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As expected, the Missota Conference gymnastics meet came down to two state powers in Northfield and New Prague. The Raiders scored 150.475 points to come out on top of the defending state champion Trojans, who scored 148.5. Red Wing, competing in its final league tilt, placed fifth with 125.45 points. In the vault, Irina Anderson paced the Wingers with an 8.9 while Morgan Hughes was just behind with an 8.45.
Alicia Hett had 16 points and hit a back-breaking 3-pointer, and two free throws down the stretch, as Farmington was able to keep its distance from Red Wing Friday night in a 54-48 Missota Conference victory. McKenzie Muelken led the Wingers with 20 points and six rebounds. McKayla Muelken had six points, four rebounds and two steals.
With a career-high 27 points from Brady Kuchinka, Lake City cruised past winless Kenyon-Wanamingo for a 74-46 Hiawatha Valley League victory Friday at Lincoln High School. Cory Dick finished with 11 points, and Eli Custer chipped in with 10 for the Tigers.
Jacob Ugland put together a monster night in the paint with 31 points and nine rebounds, helping Zumbrota-Mazeppa to a 66-65 overtime victory over Triton in Hiawatha Valley League play Friday in Zumbrota. Kurt Gadient was one rebound short of a double-double with 13 points and nine boards. Jacob Tschann had eight points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in the victory. For the Cobras, Isaiah Wannarka had a team-high 20 points. Z-M (6-13, 4-11 HVL) heads to Cannon Falls on Tuesday.
Led by senior Brock Peterson, Cannon Falls had four players finish with double-digit points in an 84-71 Hiawatha Valley League victory over host La Crescent on Friday. Peterson had a game-high 27 points to go with six rebounds and three steals. Alex Bultena (18), Jordan Lundell (16) and Austin Noble (10) each finished in double digits. Noble and Lundell grabbed eight and seven rebounds, respectively.
It wasn’t pretty, but Zumbrota-Mazeppa was pleased to come away with a 41-34 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Triton Friday in Dodge Center. Carley Henning paced the Cougars with 14points and eight rebounds, while Tayler Mort had seven points and five assists to lead Z-M to victory. Piecing together three straight wins, the Cougars (9-10, 6-8 HVL) host Cannon Falls on Tuesday.
Fourth-ranked (1A) Goodhue managed to grind out a 43-38 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Pine Island Friday in Pine Island. Shelby Hinsch moved the ball effectively for the Wildcats, finishing with 10 points and four assists. Mikayla Miller had a team-high 11 points in the victory. The Panthers’ Nikki Fokken had a game-high 19 points in the loss, and was the only Pine Island player in double digits. Goodhue (18-4, 11-3) plays host to second-ranked (2A) Kenyon-Wanamingo Tuesday in Goodhue.
Cannon Falls lost for the sixth straight time after falling to La Crescent 65-32 Friday in Cannon Falls. Ashly Serres was the Bombers’ top scorer with nine points, while Maggie Rutter finished with six points and eight rebounds. Leah Meyers chimed in with four assists, five rebounds and three steals. The Lancers got a game-high 27 points from Katie Waller. Cannon Falls (3-17, 1-13 Hiawatha Valley League) takes on Patrick Henry at home on Monday.
Goodhue ended the regular season on a high note, picking up a pair of wins at its home triangular on Friday. The Wildcats came away with a 60-24 win against Triton in the first match, then completed the night with a 44-25 victory against Pine Island. It took less than 30 minutes for Goodhue to put away Triton as all the matches were decided by pinfall or forfeit.
Fritz Belisle and Mitch Ramstad scored 49 seconds apart to open the second period, but Red Wing could not hold off Shakopee Thursday night, falling 5-3 to the Sabers in Missota Conference action. Winger Tristan Rehder scored 13 minutes, 56 seconds into the second period to tie the game, but Shakopee rebounded with two goals in the third to claim the league victory.