Tuesday sports roundup: Luverne girls beat Worthington; A/E wrestlers roll
Tuesday night high school sports roundup:
Luverne 73, Worthington 54
LUVERNE -- The Luverne High School girls basketball team bounced back nicely from its first setback of the season to outscore the Worthington Trojans by 19 points Tuesday to improve to 8-1 on the season.
The Cardinals fell into the losing column for the first time this season on Saturday with a 61-51 loss to powerful Montevideo. But they got 28 points from Elizabeth Wagner en route to a decision over the Trojans.
Kira John added 11 points for the winners while Averill Sehr had nine and Christina Wagner eight.
Worthington’s Madison Beckman scored 18 points, including four 3-point shots. She also finished with four rebounds and three steals. Aisha Zeidi added nine points and Tarren Spartz had seven points. Eli Weg had six points with four rebounds.
Worthington head coach Jessica Hogan said, “Great hard-fought first half. In the second half they hurt us with second chance opportunities.”
The Trojans’ overall record is 2-7 and their Big South Conference record is 0-2. Their next game is Thursday at New Ulm.
Luverne 32 73
Worthington 27 54
JCC 76, MCC 41
JACKSON -- Riley Cother scored 36 points with 11 rebounds, nine steals, and nine assists to lead Jackson County Central to a win over Murray County Central. Maci Farmer had 20 points with five rebounds and three steals. Brylee Andersen had 11 points and three assists.
MCC’s Jayda Hellewell scored 12 points. Seanna Swenson had eight points with 11 rebounds. Casey Miller ended with eight points.
JCC 31 76
MCC 22 41
MCC 65, MLA/C 59
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Overcoming a seven-point halftime deficit, Murray County Central outscored Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 43-30 in the second half.
Christian Tentinger led three MCC players in double figures, with 26 points. Tanner Graphenteen had 15 points and Aiden Dierks had 10.
Alex Karschnik and Kody Wassman scored 25 and 13, respectively, for MLA/C.
MCC 22 65
MLA/C 29 59
Pipestone Area 97, Windom Area 84
PIPESTONE – The Pipestone Area Arrows connected on 14 of their attempted 20 3-point shots in a Big South Conference victory over Windom Area.
Leading scorer for the Arrows with 34 points was junior Rysley Borman. Two Pipestone players had double-doubles. Senior Kellen Johnson scored 23 points and had 18 rebounds. Senior guard Merrick Heidebrink scored 18 points, and had 10 assists.
Leading scorer for the Eagles was Henry Erickson with 28 points. Drew Rothenberger had 26 points for Windom Area.
The Arrows improved to 7-3 on the season. Pipestone will travel to play Redwood Valley on Friday.
Pipestone Area 50 97
Windom Area 39 84
New Ulm 9, Worthington 0
NEW ULM – Jack Ahlbrecht netted three goals for New Ulm in its conference victory over Worthington.
The Eagles put up 44 shots on net, while the Trojans had 15.
Ahlbrecht’s third goal in the second period came when the Eagles were playing short handed. Blake Soukup scored the final goal on a New Ulm power play. Soukup scored two goals for the Eagles.
Worthington falls to 1-7 on the season, and will play Minnesota River in Le Sueur on Saturday.
New Ulm 1 5 3 – 9
Worthington 0 0 0 – 0
New Ulm 13, Worthington 0
NEW ULM – The New Ulm Eagles won their third straight game with a victory of Big South Conference opponent Worthington.
The Eagles improved their season record to 10-6-1. The Trojans host the Marshall Tigers on Friday for a conference matchup.
Adrian/Ellsworth 64, Luverne 5
ELLSWORTH -- Adrian/Ellsworth won all but one weight class in a dual against Luverne.
The Cardinals’ only win was at 160 pounds where DJ Rock pinned the Dragons’ Breyer Hieronimus in a fall in 1:08. (Luverne’s final score registered five points due to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty).
Adrian/Ellsworth recorded several falls: Logan Graham in 0:59 over Brody Kopp at 106 pounds, Caleb Wolf in 4:45 over Josh Stroh at 132, Bruce Farinella in 3:56 over Cameron McCrary at 145, Rilee Heidebrink in 1:35 over Jaden Reisch at 152, Micah Bullerman in 2:51 over Cash Bonnett at 170, Roberto Hernandez in 1:57 over Jacob Madison at 195, and Cameron Wieneke in 3:20 over Masyn Akkerman at 285.