Boys Basketball: Spartans pour it on Wingers
A strong second-half effort made what was a fairly close game in the first half into a blowout by the end as Rochester Mayo defeated Red Wing, 86-51 on Friday.
The Wingers received a strong offensive performance in the first half scoring 32 points, but in the second half the shooting went cold.
Zach Cota finished with a team-high 15 points for the Wingers. Deso Buck contributed 11 points and Ted Tauer had eight.
Red Wing (5-19, 4-16 Big Nine Conference) will next play on Tuesday as they travel to Northfield.
Winona 77, Red Wing 63
Red Wing traveled to Big Nine Conference opponent Winona on Thursday, but came home with a loss, dropping a 77-63 contest to the Winhawks.
The Wingers kept the game close for much of the game, trailing 34-32 at the half, but were unable to keep pace with Winona in the second half.
Deso Buck led the way for the Wingers with 21 points, Zach Cota added 10 points, while Marcus Walm and Ted Tauer added nine points apiece.
Jake Reeck scored 20 points for the Winhawks, followed by Brad Winter with 17, Jackson Nibbelink with 14 and Ethan Prodzinski with 12.
Red Wing 34, Mankato West 57
Red Wing went cold while hosting Mankato West, losing 57-34 on Tuesday.
Shooting the ball was a struggle all night for the Wingers. As a team, they shot 24 percent from the floor and 19 percent from the three-point line. The cold shooting dug the Wingers into a hole early as they trailed 25-12 going into the half.
Zach Cota led the way for the Wingers with 16 points and three steals. Marcus Walm contributed six points and Deso Buck had five. Walm also led the Wingers with 13 rebounds.
The Scarlets received 21 points from Griffin Corbett and 13 from Dondre Spann.