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Reid Gastner scored his 1000th career point in Lake City's 83-61 win over Red Wing in boys' basketball action on Saturday. Gastner, who led all scorers with 29 points, became the ninth Tiger to pass the career mark. Tiger Nathan Heise recorded a triple-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Ethan Heitman added 12 points. Lake City improved to 19-2 overall. The Tigers next host Kenyon-Wanamingo on Monday, then Triton on Friday. Other Area Scores: Pine Island 48, Kenyon-Wanamingo 45
The Pine Island girls' basketball team defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo 69-63 on Saturday. Alexandra Larson led the Panthers with a team-high 24 points. Brooke Sinning tallied 16 points and Bailey Kennedy added 13 points. Pine Island finished the regular season 10-16 overall and 4-11 in the Hiawatha Valley League. K-W dropped to 7-16 overall and 2-12 in the HVL. K-W finishes the regular season on Tuesday against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown.
The first-ranked Red Wing girls' basketball team picked up win No. 20 on the season with a 66-39 victory over Faribault on Saturday. Winger Kyli Nelson went 6-for-9 behind the arc and finished with a team-high 22 points. Sydnee Nelson hit five 3-pointers and scored 15 points. Lindsay Reps contributed seven points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Red Wing improved to 20-2 overall and 16-2 in the Big Nine.
In the first meeting between Lake City and Red Wing since 1988, the Tigers got the best of the Wingers. The Red Wing boys' basketball team fell 83-61 on Saturday. Deso Buck led the Wingers with 18 points and four 3-pointers. Dayne Wojcik had eight points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Zach Cota added nine points. Red Wing dropped to 2-20 overall.
Poor weather conditions forced the Section 2A tournament into a single day, and after a busy Saturday, Kenyon-Wanamingo was the no-doubt champion of the bracket. The top-seeded Knights gave up just 26 points over three matches, including a 56-15 pasting of second-seeded Blue Earth Area in the finals.
The Red Wing boys' basketball team fell 89-66 to Rochester Century on Wednesday. Red Wing scored 40 points in the first half and trailed 49-40 heading into the second. The Wingers couldn't keep up the offensive momentum in the second half as the team tallied just 26 points. Zach Cota led the Wingers with 14 points and five assists. Dayne Wojcik scored 12 points and had a team-high six rebounds. Carson Nystuen added 10 points and made three 3-pointers. Red Wing dropped to 2-18 and 1-16 in the Big Nine.
The second-seeded Goodhue wrestling team took down Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson 51-20 on Thursday in a Section 1A quarterfinal. Makae O'Reilly got the Wildcats on the scoreboard with a pin at 113 pounds. LARP won the next three matches, but Goodhue won eight of the final nine matches to pull away with the win. Travis Gadient (145 pounds), Kelby O'Reilly (170) and Kaleb O'Reilly (182) each won by pin for the Wildcats.
The Red Wing boys’ hockey team fell 8-2 to Northfield in its final game of the regular season on Thursday. The Raiders scored 20 seconds into the first period to grab an early lead. The Wingers answered 6 minutes later with a goal from Gavin Lampe. Raider Devin Jirik scored later in the first for Northfield’s second goal.
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls' basketball team held off Stewartville to win 65-62 on Wednesday. "We played a great and complete game tonight," said Z-M head coach Andy Bromeling. "We were able to take care of the ball while being able to finish inside with (Ali) Hunstad and Makayla Arendt." Hunstad led the Cougars with 18 points, while Arendt scored 14 points. Jakalyn Arendt had 10 points and two 3-pointers. Natalye Quam added nine points. Z-M improved to 18-5 overall and 10-3 in the Hiawatha Valley League.
For the fifth straight season, the Lake City boys' basketball team clinched the Hiawatha Valley League Gold Division title. The Tigers won 73-53 over Stewartville on Wednesday to secure the division title. The Tigers were hot from behind the arc, draining 17 3-pointers as team. Nathan Heise led the Tigers on offense. Heise finished with a season-high 30 points and had eight 3-pointers. Reid Gastner contributed 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Lake City extended its win streak to 10 games, while improving to 18-3 overall and 13-0 in the HVL.