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Trojans basketball team bests Southwest Minnesota Christian

Madison Beckmann scored 11 of her 14 points in the second half and collected a team-high eight rebounds as the Trojans improved to 1-1 on the season.

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EDGERTON — Junior guard Newyouman Gora scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack as the Worthington High girls basketball team edged Southwest Minnesota Christian 76-71 here Saturday in a non-conference game.

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WORTHINGTON – Injuries and fouls plagued the Worthington Trojans girl’s basketball team in a Big South Conference contest against stalwart St. Peter on Friday night. The Saints defeated the Trojans 74-53.
The Worthington Trojans girls’ and boy’s hockey teams both played home games on Thursday night. The girls’ team celebrated Senior Night and played the non-conference Austin Packers. Austin beat Worthington 6-1.
Trailing at halftime, the Worthington High School girls basketball team outscored Albert Lea 49-27 in the second half Thursday night in Worthington

Madison Beckmann scored 11 of her 14 points in the second half and collected a team-high eight rebounds as the Trojans improved to 1-1 on the season.

“It was a good hard-fought game by both teams,” said WHS coach Jessica Hogan. “We made some big plays at key times and earned the victory.”

Senior forward Ellie Weg scored 14 points and grabbed eight boards for Worthington. Junior guard Pham Gora, the twin sister of Newyouman, had nine assists. Senior forwards Tarren Spart had 13 points and three steals.

For Southwest Christian (0-3), senior guard Kinsie Nelson scored 14 points. Makenzie Pap had 13 points and Makenna Moss added 12.

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The Eagles, who have played a difficult preseason schedule that includes losses to Pipestone and Luverne, played without injured star guard Ana Veldkamp.

Worthington High returns home Monday night at the Trojan gymnasium to take on Spirit Lake.

Worthington 41 35 —76

Southwest Minnesota Christian 35 36 — 71

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