PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: RRC edges Fulda in Red Rock Conference tilt
JEFFERS -- Red Rock Central's girls' basketball team outscored Fulda 21-12 in the final 6 minutes and 55 seconds Thursday night to earn a 71-60 victory and stay undefeated in the Red Rock Conference.
"We pulled away from the line and got some key baskets in that stretch," RRC coach Jeff Shaner said.
Krystle Sell had 23 points, four assists and four steals, and Thea Engen added 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead RRC, which never trailed in the second half.
Lane Gehl scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Raiders, who trailed 31-27 at halftime before pulling to within 50-48 with 6:55 remaining.
Mari Holinka added 15 points and eight rebounds, and Amy Paulzine had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Fulda, which will travel to face Round Lake-Brewster on Saturday.
Steph Maras had nine points, and Nichole Schroeder, Alyssa Fredrickson and Cierra Nickel each added eight points for RRC (10-2, 8-0), which will travel to face Ellsworth on Saturday.
Fulda 27 33 -- 60
RRC 31 40 -- 71
SWC 76, W-WG 60
EDGERTON -- Brianna Spronk scored a game-high 26 points, pulled down seven rebounds and had four steals to lead Southwest Christian to a 16-point victory against conference foe Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
Kara Van Dyke added 26 points and four assists for the Eagles (8-4, 6-2) who had a 41-28 lead at halftime.
Abby Hanenburg had 12 points, while Kayla Broekhuis scored nine points and had four steals. Jada Vander Veen dished out eight assists and had seven rebounds for SWC.
Audra Schmidt led the Chargers (7-7, 2-6) with 25 points and seven rebounds. Sara Jarmer added 12 points, while Kassandra Jarmer grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. Kylie Erickson added five assists.
SWC will host Southwest Star Concept Saturday, while W-WG hosts Adrian Monday.
W-WG 28 32 -- 60
SWC 41 35 -- 76
Ellsworth 52, ML/B-O 49
BUTTERFIELD -- Rayna Sandoval had 13 points, and Brooke Kix added 12 to lead Ellsworth in a tightly contested game.
Darian Herman added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (7-6), who never trailed in the second half.
Karen Herrig had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Jennie Romsdahl added 13 points for Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (0-14), which made a basket at the final buzzer to make it a three-point final.
Megan Svalland added 12 points and six rebounds for the Wolverines, who will travel to face Hills-Beaver Creek on Saturday.
Ellsworth will host Red Rock Central on Saturday.
Ellsworth 29 23 -- 52
ML/B-O 27 22 -- 49
Adrian 81, SSC 53
OKABENA -- Putting four players in double figures, the undefeated and state-ranked (third in Class A), Adrian Dragons put on a basketball clinic in the second half and stretched a 12-point halftime lead on Southwest Star Concept into a 28-point victory.
Sophomore post player Karli Meyer (six rebounds) had a game-high 23 points for the Dragons (14-0, 8-0), while teammates Erica Thier (eight rebounds, five assists), Sam Lynn (10 assists) and Kelsey Altman contributed 20, 19 and 11 points, respectively.
Adrian shot 75 percent (21-of-28) from the free-throw line, getting a 9-of-12 performance by Meyer and a perfect 6-of-6 effort from Lynn.
A total of 10 players scored in the game for the Quasars (7-8, 5-3), including a combined 29 points from the sophomore tandem of Katey Granstra (18 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, four blocks) and Cassie Cselovszki (11 points, four assists, four rebounds).
Cselovszki scored seven of SSC's first 14 points, as the Quasars were within two, 16-14, with 9:49 to play in the first half.
But Adrian stretched a 24-18 lead (at the 5:31 mark) into a 12-point lead with a 10-4 run to close the half. The Dragons then ran the floor effectively, aided by the passing and scoring of Lynn (13 second-half points), after the intermission.
SSC plays at Southwest Christian Saturday night, while Adrian travels to Westbrook-Walnut Grove Monday.
Adrian 34 47 -- 81
SSC 22 31 -- 53
MCC 65, H-BC 27
SLAYTON -- Emily Bose had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Murray County Central in a blowout victory over Hills-Beaver Creek.
Alyssa Schmidt and Abby Van Meveren each scored eight points, and Kasey Schreiber added seven rebounds for the Rebels, who led by 28 at the intermission.
Kelsey McGuire had six points, and Heather Kerner added five to lead H-BC, which scored just 13 points in the first half.
MCC (9-6, 4-4) will travel to face Edgerton, and H-BC will host Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin on Saturday.
H-BC 13 14 -- 27
MCC 41 24 -- 65
Edgerton 72, RL-B 37
ROUND LAKE -- Alyson Drooger had 33 points and nine rebounds to lead Edgerton past Round Lake-Brewster.
Kelsey Wolthuizen had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Hailey Van Kley added eight assists and four steals for Edgerton, which led by 15 points at halftime.
Karen Schmitz had 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead RL-B, which will host Fulda on Saturday.
Edgerton will host Murray County Central on Saturday.
Edgerton 34 38 -- 72
RL-B 19 18 -- 37
Luverne 57, T-M-B 36
LUVERNE -- Katlyn Sawtelle had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Liberty Robinson had 13 points to lead Luverne, which allowed just 14 points in the first half.
Roxy Ryan had 10 points and seven rebounds to lead Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (0-15), which remained winless this season.
Callie Sawtelle added 11 points for the Cardinals (4-8), who will travel tonight to face Jackson County Central.
T-M-B 14 22 -- 36
Luverne 34 23 -- 57
Boys RV 77, RCW 46
RENVILLE -- Mike Felt became just the second player in Redwood Valley boys' basketball history Thursday night to reach the 2,000-point plateau.
A senior guard, Felt scored 29 points in the Cardinals' blowout victory over Renville County West. He joins Luke Jimenez, who reached the milestone in 1996, in Redwood Valley's 2,000-point club.
Felt also added nine rebounds and six assists.
Trevor Goblirsch added 10 points for Redwood Valley (10-1).
RV 47 30 -- 77
RCW 17 29 -- 46
H-BC 60, PA 49
HILLS -- Halden Van Wyhe scored 20 points and had five steals Thursday night to lead Hills-Beaver Creek to a non-conference victory against Pipestone Area.
Andrew Scholten added 17 points, five rebounds and five steals for the Patriots (9-4), while Karic Wiertzema had 10 points and six assists.
For the Arrows, Bryce Beyers scored a game-high 23 points, while Eric Stark added 14.
Both teams will play tonight, with PA hosting Redwood Valley and H-BC hosting Edgerton.
PA 31 18 -- 49
H-BC 39 21 -- 60
Iowa Sheldon 56, H-M-S 50
SHELDON, Iowa -- Dustin Elgersma scored 20 points, and Andy Dykstra added 18 to lead Sheldon past Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.
Sheldon (8-4, 7-2), which outscored H-M-S 20-13 in the fourth quarter, will host LeMars on Saturday.
H-M-S 14 15 8 13 -- 50
Sheldon 16 8 12 20 -- 56