PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Kopplow leads undefeated Dragons with triple-doubleEDGERTON — Well-known for her amazing success in cross country, Adrian senior Jordin Kopplow displayed her basketball talents Thursday evening as she recorded a triple-double (14 rebounds, 13 points and 10 steals) helping the Dragons claim a 65-48 Red Rock Conference girls basketball victory over Edgerton to remain undefeated (6-0, 4-0).
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
EDGERTON — Well-known for her amazing success in cross country, Adrian senior Jordin Kopplow displayed her basketball talents Thursday evening as she recorded a triple-double (14 rebounds, 13 points and 10 steals) helping the Dragons claim a 65-48 Red Rock Conference girls basketball victory over Edgerton to remain undefeated (6-0, 4-0).
Six players scored for AHS in a 43-point first half as the Dragons overcame early deficits of 10-5 and 14-10 before snapping a 14-all tie with a 29-11 surge.
Kopplow completed a stellar all-around game with six assists as senior teammates Brooke Wenzel and Rachel Kontz scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Sophomore Tanner Gunnink had a double-double for Edgerton, scoring 13 points and claiming 11 rebounds.
Ciara Everett tallied 11 points for the Flying Dutchmen (0-5, 0-3), while Tara DeKam (four assists, four steals), netted 10 points and Sarah Post dished off four assists.
Adrian travels across the border into Iowa Monday for a game at George-Little Rock. Edgerton plays at Westbrook-Walnut Grove Tuesday night.
Adrian 43 22 — 65
Edgerton 25 23 — 48
SW Christian 64, Hills-Beaver Creek 44
HILLS – Seniors Amber Pater and Kelly Tinklenberg scored 14 and 11 points, respectively, to lead a balanced Southwest Christian victory over Hills-Beaver Creek, giving the Patriots (4-1, 2-1) their first loss of the season.
Paige Leuthold scored 12 points and dished off four assists for H-BC, while Meghan Leuthold netted 10 points and claimed eight rebounds.
The Patriots travel to Ellsworth Tuesday night, while the Eagles (4-2, 3-0) cross the border the same evening to tangle with Sioux Falls Christian.
SW Christian 29 35 — 64
Hills-Beaver Creek 14 30 — 44
Mountain Lake Area 50, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 49
MOUNTAIN LAKE – In a game which was close most of the way, Mountain Lake Area (3-2, 2-1) held off Westbrook-Walnut Grove as Whitney Klassen sank a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left, giving the Wolverines a three-point lead.
The Chargers (1-4, 1-2) missed a 3-point shot, but scored on the rebound, coming up just a point short.
W-WG sophomore sharpshooter Elizabeth Woelber drained four 3-pointers in the contest and finished with a game-high 20 points.
Paige Erickson (nine rebounds, five steals, four assists) scored 15 points for the Chargers, who finished the first half on a 24-9 run.
Four players netted double figures for the Wolverines, who vaulted out to a 15-0 lead before W-WG got untracked.
Mikayla Falk topped MLA’s balanced scoring attack with 13 points, followed by Janessa Peters (11), Rachel Dukes (10) and Paige Brown (10).
Both teams play home games Tuesday as the Chargers host Edgerton in Red Rock Conference action and the Wolverines host St. James in a neighboring non-conference game.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove 24 25 — 49
Mountain Lake Area 23 27 — 50
Fulda 62, Ellsworth 46
FULDA — Melissa Gehl and Rachel Cheadle each produced double-doubles as Fulda ran past Ellsworth in a Red Rock Conference game Thursday.
Gehl led all scorers with 22 points and added 13 rebounds, while Cheadle added 10 points and 18 rebounds. Brittney Hermeling chipped in nine points, six assists and five steals.
Fulda, which improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the RRC, built a 38-20 lead after 18 minutes.
Amber Walkowaik led Ellsworth (0-5, 0-2) with 17 points and Bridget Kramer contributed 13 more.
Ellsworth 20 26 — 46
Fulda 38 24 — 62
Jackson County Central 62, Redwood Valley 51
JACKSON — Marita Rasche picked up 14 of her 20 points in the second half to lead the Jackson County Central Huskies team to a win over the Redwood Valley Cardinals Thursday in girls basketball action.
The Huskies used 26 turnovers in the game to their advantage, taking a 13 point lead at halftime and an 11 point victory by the end of the night.
Along with her 20 points, Rasche had seven rebounds and six steals for the Huskies, while Kaylee Burmeister added 14 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Brooke Klontz put up 11 points with Lydia Brandt picking up eight points and 12 rebounds. Julia Schumann led the team in assists with six and nabbed 10 rebounds as well.
Kayla Pohlen was the leading scorer for the Cardinals with 16 points, while Steph Jensen had 14 points.
JCC (4-3, 1-3) travels to Marshall Tuesday.
Redwood Valley 19 32 — 51
Jackson CC 32 30 — 62
Windom Area 61, Pipestone Area 49
PIPESTONE — Three Windom Area Eagles were in double-figures Thursday night in a 61-49 victory over the Pipestone Arrows during a Southwest Conference boys basketball game.
The Eagles led by seven after the first half and were able to extend their lead to 12 by the end of the game.
Collin Lovell led Windom Area with 16 points on the night, while Nathan Remmers added 14. Andy Pfeffer was the last Eagle in double-digits with 10 points.
Leading the Arrows in scoring was Collin Moeller with 14, while Dominic Freese was second with eight points.
Pipestone Area (1-2, 0-2) hosts Ellsworth Saturday, while Windom Area (2-2, 1-1) heads to Redwood Falls to take on Redwood Valley on Tuesday.
Windom Area 27 34 — 61
Pipestone Area 20 29 — 49