Girls basketball: Fulda tops Adrian, JCC edges Arrows
FULDA — It wasn’t overly impressive or flashy, but Fulda got a win on its home floor in a girls basketball game over Adrian.
Fulda reclaimed the lead in the later goings of the first half and eventually moved out to a 71-52 victory Friday in a Red Rock Conference tilt.
The Dragons held a slight lead early on, but the Raiders led 33-23 at halftime and steadily moved away throughout the second half.
Junior guard Sariah Cheadle scored 31 points and guard Courtney Tiesler added 18 for Fulda. Cheadle additionally had six rebounds and eight assists.
For Adrian, junior guard Elizabeth Thier posted 17 points. Jodi Bents put up 12 and Bailey Grussing 11.
Fulda moved to 10-9 on the season and to 8-3 in the Red Rock Conference as Adrian fell to 3-16 and 3-8 in the league. Fulda hosts Minneota (14-4) tonight. Adrian hosts Luverne in the first contest of a varsity doubleheader Monday evening.
“Adrian came very prepared and we were happy to get a win tonight,” Fulda head coach Greg Slaathaug said. “We have Minneota Saturday night and we’ll give it our best shot.”
Adrian 23 52
Fulda 33 71
Jackson County Central 52, Pipestone Area 46
JACKSON — A three-pointer sank by Jackson County Central junior Rachel Johnson with roughly six minutes remaining juiced the Huskies enough to edge Pipestone Area at home in a physical game that featured more than its share of trips to the free throw line for both clubs.
Johnson, with 15 points, joined Kaylee Burmeister (16, scored all on free throws) and Julia Schumann (10) in double digit scoring. The Huskies made 31 free throws on the night on 49 attempts.
Arrows senior Libby Schneider paced her club with 15 points and freshman Rachel Skyberg posted 11.
The Huskies went to 7-13 with the win and snapped a two-game skid after losses recently to Martin County West and Spirit Lake, Iowa. Pipestone Area went to 3-16.
Pipestone Area 20 46
JCC 25 52
Red Rock Central 64, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 46
LAMBERTON —Leading 31-19 going into the locker room, the Falcons outscored Westbrook-Walnut Grove 33-27 after the break en route to a win.
Brooke Rasmussen scored 18 for the Falcons while Melanie Kedl put 14 points, 11 rebounds and five assists into the team’s effort. Cassie Erickson chimed in with 12 points.
The Chargers had Elizabeth Woelber with 23 points, Dayna Comnick with eight and Mady Johnson with eight.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove went to 1-18 on the season and Red Rock Central moved to 9-8.
W-WG 19 46
RRC 31 64
Southwestern United 46, Hills-Beaver Creek 43
OKABENA — Behind its stingy zone defense, Hills-Beaver Creek hung tough with Southwestern United for most of the way. The Wildcats later prevailed on their home court to move to 12-5 on the season and 8-3 in the Red Rock Conference.
Courtney Place led SWU with 16 points, 10 boards and three assists while Kailey Wendland added 14 points and Andrea Hinkeldey snatched eight rebounds and four steals.
Freshman guard Avery Van Roekel headed the Patriots with 10 points. Kelli Esselink and Madison Fick each scored nine.
H-BC 15 43
SWU 25 46
Southwest Christian 86, Edgerton 49
EDGERTON — Southwest Christian rolled in its game at crosstown rival Edgerton’s gymnasium, winning by a large margin off of a stout defensive effort that led to the team being able to get out and run.
Tianna Top led the visitors with 27 points. Macey Zeinstra and Mariah Talsma each chipped in 11 points on a night that each of their teammates scored.
Edgerton’s Tanner Gunnink led the Flying Dutchmen with 11 points and Mia Wassink provided nine.
Southwest Christian improved its record to 14-4 and 11-1 in the Red Rock Conference while Edgerton went to 9-8 overall and 6-6 in the league.
SWC 47 86
Edgerton 24 49
George-Little Rock 49, Central Lyon 42
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Teyha Graham scored 15 points to lead George-Little Rock past Central Lyon. The visitors got on top early, outscoring the Lions 14-5 in the first quarter and holding a 27-18 lead at intermission.
Shaylee Struckman had 12 points and seven rebounds for Central Lyon, now 8-13 on the season.
George-Little Rock is 11-9.
G-LR 14 27 36 49
Central Lyon 5 18 34 42
Sibley-Ocheyedan 56, Boyden-Hull 44
HULL, Iowa — Bridget Doeden had 24 points and nine rebounds to pace Sibley-Ocheyedan over Boyden-Hull. Teammate Michaela Wolter contributed five assists and five steals. Kayla Ackerman had five assists and Tayler Wasmund had four steals.
For Boyden-Hull, Kaylee Van Voorst led with 13 points and Bailey Ten Haken added 10 points.
Sibley-Ocheyedan moves to 14-6 with the victory.
Sibley-O 16 26 41 56
Boyden-Hull 2 9 20 44