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Red Wing beat Mankato West on Saturday, and is now on a season-beat seven-game winning streak. Sophie Schafer and Taylor Heise scored in the first period for the Wingers, who held the Scarlets to just one shot on goal in the first 18 minutes. Heise opened the second with two-straight goals, the first taking all of 8 seconds. Kendal Swanson added a third goal in the middle frame for a five-goal Red Wing lead.
Mankato West got the first goal of the game, but Red Wing responded by scoring four of the next five goals, including three of four in the second period, in a 5-3 win over the Scarlets on Saturday. Jack Nevitt tied the game early in the second, then Cam Blue put Red Wing up 2-1. Ethan Swenson made it 2-2, but Blue closed the second and opened the third with goals to give the Wingers a 4-2 advantage.
Kenyon-Wanamingo won its second-straight game Monday with a 55-41 victory over Christian Life Academy of Farmington. No individual stats were available at press time. The Knights (5-13) have four days to prepare for Friday's home game against Goodhue. Friday Randolph 39, Schaeffer Academy 34
Goodhue and Stewartville were tied 25-25 at halftime, but it was the Tigers that pulled away in the second half for a 56-45 Hiawatha Valley League win on Friday night. A trio of players finished in double digits for Goodhue, with Dawson Evanson, Sam Opsahl and Mitchell Schrimpf each putting up 10 points. Evanson hit three of the team's nine 3-pointers in the loss. Stewartville was led by Will Tschetter's 15 points, followed by 12 from Carter Groski and 10 from Hunter Voigt.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa had to overcome a seven-point deficit, then lost a nine-point lead, lost a senior leader and, yet, still found a way to beat Tri-City United, 52-50, on Friday. Cougar Lyndsey Quam had six points, but fouled out with six minutes to play. Filling the void were fellow senior Lauren Miller, who had 19 points, and sophomore Ali Hunstad, who finished with 16 points. TCU missed a half-court heave at the buzzer.
Jack Maroushek scored twice for Red Wing, and Nick Hackman scored twice for Rochester John Marshall, but neither team could score in overtime in Thursday's 2-2 tie. Maroushek scored 4 minutes, 37 seconds into the second period, on an assist from Derek Gielau, to put the Wingers up 1-0. Hackman scored nine minutes later to tie the game, then Maroushek made it 2-1 on assists from Dylan Hadler and Teddy Lillico. Hackman's equalizer came at 2:00 of the third period. Shots were 7-4 in favor of the Rockets in overtime.
Red Wing had the advantage from the field on Friday, but Rochester Century set up shop on the free-throw line in a 73-66 victory over the Wingers. The Panthers took a whopping 34 foul shots, and made 26. Red Wing, on the other hand, doubled-up Century in 3-pointers made, 10-5, but were sent to the line just 14 times. The Wingers' 10 made free throws made for a good percentage, but a minus-16 margin.
Back in action for the first time in eight days, 10th-ranked (Class AAA) Red Wing got back in the win column Friday with a 60-40 Big Nine Conference victory over Rochester Century. Helping the Wingers build a 35-22 rebound advantage, Abi Deming roped in 14 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive end, to go with seven points. She also had three steals.
Goodhue completely dominated Thursday's triangular against Pine Island and host Triton. The Wildcats gave up just six team points on the night, taking down the Panthers, 62-6, and the Cobras, 80-0. Pine Island defeated Triton, 66-6. Maddox O'Reilly picked up wins by fall and technical fall for Goodhue, while Travis Gadient, Baxter O'Reilly and Ryan Schoenfelder each had two pins on the night.
William Meacham won the 100-yard butterfly, and Abe De Jong came in second, but Red Wing could not duplicate those results in a 96-82 loss to Rochester Century on Thursday. Meacham's 54.79 seconds in the fly was nearly four seconds better than De Jong, and the two Wingers were the only two to break a minute.