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PREP ROUNDUP: Lakers drop third straight; Royals boys and girls get bounce-back wins

Prep Roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 14

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BOYS BASKETBALL

CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Holdingford 58, HLWW 38

Holdingford:28;30;–58

HLWW:18;20;–38

HOLDINGFORD (16-4, 9-1): Tyson Patrick 17, Joseph Meier 9, Blake Patrick 8, Adam Ripplinger 6, Evan DeMorett 6, Isaiah Folsom 6, Austin Lange 4, Dalton Frink 3.

HLWW (7-15, 4-7): Cameron Decker 14, Brad Bickmann 10, Brock Bangasser 5, Chris Zander 4, Brandon Karels 3, Zach Uter 2.

HOWARD LAKE  – With the chances of a conference title gone, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted boys basketball team had a chance to play spoilers Tuesday night when they hosted Holdingford. The Huskers, who sit atop the Central MN Conference, took care of business as they cruised to a 58-38 win on the road.

With Lakers leading 13-8 in the early going, the Huskers made their run. The Huskers scored 20 unanswered points to take a 15 point lead over the Lakers. The Lakers, who have struggled on offense their past few games, went scoreless for over seven minutes in the first half. Trailing by 15 in the final minutes of the half, Brad Bickmann kept the Lakers in it. Bickman knocked down a 3-pointer to get the Lakers within 12. Then at the buzzer, he knocked down a turnaround jump shot at the buzzer, bringing the Lakers within 10.

Bickman and the Lakers kept thing rolling to start the second half. On the first possession, Brock Bangasser found Chris Zander on a back cut for an easy basket. After getting on stop on defense, Cameron Decker made a layup, and the Lakers were within six points.

That’s as close as the Lakers would get though as their transition defense couldn’t stop the Huskers from getting easy buckets. Holdingford’s Tyson Patrick used an 8-0 run by himself, putting the Huskers up 43-26 with 10:57 to go.

Decker led the way with 14 points, five of which came from the free throw line. Bickmann added 10 points, while Bangasser added five points.

The Lakers are back in action Friday night when they travel to B-B-E for another Central MN Conference matchup.

BOYS BASKETBALL

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Watertown-Mayer 62, Glencoe-Silver Lake 46

Watertown-Mayer:33;29;–62

Glencoe-Silver Lake:20;26;–46

WATERTOWN-MAYER (18-3, 7-2): Ben Theisen 2, Riley Alger 4, Drew Thibault 8, Trae Berhow 26, Ethan McCleary 4, McKinley Gehlhausen 18.

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE (11-10, 2-7): Kyle Christensen 1, Tyler Ehrke 2, Luke Frahm 13, Matt Sanchez 3, Ben Donnay 4, Nick Schmidt 5, Mitchell Boesche 12, Jacob Litzau 6.

GLENCOE – Trae Berhow and McKinley Gehlhausen led the Royals to a much needed bounce-back win on the road Tuesday night. Berhow and Gehlhausen combined for 44 points, as the Royals picked up a 62-46 win over the Panthers.

The Royals used a strong first half, taking a 33-20 lead into the locker room. The win keeps the Royals just one game behind the Annandale Cardinals in the Wright County Conference West standings.

Berhow, Gehlhausen, and the Royals are back in action Friday, Feb. 17 when they travel to Litchfield for their third matchup of the season with the Dragons. The Royals won both of the previous meetings.

BOYS BASKETBALL

NON CONFERENCE

Heritage Christian 86, Mayer Lutheran 68

Heritage Christian:47;39;–86

Mayer Lutheran:37;31;–68

MAYER LUTHERAN (14=9, 6-4): Kobey Woolhouse 9, Matt Menth 4, Cole Hagen 12, Tyler WIlaby 8, Garrett Tjernagel 2, Baden Noennig 19, Mitchell Johnson 4, McHayl Diedrick 10.

MAYER – With a marquee matchup against the No. 2 team in Class A, the Heritage Christian Eagles proved to be too much for the Crusaders. The Crusaders found themselves in a 10-point hole at the half, and it was just too much to overcome in the second half.

Sophomore Baden Noennig led the way with 19 points, while Cole Hagen added 12 points. The Crusaders are back in action Tuesday, Feb. 21 when they travel to NYA to take on the Raiders.

 
GIRLS BASKETBALL

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Watertown-Mayer 62, Glencoe-Silver Lake 48

Glencoe-Silver Lake:21;27;–48

Watertown-Mayer:28;34;–62

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE (12-11, 5-6): Miah Monahan 9, McKenna Monahan 9, Maddie Monahan 15, Olivia Lemke 7, Mickalyn Frahm 2, Kaitlyn Uecker 6.

WATERTOWN-MAYER (21-3, 11-2): Kirstin Klitzke 16, Olyvia Schroeder 3, Grace Knutson 4, Emma Ragner 3, Claire Killian 13, Emma Mass 2, Sarah Zuelzke 2, Monika Czinano 19.

WATERTOWN –The Royals got a nice bounce-back in at home with a 62-48 win over Glencoe-Silver Lake Tuesday night. Iowa commit Monika Czinano led the way for the Royals with 19 points, while Kirstin Klitzke finished with 16 points.

It was a nice bounce-back win for the Royals who suffered their first conference loss of the season last week against Annandale. The Royals are back in action Friday, Feb. 17 when they host the Litchfield Dragons.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

MN RIVER CONFERENCE

NYA 86, Mayer Lutheran 70

Mayer Lutheran:28;42;–70

NYA:43;43;–86

MAYER LUTHERAN (16-7, 8-3): Emilee Gustin 23, Kate Strehlke 4, Maddy Hucky 18, Katelyn Shipler 5, Olivia Quiram 4, Mya Chmielewski 13, Sophie Flucas 3.

NYA (23-1, 11-0): Jayden Fritz 2, Abby Mackenthun 8, Bren Fox 19, Anna Mackenthun 5, Amanda Geis 2, Samantha Miller 19, Kali Grimm 31.

NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA – Emilee Gustin’s 23 points weren’t enough as the NYA Raiders clinched the Minnesota River Conference title with an 86-70 win Tuesday night. The Raiders, the No. 6 team in Class AA, played a complete game throughout, crowing them conference champs.

Maddy Hucky added 18 for the Crusaders, while Mya Chmielewski finished with 13 points. The Crusaders are back in action Friday, Feb. 17 when they host Tri-City United.

OTHER LOCAL SCORES:

BOYS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Kimball 56, B-B-E 32

Milaca 83, Pierz 69

Eden Valley-Watkins 65, Maple Lake 43

Holdingford 58, HLWW 38

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

St. Paul Academy and Summit 57, PACT Charter 36

St. Agnes 75, West Lutheran 55

Blake 66, SW Christian 57

Heritage Christian 86, Mayer Lutheran 68

BOYS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Rockford 68, Dassel-Cokato 65

Waconia 88, Hutchinson 74

Watertown-Mayer 62, Glencoe-Silver Lake 46

New Prague 80, Delano 73

Orono 76, Holy Family 71

Annandale 50, Litchfield 49

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Jordan 84, Medford 38

Sibley East 99, St. Peter 85 (OT)

Heritage Christian 86, Mayer Lutheran 68

GIRLS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Maple Lake 45, St. John’s Prep 25

St. Cloud Cathedral 83, Kimball 79 (3OT)

Sauk Centre 75, Holdingford 30

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Maranatha Christian 84, Trinity 49

SW Christian 51, St. Croix Prep 47

LP/HT 71, Spectrum 44

Legacy Christian 56, PACT Charter 26

Heritage Christian 70, New Life Academy 38

GIRLS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Annandale 58, Litchfield 54

New Prague 48, Delano 41

Orono 55, Holy Family 39

Watertown-Mayer 62, Glencoe-Silver Lake 48

Hutchinson 78, Waconia 42

New London-Spicer 72, Mound Westonka 36

GIRLS BASKETBALL MN RIVER CONFERENCE

NYA 86, Mayer Lutheran 70

Tri-City United 56, Sibley East 51

Belle Plaine 74, LeSueur-Henderson 44

Jordan 60, Medford 39

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE – BOYS HOCKEY

Waconia 6, Hutchinson 3

Holy Family 10, Mound Westonka 0

Delano 7, Litchfield/D-C 0

Orono 2, New Prague 1

PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Feb. 14

Prep sports schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 14

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BOYS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Kimball at B-B-E

Pierz at Milaca

Eden Valley-Watkins at Maple Lake

Holdingford at HLWW

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PACT Charter at St. Paul Academy and Summit

St. Agnes at West Lutheran

Blake at SW Christian

Heritage Christian at Mayer Lutheran

BOYS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Dassel-Cokato at Rockford

Hutchinson at Waconia

Watertown-Mayer at Glencoe-Silver Lake

Delano at New Prague

Orono at Holy Family

Annandale at Litchfield

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Jordan at Medford

St. Peter at Sibley East

Heritage Christian at Mayer Lutheran

GIRLS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Maple Lake at St. John’s Prep

Kimball at St. Cloud Cathedral

Holdingford at Sauk Centre

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Trinity at Maranatha Christian

St. Croix Prep at SW Christian

West Lutheran at Bethany Academy

Spectrum at LP/HT

PACT Charter at Legacy Christian

New Life Academy at Heritage Christian

GIRLS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Annandale at Litchfield

New Prague at Delano

Holy Family at Orono

Glencoe-Silver Lake at Watertown-Mayer

Waconia at Hutchinson

Rockford at Dassel-Cokato

New London-Spicer at Mound Westonka

GIRLS BASKETBALL MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Mayer Lutheran at NYA

Sibley East at Tri-City United

LeSueur-Henderson at Belle Plaine

Medford at Jordan

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE – BOYS HOCKEY

Hutchinson at Waconia

Holy Family at Mound Westonka

Delano at Litchfield/D-C

Orono at New Prague

FATHER AND DAUGHTER: Gustins share special moment on Parents Night

By Kip Kovar

HJ Sports Editor

MAYER – Sometimes a moment happens that could only be created by sports.  A moment that far surpasses anything that could be planned or scripted.  That was the case Thursday night in the Mayer Lutheran High School gymnasium.

Senior Emilee Gustin came into the game against the Sibley East Wolverines just three points shy of 1,000 for her career. Three points is nothing for Gustin, who just happens to be the school’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made.

As good of a shooter and player Gustin is, it didn’t come easy. It didn’t come easy at all.

As the game started, it was clear the Crusaders, and their fans, knew what might happen in the game. As each shot attempt from Gustin went up, a groan came from the crowd as it rolled out.

“I was really, really nervous,” Emilee said who became just the third girl in school history to reach 1,000 points. “I felt like there was a lot of pressure, but I knew that I just wanted to get the win, even if I didn’t get it. We still just had to play hard and put that aside till I actually got it.”

Finally, on her sixth attempt of the game, Gustin found the bottom of the net for her 1,000th career point, and the emotions set in.

“It was really nice,” Emilee  said. “Just, like, the disbelief. It was crazy and I can’t believe this actually happening. All my hard work is finally paying off. It’s just nice to have this kind of community that’s supporting me this whole time.”

Kris Gustin has been the coach for his daughter Emilee since fifth grade. Emile scored her 1,000th career point Thursday, Feb. 9, becoming just  third girl in school history to reach that milestone.

Kris Gustin has been the coach for his daughter Emilee since fifth grade. Emile scored her 1,000th career point Thursday, Feb. 9, becoming just third girl in school history to reach that milestone.

As the ball went through the hoop and fell to the floor, Gustin was swarmed by her teammates and the game was stopped. After several hugs from teammates, Gustin walked over to the bench to share a special moment that couldn’t have been scripted any better.

“Crazy,” Emilee said about how it all worked out. “It worked out really well. That was really nice.”

On parents night, of all nights, Gustin reach the 1,000 career points milestone, a goal she’s been working towards her entire career. And who happened to be her coach? None other than her father, Kris.

Emilee and Kris shared an emotional hug before Kris presented his daughter with the commemorative ball, as both enjoyed the moment as a player and coach. As a father and daughter.

“I would say, probably a dad thing,” Kris said about being a dad and coach. “Obviously, it’s special for both as a coach and as a dad. We got a couple of other girls that are close to 1,000 points, as well. They’re all like daughters to me. So really, coach and dad are both proud of all the work she’s put in.”

To be able to share that moment with her father and her coach, is something Emilee will never forget.

“Oh yeah,” Emilee said about cherishing this moment. “Forever. Me and my dad have a really close bond because of the sport. So that is one thing that I’ll never forget.”

It was a moment that couldn’t have worked out any better even if it was planned. Sports. They just sometimes create moments that are beyond our wildest hopes or expectations.

“We didn’t really plan it that way,” Kris said about the moment. “In fact, I said to her last night, are you kind of surprised that it came this early because obviously, it was a goal that she set for herself.  As we looked at the season and how it laid out, we thought it would be a little bit closer to the end of the season, and maybe even in playoffs. She’s had a good season, and she’s been there for us, so obviously, on parents night makes it even more special.”

It’s been an incredible journey for the Gustins that’s spanned over eight years now as coach and player.

“It’s actually been eight years because I was her coach in fifth through eighth grade,” Kris said. “She kind of kids me that she doesn’t want to go to college. She wants to go back to fifth grade and play for me for eight more years. It’s certainly been a joy.”

Emilee Gustin is all smiles as she gets congratulated with hugs from teammates Sophie Flucas and Kate Strehlke.

Emilee Gustin is all smiles as she gets congratulated with hugs from teammates Sophie Flucas and Kate Strehlke.

When Emille came into high school, Kris was dealing with a tough decision of whether to continue to be his daughter’s coach, or to step aside and enjoy the next few years. There’s no doubt Kris made the right choice.

“As she was coming in to be a freshman, I wondered, is this the time to step away and just enjoy it,” Kris said. “And then somebody told me, ‘you know, not many people get an opportunity to coach their kid at the high school level, so why wouldn’t you.’ That was pretty good advice, and it certainly worked out well for us.”

As the regular season nears its end and the section playoffs loom on the horizon, Kris and Emilee are just enjoying being able to be together, and making the most of the time they have left as player and coach.

“Six games left,” Emilee said. “It’s exciting and nerve-racking.”

Whatever ends up happening for the Gustins and the Mayer Lutheran girls basketball team this season, Emilee and Kris’ relationship as player and coach will ultimately come to an end. What won’t ever come to an end, is the memory of this moment. A moment they shared as father and daughter. A moment that goes far beyond the game of basketball.

PREP ROUNDUP: Gustin nets 1,000th career point in blowout win, Bulldogs make it four in a row

Prep Round up for Thursday, Feb. 9

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Mayer Lutheran 77, Sibley East 50

Sibley East: 24;26;–50

Mayer Lutheran: 47;30;–77

SIBLEY EAST (9-12, 4-6): Hannah Wentzlaff 25, Rachel Rettman 7, Morgan Stearns 5, Taylor Perschau 4, McKenzie Latzke 4, Alexandra Stock 2, Sydney Schott 2, Taylor Brinkman 1.

MAYER LUTHERAN (15-6, 8-2): Mya Chmielewski 26, Maddy Hucky 12, Emilee Gustin 11, Kate Strehlke 8, Olivia Quiram 8, Symone Jopp 4, Shelby Gabbert 2, Katelyn Shipler 2, Nicole Klaustermeier 2, Sophie Flucas 2.

MAYER – Not only was it a special night for Senior Emilee Gustin, she and her team picked up an impressive 77-50 conference win over Sibley East Thursday night. After a slow start, Gustin knocked down a 3-pointer to reach 1,000 career points, and after that it was all Crusaders as they finished the half on a dominating run. Trailing 11-6, the Crusaders finished the half on a 41-15 run to take a commanding lead into the locker room.

Mya Chmielewski led the charge for the Crusaders with 26 points. Maddy Hucky added 12, while Gustin finished with 11.

The Crusaders are back in action Saturday, Feb. 11 when they host SW Christian.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

LP/HT 65, St. Croix Prep 42

St. Croix Prep: 19;23;–42

LP/HT: 31;34;–65

ST. CROIX PREP (12-9, 5-5): Annika White 2, Cami Roby 2, Jade Fisher 6, Sophie Hangge 2, Olivia Witt 13, Eli Schulte 4, Meg Schulte 10, Mary Ture 3.

LP/HT (17-5, 9-1): Jenna Dolezal 6, Steph Lohse 5, Madi Radtke 23, Taylor Ebert 2, Marissa Radtke 2, Hope Feltmann 13, Kayla Weinzierl 3, Julia Pelzel 2, Kaylee Scheevel 6.

LESTER PRAIRIE – The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs capped off their regular season with an impressive 65-42 win over St. Croix Prep Thursday night. The Bulldogs head into the MCAA tournament on a four-game winning streak, and have won eight of their last 10.

Madi Ratke led the way with 23 points while Hope Feltmann was also in double figures with 13 points. Feltmann also dished out three assists and had a team-high eight rebounds.

 

 

Other local scores

BOYS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Eden Valley-Watkins 64, HLWW 36

B-B-E 44, Paynesville 42

Maple Lake 58, Pierz 53

Kimball 59, Holdingford 49

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Bethany Academy 52, Nova Classical 37

SW Christian 79, Legacy Christian 34

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Delano 105, Hutchinson 73

Dassel-Cokato 61, Mound Westonka 49

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

SW Christian 38, Legacy Christian 34

New Life Academy 50, West Lutheran 37

Heritage Christian 61, Trinity 47

LP/HT 65, St. Croix Prep 42

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Mound Westonka 51, Dassel-Cokato 40

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN RIVER CONFERENCE

NYA 82, Belle Plaine 46

Mayer Lutheran 77, Sibley East 50

Jordan 71,  LeSueur-Henderson 17

 

BOYS HOCKEY – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Litchfield/D-C 4, Waconia 3

Blake 2, New Prague 1

 

GIRLS HOCKEY – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Orono 4, Hutchinson 3 (OT)

New Ulm 6, New Prague 2

Delano 8, St. Peter 1

Mound Westonka/WM 9, Litchfield/D-C 0

 

 

 

PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE: Thursday, Feb. 9

Local prep sports schedule for Thursday, Feb. 9

BOYS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Eden Valley-Watkins at HLWW

Paynesville at B-B-E

Maple Lake at Pierz

Holdingford at Kimball

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Nova Classical at Bethany Academy

SW Christian at Legacy Christian

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Hutchinson at Delano

Mound Westonka at Dassel-Cokato

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Legacy Christian at SW Christian

West Lutheran at New Life Academy

Heritage Christian at Trinity

Spectrum at PACT Charter

St. Croix Prep at LP/HT

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Belle Plaine at NYA

Sibley East at Mayer Lutheran

Jordan at LeSueur-Henderson

 

BOYS HOCKEY – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Litchfield/D-C at Waconia

New Prague at Blake

 

GIRLS HOCKEY – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Orono at Hutchinson

New Ulm at New Prague

St. Peter at Delano

Litchfield/D-C at Mound Westonka/WM

 

WRESTLING – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Canby, Hutchinson, Tri-City United at G-SL

Mora at Dassel-Cokato

Elk River at Annandale

New London-Spicer at Kimball

 

GYMNASTICS – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Dassel-Cokato at New Prague

Orono at Waconia

Litchfield at New London-Spicer

G-SL at Watertown-Mayer

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PREP ROUNDUP: Woolhouse leads Crusaders to win in overtime, Bulldogs can’t complete comback

BOYS BASKETBALL

MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Spectrum 77, LP/HT 63

Spectrum:39;38;–77

LP/HT:36;27;–63

SPECTRUM (9-9, 4-6): Max Lawrence 20, Cole Elrod 17, Matthew Kruse 16, Kelton Sundstrom 16, Travis Bondy 4, Sam Lawrence 2, Zach Clark 2.

LP/HT (7-14, 4-6): Rees Schuette 24, Michael Ziermann 17, Adam Heigl 10, Tyler Scheevel 7, Dylan Ruzicka 2, Blair Jilek 2, Todd Johnson 1.

LESTER PRAIRIE – The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity boys basketball team just didn’t have enough in the tank. Falling behind early, the Bulldogs were forced to rally from the get-go. With the lead just three points at the half, the Bulldogs found themselves both back in it after a big run brought them close again.

In the second half, the Sting built another big lead, this time and 18-point lead with less than eight minutes to go. The Bulldogs once again tried to get back in it. They cut deficiti to 11 points, but the Sting were able to hold on and run out the clock for the win.

Senior Rees Schuette led the way for the Bulldogs with 24 points and eight rebounds. Michael Ziermann added 17 points, while Adam Heigl was also in double figures with 10 points.

The Bulldogs are back in action Friday, Feb. 10 at St. Croix Prep.

BOYS BASKETBALL

NON CONFERENCE

Watertown-Mayer 68, Maple Lake 44

W-M: 40;28;–68

Maple Lake:19;25;–44

WATERTOWN-MAYER (17-2, 6-1): Nate Trunniger 3, Brevin Williams 3, Ben Theisen 15, Riley Alger 15, Drew Thibault 6, Trae Berhow 6, Ethan McCleary 12, Will McBee 2, Wes Burns 2,  McKinley Gehlhausen 4.

MAPLE LAKE (5-13, 3-5): Joe Stockman 9, Zach Eder 3, Mitch Hoistad 12, Josh Bidwell 5, Ben Goelz 3, Cole Trager 12.

MAPLE LAKE – In a non conference matchup, the Watertown-Mayer Royals wasted no time in getting ahead in their 68-44 win over the Maple Lake Irish. The Royals used a balanced attack and a big first half to pick up the win.

Ben Theisen and Riley Alger led the way with 15 points each while Ethan McCleary added 12 points.

The Royals are back in action Friday, Feb. 10 when they host Annandale in a big Wright County Conference and Section 5AA matchup. The Royals defeated the Cardinals 60-58 back on January 12.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

NON CONFERENCE

Mayer Lutheran 94, BOLD 89 (OT)

Mayer Lutheran:31;52;11;–94

BOLD:41;42;6;–89

MAYER LUTHERAN (13-7, 6-3):Branden Carlson 4, Kobey Woolhouse 32, Matt Menth 2, Cole Hagen 14, Garrett Tjernagel 11, Baden Noennig 18, Mitchell Johnson 2, McHayl Diedrick 11.

OLIVIA – Kobey Woolhouse was once again unstoppable as he dropped 32 points in Mayer Lutheran’s 94-89 win in overtime over BOLD. The Crusaders trailed by 10 at the half, but rallied in the second to force overtime.

The win is a big one for the Crusaders when it comes to section seedings. The Crusaders and the Warriors are both in Section 2A, a section that seems to be open for the taking.

The Crusaders are back in action Friday, Feb, 10 at Belle Plaine.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

NON CONFERENCE

Litchfield 52, HLWW 27

Litchfield:29;23;–52

HLWW:13;14;-27

LITCHFIELD (13-6, 5-3): Natalie Hansen 2, Shanna Kinny 2, Maddy Shoultz 4, Macy Huhner 13, Sydney McCann 5, Brynne Wahl 5, Hallie Euerle 15, Savanna Pater 6.

HLWW (2-18, 2-7): Jana Hatrick 6, CJ Decker 11, Ivy Fesenmaier 2, Macee Streich 3, Erin Luchsinger 2, Courtney Long 1, Alexa Schuman 2.

HOWARD LAKE – The Dragons came away with 52-27 win on the road Tuesday night. The Dragons held the Lakers to just 13 first-half points as the got out ahead early and often.

Freshman CJ Decker led the way with 11 points. Janna Hatrick added six points.

The Lakers are back in action Friday, Feb. 10 when they host Holdingford in a Central MN Conference matchup.

 

OTHER LOCAL SCORES

BOYS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Watertown-Mayer 68, Maple Lake 44

Sauk Centre 66, B-B-E 63

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

West Lutheran 59, Bethany Academy 48

Heritage Christian 89, PACT Charter 45

SW Christian 65, St. Croix Prep 54

Spectrum 77, LP/HT 63

Maranatha Christian 57, Legacy Christian 49

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

New Prague 73, Hastings 48

New London-Spicer 65, Dassel-Cokato 58

Rockford 85, Foley 63

Edina 89, Holy Family 53

Mankato East 68, Hutchinson 40

Watertown-Mayer 68, Maple Lake 44

Hopkins 72, Annandale 71

 

BOYS BASKETBALL – MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Mayer Lutheran 94, BOLD 89 (OT)

Jordan 66, Belle Plaine 59

Sibley East 75, LeSueur-Henderson 50

NYA 83, Tri-City United 65

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE

Litchfield 52, HLWW 27

Pierz 62, Long Prairie/Grey Eagle 46

New London-Spicer 63, Paynesville 41

B-B-E 52, Hancock 33

Kimball 82, Milaca 59

Maple Lake 54, Foley 51 (OT)

Holdingford 49, Royalton 41

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Maranatha Christian 73, Legacy Christian 57

New Life Academy 64, Trinity 54

Heritage Christian 53, PACT Charter 33

SW Christian 62, St. Croix Prep 40

LP/HT 71, Spectrum 54

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Hopkins 79, Annandale 35

Waconia 57, Dassel-Cokato 55

Litchfield 52, HLWW 27

Zimmerman 80, Delano 69

New London-Spicer 63, Paynesville 41

Hutchinson 76, New Ulm 67

Holy Family 65, Jordan 49

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – MN RIVER CONFERENCE

Holy Family 65, Jordan 49

Medford 61, LeSueur-Henderson 49

 

BOYS HOCKEY – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Holy Family 4, Delano 2

New Prague 2, Mound Westonka 1

Orono 6, Waconia 2

Litchfield/D-C 3, Hutchinson 0

 

WRESTLING – WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE

Watertown-Mayer 52, Kimball 16

Litchfield 54, Glencoe-Silver Lake 24

 

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