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Tuesday sports roundup: MCC boys outpoint Southwest Christian, 74-69

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Tuesday night high school sports roundup:

Boys basketball

MCC 74, SWC 69

SLAYTON – Murray County Central rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half, and defeated Red Rock Conference opponent Southwest Minnesota Christian.

The Eagles did not shoot well from outside, and the Rebels outrebounded SWC.

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The loss is the first conference defeat for SWC this season. MCC snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory.

The leading scorer for the Rebels was Aidan Dierks with 13 points. Tanner Graphenteen had 12 points, Jaden Deacon had 10 points, and Derek Kluis had nine points.

Abram Paulzine, Carter Lewis, and Christian Tentinger had seven apiece for MCC.

Jarett Kuipers led all scorers with 41 points for SWC. Jacob Ulik and Bennett Talsma had nine points for the Eagles.

Southwest Christian’s record falls to 10-4 on the season. The Rebels improve to 8-6 and play at Edgerton on Thursday.

MCC 30 74

SWC 37 69

Windom Area 92, Marshall 87

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WINDOM – Huge scoring from Henry Erickson and Abraham McKibbin propelled Windom Area to a Big South Conference victory over Marshall.

Erickson scored 36 points for the Eagles. McKibbin scored 33 points, Drew Rothenberger scored 10 points, and Quintin Tietz scored seven for Windom Area.

The leading scorer for the Tigers was Omar Abdi with 31 points. Andrew Elton scored 13 points and Salman Osman scored 11.

Windom Area is on a six-game winning streak and is now 10-6 on the season. Windom travels to St. James Area next Tuesday.

Luverne 62, Pipestone Area 59

LUVERNE --The Luverne Cardinals’ Gannon Ahrendt scored 25 points to lead the team in a win over the Pipestone Area Arrows on Tuesday night. Carter Sehr ended with 14 points and Gavin DeBeer had 12 points.

Pipestone’s Kellen Johnson scored 20 points and Rysley Borman had 12 points.

Luverne 29 62

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Pipestone 23 59

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Girls basketball

Luverne 45, Pipestone Area 42

PIPESTONE -- Luverne made an 11-0 run to start the second half, helping the Cardinals overcome a 23-18 halftime deficit and defeat longtime rival Pipestone Area.

Elizabeth Wagner sunk one of two free throws with eight seconds remaining for Luverne. Pipestone Area’s Aubrea Kor attempted and missed a deep 3-point shot at the buzzer.

Christina Wagner paced the Luverne scoring effort with 14 points. Elizabeth Wagner scored 10 and Kira John scored eight.

Christina converted four 3-point shots in the game, including three in the second half.

Jadyn Kor scored 16 points and Aubrea Kor scored 12 for Pipestone Area.

Luverne 18 45

Pipestone Area 23 42

A/E 50, MCC 44

ELLSWORTH -- Sadie Krahling scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and three assists to aid Adrian/Ellsworth’s triumph over Murray County Central. Brylee Zebe and Madeline Wagner both scored nine points for the Dragons

Seanna Swenson had 14 points and 13 rebounds for MCC. Karissa hurd had three assists.

MCC 23 44

A/E 24 50

RRC 57, HL-O/Fulda 39

FULDA -- Ella Erickson with 15 points, and Reilly Rubin with 13 paced Red Rock Central. Sondra Rindfleisch had 13 rebounds.

Anna Fest scored 14 points for Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

JCC 79, Blue Earth Area 35

JACKSON -- Maci Farmer scored 35 points with 10 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the Jackson County Central Huskies to a victory over the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers. Rylie Cother finished with 20 points and six assists. Brylee Anderson had eight assists.

BEA’s Lola Lundquist scored 15 points and Katherine Armon had eight points.

JCC 52 79

BEA 30 35

W-WG 56, MLA/C 50

WESTBROOK — Isabel Klumper had a hot hand for Westbrook-Walnut Grove, connecting on six of eight 3-point attempts and 10 of 11 free throws for 32 points. Teammates Natalie Wahl had 10 rebounds and three assists, and Addeson Jenniges had three assists.

Girls hockey

Luverne 11, Worthington 0

LUVERNE – Luverne senior star Kamryn Van Batavia scored five goals for the Cardinals in a victory over Worthington on Tuesday night.

LHS sophomore forward Payton Behr scored a hat-trick with three goals. Greta McClure, Mallory Nelson, and Isabella Steensma all scored one goal for Luverne.

Luverne had 37 shots on net, while the Trojans had 7 shots.

Luverne improves its season record to 15-5. The Cardinals play Marshall on Thursday. Worthington hosts Austin on Thursday.

Luverne 5 4 2 – 11

Worthington 0 0 0 – 0

Boys hockey

Luverne 11, Worthington 2

LUVENE – The Luverne Cardinals improved their season record to 10-5-1 with a victory over Worthington.

Scoring goals for the Trojans were Spenser Nickel and Easton Newman.

Worthington hosts Marshall on Thursday.

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Doug Wolter joined the Worthington Globe in December of 1983 as a sports reporter. He later became sports editor, and then news editor and managing editor. In 2006 he moved to Mankato with his wife, Sandy, and served as an editor at the Mankato Free Press. In 2013 he and Sandy returned to Worthington to take up the job of sports editor at The Globe, and they have been in Worthington since.

Doug can be reached at dwolter@dglobe.com.
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