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In a key Hiawatha Valley League showdown, Cannon Falls held off Lake City 65-60 Friday night. Hunter Johnson recalled some of his fall-ball skills, finding all the right passing lanes to the tune of 10 assists to go along with seven points and three steals. Brock Peterson had 22 points and five rebounds for the Bombers who led 31-28 at halftime. Jordan Lundell (14) and Alex Bultena (16) both scored in double figures as well. Austin Noble chipped in four points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Brady Kuchinka led the Tigers with 18 points, grabbing four rebounds in the process.
Going up 49-12 at halftime, Goodhue had no problem putting away Triton for a 75-33 Hiawatha Valley League victory Friday in Goodhue. Sophomore Michelle Hadler hit three 3-pointers on the way to 14 points, along with seven rebounds. Mikayla Miller had 24 points, and Shelby Hinsch finished with 14 points and six boards. Capping off a 3-0 week at home, the Wildcats (16-4, 9-3 HVL) are on the road Monday at Cannon Falls.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa held tough with second-ranked (2A) Kenyon-Wanamingo on Friday, trailing by just eight at halftime. But the Knights’ shooters were tough to handle on the way to a 63-47 Hiawatha Valley League victory at Zumbrota. K-W hit seven 3-pointers and was 16-for-20 from the free-throw line. Audra Clark had a game-high 18 points, while Siri Sviggum finished with 16. Molly Lawler was Z-M’s top performer, tying a career high with 15 points to go with three assists.
Lake City’s guard-post duo of Breanna Gates and Madi Green dominated the action on Friday, helping the Tigers to a 68-51 Hiawatha Valley League win over Cannon Falls in Lake City. Gates finished with a career-high 25 points, and Green wasn’t far behind with 22 points. Courtney Woodcock paced the Bombers with 14 points and eight rebounds. Hailey Huseth added 10 points, and Leah Meyers hauled in nine boards. Both teams are at home Monday as Lake City (8-9, 4-8 HVL) faces Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Cannon Falls (3-14, 1-11 HVL) takes on Goodhue.
Facing Chaska in Missota Conference play Friday, the Red Wing boys basketball team jumped out to a 13-6 lead. Then, the wheels fell completely off for the Wingers. The Hawks proceeded to go on a 17-0 run and never looked back for a 65-48 win in Chaska. “We dug ourselves into a hole, and we didn’t handle ourselves well and we didn’t keep our composure,” said Red Wing head coach Doug Toivonen.
Red Wing took first place in seven of the 12 events, but Northfield’s depth was enough to help the Raiders get past the Wingers 94-92 in a Missota Conference meet Thursday in Northfield. Red Wing’s 200-yard medley relay team of Hunter Connelly, Ben Schaffer, Nolan Schmidt and Dan O’Keefe opened the varsity meet with a first-place finish in 1 minute, 45.92 seconds.
In its two final Missota Conference meets, Red Wing continued its season-long goal of improvement with a 123.7 in a double-dual against Farmington and Northfield. The Tigers and Raiders both beat the Wingers, with Farmington posting a 134.125, and Northfield, who hosted the event, a 150.525. “It’s obvious that they’re a highly ranked team,” Red Wing co-head coach Lisa Hanson said of the Raiders.
Back in the pool for a Missota Conference meet for the first time since Jan. 16, the Red Wing boys swimming and diving team pulled off a slim 96-90 victory...
Lake City continued its hot streak Thursday with 75-57 victory over Triton Thursday night. Brady Kuchinka scored a career-high 25 points, 19 of which came in the first half, and included a 10 of 10 mark at the free-throw line, all in the first half. As a team, the Tigers were 14 of 14 from the charity stripe in the first 18 minutes, and finished 17 of 20 for the game. Jesse Oliver added 20 points for Lake City, with Reid Lundell contributing 12 points. Lake City has won nine of its 10 games, including its last four. The Tigers (11-8, 8-6 HVL) will visit Cannon Falls Friday.
Caitie Turcotte’s first career goal was enough for Red Wing to leave Northfield with a victory and the final Missota Conference championship. But her teammates couldn’t help piling on as the Wingers toppled the Raiders 4-0 Thursday night. Turcotte scored unassisted 1 minute, 24 seconds into the game, followed by a Nicole Schammel goal at 5:38. Turcotte got an assist on Schammel’s goal, as did Hailee Johnson.