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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.
Three Wingers scored in double figures leading Red Wing to a blow-out win over Big Nine Conference opponent Albert Lea on Tuesday, 65-27. Lindsay Reps led the way for the Wingers with 19 points, followed by Morgan Zebro's 13 and McKayla Muelken's 11. In all, nine Red Wing players scored. Muelken had a team-high six assists and five steals, while Tayzha Buck also collected five steals in the victory. Ellyn Braunreiter had five blocks for the Wingers. Red Wing (6-4, 4-3 Big Nine) hosts Faribault on Friday.
Thanks to a hot night of shooting, Red Wing held off Albert Lea, 58-43, on Tuesday in a Big Nine Conference tilt. The Wingers shot 53 percent as a team, led by Kipp Adams' 19 points on 5 of 8 shooting to go with a perfect 8-for-8 night from the foul line. Nathan Carlson and Seth Yeatman both had 11 points for Red Wing, with Carlson also coming up with three steals. On Friday, the Wingers (3-6, 2-4 Big Nine) head to Faribault on Friday.
Lake City head coach Greg Berge has said multiple times this season that his team is full of good shooters. That was certainly the case on Thursday in an upset of Rosemount. On Friday, those same Tigers played Robbinsdale Cooper and, for the first time this season, did not get hot and come out on top, falling 70-38. Cooper led just 26-23 at halftime, but Lake City shot 30.8 percent in the second half, and managed to get off just 13 shots to Cooper's 34, of which it hit 18 for 52.9 percent.