BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Eagles fly past CardinalsEDGERTON — After Luverne’s Jon Fodness hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with four seconds left in regulation Tuesday night, Southwest Christian scored the first five points in overtime and earned an exciting 50-49 victory over the Cardinals in non-conference boys’ basketball action.
EDGERTON — After Luverne’s Jon Fodness hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with four seconds left in regulation Tuesday night, Southwest Christian scored the first five points in overtime and earned an exciting 50-49 victory over the Cardinals in non-conference boys’ basketball action.
SWC (5-4) led 29-15 at halftime and held a 43-40 lead in the final minute of the second half, but Fodness tied the game with a shot from behind the arc with four seconds left — forcing overtime.
The Eagles then took control early in the extra session and held on for the victory.
Zach Huisken led SWC with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Nic Pfeifle scored 14 points.
Tyler Van Schepen added six points, six rebounds and four assists for the Eagles, who will host Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Thursday.
Zack Clark led Luverne (2-13) with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists. Landon Gacke totaled 10 points and seven rebounds.
Luverne 15 28 6 — 49
SWC 29 14 7 — 50
T-M-B 61, W-WG 53
TRACY — Brandon Kirk poured in 24 points Tuesday night, leading the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers to an eight-point non-conference victory over the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers.
Aaron Frisvold (four assists) and Chris Hansen (seven rebounds) each scored nine points for T-M-B (10-4), while Dominic Dolan had six rebounds.
Jace Jarmer topped W-WG (11-2) with a 19-point, 12-rebound double-double. Justin Knakmuhs scored 11 points, and Mason Comnick added 10 points for the Chargers.
T-M-B will host Luverne Thursday, while W-WG travels to play Hills-Beaver Creek the same night.
W-WG 30 23 — 53
T-M-B 31 30 — 61
PA 60, MCC 48
PIPESTONE — Balanced scoring was the key for the Pipestone Area Arrows Tuesday night, as four players scored 11 points apiece in a non-conference victory over Murray County Central.
Jason Nettik, Tate VanRoeckel, Bryce Beyers and Eric Stark each scored 11 points for the Arrows (6-7), while Shelby Jones and Shandon Jones (five rebounds) added eight and six points, respectively.
Stark pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds, and Nettik had five boards for PA, which hosts Windom Friday night.
Eric Wieneke led MCC (4-8) with 14 points. Kyle DeLong scored nine points, and both Taylor Streff and Kyle Lewis charted eight points.
MCC hosts Southwest Star Concept Thursday.
MCC 29 19 — 48
PA 28 32 — 60
Adrian 78, R-T-R 64
TYLER — Brian Tjepkes and Danny Parsley combined to score 53 points Tuesday night — 39 in the first half — as the Adrian Dragons claimed a non-conference victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
Fresh off a career-high 40-point game last Friday night, Tjepkes (five steals, four assists) scored 21 of his 25 points in the first half to spark the Dragons to a 50-37 halftime lead.
Parsley (six rebounds, five assists, four steals) also had a big start to the game, popping in 18 of his game-high 28 points in the first 18 minutes.
Nate Reyne added 12 points for Adrian (9-2), while Jesse Brake had seven rebounds, Justin Weidert dished out four assists, and Jordan Kontz charted four steals.
Adrian plays at Round Lake-Brewster Thursday.
Adrian 50 28 — 78
R-T-R 37 27 — 64
Iowa Sheldon 62, SL 41
SHELDON, Iowa — Outscoring Storm Lake 19-4 in the second quarter, the Sheldon Orabs took a 27-15 halftime lead and defeated the Tornadoes Tuesday night.
Andy Dykstra led Sheldon with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Taylor Zeutenhorst had 11 points.
Sheldon (11-5, 9-3) hosts Emmetsburg Friday.
Storm Lake 11 4 11 15 — 41
Sheldon 8 19 15 20 — 62