Girls basketball: Fulda, Southwest Christian prevail
FULDA — The Fulda Raiders girls basketball team had it all going right for them Friday night and saw Melissa Gehl and Courtney Tiesler achieve career highs in scoring as the Raiders routed Westbrook-Walnut Grove to improve to 8-2 overall and stay a perfect 5-0 in Red Rock Conference play.
Gehl led Fulda with 33 points and 15 rebounds. Tiesler scored 22 and brought down 10 rebounds. Sariah Cheadle also had a big night with 19 points and six assists.
Junior Elizabeth Woelber led the Chargers with 16 points and Emma Woelber added nine points and five assists. Also, Dayna Comnick was able to reel in eight boards.
In addition to the career nights of Tiesler and Gehl, Fulda shot 19-22 from the free throw line and 57 percent from the field.The Chargers continue to struggle as they fall to 1-10 on the season and 1-5 in conference play.W-WG 25 43Fulda 52 83
SWC 68, RRC 48EDGERTON — Tianna Top led the Southwest Christian Eagles to a 20-point win over the Red Rock Central Falcons, ending up just shy of a double double, scoring 20 points and grabbing nine rebounds.Sophomore Hope Veldkamp also flirted with a double double with nine rebounds to go along with 13 points. Ann Pater added nine points and Mariah Talsma was able to corral eight rebounds. Also in the mix was Kassydi Vreeman with six assists.RRC was led by freshman Rachel Kedl with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Melanie Kedl aided the effort with nine points and Cassandra Erickson had 12 rebounds.SWC improves to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the Red Rock Conference, while RRC falls to 3-2 in conference play.RRC 23 48SWC 33 68
Edgerton 66, Adrian 53ADRIAN — A strong first half saw the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen hold off a strong second half from the Dragons to even the series between the two teams to one game apiece.Edgerton was led by Tannar Gunnink who scored 18 points. Lexi Mertens added 12 and Mia Wassink also reached double figures with 10 points.The Dragons were led my Elizabeth Thier who scored a game-high 19 points. Bailey Grussing contributed eight points as well.Adrian falls to 1-9 overall and 1-4 in the RRC. The Dragons will host a boys/girls doubleheader against Windom Area Monday night.Edgerton gets over .500 with the win. The Flying Dutchmen are now 5-4 overall and 3-3 in RRC play.Edgerton 36 66Adrian 20 53
Ellsworth 54, SWU 73OKABENA — The Wildcats rode a strong first half to secure a comfortable victory over the Ellsworth Panthers.Southwest United received an excellent performance from sophomore Andrea Hinkeldey who scored 22 to go with 10 rebounds and six steals. Kailey Wendland scored 19 points and Alaina Klingenberg contributed nine. Courtney Place also had a big night scoring 17 and dishing off five assists, as well as crashing the boards for 14 rebounds.Alexa Huisman led the Panthers with 22 points. Hannah Mulder scored 14 and Alissa Walters added nine.SWU improves to 6-4 on the season and will square off with Blue Earth Area on Tuesday.Ellsworth 25 54SWU 34 73
Windom Area 55, Luverne 34LUVERNE — The Eagles jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead and it helped them secure a strong victory over the Luverne Cardinals.Windom was lead by Rachel Sorenson who scored 18 points and Madison Maras who had 11. Also in double digits were Jasmine Carlson and Kelsey Hanefeld with 10 each.Luverne received a strong effort from Tara Sudenga with 10 points and five rebounds.Ultimately it was Windom’s ability to penetrate the lane and generate easy points in the paint that allowed them to improve to 6-3 on the season. Luverne falls to 5-4.Windom Area 35 55Luverne 19 34
H-BC 42, MLA 63MOUNTAIN LAKE — A career night from Rachel Dukes gave Mountain Lake Area a well deserved victory over the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots.Rachel Dukes scored a career-high 29 points and also led with seven rebounds for MLA. Also in double digits for the Wolverines was Signey Stoesz who scored 12.H-BC was given a solid night from Kelli Esselink who had 15 points. Freshman Avery Van Roekel made an impact with 11 points.MLA improves to 3-6 on the season as H-BC falls to 1-7.H-BC 19 42MLA 36 63
Rock Valley 58, Central Lyon 49ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — A slow start for Central Lyon spelled demise as Rock Valley took advantage and held on to the lead en route to a victory.The Rockets received 18 points from freshman Sammy Blum and 17 points from senior Kensy Vande Hoef. Also scoring in double digits was Maddie Godfredsen with 10.The Lions has a trio of scorers with nine points: Ivy Sieperda, also with five steals, Angel Rasmussen, and Sarah Halse, grabbing eight rebounds as well.Central Lyon will face the Luverne Cardinals at 3 pm Saturday in Rock Rapids.RV 11 29 48 58C Lyon 9 19 32 49
G-LR 49, S-0 40GEORGE, Iowa — George-Little Rock held off a Sibley-Ocheyedan team that never gave up and earned a narrow 49-40 victory.Junior Teyha Graham led G-LR with 13 points and Mia Graham also pitched in 11.Jessica Sandbulte also contributed with 12, as well as Mariah Terhark with 11.S-O received a strong effort from Bridget Doeden who scored nine and Jenifer Willemssen with eight.S-O 10 22 32 40G-LR 17 26 39 49
H-LP 56, Trinity 42HULL, Iowa — Noreen Morrow scored 24 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as Harris-Lake Park defeated Trinity Christian. The Wolves led at every quarter stop en route to improving to 10-4 on the season.Macy Gunderson scored 13 points for H-LP. Teammate Katherin Ihnen had nine rebounds and 11 points.Nicole Gritters led Trinity Christian (1-10) with 15 points.H-LP 17 31 41 56Trinity Chr. 14 21 36 42