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Tuesday sports roundup: Trojan boys basketball team tops Luverne

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Tuesday night high school sports roundup:

Boys basketball

Worthington 84, Luverne 76

LUVERNE -- Four Worthington High School boys basketball players scored in double figures Tuesday night in a win over Big South Conference rival Luverne. The result cooled a Cardinal outfit that had won six of their previous seven games and was the Trojans’ second win over LHS in two regular season outings.

Marenono Opiew scored 21 points with nine assists for the Trojans. Andrew Mulder had 17 points and nine rebounds. Jacari Swinea added 14 points and Zach Hayenga 13. Jake Brandner scored 11 points and had seven rebounds.

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Gannon Ahrendt had a big night for Luverne, accounting for 32 points.

“Ugly,” WHS head coach CJ Nelson described the game. “We played a real good first half. We shared the ball, we knocked the ball down, we played really well inside.”

But the Trojans got in some foul trouble in the second half as Luverne stepped up the pressure.

Yet, Worthington persevered.

“Every time Luverne got the game under 10, we found ways to make a few good plays and get it back up again,” Nelson said.

The win pushed Worthington to 7-15 while dropping Luverne to 9-13.

Worthington 50 84

Luverne 34 76

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HL-O/F 60, RRC 55

LAMBERTON -- Host Red Rock Central sent the game into overtime with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation, then led 55-54 in the extended period only to fall when Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda scored the final six points.

A three-point play (with free throw) was completed by Jayden Lang to force the OT.

Carter Drent finished with 16 points for HL-O/F and his brother Sawyer scored 15. Parker Murphy had 12.

Ashton Juhnke had 25 points and 11 rebounds for RRC. Joe Strock had 12 points and eight rebounds. And Isaac Simonson had 13 rebounds.

HL-0/F 31 51 60

RRC 24 51 55

SWC 91, H-BC 51

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EDGERTON -- Southwest Minnesota Christian started well and finished with a 40-point victory over Hills-Beaver Creek.

Carter Van Hulzen scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and five blocks. Dawson Rieck had 15 points and five rebounds, and Cole Walhof added 12 points.

Cole Baker with 22 points and Liam Raymond with 11 paced H-BC.

H-BC 28 51

SWC 44 91

MCC 51, Edgerton 32

SLAYTON — Tanner Graphenteen and Aidan Dierks both scored 12 points as Murray County Central defeated Edgerton.

Rebel teammates Nate Kleven had 10 rebounds and Christian Tentinger had eight. Chant Mitchell came up with four assists.

Edgerton 15 32

MCC 24 51

Girls basketball

Luverne 69, Edgerton 47

LUVERNE -- Christina Wagner led the Luverne Cardinals to victory over Edgerton, scoring 26 points with six rebounds and five steals. Brooklynn Ver Steeg and Averill Sehr both had 10 points apiece.

Edgerton’s Reece Wassink scored 19 points and Alyda Vander Griend had 14 points.

Luverne 34 69

Edgerton 22 47

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