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Goodhue won the four-team Grand Meadow invitational on Thursday, beating the host Superlarks by a score of 55-22. Taylor Buck put in a team-high 15 points for the Wildcats while also accounting for four rebounds and two steals. Lucas Thomforde added eight points, four rebounds and two steals, and Jacob McNamara finished with eight points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Ben Opsahl tallied nine points and six rebounds. Goodhue (10-0) resumes Hiawatha Valley League play Friday, January 6 at home against Kenyon-Wanamingo.
Four players finished in double digits for Pine Island on Wednesday as the Panthers picked up a 68-39 win over Lewiston-Altura in the Winona State Invitational Wednesday. Brooke Sinning paced Pine Island with 14 points, six rebounds and four steals, and Eliza Warneke nearly had a double-double with 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Autumn Pin came up with 13 points and six assists, and Emilie Rucker added 11 points and seven rebounds.
Goodhue won its own tournament on Thursday with a 58-39 victory over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. On Wednesday, the Wildcats advanced to the final with a 77-54 win over Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity. Against BBE, Sydney Lodermeier had 21 points and six rebounds after a 22-point, 11-rebound effort against LPHT. Maddy Miller had 14 points and four steals in the final, with McKenzie Ryan adding 12 points. In the opener, Miller had 16 points and nine boards, while Ryan had 14 points. Emily Benrud had 12 points and 11 rebounds against LPHT.
In three games at the Farmington Tournament, Red Wing finished 1-1-1 with an opening victory over Hudson, a tie against the host Tigers, and a loss to Dodge County in the finale. The Wingers beat the Raiders, 4-3, though no individual statistics were available at press time. Against Farmington, Gabby Magill scored 13 minutes, 33 seconds into the first period on assists from Taylor Heise and Elle Bryant. Jenna Gerold tied the game at 16:56 of the third, and the overtime period was scoreless.
Pine Island 53, D-E 40 Four players scored in double figures as Pine Island knocked off Dover-Eyota, 53-40, in the HVL-TRC Showdown at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester on Friday. Autumn Pin and Emilie Rucker each had 13 points for the Panthers, while Eliza Warneke had 12 and Mikayla Radtke had 11. Warneke also had 12 rebounds, Rucker had six assists and Pin had four steals.
Z-M 65, PEM 53 Isaiah Nolte's 18 points and four steals paced Zumbrota-Mazeppa to a 65-53 victory over Plainview-Elgin-Millville in the HVL-TRC Showdown at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester on Friday. Alex Guse added 12 points, six assists and six rebounds for the Cougars, while Jacob Niebuhr finished with 15 points, three assists and six boards. David Penrose led PEM with 11 points, two assists and two steals.
Red Wing nearly swept the top three spots in every event, giving the Wingers an easy 127.8-116.15 victory over Hastings on Tuesday. In vault, Red Wing's Paige Patterson set the tone with a score of 9.15. Breck Bergin (8.95) placed second, and Carolyn Hanson (8.4) was third.
Red Wing had to make some changes, but it didn't hurt the Wingers on the scoreboard. Red Wing held off Mankato East, 94-89, to pick up a Big Nine Conference victory on Thursday.
Pine Island won four contested matches, but gave up 42 points by forfeit in a 54-25 loss to Byron on Thursday. Mason Pike won by injury default at 138 pounds to get the Panthers on the board, while Matt Riley picked up a major decision at 170. Cade Predmore earned a decision at 182, and Alex Aarsvold won by fall at 285. On Dec. 30, Pine Island will resume competition at the Eau Claire Memorial Holiday Tournament.
Kenyon-Wanamingo had no problem taking out Lake City and Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial on Thursday, beating the Tigers, 69-0, and LCWM, 77-0. Lake City beat LCWM, 54-27, to complete the triangular. For K-W, Bray Olson (113 pounds), Bradley Kish (132), Tyler Ryan (152) and Matthew Houglum (160) all won both their matches by fall. Lake City's Luke Skifton (113), Tanner Frank (126), Matt Wooding (132), Denilzo Baltazar (138), Derek Meincke (145), Carl Kozlowski (152) and Ivan Vargas (220) all won by fall against LCWM.