High school highlights for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
Top performances for area high school players.
BIG NINE CONFERENCE
• Isaiah Hanson (7) and Sawyer Markham (5) knocked down all 12 of Mayo's 3-pointers to lead the Spartans to a 70-55 win over Red Wing. Hanson finished with a game-high 29 points, while Markham had 15 for the Spartans, who led 48-20 at the half. Reid Hartmann led the Wingers with 26 points.
• Owen Bentzen scored 19 and Mason Einerwold added 17 as La Crescent-Hokah fended off Zumbrota-Mazeppa 74-64. Kayden Rodrick poured in 30 for Z-M.
• Aeron Stevens poured in 36 points as Plainview-Elgin-Millville held off Cannon Falls 67-59.
BIG NINE CONFERENCE
• Izabel Ruskell led a balanced Mayo attack with 16 points as the Spartans slipped past Red Wing 62-58. Hannah Hanson knocked down three 3-pointers on her way to 14 points, while Azeri Thiemann chipped in 13 for the Spartans. Sammi Chandler led all scorers with 24, while Izzy Guetzlaff contributed 17 for the Wingers.
• Natalie Beaver made six first half 3-pointers en route to a game-high 27 points to help Hayfield to a 59-44 win over Lanesboro. Kaci Ruen led the Burros with 17.
• After a Natalie Dykes steal and pass, Lola Wagner made the game-winning shot with 2 seconds left to lift Zumbrota-Mazeppa over La Crescent-Hokah 61-59. Torey Stencel led Z-M with 22 points on seven 3-pointers. Molly Bills led all scorers with 28, knocking down six shots from beyond the arc.
• Presley Newcomb canned five 3-pointers and finished with 28 points in Plainview-Elgin-Millville’s 51-30 win over Cannon Falls.
• Ava Privet and Alexis Schroeder each made five 3-pointers as Caledonia sprinted past Jackson County Central 74-43. Privet finished with a game-high 21 and Schroeder had 17.
SECTION 1A SEMIFINALS
• Nora Carstensen scored two goals and added two assists, while Maysie Koch had two goals and one assist as top-seeded Dodge County beat fourth-seeded Winona 9-0 to advance to Thursday's section championship game. The Wildcats outshot the Winhawks 52-3; Winona goalie Aliya Gricius made 43 saves.
• Albert Lea scored seven third-period goals to break open a close game and beat Waseca 10-1 in a section semifinal game. Hanna Austinson scored four goals and had one assist, and Morgan Goskeson had a hat trick and two assists.
SECTION 1AA SEMIFINALS
• Defending section champion and fourth-seeded Northfield stunned top-seeded Lakeville South 5-2, with three goals in the third period. Mia Miller scored the game winner on a power play with 4:42 to play. Ayla Puppe had two goals and two assists in the win.
• Lakeville North scored a goal in each of the first two periods, then held off Owatonna's charge in the third for a 2-1 win. Ezra Oien scored for third-seeded Owatonna.
BIG NINE CONFERENCE
• Cole Rocholl made 28 saves, while Jack Ottman had a goal and an assist in Century’s 3-2 win against rival Mayo at Graham Arena I. Jonah Ottman and Aiden Emerich also scored for the Panthers, while Rocco Corl and Matthew Siems scored for the Spartans.
• Ethan Knox was solid in goal, making 52 saves for the Austin Packers, but they fell 9-3 to rival Albert Lea. Joseph Yoon had a hat trick and two assists for Albert Lea, while Jack Ladlie had five assists and Connor Pirsig recorded a hat trick.
• Ellis Petersmeyer was outstanding in net, making 64 saves for Red Wing in a 7-0 loss to Mankato West. He stopped 28 shots in the second period alone.
• Teis Larsen scored two goals and had one assist, and Michael Dubek made 28 saves as Winona beat Faribault 6-1. Aiden Kronebusch also scored twice for the Winhawks.
• Jackson Roethler made 33 saves as Dodge County beat Somerset (Wis.) 6-3. Brett Ludvigsen had two goals and two assists in the win, while Gryffon Funke had four assists.
• Wyatt Farrell continues to wrack up the goals; he recorded another hat trick and added one assist, for a four-point game, as La Crescent-Hokah beat Worthington 9-1 to improve to 18-6-0 this season. Mitchell Reining also had a hat trick for the Lancers, while Jan Bla’ha had a goal and two assists.
• Xander Carter-Kleven stopped 40 shots for Rochester Lourdes, but the Eagles fell at Providence Academy 7-0.
BIG NINE CONFERENCE MEET
• Senior Jensen Richard won a pair of individual events as Century scored 476 points to win the Big Nine Conference team championship for the eighth time in 13 years. Richard won the 200 individual medley (1:59.52) and the 100 backstroke (52.31). Junior Nathan Kram won the 50 freestyle (22.24) and he was also part of all three of Century's winning relays. Senior Jack Homme repeated as the Big Nine champion in the 100 butterfly (53.11) for Century and he was on two winning relays. Senior Alonzo Montori won the 100 freestyle (47.75) and the 200 freestyle (1:42.79) for Mayo, which was the meet runner-up with 312 points.