Girls basketball: Thier, Grussing lift Adrian
ADRIAN — Elizabeth Thier had an impressive 18 points, five assists and five steals to drive her Adrian girls basketball team to a 20-point triumph on its home floor, 69-49, against Westbrook-Walnut Grove Friday night.
Bailey Grussing had a double-double for Adrian with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Katie Wieneke scored seven points and brought down 10 rebounds. Nicole Slater had eight points for the Dragons as the team took advantage of their time at the charity stripe, shooting 76 percent (19-25) there.
Adrian travels to Red Rock Central on Monday and improves to 2-12 overall and 2-5 in the Red Rock Conference.
Elizabeth Woelber led the Chargers with 16 points, and Dayna Comnick tallied 10. W-WG moves to 1-14 and 1-8 in the conference.
W-WG 28 49
Adrian 39 69
MCC 48, Fulda 39
FULDA — Murray County Central used a strong second half defense, holding Fulda to only nine points after the break, and came back to grab a win. The Rebels were led by Jade Giese with 13 points and Sierra Van Iperen with 10.
Courtney Tiesler was out in front for Fulda with 10 points.
MCC 20 48
Fulda 30 39
SWC 72, SWU 55
EDGERTON — Hope Veldkamp and Tianna Top both scored 23 points to help Southwest Christian break a halftime deadlock and be victorious on the road.
In the second half, the Eagles warmed up from the field and also shot well from the free throw line. Ann Pater supplied 13 points for Southwest Christian, which moves to 9-3 overall and 7-1 in the conference.
Southwestern United had Courtney Place leading the way, manufacturing a 16-point and 11-rebound double-double for herself. Alaina Klingenberg had nine points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats and Andrea Hinkeldey contributed eight points.
SWU 37 55
SWC 37 72
Ellsworth 57, MLA 52
ELLSWORTH — Alexa Huisman scored 24 points and led the Panthers to a tight triumph over Mountain Lake Area. Ellsworth also had Alissa Walters in double figures with 19 points while Huisman also nabbed eight rebounds. Heidi Nolte dished out four assists for the 5-8 Panthers.
Stacey Harder paced the Wolverines with 13 points and Mikayla Falk had 10. MLA drops to 6-8 with the loss.
MLA 25 52
Ellsworth 23 57
RRC 58, H-BC 19
LAMBERTON – Red Rock Central put on a defensive clinic and seized an impressive 26 steals that led to many transition baskets and a win. The Falcons forced the Patriots to shoot 3-23 (13 percent) from the field. Hills-Beaver Creek garnered most of its points on free throws, as the Patriots shot 11-18 on the night there and mustered only nine points in the second half. Megan Westrum scored seven points for H-BC and Avery Van Roekel supplied six.
Brooke Rasmussen was on top of things for the Falcons with 17 points. Rachel Kedl notched 13 points, snatched six rebounds, and grasped eight steals. Cassandra Erickson was also in double figures with 10 points to go along with six rebounds, while Melanie Kedl scored nine points and also had eight steals.
H-BC 10 19
RRC 27 58
CL 64, WL 58 (OT)
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Central Lyon nailed a three-point shot with a minute to play and tied the contest at 54, coming back to snag an overtime win after West Lyon had drawn first blood in OT.
The Lions drained eight of 10 free throws — including five of their last six —to tame the Wildcats. Ivy Sieperda and Angel Rasmussen each sported 17 points for the Central Lyon; Rasmussen added eight rebounds and spread seven assists. The Lions shot 26-34 (76 percent) on free throws overall.
Addie Meyer paced West Lyon with 19 points, and Alyssa Kock chipped in 10.
The Lions rise to 5-10 with the victory, while the Wildcats fall to 4-12.
WL 16 28 38 54 58
CL 7 24 35 54 64
MOC/FV 67, S-O 40
SIBLEY, Iowa — Iowa Class 3A’s top-ranked MOC/Floyd Valley proved to be too much for Sibley-Ocheyedan when a game that was within seven points after the first quarter quickly got away from the Generals.
The Dutchmen (14-1, 11-1) were led by Emily McDonald’s 20 points. Alexis Conaway tacked on a healthy 17 points and Katie Landhuis tallied 14.
For the Generals, Bridget Doeden notched 17 points and seized eight caroms. Sibley-Ocheyedan drops to 9-6 overall and 8-5 in the Siouxland.
MOC/FV 15 37 56 67
S-O 8 15 24 40