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Trojans take two from Windom Area in basketball

Worthington Trojans

Worthington Trojans Thursday night basketball:

Boys Basketball

Worthington 79, Windom 67

WINDOM -- Freshman Mikele Walu came up big in his first full varsity game for the Worthington Trojans against Windom Area. Walu finished with a team-high 22 points, while teammate Brock Bruns added 11.

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“(Walu) is a high motor player who plays hard on both offense and defense for us.” Worthington head coach Clint Meyer said. “He brings a terrific energy to the floor.”

Worthington found itself in a 5-0 hole early in the game, but scored the next seven points and never gave up the lead again.

“Credit to them (Windom) for playing tough the whole game,” Meyer said, “We led by as much as 17, but Windom still pushed and made us compete the whole 36 minutes.”

Senior Will Bradner continued his excellent season with 13 points on the night.

Dylan Serreyn scored a game-high 32 points for the Eagles, junior guard Conner Redman scored 13, and Austin Doorenbos scored 11.

The Trojans improve to 6-8 on the season and halt a losing streak of six of the last seven.

Worthington 46 79

Windom 33 67

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Girls Basketball

Worthington 98, Windom 95

WINDOM -- Down but not out, the Worthington Trojan girls basketball team found a way to beat Windom in double overtime despite trailing a majority of the game. Freshman forward Tarren Spartz played hero for the Trojans making both the game tying free throw and go ahead three in the second overtime.

Junior guard Stephie Bauman led the Trojans with 18 points. Maya Scheitel-Taylor scored 17 points and came up huge defensively in overtime with starting center Sophie Wietzema fouling out in the second half. Wietzema had a double-double with 14 points and 17 rebounds.

Peyton Sauerbrei dished out five assists and had 11 points, Spartz scored 13, and Madisyn Huisman scored 13. Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor had eight rebounds and eight assists for the Trojans.

Junior guard Allison Letcher gave the Trojans defense fits to the tune of 43 points. Delaney Smith scored 19 points for the Eagles and Gracie Bucher scored 11.

Worthington capitalized on its chances when trailing the Eagles. Down nine with three minutes to go in the first half, the Trojan girls cut the deficit to one at the break. The Trojans struck gold again by capitalizing on the intentional fouls at the end of the second half to force overtime.

Windom started the game hot from beyond the arc with 10 threes in the first half. Worthington connected on 13 three point shots, 12 of which came after the first half.

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The Trojan girls improve to 9-3 on the season.

Worthington 41 76 86 98

Windom 42 76 86 95

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