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Thursday sports roundup: W-WG boy cagers dump Wabasso

THURSDAY ROUNDUP BOYS BASKETBALL W-WG 69, Wabasso 42 WESTBROOK -- Tyson Elzenga connected for six 3-pointers on his way to a 20-point night, and the Chargers (2-2) rolled to a home triumph over the Rabbits. Andrew Quade made four 3-pointers of hi...

THURSDAY ROUNDUPBOYS BASKETBALL W-WG 69, Wabasso 42

WESTBROOK - Tyson Elzenga connected for six 3-pointers on his way to a 20-point night, and the Chargers (2-2) rolled to a home triumph over the Rabbits.

Andrew Quade made four 3-pointers of his own and contributed 14 points for Westbrook-Walnut Grove, who connected on 12 shots from behind the arc as a team. Matt DePrez added 12 points for the Chargers.

W-WG will be back in action tonight at Ellsworth.

W-WG 33 69

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Wabasso 19 42

Windom Area 88, Redwood Valley 84

WINDOM -- Windom Area overcame a 46-41 halftime deficit to edge Redwood Valley.

Luke Gilbertson had 30 points and 9 rebounds, Wyatt Minion 20 points and 8 rebounds, and Kobe Lovell 16 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners.

Redwood Valley 46  84

Windom Area 41  88

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Worthington 44, PA 42 PIPESTONE - After leading 15-14 at halftime, the Trojans went on a huge run, taking a 31-15 lead. Pipestone Area rallied back and eventually took the lead late in the second half, but the Trojans weren't done - top scorer Emma Thuringer took the game into her own hands, drilling a deep 3 to tie the game.
“‘ET’ came down the court and pulled up with a three like she was in the gym by herself - and she absolutely swished it, nothing but net,” said coach Eric Lindner.

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After a Pipestone Area turnover, Nyamer Diew made an up-and-under move to put Worthington up by 2 with just 1.7 seconds left.

It turned out to be the game-winner. Pipestone threw a hail mary, but it wasn’t close, and the Trojans escaped with a huge road victory.

A defensive press, which was ineffective early in the game, is what got Pipestone back into it late in the second half. Worthington committed 17 turnovers and the Arrows capitalized - at one point Pipestone hit three 3-pointers off of turnovers in the span of 90 seconds.

“We escaped with the win but it was definitely a struggle,” Lindner said. “We need to do a better job with our ballhandlers to break pressure.”

Thuringer led Worthington with 12 points and 5 assists, while Anneke Weg crashed the boards with 15 rebounds. Diew had 9 rebounds and the game-winning field goal.

Lindner was frustrated by Worthington’s play under pressure, but said the experience was huge for his team.

“Early in the season it might be ugly because we're playing different kids, but our goal is to get them ready for the final stretch by having them in these situations,” Lindner said.

Worthington will travel to Sioux Falls this Saturday for a 1 p.m. against Vermillion.

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Worthington 15 44

Pipestone 14 42

  RRC 60, W-WG 29 LAMBERTON - Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s Grace Woelber had 18 points, all of which came on three-pointers, but her team came up well short against Red Rock Central’s full court press. Westbrook-Walnut Grove committed 28 turnovers on the game.

Haley Simonson and Vanessa Kedl led Red Rock Central with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

RRC 31 60

W-WG 12 29

MLA 74, HL-O 24 OKABENA - Taylor Naas, Rylie Tollefson and Marta Stoesz all scored double-digits for Mountain Lake Area, which shot 60 percent as a team in a blowout win over Heron Lake-Okabena.

Senior Abi Fest led Heron Lake-Okabena with 8 points.

MLA 44 74

HL-O 15 24

SWC 88, Edgerton 47 EDGERTON - Brooklyn DeKam scored 22 points and Sommer Schaap added 18, leading Southwest Minnesota Christian to a dominant victory over Edgerton.

The team shot 35 of 67 on the game and played great defense, forcing most of Edgerton’s 28 turnovers.

Chynna Berning led Edgerton with 13 points and 8 rebounds.

SWC 58 88

Edgerton 23 47

Ellsworth 52, Adrian 44 ELLSWORTH - Ashlyn Meester scored 22 points for Ellsworth, which hit two crucial threes down the stretch to clinch a home win over Adrian.

Lizzie Chapa added 12 for Ellsworth.

Paige Bullerman led Adrian with 11 points.

Adrian 18  44

Ellsworth 23  52

MCC 73, Fulda 46 FULDA -- Four Murray County Central players scored in double figures and the Rebels outscored Fulda 48-22 in the second half.

Montana Beckmann led the way with 14 points. Riley Schmitz and Rachel Van Iperen both had 13, and Alyssa Groves had 12.

Van Iperen also had 11 rebounds.

Three starters fouled out of the game for Fulda, and another start missed time due to injury.

Evan Luna with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Mckenzie Evers with 15 led the Fulda scorers.

MCC 25  73

Fulda 24  46

 

WRESTLING PA 52, Adrian 21 ADRIAN -- State champion Michael Suda pinned Brent Hokeness in 37 seconds to help his Pipestone Area Arrows defeat Adrian. Teammate Grant Burnett earned a fall in 1:38 at 120 pounds while Izak Wixon (126), Jordan Baatz (152) and Angel Champos (170) also turned in on-mat victories for the Arrows.

Adrian won the first two matches with Breyer Hieronimus (106) and Logan Taylor (113) as they both pinned their opponents. Preston Nelson earned a 2-1 win over Eric Lange for the Dragons at 145 pounds and 285-pounder Scot Edwards won by fall.

Estherville Triangular ESTHERVILLE -- Sibley-Ocheyedan beat MOC/Floyd Valley 41-36 and lost a close one to Storm Lake 37-36 in a triangular meet.

Grant Paca (113), Mario Martinez (120), Trey Schuck (126) and Mitchell Paca (138) earned falls for the Generals against MOC/FV. Jose Flores (106), Martinez (120), Dahson DeJong (152), Austin Kruger (170) and Hunter DeJong (195) earned falls for the Generals against Storm Lake.

 

BOYS HOCKEY

Willmar 6, Worthington 1 WILLMAR -- Sophomore forward Colby Nickel scored a second period goal for Worthington, assisted by Bryce Olsen, but the Trojans couldn’t keep pace with host Willmar.

Willmar took a 2-0 lead in the first period, added a second period goal, and outscored Worthington 3-0 in the third period.

For the game, the home team put 45 shots on goal to Worthington’s 20.

“It was a tough game,” said Worthington head coach Paul Olsen. “If we made little mistakes, they capitalized on ‘em.”

Waseca 3, Windom Area 1 WASECA - Noah Kloss scored Windom Area’s lone goal on passes from Ethan Becker and Mikael Anderson at the 2:11 mark of the second period. The tally knotted the game at 1-apiece, but Waseca would go on to post the win.

Josiah Quintero made 26 saves for the Eagles, who were outshot 29-20.

Windom Area 0 1 0 - 1

Waseca 0 3 0  - 3

 

GIRLS HOCKEY

New Ulm 6, Windom Area 2 WINDOM - Molly Boyum gave the Eagles an early 1-0 advantage by scoring a power-play goal on a feed from Ellyson Bang with 5:47 gone in the first period. New Ulm, though, would net the next five goals en route to the win.

Boyum added a second goal - this one unassisted - 5:14 into the third period to complete Windom Area’s scoring. Eagles netminder Emily Steen stopped 34-of-40 shots; Windom managed just 12 shots on goal.

New Ulm 1 2 3 - 6

Windom 1 0 1 - 2

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