Steen, Peterson power Magic to opening victory

LUVERNE – Rebecca Steen and Beraiah Peterson packed a lethal 1-2 scoring punch in the all-around competition to power the Martin County Area Magic to a season-opening 137.125-123.325 gymnastics victory over the Luverne Cardinals on Tuesday night in Luverne.

Steen produced a first-place all-around total of 36.875 points by sweeping all four individual events during the nonconference dual meet.

Steen planted her vault for a winning mark of 9.225, generated the top total of 8.95 on the uneven parallel bars, literally beamed to a winning score of 9.35 on the 4 inch-wide apparatus, and floored the field in the floor exercise with a 9.4.

Beraiah Peterson captured runner-up all-around accolades by generating a 35.075 total for Martin County Area.

Beraiah Peterson posted second-place showings on both the floor (9.15) and balance beam (9.15), and generated a third-place mark of 8.25 to highlight her high-scoring ways. Peterson also had an 8.525 on vault.

The Magic swept the top three spots on three of the four pieces of equipment.

Bryanna Peterson netted second place on the uneven parallel bars (8.5) for Martin County Area, while Brielle Meade placed third on the beam with an 8.2.

Briana Gratz rounded out the top three finishers for the Magic by placing third on the floor exercise with a 9.075.

Martin County Area (1-0) plays host to Windom Area on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Welcome in another nonconference dual meet.


Martin Co. Area 137.125

Luverne 123.325

All-Around: 1. Rebecca Steen (MCA) 36.875; 2. Beraiah Peterson (MCA) 35.075; 3. Madi Schandelmeier (L) 31.5.

Vault: 1. Rebecca Steen (MCA) 9.225; 2. Erin Sietsema (L) 8.8; 3. Samantha Pierce (L) 8.6.

Other MCA scores: Mackenzie Betts 8.55; Bryanna Peterson 8.55; Beraiah Peterson 8.525; Martha Olson 8.45.

Uneven Parallel Bars: 1. Rebecca Steen (MCA) 8.95; 2. Bryanna Peterson (MCA) 8.5; 3. Beraiah Peterson (MCA) 8.5.

Other MCA scores: Andrea Thate 7.85; Brianna Gratz 7.85.

Balance Beam: 1. Rebecca Steen (MCA) 9.35; 2. Beraiah Peterson (MCA) 9.15; 3. Brielle Meade (MCA) 8.2.

Other MCA scores: Jenna Steele 7.9; Mackenzie Betts 7.45; Brianna Gratz 6.525.

Floor Exercise: 1. Rebecca Steen (MCA) 9.4; 2. Beraiah Peterson (MCA) 9.15; 3. Briana Gratz (MCA) 9.075.

Other MCA scores: Martha Olson 8.2; Maggie Bachenberg 7.575.