Boys Basketball: Wolverines edge Patriots with second-half rally
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Drake Harder scored a team-best 16 points and converted the go-ahead layup with a minute to go as the Wolverines rallied in the second half after trailing by nine at the intermission.
Harder also pulled down seven rebounds, which trailed the Patriots 36-27 at halftime. Weston Osland contributed 13 points for MLA, and Marcus Boyd added 12 points.
Preston Wilhelmi had a game-high 27 points for Hills-Beaver Creek, which misfired on a game-tying 3-point attempt in the waning seconds. Jax Wysong added 19 points.
H-BC 36 66
MLA 27 67T-M-B 58, Lakeview 56
TRACY — Tracy-Milroy-Balaton beat Lakeview in its Camden Conference game in exciting fashion, as Fritz Landherr hit the go ahead 3-pointer with 10 seconds left.
The Panthers’ leading scorers were Landherr (21 points), Jake Tauer (11 points) and Moses Dolan (10 points). Tauer also led T-M-B in assists with six.
T-M-B 28 58
Lakeview 31 56W-WG 80, Adrian 72
ADRIAN — Westbrook-Walnut Grove beat Adrian in its Red Rock Conference game.
The Chargers had six boys score eight or more points. Leading the way was Andrew Quade with 17, followed by Parker Freeburg (16), Anthony Ross (16), Tyson Elzenga (15), Kyle Kuehl (eight) and Matt DePrez (eight).
The Dragons were led by senior guard Ryan Wieneke, who connected for a game-high 29 points. Teammates Christian Weidert scored 16 points, Skylar Polzine scored 12, and Brady Henning had eight points. Polzine also had 10 rebounds on the night, giving him a double-double.
W-WG 39 80
Adrian 38 72RV 50, Luverne 34
REDWOOD FALLS — In a battle of two Big South Conference teams, Redwood Valley emerged victorious against Luverne in front of its home faithful.
RV’s leading scorers were Cole Woodford (16 points), Mitch Irlbeck (11) and Logan Josephson (seven). Josephson also had eight rebounds.
LHS’ leading scorers were Derek Lundgren (10) and Riley Siebenahler (seven).
RV 19 50
Luverne 16 34MCC 75, Edgerton 46
SLAYTON — Murray County Central eased past Edgerton in its Red Rock Conference game.
The Rebels’ leading scorers were Nate Everson (19 points), Justin Benda (11) and Tyler Groves (11). The Flying Dutchmen were paced by Trey Gilbertson, who had a game-high 21 points, while Landon Buckridge and Brayden Kuiper added eight points apiece.
Edgerton 21 46
MCC 40 75Fulda 68, H-LO 58
OKABENA — Connecting on 14 3-pointers spread among six players, the Fulda Raiders earned a 10-point victory over Heron Lake-Okabena in a closely-competitive Red Rock Conference boys basketball game.
Dalton Slinger (17 points) and Leighton Gehl (14 points) each drilled four shots from behind the arc, while Payton Marquardt (11 points) knocked down a trio of long-range shots. Tyler Madison finished with 14 points for the Raiders, sinking five-of-five three throws along with a 3-pointer and three of Fulda’s four two-point field goals in the game.
Fulda (9-10, 4-8) hit 10 3-point shots in the first half, while building a 38-31 advantage. The Raiders shot 80 percent at the free-throw line in the second half, sinking 16-of-20 shots as they were able to maintain their lead.
HL-O (4-15, 2-8) was paced by a 23-point performance from senior post Ben Sheldahl, who scored 14 of those in the first half. Eli Fest (14 points, four assists) and Lee Gunther (11 points, nine rebounds) also notched double figures for the Wildcats.
Fulda plays undefeated Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at Marshall today, and HL-O plays at Edgerton Tuesday.
Fulda 38 68
HL-O 31 58RRC 57, Ellsworth 21
ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth couldn’t get anything going in its Red Rock Conference game against Red Rock Central.
Zachary Buntjer scored eight points and pulled down nine boards for the Panthers.
The Falcons’ leading scorers were Brady Rasmussen (23) and Spencer Halland (eight).
Rasmussen and Halland also had nine and eight rebounds, respectively, on the night.
Ellsworth 11 21
RRC 30 57