PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Eagles defeat WildcatsOKABENA — Opening the second half with a 23-4 run Tuesday night, Southwest Christian extended a 20-8 halftime advantage into a 43-12 lead on Southwestern United in Red Rock Conference girls’ basketball action.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
OKABENA — Opening the second half with a 23-4 run Tuesday night, Southwest Christian extended a 20-8 halftime advantage into a 43-12 lead on Southwestern United in Red Rock Conference girls’ basketball action.
The Wildcats countered with eight straight points, but the Eagles (7-4, 5-0) held on and claimed a 52-28 victory, keeping their conference record unblemished.
Amber Pater scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the first half to lead SWC, while Jennifer Schmidt turned a stellar all-around game for the Eagles with nine points, five assists and five steals.
Kelly Tinklenberg (eight points, seven rebounds), Kara Homandberg (seven points), Hannah Van Dyke (six points), Savannah Tinklenberg (six rebounds) and Tianna Top (five rebounds) were other top contributors for the Eagles, who shot 61 percent at the free throw line (14-of-23).
Courtney Place drilled a pair of 3-pointers for the Wildcats (2-8, 2-3) in the second half and finished with a double-double, scoring 15 points and claiming a game-high 12 rebounds.
Sophomore Kailey Wendland and freshman Andrea Hinkeldey each pulled down six rebounds for SWU, while Sonja Peters and Autumn Hinkeldey hustled for four and three steals, respectively.
Southwest Christian hosts Pipestone Area Thursday night, while the Wildcats host Edgerton Friday evening.
SWC 20 32 — 52
SWU 8 20 — 28
Hills-Beaver Creek 43
HILLS — Paige Erickson’s 22 points, 11 rebounds and five steals helped to power the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers past the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots in a Red Rock Conference girls basketball game Tuesday.
The Chargers took a five point lead into halftime and were able to extend that lead to 11 by the end of the game.
Elizabeth Woelber added 10 points and five assists for the Chargers in the game, while Dayna Comnick also had 10 points.
The Patriots were led by Haley Van Wyhe, who had 15 points. Megan Leuthold picked up 10 rebounds, while Paige Leuthold had six steals.
W-WG (5-6) hosts the Fulda Raiders Friday, while H-BC (4-6) heads to Garretson Saturday.
W-WG 27 27 — 54
H-BC 22 21 — 43
ELLSWORTH — Alexa Huisman dropped 19 points and had five steals for the Ellsworth Panthers in a victory over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen Tuesday.
The Panthers took a 32-24 lead into intermission and never looked back.
Bridget Kramer had a team-high eight assists to go along with 17 points for the Panthers, while Alissa Walters added 10 points.
Tanner Gunnink led the Dutchmen with 12 points and Breanna Nelson had 11 points in the game.
Ellsworth (6-7, 1-4) travels to Red Rock Central Friday, while Edgerton (1-8, 1-5) goes to Southwestern United Friday.
Edgerton 24 22 — 46
Ellsworth 32 33 — 65
Red Rock Central 34,
Mountain Lake Area 28
MOUNTAIN LAKE — After scoring just six points in the first half, the Red Rock Central Falcons scored 28 points in the second against the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines to pick up their first win of the season Tuesday.
The Wolverines led 15-6 at intermission, but went cold in the second half, scoring just 13 points.
Brooke Rasmussen put up 10 points for the Falcons, while Fern Engen led the team in rebounds with seven.
Paige Brown led the Wolverines with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the game.
RRC (1-8, 1-4) hosts the Ellsworth Panthers Friday, while MLA (5-6, 2-3) heads to Slayton to take on Murray County Central.
RRC 6 28 — 34
MLA 15 13 — 28
Blue Earth Area 52,
Jackson Co. Central 48
JACKSON — Even with 15 points by Julia Schumann and 14 points from Kaylee Burmeister, the Jackson County Central Huskies were unable to overcome the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers in girls basketball Tuesday.
The game came down to shooting from the free-throw line, where the Huskies were 4-8, while the Buccaneers went 16-23 on the night.
Along with her 14 points, Burmeister had six rebounds and five steals in the game. Lydia Brandt added eight rebounds for the Huskies.
The Buccaneers were led by Krista Hassing, who had 19 points in the game and went 13-for-16 from the free-throw line.
The Huskies fell to Estherville Lincoln Central Monday 66-25, but the win Tuesday improved their record to 7-8 on the season. JCC hosts the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers Thursday.
BEA 25 27 — 52
JCC 23 25 — 48
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