PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tjepkes scores 38 to lead Adrian past Minneota
ADRIAN -- Brian Tjepkes poured in 26 of his game-high 38 points in the second half Monday night, sparking the Adrian Dragons to an 82-75 victory over the Minneota Vikings in a key non-conference boys' basketball game.
Tjepkes, who also had six steals, five rebounds and four assists, surpassed the 1,000-point milestone -- upping his career point total from 988 to 1,026.
Tjepkes hit five of his seven 3-pointers in the second half, as Adrian -- which was 12-for-23 as a team from behind the arc -- broke away from a one-point game (40-39 Minneota) at halftime.
The Dragons led by 10 points with about six minutes remaining and sealed the win by going 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the last two minutes -- finishing the game 16-for-18 from the foul line.
Nate Reyne (16 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals) and Danny Parsley (14 points, six rebounds, three steals) also scored in double figures for Adrian, which forced 22 turnovers (15 Dragon steals) and lost possession of the ball 12 times.
Five players scored in double digits for Minneota (14-5), including Will Kurka with 21 points. Brandon Anderson added 13 points.
Tony Noyes, Shane Hennen and Brett Przymus each scored 11 points for the Vikings.
Adrian (14-2) will take its 11-game winning streak on the road Thursday, as the Dragons visit Hills-Beaver Creek.
Minneota 40 35 -- 75
Adrian 39 43 -- 82
Ellsworth 91, Fairmont 76
FAIRMONT -- Receiving a career-high 36 points from Tom Nolte, the Ellsworth Panthers stayed on a roll (13 straight wins) with a high-scoring, non-conference victory over the Fairmont Cardinals Monday night.
Nolte also had eight rebounds and two shot blocks for Ellsworth (16-2), which had a 20-point lead midway through the second half.
Trevor Gruis (two shot blocks) charted a 24-point, 10-rebound double-double for Ellsworth, while Casey Schilling provided 16 points and seven rebounds.
Adam Van Der Stoep and Dalton Huisman (six points) were the main distributors for Ellsworth -- handing out eight and seven assists, respectively.
Matt Buntjer added five points for Ellsworth, which held a 33-24 rebounding advantage and outscored Fairmont by 10 points at the free-throw line (23-for-34 compared to 13-for-19).
Brennan Holm scored 24 points to pace Fairmont (11-6), while Justin Walters and Justin Heinrich each dropped in 13 points.
Ellsworth plays Southwest Christian in Edgerton Thursday.
Ellsworth 49 42 -- 91
Fairmont 40 36 -- 76
SSC 71, MLC 51
OKABENA -- Finishing the first half on a 14-0 surge, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars opened up a 13-point halftime lead on their way to a 20-point, non-conference victory over the Mountain Lake Christian Bears Monday night.
SSC, which extended its current winning streak to seven games, had a 10-2 lead four minutes into the game. MLC countered with a 14-6 burst during the next five minutes to tie the score at 16.
The Bears eventually took a 25-24 lead at the 4:30 mark, but SSC scored 14 straight points to end the half with a 38-25 lead.
Ben Scheevel filled up SSC's stat sheets with 19 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and five assists. William Cranston nearly had a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds.
Jeremy Crocker popped in a career-high 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Quasars, while Andrew Rossow and Kirk McBreen each scored six points.
Cory Pelzel (four) and Derek Stenzel (three) combined to dish out seven assists for SSC, which visits Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin in a makeup game tonight.
MLC 25 26 -- 51
SSC 38 33 -- 71
Edgerton 59, Lakeview 45
COTTONWOOD -- Alex Heard, Chace Hulstein and Codi Gunnink each scored in double figures Monday night, as the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen outscored the Lakeview Lakers 33-17 in the second half to post a non-conference victory.
Heard led Edgerton with 17 points, while Hulstein (15) and Gunnink (13) combined for 28 more Flying Dutchmen points. Gunnink also ripped down 11 rebounds.
Marty Van Peursem had five assists and five steals (all after halftime), as Edgerton opened the second half on a 12-0 run and pulled away for the win.
Jeremy Labat led Lakeview (1-17) with 16 points, while Dylan Fenger hit a trio of 3-pointers in the first half and finished with nine points.
Edgerton, which evened its record at 8-8, visits Fulda Thursday.
Edgerton 26 33 -- 59
Lakeview 28 17 -- 45
Sleepy Eye 67, RRC 61
LAMBERTON -- Outscoring Red Rock Central 48-24 in the second half, the Sleepy Eye Indians earned a non-conference victory over the Falcons Monday night.
RRC (5-12) bolted out to an early 21-4 lead and was up 37-19 at halftime. The Falcons were still in control to start the second half, holding advantages of 41-19 and 41-30 with 16 and 10 minutes left.
Sleepy Eye, though, rallied and claimed a 54-52 lead with about four minutes remaining and held on for a six-point win.
Bevern Wani and Jake Fredrickson paced RRC with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Sleepy Eye 19 48 -- 67
RRC 37 24 -- 61
Iowa S-O 68, H-LP 48
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Marshall Doeden scored 21 points to lead the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals (13-6) to a victory over Harris-Lake Park Monday night.
Mychal Sheridan led H-LP (4-14) with 11 points.
H-LP hosts Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka tonight.
S-O 12 19 20 17 -- 68
H-LP 8 16 13 11 -- 48
Girls H-BC 48, Lincoln HI 46
HILLS -- Jayme Plimpton went coast-to-coast and hit a layup at the buzzer Monday night, lifting the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots to a thrilling, non-conference victory over Lincoln HI.
H-BC led 46-43 in the final minute, but Lincoln HI's Brittany VanOverbeke nailed a 3-pointer -- her third of the night -- to tie the game with about seven seconds left.
Plimpton, who scored a game-high 23 points and dished out five assists, then went the length of the court and scored just before time expired to give the Patriots their second win of the season.
Emily Kruger recorded 10 points and four steals for H-BC (2-14), while Natalie Stueven pulled down 10 rebounds.
Lincoln HI 22 24 -- 46
H-BC 23 25 -- 48
CMC 55, T-M-B 24
TRACY -- Central Minnesota Christian built a 27-8 halftime lead and picked up a Camden Conference victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Monday night.
Briana Wubben scored 12 points to lead CMC (5-14), while Lisa Ohden and Mattea Wieberdink each had nine.
Shea Lanoue (five points), Jessica Rolfes (five steals, four points) and Haley Hebig (five rebounds) were among the top contributors for T-M-B.
CMC 27 28 -- 55
T-M-B 8 16 -- 24