BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Scheevel scores 37 points, as SSC wins overtime thriller at Fulda
FULDA -- In a game that was close and action-packed throughout, Southwest Star Concept prevailed in an overtime thriller, 81-75, over the host Fulda Raiders Friday night in Red Rock Conference boys' basketball action.
Ben Scheevel, who scored a career-high 37 points, netted eight points for the Quasars in overtime as SSC rallied from a 73-71 deficit with 10 of the game's last 12 points.
Scheevel was 17-of-26 at the free throw line in the game, including sinking a pair with 10 seconds left in regulation that gave his team a 69-66 edge.
But Fulda's Devin Kuehne fired in his sixth 3-pointer of the game with three seconds remaining to send the contest into overtime.
Kuehne finished with 26 points for the Raiders (7-9, 5-7), who twice held 11-point leads in the first half. Four of Kuehne's 3-pointers came before intermission.
The Raiders were 7-of-11 from behind the arc in the first half and were 5-of-15 after intermission, finishing 12-of-26 on 3-pointers.
SSC (11-4, 7-3) took its first lead of the game, 45-44, with 14:18 to play on a 3-pointer by Kirk McBreen (17 points, seven assists, 8-of-10 from the line).
After Fulda reclaimed the lead, SSC retook the advantage at the 3:22 mark when Scheevel converted a layup off a steal, making the score 59-58.
Another 3-pointer by McBreen lifted the Quasars to a 62-58 advantage, but Fulda rallied back, capped by Kuehne's long shot that tied the game at 69-all.
SSC shot 32 more free throws than Fulda, as the Quasars were 30-of-42 at the stripe, compared to 5-of-10 by the Raiders.
Scheevel claimed 12 rebounds for SSC, while William Cranston had 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Tyler Goedtke scored 11 points for Fulda, while Kyle Jans pulled down 15 rebounds -- seven off the offensive glass -- and scored nine timely points.
SSC hosts Mountain Lake Christian Monday night. Fulda's next action is a home game against Edgerton Thursday.
SSC 36 33 12 -- 81
Fulda 41 28 6 -- 75
T-M-B 76, Lincoln HI 40
TRACY -- Holding a 39-20 rebounding advantage and committing only 11 turnovers, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton took a 44-19 halftime lead en route to a 36-point victory.
Dominic Dolan led the Panthers (13-5, 7-4) with 14 points, while Brandon Kirk added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Walker Schaar scored 10 points, while Chris Hansen had six rebounds, and Isaac Dolan dished out three assists.
Dan Paluch, Brad Pape and Shawn Lietz each scored nine points for Lincoln HI.
T-M-B will travel to Canby Thursday.
LH 19 21 -- 40
T-M-B 44 32 -- 76
H-BC 78, ML/B-O 42
HILLS -- Halden Van Wyhe and Andrew Scholten each scored 19 points to lead Hills-Beaver Creek to a 36-point win over Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.
Terence Reid contributed 11 rebounds and had four steals for the Patriots (14-4, 8-3), while Dustin Verhey dished off seven assists and Van Wyhe came up with four steals.
Steven Herrig (16 points and Beau Herrig (11 points, seven rebounds) both scored in double figures for the Wolverines (4-11, 1-8).
ML/B-O plays at Sleepy Eye St. Mary's Monday night. H-BC hosts Adrian Thursday evening.
ML/B-O 20 22 -- 42
H-BC 42 36 -- 78
Adrian 72, RRC 38
ADRIAN -- Getting another well-balanced performance, the Adrian Dragons won their 10th straight game with a convincing 34-point victory over Red Rock Central.
Danny Parsley (18 points, seven rebounds, five steals) and Nate Reyne (15 points, seven rebounds, four steals) each had big games for the Dragons (13-2, 10-1), who outrebounded the Falcons 40-23.
Brian Tjepkes (nine points, four steals, three assists), Kyle Kilgore (eight points), Jordon Kontz (five assists), Brendan Kopplow (seven rebounds, five steals) and Justin Weidert (three assists, two blocks) were among the other contributors for Adrian, which had just 16 turnovers in the game, compared to 32 for RRC.
Jake Fredrickson and Nate Bierman scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the Falcons, who play Lakeview at Marshall in a girl-boy doubleheader today.
Adrian hosts Minneota Monday night.
RRC 19 19 -- 38
Adrian 36 36 -- 72
Edgerton 52, MCC 43
SLAYTON -- Shooting 52 percent from the field (17-of-33) -- including a 6-of-7 (86 percent) 3-point shooting performance by Alex Van't Hof -- Edgerton pulled away for a nine-point victory over Murray County Central.
Van't Hof, who only missed two field-goal attempts all game, finished with a game-high 19 points to lead the Flying Dutchmen, while Codi Gunnink, who was 8-of-11 (73 percent) on 2-point shots, scored 18 points.
Gunnink also had 11 rebounds for Edgerton, while Alex Heard (seven assists), Pat Kleinjan (eight points, five steals) and Chace Hulstein (five rebounds, three assists) were key contributors too.
Mark Bau, Kyle DeLong and Kyle Lewis scored 13, 12 and 10 points, respectively, for MCC, which shot just 32 percent (17-of-53) from the field.
Lewis (three steals) had a team-high nine rebounds for the Rebels, while Tayler Streff claimed eight rebounds and had five steals. Streff, DeLong and Eric Wieneke each had four assists for MCC.
Edgerton 24 28 -- 52
MCC 20 23 -- 43
RV 85, Windom 77
WINDOM -- Michael Felt and J.T. Radel each scored 29 points and combined for 20 rebounds to lead the Redwood Valley Cardinals to a high-scoring win over Windom.
Felt had 11 rebounds and five assists for the Cardinals (14-3, 9-1), who move back into sole possession of first place in the Southwest Conference.
Windom, which shot 54 percent from the field (29-of-54) and 83 percent (15-of-18) from the line, had 20 assists and only six turnovers in the game, but was outrebounded by a 33-20 margin.
There were a total of just 12 turnovers in the contest, as the Cardinals also only lost the ball six times.
Leading the Eagles (9-7, 4-5) were Travis Mattson (19 points), Spenser Kipfer (16 points, nine assists) Jake Holt (15 points, seven rebounds) and Lee Holt (14 points, eight rebounds).
Windom travels to Jackson Tuesday night.
Redwood Valley 51 34 -- 85
Windom 40 37 -- 77
SWC 84, RL-B 41
EDGERTON -- Southwest Christian, paced by four double-figure scorers, cruised to a Red Rock Conference victory over Round Lake-Brewster.
Kellen Kooi and Nick Pfeifle each had 14 points for the Eagles (5-4 conference, 7-5 overall), while Derek Tinklenberg and Spencer Mesman contributed 11 points and 10 points, respectively. Jared Mouw pulled down 11 rebounds for SWC.
Dillon Hansen scored 13 points and added a game-high 11 rebounds for the Raiders.
The Eagles will next face Ellsworth on Thursday in a home game.
RL-B 22 19 -- 41
SWC 51 33 -- 84
Ventura 55, H-LP 47
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Sparked by four 3-pointers from Kyle Jacobsen in the fourth quarter, Harris-Lake Park rallied from a 16-point deficit but could not quite catch the Ventura Vikings in a Cornbelt Conference clash.
Tyler Betz, a 6-5 senior post player for the Vikings, scored 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Ventura to its 17th win of the season, against just two losses.
Jacobsen, a 5-10 senior guard for the Wolves, finished with a team-high 15 points -- connecting on five 3-pointers in the game.
Brady Nissen scored 10 points for H-LP, which trailed by just five at halftime, and Mychal Sheridan claimed six rebounds.
The Wolves (4-13, 3-10) host Sibley-Ocheyedan Monday.
Ventura 17 9 14 15 -- 55
H-LP 14 7 5 21 -- 47