PREP ROUNDUP | Tuesday, Jan. 9

BOYS BASKETBALL

JORDAN 88, MAYER LUTHERAN 77

CRUSADERS: 35;42;–77

HUBMEN: 44;44;–88

MAYER LUTHERAN: Branden Carlson 5, Kobey Woolhouse 18, Brendan Feltmann 11, Matt Menth 6, Garrett Tjernagel 4, Baden Noennig 29, Sawyer Kubasch 2, Zander Flucas 2.

JORDAN: Noah Schmitt 4, Ryan Friedges 12, Ryan Samuelson 19, Alex Smith 2, Jonathan Draheim 4, Thomas Gutzmer 19, Eric Tiedman 23, Andrew Niebuhr 5.

JORDAN – Baden Noennig’s 29 points were not enough as Mayer Lutheran came up short in their first meeting with conference rival Jordan Tuesday night. The Crusaders and Hubmen, the two teams favored to bring home the MN River Conference title, battled it out for the edge in the conference standings.

After building a nine point lead at the half, the Hubmen held the high-powered Crusader offense at bay in the second half to improve to 4-0 in the MRC. With the loss, the Crusaders fell to 1-1.

Kobey Woolhouse added 18 points for Mayer Lutheran, while Brendan Feltmann was also in double figures with 11. The Hubmen and Crusaders will meet again Friday, Feb. 9 in Mayer.

BOYS BASKETBALL

WATERTOWN-MAYER 78, HLWW 59

HOWARD LAKE – In a matchup of Section 5AA opponents, it was the Watertown-Mayer Royals who gained the edge with an impressive 78-59 win on the road against the Lakers. Both teams have begun their seasons in the same fashion, and the win by the Royals could give them the edge come seeding time.

It’s two wins in a row now for the Royals as they look to find their stride in 2018. After ending 2017 with a pair of lopsided losses, the Royals have opened up the new year with two wins against Section 5AA opponents in Providence Academy and HLWW.

On the other side, the Lakers have had an up and down start to the new year. After opening the new year with back-to-back losses, the Lakers got things back on track with a conference win against B-B-E. Looking to make it back-to-back wins, the Lakers came up short against the Royals.

BOYS BASKETBALL

SPECTRUM 76, LP/HT 62

ELK RIVER –In their first true road test of the season, the Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity boys basketball came up short. Trying to get to .500 for the first time all season, the Bulldogs couldn’t pull of the win on the road as they fell to 1-1 in the MN Christian Athletic Association with the loss.

With the win, Spectrum improves to 2-1 in the MCAA as they put themselves in a good spot going forward with a win on their home floor. LP/HT returns to action Friday, Jan. 12 when they take on Trinity on the road.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

KIMBALL 67, HLWW 58

LAKERS: 36;22;–58

CUBS: 31;36;–67

HLWW: Jenna Benson 2, CJ Decker 18, Mariah Anderson 2, Lily DeBoer 5, Alexa Schumann 21, Erin Luchsinger 5, Courtney Long 5.

KIMBALL: Abbey Schiefelbein 3, Rachel Utecht 2, Kenzie Leither 5, Ashely Schindele 20, Sydney Schreiner 3, Cailyn Kuechle 6, Katie Spaulding 8, Erin O’Brien 20.

KIMBALL – The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted girls basketball was looking for their third win in a row as they traveled to Kimball for a Central MN Conference matchup with the Cubs. After 18 minutes of play, things were looking good for the Lakers as they had a five point lead at the break.

The Cubs, who are no stranger to close games this season, showed their poise in the second half, outscoring the Lakers by 14 to claim a nine-point victory to snap the Lakers’ impressive streak.

Alexa Schumann turned in her seventh 20 point game performance of the season leading the Lakers with 21 points. CJ Decker added 18 points, while Erin Luchsinger, Lily DeBoer, and Courtney Long each added five points in the loss.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

WATERTOWN-MAYER 64, MOUND WESTONKA 48

WHITE HAWKS: 34;14;–48

ROYALS: 38;26;–64

WATERTOWN – The Watertown-Mayer girls basketball team used a dominating second half to get back into the win column with a 64-48 win over Mound Westonka at home. After losing to St. Louis Park on the road over the weekend, it was a nice bounce-back performance by the Royals to stay perfect in conference play as they moved to 3-0 in the Wright County West.

The Royals held the White Hawks to just 14 second-half points in the win, and will be looking to move to 4-0 in the WCC West with a big matchup against Annandale Friday night on the road.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

MAYER LUTHERAN 75, BELLE PLAINE 53

TIGERS: 17;36;–53

CRUSADERS: 41;34;–75

BELLE PLAINE: Lauren Johnson 17, Paige Narveson 11, Jaylen Struck-Schmitz 10, Sarah Lenz 9, Tori Larson 3, Lizzy Schmidt 2, Sidney Schafer 1.

MAYER LUTHERAN: Symone Jopp 16, Sophie Heuer 15, Maddy Hucky 15, Mya Chmielewski 12, Brooke Paulsrud 9, Nicole Klaustermeier 6, Olivia Tjernagel 2.

MAYER – A dominant first half helped the Mayer Lutheran girls basketball to an impressive 75-53 win against Belle Plaine to stay perfect in MN River Conference play. With the game tied at six early on, the Crusaders used a 29-3 run to blow things open and never looked back as they cruised to 4-0 in MN River Conference play.

Symone Jopp led the charge inside for Mayer Lutheran. She had a team-high 16 points while also grabbing six rebounds and having two blocks. Sophie Heuer and Maddy Hucky also had a nice night offensively for the Crusaders. They both added 15 points as the Crusaders shot 45 percent (25-for-55) from the field as a team in the win.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

SPECTRUM 51, LP/HT 44

STING: 23;28;–51

BULLDOGS: 24;20;–44

SPECTRUM: Kirstin Robbins 15, Emily Bruecker 15, Erin Bozich 5, Morgan Novotny 4, Jessica Hansen 4, Tara Gleason 3, Abby Thompson 2, Ellen Voiss 2.

LP/HT: Kayla Weinzierl 10, Taylor Ebert 9, Jenna Dolezal 8, Marissa Radtke 5, Myranda Hentges 4, Emily Rademacher 4, Josie Dolezal 4.

WINSTED – It was a long time coming for the Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity girls basketball team, but it didn’t end as they would have liked. Playing their first home game since Dec. 1, the Spectrum Sting spoiled the return home for the Bulldogs with a 51-44 victory on the road.

After trailing by one at the half, the Sting came out firing in the second half. A 12-4 to start the half gave the Sting the advantage, and the Bulldogs were never able to get back to their style after the rally by the Sting.

A 3-pointer from freshman Taylor Ebert brought the Bulldogs within six with just under three minutes to go, but that’s as close as the Bulldogs would get as they fell to 1-1 in the MN Christian Athletic Association with the loss.

The Bulldogs shot just 33 percent (15-for-46) from the field, and will need to move on quickly as they face Trinity Thursday night at home.

PREP SCOREBOARD – TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE – BOYS BASKETBALL

Maple Lake 62, Litchfield 52

Watertown-Mayer 78, HLWW 59

Parkers Prairie 68, B-B-E 58

Annandale 68, Paynesville 50

MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION – BOYS BASKETBALL

Spectrum 76, LP/HT 62

Maranatha Christian 75, Trinity 56

SW Christian 80, Legacy Christian 36

PACT Charter 77, Calvin Christian 56

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE – BOYS BASKETBALL

Maple Lake 62, Litchfield 52

Mound Westonka 90, Hutchinson 68

Chaska 84, Delano 83

Watertown-Mayer 78, HLWW 59

Hopkins 94, Orono 86

Waconia 62, Benilde-St. Margaret’s 50

Annandale 68, Paynesville 50

MN RIVER CONFERENCE – BOYS BASKETBALL

Sibley East 73, LeSueur-Henderson 48

Belle Plaine 74, NYA 69 (OT)

Jordan 88, Mayer Lutheran 77

Cleveland 63, Tri-City United 56

CENTRAL MN CONFERENCE – GIRLS BASKETBALL

Maple Lake 59, Paynesville 23

Eden Valley-Watkins 53, Holdingford 26

Kimball 67, HLWW 58

B-B-E 59, Pierz 27

MN CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION – GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mounds Park Academy 47, PACT Charter 33

St. Croix Prep 41, West Lutheran 33

Spectrum 51, LP/HT 44

SW Christian 47, Legacy Christian 39

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE – GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hutchinson 54, Delano 38

New London-Spicer 48, Annandale 33

Glencoe-Silver Lake 57, Dassel-Cokato 35

New Prague 66, Orono 65

Watertown-Mayer 64, Mound Westonka 48

Rockford 50, Litchfield 48

MN RIVER CONFERENCE – GIRLS BASKETBALL

St. Clair 57, LeSueur-Henderson 48

Mayer Lutheran 75, Belle Plaine 53

Sibley East 62, GFW 60

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE – BOYS HOCKEY

Hutchinson 7, Princeton 2

Litchfield/D-C 7, Waconia 1

Orono 2, Mound Westonka/WM 1

Delano 3, New Prague 0

WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE – GIRLS HOCKEY

Holy Family/Waconia 5, Hutchinson 3

Orono 1, Mound Westonka/WM 1 (OT)

New Prague 4, Delano/Rockford 3 (OT)

 

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