Friday sports roundup: PA handles Worthington boys, 56-43
Friday high school sports roundup:
Pipestone Area 56, Worthington 43
PIPESTONE -- Senior wing Maddox Biever hit some big shots early, and the Pipestone Arrows beat Worthington 56-43 in a Big South Conference boys basketball game Friday night.
Pipestone Area led 27-22 at halftime.
Though the Trojans (1-10) made some valiant efforts to secure their first victory since the second game of the season, the Arrows simply proved to be too much.
“I think we played with a lot of energy tonight,” said WHS head coach CJ Nelson. “Pipestone, they’re a good team. They’ve got some size, and they knocked down some shots.”
Abagotte Opiew paced Worthington with 20 points.
Nelson praised the play of junior center Charles Brands for his defense and junior forward Cooper McCoy for his rebounding. But as a team, Nelson said, the Trojans need to do a better job of crashing the boards.
“We’ve got a home game Tuesday against Jackson. It’s Meet the Trojans,” said Nelson. “We’re beginning to trust each other more, and we can build on that.”
Worthington 22 43
Pipestone Area 27 56
Plum Creek Duals
TRACY -- Worthington learned the strength of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove at the Plum Creek Duals in Tracy, falling to the home squad 51-19 in a Friday dual.
The Trojans won five weight classes, but only one got them six points.
That came at 152 pounds where Chase Burne pinned Kalvin Crumrine in 2:27.
At 126 pounds, Worthington’s Ethan Meyer won a 13-2 major decision over TMB/WWG’s Damian Alatriste. At 170, the Trojans’ Kevin Galvez beat Jonathon Erbes 8-2. At 220, Tanner Hennings pulled off a 6-3 victory over Travis Willhite. And at 285, Cole Hennings defeated Nick Willhite 4-0.
In other Plum Creek matches, Fairmont/Martin County West beat TMB/WWG 47-34, TMB/WWG topped Blue Earth Area 42-31 and TMB/WWG defeated Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale-Parkers Prairie 58-15.
Marshall 56, Luverne 53
LUVERNE -- Ashleigh Steinbach scored 15 points as the Marshall Tigers won in a close game against the Luverne Cardinals. Abigail Panka finished with 12 points and Brianna Simpson had 10 points.
Luverne’s Elizabeth Wagner scored 18 points and Kira John finished with 13 points.
Marshall 36 56
Luverne 19 53
SWC 61, RRC 60
EDGERTON -- Southwest Christian’s Rylie Fey scored 20 points as the Eagles were victorious in a tight game over the Red Rock Central Falcons. Her teammate Ana Veldkamp finished with 18 points.
SWC 29 61
RRC 34 60
H-BC 54, MLA/C 45
HILLS -- Kenadie Fick scored 22 points, with 20 in the second half, and Hills-Beaver Creek defeated Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey. The Patriots’ Lanae Elbers scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half.
Jaci Tollefson had 18 points for MLA/C and teammate Brooke Naas had nine.
MLA/C scored the first eight points of the second half after trailing 27-18 at halftime.
MLA/C 18 45
H-BC 27 54
HL-O/F 40, W-WG 36
WESTBROOK — Chrissy Hermeling scored 15 points for Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda and teammate Taryn Evers scored 10.
For Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Isabel Klumper had 16 and Addeson Jenniges eight.
HL-O/F 25 40
W-WG 16 36