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Thanks to a big night from senior Courtney Woodcock, Cannon Falls grabbed a 54-52 overtime victory over Grand Meadow in the third-place game of the Randolph holiday tournament on Saturday. Woodcock nearly had a triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals. She also finished with three blocks. Ashly Serres had eight points, seven steals and six rebounds, and Tayler Banitt capped off the night with eight points and four steals. Maggie Rutter added six boards and four steals for the Bombers (2-7). Cannon Falls resumes Hiawatha Valley League play on Jan.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa left the Annandale holiday tournament on a high note, sealing its second win with a 44-42 victory against Watertown-Mayer. Ellis Hirman and Kurt Gadient each came up big in the post, as Hirman had 14 rebounds and nine points and Gadient came up with 13 boards and seven points. Jacob Tschann and Jacob Ugland led the Cougars with 11 points apiece. Z-M won the game despite shooting 27 percent from the field (13 of 47). The boost came from the free-throw line, where the Cougars shot 16 of 24. On Jan.
Goodhue picked up its fifth straight victory after securing a 69-37 victory against Hope Lutheran Saturday at the Winona State Invitational. Riley Bollum had a team-high 23 points on 8 of 14 shooting. Bollum hit four 3-pointers as the Wildcats finished the game 10 of 20 from beyond the arc, and capped off his big night with five steals. Riley Augustine tallied 15 points and seven rebounds in the Goodhue victory. On Friday, the Wildcats (6-4) return home to take on Rochester Lourdes in a Hiawatha Valley League contest.
Cannon Falls jumped out to a 22-18 lead over Randolph on Friday, but the Bombers couldn’t seal the deal, losing to the host Rockets 44-38 at the Randolph holiday tournament. The biggest factor, according to Cannon Falls head coach Eric Mace, was the Rockets’ ability to get to the free-throw line at the end of the game. “They got to the free-throw line 18 times in the second half, and we got there just four times,” Mace said.
A stellar night from Jacob Ugland was not enough for Zumbrota-Mazeppa to overcome Annandale Friday night as the Cardinals topped the Cougars, 78-51. Ugland scored 23 points on 69-percent shooting, including a 9-of-13 mark from 2-point range.
Tyler Schumacher scored 28 points to lead Goodhue to a 59-43 win over Lewiston-Altura in the Winona Tournament Friday. Schumacher hit four 3-pointers, which were the only triples the Wildcats managed in the game. The Wildcats will face Hope Lutheran at 5:45 p.m. today in the second round of the tournament.
Leading by only three at halftime, Cannon Falls’ defense stifled Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in the second half to come away with a 72-58 victory at the St. Peter holiday tournament on Friday. “We were able to build a 20-point lead midway through the second half because we were doing a much better job defensively,” said Bombers’ head coach Josh Davisson. Offensively, senior post Austin Noble led Cannon Falls with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Tristan Rehder’s two third-period goals were too little, too late as Red Wing fell 5-3 to North St. Paul Friday in the consolation semifinals of the South St.
Marissa Odell scored twice, the last of which proved the difference in a 3-2 Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper victory over Red Wing. Reagan Haley and Nicole Schammel each scored second-period goals, but the Wingers could not find the equalizer after falling behind 3-0 early in the second period. Mari Verbeten opened the scoring just 22 seconds into the game on an even strength, unassisted goal.
Goodhue routed Hiawatha Valley League foe Rochester Lourdes 65-30 on Friday, earning a spot in the championship game of the Rochester Rotary Tournament. Starting the game 10 of 14 from the field, the Wildcats (9-2) jumped out to a 38-8 halftime lead and never looked back. “You name it, we were doing it well in the first half,” said Goodhue head coach Josh Wieme. “Defensively, we had great stops one after another, and that carried over on the offensive end.