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Trojan Holiday Classic: Mankato West tips WHS for JV crown

DAILY GLOBE WORTHINGTON -- The Mankato West junior varsity boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead early and never let Worthington back into the game as it won 54-35 in the championship game of the Daily Globe Holiday Classic on Friday at W...

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WORTHINGTON -- The Mankato West junior varsity boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead early and never let Worthington back into the game as it won 54-35 in the championship game of the Daily Globe Holiday Classic on Friday at Worthington High School.

The Scarlets jumped out to a 10-point lead before the Trojans made a basket and led 14-1 and 20-5 before going into halftime with a 20-9 lead.

They kept it up early in the second half, scoring the first seven points after the break to take a 27-9 lead.

In the second half, Worthington nearly tripled its first half scoring output, scoring 26 points. It managed a 7-2 run late in the half that included an acrobatic layup by Ben Koepsell that drew a foul. But it was too little too late.

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Spencer Spaude led the Scarlets with 17 points, Ford Johnson scored 12 and Nyaw Gach scored eight.

Gavin Calmus led the Trojans with nine points. Koepsell scored eight.

Mankato West 20 54Worthington 9 35 Hutchinson 69, Sibley East 54 WORTHINGTON -- Hutchinson defeated Sibley East to finish in third place at the Daily Globe Holiday Classic.

Hutchinson dominated the first half, leading by 16 at halftime on the way to a big victory.

Nick Fox led the Tigers with 22 points, while Logan Hoff scored 18 and Russell Corrigan scored 14.

Lukas Dose and Aaron Deis each scored 11 points for Sibley East.

Hutchinson 44 69Sibley East 28 54

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