PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Mustangs top Dragons for first winGEORGE, Iowa — Tanner Ver Steg scored 34 points and added three steals and three assists as the George-Little Rock Mustangs pulled away from the Adrian Dragons in the final quarter, claiming a 68-51 non-conference boys basketball victory Monday night.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
GEORGE, Iowa — Tanner Ver Steg scored 34 points and added three steals and three assists as the George-Little Rock Mustangs pulled away from the Adrian Dragons in the final quarter, claiming a 68-51 non-conference boys basketball victory Monday night.
“We really stepped up big with our defense and rebounding in the fourth quarter,” Mustangs head coach Curt Schilling said. “We also shot well at the free-throw line, which helped us maintain the advantage.”
The Mustangs converted 17 of 21 charity shots, while the Dragons reached the foul line 23 times and converted 11. Evan Voss added 19 points and nine rebounds to help George-Little Rock earn its first win of the season, improving to 1-6 overall.
Nick Reyne (eight rebounds) and Taylor Recker (seven rebounds) led the Dragons’ effort with each scoring 15 points, while Cody Polzine added 13 markers and Brady Lonneman scored 8.
Adrian (0-6) travels to Wabasso to play in a tournament hosted by the Wabasso Rabbits on Thursday.
George-Little Rock returns to action tonight with a Siouxland Conference game in Rock Rapids against Central Lyon.
Adrian 17 14 16 4 — 51
Geo.-LR 21 12 16 19 — 68
Springfield 72, Fulda 62
SPRINGFIELD — In a back-and-forth non-conference contest, the Springfield Tigers seized control late to get past the Fulda Raiders Monday night in boys basketball.
Cole Milbrath scored 21 points to lead Springfield, while Isaac Kirschstein added 15.
Andy Oakland’s 22 points, 10 rebounds and four steals weren’t quite enough for the Raiders, who came out of the intermission to take a seven-point lead early in the second half. Neither side gained much separation until Springfield used late-game free throws to earn the 10-point spread.
Todd Peterson totaled 10 points and five assists for Fulda (2-4), while Zach Holt added eight points and four steals.
The Raiders travel to play George-Little Rock in a girls-boys doubleheader Thursday.
Fulda 32 30 — 62
Springfield 34 38 — 72
George-Little Rock 48, Adrian 38
GEORGE, Iowa — Holding the visiting Dragons to fewer than 10 points in all but final quarter, the George-Little Rock Mustangs girls basketball team handed Adrian its first loss this season.
Taylor Carstensen posted a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double to pace the Mustangs, who improved to 5-3 overall. Dani Eben added 15 points and seven rebounds for G-LR, while Teyha Graham swiped three steals and Keeley Kruse dished out four assists and grabbed two steals.
Rachel Kontz led the Dragons with 11 points, while Courtney Vaske and Jordin Kopplow topped the Adrian rebound chart with nine and eight boards, respectively.
George-Little Rock plays at Central Lyon tonight in a Siouxland Conference game, while Adrian (6-1) plays in a tournament hosted by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Friday.
Adrian 9 6 8 15 — 38
George-LR 10 14 9 15 — 48
LP/HT 62, SW United 42
COMFREY — The Southwestern United Wildcats fell to Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Monday night in the opening round of a tournament hosted by Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.
Courtney Scoblic led the Bulldogs with a game-high 22 points.
Courtney Place’s 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks paced the Wildcats, while Sarah Baumgard totaled nine points and four rebounds. Andrea Hinkeldey had 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks for SWU and Autumn Hinkeldey added six points.
Southwestern United (1-6) plays tonight at 6 p.m. against Cedar Mountain/Comfrey in the tournament’s third-place game. The Cougars lost to BOLD, 62-38, in their first-round game.
SW United 19 23 — 42
LP/HT 24 38 — 62
Luverne 57, Hills-BC 29
HILLS — Kaitlin Wohnoutka scored a game-best 14 points and added five steals to lead the Luverne Cardinals past the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots in a non-conference game Monday.
Alex Stanley, Lexi Rust and Tara Sudenga each posted 11 points for the Cardinals. Sudenga collected nine rebounds.
Paige Leuthold topped the Patriots’ scoring chart with nine points.
Luverne (5-2) travels to Marshall for a Southwest Conference clash Friday, while Hills-Beaver Creek (4-2) travels to Ellsworth for a Red Rock Conference game tonight.
Luverne 42 15 — 57
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