In Friday night girls basketball action, the Worthington Trojans zoomed out to a 30-0 lead against Pipestone Area and went on to top the Arrows, 63-43, in the WHS gymnasium. Olivia Hayenga scored 24 of those first 30 points and finished with 38 points overall.
The Arrows, despite the large deficit, kept fighting and got within 13 points of Worthington midway through the second half. Aubrea Kor topped Pipestone Area with 19 points, while Kayla Hubbling added 10 points. For the Trojans, Dasia Potter contributed eight points and Weg seven. Weg also had 18 rebounds for WHS, which improved to 8-5 overall.
In boys basketball Friday, Worthington traveled to Pipestone Area and was defeated 59-43 by the Arrows. Abagotte Opiew scored a team-best 20 points for the Trojans, who lost their eighth straight and dropped to 1-10 overall.
Kellen Johnson led Pipestone Area, which was ahead 27-22 at halftime, with 21 points, and Maddux Biever had 11.
The Worthington Trojans wrestling team was in Tracy on Friday night to take part in the Plum Creek Duals, during which they were beaten by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 51-19.
The Trojans got their lone pin of the evening at 152 pounds from Chase Byrne. Earning victories by decision for WHS were Ethan Meyer, who won a major decision at 126; Kevin Galvez at 170; Tanner Hennings at 220; and Cole Hennings at 285. David Schuh at 113, Ayden Horner at 132, Alexander Schuh at 138, Jeret Ankrum at 145, Ashton Squires at 160 and Michael Timm at 182 all won by fall for T-M-B/W-WG.
The Minnesota West women’s basketball team opened up a 14-point early in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon, then held off a Western Technical College rally to win 73-67.
Madisyn Huisman scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead the Lady Jays, who improved to 8-10 overall and 4-1 in South Division play. Tia Murray contributed 15 points, MacKensie Post had 13 points and Dannyn Peterson added 11. Minnesota West shot 48 percent from the floor and outrebounded Western Tech, 47-36. Murray had nine rebounds for the Jays, and Post added eight. The home team won despite committing 28 turnovers.
In the men’s game, Western Tech connected on 11 3-pointers in the first half to grab a 16-point halftime advantage and the Cavaliers went on to top the Bluejays, 103-79. Tyvorus Lawton led five Minnesota West players in double-figure scoring with 17 points. London Campbell had 16 points, Sam Paulson 14, and Steve Ndumbe and Jacob Dorian 11 each. Western Tech enjoyed a 46-30 advantage on the boards; Ndumbe led the Jays with six rebounds. Minnesota West is now 3-13 overall and 0-4 in the South.
The Worthington Trojans, competing at the state Class A True Team Gymnastics Meet on Saturday in Melrose, placed fifth of 10 teams.
The Trojans compiled a total of 174.2 points at the meet. Watertown-Mayer won with 180.025.
Windom 69, Minneota 56
Jackson County Central 70, Redwood Valley 66
New Ulm 69, Fairmont 55
Belle Plaine 52, Luverne 49
Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 40, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 36
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 43, Central Minnesota Christian 40
Hills-Beaver Creek 54, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 45
Southwest Minnesota Christian 61, Red Rock Central 60
Adrian-Ellsworth 52, Murray County Central 44
Marshall 56, Luverne 53
Fairmont 45, New Ulm 38
Fairmont 56, Redwood Valley 26
Marshall 7, Waseca 1
Fairmont 7, Morris-Benson Area 4
New Ulm 6, Windom Area 0
Willmar 3, Marshall 0
Fairmont 6, Morris-Benson Area 5
Dodge County 6, Luverne 2
Morris-Benson Area 4, Fairmont 1
Windom Area 4, Waseca 1
Morris-Benson Area 13, Fairmont 0
Marshall 2, Willmar 1
Dodge County 5, Luverne 3