Nearing post-season, Trojan girls lose to Hutchinson, 54-43

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HUTCHINSON -- Junior Savannah Schlueter scored 17 points, which included five 3-pointers, to lead the Hutchinson Tigers to a 54-43 victory Saturday over the Worthington High School girls basketball team.

Hutchinson, a big team but also a quick one, got the jump on the Trojans in the first half due in part to good outside shooting. The Tigers took a 39-28 lead into halftime.

WHS head coach Eric Lindner said a flurry of HHS 3-point shots put his team in an early bind. The visitors fought back to get their deficit to within a point, but Hutchinson scored six straight points to re-take control. For most of the second half, the Trojans were playing catch-up.

Although Hutchinson committed 24 turnovers to Worthington’s 16, it was shooting that told the story.

“We did cause a lot of turnovers, but we were trading two’s for three’s,” said Lindner.


Worthington made just one 3-point shot in the game.

Tarren Spartz led the team with 19 points and Olivia Hayenga had 12 points. Ellie Weg had eight rebounds and Spartz had six. Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor had six rebounds and eight steals.

The Trojans, 14-10 on the season, have one more game remaining in the regular season, at home against New Ulm on Tuesday. The contest will have important ramifications for the Section 2AAA seedings that take place later.

Worthington 28 43

Hutchinson 39 54

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