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Saturday WHS sports roundup: Girls hockey, girls basketball, boys basketball teams win; Hayenga reaches 1,000

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Three Worthington High School sports teams scored victories on Saturday.
In Worthington, the boys basketball team defeated Waseca 74-40. In Redwood Falls, the girls basketball team routed Redwood Valley 72-32 as senior Olivia Hayenga scored her 1,000th point.
In Benson, the girls hockey team edged Morris-Benson 6-5 in overtime. The boys hockey team lost to M-B 7-1.
Girls hockey
Worthington 6, Morris-Benson 5 (OT)
BENSON — Kessey Aljets scored the overtime game-winner with an assist from Riley Nickel, sending the Trojans home a winner. With the victory, Worthington improved to 4-17 for the season.
Aljets finished with three goals. MaKenna Nickel tallied two of Worthington's goals and Angie Randgaard had the other.
Lauren Nelson had two assists for WHS.
Worthington had 31 saves in net compared to Morris-Benson's 20.
Worthington 1 3 1 1 — 6
Morris-Benson 2 1 2 0 — 5
Boys hockey
Morris-Benson 7, Worthington 1
BENSON — Ryan Tolifson scored twice for Morris-Benson, which found the net at least twice in every period.
Jake Ahrenstorff had Worthington's goal, which came in the second period.
M-B attempted 39 shots to Worthington's 16.
Worthington 0 1 0 — 1
Morris-Benson 2 3 2 — 7
Boys basketball
Worthington 74, Waseca 40
WORTHINGTON — Getting off to a fast start, the Trojans took a 40-23 halftime lead and held it over the final stretch.
"We jumped out right away and made some big shots, shared the ball right, and kept pushing it out in that direction," said WHS head coach CJ Nelson.
The Trojans also played excellent defense, stopping Waseca's dribble penetration and providing good weak side help.
Abagotte Opiew scored 14 points with six rebounds and seven assists. Jacari Swinea scored 12 points and Kaleb Knothe scored 10, with seven rebounds.
Worthington is 3-11 with the win.
Waseca 23 40
Worthington 40 74
Girls basketball
Worthington 72, Redwood Valley 32
REDWOOD FALLS — The Cardinals were simply no match for the Trojans, who employed a deep bench.
But Hayenga was the star of the day by reaching the 1,000-point club. She finished with 26 points overall, and she got her thousandth with 16:11 remaining in the first half — on her third point.
Dasia Potter scored 18 points and Ellie Weg had 13.
Worthington's pressure defense forced Redwood Valley into many turnovers. The Trojans, themselves, had just four turnovers in the contest.
Worthington 40 72
Redwood Valley 16 32

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