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Monday basketball roundup: Trojan boys fall to New Ulm

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Monday night high school sports roundup:

Boys basketball

New Ulm 88, Worthington 70

NEW ULM -- The New Ulm Eagles flew to a 48-29 lead in the first half and defeated Worthington High School 88-70 Monday night in a boys basketball contest.

With the Section 2AAA seeding just around the corner, the Trojans are 7-17 with one more regular season game to play -- at Blue Earth Area on Friday.

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“I hope we can finish the regular season with a win. We’ve just gotta play hard. Every win is a good win,” said head coach CJ Nelson.

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Jacari Swinea scored 18 points to lead Worthington against New Ulm, and he also had five rebounds. Kaleb Knothe added nine points and four assists.

Charlie Osborn scored 35 points for New Ulm.

The Eagles out-rebounded the Trojans and Nelson said turnovers were also problematic for his team. Worthington’s defense was not optimum.

“It was a physical game. They really got up and down on us and pushed the ball. We struggled getting back on defense,” Nelson said. “They knocked the ball down on us. We’ve got to get better. We can’t give up 88 points and win games.”

Worthington 29 70

New Ulm 48 88

W-WG 99, Adrian/Ellsworth 63

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ADRIAN -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove kicked its offense into high gear against Adrian/Ellsworth.

Cole Vande Wiele led the Chargers with 29 points. Kole Curry scored 19 points with eight assists. Dan Kleven had 18 points, seven assists and three steals. Austin Parker scored 12 points of his own.

Peyton Lewis led Adrian/Ellsworth with 20 points and Brock Henning had 13. Aiden Tweet dished out five assists.

W-WG 55 99

Adrian/Ellsworth 40 63

H-BC 45, Edgerton 36

HILLS -- Liam Raymon tallied 12 points, Ty Bundesen had 10 and Drew Leenderts added seven as Hills-Beaver Creek won a low-scoring contest.

Jacob Fischer had 16 points for Edgerton, and Nolan Buckridge had eight.

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Edgerton 18 36

H-BC 22 45

MCC 67, RRC 36

LAMBERTON — Chant Mitchell contributed nine assists as Murray County Central topped Red Rock Central in a Red Rock Conference game.

Aidan Dierks had 21 points and Christian Tentinger had 10 for MCC, which connected on eight of 21 3-point attempts.

MCC 23 67

RRC 17 36

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The Worthington Trojans boys basketball team played exceptional defense against Canistota, surrendering a mere 11 points in the first half.
Outstanding outside shooting helped the Eagles beat Worthington in Worthington, 82-68