PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Nelson leads Dutchmen to win over Chargers
EDGERTON -- Breanna Nelson sank a pair of 3's along with four free throws in the game's final 3 minutes as the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen held off the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers with 58-52 victory in Red Rock Conference girls basketball Thursday night.
Nelson finished with 12 points and her scoring was timely for the Dutchmen as the Chargers had cut the gap to two points (47-45) with 2:50 remaining.
Tanner Gunnink topped Edgerton (4-17, 4-11) with a 17-rebound, 14-point double-double to go along with three shot blocks. Tara DeKam added eight boards for the Dutchmen, who travel to Jeffers to play Red Rock Central Monday.
Paige Erickson compiled 23 points, nine rebounds and five shot blocks to lead the Chargers, who shot 20 percent from the floor. Dayna Comnick added 12 points, while Elizabeth Woelber had nine points and five assists and Kelsi Wahl collected nine rebounds.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove (9-12, 7-8) hosts Mountain Lake Area Monday to end the regular season.
W-WG 18 34 -- 52
Edgerton 29 29 -- 58
Fulda 70, MLA 58
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Janessa Peters' double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds was not enough for Mountain Lake Area as a trio of Fulda Raiders scored in double-digits to win in the Red Rock Conference Thursday night.
Rachel Cheadle led the Raiders with 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals, while Brittney Hermeling added 18 points and seven boards and Sariah Cheadle posted 16 points.
Whitney Klassen collected four steals for Mountain Lake Area (11-11, 6-8), which travels to Edgerton tonight to tangle with the Southwest Christian Eagles.
Fulda finished the regular season with an 18-8 overall record and 12-4 mark in the league. The Raiders are seeded fourth in the Section 3A South tournament and play No. 5-seed Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in Worthington on Feb. 23.
Fulda 35 35 -- 70
MLA 28 30 -- 58
Hills-Beaver Creek 54
HILLS -- Amber Walkowaik scored 20 points to help the Ellsworth Panthers erase a four-point halftime deficit to claim a Red Rock Conference victory over Hills-Beaver Creek Thursday night.
Bridget Kramer finished with 16 points and five assists, while Alexa Huisman hauled in 13 rebounds for Ellsworth, which improved to 11-11 overall and 7-7 in the league.
Paige Leuthold and Meghan Leuthold paced the Patriots with 18 and 16 points, respectively.
Both teams play Adrian next. Ellsworth hosts the Dragons on Saturday, while Hills-Beaver Creek (6-15, 3-12) travels to play in Adrian Monday.
Ellsworth 21 39 -- 60
H-BC 25 29 -- 54
Southwestern United 57,
Red Rock Central 40
OKABENA -- The Southwestern United Wildcats limited Red Rock Central to nine first-half points en route to a 17-point Red Rock Conference victory Thursday night.
Courtney Place totaled 25 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Wildcats, while Kailey Wendland compiled 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Andrea Hinkeldey added seven points and Autumn Hinkeldey finished with four assists for Southwestern United (7-15, 6-9), which had 17 team assists.
Tegan Derickson scored 14 points to lead the Falcons, while Melanie Kedl added seven points and Brooke Rasmussen had four assists and three steals. Hannah Sell grabbed seven rebounds and Katie Larsen finished with four assists and two shot blocks for Red Rock Central (3-19, 2-13).
Both teams finish their respective conference schedules Monday as the Wildcats host Ellsworth and the Falcons host Edgerton.
RRC 9 31 -- 40
SWU 29 28 -- 57
Adrian 53, MCC 38
ADRIAN -- Courtney Vaske picked up a game-high 11 points to lead the Adrian Dragons to a win over the Murray County Central Rebels Thursday.
Brooke Wenzel finished with 10 points for the Dragons, while Rachel Kontz and Carly Wolf each added eight points.
Adrian shot 15 of 24 from the free-throw line, while MCC only converted on nine of its 17 chances from the line.
Jenna Ness had eight points to lead the Rebels, while Jade Giese, Taylor Schreier and Morgan Behrends each scored six points.
Adrian (16-6, 12-2) travels to Ellsworth Saturday, while Murray County Central (9-10, 8-7) hosts Southwest Christian Monday.
MCC 16 22 -- 38
Adrian 27 26 -- 53
Windom Area 52, Luverne 49
LUVERNE -- Rachel Sorensen scored 20 points on 6 of 16 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free-throw line as the Windom Area Eagles edged the Luverne Cardinals in the Southwest Conference finale for both teams.
Kelsey Hanefeld added 10 points for the Eagles, who entered the game tied with the Cardinals in the league standings at 7-4 and emerged with a third-place finish at 8-4. Jasmine Carlson scored seven points and Holly Larson totaled six points and five rebounds for Windom Area (14-10 overall), which hosts St. Peter Saturday to finish the regular season.
McKayla Schilling topped Luverne in scoring with 16 points, while Kaitlin Wohnoutka compiled 12 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists. Amanda Barnhart led the Cardinals with eight rebounds and Alex Stanley and Lexi Rust each scored six points.
Luverne finished the regular season with a 14-11 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the SWC at 7-5. The Cardinals are seeded fourth in the Class AA Section 3 South tournament and host Windom Area, which is seeded fifth. The Eagles swept the regular-season series with Luverne with Thursday's win and a 60-54 win in Windom on Jan. 11.
Windom Area 27 25 -- 52
Luverne 26 23 -- 49
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 52, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 51
TRACY -- Russell-Tyler-Ruthton held off Tracy-Milroy-Balaton's second-half surge to wrap up the Camden Conference portion of each team's schedule Thursday night.
R-T-R (15-8, 10-4) was led by Destinee Strand with 14 points and Kaylie Nielsen with 11 points. The fifth-seeded Knights play No. 4 Fulda on Feb. 23 in Worthington in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A South tournament.
Sammie Gervais scored a game-high 15 points and added eight rebounds and three steals for the Panthers. Cassie Hook finished with 14 points and Jenna Stoneberg collected seven points, seven rebounds and three assists for T-M-B (11-11, 7-7), which travels to Redwood Valley tonight before finishing the regular season Tuesday with a home game against Springfield.
R-T-R 32 20 -- 52
T-M-B 25 26 -- 51