PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Kramer scores 14 of his game-high 23 points in the 2nd half to lift SSC to 63-60 winOKABENA — Finishing the first half on a 14-2 burst Friday night, Southwest Star Concept opened up a 31-20 lead at the break and then held off a barrage of late-game 3-pointers by Red Rock Central to earn a 63-60 Red Rock Conference high school boys’ basketball victory.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
OKABENA — Finishing the first half on a 14-2 burst Friday night, Southwest Star Concept opened up a 31-20 lead at the break and then held off a barrage of late-game 3-pointers by Red Rock Central to earn a 63-60 Red Rock Conference high school boys’ basketball victory.
SSC’s Andrew Kramer scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the second half, including five in a row which stretched a 39-34 lead into a 44-34 advantage with 8:47 to play.
Kramer also had nine rebounds and four assists for the Quasars (12-8, 7-7) who won their first game at home this season after seven losses. SSC is 11-1 on the road.
Jameson Collin (four assists) had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Quasars, who held a 36-21 lead a minute into the second half.
The Falcons, however, hit eight 3-pointers in the game — six of them in the second half, including four in the final four minutes — and rallied back several times, twice coming within three points in the last 25 seconds.
Jeff DeCock paced RRC (9-12, 7-7) with 19 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals, while Dylan Bunting (three 3-pointers) contributed 12 points and a trio of steals.
Daniel Maras (10 points), Logan Willhite (three 3-pointers for nine points) and Henry Rogotzke (12 rebounds, four assists) also had fine games for the Falcons, who host Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Tuesday.
SSC is also back in action Tuesday night, hosting Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
RRC 20 40 — 60
SSC 31 32 — 63
Fulda 57, H-BC 53
HILLS — The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots took the lead with five minutes remaining, but it couldn’t maintain the edge, falling to the Fulda Raiders in a Red Rock Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night.
Each team had a quartet of players score in double figures with Fulda’s Matthew Appel (nine rebounds) scoring the game-high total with 15 points, including his 1000th-career point.
The Raiders, who turned a six-point lead at halftime into a 12-point lead early in the second half, also received 12 points from Max Dibble and 11 points from both Mic Holinka (five assists) and Aaron Tiesler (10 rebounds).
Jordan Larson paced the Patriots with 14 points followed by Dylan Gehrke with 13, Jeff Sandbulte with 12 and Seth Nuffer with 11.
Fulda (18-5, 12-2) travels to Slayton Tuesday to play Murray County Central, while H-BC (5-9, 7-14) goes to Adrian the same night.
Fulda 33 24 — 57
H-BC 27 26 — 53
Adrian 80, Edgerton 62
EDGERTON — Kyle Kilgore’s double-double of 32 points and 11 rebounds led the Adrian Dragons past the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in the Red Rock Conference Friday night.
The Dragons also received Nick Reyne’s 19 points and four assists along with 15 points from Kody Henning and 11 points from Brandon Weidert.
Wade Gunnink led the Flying Dutchmen with a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds followed by Jesse Berning’s 12 points and Austin Mertens with 11 points.
Adrian (10-11, 8-6), which snapped a three-game losing streak with the win, hosts Hills-Beaver Creek Tuesday.
Edgerton (2-17, 1-12) hosts Southwest Christian Tuesday.
Adrian 48 32 — 80
Edgerton 23 39 — 62
ML/B-O 58, W-WG 25
WESTBROOK — Carter Kirk and Beau Herrig led the Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Wolverines over the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers in a Red Rock Conference boys‘ basketball game Friday night.
Kirk finished with game-highs of 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Herrig added 18 points and nine boards.
Taylor Lindaman scored 12 points to lead the Chargers, while Jacob Comnick pulled down 11 rebounds.
Both teams are on the road for conference games Tuesday as ML/B-O (17-5, 10-4) plays in Lamberton against Red Rock Central, while W-WG (3-17, 2-12) travels to Okabena to take on Southwest Star Concept.
ML/B-O 36 22 — 58
W-WG 15 10 — 25
MCC 80, RL-B 40
SLAYTON — Trent Carlson scored 20 points to lead Murray County Central as the Rebels doubled up on the Round Lake-Brewster Raiders in the Red Rock Conference Friday night.
MCC (13-7, 9-5) also had Chris Halbur with 18 points and Sam Beech with 13 points.
RL-B (1-19, 1-13) was led by Jake Walker’s 18 points.
The Rebels host Fulda Tuesday, while the Raiders travel to Ellsworth the same night.
RL-B 24 16 — 40
MCC 44 36 — 80
MACCRAY 81, T-M-B 52
CLARA CITY — The MACCRAY Wolverines ran roughshod over the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers Friday night in a Camden Conference boys’ basketball game by posting 58 first-half points, en route to a 29-point victory.
Four players scored in double figures for MACCRAY (18-5, 13-1) led by Corey Abbas with 18 points followed by Riley Aeikens and Brady Boike each with 14 points and Taylor Thissen with 13 points.
Parker Lanoue led T-M-B (10-11, 8-5) with 18 points, while Matt LaVoy grabbed five rebounds.
The Panthers travel to Windom Tuesday for a non-conference match.
T-M-B 28 24 — 52
MACCRAY 58 23 — 81
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