GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: DeBoer's last-second free throw sends Ellsworth to 52-51 victory
HILLS -- With the score knotted at 51-all late in Tuesday night's Red Rock Conference girls' basketball game, Ellsworth's Andrea DeBoer drew a foul and was heading to the free-throw line.
Stepping to the line with eight-tenths of a second remaining, DeBoer made the first free throw and missed the second in a 52-51 Panther victory.
Hills-Beaver Creek led by as many as 16 in the first half and had a 30-17 lead at the break.
Ellsworth scored the first point of the game on a free throw, but despite the 1-0 lead, did not lead again until DeBoer's free throw with less than one second remaining in the game.
Jayme Plimpton scored a game-high 26 points for the Patriots on 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc. She also dished out six assists.
Heather Kerner added 11 points for H-BC, while Natalie Stueven pulled down six rebounds.
Rayna Sandoval scored 14 points for the Panthers, while DeBoer finished with 12 points.
Leah Timmer pulled down eight rebounds, while Brooke Kix dished out seven assists.
H-BC will travel to face Southwest Star Concept on Monday, while Ellsworth hosts Edgerton the same night.
Ellsworth 17 35 -- 52
H-BC 30 21 -- 51
Adrian 62, SWC 61
EDGERTON -- Free throws were the difference in this Red Rock Conference matchup, as the Dragons made 21 to outpace the six made by the Eagles.
Erica Thier, Karli Meyer and Katy Slater each scored 17 points for Adrian. Meyer and Slater grabbed nine and eight rebounds, respectively.
The Eagles were led by a game-high 21 points from Jada Vander Veen, and Brianna Spronk scored 18 points. Spronk passed out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds, while Vander Veen hauled in six boards. Kara Van Dyke, Abby Hanenburg and Jenny Vander Veen each scored six points.
Adrian remains perfect in the conference at 17-0 and improves to 22-1 overall. The Dragons travel to Luverne tonight.
SWC falls to 13-3 in the Red Rock and 16-5 overall. The Eagles play at MCC on Monday.
Adrian 43 19 -- 62
SWC 40 21 -- 61
Fulda 57, Edgerton 52
FULDA -- Despite trailing by 23 points in the second half, the Fulda Raiders never gave up.
Edgerton had a 35-14 lead at halftime and built a 39-16 lead in the second half.
But slowly chipping away at the lead, the Raiders, whose 14 first-half points were a season-low, took the lead with a minute left en route to a 57-52 victory.
Courtney Hulstein scored a game-high 16 points for Fulda, while Brittany Hulstein scored 12 points and had seven steals.
Mari Holinka scored 10 points to go along with 10 rebounds, while Lane Gehl scored 11 points and Amy Paulzine pulled down seven rebounds.
For Edgerton, Macy Butson had a team-high 14 points, while Hailey Van Kley added 11 points for the Flying Dutchmen, who were 8-for-11 from 3-point range in the first half.
However, after shooting lights out in the first 18 minutes, Edgerton made one trey the rest of the game. Fulda made six 3-pointers in the second half to outscore Edgerton 43-17.
Fulda will travel to Minneota on Saturday before hosting Red Rock Central on Monday.
Edgerton 35 17 -- 52
Fulda 14 43 -- 57
RRC 86, RL-B 49
JEFFERS -- Krystle Sell scored 30 points to lead Red Rock Central to a conference victory against Round Lake-Brewster.
Sell added 10 assists and six steals on the night for the Falcons (20-3, 15-1), while Steph Maras had 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Cierra Nickel scored 13 points for RRC, while Emily Neperman had seven rebounds, Thea Engen (three steals) had six rebounds, and Jenna Smith had five rebounds.
April Wallace scored 17 points for the Raiders, while Karen Schmitz added 10 points.
RRC will travel to Fulda on Monday.
RL-B 25 24 -- 49
RRC 47 39 -- 86
SSC 59, ML/B-O 38
BUTTERFIELD -- Betsy Voehl scored a game-high 25 points -- her fifth consecutive double-digit scoring game -- to lead Southwest Star Concept past Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.
Voehl added four steals and three assists for the Quasars (10-13, 8-8), who had a 29-9 lead at halftime.
Erika Post added 10 points and eight rebounds for SSC, while Michaela Rasche scored six points, pulled down seven rebounds, had six steals and dished out four assists.
Jennie Romsdahl scored eight points to lead the Wolverines (1-24, 1-15), while Karen Herrig (five rebounds), Megan Svalland (seven rebounds) and Michelle Dirks each scored seven points.
ML/B-O will travel to Adrian on Monday, while SSC will host Hills-Beaver Creek the same evening.
SSC 29 30 -- 59
ML/B-O 9 29 -- 38
MCC 62, W-WG 46
WESTBROOK -- Murray County Central's Emily Bose led all scorers with 23 points, leading the Rebels past the Chargers in a Red Rock Conference girls' basketball matchup. Bose also contributed nine rebounds and six blocks in the victory.
Audra Schmidt paced Westbrook-Walnut Grove with a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds. Chanel Madson scored 10 points, and Kylie Erickson had eight points for the Chargers.
Along with Bose, three other Rebels scored in double figures. Kate Robinson scored 12 points, with Colleen Everson and Abby Van Meveren each notching 10 points. Everson also gathered seven steals.
Both squads shot well from the free-throw line, as MCC converted 20 of 26 and W-WG made 12 of 16.
The Chargers fall to 6-11 in the conference and 11-12 overall. The Rebels improve to 11-5 in the conference and 17-7 overall
MCC travels to Pipestone Saturday, while W-WG will play Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.
MCC 27 35 -- 62
W-WG 24 22 -- 46
Windom 51, T-M-B 33
TRACY -- Makenzie Lovell scored 10 points to lead Windom to a non-conference victory.
Lindsay Elston scored nine points for the Eagles, while Chelsea Garrison and Ellie Hormig each scored seven points.
Shea Lanoue scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the Panthers (1-23), while Alyssa Becker added nine points and four rebounds.
Michelle Lenertz scored six points for T-M-B, which will travel to Fairmont Feb. 28 to face the Cardinals in the first round of playoffs.
Windom 21 30 -- 51
T-M-B 18 15 -- 33