PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Falcons fly by Wildcats
LAMBERTON -- Henry Rogotzke scored a game-high 26 points, while Jeff DeCock added 24, including his 1,000th-career point, as the Red Rock Central Falcons improved to .500 overall and in the Red Rock Conference with a 70-62 win over the Southwestern United Wildcats Tuesday night.
Rogotzke added 10 rebounds for a double-double, while DeCock added seven rebounds and five assists to go with his milestone.
Needing 15 points entering the contest, the senior guard scored 12 first-half points and reached the accomplishment on a second-half free throw. As a team, Red Rock Central (5-5, 3-3) converted 19 of 30 charity shots, while Southwestern United (3-7, 1-4) went 14-for-24.
Maison Miller added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Falcons, who travel to play Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's in a non-league game Friday.
Four players scored in double figures for the Wildcats, led by Andrew Kramer's 14 points. Matthew Soto (two 3's) and Zach Schumacher each totaled 12 points, while Aaron Fest (two 3's) finished with 11 points.
Southwestern United hosts a conference game with Ellsworth on Friday in Round Lake.
SWU 23 39 -- 62
RRC 29 41 -- 70
SW Christian 88, Fulda 30
EDGERTON -- The Southwest Christian boys dished out 26 assists in a lopsided win for the Eagles in Red Rock Conference action with the Fulda Raiders.
Klint Knutson and Nate Pfeifle scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead the Eagles. Silas Top added 10 markers, while Leighton Sampson filled the stat sheet with 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.
Eric Talsma led SWC (10-1, 5-0) with 10 rebounds and eight assists, while Clayton Huisken dished out four assists and Dominic Nibbelink added three helpers.
Fulda (5-9, 3-2) was led by Andy Oakland's 11 points and seven rebounds. Todd Peterson added eight points for the Raiders, who host Edgerton Friday.
Southwest Christian travels to Slayton to play Murray County Central Friday.
Fulda 18 12 -- 30
SWC 50 38 -- 88
Rock Valley 69,
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Andrew Van Ginkel scored 27 points to lead the Rock Valley Rockets past the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals in Siouxland Conference play.
Jerod Hansen added 12 for Rock Valley (8-5, 7-5), which hosts George-Little Rock Friday.
Devin Vander Veen led the Generals with seven points and six rebounds. Nine players scored in the game for Sibley-Ocheyedan (0-11, 0-11), which hosts MOC-Floyd Valley Friday.
RV 15 20 18 16 -- 69
S-O 7 6 12 14 -- 39
Sheldon 66, G-LR 50
GEORGE, Iowa -- The Sheldon Orabs outscored the George-Little Rock Mustangs 40-21 through the middle two quarters to break open a Siouxland Conference contest that was close after the first 8 minutes.
Nate Oostra scored 12 of his team-high 20 points in the third quarter. Sheldon posts, Dallas Ennema and James Gradert, added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for an Orabs' squad that had nine players score.
Tanner Ver Steg led the Mustangs and all scorers with 27 points, which included seven 3s. Austin Hayenga added 10 points for G-LR (2-12, 1-10), which travels to Rock Valley Friday.
Sheldon (13-1, 10-1) hosts the Okoboji Pioneers Friday.
Sheldon 16 20 20 10 -- 66
G-LR 15 9 12 14 -- 50
Ellsworth 60, H-BC 57
HILLS -- Drew Cheskie had a team-high 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Ellsworth Panthers in a Red Rock Conference win over the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots Tuesday.
The Panthers trailed by eight at the end of the first half, but made five 3-point baskets in the second half to help them complete the comeback.
Mitch Leuthold and Daniel Kramer (four assists) both scored 15 points for the Patriots, while Johnathon Kramer added 13 points and D'Shaun Herman collected five steals.
The Patriots were led by Jeff Sandbulte's 16 points, while Carey Taubert had 12. Dylan Gehrke picked up 11 points in the game to go along with 10 points by Jon Gallagher.
The Panthers (5-7, 4-2) take on Southwestern United in Round Lake Friday, while the Patriots (4-6, 2-3) head to Mountain Lake to take on the Wolverines Friday.
Ellsworth 24 36 -- 60
H-BC 32 25 -- 57
CMC 61, T-M-B 54
PRINSBURG -- Zach Zwart scored 18 points, while Nick Daugherty and Lucas Van Eps added 14 and 13, respectively, for the Central Minnesota Christian Bluejays in a Camden Conference win over the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers.
Parker Lanoue led the Panthers with 17 points and five steals, while Josh Kirk added three assists and a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds.
T-M-B (4-8, 2-4) hosts Dawson-Boyd Friday.
T-M-B 27 27 -- 54
CMC 31 30 -- 61