PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: No. 6 Tigers fall to No. 3 Waseca in Section 2AAA Tournament, 17-4
WASECA – Points were at a premium in the opening round of the Section 2AAA Tournament, with Waseca defeating Marshall 17-4 on Tuesday night.
The Tigers scored two points in each half, with both baskets coming from Hannah Meier. Marshall finished the night 2-9 from the field as a team.
It was the third meeting of the season between the Tigers and Bluejays, with Waseca winning all three games.
Marshall ends its season with an 18-9 record.
Marshall 2 2 – 4
Waseca 9 8 – 17
MARSHALL: Sueker 0-2 0-0 0, Estrada 0-1 0-0 0, Hilgemann 0-3 0-0 0, H. Meier 2-3 0-0 4. TOTALS: 2-9 0-0 4.
REBOUNDS: 5 (Estrada 2, Andries 2, H. Meier 1). ASSISTS: 1 (Hilgemann 1). STEALS: 2 (Hilgemann 1, Andries 1). BLOCKS: 0. FOULS: 12. TURNOVERS: 8.
SWC 87, MCC 51
WORTHINGTON – Southwest Minnesota Christian defeated Murray County Central 87-51 in the Section 3A South semifinals on Tuesday.
Riley Schmitz led MCC with 12 points.
Montana Beckmann added 10 points and five rebounds in the loss.
MCC ends its season with a 14-13 record.
MCC 22 29 – 51
SWC 51 36 – 87
MURRAY COUNTY CENTRAL: R. Schmitz 4-10 4-4 12, Muecke 2-9 0-0 6, B. Schmitz 3-4 0-0 6, ThunderHawk 1-1 0-0 2, Christensen 0-4 5-6 5, Beckmann 3-7 2-2 10, VanIperen 3-8 2-2 8, Groves 1-6 0-0 2. TOTALS: 17-51 13-16 51.
3-POINTERS: 4-12 (Muecke 2-3, Beckmann 2-4). REBOUNDS: 32 (VanIperen 10). ASSISTS: 6 (Wieneke 2). STEALS: 6 (VanIperen 3). BLOCKS: 2 (Groves 2). FOULS: 10. TURNOVERS: 27.
DB 74, Ortonville 68
DAWSON – Dawson-Boyd came from behind to defeat Ortonville 74-68 on Tuesday.
Ortonville led 38-31 at halftime.
Bentley Boike scored 30 points to lead Dawson-Boyd.
Romell Horton added 20 points on six 3-pointers in the win, while Alex Swenson finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
Dawson-Boyd (19-6) opens Section 3A Tournament play on Saturday in Montevideo against either Central Minnesota Christian or Yellow Medicine East.
Ortonville 38 30 – 68
Dawson 31 43 – 74
DAWSON-BOYD: Husby 1-1 0-0 2, Horton 6-17 2-2 20, Swenson 2-12 8-8 12, Lee 2-6 2-4 8, Boike 13-17 4-9 30. TOTALS: 25-59 16-23 74.
3-POINTERS: 8-26 (Horton 6-15, Lee 2-6). REBOUNDS: 32 (Swenson 9). ASSISTS: 16 (Swenson 7). STEALS: 4 (Lee 2). BLOCKS: 2 (Horton 1, Swenson 1). FOULS: 9. TURNOVERS: 7.
LDC 4, Marshall 2
ST. PETER – The Marshall boys hockey team saw its season come to an end on Monday night when the Tigers fell to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 4-2 in the Section 3A semifinals.
Marshall found themselves in an early deficit to start, as the Dragons found the back of the net three times in the first period, with Dylan Schutz scoring all three goals to make it 3-0 after one.
The Tigers would fight back, though, getting a goal from Landon Frost off the assist from Kaleb Welvaert and Mason Plante before Joe Archbold scored an unassisted goal to cut the deficit to one at 3-2 after two periods.
Neither team would be able to find the back of the net in the final frame’s opening minutes, before Orrin Grangroth of LDC fired one in to extend the Dragons’ lead to 4-2, which ultimately led to the win.
LDC outshot Marshall 45-23 on the game. Dominik Caspers recorded 20 saves on the night as well.
The Tigers finish their season with a 19-7-1 record. The game also marked the final ones played for seniors Chase VanDeVere, Travis Radke, Owen Banks, Garret Hoff and Noah Versaevel.
Marshall 0 2 0 – 2
LDC 3 0 1 – 4
LDC: Schutz, 5:33 (Keith).
LDC: Schutz, 9:45 (Raisanen, Benson).
LDC: Schutz, 15:56 (Unassisted).
Marshall: Welvaert, 10:39 (Slashing, 2 min).
Marshall: Frost, 8:53 (Welvaert, Plante).
Marshall: Archbold, 12:07 (Unassisted).
LDC: Lindquist, 5:35 (Charging, 2 min).
LDC: Grangroth, 13:33 (Unassisted).
SHOTS ON GOAL: LDC 45; Marshall 23.
SAVES: LDC 21; Marshall 20.
MINNEAPOLIS – The Marshall gymnastics team was well represented last weekend at the Class A meet, as numerous fans and teammates watched Tigers eighth grader Saphi McFarquhar compete on the balance beam and the uneven bars.
McFarquhar would earn a sixth place finish on the beam with an average score of 9.35 and recorded an average of 7.525 on the bars, but did not place in the event.
Marshall coach Larvita McFarquhar said it was a great experience and was proud of Saphi’s confidence with competing amongst the state’s best.
“It was a great experience for both of us. To see Saphi compete with other great gymnasts and see her confidence on the beam was amazing,” coach McFarquhar said. “She really stepped up last week in practice, working on new skills and she nailed it at the meet.”
Coach McFarquhar also was very appreciative of all the support Saphi received at the meet and making her feel comfortable out there performing.
“We would like to say thanks to all of her teammates and the parents and fans that came up and supported Saphi and for Bruce Remme (Marshall AD) to allow the players to go watch her compete,” she said.
Going into next season, coach McFarquhar wants to continue to shape the team and give themselves more opportunities to compete, not just during the gymnastics season.
“Most of the kids on that level who are competing are doing it with other teams all year long and not just during the high school season,” she said. “That’s what I’m trying to do here with this program and our Prestige Gymnastics club so that they can come into high school and be able to give themselves a chance to compete at a higher level.”