The Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals boys basketball team beat Goodhue 51-46 at Van Orsow Auditorium Thursday night.  Cardinals senior Jack Clark had a very efficient game while leading all players with 25 points.  It was a one possession game late when Clark sank two free throws to seal the win.

Last Friday Bethlehem Academy lost a one point game at United South Central basically because of poor free throw shooting (7 of 18).  The free throw line earned them the 5 point win against Goodhue.  The Cardinals were 10 of 14 from the line with Clark shooting all but three of the team's free throws meaning he was 8 of 11 and the rest of the team 2 for 3 in the game.  The Wildcats ended the game 4 of 10 from the so called charity stripe.

In addition to Clark, Griffin and J.J. Malecha were named our Faribault State Farm Insurance agents Faribault players of the game.  Senior Griffin Malecha scored all 8 of his points in the second half and sophomore J.J. tallied 5 points and 5 rebounds.

Damon Trump became the all-time career assist leader at Bethlehem Academy finishing with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.  Freshman Brady Strodtman brought energy off the bench with 5 rebounds in 20 minutes and maybe more impressive were his zero turnovers.

Goodhue was led by junior 6'5 Luke Wallaker with 13 points.  The Wildcats bench had 9 points and the Bethlehem Academy bench 8 points.  Goodhue had six more rebounds than Bethlehem Academy (29 to 23).

The Cardinals shot 50 percent from the field.  The Wildcats 39 percent.  Bethlehem Academy was 5 of 15, Goodhue 4 of 22 from three point range.

Other boys basketball scores:

  • Cannon Falls 53  Kasson- Mantorville 51
  • Rochester Lourdes 92  Triton 49
  • Blooming Prairie  56  Grand Meadow 55
  • Alden-Conger  47  Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton  33
  • Waseca 102  Jackson County Central 68
  • Caledonia 95  Lewiston-Altura 66
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 75  Kingsland 59
  • Plainview-Elgin-Millville 65  Chatfield 49
  • Mankato East 70  Red Wing 48
  • Dover-Eyota 67  Wabasha-Kellogg 47
  • Winona Cotter 61  Fillmore Central 59
  • Mayer Lutheran 81  Tri-City United 42
  • Jordan 83  Belle Plaine 63
  • Farmington 64  Apple Valley 55
  • Lanesboro 63  Leroy-Ostrander 48
  • Owatonna 71  Mankato West 63

Girls basketball scores from Thursday:

  • Goodhue 56  Kenyon-Wanamingo 22  (Kate Opsahl 14 points, Lexie Lodermeier 11 points for Goodhue.  Madie Luebke 8 points, Riley Dummer 7 points for K-W)
  • Shakopee 29  Edina 28
  • Dover-Eyota 77  Wabasha-Kellogg 43
  • Caledonia 77  Lewiston-Altura 27
  • Winona Cotter 84  Fillmore Central 52
  • Spring Grove 51  Mabel-Canton 37
  • Pine  Island 37  Randolph 31
  • Houston 68  Lanesboro 22
  • Kasson-Mantorville 82  Cannon Falls 29
  • NRHEG 80  J-W-P 40
  • Grand Meadow 69  Leroy-Ostrander 37
  • Lake City 75  Byron 51
  • Rosemount 62  Prior Lake 45

Wrestling finals from Thursday:

  • Northfield 50  Faribault 10
  • Kenyon-Wanamingo 42  Lake City 27
  • Kasson-Mantorville 52  Plainview-Elgin-Millville 6
  • Dover-Eyota 69  Pine Island 12
  • Goodhue 69  Pine Island 12
  • Goodhue 37  Dover-Eyota 27
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 45  Cannon Falls 22
  • Caledonia 43  Cannon Falls 31
  • Caledonia 38  Zumbrota-Mazeppa 32
Minnesota High School Girls Basketball. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld