PREP BASKETBALL: MLA defeats St. Clair, moves on to quarterfinalsST. CLAIR — Jenessa Peters led the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines with 16 points in a 54-45 victory over the St. Clair Cyclones during the Class A Section 2 South Division Girls’ Basketball Tournament Tuesday.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
ST. CLAIR — Jenessa Peters led the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines with 16 points in a 54-45 victory over the St. Clair Cyclones during the Class A Section 2 South Division Girls’ Basketball Tournament Tuesday.
The Wolverines had a five-point lead heading into halftime and kept the Cyclones from picking up second-chance points throughout the second half to get the win. MLA held the Cyclones to a 2-for-20 night from behind the arc in the game.
Mikayla Falk scored 11 points in the game for the Wolverines, while Rachel Dukes added nine points.
St. Clair was led by Katelyn Weber with 15 points to go along with 13 points from Chloe Hanson and Chelsea Schull.
No. 5-seed Mountain Lake Area (12-13) takes on Southern Division No. 1-seed Mankato Loyola Friday in Lake Crystal.
MLA 22 32 — 54
St. Clair 17 28 — 45
G-H-EC 48, SWU 34
EAST CHAIN — Kailey Wendland led the Southwestern United Wildcats with nine points in a 48-34 loss to the Granada-Huntly-East Chain Mustangs during the Class A Section 2 Girls’ Basketball Tournament quarterfinals Tuesday.
The Mustangs held the Wildcats to just 13 points in the first half, while also limiting SWU’s Courtney Place to four points in the game.
However, the Wildcats were able to pull within two points halfway through the second half. But the Mustangs were able to open up the lead to 14 by the end of the game.
Aside from her nine points, Wendland picked up six rebounds and three assists. Autumn Hinkeldey was second in scoring for SWU with eight points, while Sonja Peters had six points. Freshman Andrea Hinkeldey led the team in rebounds with nine.
Rachel Shumski led the Mustangs with 14 points, followed by Rachel Sauck who added 10 points in the game.
The Wildcats end their season with a 9-16 overall record and a 7-9 record in the Red Rock Conference.
SWU 13 21 — 34
G-H-EC 21 27 — 48
JCC 67, Blue Earth 55
JACKSON — Jon Harmening scored a game-high 23 points to go along with 17 rebounds for the Jackson County Central Huskies in a 67-55 win over Blue Earth during a boys’ basketball game Tuesday.
The Huskies led by just four at halftime, but picked up their defense in the second half to pull away for good to win their regular season finale.
Taylor Christopher was second on the score sheet with 17 points as well as five rebounds and five steals for JCC. Austin Hinckeldey picked up 11 points on the night, while Josh Thaemiltz and Shadrack Wacker both had six points and four assists.
Blue Earth was led in scoring by Dallas Barslou, who had 16 points and Isaac Darrington with 13 points.
The No. 4-seed Huskies (15-9) host No. 5-seed Luverne Saturday at 7 p.m. in Jackson during the opening round of the Class AA Section 3 South Division Tournament.
Blue Earth 35 20 — 55
JCC 39 28 — 67