Friday sports roundup: Trojan boys, girls bounce Windom Area
Linder scored 20 of his game-best 24 points after intermission Friday night, and WHS (7-7) broke open a tight game and went on to top host Windom Area, 80-67, in a Big South boys basketball matchup.
“It was pretty tight all the way until the seven- or eight-minute mark of the second half,” Trojans head coach Clint Meyer said. “That’s when we started stretching it out a bit.
“It was a good, hard-fought win. We battled hard and made our free throws down the stretch.”
WHS was balanced offensively, as it four players score in double figures. Freshman point guard Terbuto Ochothow connected for 15 points while also distributing the ball to the tune of 12 assists. Karasharo Ojulu had 16 more points for the Trojans, and Stewart Merrigan contributed 10.
“We’ve got four guys who can put the ball in the basket for us consistently,” Meyer said.
In the rebounding department, Linder led the way with 15 caroms and Merrigan added 11 boards.
Worthington made 57 percent of its 2-point field goal attempts (48 percent overall) while also converting on 18 of 24 free-throw tries.
“Free throws have been kind of a struggle for us this year, so tonight was a good percentage for us.” added Meyer., whose Trojans will next play at New Ulm on Tuesday.For Windom, Luke Gilbertson and Kobe Lovell each had 15 points. Wyatt Minion had 13.WHS 35 80Windom 34 67WORTHINGTON (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) Ochothow 1-4-4-15, Othow 1-1-2-7, Carstensen 0-3-2-8, Merrigan 0-4-2-10, Ojullu 0-7-2-16, Linder 0-9-6-24. Totals: 2-28-18 80.WINDOM (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) Lovell 2-2-5-15, Gilbertson 2-1-7-5, Pfeffer 0-1-0-2, Maricle 1-0-3- 6, Elder 2-1-2-10, Minion 2-2-3-13, Smith 0-3-0-6. Totals:10-10-17-67.W-WG 76, T-M-B 42WESTBROOK — Anthony Ross hit a career milestone by tallying his 1,000th career point in the Chargers’ home win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.
Ross, who scored 17 points in the game while also collecting 10 rebounds, hit the 1,000-point when he sunk a 3-pointer with just over two minutes remaining in the first half. The hoop was a family affaIr, as his younger brother Nathan picked up an assist on the play.
Andrew Quade chipped in with 11 points for Westbrook-Walnut Grove (9-3), which takes on Yellow Medicine East at 2 p.m. today at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Moses Dolan and Michael Munson had eight points apiece to pace the Panthers offensively.T-M-B 20 42W-WG 50 76H-LP 77, CC-E 40
ROYAL, Iowa -- Harris-Lake Park had four boys finish with double-digit point totals as the Wolves eased past Clay Central-Everly.
Buba Sohn scored 24 points and added five steals and three assists. Trevor Gunderson had 19 points, Isaac Ihnen 13, and Bret Sohn — who also pitched in with a team-high seven rebounds — scored 11. H-L-P shot 65 percent (26 of 40) on two-point attempts.
John Galm scored 14 points and was the lone Maverick to score in double digits.H-LP 28 44 59 77CC-E 10 15 31 40GIRLS BASKETBALL
WINDOM — Nyamer Diew had 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals and the Worthington defense dominated during a 62-29 Big South triumph over Windom Area.
The Trojans (6-7) forced 22 Eagles turnovers while committing just nine of their own, and also outrebounded the Eagles 43-38 while collected 28 boards offensively.
Emma Thuringer added 13 points for WHS and Sophie Wietzema had nine points, nine rebounds and six steals. Madisyn Huisman chipped in seven points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans.
“We just basically ran a lot of full-court stuff and got some turnovers,” WHS head coach Eric Lindner said. “We got some good early lookl against their 2-3 zone. We didn’t shoot the ball at a high percentage in the first half, so it stayed within 15 -17 points, but in the second half we started some of the shots we’d missed in the first half and we got rolling a little bit.”
Windom made just 9-of-36 attempts from two-point range and was just 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. The Eagles, who were led offensively by Maurissa Isaacs with 10 points, were 8-for-13 from the charity stripe.
The Trojans, meanwhile, made 19 two-point shots and six threes while going 6-of-11 on free throws. WHS will play its next game Tuesday, as it faces Fairmont at home.Windom 10 29Worthington 26 62MCC 59, Ellsworth 29
SLAYTON — Riley Schmitz scored 15 points and Alyssa Groves and Montana Beckmann contributed 14 points apiece to led the Rebels to a triumph over the Panthers.
Schmitz also added seven steals for the Rebels, who led 34-9 at halftime. Rachel Van Iperen paced MCC in rebounding with nine boards, and Beckmann had seven rebounds of her own.
Ashlyn Meester (17) and Lizzie Chapa (10) combined to score 27 of Ellsworth’s 29 points. Morgan Dressen had 10 rebounds for the Panthers.Ellsworth 9 29MCC 34 59SWC 102, Fulda 31
FULDA -- Every girl scored for Southwest Minnesota Christian as it ran away from Fulda in a game that was essentially over at the half.
Brooklyn DeKam scored 18 points for the Eagles, while Jazlynn Prins added 17 and Emily Nerem had 16.
Fulda was led by McKenzie Evers, who scored 15 points. The Raiders’ next game is Monday against Adrian.
The Eagles (9-2) will next play Thursday against Heron-Lake Okabena.Fulda 20 31 SWC 68 102 Edgerton 38, Adrian 32
ADRIAN -- Chynna Berning scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for Edgerton. Fellow Flying Dutchman Madison Heard scored 11 points, nine of which came from beyond the arc.
Hannah Bullerman and Lexi Slater scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Adrian. The Dragon girls collected 43 rebounds, 34 of which came on defense.
Both teams struggled shooting from the floor. Adrian made 24 percent of its field goals, and Edgerton made 20 percent.Adrian 19 32Edgerton 20 18MLA 65, W-WG 37
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Mountain Lake Area trio of Taylor Naas, Margo Stoesz, and Marta Stoesz all scored 15 points against Westbrook-Walnut Grove. Marta Stoesz also added 5 of MLA’s 21 team steals.
Mountain Lake Area’s defense limited Westbrook-Walnut Grove to just 13 second half points.
The Chargers top scorer was Camryn Bunting who finished the night with 12 points.MLA 33 65W-WG 24 37 G-LR 63, S-O 53
GEORGE, Iowa -- Both George-Little Rock and Sibley-Ocheyedan had balanced offenses as they combined for eight girls with double-digit scoring.
George-Little Rock’s top scorers were Courtney Dykstra (13 points), Makenna Arends (12), Wynona Steenhoven (12) and Kayla Gerken (11).
S-O’s top scorers were Carley Seivert (12), Megan Grimes (10), Nichole Lowe (10) and Kelli Greenfield (10). The Generals also collected 11 steals and 40 rebounds, 15 of which came from Greenfield.G-LR 63S-O 53GYMNASTICSLuverne 125.50, PA 115.40
LUVERNE — Meghan Witte took first place in the vault (8.7), bars (7.7) and floor exercise (8.475) while also winning the all-around for the Cardinals.
Samantha Pierce was another first-place finisher for Luverne, as she captured the beam competition (8.3)
Pipestone Area’s Kindra Douty was the team’s highest scorer in vault (8.275, fourth overall), bars (7.35, third) and floor (7.65, fourth), and she was also fourth overall in the all-around (30.475). Anna Agresto had the Arrows’ best effort on the beam (7.275, fourth).