Girls basketball: Edgerton edges Fulda, Luverne bests Windom Area
EDGERTON — Kameron Kroh scored on a putback off a missed free throw and later made a free throw after being fouled on a layup attempt — following one of Breanna Nelson’s game-high five steals —as Edgerton scored the final four points and earned a 58-55 victory over Fulda in a Red Rock Conference high school girls’ basketball game.
Fulda, which played without high-scoring point guard Sariah Cheadle, had taken a 55-54 lead on a three-pointer by Melissa Gehl —who returned to the Raiders lineup after missing six games in a row. Edgerton’s Tanner Gunnick (12 points, 10 rebounds) sank a free throw to tie the score, but missed the second, setting up Kroh’s rebound basket.
Mia Wassink, a 5-9 sophomore forward, paced the Flying Dutchmen (10-9, 7-6) with a game-leading totals of 24 points and 12 rebounds. Kroh filled up the EHS stat sheet with eight points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Courtney Tiesler (18 points, eight rebounds), Ruth Cheadle (13 points, including a trio of three-pointers) and Gehl (11 points) netted double figures for the Raiders (11-10, 8-4), who drilled eight three-point shots in the game.
Both teams play non-conference opponent Russell-Tyler-Ruthton next. The Dutchmen play at Tyler tonight and the Raiders play the Knights at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall Saturday.
Fulda 32 55
Edgerton 31 58
Luverne 54, Windom Area 47
WINDOM — Luverne hit seven of 20 three-point shots and held Windom Area to 36 percent shooting from the field. Tara Sudenga, who drilled two key late-game treys, scored 21 points and Morgan Haugen tallied 11 for the Cardinals in the Southwest Conference victory.
Rachel Sorensen with 20 points and Kelsey Hanefeld with 16 paced the Eagles, now 11-9 on the season and 4-7 in the Southwest. Luverne, which won its second straight game, improved to 7-15 and 3-8.
Luverne 23 54
Windom Area 22 47
Murray County Central 63, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 38
WESTBROOK — Morgan Behrends was huge on Thursday night for the Murray County Central Rebels, grabbing 23 rebounds en route to a 63-38 conference victory over the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers.
Behrends also scored 14 points while Rebekah Nysetvold and Jade Giese scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Dayna Comnick scored 15 points and blocked three shots for W-WG. Emma Woelber scored six points and had five steals, while Juliana Peterson grabbed six rebounds and three steals. W-WG falls to 1-19 overall and 1-13 in the Red Rock Conference. MCC is 9-11 and 9-4.
MCC 33 63
W-WG 22 38
Southwest Christian 67, Hills-Beaver Creek 49
HILLS — League-leading Southwest Minnesota Christian’s defensive pressure took its toll on Hills-Beaver Creek as the Eagles pulled away late to earn a conference victory.
Alexis Knutson led the Eagles (15-4, 12-1) with 19 points. Hope Veldkamp added 13, Tianna Top scored 12.
Avery Van Roekel scored 13 for the Patriots and Taylor Wingert added 11. H-BC is now 5-14 and 5-9 in the conference.
SWC 30 67
H-BC 21 49
Southwestern United 58, Adrian 27
OKABENA — Courtney Place’s all around night led the Southwestern United Wildcats to a comfortable conference victory over the Adrian Dragons.
Place scored 17 points to accompany nine rebounds, five steals, and eight blocks. Andrea Hinkeldey added 15 points and Sonja Peters had ten. Kailey Wendland shared the wealth with eight assists.
Adrian’s only double figure scorer was Bailey Grussing with 10.
Adrian 10 27
SWU 23 58
Red Rock Central 47, Mountain Lake Area 34
MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Red Rock Central Falcons emerged victorious from a scrappy contest with the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines.
Ramsey Piotter led the Falcons with 14 points. Rachel Kedl grabbed eight rebounds while Erika Rogotzke dished out five assists.
The Wolverines received 10 points, seven assists and four steals from Stacey Harder. Signey Stoesz added nine points and Whitney Klassen assisted three times.
RRC improves to 11-9 overall and 7-6 in the conference as MLA falls to 9-11 and 6-7 in conference play.
RRC 30 47
MLA 24 34