Tuesday sports roundup: HL-O boys upset RRC
HL-O 55, RRC 54
OKABENA -- Rallying with a strong late-game run, Heron Lake-Okabena earned a six-point lead and held off a counter-rally by Red Rock Central as the Wildcats upset the Falcons, 55-54, in boys basketball action Tuesday night.
Freshman point guard Eli Fest celebrated his 15th birthday with a stellar all-around performance, leading HL-O with 23 points (17 in the second half), along with five assists, six rebounds and three steals. Fest hit back-to-back three-pointers and scored on drive as the Wildcats tied the score at 47-all after being down by as many as 12 points early in the second half.
Ben Sheldahl (11 points, eight rebounds) sank seven-of-eight free throws for the Wildcats, including five in the second half. Andrew Madsen was a perfect six-of-six at the line as HL-O built a 53-47 lead before RRC rallied behind seven quick points by Brady Rasmussen, including a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Rasmussen finished with 23 points for RRC (14-10, 9-6), while Spencer Halland scored 16 points.
RRC 25 54
HL-O 20 55
SWC 87, Adrian 57
EDGERTON -- Putting four players in double figures, the Southwest Christian boys basketball team rolled over Red Rock Conference opponent Adrian.
Jacob Van Dam scored a game-high 25 points for the Eagles, with four rebounds, three assists and two steals. AJ Vanderby added 19 points with 10 rebounds. Parker Kooima had 12 points and Kyle Van’t Hof had 10.
Logan Walhof dished out seven assists and pulled down nine rebounds.
Ryan Wieneke scored 16 points for Adrian and teammate Christian Weidert had 15.
The win pushed SWC to 15-7 on the season.
Adrian 32 57
SWC 52 87
MLA 80, Fulda 71
FULDA — Mountain Lake Area won a tough Red Rock Conference game against Fulda.
The Wolverines’ leading scorers were Marcus Boyd with 26, Sam Paulson with 19, and Drake Harder with 16 points.
Matthias Kunerth had a double-double scoring a game high 28 points, and pulling down 12 rebounds. Teammate Leighton Gehl scored 17 points, and had eight assists.
Fulda 33 71
MLA 38 80
H-BC 71, Edgerton 65
EDGERTON — Preston Wilhelmi scored a game-high 31 points for Hills-Beaver Creek as it squeezed by Red Rock Conference opponent Edgerton.
Jax Wysong had a double-double scoring 12 points, and snaring 10 boards for the Patriots while teammates Josh Kueter scored 11 points.
Wilhelmi went 10 of 11 on free throws all of which were made and attempted in the second half.
Four boys scored in double digits for the Flying Dutchmen. Trey Gilbertson had a double-double scoring 17 points, and pulling down 16 rebounds. Teammates Brayden Kuiper scored 15, Landon Buckridge scored 12, and Tannan Groen scored 12 points
H-BC 23 71
Edgerton 28 65
W-WG 64, MCC 33
SLAYTON — Riding a 16-game winning streak, Westbrook-Walnut Grove eased past Murray County Central in its Red Rock Conference game.
The Chargers’ leading scorers were Anthony Ross with 15, Kyle Kuehl with nine, Matt DePrez with nine, Parker Freeburg with nine, and Andrew Quade with eight points.
Quade also added six assists, and 5 steals for W-WG.
Tyler Groves led the Rebels in scoring with nine points.
W-WG 26 66
MCC 19 33
Luverne 66, MCW 63
LUVERNE — Luverne edged Martin County West in a close non-conference game.
The Cardinals’ leading scorers were Cole Claussen with 16, Riley Siebenahler with 13, Derek Lundgren with 12, and Eli Haugom with 12 points.
The Mavericks’ leading scorers were Logan Ebeling with 16, Cam Dressen with 12, Cole Owens with nine, and Matt Holm with nine points.
Luverne 33 66
MCW 29 63
YME 70, T-M-B 60
GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine East beat Camden Conference opponent Tracy-Milroy-Balaton by 10 points.
The Sting was lead by Carter Sneller with a game high 20 points, Bennett Knapper with 14, and Nicky Lindstrom with 12.
The Panthers’ leading scorers were Jake Tauer with 15, Fritz Landherr with 14, and Moses Dolan with 12 points.
T-M-B 23 60
YME 33 70
George-Little Rock defeated Akron-Westfield 73-43 in the semifinals of the Iowa Class 1A, Section 1 boys basketball tournament Tuesday, earning the right to play Gehlen Catholic of LeMars in the title game at Sioux Center Thursday.
Gehlen Catholic beat Boyden-Hull 60-41 on Tuesday.
In Class 2A, District 3, Sheldon tripped Sioux Center 59-55 in the championship game.
In Class 1A, District 2, Harris-Lake Park was beaten in the semifinals by South O’Brien, 69-40.
H-BC 70, HL-O 25
HILLS -- Sidney Fick scored 17 points to help Hills-Beaver Creek to a convincing win over Heron Lake-Okabena in a game that was postponed from Monday night.
Taryn Rauk, Whitney Elbers and Courtney Rozeboom all had eight points for the Patriots. Rozeboom had eight rebounds, and Grace Bundesen had seven rebounds and four assists.
Kiana Leighty with seven points and Claire Rasche with six paced HL-O.
H-BC hit 50 percent of its field goals.
HL-O 13 25
H-BC 40 70