall Tigers. The Worthington Trojans girls basketball team moved to 12-7 on the 2017-18 campaign Friday with a 55-47 victory over the Tigers, taking their 22-16 halft...

MARSHALL -- A road win is always nice, especially when it comes against the Marshall Tigers.

The Worthington Trojans girls basketball team moved to 12-7 on the 2017-18 campaign Friday with a 55-47 victory over the Tigers, taking their 22-16 halftime advantage and leading throughout the second half.

Earlier this season, WHS lost to Marshall 64-58 in Worthington, so Friday’s win tied the series while dropping MHS to 16-5 on the season.

Trojans head coach Eric Lindner praised the performances of sophomore guard Payton Sauerbrei and sophomore forward Madisyn Huisman. Sauerbrei finished the game with 10 points and five assists, and Huisman scored nine points.

“I think, probably, overall, this was Payton Sauerbrei’s best game of the year. I think she handled the tempo well and she didn’t try to force things,” said Lindner. “And defensively, she held their guards down.”

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In the second half, Lindner said he had the right players on the floor -- the majority of them his most experienced players -- to make good decisions, enabling the Trojans to maintain the lead. One of those players was the sophomore, Huisman.

“If you’ve never seen Madisyn, she’s just got a motor,” said the coach.

Nyamer Diew scored 12 points with seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Emma Thuringer scored 16 points with eight rebounds and four assists.

Jordyn Hilgemann paced Marshall with 22 points.

Worthington 22 55Marshall 16 47

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