Monday sports roundup: Cother sets school record in JCC overtime victory


Monday high school sports roundup:

Girls basketball

JCC 98, St. James Area 92 (OT)

ST. JAMES -- It was just a late-season regular season girls basketball game on a typical Monday night, but for Jackson County Central sophomore Rylie Cother, it was a game to remember.

In a 98-92 overtime victory for the Huskies over host St. James Area, Cother scored 53 points to set a new single-game school record. She drained eight 3-point shots and also came away with seven steals, four assists and eight rebounds.


JCC outscored St. James Area 15-9 in the overtime period.

Kylee Wenzel scored 21 points with 16 rebounds for the Huskies, and teammate Maci Farmer had 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Taylor Sodeman scored 38 points for St. James Area.

JCC 46 83 98

St. James Area 40 83 92

SW Christian 87, H-BC 67

HILLS -- Southwest Christian got balanced scoring in its win over Red Rock Conference rival Hills-Beaver Creek.

Ana Veldkamp led the way with 30 points, hitting on 10 of 17 field goals and 8 of 15 free throws. Madyson Fey added 20 points, Makenna Moss 13 and Jocelyn Barron 11. Lindsie Fick had four assists and five steals, and Makenzie Pap had four assists.


Southwest Christian shot 48.5 percent from the field. H-BC hit 41 percent of its shots.

SW Christian 43 87

H-BC 25 67

RRC 39, MCC 37

LAMBERTON -- Emily DeCock, Reilly Rubin and Sondra Rindfleisch all scored nine points as Red Rock Central topped Murray County Central.

Rindfleisch also had 14 rebounds. DeCock had seven assists.

Abbygail Overman scored 13 points with eight rebounds for MCC.

MCC 17 37


RRC 19 39

MLA/C 48, A/E 32

ELLSWORTH -- Brooke Naas with 16 points and Julia Brinkman with 13 helped Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey outpoint Adrian/Ellsworth.

Sadie Krahling scored 12 points with nine rebounds for the Dragons. Teammate Katie Buntjer scored eight points.

MLA/C 25 48

A/E 16 32

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"There are years where you have a lot of talent, and there are years where you have great kids and good team chemistry. But when they collide – we are here today and we have a trophy like that."
Meanwhile, last year’s point guard Ta’Lon Cooper heads to South Carolina
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Marenono Opiew was a key factor on a deep Trojans basketball squad. His work ethic and attitude helped guide WHS to a memorable season.

Boys basketball

Luverne 78, Edgerton 60


LUVERNE -- The Luverne Cardinal boys led by a mere point, 32-31, at halftime, but outscored Edgerton Public 46-29 in the second half to win convincingly.

Gavin DeBeer scored 22 points for the Cards. Gannon Ahrendt added 19. Carter Sehr and Riley Sneller both scored 12.

Colin Domeyer scored 25 points and Jared Fischer 15 for Edgerton.

Edgerton 31 60

Luverne 32 78

JCC 79, St. James Area 68

JACKSON — Roman Voss poured in 32 points to help Jackson County Central top St. James Area.

Travis Rogotzke scored 19 points and Erik Hesebeck 12 for the Huskies, who improved to 10-7 on the season.


St. James Area 35 68

JCC 39 79

WCFC will play its first game Saturday, April 29 on the road in Maple Grove, Minnesota at 7 p.m.
“I feel we should hold off on all new projects and see what happens with the referendum."
The 2022-23 Red Rock Conference boys basketball season came to a close last Saturday as Southwest Minnesota Christian lost 98-57 to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in the Section 3A semifinals

Girls hockey

Windom Area 10, Worthington 0

WINDOM -- In their final regular season game, the Worthington Trojans came up short at Windom as the Eagles skated to a 10-0 victory.

Presley Dockter and Marissa Becker each scored three goals for Windom Area. Madyson Fredin, Marenna Bang, Miranda Corey and Mataya Hall scored single goals.

Windom Area out-shot Worthington 21-14.

Section 3A competition begins Thursday with Windom Area hosting Fairmont and Worthington going on the road to play Marshall.



JCC 48, Windom/ML 30

WINDOM — Jackson County Central had to forge a comeback to improve its Big South Conference record to 6-0.

Windom/Mountain Lake won the first six weight classes, including four of them by forfeit. JCC won the final eight as Thomas Freking, Logan Butzon, Trey Rossow, Isaiah Rodriguez and Dylan Withers all recorded falls.

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