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Worthington basketball: Girls lose to Winona-Cotter, boys lose to Winona prep

Winona-Cotter beat the Worthington Trojans girls basketball team 77-66 on Thursday, a day after WHS lost to Kasson-Mantorville, at a holiday tournament at Winona State University. And in another tournament game in Winona, Winona High School topped the WHS boys 64-62.

WINONA -- Winona-Cotter beat the Worthington Trojans girls basketball team 77-66 on Thursday, a day after WHS lost to Kasson-Mantorville, at a holiday tournament at Winona State University. And in another tournament game in Winona, Winona High School topped the WHS boys 64-62.

Girls

Winona-Cotter 77, Worthington 66

The game was tied with 3:41 left to play, but Winona-Cotter went on a 7-0 run to take control.

Tarren Spartz scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds for the Trojans, and teammates Olivia Hayenga and Ellie Weg scored 12 and 11 points, respectively. Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor had nine assists.

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Winona-Cotter connected on 12 3-pointers in the game and made 17 steals compared to Worthington's five. The Trojans were saddled with 32 turnovers while Winona-Cotter had 11.

Worthington 25 66

Winona-Cotter 35 77

Boys

Winona 64, Worthington 62

In a mostly back-and-forth game, Worthington led Winona by 10 points in the second half. But, said Trojans head coach CJ Nelson, "they slowly kind of chipped away."

Turnovers also hurt Worthington late.

Mak Lia scored 16 points with eight rebounds for Worthington. Kaleb Knothe scored 15 points, Jacari Swinea had 14 and Marenono Opiew had 12. Opiew also had six rebounds.

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Winona scored the winning basket off a bad miss, which was rebounded and put back with no time left.

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