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Saturday sports roundup: Trojans hockey teams lose 5-3 decisions to Waseca

Saturday sports roundup:

Girls hockey

Waseca 5, Worthington 3

WASECA -- Worthington scored three first-period goals and had the early lead.

However, Waseca answered with two goals in the second and one in the third to take the victory.

Jayde Pederson and Isabella Sorenson scored for Waseca as the Bluejays took a 2-0 lead.

But the Trojans came storming back. Kessey Aljets -- who had two goals in Worthington’s last game -- put two in the net to tie the game. Her first goal was assisted by Kya Nickel, while the second was assisted by Nickel and Cadence Van Ede.

But the Trojans weren’t done. Makena Nickel gave WHS a 3-2 advantage with a goal, which was assisted by Kya Nickel.

Pederson scored the tying goal midway through the second and Paige Benson added one as Waseca led 4-3 after the second period. Benson scored her second goal of the game in the third to seal the victory.

WHS has 19 shots on goal, while Trojan Kaylee Bents made 23 saves.

The Trojans host New Ulm on Tuesday.

Worthington 3 0 0 -- 3

Waseca 2 2 1 -- 5

Boys hockey

Waseca 5, Worthington 3

WASECA -- Worthington had a third-period lead against host Waseca, but the Bluejays rallied for a two-goal victory.

“We played well defensively for most of it, but that third period we were actually ahead at one point 3-2 and they stepped it up and we just let some shots go from some high-quality areas that we should have been defending a little better and we just weren’t quite there,” WHS head coach Tyler Nienkerk said.

The Bluejays led 1-0 after the first period and both teams scored one in the third. Tommy Bauman scored for the Trojans in the period.

In the third, Colby Nickel scored a goal with Ryan Newman assisting and Carlo Garcia-Villatoro gave WHS a 3-2 advantage.

“It’s learning to play with that lead,” Nienkerk said. “Some of our guys get a little happy that we’re leading against a team like that and Waseca stepped it up a notch and we didn’t match that.”

WHS had 16 shots on goal, while goalie Preston Thavixay made 28 saves.

Worthington 0 1 2 -- 3

Waseca 1 1 3 -- 5

Boys basketball

Pipestone Area 73, SWC 70

PIPESTONE -- Pipestone Area trailed Southwest Christian by seven points at the half, but outscored the Eagles 42-32 in the second half.

Braeden Rieck led the Arrows with 15 points, Josh Tinklenberg had 14, Isaiah Byrnes 11 and Reid Homann 10. Rieck was 8-for-10 at the free throw line and Tinklenberg had eight rebounds.

Jacob Van Dam scored 27 points for Southwest, and Kade Fey had 19.

Southwest 38 70

Pipestone Area 31 73

Luverne 78, Garretson 61

LUVERNE -- Host Luverne outscored Garretson, S.D., 44-26 in the first half and held on.

Brayden Jacobsma led the way with 17 points. Carter Stemper had 14, Matt Sehr 13 and Bailey Cowell 10.

Drew Blosmo scored 22 points for Garretson.

Garretson 26 61

Luverne 44 78

W-WG 71, YME 46

MARSHALL -- Ethan Mischke scored 18 points and grabbed nine caroms as Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeated Yellow Medicine East at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

Nathan Ross had 16 points, Andrew Quade 14 and Parker Freeburg 12 for the Chargers.

W-WG is 9-3 on the season.

Yellow Medicine East 22 46

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 37 71

G-LR 66, Red Cloud 51

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- George-Little Rock advanced to 12-1 at The Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., as 6-4 junior Payton Mauldin scored 19 points with six rebounds, and teammate Caleb Terhark added 12 points and 16 rebounds.

Lucas Nagel scored 11 points and pulled in six boards. Landon Jumbeck had 10 points.

Rama Alejandro scored 39 points and had 10 steals for Red Cloud, which is ranked No. 4 in South Dakota Class A.

G-LR 17 35 47 66

Red Cloud 6 21 33 51

Girls basketball

Luverne 69, Garretson 55

LUVERNE -- Mallory Thorson and Mackenzie Petersen combined for 40 points as Luverne bested Garretson, S.D. Thorson had the lion’s share with 24, and Petersen scored 16.

Brooklynn Ver Steeg had 11 points.

Lizzie Olson scored 19 points for Garretson.

Garretson 32 55

Luverne 41 69

YME 76, W-WG 43

MARSHALL -- At Southwest State University in Marshall, Yellow Medicine East topped Westbrook-Walnut Grove by a comfortable margin.

YME put five players in double figures, led by Madison Hinz with 17 points.

Grace Woelber paced the Chargers with 16 points.

W-WG 18 43

YME 43 76


Adrian at Wabasso Tournament

WABASSO -- The Adrian Dragons won one match and lost two at the Wabasso Tournament. First came a 52-18 loss to ACGC, then a 57-15 win over Wabasso/Red Rock Central, and then a 60-10 loss to Zumbrota-Mazeppa.

Jesus Anaya (106 pounds) and Cameron Wieneke (182) recorded falls for AHS in the ACGC match. Bryan Anaya (106) had a fall against W/RRC.

Logan Taylor earned a 10-5 decision at 126 against ACGC, and Jaren Winselman won 7-5 at 220.

Taylor also won at 132 against W/RRC, by 6-2 decision. Jesus Anaya won by 16-4 major decision at 106 against Zumbrota-Mazeppa.


JCC at Welcome Tournament

WELCOME -- Jackson County Central placed second at weekend tournament in Welcome. Martin County Area won the meet with a 136.125 score, followed by the Huskies at 133.25. Waseca (127.725), Luverne (123.25) and Blue Earth Area (120.75) also competed.

JCC's Sydney Sadusky placed second on the vault with an 8.85 score.