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Fourth-ranked Goodhue slowed it down against Rochester Lourdes on Saturday, and the Eagles played the same game. In the end, the Eagles would came away with a 38-34 Hiawatha Valley League victory. The Wildcats had a chance to tie or take the lead late, but a missed shot was rebounded by Lourdes and a pair of foul shots sealed the win for the Eagles. Taylor Buck, Ben Opsahl and Jacob McNamara each had 10 points for Goodhue (16-2, 8-2 HVL), which hosts Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday, and Hayfield on Friday.
Nathan Phinney's goal 2 minutes, 40 seconds into overtime lifted Mankato West to a 3-2 victory over visiting Red Wing on Saturday. Kyle Looft had a first-period goal for the Scarlets, who led 1-0 until Seth Cushing scored at 4:30 of the second on assists from Nick Ramstad and Logan Sammon. At 10:58, Tyler DeFore finished off a Cam Blue pass to put the Wingers up 2-1. But at 5:15 of the third, Hunter Snell tied the game. Red Wing managed just 17 shots in the contest, and seven of those came in the second period.
A seven-goal second period highlighted Red Wing's 12-0 victory over Big Nine Conference foe Mankato West on Saturday. After Taylor Heise and Maria Haley gave the home team a 2-0 lead in the first, Nicole Oberding added two goals in the second, along with one from Kendal Swanson. Heise and Haley both completed hat tricks in the period as well. Oberding got her third of the game in the third, and Heise added a fourth in the final frame. The last goal of the game came from Solveig Roth.
Cannon Falls and nine other teams competed in the Rochester Century Panther Invite on Saturday, with the Bombers finishing fourth with 99.5 points. Plainview-Elgin-Millville won the tournament with 219.0 points, followed by Annandale-Maple Lake (181.0) and Lake ville South (170.5). At 106, Cooper Peterson placed second for Cannon Falls, which was duplicated by Gavin Gates at 138. Dylan Rohr (145), Hayden Strain (160) and Ryan Linde (195) finished in third for the Bombers.
Neither team shot well, especially from the free-throw line, but Red Wing controlled every aspect of the game in a 60-42 victory over Big Nine Conference foe Rochester Century on Saturday.
Goodhue turned a 10-point halftime lead over Stewartville into a 64-47 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Friday. Sydney Lodermeier and McKenzie Ryan each had 14 points for the Wildcats, while Lodermeier added five rebounds and six steals. Ryan had five boards and three steals. Maddy Miller chipped in 12 points.
Pine Island pulled out of its funk just in time, pulling away from Cannon Falls for a 48-34 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Friday.
Stewartville held a one-point lead at halftime, but Goodhue got its offense rolling in the second half to come away with a 46-37 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Friday. The Tigers took a 15-14 advantage into the break, but the Wildcats outscored Stewartville, 32-22, over the final 18 minutes. Taylor Buck had 18 points and four steals to lead Goodhue, with Ben Opsahl adding 13 points and five rebounds. Carter Groski's 14 points were a team best for the Tigers. Goodhue (16-1, 8-1 HVL) heads south to Rochester to face Lourdes on Saturday.
A season sweep of Rochester Century came down on Friday, and it ended a six-game losing streak for Red Wing. The Wingers, who beat the Panthers in early December, knocked them off once again, taking the latest Big Nine Conference game, 63-44. Kipp Adams (17), Jawon Terry (12) and Seth Yeatman (11) all scored in double figures for Red Wing, but the key stats of the night were the Wingers holding Century to 29 percent shooting (16 of 54), and Red Wing out-rebounding the Panthers, 34-22. Adams and Ted Tauer both had seven boards to lead Red Wing.