TROJAN GIRLS BASKETBALL: Gravenhof's 26 pts. power WHS past Pipestone Area
PIPESTONE -- Paige Gravenhof nailed seven 3-point shots to tie a school record on her way to 26 points for the Worthington Trojans in a 79-57 defeat of the Pipestone Area Arrows Friday.
"We got out to an early lead, but we were only able to take a seven point lead into the locker room," WHS coach Eric Lindner said. "We came out playing better in the second half and were able to pressure Pipestone into turning the ball over."
With a 30-23 lead at halftime, the Trojans came out hot in the second, outscoring the Arrows 49-34 the rest of the way.
"We shot the ball well from the field tonight," Lindner said. "Our offense was able to move the ball really well, which helped us a lot. We went to the basket all game and ended up taking 40 shots from the free-throw line."
Lydia Kemper was second on the team in scoring with 18 points for the Trojans, while Ana Boever added 18 points including going 9-for-9 from the line on the night.
Amanda Haupert led the Arrows with 17 points, followed by Tia Muller and Megan Remund with eight points each.
"We played well tonight, but we still need to do a better job rebounding," Lindner said. "We also have to do a better job of not giving up so many dribble-penetration plays as we did tonight."
Worthington (14-3, 8-1) hosts Spirit Lake Monday and then hosts Luverne on Tuesday. Pipestone Area (1-17, 0-10) hosts Fairmont today.
Worthington 30 49 -- 79
Pipestone Area 23 34 -- 57
Marshall 79, Luverne 54
LUVERNE -- Sarah Buysse had five 3's and finished with 29 points, while Kenzie Beekman had 23 points as the Marshall Tigers retained their perfect Southwest Conference mark in a win over the Luverne Cardinals.
Marshall (17-3) sits atop the league standings with a 9-0 record -- one game ahead of Worthington.
Kaitlin Wohnoutka paced Luverne (11-10, 5-4) with 14 points and four steals. McKayla Schilling totaled 10 points, five rebounds and four steals for the Cardinals, while Amanda Barnhart claimed 10 rebounds and added seven points.
Luverne travels to Worthington Tuesday.
Marshall 41 38 -- 79
Luverne 32 22 -- 54
Adrian 57, SWU 51
ADRIAN -- Elizabeth Thier scored a team-high 16 points to help the Adrian Dragons to a win over the Southwestern United Wildcats during a Red Rock Conference girls' basketball game Friday.
Southwestern United held a 25-24 lead heading into halftime, but the Dragons outscored the Wildcats 33-26 in the second half to claim victory. Adrian hit 9 of 11 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Carly Wolf picked up 10 points in the game for Adrian, while Jordin Kopplow had nine points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Courtney Vaske chipped in seven points to go along with her 14 rebounds and Elissa Thier had five assists and six points.
Courtney Place led the Wildcats with 17 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Kailey Wendland was second on the team in scoring with nine points and Sonja Peters had eight points.
Adrian (14-4, 10-1) hosts Fulda Tuesday, while Southwestern United (5-14, 4-8) travels to Hills-Beaver Creek Tuesday.
SWU 25 26 -- 51
Adrian 24 33 -- 57
SWC 73, RRC 47
EDGERTON -- Amber Pater paced the Southwest Christian Eagles with 21 points in a win over the Red Rock Central Falcons Friday.
The Eagles took a 16 point lead into halftime and maintained their pressure throughout the second to control the game.
Tianna Top was second in scoring for the Eagles with 17 points, while Kelly Tinklenberg had 10 points and six rebounds in the game. Jennifer Schmidt added seven points and five steals to go along with seven points from Morgan Van Hulzen.
The Falcons were led by Olivia Bittner who had 16 points on the night. Cassandra Erickson, Tegan Derickson and Fern Engen all had six points for RRC with Engen collecting nine rebounds and Erickson picking up seven rebounds.
Southwest Christian (14-4, 11-0) takes on Sisseton in the Sanford Pentagon Classic in Brandon, S.D., today. Red Rock Central (2-16, 1-11) plays Lakeview at SMSU in Marshall today.
RRC 19 28 -- 47
SWC 35 38 -- 73
Hills-Beaver Creek 42
FULDA -- Five Raiders combined for 10 3's as Fulda toppled the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots in the Red Rock Conference Friday.
Courtney Tiesler scored 15 points to lead the Raiders, who improved to 15-6 overall and 10-3 in the league. Melissa Gehl added 14 points and seven rebounds, while Amanda Schumacher totaled 12 points.
Sariah Cheadle (five steals) and Brittney Hermeling (eight assists, seven rebounds) each knocked down a trio of 3's and both finished with 11 points for Fulda, which plays Russell-Tyler-Ruthton today at SMSU in Marshall at 1 p.m.
Haley Van Wyhe led the Patriots with 11 points. H-BC (6-12, 3-9) committed 26 turnovers against six for Fulda.
The Patriots host Southwestern United Tuesday.
Hills-Beaver Creek 12 30 -- 42
Fulda 45 27 -- 72
H-LP 64, G-T/R-A 51
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Noreen Morrow had a double-double (18 points, 15 rebounds) to lead the Harris-Lake Park Wolves to a 64-51 victory over Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Friday during a Cornbelt Conference girls' basketball game.
With the win, the Wolves clinched the Cornbelt Conference title outright for the first time in school history.
Harris-Lake Park held a two-point lead at halftime and allowed G-T/R-A to tie the game at 37 in the third quarter. But two 3-pointers by Mariah Gath and a 7 of 8 free throw performance by Macy Gunderson in the fourth allowed the Wolves to pull away.
Gath and Gunderson both had 14 points for Harris-Lake Park, while Gunderson also had five assists in the game. Morrow added three steals and two blocks for the Wolves in addition to her double-double.
Harris-Lake Park (12-6, 9-1) hosts Trinity Christian in the first round of the Class 1A, Region 1 tournament Thursday.
G-T/R-A 9 15 13 14 -- 51
H-LP 13 13 11 27 -- 64
Central Lyon 62,
George-Little Rock 43
GEORGE, Iowa -- Kori Schulte had 19 points for the Central Lyon Lions in a win over the George-Little Rock Mustangs Friday.
The Lions led by just six at halftime, but outscored the Mustangs 26-8 in the third quarter to pull away for good.
Sarah Halse had 15 points for the Lions to go along with six rebounds, while Lexi Ackerman added eight assists in the game.
Taylor Carstensen scored 10 points to lead the Mustangs.
Central Lyon (19-2, 14-2) hosts Sheldon Tuesday its regular season finale, while George-Little Rock (9-11, 6-10) travels to Boyden-Hull Tuesday.
C. Lyon 14 6 26 16 -- 62
G-LR 12 2 8 21 -- 43
S-O 50, Boyden-Hull 39
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Bridget Doeden picked up 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals past Boyden-Hull Friday.
The Generals used strong defensive play to limit Boyden-Hull's shot opportunities and cause turnovers on their way to an 11-point win.
Kayla Ackerman picked up six points, six rebounds and five assists for the Generals in the game. Jurnea Harberts added seven points to go along with seven steals by Michaela Wolter.
Boyden-Hull was led by Nicole Ewoldt, who had 15 points on the night.
The Generals (9-11, 8-9) host Okoboji Tuesday.
B-H 11 6 10 12 -- 39
S-O 6 20 9 15 -- 50
West Lyon 49, Sheldon 34
SHELDON, Iowa -- The Sheldon Orabs fell to the West Lyon Wildcats in a Siouxland Conference game Friday.
Krista Bousema led the Orabs with 11 points.
West Lyon (3-17, 3-14) received 11 points each from Tarah Meyer and Addie Meyer, while Alyssa Kock added 10 more.
Sheldon (5-15, 5-12) travels to Central Lyon Tuesday.
West Lyon 9 10 15 15 -- 49
Sheldon 9 7 4 14 -- 34