The Goodhue Wildcats traveled to Kenyon-Wanamingo High School for a H-V-L doubleheader where fans were treated to a terrific boys game.  Junior Tate Erlandson drove down the lane and scooped the ball off the backboard into the hoop to lead the Knights to a 52-51 win.  The girls game was close for most of the first half before Goodhue did what the Wildcats do, get turnovers and turn them into points. The Class A #8 rated Goodhue won 61-39.

Senior Colin Sviggum was red hot from three point range, hitting five total and finished with 19 points for Kenyon-Wanamingo.  Erlandson finished with 12 points.  Goodhue was led by junior Sam Opsahl had 16 points and senior Lucas Schumacher 12 points,.  The Knights are 1-1 in the conference and 1-2 overall and Goodhue is 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the league.

Erlandson hit the scoop shot off glass and the Wildcats brought the ball to half court and called a timeout.  There were 4.2 seconds to go in regulation when Goodhue got the ball to Opsahl for a good look about 8 feet from the basket but he couldn't get the shot to go and the Knights have matched last season's total for wins.

It wasn't the prettiest game in terms of quality of play with 20 turnovers by Kenyon-Wanamingo and 19 by Goodhue according to our Baker and Axelson CPA's of Wanamingo statistics.  It was a very physical back and forth game.  The largest lead was in the first half when Goodhue led 16-4.

The Wildcats led at the half 24-23.  The Knights were 9 of 15 from the free throw line and Goodhue was 7 of 12.

In the girls game I remember saying during the broadcast if you were to tell Kenyon-Wanamingo Head Coach Jake Wieme with about 6:30 to go in the first half his team would be down by 4 and have 10 turnovers he would probably say that's crazy. From that point Goodhue closed the half on a 17 to 5 run and never looked back leading 36-21 at the half.

The Baker and Axelson CPA's of Wanamingo stat of the first half, turnovers.  Goodhue had 5 and Kenyon-Wanamingo 14.  The Wildcats cashed in for 17 points and the Knights had 2 points off turnovers.  The game totals were 11 turnovers for Goodhue and 27 for Kenyon-Wanamingo.  The Wildcats scored 29 points and Knights 6 off turnovers.

Goodhue was led by freshman 5'9 Joslyn Carlson with 13 points,  Senior 6'3 Lexie Lodermeier also had 13 points and sophomore 5'6 Ariana Thomforde added 10 points.

The only Knight in double figures was junior 5'8 Riley Dummer with 13 points.  Junior 5'8 Julianna Boyum and junior 5'9 Megan Mattson finished with 8 points.  The trio were named our Held Bus Service of Kenyon Knights of the game.

Other girls basketball scores Tuesday:

  • Red Wing 76  Faribault 34   (Falcons led by Abby Van Ryn 15 points.  Wingers have 4 players in double figures led by Sydnee Nelson 18, Abi Deming 17 points and 10 rebounds)
  • United South Central 63  Bethlehem Academy 51  (Cardinals led by Mercedes Huerta with 25 points.  BA 9 of 23 from free throw line)
  • Rochester John  Marshall 67  Northfield 59
  • Mankato West 73  Rochester Century 33
  • Austin 52  Rochester Mayo 39
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 53  Triton 47
  • Caledonia 70  Fillmore Central 56
  • St. Charles 86  Wabasha-Kellogg 62
  • Southland 61  Chatfield 47
  • Cotter 48  Rushford-Peterson 34
  • Dover-Eyota 69  Plainview-Elgin-Millville 31
  • Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 53  NRHEG 30
  • Maple River 57  Blooming Prairie 34
  • Rochester Lourdes 69  Kasson-Mantorville 60
  • Grand Meadow 60  Randolph 42
  • Farmington 61  Lakeville North 47
  • Eastview 56  Burnsville 44
  • Apple Valley 59  Lakeville South 42
  • Bloomington Kennedy 75  New Prague 53
  • Stewartville 74  Byron 56
  • Mabel-Canton 62  Lanesboro 22
  • Houston 60  Kingsland 48
  • Shakopee 49  Eagan 36
  • Prior Lake 67  Rosemount 53
  • Norwood-Young America 61  Hutchinson 45
  • Minnesota Valley Lutheran 58  Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 55
  • Medford 54  Hayfield 45

Other boys basketball scores from Tuesday:

  • United South Central 59  Bethlehem Academy 56  Both teams had four players in double figures and both teams had 5 threes. Cardinals had 12 turnovers and Rebels 8 which may have been the difference in the game.  For BA Jack Clark 18 points, Damon Trump, Zach Van Thomme and Griffen Malecha collected 10 points each for Cardinals.
  • Faribault 70  Red Wing 56
  • Northfield 73  Rochester John Marshall 70
  • Rochester Mayo 93  Austin 88
  • Rochester Century 61  Mankato West 51
  • Stewartville 85  Byron 78
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 63  Triton 62
  • Rochester Lourdes 62  Kasson-Mantorville 53
  • Norwood-Young America 45  Tri-City United  41
  • Blooming Prairie 52  Maple River 43
  • Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 64  NRHEG 33
  • Belle Plaine 68  LeSueur-Henderson 59
  • Hope Academy 72  Cleveland 61
  • Caledonia 94  Fillmore Central 40
  • Dover-Eyota 71  Plainview-Elgin-Millville 62
  • Charfield 60  Southland 47
  • LaCrescent 67  Lewiston-Altura 53
  • Schaeffer Academy 53  Alden-Conger 36
  • St. Charles 76  Wabasha-Kellogg 52
  • Rushford-Peterson 69  Winona Cotter 23
  • Chanhassen 66 New Prague 61
  • Eagan 72  Hastings 68
  • Eden Prairie 79  Eastview 64
  • Minnetonka 69  Farmington 62
  • Rosemount 74  Henry Sibley 58
  • Shakopee 75  St. Thomas Academy  67
  • Apple Valley 75  Woodbury 61
  • Mayer Lutheran 61  Sibley East 44
K-W and Goodhue Girls Basketball Head Coaches and Brothers Jake and Josh Wieme Visit During Boys Game Tuesday. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld