Tuesday prep roundup: Fairmont boys basketball team tops Worthington

BOYS BASKETBALL Fairmont 54, Worthington 45 FAIRMONT -- Worthington had its chances late in Tuesday's game against Fairmont, but couldn't overcome a large second-half deficit in a nine-point loss. "It was too many mistakes early and not convertin...

BOYS BASKETBALL Fairmont 54, Worthington 45 FAIRMONT -- Worthington had its chances late in Tuesday’s game against Fairmont, but couldn’t overcome a large second-half deficit in a nine-point loss.

“It was too many mistakes early and not converting on some of our opportunities we had,” WHS head coach Clint Meyer said.

The Cardinals’ scoring came mostly from two players, Sam Schweiger and Brady Allen. Schweiger had a game-high 21 points, while Allen added 19.

Worthington was paced by OD Othow’s 15 points and nine rebounds. Tyler Linder had 12 points and five boards.

The Trojans had a lead early in the game, but saw it slip away at halftime and trailed 27-17 at the break.


“We were up four or five midway through the first half,” Meyer said. “We strung together a couple five consecutive stops and were able to take the lead. We didn’t shoot the ball well again tonight. We were 34 percent from the field and 1 for 13 from 3s. We struggled early. They hit nine 3s, so that was kind of the difference in the game in the first half. We weren’t able to score the basketball. We had some good looks, we just didn’t convert.”

The Cardinals stretched the lead to 16 points in the second half, but the Trojan defense started to put the clamps down to get within striking distance.

“We started pressing and trapping and we were able to cut the lead to seven with the basketball,” Meyer said. “But we turned it over and they hit a couple free throws to stretch it back out. We had opportunities late. We had a good energy. Stewart (Merrigan) got another dunk late with about a minute and a half to go that cut the lead down to seven. We got a turnover and we turned it right back over.”

The Trojans (2-3) host Pipestone Area on Thursday.

Worthington 17 45Fairmont 27 54WORTHINGTON (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) Ochothow 1-0-0-3, Othow 0-6-3-15, Boneschans 0-0-2-2, Huisman 0-1-0-2, Calmus 0-2-0-4, Merrigan 0-2-1-5, Ojulu 0-1-0-2, Linder 0-5-2-12. Totals 1-17-8-45.FAIRMONT (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) Schweiger 4-3-3-21, Quiring 1-0-0-3, Allen 3-1-8-19, Schultz 1-1-1-6, Eversman 0-2-1-5. Totals 9-7-13-54. W-WG 64, MCC 51 WESTBROOK - Parker Freeburg had a solid overall outing with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots to help boost the Chargers to their initial triumph of the season.

Matt DePrez also had 19 points and seven rebounds for W-WG, which is now 1-1 in Red Rock Conference play and 1-2 overall. For the Rebels, Tyler Groves had a team-best 11 points.

The Chargers return to the court Thursday when they host Wabasso in a rescheduled game.

MCC 32 51W-WG 47 64 MLA 95, Fulda 77 MOUNTAIN LAKE - Marcus Boyd scored a game-high 25 points and passed for seven assists, and the Wolverines had six players score in double figures to record a win over the Raiders.


Drake Harder had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Wolverines, who broke the game open after holding a narrow 48-45 edge at halftime. Regan Syverson contributed 15 points, and Sam Paulson added 13.

Matthias Kunerth poured in 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds for Fulda. Other key contributors for the Raiders were Payton Marquardt (19 points) and Leighton Gehl (16 points).

Fulda 45 77MLA 48 95 H-BC 75, Edgerton 42 HILLS - Hills-Beaver Creek was led by Jax Wysong, who scored 23 points and pulled down seven boards. H-BC teammate Preston Wilhelmi added 14 points.

Edgerton’s top scorer was Trey Gilbertson, who recorded a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

H-BC played aggressively, as the Patriots recorded 12 steals and scored on multiple fast-break opportunities. They shot 27-of-61 from the floor.

Edgerton 23 42H-BC 46 75 SWC 85, Adrian 54 ADRIAN - Five players reached double-figure totals in scoring as Southwest Minnesota Christian built a 24-point halftime lead and went on to defeat the Dragons.

Double-figure scorers for the Eagles were Avery Pater (14 points), Jacob Van Dam (14), AJ Vanderby (12), Isaac Jasper (12) and Kyle Van’t Hof (10). Vanderby led the way in the rebounding department with 10 boards.

For Adrian, Ryan Wieneke had 18 points and nine rebounds, while Lance Leuttel added 12 points. Adrian shot 18-of-60 (30 percent) from the field, compared to 35-of-66 (53 percent) for SWC.


SWC 45 85Adrian 21 54 RRC 69, HL-O 39 LAMBERTON -- Brady Rasmussen scored 31 of his game-high 37 points in the first half as Red Rock Central remained perfect in the Red Rock Conference.

Spencer Halland added 10 points for the Falcons, while Rasmussen had seven rebounds.

The Wildcats were led by Ben Sheldahl’s eight points. Ethan Koep, Eli Fest and Malaki Walker each had six points.

The Falcons (3-0, 2-0) are at Mountain Lake on Friday.

Heron Lake-Okabena 18 39Red Rock Central 40 69 Canby 61, TMB 45 TRACY -- Canby used a strong second half to finish the night with a win. The Lancers had three boys finish the night with double-digit scoring. Riley Kockelman had 15 points, Brandon Bursack added 14 points and Zach Durfee contributed 13 points.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton’s lone scorer in double-digits was Fritz Landherr, who scored 15 points. T-M-B had turnover trouble registering 18 turnovers.

Canby 19 61 T-M-B 22 45 Marshall 91, JCC 60 MARSHALL -- Four players scored in double figures to lead Marshall to a Big South Conference victory over Jackson County Central.

Jacob Hess led the Tigers with 14 points, while Bryce Paulsen and Noah Puetz each scored 13. Matthew Onken added 11 points.

Rudy Voss led JCC with 20 points, while Jordan Hassing and Andrew Hesebeck each scored 12 for the Huskies.

Jackson County Central 34 60Marshall 47 91 G-LR 82, Boyden-Hull 57 GEORGE, Iowa - Caleb Terhark helped guide the Mustangs to a win by shooting his way to a 25-point night while also pulling down 11 rebounds.

Lucas Nagel contributed 14 points for George-Little Rock, while Josh Haken added 12 and Jayden Mauldin 11. For Boyden-Hill, Beau De Jongh led the way with 20 points and seven rebounds, and Zach Noble had 10 points.

Boyden-Hull 9 20 53 57G-LR 15 33 57 82 GIRLS BASKETBALL Sioux Center 70, S-O 35 SIOUX CENTER, Iowa -- Sioux Center started the game hot, outscoring Sibley-Ocheyedan 30-8 in the first quarter.

Sioux Center had two double-digit scorers, as Shayla Post had 17 points and Camryn Cleveringa added 14. The Warriors pulled down 46 rebounds, with 15 coming from Alexis Toering.

Sibley-Ocheyedan’s top scorer was Kelli Greenfield, who had 13 points to accompany 13 rebounds. Megan Grimes had three blocks.

Sioux Center 30 41 64 70Sibley-O 8 17 31 34 Fulda 49, Ellsworth 40 FULDA - Emily Schroer had a dominating performance in leading the Raiders to a homecourt win over the Panthers.

Schroer had a 20-20 night for Fulda, as she garnered 20 points while hauling in 20 rebounds. She also had four assists in the game.

Also contributing for the Raiders were Evany Luna (seven points, nine rebounds), McKenzie Evers (eight points) and Camryn Baumhoefner (six points, eight rebounds).

Devin Dreesen topped Ellsworth with 11 points. Lizzie Chapa added nine points for the Panthers, who next play at Adrian on Thursday. Fulda, meanwhile, hosts MCC the same evening.

Ellsworth 19 40Fulda 24 49 Hendricks 53, W-WG 26 HENDRICKS - Hendricks limited Westbrook-Walnut Grove to just 11 first-half points and rolled to a win over the cold-shooting Chargers, who were just 7-of-36 on two-point field goal attempts.

Grace Woelber had nine points to lead W-WG offensively, with Bethany Byers next at five points. The rebounding statistics were a little more impressive for the Chargers - Camryn Bunting collected 16 boards and Brittany Erickson had 11.

W-WG 11 26Hendricks 26 53 PA 50, MCC 41 SLAYTON -- Pipestone Area was led by the trio of Zoe Velde, Miranda Hulstein and MacKenzie Haroldson, who each exceeded the 10-point mark in scoring. The Arrows recorded 22 steals and were paced in that department by Hulstein (seven), Shelby Bloemendaal (six) and Haroldson (four).

The Rebels were led offensively by Riley Schmitz, who scored 14 points and also had four steals of her own. MCC outrebounded Pipestone, 32-23, with 21 of the Rebels’ rebounds coming on defense.

MCC 25 41Pipestone 26 50 T-M-B 74, R-T-R 43 TYLER - Evy Dolan had a night to remember for the Panthers, connecting on 15-of-16 shots from the floor en route to a 30-point night.

Kaylee Kirk contributed 11 points and 14 assists for Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, which shot 32-of-49 on two-point attempts.

Tina Haroldson topped R-T-R in scoring with 20 points, with Catherine Vogt next at nine points.

T-M-B 50 74RTR 25 43 BOYS HOCKEY Marshall 5, Windom Area 0 MARSHALL -- Landon Frost scored twice and Mason Plante added three assists as Marshall defeated Windom Area.

Plante, Chase VanDeVere and Garret Hoff each had a goal for the Tigers. Three of the goals were on power plays.

Josiah Quintero made 62 saves for the Eagles.

Windom Area 0 0 0 -- 0Marshall 1 2 2 -- 5 GIRLS HOCKEY Windom Area 1, Marshall 0 MARSHALL -- Anna Volk’s first-period goal proved to be the game-winner for Windom Area over Marshall.

Volk scored an even strength goal at the 9:42 mark of the first period. In the game, the Eagles had nine shots on goal.

Meanwhile, Emily Steen stopped all 28 shots she saw in net for WA.

Windom Area 1 0 0 -- 1Marshall 0 0 0 -- 0 GYMNASTICS JCC at St. James

  1. JAMES -- Brooklyn Schuett had a solid night for the Jackson County Central gymnastics team as the Huskies defeated St. James Area.

JCC had a team score of 139.575, while SJA had a 99.
Schuett won the vault with a 9.0, the floor with a 9.5 and the all-around with a 35.725. She was second on the bars with an 8.2 and second on the beam with an 8.7.

Abby Schneekloth tied Schuett for first on the vault with a 9.0 and won the bars with an 8.6. She was second on the beam with an 8.7 and second in the all-around with a 35.35. She finished third on the floor with a 9.05.

Hailey Handevidt and Jordann Schneekloth tied for third on the vault with an 8.925. Handevidt was third on the bars with an 8.05 and second on the floor with a 9.35. She was third on the all-around with a 34.45. Haley Tvinnereim was third on the beam with an 8.4.

WRESTLING T-M-B/W-WG 45, PA 30 PIPESTONE -- Ayden H orner (106 pounds), Jake Byrne (160) and Trevor Eisfeld (170) earned pins for Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove in a 45-30 win over Pipestone Area.

Pipestone Area got falls from Rogen Smidt at 113, Hunter Burnett at 138 and Jamison VanderWal at 220.

Burnett pinned his foe in just 43 seconds. Teammate Michael Suda won his match at 132 by 28-13 technical fall at 6:00.

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