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PREP BASKETBALL: Wildcats rally past Panthers

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ROUND LAKE - Matt Soto's 3-pointer from the left corner and a well-executed press breaker from Soto to Mark Ferguson to Zach Schumacher for a right-side layup provided Southwestern United with its final five points Friday night, lifting the Wildcats to a 58-55 victory over Ellsworth in a Red Rock Conference boys' basketball thriller.

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The Panthers, who held the lead most of the game, reclaimed the advantage at 54-53 when junior guard Johnathon Kramer connected on his fifth 3-pointer of the game with just over a minute remaining.

Soto took a pass from Andrew Kramer (10 points, five assists) and gave the Wildcats a two-point lead.

After a defensive stop, Schumacher (eight points, six rebounds) finished SWU's press break with a strong move off a sharp pass from Ferguson.

Kramer (game-high 20 points) answered with a free throw, but Ellsworth came no closer.

SWU (4-6, 2-4) utilized its depth well, as two non-starters Cole Bosma and Levi Taylor, both juniors, combined for 26 points - 20 in the second half - to lead the Wildcats in scoring.

Bosma (three 3-pointers) scored 12 of his team-high 14 points after intermission, including a 3-pointer from the right corner off a pass from Ferguson on a Wildcats' inbounds play, which gave SWU a brief late-game lead.

Kramer answered with a 3-pointer for the Panthers, giving the lead back to Ellsworth and the lead exchanged hands a couple more time before Soto (eight points, four assists) gave the Wildcats the edge for keeps.

Taylor (five rebounds) played strong for SWU inside, scoring eight of his 12 points in the sec­ond half.

Daniel Kramer scored 12 points for Ellsworth, which opened up a 30-20 lead in the first half and had a pair of nine-point advantages early in the second half.

The Panthers (5-8, 4-3) travel to Fairmont Monday night for a non-league game, while the Wildcats host Fulda in a conference clash Thursday in Okabena.

Ellsworth 32 23 -- 55

SW United 25 33 -- 58

MLA 81, H-BC 55

MOUNTAIN LAKE - Carter Kirk dominated inside and Mountain Lake Area rolled to a 44-20 halftime lead on Hills-Beaver Creek before posting a convincing 26-point Red Rock Conference victory.

Kirk blocked three shots and finished with 33 points and 18 rebounds, leading the Wolverines (11-2, 7-0) to their 11th straight victory.

Andrew Hempeck (10 points, four assists), Josiah Stoesz (nine points, six rebounds) and Cody Klassen (nine points) were other key contributors for MLA, which hosts Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Tuesday in a non-conference clash.

Dylan Gehrke scored 16 points and Jeff Sandbulte tallied 11 to lead H-BC (4-7, 2-4). The Patriots host Iowa rival Central Lyon Monday evening.

H-BC 20 35 -- 55

MLA 44 37 -- 81

W-WG 78, Adrian 59

ADRIAN - Coming out "hotter than blazes," according to veteran Adrian head coach Dean Schnaible, the visiting Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers took command early and claimed a 19-point victory over the Dragons, who netted 10 3-pointers in the game and had four players reach double figures.

Reed Bakken tallied a game-high 24 points to lead the Chargers, who shot 49 percent from the field, while teammates Shane Buchman (19), Taylor Lindaman (12) and Aaron Hass (10) also scored well for W-WG.

Nick Reyne paced a balanced Adrian scoring attack with 16 points, while dishing off eight assists and claiming seven rebounds.

Taylor Recker turned in a stellar all-around game for the Dragons with 15 points, three blocks, three assists and a team-high nine rebounds.

Collin Kemper (12 points) and Brady Lonneman (10 points, six rebounds, four assists and three blocks) also contributed strong performances for Adrian.

The Dragons (0-14, 0-7) shot 40 percent from behind the arc, hitting 10-of-25 shots. Kemper and Reyne each sank a trio of 3-pointers, while both Recker and Lonneman connected twice.

Adrian travels to Luverne for a non-conference clash Monday evening, while, WG (5-7, 2-4) hosts Hills-Beaver Creek Thursday night in Red Rock Conference action.

W-WG 44 34 -- 78

Adrian 26 33 -- 59

Fulda 74, Edgerton 56

FULDA -- In a physical Red Rock Conference battle that saw the two teams combine for 46 fouls, it was the Fulda Raiders earning the win over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen with a solid effort from the foul line.

A 52-percent free throw shooting team on the season, the Raiders made 26 of their 29 charity shots for a 90-percent clip. The Dutchmen went to the line 34 times and made 17 for a 50-percent effort.

Andy Oakland powered Fulda with a 28-point, 15-rebound double-double to go with five steals.

Other Raiders' contributions included nice nights off the bench by Josh Ramerth (13 points, five rebounds) and Kole Kramer (seven points, eight rebounds). Todd Peterson, Trevor Ruesch and Zach Holt each scored six points for Fulda (6-9, 4-2), which travels to play Southwestern United in Okabena on Thursday.

Brett Ford led the Flying Dutchmen with 24 points, while Austin Mertens scored 11 and Isaac Heard added nine.

Edgerton (4-5, 3-3) hosts Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Monday.

Edgerton 26 30 -- 56

Fulda 39 35 -- 74

Southwest Christian 87, Murray County Central 47

SLAYTON -- Dominic Nibbelink made 7 of his 13 shots, including a 4-for-8 effort on 3-pointers, to finish with 23 points, leading the Southwest Christian Eagles to a Red Rock Conference win over the Murray County Central Rebels.

Nibbelink also made all five of his free throws to go with three steals. Klint Knutson and Leighton Sampson each added 13 points, while Eric Talsma grabbed nine rebounds, Nate Pfeifle scored nine points and Clayton Huisken totaled seven points and four assists.

Sam Erickson led the Rebels with 17 points, including shooting 3-for-6 on 3's. Cole Bly and Max Whitehead each scored seven points with Erickson, Bly and Whitehead each grabbing five rebounds. Jack Thony added five points and four steals for MCC (2-9, 2-5), which travels to Windom Monday.

Southwest Christian (11-1, 6-0) hosts Edgerton in a crosstown battle on Thursday.

SWC 38 49 -- 87

MCC 21 26 -- 47

Dawson-Boyd 74, T-M-B 66

TRACY -- Parker Lanoue picked up 17 points and six assists along with four steals for the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers in a Camden Conference loss to Dawson-Boyd Friday.

The Panthers trailed by 13 after the first half, but outscored Dawson-Boyd 37-32 in the second to cut the lead to eight.

Josh Kirk was second on the team in scoring for the Panthers with 16 points, while Brian Fultz had with points and eight assists.

Dawson-Boyd was led by Michael Lee, who put up 37 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the win.

The Panthers (4-9, 2-5) travel to Pipestone to take on the Arrows Tuesday.

Dawson-Boyd 42 32 -- 74

T-M-B 29 37 -- 66

MOC-Floyd Valley 75, Sibley-Ocheyedan 31

SIBLEY, Iowa -- For one quarter, Friday night's Siouxland Conference meeting between Sibley-Ocheyedan and MOC-Floyd Valley was close.

However, following the first 8 minutes, the Class 3A sixth-ranked Dutchmen outscored the Generals 63-21 the rest of the way, including a 37-6 margin in the second half.

Justin Van Kalsbeek led MOC-Valley (13-2, 12-1) with 18 points, while Levi Jansen and Trey Achterhoff added 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Grant Juber paced the Generals with nine points and five assists, while Joe Storbakken added four helpers and Dalton Frick claimed two steals.

Sibley-Ocheyedan (0-12, 0-12) hosts Spirit Lake in a non-league game today.

MOC-FV 12 26 21 16 -- 75

S-O 10 15 2 4 -- 31

Sheldon 73, Okoboji 29

SHELDON, Iowa -- James Gradert scored 10 of his game-high 18 points in the second quarter as the Iowa Class 2A No. 5-ranked Sheldon Orabs ran away from the Okoboji Pioneers in a Siouxland Conference battle.

Dallas Ennema added 15 points for the Orabs with 10 of those markers coming in the third quarter when Sheldon outscored Okoboji 20-1.

Dalton Syverson led Okoboji (3-11, 3-9) with eight points.

Sheldon (14-1, 11-1) travels to Rock Valley for a conference game Tuesday.

Okoboji 9 11 1 8 -- 29

Sheldon 17 19 20 17 -- 73

H-LP 72, C-W-L 30

LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Eli Ihnen racked up 26 points and 10 rebounds to power the Harris-Lake Park Wolves past Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne in the Cornbelt Conference Friday.

The Wolves had a commanding 52-9 lead heading into halftime after holding C-W-L to just four points in the first quarter and five points in the second. After the intermission, C-W-L was able to make a small comeback when Harris-Lake Park put in more of its bench players.

Colin Brons picked up nine points and eight rebounds for the Wolves, while Brady Van Iperen chipped in another nine points. Kade Heikens put up nine points and four assists to go along with Tanner Hiveley's eight points and five rebounds.

Esden Carroll led C-W-L with 10 points in the game.

The Wolves (13-1, 7-0) face District 1 foe Trinity Christian Monday.

C-W-L 4 5 6 15 -- 30

H-LP 29 23 9 15 -- 70

West Lyon 50, Central Lyon 29

INWOOD, Iowa -- The West Lyon Wildcats toppled the Central Lyon Lions in Siouxland Conference play Friday night.

Central Lyon (5-9, 3-9) travels to Hills-Beaver Creek for a non-league game Monday.

No other information from this game was submitted.

Rock Valley 76, George-Little Rock 49

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa -- The Rock Valley Rockets improved to 9-5 overall and 7-5 in the Siouxland Conference with a win over the George-Little Rock Mustangs Friday.

Jerod Hansen led the Rockets with 19 points, while Andrew Van Ginkel posted a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.

George-Little Rock (2-13, 1-12) travels to Orange City Monday to play Unity Christian.

G-LR 12 15 10 12 -- 49

Rock Valley 17 23 20 16 -- 76

Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 83, Red Rock Central 58

SLEEPY EYE -- The Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's Knights improved to 10-3 overall with a non-league win over the Red Rock Central Falcons.

Red Rock Central dropped to 5-6 overall. The Falcons host Sleepy Eye Tuesday in Lamberton.

No other information from this game was submitted.

Redwood Valley 66, Pipestone Area 38

PIPESTONE -- The Redwood Valley Cardinals improved to 12-2 overall and 5-2 in the Southwest Conference with a 28-point win over the Pipestone Area Arrows.

The Arrows dropped to 3-8 overall and 0-7 in the league.

Pipestone Area travels to St. James Area tonight.

No other information from this game was submitted.

GIRLS

Dylan Gehrke scored 16 points and Jeff Sandbulte tallied 11 to lead H-BC (4-7, 2-4). The Patriots host Iowa rival Central Lyon Monday evening.

H-BC 20 35 -- 55

MLA 44 37 -- 81

W-WG 78, Adrian 59

ADRIAN - Coming out "hotter than blazes," according to veteran Adrian head coach Dean Schnaible, the visiting Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers took command early and claimed a 19-point victory over the Dragons, who netted 10 3-pointers in the game and had four players reach double figures.

Reed Bakken tallied a game-high 24 points to lead the Chargers, who shot 49 percent from the field, while teammates Shane Buchman (19), Taylor Lindaman (12) and Aaron Hass (10) also scored well for W-WG.

Nick Reyne paced a balanced Adrian scoring attack with 16 points, while dishing off eight assists and claiming seven rebounds.

Taylor Recker turned in a stellar all-around game for the Dragons with 15 points, three blocks, three assists and a team-high nine rebounds.

Collin Kemper (12 points) and Brady Lonneman (10 points, six rebounds, four assists and three blocks) also contributed strong performances for Adrian.

The Dragons (0-14, 0-7) shot 40 percent from behind the arc, hitting 10-of-25 shots. Kemper and Reyne each sank a trio of 3-pointers, while both Recker and Lonneman connected twice.

Adrian travels to Luverne for a non-conference clash Monday evening, while, WG (5-7, 2-4) hosts Hills-Beaver Creek Thursday night in Red Rock Conference action.

W-WG 44 34 -- 78

Adrian 26 33 -- 59

Fulda 74, Edgerton 56

FULDA -- In a physical Red Rock Conference battle that saw the two teams combine for 46 fouls, it was the Fulda Raiders earning the win over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen with a solid effort from the foul line.

A 52-percent free throw shooting team on the season, the Raiders made 26 of their 29 charity shots for a 90-percent clip. The Dutchmen went to the line 34 times and made 17 for a 50-percent effort.

Andy Oakland powered Fulda with a 28-point, 15-rebound double-double to go with five steals.

Other Raiders' contributions included nice nights off the bench by Josh Ramerth (13 points, five rebounds) and Kole Kramer (seven points, eight rebounds). Todd Peterson, Trevor Ruesch and Zach Holt each scored six points for Fulda (6-9, 4-2), which travels to play Southwestern United in Okabena on Thursday.

Brett Ford led the Flying Dutchmen with 24 points, while Austin Mertens scored 11 and Isaac Heard added nine.

Edgerton (4-5, 3-3) hosts Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Monday.

Edgerton 26 30 -- 56

Fulda 39 35 -- 74

Southwest Christian 87, Murray County Central 47

SLAYTON -- Dominic Nibbelink made 7 of his 13 shots, including a 4-for-8 effort on 3-pointers, to finish with 23 points, leading the Southwest Christian Eagles to a Red Rock Conference win over the Murray County Central Rebels.

Nibbelink also made all five of his free throws to go with three steals. Klint Knutson and Leighton Sampson each added 13 points, while Eric Talsma grabbed nine rebounds, Nate Pfeifle scored nine points and Clayton Huisken totaled seven points and four assists.

Sam Erickson led the Rebels with 17 points, including shooting 3-for-6 on 3's. Cole Bly and Max Whitehead each scored seven points with Erickson, Bly and Whitehead each grabbing five rebounds. Jack Thony added five points and four steals for MCC (2-9, 2-5), which travels to Windom Monday.

Southwest Christian (11-1, 6-0) hosts Edgerton in a crosstown battle on Thursday.

SWC 38 49 -- 87

MCC 21 26 -- 47

Dawson-Boyd 74, T-M-B 66

TRACY -- Parker Lanoue picked up 17 points and six assists along with four steals for the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers in a Camden Conference loss to Dawson-Boyd Friday.

The Panthers trailed by 13 after the first half, but outscored Dawson-Boyd 37-32 in the second to cut the lead to eight.

Josh Kirk was second on the team in scoring for the Panthers with 16 points, while Brian Fultz had with points and eight assists.

Dawson-Boyd was led by Michael Lee, who put up 37 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the win.

The Panthers (4-9, 2-5) travel to Pipestone to take on the Arrows Tuesday.

Dawson-Boyd 42 32 -- 74

T-M-B 29 37 -- 66

MOC-Floyd Valley 75, Sibley-Ocheyedan 31

SIBLEY, Iowa -- For one quarter, Friday night's Siouxland Conference meeting between Sibley-Ocheyedan and MOC-Floyd Valley was close.

However, following the first 8 minutes, the Class 3A sixth-ranked Dutchmen outscored the Generals 63-21 the rest of the way, including a 37-6 margin in the second half.

Justin Van Kalsbeek led MOC-Valley (13-2, 12-1) with 18 points, while Levi Jansen and Trey Achterhoff added 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Grant Juber paced the Generals with nine points and five assists, while Joe Storbakken added four helpers and Dalton Frick claimed two steals.

Sibley-Ocheyedan (0-12, 0-12) hosts Spirit Lake in a non-league game today.

MOC-FV 12 26 21 16 -- 75

S-O 10 15 2 4 -- 31

Sheldon 73, Okoboji 29

SHELDON, Iowa -- James Gradert scored 10 of his game-high 18 points in the second quarter as the Iowa Class 2A No. 5-ranked Sheldon Orabs ran away from the Okoboji Pioneers in a Siouxland Conference battle.

Dallas Ennema added 15 points for the Orabs with 10 of those markers coming in the third quarter when Sheldon outscored Okoboji 20-1.

Dalton Syverson led Okoboji (3-11, 3-9) with eight points.

Sheldon (14-1, 11-1) travels to Rock Valley for a conference game Tuesday.

Okoboji 9 11 1 8 -- 29

Sheldon 17 19 20 17 -- 73

H-LP 72, C-W-L 30

LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Eli Ihnen racked up 26 points and 10 rebounds to power the Harris-Lake Park Wolves past Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne in the Cornbelt Conference Friday.

The Wolves had a commanding 52-9 lead heading into halftime after holding C-W-L to just four points in the first quarter and five points in the second. After the intermission, C-W-L was able to make a small comeback when Harris-Lake Park put in more of its bench players.

Colin Brons picked up nine points and eight rebounds for the Wolves, while Brady Van Iperen chipped in another nine points. Kade Heikens put up nine points and four assists to go along with Tanner Hiveley's eight points and five rebounds.

Esden Carroll led C-W-L with 10 points in the game.

The Wolves (13-1, 7-0) face District 1 foe Trinity Christian Monday.

C-W-L 4 5 6 15 -- 30

H-LP 29 23 9 15 -- 70

West Lyon 50, Central Lyon 29

INWOOD, Iowa -- The West Lyon Wildcats toppled the Central Lyon Lions in Siouxland Conference play Friday night.

Central Lyon (5-9, 3-9) travels to Hills-Beaver Creek for a non-league game Monday.

No other information from this game was submitted.

Rock Valley 76, George-Little Rock 49

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa -- The Rock Valley Rockets improved to 9-5 overall and 7-5 in the Siouxland Conference with a win over the George-Little Rock Mustangs Friday.

Jerod Hansen led the Rockets with 19 points, while Andrew Van Ginkel posted a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.

George-Little Rock (2-13, 1-12) travels to Orange City Monday to play Unity Christian.

G-LR 12 15 10 12 -- 49

Rock Valley 17 23 20 16 -- 76

Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 83, Red Rock Central 58

SLEEPY EYE -- The Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's Knights improved to 10-3 overall with a non-league win over the Red Rock Central Falcons.

Red Rock Central dropped to 5-6 overall. The Falcons host Sleepy Eye Tuesday in Lamberton.

No other information from this game was submitted.

Redwood Valley 66, Pipestone Area 38

PIPESTONE -- The Redwood Valley Cardinals improved to 12-2 overall and 5-2 in the Southwest Conference with a 28-point win over the Pipestone Area Arrows.

The Arrows dropped to 3-8 overall and 0-7 in the league.

Pipestone Area travels to St. James Area tonight.

No other information from this game was submitted.

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