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Led by a career night by senior Reid Lundell, Lake City got its first win of the young season with a 49-43 victory over Wabasha-Kellogg Saturday in Wabasha. Lundell scored a career-high 25 points on 6 of 14 shooting with 13 free throws, and nearly had a double-double with nine rebounds. Matt Glasenapp chipped in with seven points, and John Brown had five points and five steals in the Tigers’ victory. Leading 24-19 at halftime, Lake City struggled at the start of the second half, scoring just two points over the first seven minutes, 26 seconds of the second half.
With four players in double digits, Zumbrota-Mazeppa rebounded nicely after a season-opening loss Friday with a 56-22 win over Lanesboro Saturday at the Dover-Eyota tournament. Hailey Dykes led the charge with 16 points, while Carley Henning (12), Kalli Paukert (11) and Alyssa Quam (10) all finished in double figures. Dykes added eight rebounds, Paukert finished with four boards, and Tayler Mort tallied four rebounds and four steals in the victory. “We took 71 shots and they took 24. That about sums it up for us,” said Z-M head coach Scott Paukert. “We also had 20 offensive rebounds.
The Lake City girls basketball team opened the 2013-14 season in the win column with a 62-37 home victory over Wabasha-Kellogg on Saturday. Leading the way for the Tigers was sophomore Madi Green, who finished with 21 points. Lilly Johnson chipped in with 11 points, while Bailey Cronin also finished in double digits with 10. The Falcons’ top scorer was Micaela Rollinger, who finished with 10 points. Lake City (1-0) is on the road Tuesday against La Crescent.
Tyler Schumacher scored 14 points on 60 percent shooting, but the Goodhue boys basketball team could not get another scorer to post more than four points in a 47-30 loss to Hayfield Friday night. Schumacher hit 2 of 3 3-pointers, and missed just three other shots. Alex Thomforde scored four points as the second-leading scorer for the Wildcats.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s offense struggled to gain traction in its season opener Friday as the Cougars fell 65-46 to Kasson-Mantorville at the Dover-Eyota tournament. Z-M stumbled out of the gate, going 3-for-26 from the field as the KoMets took a 36-17 halftime lead. Carley Henning was the Cougars’ top performer on Friday, scoring 13 points and grabbing 12 rebounds on the way to a double-double.
With its best player on the bench with an injury in the third quarter, Ellsworth still found a way to persevere on Tuesday. Holding onto a 29-27 lead with Chrystian Kulow on the bench, the Panthers held off Baldwin-Woodville for the 47-44 Middle Border Conference road victory. “It was a tough batter for the guys,” said Ellsworth head coach Corey Enberg, who picked up his first victory on Tuesday. “The rest of our guys had to step up and they stepped up to the challenge.
OFFENSE QB: Hunter Johnson (Sr., Cannon Falls) As the offensive catalyst for a team that shocked Section 1AAA with a championship-game appearance, Cannon Falls quarterback Hunter Johnson finished the year with 2,147 yards through the air, completing 151 of 275 of his passes (54.9 percent).
A fast start and a halftime lead were not enough for Lake City Tuesday night at Stewartville as the home Tigers were knocked off by the visitors, 64-58 in Lake City. Jesse Oliver led Lake City with 25 points, including five 3-pointers. Reid Lundell added 16 points and eight rebounds while Eli Custer hauled in nine rebounds and scored six points. Lake City took a 9-0 lead before Stewartville scored its first bucket with 12 minutes, 49 seconds left in the first half.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa stayed within eight points of Byron in the first half Tuesday, but the Bears pulled away in the second half, outscoring the host Cougars 32-12 on the way to a 69-41 victory. Byron’s top performer was Buster Meyer, who was 4 of 7 from 3-point range on the way to 20 points. He also had five steals and four rebounds. Lance Mortland and Kip Knutson chipped in with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Up 19 at halftime, Goodhue could not hold onto its first-half lead against Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday as the KoMets outscored the Wildcats 39-18 in the second half on the way to a 50-48 victory in Kasson. Riley Bollum led Goodhue with 19 points on 8 of 17 shooting, and also grabbed seven rebounds.