Prep girls basketball roundup: Adrian stays undefeated with victory against SWCADRIAN — Opening the second half with a 22-5 run Thursday night, the Adrian Dragons posted a key 66-56 victory over Southwest Christian in a clash between two of the teams at the top of the Red Rock Conference girls’ basketball standings.
By: Lucas Knutson, Worthington Daily Globe
ADRIAN — Opening the second half with a 22-5 run Thursday night, the Adrian Dragons posted a key 66-56 victory over Southwest Christian in a clash between two of the teams at the top of the Red Rock Conference girls’ basketball standings.
Adrian (8-0, 5-0) remains in a tie with Red Rock Central atop the conference standings, while SWC (5-3, 4-1) is now a game back of the leaders.
Leading 34-31 at halftime, the Dragons scored 22 of the second half’s initial 27 points to build a 56-36 lead before holding on for a 10-point victory.
Erica Thier (five assists, three steals) buried six 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 22 points to lead Adrian. Sam Lynn produced 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the Dragons.
Karli Meyer scored 11 points and had four steals for Adrian, and Katy Slater grabbed six rebounds.
Kara Van Dyke led SWC with 20 points, while both Brianna Spronk (11) and Kayla Broekhuis (10) scored in double figures, as well.
Adrian visits Worthington in a matchup of state-ranked, unbeaten teams Monday, while SWC hosts Murray County Central Tuesday.
SWC 31 25 — 56
Adrian 34 32 — 66
Fulda 72, Edgerton 46
EDGERTON — Four players scored in double digits for Fulda Thursday night, and the Raiders used a 9-0 surge midway through the first half on their way to a Red Rock Conference victory over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen.
Krissa Kramer scored a team-best 16 points for Fulda (5-4, 3-2), while Lane Gehl and Amy Paulzine each scored 14 points, and Sheyenne Wildfeuer added 11 points.
Paulzine hauled down 11 rebounds, and Mari Holinka collected eight boards for the Raiders, who built a 20-10 lead by scoring nine straight points and led 34-21 at halftime.
Alyson Drooger scored a game-high 20 points, including 17 in the first half and the Flying Dutchmen’s first 15 points of the game. She also had 11 rebounds and five shot blocks.
Katie Hadler scored nine points for Edgerton (3-3, 2-3), and Hailey Van Kley had three assists.
Fulda, which was 24-for-28 from the free-throw line, plays Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at SMSU in Marshall Saturday afternoon. Edgerton visits Lincoln HI Monday night.
Fulda 34 38 — 72
Edgerton 21 25 — 46
MCC 68, W-WG 33
SLAYTON — Colleen Everson scored 18 points and had eight steals Thursday night, helping spark the Murray County Central Rebels to a Red Rock Conference victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
Kate Robinson scored 13 points, and Emily Bose charted eight points, seven rebounds and three shot blocks for MCC (7-4, 3-2).
Also contributing for the Rebels were Kasey Schreiber (eight points, five rebounds), Sam Leebens (six points, six rebounds), Heather Nepp (six points, five rebounds), Alyssa Schmidt (five points, four assists) and Abby Van Meveran (four points, three steals).
Audra Schmidt topped W-WG’s stat sheets with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Kylie Erickson added 10 points.
MCC visits Southwest Christian Tuesday, while W-WG (5-5, 1-4) hosts Round Lake-Brewster the same night.
W-WG 20 13 — 33
MCC 37 31 — 68
Ellsworth 48, H-BC 38
ELLSWORTH — Trailing 25-17 at halftime Thursday night, the Ellsworth Panthers outscored Hills-Beaver Creek 31-13 in the second half to claim a 10-point victory over the Patriots in a Red Rock Conference game.
Andrea DeBoer netted a game-high 18 points and grabbed four rebounds to lead Ellsworth (4-4, 2-3). Brooke Kix scored 11 points.
Leah Timmer (six rebounds, five points) and Emily Timmer (five rebounds, four points) also contributed for Ellsworth, which plays at T-M-B tonight.
Emily Kruger paced H-BC with 15 points, five assists and four steals. Kelsey McGuire scored 10 points, and Jayme Plimpton charted five assists and three steals.
H-BC (0-7, 0-5) hosts SSC Tuesday.
H-BC 25 13 — 38
Ellsworth 17 31 — 48
SSC 55, ML/B-O 45
OKABENA — Katey Granstra scored 21 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked six shots to lead Southwest Star Concept to a 10-point win over Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin in Red Rock Conference action Thursday night.
Betsy Voehl scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half, as the Quasars (6-4, 4-1) built a 51-30 lead with 4:40 to play in the game.
The Wolverines, who outscored their hosts by a 15-4 margin after that, had a trio of players score double figures.
Jennie Romsdahl netted 15 points for ML/B-O (0-10, 0-5), while Megan Svalland (game-high 16 rebounds, seven steals) and Karen Herrig (eight rebounds) each scored 11 points.
Luanna Henkels hustled for eight steals and passed for six assists for the Quasars, who play at Hills-Beaver Creek Tuesday.
ML/B-O plays at Windom Saturday.
ML/B-O 17 28 — 45
SSC 27 28 — 55
RRC 63, RL-B 36
ROUND LAKE — Krystle Sell poured in 25 points Thursday night, leading the Red Rock Central Falcons to a Red Rock Conference victory over Round Lake-Brewster.
Sell also had eight rebounds and three assists, as the Falcons (7-1, 5-0) remained undefeated in league play and tied (with Adrian) atop the conference standings.
Thea Engen had a double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds) for the RRC, and Steph Maras dished out four assists.
Karen Schmitz led RL-B (1-4, 3-6) with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Mara Eichenberger scored eight points, and Chelsea Meyer recorded three assists.
RRC, which owned a 38-28 advantage on the boards, hosts Edgerton Tuesday. RL-B will host Luverne Monday.
RRC 38 25 — 63
RL-B 16 20 — 36
Minneota 76, T-M-B 28
TRACY — Ashlyyn Muhl turned in a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead Minneota to a Camden Conference victory over Tracy-Milroy Balaton Thursday night.
Taya Kockelman (14 points, five rebounds) and Jackie Buysse (13 points, four steals) were among the other statistical leaders for the Vikings.
Roxy Ryan led T-M-B with nine points and four rebounds, while M’Hesi Haugen had six points, four rebounds and three steals, and Anna Snyder charted seven rebounds and seven assists.
T-M-B (0-11, 0-7) hosts Ellsworth tonight.
Minneota 40 36 — 76
T-M-B 18 10 — 28
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