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BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Cardinals fly past Dutchmen

EDGERTON -- Four Cardinals were in double-digits Monday night to help lead Luverne to a 76-52 win over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in a non-conference boys basketball game.

The Cardinals used 14 steals in the game to take a 45-18 halftime lead and never looked back.

Brett Heronimus led Luverne in scoring with 16, while Alex Weis (14 points), Josh Slieter (12 points) and Matthew Overgaard (11 points) rounded out the Cardinals players in double-digits. Blake Ziegler had six rebounds, six assists and six steals in the game.

Brett Ford led the Dutchmen with 21 points to go along with 10 points and 11 rebounds by Isaac Heard.

The Cardinals (9-4) head to Jackson County Central Thursday, while the Dutchmen (3-4) head to Adrian today to take on the Dragons.

Luverne 45 31 -- 76

Edgerton 18 34 -- 52

Windom Area 67, Adrian 55

WINDOM -- Andy Pfeffer led the Windom Area Eagles past the Adrian Dragons with 23 points and five assists Monday.

The Eagles led by 13 at halftime and hung on to their lead for the rest of the game.

Kyle Antes was second in scoring for the Eagles with 15 points to go along with five rebounds.

The Dragons were led by Nick Reyne's 13 points followed by 11 points from Brady Lonneman.

Windom Area (6-7) plays in Worthington Friday against the Trojans, while Adrian hosts Edgerton today.

Adrian 25 30 -- 55

Windom Area 38 29 -- 67

Fairmont 65,

Jackson Co. Central 60

FAIRMONT -- Jon Harmening picked up 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Jackson County Central Huskies in a loss to the Fairmont Cardinals Monday.

JCC trailed by two heading into halftime, but could not come close enough to claim the lead.

Taylor Christopher had 15 points for the Huskies, while Shadrack Wacker added 13 points and five assists. Darnell Taylor-Breck had seven points in the game.

Luke Becker led the Cardinals with 18 points.

JCC 30 30 -- 60

Fairmont 32 33 -- 65

Westbrook-WG 59,

Sleepy Eye 56, OT

WESTBROOK -- Alex Knutson picked up 22 points and made 6 of 9 free throws in overtime to lead the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers past Sleepy Eye Monday.

Sleepy Eye lead by 11 at intermission, but the Chargers fought back to tie it at 50 after two halves. W-WG then scored all nine of its points in the overtime period from the free throw line to seal the win.

Shane Buchman was second on the Chargers in scoring with 11 points in the game.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove (4-7) heads to Adrian Friday to take on the Dragons.

SE 32 28 6 -- 56

W-WG 21 39 9 -- 59


Hills-Beaver Creek 58,

Lincoln HI 35

HILLS -- Paige Leuthold netted 18 points for the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots in a 58-35 win over Lincoln HI in a non-conference girls basketball game Monday.

The Patriots held a slim 4-point lead heading into halftime, but a consistent press by the defense wore down Lincoln HI in the second half to allow H-BC to pull away.

Haley Van Wyhe had 12 points for the Patriots to go along with five assists, while Taylor Wingert had 10 points and 12 rebounds on the night. Hattie Van Wyhe also had 12 rebounds in the game.

Alex DeSmet led Lincoln HI with 14 points.

Hills-Beaver Creek (5-7) travel to Edgerton Thursday to take on the Flying Dutchmen in a Red Rock Conference matchup.

Lincoln HI 21 14 -- 35

H-BC 25 33 -- 58

Fairmont 48,

Jackson Co. Central 43

FAIRMONT -- Despite going 16 of 18 from the free throw line, the Jackson County Central Huskies fell to the Fairmont Cardinals on Monday.

JCC trailed by at halftime, but fell behind by as many as 14 in the second. The Huskies were able to cut the Cardinals lead to one late in the second, but costly turnovers killed their chances of overtaking the lead.

Jackson County Central was led by Lydia Brandt's 13 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals by Kaylee Burmeister. Julia Schumann had six points and five steals.

The Cardinals were led by Alex Christianson, who had 13 points in the game.

The Huskies (8-9) head to Redwood Valley to take on the Cardinals today.

JCC 14 29 -- 43

Fairmont 19 29 -- 48