The Worthington Trojans boys basketball team took a 22-9 lead midway through the first half of their basketball game Thursday night against Redwood Valley, but the Cardinals rallied and ultimately earned a 69-55 win over the Trojans in the WHS gymnasium.
WHS scored the first nine points of the game, but the Cardinals were able to settle in and eventually move ahead behind a balanced scoring attack that was led by senior guard Charles LaChapelle’s 18 points and senior 6-foot-8 center Carson Woodford’s 17 points. The senior-laden Cardinals are now 7-2 overall this season.
Trojan freshman guard Jacari Swinea, coming off a 24-point effort Tuesday against Western Christian, had 23 points Thursday to lead WHS. Sophomore guard Kaleb Knothe contributed 16 points for Worthington; senior post Jake Brandner was next with eight points.
With the loss, the Trojans fall to 1-6 overall on the season.
Both Worthington High School hockey games scheduled for Thursday night were postponed. The girls had been scheduled to host Fairmont, while the boys were to be at Fairmont. Make-up dates have yet to be announced.
The Worthington High School gymnastics team, back in meet action Thursday night after a lengthy hiatus, scored a cumulative 142.075 points in their home matchup against Jackson County Central, which scored a team total of 133.275 points.
The Trojans’ Hali Bullerman once again came out on top in the all-around competition, scoring 36.25 points. Teammate Meklya Nystrom was second at 35.15 points, and JCC’s Payten Benda third at 34.05 points.
Bullerman finished first in both the floor exercise and on the vault, earning a score of 9.275 on the floor and 9.425 on the vault. Bullerman was also second on both the uneven parallel bars and balance beam.
Nystrom finished in first place on the bars at 8.725, and the Trojans’ Olivia Barber won the beam with a score of 9.2. Meanwhile, Nystrom was second on both the bars and vault and third on the floor. Barber placed second on the floor.
In other action Thursday night, it was:
Edgerton 63, Murray County Central 41
Red Rock Central 56, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 38
Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 52, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 38
St. Peter 50, Fairmont 46
Boyden-Hull 43, MOC-Floyd Valley 29
Okoboji 67, Emmetsburg 46
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 72, Minneota 51
St. Peter 69, Fairmont 61
Boyden-Hull 93, MOC-Floyd Valley 69
Okoboji 75, Emmetsburg 42
New Ulm 4, Marshall 1