GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: JCC defeats Fulda, 62-46JACKSON — Jackson County Central trailed by 12 points late in the first half but went on a big run to take a double-digit lead en route to a 62-46 non-conference victory over Fulda.
JACKSON — Jackson County Central trailed by 12 points late in the first half but went on a big run to take a double-digit lead en route to a 62-46 non-conference victory over Fulda.
Ashley Kruse equaled a season-high with 24 points, and Leslie Handzus had 14 points, four assists and four steals for the Huskies, who extended their winning streak to six games.
Brooke Burmeister added 11 points and nine rebounds in the win.
Amy Paulzine scored 11 points, Mari Holinka had eight, and Brittany Hulstein, Courtney Hulstein and Lane Gehl each added nine for Fulda, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.
JCC (15-4) will host Blue Earth Area on Tuesday. Fulda (10-7) will host Adrian on Thursday.
Fulda 26 20 — 46
JCC 28 34 — 62
SWC 59, SFC 26
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Jada Vander Veen had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead Southwest Christian to a convincing non-conference victory over Sioux Falls Christian.
Kara Van Dyke had 12 points, five rebounds and four steals, and Abby Hanenburg added 10 points, seven rebounds and six steals for the Eagles, who held SFC to a combined nine points in the second and third quarters.
Kayla Vander Veen had eight points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals, and Brianna Spronk had six points, five assists and four steals in the victory.
SWC (12-4) will travel to face Hills-Beaver Creek on Thursday.
SWC 18 16 13 12 — 59
SFC 9 5 4 8 — 26
Dell Rapids 45, PA 41
PIPESTONE — Baily Bouman scored 12 points to lead Pipestone Area in a loss to the No. 1-ranked Class A team in South Dakota.
The Arrows trailed by four points at halftime but couldn’t make up the deficit in the final 18 minutes, as each team scored 17 second-half points.
Taylor Richter had 18 points, and Trish Ollerich added 11 for Dell Rapids (14-0).
Pipestone Area (13-3), which has lost two of its past four games, will travel to face Yellow Medicine East on Saturday.
DR 28 17 — 45
PA 24 17 — 41