Boys basketball: Pipestone edges Luverne in OT; MCC rolls Edgerton
PIPESTONE — Dominic Freese knocked down a three-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to tie it up and complete a comeback for Pipestone Area, who were 72-68 winners in a boys basketball game Tuesday evening in Pipestone.
The Arrows were able to force turnovers and knock down their free throws in overtime to give them a well-deserved victory over the Cardinals.
The Arrows were led by Boyer Bouman who scored 26 and went six for eight at the free throw line. Justin Rops added 13 and Braydan Baartman scored 12.
Josh Slieter led the Cardinals with 33. Nolan Sawtelle added 11 and Zane Hiller had 10.
Luverne 36 59 68
Pipestone 27 59 72
Murray County Central 70, Edgerton 37
EDGERTON — It was a tough night shooting-wise for Edgerton as they fell to the Murray County Central Rebels.
Austin Mertens scored 18 for the Flying Dutchmen while grabbing six rebounds. Jake Post stole the ball five times and Luke Drooger also had one steal. Jorge Lopez was able to assist his teammates four times.
Grant Rohrer scored 21 for MCC and Grant Everson added 12. Logan Kluis scored 11 as well.
MCC 44 70
Edgerton 18 37
Mountain Lake Area 64, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 45
WESTBROOK —The Mountain Lake Area Wolverines stay unbeaten in Red Rock Conference play due to a big night from Carter Kirk.
Kirk scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked five shots. Cody Klassen contributed 12 and Andrew Hempeck scored ten as Mountain Lake improves to 17-1.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove (8-10) was led by Alex Knutson with 21. The Chargers will visit CM/C in Comfrey on Thursday.
MLA 35 64
W-WG 28 45
Southwest Christian 78, Adrian 64
EDGERTON — The Southwest Christian Eagles came out on top in a back and forth contest with the Adrian Dragons.
SWC made the net splash from behind the arc, knocking down eight three-pointers.
Leighton Sampson led the Eagles with 27 points. Nate Pfeifle added 23 and Luke Nibbelink scored 14. Clayton Huisken filled up the stat sheet with six points, seven rebounds, ten assists, and four steals.
Brady Lonneman scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Nick Reyne and Taylor Recker each had 15 and Cody Polzine dished out five assists.
Adrian 33 64
SWC 47 78
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 73, LQPV 51
MADISON —Tracy-Milroy-Balaton rode a strong second half to defeat the Lac Qui Parle Valley Eagles.
Josh Kirk led all scorers on the night with 22 for the Panthers. Spencer Smith followed up with 17 and Derek Larson chipped in 10.
LQPV’s leading scorer was Lucas Strand with 13 and Jon Nielsen with eight points.
T-M-B 46 73
LQPV 23 51
MOC-Floyd Valley 86, George-Little Rock 57
ORANGE CITY, Iowa —The George-Little Rock Mustangs fell to a very good MOC-FV team.
G-LR was led by Tanner Ver Steeg with 21 points. Jesse Koerselman scored 17 as well, while Austin Hayenga added ten. The Mustangs face Clay Central/Everly on Thursday.
MOC-FV was led by Christian Korver who scored 18 and Levi Janssen with 18 as well.
G-LR 16 30 43 57
MOC-FV 22 42 66 86
Jackson County Central 68, Windom Area 59
WINDOM — Brady Place and Darnell Taylor-Breck each scored 15 points to help Jackson County Central earn a Southwest Conference road victory over Windom Area.
Sam Huska scored 15 for the homestanding Eagles and reined in seven rebounds. Kyle Antes posted 14 points and Jacob Gotto handed out seven assists.
Windom Area, now 6-12 on the year, travels to Redwood Valley Friday night. Pipestone Area entertains JCC (10-7) Thursday night.
JCC 35 68
Windom Area 23 59
Southwestern United 71, Red Rock Central 54
LAMBERTON — Trey Cranston’s 24 points and Aaron Fest’s 18 helped Southwestern United upend Red Rock Central. The Wildcats led 38-21 at halftime and continued to assert control as they dumped RRC to 0-15 on the season and 0-11 in the Red Rock Conference.
SWU held a 44-28 rebounding edge.
Thomas Blomgren scored 15 points for RRC and teammate Sam Halter had 12 with eight rebounds and five assists.
SWU 38 71
RRC 21 54
Hills-Beaver Creek 81, Fulda 59
FULDA — Dylan Gehrke scored 32 points and was 14-for-14 at the free throw line as Hills-Beaver Creek defeated Fulda.
Braden Ellingson had 20 points and Zach Scholten had 10 — all in the second half — for the Patriots.
For Fulda, Josh Ramerth scored 12 while Bennett Appel and Brian Fenske both had 11. Appel had nine rebounds.
Fulda made 11 three-point shots in the game to keep it close until the final stages. But the Raiders converted only four of seven free throws to H-BC’s 21 of 25.
H-BC is 7-9. Fulda is 2-14.
H-BC 39 81
Fulda 31 59