PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Eagles soar into 1st place in Red Rock
EDGERTON -- The Southwest Christian Eagles girls basketball team moved into sole possession of first place in the Red Rock Conference with a 59-43 victory over the Adrian Dragons Friday night.
The win moved the Eagles to 9-4 overall and 6-0 in the league, a half-game ahead of the Dragons, who suffered their first league loss, falling to 6-1 in the Red Rock and 9-3 overall.
Amber Pater's double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds and Hannah Van Dyke's all-around effort of 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals helped propel the Eagles.
Jennifer Schmidt added eight points for SWC, while Kelly Tinklenberg totaled eight rebounds and four assists and Kara Homandberg swiped seven steals.
After reaching the free-throw line 42 times and making 30 of them in a 66-56 win over Murray County Central on Tuesday, Adrian struggled from the charity stripe Friday, making 6 of 18 attempts. Southwest Christian made 7 of its 8 chances.
Courtney Vaske amassed a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Dragons, while Carly Wolf chipped in 12 points, Jordin Kopplow hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds to go with a team-high five assists and Elissa Thier collected four steals.
Southwest Christian hosts MCC Thursday, while Adrian travels to play the Windom Eagles Monday.
Adrian 21 22 -- 43
SWC 28 31 -- 59
Fulda 75, W-WG 67 (OT)
WESTBROOK -- Paige Erickson scored her 1,000th career point, but it wasn't enough for the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers to hold off the Fulda Raiders in the Red Rock Conference.
Erickson converted the back end of a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to tie the game at 64, forcing the extra frame after Fulda's last-second shot was off the mark.
Erickson led all scorers with 33 points, the exact mark she needed to reach the milestone entering the game.
Sariah Cheadle (seven rebounds) and Rachel Cheadle (seven rebounds, four steals) led the Raiders with 23 and 18 points, respectively, while Amanda Schumacher added 10 points and four steals. Courtney Tiesler and Brittney Hermeling (seven rebounds, four assists) each added nine points.
In addition to her 33 points, Erickson cleared a line of 15 rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Other statistical leaders for the Chargers included Dayna Comnick's 15 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals and Abby Herding's five points, six assists and four steals.
Fulda (11-3, 6-1) hosts Adrian Thursday. Westbrook-Walnut Grove (5-7, 4-4) goes to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Tuesday.
Fulda 33 31 11 -- 75
W-WG 36 28 3 -- 67
Ellsworth 47, RRC 43
LAMBERTON -- Trailing by nine at halftime, the Ellsworth Panthers limited the Red Rock Central Falcons to 11 second-half points to earn a comeback victory in the Red Rock Conference.
"We used a more patient approach on offense and were able to break down (Red Rock Central's) defense more in the second half," Panthers head coach Lisa Thielen said following the game. "We were able to get some key turnovers, and, overall, played better as a team in the second half."
Three players scored in double figures for Ellsworth, led by Alexa Huisman's 12 points. Bridget Kramer and Brenna Kramer scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Tegan Derickson posted a game-high 13 points for the Falcons, while Melanie Kedl scored 12.
Ellsworth (7-7, 3-4) hosts Southwestern United Thursday. Red Rock Central (1-9, 1-5) travels to Wabasso today.
Ellsworth 23 24 -- 47
RRC 32 11 -- 43
SWU 64, Edgerton 56
OKABENA -- Making her first start at the varsity level, Andrea Hinkeldey delivered a solid performance. The freshman guard tallied 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and blocked two shots in the Southwestern United Wildcats' 64-56 victory over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in the Red Rock Conference.
Courtney Place led the Wildcats with 22 points and eight rebounds, while Sonja Peters totaled 11 points and six boards, Kailey Wendland added nine points and seven caroms and Sarah Baumgard tallied nine points, four rebounds and four steals.
Tanner Gunnink led the Dutchmen with 22 points. Edgerton (1-10, 1-7) hosts Hills-Beaver Creek Thursday.
Southwestern United (3-8, 3-3) travels to Marshall to play Canby today at SMSU's R/A Facility in a girls-boys doubleheader.
Edgerton 20 36 -- 56
SWU 33 31 -- 64
MCC 68, MLA 40
SLAYTON -- Jenna Ness's 18 points and nine rebounds helped the Murray County Central Rebels breeze by the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines in a Red Rock Central matchup Friday.
The Rebels began to pull away in the first half, taking a 16 point lead into halftime. Despite scoring 25 points in the second, the Wolverines were unable to mount a comeback against 37 points by the Rebels.
Jade Giese was second on the team in scoring with 16 points for Murray County Central, while Morgan Behrends added 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in the game. Taylor Schreier also had seven rebounds for the Rebels to go along with five assists and four steals.
The Wolverines were led by Paige Brown's 15 points, while Rachel Dukes picked up 12 points.
MCC (4-6, 4-4) heads to Pipestone to take on the Arrows Tuesday and MLA (5-7, 2-4) plays at Hills against the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots Tuesday.
MLA 14 25 -- 40
MCC 31 37 -- 68
Sheldon 46, S-O 37
SHELDON, Iowa -- The Sheldon Orabs went on an 11-0 run to end Friday night's Siouxland Conference game with the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals.
The Orabs's run ended the Generals' charge as the visitors, who had trailed by as much as seven in the third quarter (28-21), fought back to tie the game at 35 with 5 minutes to play and took a 37-35 lead a bit later.
Krista Bousema led the Orabs with 17 points. Audrey Gustafson added 12 for Sheldon (5-8, 5-6), which travels to George-Little Rock Tuesday.
Kayla Ackerman drained three 3-pointers for S-O, which helped tie the game in the final frame. Ackerman finished with an all-around game of 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Bridget Doeden compiled a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Generals, while Alyssa Stofferan delivered three assists and three steals and Brooke Grimes grabbed three steals.
Sibley-Ocheyedan (6-6, 5-6) hosts Rock Valley Tuesday.
S-O 11 8 10 8 -- 37
Sheldon 16 7 8 15 -- 46
MOC-FV 53, CL 49
ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Even though Lexi and Kelsey Ackerman both scored in double-digits, the No. 4-ranked Class 1A Central Lyon Lions fell to No. 2-ranked Class 3A MOC-Floyd Valley for the second time this season in the Siouxland Conference Friday.
Central Lyon led 29-24 at halftime and 41-35 after three quarters but MOC-Floyd Valley outscored the Lions 18-8 in the final 8 minutes to secure the win.
Lexi Ackerman led the team in scoring with 19 points, while Kelsey Ackerman added 15 points for the Lions.
MOC-Floyd Valley (13-1, 11-0) was led by Alexis Conaway, who scored 22 points.
Central Lyon (12-2, 9-2) hosts Sioux Center Tuesday in Rock Rapids.
CL 10 19 12 8 -- 49
MOC-FV 13 11 11 18 -- 53