Thursday sports roundup: Luverne girls basketball team evens the score against Worthington


Thursday night high school sports roundup:

Girls Basketball

Luverne 64, Worthington 51

LUVERNE -- While the WHS boys basketball team was beating the Luverne Cardinals in Worthington Thursday night, the Cardinal girls were beating the Trojans.

LHS earned a 64-51 victory, evening the season series at 1-1. In December, Worthington topped the Luverne girls 50-45.


Kira John scored 22 points in the rematch while teammates Elizabeth Wagner and Christina Wagner scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Worthington was led by Olivia Hayenga’s 14 points. Ellie Weg had 12 points and Tarren Spartz grabbed seven rebounds.

Worthington is now 11-7 on the season. Luverne is 14-4.

“We came out and we were getting some of the normal looks we would get. And we weren’t making those,” said WHS head coach Eric Lindner.

The Trojans also got into some early foul trouble. When they got behind, they were unable to mount a comeback.

Worthington 16 51

Luverne 33 64

Adrian/Ellsworth 53, MLA/C 45


ELLSWORTH -- Claire Popkes hit two free throws with no time left, giving Adrian/Ellsworth a one-point victory over Red Rock Conference opponent Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.

MLA/C led by one with six seconds remaining. A/E in-bounded the ball and Popkes was fouled just before the buzzer, setting up her heroics.

As a team, Adrian/Ellsworth converted 16 of 17 free throws in the game.

Julia Bullerman led the Dragons with 18 points. Mattie Mulder had eight.

Brooke Naas with 23 points and Jaci Tollefson with 13 led MLA/C.

MLA/C 31 45

Adrian/Ellsworth 20 46

SWC 65, MCC 17


EDGERTON -- Rylie Fey scored 16 points to rally Southwest Minnesota Christian to a win over Murray County Central. Her teammates Ana Veldkamp finished with 11 points, and Makenna Moss had 10 points.

SWC 40 65

MCC 13 17

Edgerton 63, HLO/F 26

EDGERTON -- Alyda Vande Griend scored 18 points to lead Edgerton to a victory over Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda. Reece Wassink and Mateya Gilbertson scored nine points apiece.

HLO/F’s Anna Fest ended with 10 points.

Edgerton 30 63

HLO/F 13 26

W-WG 49, H-BC 43

WESTBROOK -- Amelia Sikel scored big with 19 points to lead the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers to a win over the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots. Addeson Jenniges finished with 10 points and Isabel Klumper had nine points.

H-BC’s Kenadie Fick finished with 10 points and Samantha Moser had eight points.

W-WG 26 49

H-BC 17 43

Boys basketball

Windom Area 70, MLA/C 53

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Henry Erickson and Drew Rothenberger both scored 15 points, and teammate Dylan Serreyn tallied 14 as Windom Area defeated Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.

Kolby Kremmin and Ashton Toll both scored 13 for the Wolverines. Toll had 13 rebounds.

Windom Area 34 70

MLA/C 21 53

Southwest Christian 75, MCC 46
EDGERTON — Four Southwest Minnesota Christian players reached double figures in a victory over Murray County Central.
Carter Van Hulzen scored 22 points with four blocks. Dawson Rieck had 16 points with six rebounds and five steals. Micah Schaap scored 11 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds. And Jarrett Kuipers scored 10 points.
Chant Mitchell tallied 10 points and Nate Kleven had eight for MCC.
MCC 21 46
Southwest Christian 38 75


Minneota Triangular

MINNEOTA -- in a triangular event featuring Worthington, Dawson-Boyd and host Minneota, the host Vikings took care of the Trojans 51-22 by dominating the middle weights. From 132 pounds through 195, Minnesota won them all, including seven by fall.

Worthington got on-mat victories by Dalton Larson at 113 pounds with a 12-0 major decision over Quinton Anderson, Ethan Meyer at 120 with a 3-2 decision over Peyton Gillund, Tanner Hennings at 220 with a 12-6 win over Hudson Scholten.

Vikings Kade Lozinski (132 pounds), Brock Fier (138), Zack Fier (145) Eli Gruenes (152), Alex Depestel (160), Jonah Gruenes (170) and Kyler Lozinski (195) all won by fall over their Worthington opponents.

Boys Hockey

Worthington 4, Redwood Valley 2

WORTHINGTON -- Worthington’s Blake Luinenberg and Andrew Benson scored two goals apiece to gain a victory against the Redwood Valley Cardinals.

Andrew Benson, Blake Ahrenstorff and Matthew Becker were credited with assists for the Trojans.

Redwood Valley’s Jacob Zollner and Andrew Cotner both scored a goal.

Worthington 2 1 1 4

Redwood 0 1 1 2

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