PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: WHS downs RV 60-40
REDWOOD FALLS -- Mackenzie Gerber produced a 23-point, 14-rebound double-double Friday night, leading the Worthington Trojans to a season-opening 60-40 victory over the Redwood Valley Cardinals in a Southwest Conference high school girls' basketball game.
Gerber also had nine steals, as the Trojans forced the Cardinals to turn the ball over 50 times on their way to a 20-point victory.
"Overall, this was a pretty good effort to begin the season," Worthington head coach Eric Lindner said. "We played pretty well defensively, applying full-court pressure and creating turnovers with lots of hustle. We played really hard, which was certainly nice to see."
Lydia Kemper scored 14 points for the Trojans (1-0), while Bernadette Boever added six points and eight rebounds.
Worthington led 29-21 at halftime and gradually increased the lead in the second half, as the Trojans held RV to just nine field goals.
"We had a lot of girls contribute, especially defensively and on the boards," Lindner said. "It was a good way to open the season, and now we turn our focus to Fairmont."
Worthington will host Fairmont on Tuesday night.
Worthington 29 31 -- 60
RV 21 19 -- 40
WHS (3FG-2FG-FT-TP): Juber 1-2-0-7, Landgaard 0-1-0-2, Kemper 0-6-2-14, Gerber 0-9-5-23, Gravenhof 1-0-1-4, Riley 0-1-2-4, B. Boever 0-3-0-6. Totals: 2-22-10-60.
RV (3FG-2FG-FT-TP): Felt 0-1-0-2, Smith 0-2-13-17, Sandgren 0-1-1-3, Busiahn 0-3-0-6, Jensen 0-1-7-9, Read 0-1-1-3. Totals: 0-9-22-40.
Springfield 48, Windom 33
WINDOM -- Jordan Salonek scored 19 points to pace the Springfield Tigers to a 15-point victory over the Windom Eagles in a non-conference high school girls' basketball game Friday night.
Carli Arnoldi added nine points for Springfield (2-0).
Kelcey Olson led Windom (0-1) with six points, while Gina Hauge scored five points. Abby Hayenga grabbed a team-high eight rebounds for the Eagles.
Windom will host Murray County Central on Tuesday.
Springfield 24 24 -- 48
Windom 17 16 -- 33
Ellsworth 60, H-BC 42
HILLS -- Alexa Huisman ripped the nets for 21 points Friday night, sparking the Ellsworth Panthers to a victory over the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots in a Red Rock Conference high school girls' basketball game.
Bridget Kramer scored 13 points for the Panthers, who are 1-0 and will host Central Lyon (Iowa) on Monday.
Meghan Leuthold led H-BC (0-2) with 13 points and eight rebounds. Paige Leuthold had six assists, and Chelsea Kroon had six steals for the Patriots, who host Fulda Thursday.
Ellsworth 36 24 -- 60
H-BC 25 17 -- 42
MCC 62, W-WG 56
SLAYTON -- Jenna Ness poured in 20 points Friday night, leading Murray County Central to a Red Rock Conference victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove in high school girls' basketball action.
Taylor Schreier and Makenzie Giese added 10 and eight points, respectively, for the Rebels (1-0).
Dayna Comnick led W-WG (0-2) with 15 points, while Paige Erickson had 14 points, five rebounds and three assists. Anne Woelber had a team-best six rebounds and three assists.
Katie Dusek came up with five steals, Karley Deprez had four steals, and Maddie Frank dished out three assists for the Chargers, who will host Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Thursday.
MCC travels to Windom Tuesday.
W-WG 22 34 -- 56
MCC 37 25 -- 62
Fulda 79, Edgerton 58
FULDA -- Courtney Hulstein recorded a triple-double for Fulda in its 79-58 win over Edgerton Friday.
Hulstein led the Raiders with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals. Tiffany Gehl added 15 points and eight rebounds, Rachel Cheadle had 12 points and eight rebounds, and both Melissa Gehl and Brooke Wenzel had eight points for Fulda.
Edgerton was led by Lindsey Drooger, who had 20 points and eight rebounds. Breana Van Dyke added 11 points and seven rebounds, while Sarah Post had nine points.
Fulda's next game is Thursday at Hills-Beaver Creek, while Edgerton meets Adrian on Thursday.
Edgerton 27 31 -- 58
Fulda 36 43 -- 79
ML/B-O 54, SSC 44
BUTTERFIELD -- Brianna Wenner led Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin with 15 points and 12 rebounds, as the Wolverines beat Southwest Star Concept 54-44 Friday.
Janessa Peters added 15 points and 10 rebounds for ML/B-O.
Courtney Place led the Quasars with 18 points and five assists. Sonja Peters and Sarah Baumgard added 11 and eight points, respectively.
The Wolverines' next game is Tuesday at Saint James. SSC will play Red Rock Central on Thursday.
SSC 17 27 -- 44
ML/B-O 29 25 -- 54
SWC 67, Adrian 44
ADRIAN -- Amber Pater led Southwest Christian with 21 points in the Eagles' win over Adrian 67-44 Friday.
Megan Schmidt added 14 points and five assists, while Hannah VanDyke had 10 points for the Eagles (2-0, 1-0).
Sydne Springman led Adrian (0-2, 0-2) with 16 points and Nicole Loosbrock had 10.
Adrian hosts Russell-Tyler-Ruthton today and SWC hosts Ellsworth Thursday.
SWC 28 39 --67
Adrian 22 22 -- 44
MOC-Floyd Valley 50, Central Lyon 21
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- The seventh-rated girls' basketball team in Class AAA met the 13th-rated Class A team Friday night and it was no contest.
Sophomore Alexis Conaway led the way for MOC-FV (3-0) with 17 points, while Lauren McDonald chipped in 10 points.
Kori Schulte had nine points and five rebounds to lead Central Lyon (2-1). Lexi Ackerman had five steals and dished out five assists for CL.
Central Lyon plays Ellsworth Monday at Ellsworth.
MOC 26 24 -- 50
CL 9 12 -- 21
George-Little Rock 51, Okoboji 45
OKOBOJI -- Eric Schilling led George-Little Rock with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Mustangs' 51-45 win over Okoboji Friday night.
Judd Rosenboom added 14 points, five rebounds and five steals for G-LR.
Dalton Syverson led Okoboji with eight points.
G-LR will play at home against Sheldon Tuesday.
G-LR 3 19 10 19 -- 51
OHS 12 7 5 21 -- 45
Red Rock Central 57, Springfield 45
SPRINGFIELD -- Henry Rogotzke led Red Rock Central with 21 points, nine rebounds in the Falcons' 57-45 win over Springfield Friday.
Jeff DeCock added 20 points and four assists for RRC (1-0).
Cole Milbrath led the Tigers (0-1) with 11 points.
RRC will host Round Lake-Brewster Tuesday.
RRC 35 22 -- 57
SHS 23 22 -- 45