Boys Basketball: Cougars overpower Cobras
Zumbrota-Mazeppa wasted little time dispatching Triton, locking up the victory, 59-43, on Friday.
Ahead 37-17 at the half, the Cougars nearly matched the Cobras whole-game point total in the first 18 minutes of play. Triton outscored Z-M in the second half, but it was too little, too late.
Jacob Niebuhr led the Cougars in points, rebounds and steals with 18, six and four, respectively. Isaiah Nolte contributed 10 points and Robvon Jackson also had eight.
Brady Essig led Triton with 17 points while Drew Kelly added 13. Landon Dostal led the Cobras with 10 rebounds.
Z-M (17-5, 10-4 Hiawatha Valley League) will next host Kenyon-Wanamingo on Tuesday.
Lake City 74, Byron 71
Lake City, backed by a tenacious second-half comeback, knocked off Byron coming away with a 74-71 victory on Friday.
Trailing 30-16 at halftime, the Tigers surged out of the gates in the second half and took the lead in the waning moments of the game.
Lake City was led by Marc Kjos with 22 points, Reid Gastner with 16, Zach Bremer 15 and Nathan Heise 10.
Michael Coble led Byron with 25 points, while Bjorn Knutson had 12 and Caleb Christenson added 10.
Lake City (20-3, 13-1 HVL) will travel to Cannon Falls on Monday.
Hayfield 50, Goodhue 46
Goodhue was upset by Hayfield, losing 50-46 on Friday.
The Wildcats faced a tenacious Viking team that never quite let Goodhue fight their way back in the game. Goodhue had a difficult time scoring in the first half, barely reaching double digits and faced a 19-10 deficit going into the second half. The Wildcats were able to get within reach of the Vikings but could not quite complete the comeback.
Sam Opsahl led the Wildcats with 13 points while Lucas Schumacher had nine.
Mason Tapp led the Vikings with 19 points, while Luke Dudycha contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Goodhue (10-14, 5-9 HVL) will next host Rochester Lourdes on Tuesday.
Cannon Falls 53, K-W 43
Cannon Falls was able to get back on track while visiting Kenyon-Wanamingo, leaving with a 53-43 victory in hand.
With a 29-21 lead at halftime, the Bombers kept pushing in the second half, never letting the Knights to get within reach.
Drew Otte had a team-high 11 points for the Bombers, while Isaac Illa had 10 and Felix Agyeman added eight.
The Knights were led by Jack Beulke with 14 points, Tate Erlandson 11 and Sam Ringham eight.
Cannon Falls (10-13, 6-7 HVL) next hosts Class 2A Lake City on Monday. K-W (1-23, 1-12 HVL) next travels to Z-M on Tuesday.
Dover-Eyota 74, Cannon Falls 52
Dover-Eyota turned a narrow halftime lead into a wide-margin win, defeating Cannon Falls 74-52.
Cannon Falls was down 36-26 shortly before the end of the first half and made a nice run to close the gap to 36-33. The Eagles turned up the pressure in the second half, however, and the Bombers were unable to keep pace.
Cannon Falls was led by Felix Agyeman with 21 points, Ryan Dirckx with nine points and Drew Otte with seven points.
Dover-Eyota was led in scoring by Brady Williams 26, Jack Studer 12, Connor Martin 10 and Grady Schwartz with nine points.
Cannon Falls (9-13, 5-7 HVL) will look to get back in the win column when visiting Kenyon-Wanamingo on Friday.