High school highlights for Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022

Top performances for area high school players.

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Makuei Riek scored the winning basket late in the game as Mayo rallied past Austin 50-49. The host Spartans overcame a 28-21 deficit at the half and the victory denied Austin coach Kris Fadness his 500th career win. Alex Gyarmaty led Mayo with 13 points and Riek added 12. Gabe Manahan scored 11 points to pace Austin.


Adam Dunagan had 17 points with three 3-pointers and Parker Springer had 16 points with three 3-pointers in Wabasha-Kellogg’s 58-56 win in double overtime against Dover-Eyota. Oscar Fries added 10 points for the Falcons while Brady Meyers led D-E with 11 points.



Eli Wolff nailed six 3-pointers and scored 24 points while Harrison Hanna followed with 23 as Southland improved to 16-6 with a 65-53 victory over Schaeffer Academy. Ethan VanSchepen led Schaeffer with 19 points and nine rebounds while Matthew Gingrich connected on five 3-pointers to score 15 points.



First Round

• No. 6 seed Plainview-Elgin-Millville rode Abigail O’Reilly’s 21 points to a 67-32 win over No. 11 Lewiston-Altura.

• No. 7 seed Caledonia blew out No. 10 seed Blooming Prairie, winning 63-33. Ava Privet had 13 points, Alexis Schroeder 11 and Paige Klug and Elly Milde eight apiece. Bobbie Bruns scored 12 points for the Blossoms.

• No. 4 seed Dover-Eyota won its 14th straight game, blasting No. 13 seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa 80-50. Sophie Andring had 21 points for the Eagles, Olivia Riley had 19 and Malia Nelson 17.

Megan Morgan had 19 points and No. 3 seed Winona Cotter made 10 3-pointers as it roared past No. 14 seed Triton 66-26. Sofia Sandcork had 15 points for Cotter. Brylee Iverson paced the Cobras with 14 points.

CJ Adamson continued her fantastic play this season, scoring 28 points with four 3-pointers as No. 2 seed Lourdes romped to a 72-38 win over No. 15 seed Pine Island. Vivica Bretton also had a great night for the Eagles, with 19 points.


Tori Miller scored 15 points, Elisabeth Gadient 14, Melanie Beck 10, and Anika Schaefer 10 in No. 1 seed Goodhue’s 96-21 win over No. 16 St. Charles.

• No. 8 Chatfield had its way with No. 9 La Crescent-Hokah, winning 61-44. Zayda Priebe had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Gophers. Jaiden Zimmerman had 13 points and hit three 3-pointers, Kara Goetzinger had 11 points and Peyton Berg had 10. Cali Esser poured in 26 points with four 3-pointers for the Lancers.

• No. 5 seed Lake City used 20 points from Natalie Bremer, 11 points and nine rebounds from Mya Shones and nine points from Mahli Benjamin to help beat No. 12 Cannon Falls 66-33.


Second Round

• No. 8 seed Houston received 22 points by Sydney Torgerson to post a 62-50 win over No. 9 Faribault Bethlehem Academy. Ashtyn Meyer added 10 points.

Kaci Ruen scored 22 points and Jessie Schreiber added 10 as No. 4 Lanesboro topped No. 13 Mabel-Canton 52-37. MaKenzie Kelly led M-C with 13 points.

Kristen Watson had 22 points and Natalie Beaver 16 in Hayfield’s 72-18 win over United South Central. Hayfield is the No. 1 seed, USC was No. 17.


Jersey Ristau had 17 points, Alyssa Britton scored 13 and Lauren Mensink had 11 points and nine rebounds as No. 7 Fillmore Central slipped past Randolph 65-58. Anna Olsen led Randolph with 18 points and Paige Ford added 16.

Lauren Queensland had 15 points and 12 rebounds and McKenna Hendrickson chipped in 12 points as No. 3 Grand Meadow eased past No. 14 Lyle/Pacelli 62-23.

Anika Reiland scored 15 points, Audrey Webster had 14 and Emily Miner chipped in with 12 as No. 2 Kingsland powered past No. 15 Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons 83-41.

Tess Erlandson hit a trio of 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead No. 5 Kenyon-Wanamingo past No. 12 Southland 77-46. Stella Rechtzigel had 12 points for K-W and Josie Flom added 11. Bailey Johnson had a game-high 19 points for the Rebels.


Olivia Walsh had 19 points and Cassidy Shute 18 with four 3-pointers as Austin handled Mayo 71-55. Izabell Ruskell led Mayo with 15 points and three 3-pointers. Ava Miller added 14 points.


• Kasson-Mantorville won for the sixth time in seven games, dowing New Ulm 73-49. Aby Shubert and Ella Stoskopf each had 19 points, and Stoskopf added 12 rebounds. Ella Babcock had eight points and 10 rebounds, and Keigan Cummings had 12 points.



• Gavin Black had an assist and the game-winning goal, and Tate Cothern made 26 saves in Mayo's 4-2 win against Farmington.

• Bennett Pronk and Matt Haun scored for Century, but the Panthers season came to a close with a 10-2 loss at Lakeville North.

• Dodge County saw its season come to an end with an 16-11-0 record. Gryffon Funke scored the team's lone goal — his 20th of the season — in a 9-1 loss at Lakeville South.


Henry Radke scored the game-winning goal, while teammate Charlie Kielty scored twice in Lourdes' 5-1 win against Winona.

Dixon Ehlers made 51 saves, but No. 8-seeded Red Wing fell to top-seeded Northfield 7-2.

Jack Ladlie scored with 1:52 remaining to lift Albert Lea to a 4-3 win against La Crescent-Hokah. • scored twice for the Lancers; he finished his sophomore season with 49 goals.

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