PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Balanced Raiders defeat WildcatsOKABENA – Running the floor well and putting four players in double figures, Fulda rolled to a 20-point halftime lead and defeated Southwestern United by a 67-43 final in a Red Rock Conference girls’ basketball game Tuesday evening.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
OKABENA – Running the floor well and putting four players in double figures, Fulda rolled to a 20-point halftime lead and defeated Southwestern United by a 67-43 final in a Red Rock Conference girls’ basketball game Tuesday evening.
Sariah Cheadle tallied 16 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists for the Raiders (13-4. 8-2), while older sister Rachel had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Brittney Hermeling knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, four rebounds and a pair of assists to help spark Fulda, while Amanda Schumacher (six points, six rebounds) and Courtney Tiesler (four points, three assists, two steals) also contributed.
Fulda head coach Gregg Slaathaug was pleased with the all-around performance of Melissa Gehl, who has been bothered by a foot injury in recent weeks, but came through with 10 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals in a great effort against the Wildcats.
Courtney Place scored a game-high 23 points to lead SWU (5-10, 4-5), while Alyssa Hendrickson (eight points, six rebounds), Kailey Wendland (six points, seven rebounds) and Autumn Hinkeldey (four assists) were other top contributors for the Wildcats, who play at Edgerton in a girl-boy double header Friday.
Fulda hosts conference leader Southwest Christian in a rematch between the two teams Friday evening.
Fulda 39 28 – 67
SW United 19 24 – 43
Murray Co. Central 66, Red Rock Central 64
SLAYTON – Making its free throws down the stretch, Murray County Central held off Red Rock Central in a tight contest.
Jenna Ness paced the Rebels (7-7, 6-5) with 21 points and seven rebounds, while both Morgan Behrends (13 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks) and Jade Giese (13 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, five steals) enjoyed exceptional all-around games for MCC.
Brooke Rasmussen topped the Falcons’ (2-13, 1-8) scoring chart with 17 points, while Melanie Kedl tallied 10.
RRC travels to Hills-Beaver Creek on Friday.
RRC 34 30 – 64
MCC 32 34 – 66
Southwest Christian 64, Hills-Beaver Creek 29
EDGERTON – Southwest Christian remained undefeated in the Red Rock with a 35-point win over Hills-Beaver Creek as Eagles’ head coach Denise Nerem chalked up her 100th career victory at the varsity level.
The Eagles (12-4, 8-0) were led by Amber Pater (20 points, four assists, three steals), Hannah Van Dyke (12 points), Morgan Van Hulzen (eight points) and Tianna Top (eight rebounds).
Paige Leuthold scored nine points to lead H-BC (5-10, 2-8), while both Haley Van Wyhe and Taylor Wingert scored six points for the Patriots, who host Red Rock Central Friday.
SWC travels to Fulda for a key conference clash, also on Friday.
H-BC 19 10 – 29
SWC 35 29 – 64
EDGERTON – Rallying from a 16-point halftime deficit, Ellsworth took its first lead of the game with 41 seconds left when Alexa Huisman netted a 3-pointer, giving the Panthers a 62-61 edge.
Ellsworth added a free throw later and held on for a two-point win.
Huisman (three steals) finished with a game-high 24 points for the Panthers (9-8, 5-5), while Bridget Kramer reached the 1,000-point milestone for her varsity career as she netted 18 points to go along with seven steals and a trio of steals.
Amber Walkowaik contributed 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals for Ellsworth, while Brenna Kramer had three steals.
Leading Edgerton (2-12, 2-9) was Tanner Gunnink had a huge double-double with 20 points and 23 rebounds.
Jessica Menning (11 points), Tara De Kam (eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists) and Breanna Nelson (five assists) also played well for the Flying Dutchmen, who host Southwestern United in a girl-boy doubleheader Friday evening.
Ellsworth travels to tangle with Mountain Lake Area onFriday.
Ellsworth 21 42 – 63
Edgerton 37 24 – 61
Mountian Lake 41 (O.T.)
ADRIAN – Despite missing 10 consecutive free throws late in regulation, the Adrian Dragons prevailed in overtime over Mountain Lake Area.
The Dragons (12-3, 8-1) received balanced scoring, as Courtney Vaske and Rachel Kontz topped the scoring chart with nine and eight points, respectively.
Kontz claimed a team-high 12 rebounds, while Jordin Kopplow played well and came up with 11 rebounds and a team-leading eight assists.
Janessa Peters produced a double-double (18 points and 12 rebounds) to lead MLA, while Rachel Dukes and Whitney Klassen each scored nine points.
The Wolverines (6-8, 3-5) had a slight edge in rebounds (42-37) and rallied from a 16-point deficit (37-21) over the final 10 minutes of the second half, forcing overtime.
Both squads play conference games Friday, as MLA hosts Ellsworth and Adrian travels to Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
MLA 13 24 4 – 41
Adrian 24 13 8 – 45
Jackson Co. Central 36
JACKSON — Kaylee Burmeister scored eight points and had five rebounds for the Jackson County Central Huskies in a loss to the Marshall Tigers Tuesday.
The Huskies trailed 45-21 at halftime and were only able to score 15 more points in the second half.
Rachel Johnson also had eight points for the Huskies, while Lydia Brandt had five points and seven rebounds.
The Tigers were led by Kelsey Saugstad who had 27 points in the game.
The Huskies (8-12, 2-7) host Windom Area Tuesday.
Marshall 45 29 — 72
JCC 21 15 — 36
Pipestone Area 44
LUVERNE – Junior forward Tara Sudenga connected on four 3-pointers in the first half as she scored 21 of her game-high 23 points prior to intermission in Luverne’s 16-point Southwest Conference win over Pipestone Area.
The Cardinals had a dominant first half, leading by 23 points, 40-17 at the break.
Kaitlin Wohnoutka netted 13 points to go along with eight steals and five rebounds for the Cardinals (8-9, 5-3), while Sudenga pulled down six rebounds.
Ten players scored for the Arrows (1-14, 0-8), who were by the trio of Tia Muller, Megan Raymond and Kelly Nettik with eight points each.
PA plays at Windom Friday night in conference action, while Luverne is at St. James Saturday for a non-conference game.
Pipestone Area 17 27 – 44
Luverne 40 20 – 60
Sioux Center 39
SIOUX CENTER — Bridget Doeden scored 22 points and had 14 rebounds for the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals in a win over Sioux Center Tuesday.
The Generals led 28-17 at halftime and were able to force missed shots in the second to maintain their lead.
Kayla Ackerman scored 14 points for Sibley-Ocheyedan, while Michaela Wolter had five rebounds, three assists and four steals.
The Generals (7-9, 6-8) host West Lyon Friday.
Sibley-Och. 28 24 — 52
Sioux Center 17 22 — 39
Central Lyon 72,
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Kelsey Ackerman put up 26 points for the Central Lyon Lions in a victory over Okoboji Tuesday.
The Lions led 46-23 at halftime and were able to wear down Okoboji in the second half to get the win.
Lexi Ackerman had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Lions, while Kori Schulte added 16 points and seven rebounds.
Central Lyon (15-2) travels to Boyden-Hull Friday.
Okoboji 11 12 9 16 — 48
C. Lyon 23 13 24 12 — 72