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Prep boys basketball: Nice second half not enough for Worthington

FAIRMONT -- Worthington played a strong second half, but it wasn't enough to come back from the first half's deficit.The Cardinals had control of the opening 18 minutes, outscoring Worthington 34-20. But the Trojans fought back, scoring 25 to Fai...

FAIRMONT - Worthington played a strong second half, but it wasn’t enough to come back from the first half’s deficit.
The Cardinals had control of the opening 18 minutes, outscoring Worthington 34-20. But the Trojans fought back, scoring 25 to Fairmont’s 27 points in the second half. Still, the home team held on for a 61-45 victory.
The top scorer for Worthington was Gbrown Ochothow with 13 points, followed by Zach Boever and Tyler Linder, who had eight points each. Nathan Braaksma led on the glass with 10 rebounds. Sophomores Stewart Merrigan and Linder each had seven.
Leading Fairmont was Walker Tordsen who completed 17 points. Next was Tyler Tennyson with 15 and Sam Schwieger with 11.
Despite the loss, head coach Clint Meyer was pleased with his team’s effort.
“The boys played hard,” he said. “As we are a young team, we are always learning and improving.”
Worthington begins its record at 0-1, and will face Waseca on Saturday.
Worthington 20 45
Fairmont 34 61

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