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Saturday sports roundup: Trojan boys hockey team advances to 2-1; boys basketball team loses tight one to New Ulm

Alec Langerud scored two goals to help the Worthington High School boys hockey team defeat Minnesota River 5-2 on Saturday, lifting the Trojans to 2-1 on the season.

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Saturday sports roundup:

Boys hockey

Worthington 5, Minnesota River 2

LE SUEUR -- Alec Langerud scored two goals to help the Worthington High School boys hockey team defeat Minnesota River 5-2 on Saturday, lifting the Trojans to 2-1 on the season.

Minnesota River scored the only goal of the first period, but the Trojans outscored the hosts 3-0 in the second to take charge.

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Caden Van Briesen, Blake Luinenburg, Brendan O'Keefe and Konner Honius also scored goals.

Worthington put 32 shots on goal and Minnesota River attempted 29.

Worthington 0 3 2 -- 5

Minnesota River 1 0 1 -- 2

Girls hockey

Minnesota River 4, Worthington 0

LE SUEUR -- Minnesota River pitched a shutout against the Worthington girls. Christina Cruz, Anna Pavlo, Adrianna Bixby and Callie Voeltz had the goals.

Worthington attempted 20 shots to Minnesota River's 36.

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Worthington 0 0 0 -- 0

Minnesota River 1 2 1 -- 4

Boys basketball

New Ulm 76, Worthington 74

PIPESTONE -- In a Big South Conference Crossover game, Worthington by just two to New Ulm to stumble to 1-2 on the young season. New Ulm had a good lead early, but Worthington led for much of the game. However, the Trojans slumped during the second half.

With about a minute to go in the game, the score was tied. The Trojans had two chances to score, but didn't. The second possession resulted in a turnover, which led to the two free throws that won the game for the Eagles.

Jake Brandner scored 16 points for Worthington, making seven of nine field goals and pulling down six rebounds. Marenono Opiew had 21 points. Mak Lia had 11 points and six rebounds. Jacari Swinea scored 10 points while going 5-for-5 from the field. Kaleb Knothe added 10 points. Mikele Walu had nine assists.

Head coach CJ Nelson said he likes the effort of his young team.

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"We're not just relying on one person. It's everybody. We still have to work on some things and get ready for Marshall (at Worthington Friday) next week," he said.

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