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Goodhue’s top five defense was on display in Tuesday’s Hiawatha Valley League game against Kenyon-Wanamingo as the Wildcats held the Knights to eight first-half points on the way to a 45-37 home victory. While points were hard to come by as well for Goodhue, the Wildcats got by K-W thanks to double-digit outputs from Austin Buck and Riley Augustine. Buck finished with 13 points and six rebounds (five offensive), while Augustine had 12 points and four steals.
Cannon Falls held off a second-half charge by Pine Island to secure a 61-58 Hiawatha Valley League victory Monday in Cannon Falls. “We did a nice job defensively, but we were fortunate to hang on,” said Bombers’ head coach Josh Davisson. Brock Peterson had an 18-point, 3-steal, 3-assist night, and Alex Bultena followed with 17 points.
With 14 points from Bailey Cronin and 12 points from eighth-grader Allison Kubista, Lake City had little trouble putting away Lewiston-Altura for a 61-27 non-conference victory Monday in Lewiston. Madi Green and Julia Anderson added eight points apiece in the Tigers’ win. Leading the way for the host Cardinals was Emelia Schindeldecker, who finished with 11 points in the loss. Lake City (9-11) plays host to Triton in Hiawatha Valley League action on Friday.
Cannon Falls snapped a six-game losing streak on Monday with a 77-21 non-conference road win over Minneapolis Patrick Henry. Pacing the Bombers was Courtney Woodcock, who had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Grace Rutter added 10 points and seven rebounds, and Callie Loeschke added nine in the victory. Maggie Rutter grabbed eight boards, and Anna Rapp had four assists for Cannon Falls. The Patriots’ top scorer was Niara Keyes, who finished with 12 points. The Bombers (4-17) resumes Hiawatha Valley League play Tuesday at Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
Going up 32-18 at halftime and holding Randolph to 27 percent shooting, Goodhue’s defense put forth another solid game with a 48-29 non-conference victory Saturday in Goodhue. The Wildcats were led by Tyler Schumacher, who was 5 of 6 from the field to finish with a game-high 12 points. Riley Augustine finished with eight points, five rebounds and two steals. Grant Otte finished with a team-high eight points for the Rockets. Goodhue (14-10, 7-10 HVL) wraps up the regular season this week with home games against Kenyon-Wanamingo on Tuesday and Lyle/Austin Pacelli on Thursday.
Competing in the final Missota Conference championship meet, the Red Wing boys swimming and diving team finished in fifth place out of six teams with 237 team points Saturday at Farmington. Chanhassen/Chaska won the team title with a score of 502, followed by Farmington (421), Northfield (407) and Shakopee (300). Senior Tanner Alms came up with both of Red Wing’s wins on Saturday.
As expected, the Missota Conference gymnastics meet came down to two state powers in Northfield and New Prague. The Raiders scored 150.475 points to come out on top of the defending state champion Trojans, who scored 148.5. Red Wing, competing in its final league tilt, placed fifth with 125.45 points. In the vault, Irina Anderson paced the Wingers with an 8.9 while Morgan Hughes was just behind with an 8.45.
Alicia Hett had 16 points and hit a back-breaking 3-pointer, and two free throws down the stretch, as Farmington was able to keep its distance from Red Wing Friday night in a 54-48 Missota Conference victory. McKenzie Muelken led the Wingers with 20 points and six rebounds. McKayla Muelken had six points, four rebounds and two steals.
With a career-high 27 points from Brady Kuchinka, Lake City cruised past winless Kenyon-Wanamingo for a 74-46 Hiawatha Valley League victory Friday at Lincoln High School. Cory Dick finished with 11 points, and Eli Custer chipped in with 10 for the Tigers.
Jacob Ugland put together a monster night in the paint with 31 points and nine rebounds, helping Zumbrota-Mazeppa to a 66-65 overtime victory over Triton in Hiawatha Valley League play Friday in Zumbrota. Kurt Gadient was one rebound short of a double-double with 13 points and nine boards. Jacob Tschann had eight points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in the victory. For the Cobras, Isaiah Wannarka had a team-high 20 points. Z-M (6-13, 4-11 HVL) heads to Cannon Falls on Tuesday.