Boys' basketball round-up: Ellsworth opens with 3-point victory over H-BCHILLS — Hills-Beaver Creek’s Halden Van Wyhe topped all scorers with 27 points, but Ellsworth had four players tally double-digit point totals in earning a 73-70 triumph Friday night to mark a successful head coaching debut for Tyler Morris.
HILLS — Hills-Beaver Creek’s Halden Van Wyhe topped all scorers with 27 points, but Ellsworth had four players tally double-digit point totals in earning a 73-70 triumph Friday night to mark a successful head coaching debut for Tyler Morris.
Casey Schilling had 18 points for the Panthers, while Trevor Gruis contributed 15 points and nine rebounds. Tom Nolte added 16 points, and Adam Van Der Stoep had 11.
Andrew Scholten aided the cause of the Patriots (1-1 overall, 0-1 Red Rock Conference) with 15 points, while Terence Reid had 11 points and nine rebounds.
Ellsworth 29 44 — 73
H-BC 27 43 — 70
Adrian 68, Fulda 43
ADRIAN — Danny Parsley’s 22 points boosted the Dragons (1-1 overall) to a Red Rock Conference win over the Raiders.
Brian Tjepkes contributed 10 points for Adrian, which led by 12 points at halftime and extended its advantage in the second half.
Max Dibble led Fulda (0-1) with 10 points, and Sam Olsem and Nate Fremstad each had eight points. The Raiders will be idle until Thursday, when they travel to Edgerton to face the Flying Dutchmen.
Adrian 31 37 — 68
Fulda 19 24 — 43
Southwest Christian 58, Edgerton 56
EDGERTON — Kellen Kooi’s 3-pointer put the Eagles ahead with 50 seconds remaining, and Nic Pfeifle scored a game-best 23 points to boost Southwest Christian to a win over its crosstown rival.
The Eagles trailed by four points with about two minutes remaining before rallying. Kooi added 12 points for Southwest Christian (1-0), while Tyler Van Schepen chipped in with 10.
Pfeifle pulled down nine rebounds for the Eagles, who will host Luverne Monday night. Kendall Stroeh contributed six rebounds and five assists.
Codi Gunnink paced the Flying Dutchmen (1-1) with a 20-point, 10-rebound night. Alex Heard had 11 points, and Chace Hulstein added 10.
Edgerton 26 30 — 56
SWC 29 29 — 58
JCC 56, Luverne 51
LUVERNE — Luverne rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit, but fell just short to the visiting Huskies.
Patrick Garvin led JCC with 19 points, and teammate Nathan Brandt had 16. Ryan Hoff scored 11 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for the Cardinals (0-1), while Zack Clark added 11 points and Trevor Stoffel had six assists.
JCC 34 22 — 56
Luv 20 31 — 51
SSC 63, RRC 30
LAMBERTON — Playing solid defense and outrebounding the Falcons 29-15, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars defeated Red Rock Central.
SSC had a 33-21 lead at halftime, and held RRC to a 14-minute scoring drought as the Quasars outscored the Falcons (0-2, 0-1) 30-9 in the second half en route to the season-opening victory.
Ben Scheevel had a game-high 19 points to lead SSC, while William Cranston added 18 points. Kirk McBreen scored 11 for the Quasars.
For RRC, Jake Fredrickson scored nine points, while Aaron Furth had six rebounds.
RRC will travel to Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Thursday, while SSC will host Round Lake-Brewster Thursday.
RRC 21 9 — 30
SSC 33 30 — 63
W-WG 87, RL-B 34
ROUND LAKE — Behind a double-double from Jace Jarmer, the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers opened their Red Rock Conference season with a victory against host Round Lake-Brewster.
Jarmer scored a game-high 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out eight assists to lead the Chargers (3-0, 1-0).
Jon LeBoutillier scored 15 points and had five steals for W-WG, while Mason Comnick scored 15 and Pryce Parker added 14 points on the night.
For RL-B, Jeremy Nelson scored seven points, while Dillon Hanson had nine rebounds.
RL-B will travel to Minneota today, while W-WG will host Murray County Central Tuesday.
W-WG 52 35 — 87
RL-B 13 21 — 34
RV 77, PA 63
REDWOOD FALLS — Mike Felt scored a game-high 44 points to lead Redwood Valley past Pipestone Area in a Southwest Conference game Friday.
Sam Knudsen added 13 points for the Cardinals (3-0, 1-0), while Brian Kohler scored nine points.
Eric Stark scored 28 points to lead the Arrows (0-1, 0-1), while Bryce Beyers added 17 points.
RV will travel to Marshall Tuesday, while PA will host Tracy-Milroy-Balaton the same evening.
PA 30 33 — 63
RV 40 37 — 77
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