Friday sports roundup: Redwood beats WHS boys in basketball; WHS girls rout the Cards


Friday night high school sports roundup:

Boys basketball

Redwood Valley 80, Worthington 70

REDWOOD VALLEY -- Recovering from a strong Redwood Valley first half, the Worthington Trojans boys basketball team made a good run in the second half Friday night. But the recovery didn’t extend quite far enough, and the Trojans lost to their Big South Conference rivals by 10.

Redwood Valley connected on seven 3-point shots in the first half, but didn’t make any in the second.


Kaleb Knothe scored 17 points to lead Worthington scorers. Abagotte Opiew and Jacari Swinea both scored 14 points and Marenono Opiew had 13. Jake Brandner had nine points and four assists.

Abagotte pulled down 10 rebounds and Knothe had eight. Marenono and Brandner each had four assists.

Drew Lundeen led the Cardinals with 23 points.

WHS head coach CJ Nelson said his team focused on stopping Redwood’s big guy, Carson Woodford, down low. And for the first half, the Trojans did that. But the Cards kicked the ball out and hit many of their outside shots.

Woodford finished with 19 points.

Worthington 33 70

Redwood Valley 44 80

SWC 56, MLA/C 55


MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Carter Van Hulzen scored 24 points to help Southwest Christian to a one-point victory over Mountain Lake Area/ Comfrey. Teammate Micah Schaap had 13 points.

Carter Olson scored 16 points, had nine rebounds, six steals, and five assists for MLA/C.

The game went down to the wire.MLA/C fouled Southwest Christian in the MLA/C backcourt with 13.8 seconds left in the contest. Southwest made 1 of 2 free throws to take a 1-point lead. MLA/C’s Olson missed a 3-point shot, but the Wolverines made another shot attempt after getting the rebound. That one, however, missed too.

SWC 22 56

MLA/C 30 55

Windom 74, HLO/F 61

FULDA -- Henry Erickson scored 25 points to lead the Windom Eagles in a victory over the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Coyotes. Abe Mckibbin finished with 21 points and Dylan Serreyn had 15 points.

HLO/F’s Carter Drent scored 23 points, had eight rebounds and five assists. Parker Murphy, who had six 3-pointers, finished with 20 points. Sawyer Drent had 15 points.


Windom 31 74

HLO/F 25 61

Girls basketball

Worthington 60, Redwood Valley 17

WORTHINGTON -- Times are tough for the Redwood Valley High School girls basketball team this year, and the Trojans were more than able to take advantage on Friday.

The Trojans outscored Redwood 35-6 in the first half and coasted in the second. Tarren Spartz finished with 15 points and Olivia Hayenga had 12. Ellie Weg had eight rebounds and three assists. Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor had seven rebounds, four assists and six steals.

Aisha Zeidi played well off the bench for WHS, finishing with nine points.

No Redwood Valley player scored in double figures. For the game, the Cardinals (0-25) made just four field goals and were 7-for-18 from the free throw line.

Redwood Valley 6 17

Worthington 35 60

JCC 73, Tri-City United 35

MONTGOMERY -- Jackson County Central’s Sadie Voss scored 31 points with 25 of her points in the first half. She also had seven rebounds in Friday’s win over Tri-City United. The Huskies’ Maci Farmer had 17 points and six rebounds. Teammate Kylee Wenzel finished with nine points and 10 rebounds.

JCC's overall record moves to 15-8.

JCC 53 73

Tri-City United 17 35

SWC 55, MLA/C 51

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Host Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey led Southwest Christian 24-13 in the first half. But the score didn’t stand up in the second.

Jocelyn Barron scored 15 points to help Southwest Christian to the victory. Kierra Binford had nine points and Makenna Moss finished with eight points.

MLA/C’s Jaci Tollefson scored 19 points and Brooke Naas had 17 points. MLA/C had good defense in the first half but ran into trouble during an eight minute stretch in the second half with poor passing.

SWC 13 55

MLA/C 24 51

Boys hockey

Luverne 6, Minnesota River 2

LUVERNE -- Brock Behrend scored two goals to lead the Luverne Cardinals to a victory over the Minnesota River Bulldogs. His teammates Owen Sudenga had one goal with two assists and Tucker Damman, Elliot Domagala, Blaik Bork scored a goal apiece.

Minnesota River’s Brook Reicks and Travis Kotek each scored a goal.

Minnesota River 0 2 0 -- 2

Luverne 2 3 1 -- 6

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