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Century stays winless after loss to Red Wing

RED WING — Rochester Century's difficult schedule to begin the season continued on Tuesday as the Panthers took on unbeaten Red Wing in Big Nine Conference boys basketball.

JM gave the Wingers a tussle, trailing by just five at intermission, but lost 72-51.

Century has played Farmington, Lakeville North, Rochester John Marshall and Red Wing, all of them unbeaten and highly regarded.

Century falls to 0-4.

The Panthers got off to a rough start against Red Wing (4-0), falling behind 8-1 to begin the game. That's been part of a trend for Century, which had the same struggling start in its other games this season.

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Century, which trailed just 34-29 at halftime, then watched Red Wing go on a 10-0 run to start the second half.

"We are having trouble starting and finishing halves," Century coach Joe Ohm said. "We gave up a lot of layups and baskets inside (to begin both halves against Red Wing), and that stretched the lead from five to 20 points."

Bailey Hollenbeck led Century in scoring with five points, all of his baskets 3-pointers. Jared Bakken and Evan Miller each had 11 rebounds for Century.

Travis Toivonen had 23 points for Red Wing, Ben Munson 18 and Kipp Adams 15.

Red Wing 72, Century 51

CENTURY (51)

Matthew Captain 3 P, 1 3-PT; Thomas Hanson 3 P, 1 3-PT; Bailey Hollenbeck 15 P, 5 3-PT; Jake Krueger 6 P; Jared Bakken 7 P; Gabe Shilts 6 P, 2 3-PT; Will Farm 7 P, 1 3-PT; Evan Miller 4 P.

RED WING (72)

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Christian Massett 2 P; Tait Kelly 4 P; Kipp Adams 15 P, 1 3-PT; Carson Bryan 4 P; Travis Toivonen 23 P; Ben Munson 18 P, 2 3-PT; Jawon Terry 2 P; Justin Walm 4 P.

Halftime:RW 34, CENT 29.

Free throws:CENT 7-10, RW 17-24.

Three-point goals:CENT 10, RW 3.

Second half does in Mayo

OWATONNA — Rochester Mayo turned in a strong second half but struggled after that as it fell to Owatonna 63-43 in Big Nine Conference boys basketball Tuesday.

Mayo trailed just 26-22 at intermission. But rugged Owatonna defense after did the Spartans in.

"The first half tonight was great but the wheels fell off midway through the second half," Mayo coach Shaun Lang said. "I give Owatonna a lot of credit. They defended well all night and made it tough for us to get any rhythm on the offensive end of the floor."

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Mayo slipped to 1-3 with the loss, including 1-2 in the Big Nine.

Mayo managed just one double-figure scorer, with Cooper Ramaker scoring 12 points. He also grabbed six rebounds. Lucas Ellerbusch was the next highest scorer with nine points.

Mason Thein had 15 points for Owatonna, which moved to 1-1 in the league and overall. The Huskies were coming off a four-point loss at Mankato East. Mayo was coming off a lopsided win over Albert Lea.

Owatonna 63, Mayo 43

MAYO (43)

D'Ante Ross 2 P, 2 R; Trajan Grimsrud 2 P; Mazin Hammadelniel 5 P, 2 R; Lucas Ellerbusch 9 P, 7 R, 3 3-PT; Connor Lang 6 P, 4 R; Cooper Ramaker 12 P, 6 R; Levi Poppe 2 R; Matthew Bartlett 4 P, 2 R.

OWATONNA (63)

Nick Raichle 2 P; Jay Sullivan 12 P; Nolan Malo 5 P; Alex Emanuelson 5 P; Jac ob Borchert 12 P; Mason Thein 15 P; Eli Havelka 6 P.

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Halftime:OWAT 26, MAYO 22.

Free throws:MAYO 14-21, OWAT 13-24.

Three-point goals:MAYO 3.

Lourdes too much for Z-M

ZUMBROTA — Rochester Lourdes had an easy time in beating Zumbrota-Mazeppa in Hiawatha Valley League boys basketball Tuesday, romping to a 61-36 win.

Lourdes, which has won its last two games, moved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the HVL. Z-M is 1-1 overall, 0-1 in the HVL.

No statistics were available from the game.

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