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Prep Girls' Basketball Roundup: Fulda remains unbeaten after close contest with Pipestone Area, moves to 7-0

PIPESTONE -- In a see-saw non-conference girls' basketball clash, it was the Fulda Raiders claiming a two-point win (50-48) over the Pipestone Area Arrows Tuesday night.

"The game was a possession-to-possession battle as it went down the stretch," Fulda head coach Gregg Slaathaug said following the contest. "We were up eight in the second half before Pipestone went on a 13-0 run to take the lead. We answered with eight points and it went right down to the wire."

PA (4-3), which missed a potential game-winning 3-point shot miss as the clock wound down followed by a game-tying shot being blocked by Fulda at the buzzer, was led by Katie Litka, who got hot in the second half with 17 of her 24 points coming after the break.

Courtney Hulstein paced a Raiders' squad with a game-high 26 points while Rachel Cheadle had seven points and 10 rebounds.

Melissa Gehl had six points and six rebounds for Fulda (7-0), which hosts Windom Tuesday.

PA hosts Minneota Thursday.

Fulda 24 26 -- 50

PA 18 30 -- 48

MCC 55, RRC 34

SLAYTON -- Murray County Central used a big first half to pull away from Red Rock Central in a Red Rock Conference girls' basketball game.

Crystal Van Iperen led the Rebels with 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals followed by Haley Bose with 10 points.

Macy Halbur and Jenna Ness each had four steals for MCC (3-2, 3-0), which travels to Hills-Beaver Creek Jan. 3, while Makenzie Giese had four assists.

Cassandra Erickson led the Falcons with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds followed by Klarissa Larsen with nine points and four assists.

Katie Larsen notched 11 rebounds and six blocked shots for RRC (0-7, 0-3), which hosts Fulda on Jan. 5.

RRC 11 23 -- 34

MCC 26 29 -- 55

Marshall 56, JCC 45

JACKSON -- The Jackson County Central Huskies came back from an early 19-9 deficit in the first half to take a half-time lead over the Marshall Tigers but the hosts couldn't maintain the lead in a Southwest Conference battle.

The Tigers (7-0, 3-0) shot 18-for-23 from the free-throw line in the game led by Kelli VanLeeuwe (10 points) with an eight-for-nine foul-line effort and Kelsey Saugstad (18 points) with a perfect six-for-six performance.

Marshall's leading scorer was Kenzie Beekman with 19 points.

Whitney Burmeister led the Huskies with a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds to go with three steals.

Angela Handzus and Kaylee Burmeister (three assists) scored nine and eight points, respectively, while Lydia Brandt turned in a solid performance in her first action of the season with five points and 11 rebounds.

Also for JCC (4-4, 1-3), Julia Schumann had four rebounds and five assists while Marita Rasche had seven points, five rebounds and four steals.

The Huskies next game is Tuesday in a tournament hosted by Mankato Loyola. JCC plays Waterville-Elysian-Morristown.

Marshall 30 26 -- 56

JCC 32 13 -- 45

SWC 74, SFC 67

EDGERTON -- The Southwest Christian girls' basketball team shot 65 percent from the field in the second half en route to a non-conference win over Sioux Falls (S.D.) Christian Tuesday night.

The Eagles needed that big second half as both team's shot the exact same percentage on the same amount of shots in the game with the edge coming on the free-throw line.

SWC (6-0) converted 14 of 19 foul shots while SFC made 7 of 13 charity shots.

Megan De Ruyter paced the Eagles with 24 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists followed by Amber Pater with 18 points.

Hannah Van Dyke finished with 12 points while Michaela Zeinstra dished out three assists for SWC, which returns to action Jan. 5 when it hosts Murray County Central.

SFC 32 35 -- 67

SWC 35 39 -- 74

BOLD 65, SSC 31

COMFREY -- Carly Sigurdson scored 19 points to lead BOLD past Southwest Star Concept in the third-place game of the Cedar Mountain/Comfrey holiday tournament Tuesday night.

Andrea Hinkeldey and Sarah Baumgard each scored seven points to lead SSC (1-6). Connor DeWall grabbed seven rebounds and was named to the all-tournament team.

SSC 11 20 -- 31

BOLD 49 16 -- 65

CM/C 59, SSC 33

COMFREY -- Alli Madsen scored 12 points, while Andrea Ochs added 11 points to lead Cedar Mountain/Comfrey to an opening-round win over Southwest Star Concept Monday night.

Andrea Hinkeldey led SSC with eight points, and Arianna Hesemann scored six points. Connor DeWall had five points and seven rebounds for the Quasars, who will host Edgerton on Thursday.

SSC 18 15 -- 33

CM/C 25 34 -- 59

Iowa Girls

CL 66, S-O 46

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- Lexi Ackerman had 22 points, 10 assists and six steals, while Sarah Halse chipped in 11 points for Central Lyon's girls' basketball team Tuesday, pushing CL to 8-1 overall.

Alyssa Hibbing (26 points) and Alyssa Stosseran (10 points) led Sibley-Ocheyedan (4-5).

S-O 23 23 -- 46

CL 44 22 -- 66

H-LP 45, CC-E

EVERLY, Iowa -- Macy Gunderson netted a career-high 19 points, Maria Gath had 11 points and Noreen Morrow had 11 points and 15 rebounds to lead Harris-Lake Park's girls' basketball team Tuesday over Clay Central-Everly.

H-LP moved to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in conference.

H-LP 17 28 -- 45

CC-E 14 14 -- 28

G-LR 73, WL 38

INWOOD, Iowa -- The George-Little Rock Mustangs girls' basketball team received some hot 3-point shooting with a pair of players over 20 points Tuesday night in big win over West Lyon in a Siouxland Conference contest.

Keeley Kruse was a perfect 6-for-6 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points while Sarah Kruse was 3-for-4 on 3's and finished with 20 points.

Carly Klaassen led the Mustangs followed by Taylor Carstensen with six boards while Jessica Sandbulte had eight assists.

G-LR (7-2, 6-2) returns to action Jan. 3 at home against Central Lyon.

G-LR 25 15 19 14 -- 73

WL 9 12 11 6 -- 38