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Trojans topple Indians 75-64 in boys basketball

The Worthington Trojans led by five points at intermission Monday and then scored the first seven points of the second half on their way to a 75-64 triumph over visiting Spirit Lake.

A 3-pointer from Mikele Walu got WHS off on the right foot to start the second half, and hoops from Marenono Opiew and Kaleb Knothe followed to give the Trojans a 12-point edge at 48-36. Worthington’s lead was never less than seven the rest of the way.

Knothe scored the Trojans’ first eight points of the game as WHS used a 10-0 run to grab an early 13-6 advantage. Knothe wound up leading Worthington with 15 points, while Marenono Opiew added 14 points and Abagotte Opiew had 11. Jacari Swinea chipped in with 10 points for the Trojans, who won their fifth straight and are now 11-2 on the season.

Tyler Voss had a strong game for Spirit Lake with 25 points. Dylan Stecker contributed 13 for the Indians.


Longtime Apple Valley wrestling coach Dalen Wasmund will be inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Wasmund will receive the honor April 29 in Benson. Wasmund is a Worthington High School graduate whose mom still lives in the community.


In area girls basketball action Monday, it was:

St. Clair 65, Martin County West 35

Sibley-Ocheyedan 78, Adrian-Ellsworth 37

Southwest Minnesota Christian 52, Western Christian 47

Murray County Central 51, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 27

Fairmont 56, ML-GHEC-T 36

In boys basketball:

Windom 98, Edgerton 78

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 75. Madelia 57

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 68, ML-GHEC-T 59

Sibley-Ocheyedan 88, Adrian-Ellsworth 85

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 89, Southwest Minnesota Christian 86

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 73, Renville County West 62

In girls hockey:

Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato 1, Marshall 1

In boys hockey:

New Ulm 4, Windom Area 3

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