PREP BASKETBALL: Eagles soar past Patriots; Kirk, Stoesz reach 1,000 points in same game
EDGERTON - Scoring nearly the exact number of points in each half Friday night, the high-flying Southwest Christian Eagles soared to an impressive 91-63 victory over Hills-Beaver Creek in an early-season Red Rock Conference boys' basketball game between two perennial league frontrunners.
Klint Knutson rifled in five 3-pointers and scored a varsity career-high 21 points for the Eagles (4-0, 2-0), leading a quartet of SWC players in double figures.
Dominic Nibbelink (four assists, three steals) tallied 18 points for the Eagles, while Leighton Sampson (nine rebounds, six blocks) and Eric Talsma (nine rebounds, five steals and three assists) contributed 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Gabe Vander Veen pulled down eight rebounds for the Eagles, who put 10 players in the scoring column and connected on a total of nine 3-pointers in the game.
Jeff Sandbulte scored a game-high 27 points for the Patriots (1-3, 1-1), while Dylan Gehrke (five rebounds) and Carey Taubert each netted 10 points.
Jon Gallagher claimed nine rebounds for H-BC and Braden Ellingson (six rebounds) and Dalton Bass (six assists) also contributed well for the visitors, who host Edgerton Thursday.
SWC travels west to play Sioux Falls Christian Tuesday evening.
H-BC 29 34 - 63
SW Christian 46 45 - 91
Edgerton 92, W-WG 71
EDGERTON - The trio of Isaac Heard, Brett Ford and A.J. Ciaburri combined for 70 points as the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen won a high-scoring game over Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
Heard enjoyed a stellar all-around night with 26 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and five steals to lead EHS (2-0, 2-0).
Ford fired in five 3-pointers en route to a 23-point game and also hustled for 11 rebounds, while Ciaburri blocked six shots and finished with 21 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
Jorge Lopez added 10 points for the Dutchmen, who travel to Hills-Beaver Creek Thursday.
Taylor Lindaman (six assists, five steals) paced four double-digit W-WG scorers with 26 points, while Alex Knutson (four assists), Reed Bakken and Andy Merrick tallied 15, 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Aaron Hass had a team-leading 10 rebounds for the Chargers (1-4, 0-3), who play Lakeview in the Candy Cane Classic on Friday at Okabena.
W-WG 31 40 - 71
Edgerton 42 50 - 92
Ellsworth 50, RRC 48
LAMBERTON - After Red Rock Central tied an evenly-matched game with a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left, Ellsworth's Drew Cheskie broke open and converted underneath for the winning basket with 1.1 seconds showing on the clock.
D'Shaun Herman paced the Panthers (1-4, 1-1) to their first win of the season with a stellar double-double of 21 points (four 3-pointers) and 18 rebounds.
John Kramer dished off five assists for Ellsworth, which plays at Pipestone Area today.
Jeff DeCock (15 points, 10 rebounds) had a double-double for RRC (1-3, 1-2), while Henry Rogotzke scored 11 points for the Falcons, who play in the Wabasso Tournament Thursday against the host Rabbits.
RRC 23 25 - 48
Ellsworth 24 26 - 50
Kirk, Stoesz both reach 1,000-point milestones in MLA win over Adrian
MLA 64, Adrian 57
MOUNTAIN LAKE - Carter Kirk and Josiah Stoesz each passed the 1,000-point mark for their varsity basketball careers Friday in a 64-57 Red Rock Conference victory over Adrian.
Kirk, a 6-7 junior, needed 17 points entering the contest and now has 1,009 after netting a game-high 26 points, along with 10 rebounds and four blocks.
Stoesz, a 6-4 senior, was seven points shy of 1,000 prior to the game and now has 1,008 after scoring 15 points and claiming 10 rebounds Friday.
Andrew Hempeck (eight points) had four assists and three steals for MLA, which built a 23-point lead before the Dragons rallied with a 20-4 run in the closing minutes.
Nick Reyne paced Adrian (0-5, 0-4) with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomores Taylor Recker and Cody Polzine scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The Dragons play Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Thursday in the Wabasso Tournament, while MLA (2-2, 2-0) travels to Southwestern United the same night.
Adrian 26 31 - 57
MLA 40 24 - 64
Minneota 60, T-M-B 59
MINNEOTA -- Alec Swan had a game-high 19 points for the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers in a loss to Minneota Friday.
The Panthers had a 10 point lead at intermission, but was only able to score 15 in the second half while Minneota picked up 26 for the win.
Parker Lanoue was second on the team with 14 points for T-M-B and Brian Fultz added eight more along with four assists.
Minnoeta was led by Dylan Tolk, who had 15 points and four rebounds in the game.
The Panthers (2-1) host Russell-Tyler-Ruthton today.
T-M-B 44 15 -- 59
Minneota 34 26 -- 60
Central Lyon 46,
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Nic Lutmer picked up 21 points for the Central Lyon Lions in a win over the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals Friday.
The Generals took a 22-18 lead into halftime, but the Lions came out in the second half and scored 28 points come behind for the win.
Leading scorer for S-O was Josh Wagenaar who had 12 points.
The Generals (0-6) head to Boyden-Hull Tuesday, while the Lions (3-4) host George-Little Rock Tuesday.
CL 2 16 12 16 -- 46
S-O 13 9 3 10 -- 35
Central Lyon 71,
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Kori Schulte had 22 points for the Central Lyon Lions in a blow-out of the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals in a girls basketball game Friday.
The Lions used 16 points in the first quarter and 18 in the second to build a comfortable lead heading into halftime. CL added another 37 points in the next two periods to secure the win.
Kelsey Ackerman came up with 14 points for the Lions, while Sarah Halse had 10 to round out the CL scorers in double-digits.
Bridget Doeden led the Generals with 20 points and eight rebounds to go along with five assists from Kayla Ackerman and three steals by Jurnea Harberts.
The Lions (7-1) host the George-Little Rock Mustangs Tuesday, while the Generals (4-4) take on Boyden-Hull in Hull Tuesday.
CL 16 18 14 23 -- 71
S-O 8 7 12 9 -- 36