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Olivia Hayenga now first on Lady Jays career scoring list

Olivia Hayenga became the Minnesota West Lady Jays’ all-time leading scorer and she and her teammates were never threatened in a lopsided 105-23 home victory over Western Tech on Sunday afternoon.

Hayenga needed just three points Sunday to break the scoring mark and did it on a layup early in the first quarter. She wound up leading Minnesota West offensively with 18 points while contributing nine rebounds and four steals. Hayenga has now scored 1,169 career points.

Five other Lady Jays scored in double figures Sunday in a game in which Minnesota West tallied the first 39 points and led 39-2 after the first quarter. Aisha Ziede had 16 points and led all players with 11 rebounds. Ava Parrish and Dasia Potter had 15 points apiece, Audrey Drapeau had 13 points and nine assists and Casey Miler chipped in with 10 points.

The Lady Jays now have a record of 15-7 overall and are 4-2 in MCAC South Division play.

In the men’s game, Minnesota West led 35-31 at the break and pulled way in the latter stages of the second half to post an 89-75 triumph, The Bluejays, now 3-15 overall, snapped an eight-game losing streak and also broke a stretch of 18 consecutive MCAC South Division losses dating back to the 2021-2022 season.

Henry Counsel scored 23 points to pace the Minnesota West offense. Jeremiah Guevarra contributed 13 points, including a huge four-point play in the latter stages of the second half. Karasharo Ojulo and Jiekgoy Wiel each had 12 points, with Wiel adding a game-high 10 rebounds, and Jordan Sinclair had 10 points and nine boards.


The Worthington Trojans boys basketball team avenged a 10-point home loss to Marshall by beating the Tigers on the road, 78-73, on Friday night.


The Trojans started strong and had a 40-29 advantage at the half. Marshall, though, fought back and would take a two-point lead with about three minutes remaining, Zach Hayenga’s 3 -pointer quickly gave WHS the lead back, and Jacari Swinea converted a three-point play and another basket soon afterward to help the Trojans get the win and improve to 8-4 overall and 2-2 in Big South Conference play.


Swinea led Worthington offensively with 22 points. Hayenga was right behind with 21 points, and Kaleb Knothe and Andrew Mulder had 18 and 15 points, respectively. Cooper Mensink led the Tigers with 18 points.




In girls basketball, the Trojans were defeated in the WHS gym by Marshall, 83-46. The fifth-ranked in-the-state Tigers improved to 13-1 with the win, while the Trojans are 3-9.


Madison Beckmann scored 14 points to lead Worthington, while Jayden Spartz and New Gora had 11 each. Reese Graven’s 18 points were tops for Marshall.




In high school wrestling on Saturday, the Worthington Trojans competed at the 12-team Wabasso Invitational.


It was Dalton Larson turning in the best WHS performance individually with a second-place finish at 133 pounds. Larson was his first two matches by pin and his third by decision before being defeated in the first-place match.


Brayden Ramo took fourth for the Trojans at 160 pounds, Kian Ling was fifth at 107, Alex Galvez fifth at 127 and Eh Day Htoo fifth at 215




In area girls basketball Friday night, it was:


Southwest Minnesota Christian 60, Edgerton 39

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 58, Hills-Beaver Creek 48

Martin County West 56, Mankato Loyola 35

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 60, Red Rock Central 20

Adrian-Ellsworth 63, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 29

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 44, Murray County Central 37

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 90, Ortonville 37

Windom 77, Luverne 67

Fairmont 56, Waseca 38

Jackson County Central 81, Pipestone Area 53

West Lyon 58, Sheldon 16

Central Lyon 53, MOC Floyd Valley 39

Sioux Center 56, Okoboji 39

Hinton 51, Harris-Lake Park 21

Spirit Lake 65, Cherokee 39


In area boys basketball:


Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 74, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 51

Jackson County Central 63, Pipestone Area 54

Luverne 96, Windom 84

Waseca 60, Fairmont 43

West Lyon 70, Sheldon 29

MOC Floyd Valley 62, Central Lyon 55

Sioux Center 67, Okoboji 57

Hinton 48, Harris-Lake Park 37

Spirit Lake 72, Cherokee 67


In area girls hockey:


Morris-Benson Area 6, Fairmont 3

New Ulm 6, Windom Area 1

Marshall 4, Waseca 2


In area boys hockey:


Morris-Benson Area 10, Fairmont 0

Luverne 6, New Ulm 2

Waseca 9, Windom Area 1


In area girls basketball Saturday, it was:


Hills-Beaver Creek 46, Colman-Egan (SD) 40

Southwest Minnesota Christian 75, Central Minnesota Christian 68 (OT)

Arlington (SD) 50, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 37

Elkton-Lake Benton (SD) 46, Edgerton 31

Castlewood (SD) 59, Pipestone Area 51

Estelline-Hendricks (SD) 45, Luverne 37

Western Christian 59, Blake 44

Harris-Lake Park 49, South O’Brien 30

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 46, MMCRU 42


In area boys basketball:


Springfield 76, Edgerton 56

Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 80, Martin County West 65

Central Minnesota Christian 62, Southwest Minnesota Christian 52

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 84, Adrian-Ellsworth 55

Sleepy Eye 69, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 56

Luverne 66, Estelline-Hendricks (SD) 42

Western Christian 71, Blake 66

Redwood Valley 74, Pipestone Area 68

South O’Brien 62, Harris-Lake Park 46

MMCRU 59, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 35


In girls hockey:


River Lakes 6, Luverne 3

Fairmont 7, Morris-Benson Area 3


In boys hockey:


St. Paul Academy 6, Marshall 3

Morris-Benson Area 8, Fairmont 0

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