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Lady Jays get back to winning; WHS gymnasts a strong third in Minnesota Class A True Team Meet

The Minnesota West Lady Jays bounced back from Wednesday night’s loss to Rochester in a big way Saturday as they won on the road at St. Cloud Tech 93-40.


Madisyn Huisman had 24 points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Jays, who built a 23-9 lead through the first quarter and never looked back. Olivia Hayenga added 18 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Tia Murray had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks.


Head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka said Saturday’s game was a great team effort and that she loved the way Minnesota West shot 3-pointers, making 10. She added that’s a part of the Lady Jays’ game that isn’t showcased very much, but on Saturday her players did a great job of finding the open person and knocking 3s down.


Dasia Potter contributed 11 points off the bench for the Jays, now 21-2 on the season. Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor had nine points, nine assists and six steals.


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In the men’s game, St. Cloud took a nine-point edge into halftime and added on in the second half as it defeated Minnesota West 84-64.


The Bluejays shot 39 percent and committed 26 turnovers in losing their seventh straight game. Elijah Williams had 16 points to Minnesota West, while Kong Neyail and Steve Ndumbe each had 12.


The women’s and men’s teams will both host Riverland in a doubleheader Wednesday night.


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The Worthington Trojans gymnastics team on Saturday hosted the Minnesota Class A True Team meet, comprised of the top 10 squads in the state. WHS wounding up placing third with a total of 174.525 points, behind first place Big Lake at 176.2 and Detroit Lakes at 176.0.


Worthington did its best work Saturday afternoon on the vault and floor. Hali Bullerman scored a 9.275 and Addison Gerber had a 9.125 as the Trojans had the highest total score for all the meet’s teams with 44.9.


The WHS total was slightly higher yet on the vault, as the team compiled a total of 44.95. The Trojans third-place finish represents the team’s best finish in the state True Team meet in Joni Reitmeier’s 17 seasons as Worthington’s head coach.


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In high school girls hockey Saturday, Morris-Benson Area built a 5-0 lead after a little more than nine minutes and went on to beat Worthington 10-2.


Karlie Bruns, who entered the game with 32 goals in 16 games for the Storm, scored five times against WHS. Riley Nickel scored for the Trojans on an assist from Allie Iverson, and Megan Dykstra had a goal on a feed from Madeline Pedersen. Worthington is now 3-14-1 on the season.


In the boys game that followed, it was Morris-Benson Area skating past the Trojans 8-1.


Charlie Goff had four goals for the Storm. The lone Worthington goal came on an unassisted tally from Mason Ommen. WHS dropped to 1-13 on the season.


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In girls basketball Friday night, Worthington saw its two-game win stream conclude as visiting St. Peter earned a 74-53 triumph.


Tarren Spartz led the Trojans offensively with 14 points while Madison Beckmann added 11. WHS, now 4-12, travels to Jackson County Central on Tuesday.


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In area girls basketball Saturday, it was:


Central Minnesota Christian 61, Southwest Minnesota Christian 58

Windom 75, Edgerton 36

Hills-Beaver Creek 49, Red Rock Central 47

Marshall 68, Fairmont 35

Vermillion, S.D. 32, Luverne 31


In girls basketball Friday:


Hills-Beaver Creek 59, Murray County Central 47

Southwest Minnesota Christian 48, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 32

Red Rock Central 53, Adrian-Ellsworth 48

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 80, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 23

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 65, Lakeview 41

Luverne 56, Redwood Valley 21

St. James Area 80, Pipestone Area 67

Waseca 56, Jackson County Central 51

Fairmont 66, Blue Earth 39

Marshall 64, New Ulm 52

Sibley-Ocheyedan 83, Sheldon 47

Central Lyon 44, West Lyon 35

Okoboji 50, George-Little Rock 44

Hinton 87, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 31

Spencer 54, Spirit Lake 37


In boys basketball Saturday:


Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 65, Ortonville 38

Southwest Minnesota Christian 80, Central Minnesota Christian 58

Hills-Beaver Creek 53, Red Rock Central 42

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 78, Adrian-Ellsworth 55

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 75, Edgerton 39

Murray County Central 79, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 51

Windom 99, LeSeuer-Henderson 70

Mankato West 56, Marshall 53


In boys basketball Friday:


Pipestone Area 75, St. James Area 69

Blue Earth 59, Fairmont 44

Waseca 61, Jackson County Central 58

Luverne 72, Redwood Valley 49

New Ulm 78, Marshall 67

Sheldon 63, Sibley-Ocheyedan 49

West Lyon 56, Central Lyon 55

George-Little Rock 63, Okoboji 43

Hinton 53, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 51

Harris-Lake Park 61, Akron-Westfield 49

Spirit Lake 61, Spencer 41


In girls hockey Saturday:


Marshall 5, Minnesota River 1

Albert Lea 7, Fairmont 0

Breck 3, Luverne 0


In girls hockey Friday:


Marshall 3, Waseca 2


In boys hockey Saturday:


Winona 8, Fairmont 1

Minnesota River 3, Marshall 2

Luverne 6, Windom Area 1


In boys hockey Friday:


Marshall 7, Waseca 2

Fairmont 4, Redwood Valley 2




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