PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Edgerton uses 17-1 second-half run to pull away from W-WG
EDGERTON -- Trailing by nine points at halftime didn't seem to bother the Edgerton boys' basketball team.
In fact, the Flying Dutchmen started the second half on a 17-1 run en route to a 65-62 victory against Westbrook-Walnut Grove in Tuesday night's boys' basketball game.
Tanner DeKam scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Flying Dutchmen (1-2, 1-2).
Johnny Menning added 16 points and six steals for Edgerton, which turned a 33-24 halftime deficit into a 41-34 lead with 13 minutes remaining.
Dylan Voge dished out six assists.
Aaron Theisen scored 18 points to lead W-WG, while Taylor Lindaman and John Elzenga each scored 12 points. Jared Lindaman added 10 for the Chargers (3-4, 1-2).
Edgerton will travel to Ellsworth on Jan. 7, while W-WG will host Cedar Mountain/Comfrey on Jan. 4.
W-WG 33 29 -- 62
Edgerton 24 41 -- 65
Luverne 61, PA 49
PIPESTONE -- Sinking 29 of 38 free throws, including a perfect six-of-six performance by Brandon Klein, the Luverne Cardinals posted their first victory of the season, defeating Pipestone Area by 12 points.
Brett Heronimus netted a game-high 25 points for the Cardinals (1-4, 1-2) as he made 11-of-18 free throws. Heronimus scored 16 points in the second half, connecting on 10-of-15 from the line.
Klein added a 3-pointer to his six free throws and finished with nine points for Luverne.
Clayton Johnson was PA's leading scorer with 16 points, while Tyler Rieck (eight), Carl Johnson (seven) and Aaron Kozlowski (seven) combined for 22 more points for the Arrows (1-4, 0-2).
Luverne hosts Rock County rival Hills-Beaver Creek Thursday.
PA plays Tuesday in a tournament in Brookings, S.D., facing Deul in its opening game.
Luverne 28 33 -- 61
PA 18 31 -- 49
H-BC 80, ML/B-O 70
HILLS -- Getting balanced scoring, Hills-Beaver Creek put together a strong second half and held on for a 10-point Red Rock Conference victory over Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.
The Patriots (3-1, 2-1) trailed by two at halftime, but opened up a 17-point advantage with about eight minutes to play in the second half.
Cory Tilstra connected on a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead H-BC, while Jordan Larson, Seth Nuffer and Travis Helgeson contributed 18, 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Larson turned in a fine all-around game for the Patriots, coming up with seven rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Nuffer pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and passed for five assists, while Helgeson had seven rebounds and Tilstra dished off four assists.
Beau Herrig and Carter Kirk had strong inside games for the Wolverines (2-2, 2-1) each coming up with an impressive double-double.
Herrig scored a game-high 27 points and had 11 rebounds, while Kirk -- just a freshman -- netted 20 points and claimed a game-high 15 rebounds.
The Wolverines, who were plagued by 28 turnovers in the contest, host their own tournament next week, playing Truman at Mountain Lake Tuesday. H-BC plays at Luverne Thursday night.
ML/B-O 35 35 -- 70
H-BC 33 47 -- 80
Marshall 68, JCC 61
JACKSON -- In a tightly-played contest which was close the entire way, Marshall pulled away for a seven-point Southwest Conference win over Jackson County Central.
Austin Saugstad scored 16 points to pace the Tigers (4-1, 3-0), who remain undefeated in the league.
Ty Schwarting tallied a game-high 19 points and had eight rebounds for the Huskies (4-2, 1-2), while Cody Gettler notched 16 points and claimed seven rebounds.
Bryce Christopher (10 points, six rebounds), Logan Hall (nine points, three steals) and Zach Copley (seven points, seven rebounds) were also key contributors for JCC.
Marshall hosts Mankato East in its own tournament next week, while JCC plays Blue Earth in the BEA Tournament Tuesday.
Marshall 32 36 -- 68
JCC 29 32 -- 61
Windom 57, RV 32
REDWOOD FALLS -- A big defensive effort in the second half helped the Windom Eagles claim a 25-point victory on the road against Redwood Valley.
Windom (4-1, 2-1) outscored RV (4-2, 2-2) 33-8 in the second half, breaking away from a tie game at halftime.
Windom hosts a holiday tournament next week, as the Eagles will play Fulda Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Windom 24 33 -- 57
Redwood 24 8 -- 32
West Lyon 58, G-LR 53 (OT)
GEORGE, Iowa -- Playing before a good-sized, enthusiastic crowd, West Lyon and George Little-Rock treated Siouxland Conference basketball fans to an overtime thriller.
The Wildcats, fresh off a state football championship, jumped out to an early lead and rallied to tie the game in the final 17 seconds before taking the lead for good in the overtime.
Ethan Van Briesen scored 14 points and had five rebounds for the Mustangs (3-4, 3-4), while Taylor Klingenberg (11 points, seven assists) and Matt Nagel (seven points, nine rebounds) contributed to a balanced G-LR effort.
Beau Hassebroek scored 17 points to lead WL (5-3, 4-3).
G-LR travels to tangle with Central Lyon Jan. 4.
WL 14 7 11 18 8 -- 58
G-LR 6 15 12 17 3 -- 53
Central Lyon 60, S-O 50
SIBLEY, Iowa -- With a trio of players fouling out, Sibley-Ocheyedan was unable to catch rival Central Lyon in a Siouxland Conference clash.
Clayton Busch and Ross Ackerman each scored 13 points to lead the Lions, while Kyler Huisman added 12 points for CL, which opened up the contest with a 22-point second quarter.
The Generals (3-4, 3-4), are off until Jan. 4 when they travel to play Boyden-Hull.
CL 6 22 12 20 -- 60
S-O 7 12 15 16 -- 50