BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Van Wyhe becomes all-time leading scorer at Hills-Beaver Creek
HILLS -- Halden Van Wyhe had his name etched in the record books Friday night.
The senior guard became the all-time career scoring leader for Hills-Beaver Creek's boys' basketball program.
Van Wyhe, who needed three points to surpass Steve Esselink on the all-time list, scored 26 points, bringing his career total to 1,623, to lead the Patriots to a 97-86 victory over Fulda.
Van Wyhe reached the milestone on a free throw. He received a standing ovation, but play wasn't stopped.
It was fitting, considering the nonstop action the two teams provided Friday night.
The Raiders went 9-for-16 from beyond the arc in the first half and took a 50-49 lead at halftime.
The Raiders went just 2-for-14 from beyond the arc in the final 18 minutes, and H-BC eventually built a double-digit lead midway through the second half. Fulda never got to within six points thereafter.
Andrew Scholten scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds, and Terence Reid and Joel Van Batavia each scored 10 points to lead H-BC, which shot 56.8 percent (33 of 58) from the field and 71.7 percent (28 of 39) from the free-throw line.
Ben Gehl scored 26 points, and Kyle Jans added 10 to lead the Raiders, who went 31-for-73 (42.4 percent) from the field and 13-for-18 (72.2 percent) from the free-throw line.
The teams combined for just 20 turnovers.
The Patriots (18-5, 12-4), who have won 14 of their past 15 games, will host Southwest Christian on Monday in their regular-season finale.
The Raiders (8-13, 6-11) will host Luverne on Monday in their regular-season finale.
Fulda 50 36 -- 86
H-BC 49 48 -- 97
W-WG 83, RRC 52
LAMBERTON -- Four players reached double-digit scoring to lead Westbrook-Walnut Grove past Red Rock Central.
Jace Jarmer scored 22 points, Mason Comnick added 17, Patrick Schweim 11, and Derek Eichner 10 to lead the Chargers, who led by 17 points at halftime.
Jake Fredrickson scored a game-high 23 points, and Aaron Furth had eight points to lead the Falcons. Brian Benedict added seven rebounds and three assists.
W-WG (17-6, 11-5), which extended its winning streak to six games, will host Edgerton on Monday in its season finale.
RRC (6-17, 3-13), which lost its fifth consecutive game, will travel to face Round Lake-Brewster on Monday in its season finale.
W-WG 46 37 -- 83
RRC 29 23 -- 52
SWC 80, MCC 52
EDGERTON -- Rob Van Hofwegen scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists to lead Southwest Christian past Murray County Central.
Nic Pfeifle scored 15 points to go along with five rebounds, while Kellen Kooi scored 14 points.
Zach Huisken scored 10 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Eagles (13-8, 10-6), who travel to Hills-Beaver Creek Monday.
Kyle DeLong scored a game-high 18 points for the Rebels, while Kyle Lewis had 10 points and six rebounds.
SWC outrebounded MCC 42-22 in the game.
MCC 30 22 -- 52
SWC 45 35 -- 80
Adrian 85, Edgerton 39
ADRIAN -- Nate Reyne scored 25 points, and Brian Tjepkes had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Dragons.
Chace Hulstein scored 11 points to lead Edgerton, which shot 37 percent from the field and committed 30 turnovers.
Danny Parsley had 13 points, eight assists and seven steals, and Kyle Kilgore had 10 points for Adrian, which shot 56 percent from the field and committed just 13 turnovers.
Brendon Kopplow pulled down six rebounds, Jesse Brake dished out five assists, and Justin Weidert had five steals for the Dragons (18-4, 13-3), who will finish the regular season Monday on the road against Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.
Edgerton (9-13, 6-10), which lost its fifth consecutive game, will end its regular season on the road against Westbrook-Walnut Grove on Monday.
Edgerton 23 16 -- 39
Adrian 55 30 -- 85
Ellsworth 74, RL-B 40
ELLSWORTH -- Adam Van Der Stoep had 20 points, four assists and four steals, and Trevor Gruis had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Ellsworth past Round Lake-Brewster.
Tom Nolte added 16 points, nine rebounds and four steals, and Matt Buntjer pulled down seven rebounds for the Panthers, who rebounded from a loss Thursday at Worthington, which snapped their 18-game winning streak.
Dillon Hansen scored 16 points to lead RL-B, which was outrebounded 34-18.
The Panthers (22-3, 16-0) will face Southwest Star Concept on the road Monday in their regular-season finale.
The Raiders (2-20, 1-15) will host Red Rock Central on Monday in their final game of the regular season.
RL-B 28 12 -- 40
Ellsworth 42 32 -- 74
Marshall 81, Windom 70
WINDOM -- Spenser Kipfer scored a season-high 23 points, but it wasn't enough to lead the Eagles past Marshall.
Travis Mattson scored 14 points, and Jake Holt had 13 points and eight rebounds. Lee Holt added 11 points and 12 rebounds for Windom, which shot 47 percent from both the field (29 of 62) and from beyond the arc (8 of 17) in the loss.
Andrew Mathiowetz and Taylor Hedman each scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (18-7, 9-3), who outrebounded Windom 37-30.
The Eagles (13-10, 5-7) will host Blue Earth Area on Monday.
Marshall 44 37 -- 81
Windom 31 39 -- 70
T-M-B 55, MACCRAY 47
CLARA CITY -- The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers had already won the Camden Conference South Championship.
But they wanted more.
Facing the North champion in MACCRAY Friday night, the Panthers were looking to avenge a 14-point loss earlier this year.
Taking a lead early, T-M-B handed the sixth-ranked Wolverines their first loss of the year in a 55-47 victory to win the overall conference championship.
Aaron Frisvold scored 12 points to lead the Panthers (17-7), while Isaac Dolan had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Brandon Kirk added nine points and three assists, while Walker Schaar (two steals), Dominic Dolan (three assists) and Chris Hansen each scored seven points for T-M-B.
Josh Soupir had six rebounds for the Panthers.
Shaun Condon scored a game-high 21 points to lead MACCRAY (23-1).
T-M-B will travel to Redwood Valley Tuesday.
T-M-B 24 31 -- 55
MACCRAY 20 27 -- 47