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Faribault didn't shoot well from the free-throw line, but the Falcons made five more shots from the stripe and that was enough for a 63-58 Big Nine Conference victory over Red Wing on Friday. The Wingers were led by Jawon Terry's 23 points, with Kipp Adams' 20 also a key factor. Red Wing's next-highest scorer, Nathan Carlson, had just eight points. Adams also had 10 rebounds and a pair of steals in the loss. Faribault hit 10 of 20 fouls shots compared to the Wingers' 5-for-5 performance. Red Wing (3-7, 2-5 Big Nine) hosts Owatonna on Tuesday.
Grant Otte scored his 1,000th career point, and led Randolph to a 73-58 victory over Heritage Academy on Friday. Otte had 27 points, while teammate Joey Erickson had 14. Rocket Calvin Stoesz had 13 points in the win. Randolph (5-4) heads to Winona on Thursday to face Hope Lutheran.
Marc Kjos gave Lake City a lead with 20 seconds to play, and Mitch Marien hit the insurance free-throws to give Lake City a 59-56 victory over Rochester Lourdes on Friday. The final game of a seven-game road trip, Lake City needed the late-game heroics after Dominic Sieve hit a 3-pointer with 32 seconds on the clock to give the Eagles a one-point lead. But Kjos hit a shot, and a jump ball gave possession to the Tigers on the ensuing play. Marien then hit two foul shots and Lourdes missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
An eight-point halftime lead stretched to 19 by the final horn as Goodhue sent Kenyon-Wanamingo home with a 60-41, Hiawatha Valley League loss on Friday. Taylor Buck's 17 points were a game high, with fellow Wildcats Ben Opsahl (14) and Jacob McNamara (12) also hitting double digits. Opsahl led Goodhue with nine rebounds and three assists. Gavin Roosen had 15 points for the Knights, followed by Jack Beulke's 12. Beulke also had a team-high seven rebounds and two steals.
A big double-double from Daynalyn Jostock was not enough to get Lake City a win as the Tigers fell 65-54 to Rochester Lourdes in Hiawatha Valley League action on Friday. Jostock had a game-high 23 points, adding 15 rebounds in the loss. Allison Kubista and Laura Heitman each had 11 points for Lake City, with Kubista pulling down seven boards. Wynter Bergner led the Eagles with 19 points, much of which came on five 3-pointers. Lourdes hit eight 3-pointers as a team, while the Tigers did not make any. Lake City (7-4, 2-4 HVL) hosts St. Charles on Tuesday.
Hayfield had its way in every aspect of the game on Friday, taking down Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 62-32, in Hiawatha Valley League play. Olivia Matti's 19 points led all scorers, and her Viking teammates Carrie Rutledge (18) and Maggie Streightiff (15) also scored in double figures. The Vikings also had a rebounding advantage (29-23) and hit 16 of 20 free throws compared to the Cougars' 7 of 9. Makayla Arendt led Z-M with nine points and five rebounds. Natalie Majerus, Ali Hunstad and Tara Matuska each scored five points for the Cougars.
McKenzie Ryan's career-high 24 points, with five 3-pointers, led Goodhue to a 60-56, Hiawatha Valley League victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo on Friday. The Wildcats, who were down 27-25 at halftime, also got major contributions from Sydney Lodermeier, who finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Maddy Miller, who had nine points. Mariah Tipcke chipped in seven points as a reserve. “That was a nice jolt off the bench,” said Goodhue head coach Josh Wieme of Tipcke. Mara Quam's 19 points was the Knights' best effort, with Savannah Bleess adding 16.
Pine Island dominated its Hiawatha Valley League matchup against Stewartville, downing the Tigers, 56-41. The Panthers were led by Broc Finstuen's 20 points and 11 rebounds. Pine Island's Camden Heepke finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, and Mark Mboya Kotieno had nine points and 10 rebounds. “We had a big edge in rebounds tonight, 44-18. That was a big part of the game,” said Panthers head coach Jim McNamara. “And we played well defensively, holding them to 30 percent shooting.”
Goodhue swept Thursday's triangular in Lake City with a 39-25 victory over Westfield, and a 41-31 win over the host Tigers. The Razorbacks beat Lake City, 45-29, in the other dual. The Wildcats found themselves down 14-0 after the first three weights as Tigers Joey Kozlowski (106 pounds) picked up a pin, Luke Skifton (113) earned a major decision, and Tanner Frank won a decision. Goodhue responded with Bjorn Ottterness (126) picking up a major before Lake City's Denilzo Baltazar won by forfeit at 132.
After a two-week break, Red Wing got back in the pool on Thursday, taking a 99-85 loss to Winona at Twin Bluff Middle School. The 200-yard medley relay got the Wingers off to a good start, posting its best time of the season. Ian Johnson, Ben Schaffer, William Meacham and Jayden Jech took second in the even with a time of 1 minute, 45.63 seconds, less than a half-second behind the Winhawks first-place team.