BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Fulda escapes with victory over EllsworthFULDA — Andy Oakland delivered a 23-point, 11-rebound double-double Friday night, helping the Fulda Raiders hang on for an exciting 52-51 victory over the Ellsworth Panthers in a Red Rock Conference boys basketball game.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
FULDA — Andy Oakland delivered a 23-point, 11-rebound double-double Friday night, helping the Fulda Raiders hang on for an exciting 52-51 victory over the Ellsworth Panthers in a Red Rock Conference boys basketball game.
Fulda led by five points with less than two minutes remaining and survived a late rally by Ellsworth, including a 17-footer by Mitch Leuthold at the buzzer that rimmed in-and-out.
Leuthold finished with 13 points for the Panthers, while Justin Kruse scored 15 points.
Todd Peterson (eight points), Nathan Getting (six points) and Trevor Ruesch (six rebounds) were Fulda’s other statistical leaders.
Fulda (5-6, 3-1) is off until Jan. 12 when it plays at Minneota. Ellsworth (3-7, 2-2) hosts Edgerton Thursday.
Ellsworth 28 23 — 51
Fulda 28 24 — 52
Mountain Lake Area 74, Edgerton 62
EDGERTON — Sparked by a huge 36-point, 16-rebound double-double from Carter Kirk Friday night, the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines claimed a key victory over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in a game between Red Rock Conference leaders.
Andrew Hempeck had 11 points and seven assists for MLA (6-2, 4-0), while Josiah Stoesz scored nine points.
A.J. Ciaburri led Edgerton (3-1, 3-1) with 14 points and five rebounds, while Isaac Heard had 13 points and five assists.
Brett Ford also scored 13 points and had seven steals, while Jesse Berning scored 12 points for the Flying Dutchmen.
MLA plays at Windom today, while Edgerton visits Lakeview Monday.
MLA 40 34 — 74
Edgerton 35 27 — 62
Southwest Christian 85, Southwestern United 45
EDGERTON — Eleven players scored for Southwest Christian Friday night, as the Eagles bolted to a 56-25 halftime lead and claimed a big win over the Southwestern United Wildcats in a Red Rock Conference boys’ basketball game.
Eric Talsma led SWC (6-1, 3-0) with 15 points, six assists and five steals. Dominic Nibbelink (six assists) and Klint Knutson each scored 11 points for the well-balanced Eagles.
Gabe Vander Veen (10 points, four rebounds) and Leighton Sampson (eight points, four rebounds) were among the other key contributors for the high-powered Eagles.
Aaron Fest and Mark Ferguson scored seven points apiece to pace SWU (2-4, 0-3). Andrew Kramer scored six points and pulled down four rebounds.
Cole Bosma (seven rebounds), Zach Schumacher (four rebounds) and Justin Jass (three assists) were the other statistical leaders for the Wildcats.
SWC plays Russell-Tyler-Ruthton as part of a girl-boy doubleheader today at SMSU in Marshall (girls game at 1 p.m., followed by boys game). SWU travels to Springfield Monday.
SWU 25 20 — 45
SWC 56 29 — 85
Red Rock Central 70, Adrian 40
LAMBERTON — Henry Rogotzke scored 23 points and pulled down 17 rebounds Friday night, leading the Red Rock Central Falcons to a victory over the Adrian Dragons in a Red Rock Conference boys’ basketball game.
Jeff DeCock finished with 19 points and five assists for RRC (3-4, 2-2), while Maison Miller had eight points and five rebounds.
Collin Kemper and Cody Polzine each scored eight points for Adrian (0-9, 0-5). Nick Reyne and Taylor Recker had eight rebounds apiece for the Dragons.
RRC plays at Mountain Lake Area Thursday, while Adrian hosts Minneota Monday.
Adrian 18 22 — 40
RRC 34 36 — 70
Jackson County Central 57, Pipestone Area 42
JACKSON — Austin Hinkeldey scored 15 points Friday night, leading the Jackson County Central Huskies to a 15-point victory over the Pipestone Area Arrows in a Southwest Conference boys’ basketball game.
Jon Harmening produced a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double for JCC, while Nolan Hohenstein (six points) also ripped down 12 rebounds.
Taylor Christopher and Josh Thaemlitz added eight and seven points, respectively, for the Huskies (6-4, 2-3).
Boyer Bouman and Jacob Derby each scored 11 points to pace the Arrows (3-5, 0-5).
JCC plays at Estherville Lincoln Central Monday, and PA visits Marshall next Friday.
PA 15 27 — 42
JCC 31 26 — 57
MACCRAY 58, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 40
CLARA CITY — Cody Boonstra scored 17 points to help pace the MACCRAY Wolverines to a Camden Conference victory over the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers Friday night.
Taylor Thissen (14), Bailey Boike (10) and Carter Asche (eight) combined to score 32 points for MACCRAY (7-1, 5-1).
Parker Lanoue and Brian Fultz led T-M-B (2-6, 1-3) with 15 and 11 points, respectively.
The Panthers host Westbrook-Walnut Grove Tuesday.
T-M-B 14 26 — 40
MACCRAY 26 32 — 58
George-Little Rock 50, Sibley-Ocheyedan 44
SIBLEY, Iowa — Tanner Ver Steg scored 22 points Friday night, as the George-Little Rock Mustangs (1-7) defeated the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals for their first victory of the season.
Ty Hanna and Grant Juber scored nine points apiece for S-O (0-9).
G-LR 8 14 8 20 — 50
S-O 11 9 15 9 — 44