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Needing overtime to move on, 10th-seeded Zumbrota-Mazeppa fought off Dover-Eyota for a 56-53 Section 1AA victory on Thursday. The Eagles forced the overtime period after out-scoring the Cougars 25-16 in the second half.
Lake City's season came to an end in the first round of the Section 1AA playoffs on Thursday as the 11th-seeded Tigers were taken down, 75-55, by sixth-seeded Caledonia.
Kenyon-Wanamingo remains winless in the Hiawatha Valley League after taking a 68-53 loss to Kasson-Mantorville on Thursday.
The Red Wing 200-yard medley relay team, and senior swimmer Ben Schaffer, sit as top seeds for Saturday's Section 1A championship meet after prelims took place Wednesday in Rochester.
Goodhue didn't waste much time in taking our Cannon Falls on Tuesday, rolling to a 22-point halftime lead en route to a 66-39 Hiawatha Valley League victory over the Bombers. Jacob McNamara scored a game-high 22 points for the Wildcats, with Nicholas Thomforde adding 11. Carlton Lindow's 14 points were a team best for Cannon Falls. Goodhue (23-2, 13-2 HVL) heads to Byron on Friday to close out the regular season, while the Bombers (5-20, 3-12) hosts Rochester Lourdes the same night.
Colin Meade and Dominic Sieve both scored 18 points to lead Rochester Lourdes to a 62-55 victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa in Hiawatha Valley League action on Tuesday. Isaiah Stueber and Robvon Jackson each had 12 points for the Cougars, with Isaiah Nolte adding 10 points in the loss. Z-M (15-8, 8-8 HCL) wraps up the regular season on the road on Friday against Christ's Household of Faith.
Pine Island nearly had five players in double figures in a 69-62 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Hayfield on Tuesday. Mark Mboya Kotieno (15), Broc Finstuen (12), Camden Heepke (12) and Jacob Weber (10) all scored 10 or more points with Joe Bauer finishing with nine. Finstuen also had 10 rebounds to complete the double-double for the Panthers. Pine Island (20-4, 12-3 HVL) heads to Triton on Thursday to complete the regular season. The game was rescheduled from Friday due to a forecasted snowstorm.
Red Wing nearly completed the comeback, but Mankato West held off the Wingers for a 68-66 Big Nine Conference victory on Tuesday. Red Wing was down nine at halftime, but outscored the Scarlets 36-29 over the final 18 minutes. Kipp Adams and Seth Yeatman led the charge with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Yeatman pulled in 12 rebounds, and Teddy Tauer added 11 points in the loss.
Lake City put Maple River on the ropes, but the Eagles scored the final six points to hand the Tigers a 74-68 defeat on Saturday. Nathan Heise, who finished with 14 points, tied the game with two minutes to play on a 3-pointer for Lake City, but Maple River hit a field goal and four free throws to seal the game down the stretch. The Tigers missed a game-tying 3-pointer with 12 seconds to play before the final two free throws. Marc Kjos led Lake City with 21 points, while Mitch Marien added 16. Maple River's Jeff Lewis had a game-high 23 points in the win.
The Section 1A gymnastics meet on Saturday did not see much in the way of upsets. Austin piled up a score of 148.075 to take gold and a spot at the state tournament, while Pine Island came in with a second-place score of 143.075. Red Wing came in fifth with a 135.350. The Wingers got three top-10 performances, with Paige Patterson (9.325) tying for seventh on the vault, and Breck Bergin (9.150) coming in eighth.