BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Edgerton knocks off W-WG
EDGERTON -- Codi Gunnink had a career night.
Scoring 28 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and blocking four shots, Gunnink led Edgerton to its biggest win in recent years.
Leading by two points at halftime, the Flying Dutchmen held on to a 63-60 victory against Westbrook-Walnut Grove in a Red Rock Conference boys' basketball game Tuesday night.
"It was a fun game," Edgerton head coach Doug Van Kley said. "The kids played their hearts out. Codi played a great game and really worked his heart out."
Gunnink had eight offensive rebounds in the first half as Edgerton had a 29-27 lead at halftime.
From there, the game went back and forth.
The sixth-ranked Chargers, who entered the game with a perfect 10-0 record overall and 5-0 record in the conference, opened up a four-point lead with 12 minutes remaining in the game.
From there, the Flying Dutchmen (3-6, 2-3) went up 51-42 before the Chargers battled back.
W-WG was within two points, 51-49, but Edgerton used a spread offense to help seal the victory.
Ahead by six points with less than 10 seconds remaining, Edgerton gave up a last-second 3-pointer to Mason Comnick as the game ended with an Edgerton three-point victory.
Alex Heard scored 13 points for Edgerton, while Alex Van't Hof added 10. Pat Kleinjan had four steals and six rebounds, while Chace Hulstein added nine rebounds for Edgerton.
Comnick, who scored 18 points in the second half, finished with a team-high 28 points, while Jace Jarmer scored 13 for the Chargers (10-1, 5-1).
W-WG will host Fulda Friday, while Edgerton will travel to Hills-Beaver Creek the same night.
W-WG 27 33 -- 60
Edgerton 29 34 -- 63
Adrian 79, ML/B-O 19
ADRIAN -- Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin shot just 6.2 percent (1-for-16) from the field and scored five points in the second half.
Brian Tjepkes had 18 points, four assists and four steals, and Danny Parsley had 18 points and six rebounds to lead the Dragons, who led 42-14 at halftime.
Brendon Kopplow added 10 points, and Nate Reyne had six rebounds. Jordon Kontz had six assists and four steals, and Adam Diekmann added four assists for Adrian (7-2, 5-1), which had 11 players score.
Cody Adrian scored seven points to lead ML/B-O, which committed 28 turnovers.
ML/B-O 14 5 -- 19
Adrian 42 37 -- 79
RRC 52, RL-B 35
LAMBERTON -- Jake Fredrickson was one of four players to score in double figures for Red Rock Central in the Falcons' victory against Round Lake-Brewster.
Fredrickson scored 14 points, while Tyler Erickson, Aaron Furth and Brian Benedict each scored 10 points for the Falcons (3-7, 2-4).
Dillon Hansen scored 12 points to lead the Raiders.
RRC will travel to Southwest Christian Friday, while RL-B will host Murray County Central the same evening.
RL-B 16 19 -- 35
RRC 31 21 -- 52
Ellsworth 67, SSC 41
ELLSWORTH -- Freshman Casey Schilling (19 points, seven rebounds) and junior Trevor Gruis (18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks) combined for 37 points, leading the Ellsworth Panthers to a convincing 67-41 Red Rock Conference victory over Southwest Star Concept in a battle between two of the league's best teams.
The Panthers won their 39th consecutive game in league play and became 8-2 overall this season and 5-0 in the RRC.
Adam Van Der Stoep (15 points, seven assists), Tom Nolte (10 rebounds) and Tyler Chapa (seven rebounds) also made solid contributions for Ellsworth, which had a 14-point halftime lead.
Ben Scheevel (seven rebounds) scored 15 points to lead SSC (5-3, 3-2), while Alex Collin and Logan Glaser each netted six points. William Cranston dished off four assists and had five rebounds for the Quasars.
SSC was hindered by shooting just 20 percent (4-of-20) from the free-throw line.
The Quasars host Adrian in another big league match-up Friday night, while Ellsworth travels to play ML/B-O Friday and Round Lake-Brewster Saturday.
SSC 19 22 -- 41
Ellsworth 33 34 -- 67
T-M-B 60, R-T-R 51
TYLER -- Playing stellar defense and controlling the defensive boards, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton claimed an 11-point halftime lead and posted a Camden Conference victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
Aaron Frisvold (seven rebounds) and Dominic Dolan tallied 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Panthers (8-5, 5-3), who had a total of nine players score.
Four players scored 10 points for the Knights (6-7, 4-4), who played T-M-B even up in the second half.
T-M-B hosts Dawson-Boyd Friday night.
T-M-B 28 32 -- 60
R-T-R 17 34 -- 51
H-BC 78, SWC 57
EDGERTON -- Shooting a sizzling 66 percent (31-of-47) on 2-point field-goal attempts, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots were impressive on the road, claiming a 21-point victory over Southwest Christian.
The combination of Halden Van Wyhe (29 points, six rebounds, three assists) and Andrew Scholten (28 points, six rebounds) matched Southwest Christian's point total.
The Patriots were just 1-of-11 on 3-point shots, finishing 32-of-58 from the field for 52 percent.
The Eagles, who trailed by 25 points at halftime and shot just 35 percent from the field for the game, had 10 players score, including nine points each from Nic Pfeifle (five rebounds) and Derek Tinklenberg (three assists).
SWC (4-4, 2-3) hosts Red Rock Central Friday night.
H-BC 46 32 -- 78
SW Christian 21 36 -- 57
MCC 59, Fulda 55
SLAYTON -- In a Highway 59 rivalry battle, Murray County Central edged Fulda by four points.
Tayler Streff had a big game for the winning Rebels (4-7, 3-4), as he had five steals and nine rebounds to go along with a game-high 18 points.
Eric Wieneke (12), Kyle Lewis (11) and Kyle DeLong (11) each added double-figure scoring for MCC, which plays at Round Lake-Brewster Friday night.
Fulda (5-6, 3-4) was paced by the trio of Nate Fremstad (16 points), Alex Hein (14 points) and Tyler Goedtke (11 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals).
The Raiders play at Westbrook-Walnut Grove Friday.
Fulda 25 30 -- 55
MCC 27 32 -- 59
Iowa H-LP 53, A-R 52
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Starting the game with a 30-11 spurt, the Harris-Lake Park Wolves later countered a 22-3 run by Armstrong-Ringsted and won a closely-contested fourth quarter to earn a one-point victory in Cornbelt Conference action.
The trio of Jacob Newbrough (16), Justin Murphy (15) and Luke Bosma (10) combined for 41 of H-LP's points.
Bosma, who sank 6 of 9 free throws, had five rebounds for the Wolves (2-9, 2-6), while Mychal Sheridan passed for five assists.
H-LP hosts Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka Friday night.
A-R 7 22 15 8 -- 52
H-LP 21 12 10 10 -- 53
In other scores, Sibley-Ocheyedan defeated George-Little Rock 67-51.