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PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: H-BC knocks off SSC in overtime thriller 70-65

 OKABENA -- In a game which was closely-contested the entire 40 minutes, Hills-Beaver Creek prevailed in an overtime thriller Friday night, claiming a 70-65 victory over Southwest Star Concept in Red Rock Conference boys' basketball action.

The Patriots (6-11, 5-6) rallied from a pair of late-game five-point deficits (50-45 and 54-49) to tie the score at 61-all with less than two minutes remaining.

After each team had a chance to win in regulation, H-BC snapped a 65-65 tie in the overtime on a strong drive to the hoop by Seth Nuffer (19 points, 10 rebounds). The Patriots, who were 20-of-30 at the free throw line, then clinched the verdict by making a trio of free throws.

Dylan Gehrke scored 14 of his team-high 21 points in the first half for H-BC, while Jeff Sandbulte scored 11 of his 17 after intermission, including four in the overtime. Jordan Larson dished off five assists for the Patriots.

Jameson Collin netted a game-high 22 points (16 in the first half) and also pulled down 18 rebounds for the Quasars in an impressive double-double. Collin, who also passed for a trio of assists, nearly made a halfcourt shot at the buzzer -- of regulation time -- after claiming a defensive rebound.

Andrew Kramer scored 18 points (11 in the second half) and had seven rebounds for SSC, while Austin Liepold drew two charges and came up with eight rebounds.

The Quasars (10-7, 5-6) utilized a 12-1 run midway through the second half to turn a 44-38 deficit into a 50-45 lead. But a dismal 11-of-28 free throw shooting performance (7-of-21 in the second half and overtime) helped the Patriots turn the tide.

H-BC hosts Lincoln HI in a non-conference contest Monday night, while SSC plays Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Thursday night in a conference game at Mountain Lake.

H-BC 37 24 9 -- 70

SSC 34 27 4 -- 65

H-LP 56, R-A-G-T 36

TERRIL, Iowa -- The Harris-Lake Park boys' basketball team improved to 19-0 on the season with only one regular season game left to play after a win over Ruthven-Ayrshire-Graettinger-Terril on Friday night.

H-LP was led by Eli Ihnen's double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Brady Nissen added 13 points, while Tanner Hiveley had 10 points on the night.

H-LP's final regular season game will be held in Lake Park on Tuesday as the team takes on Ventura.

H-LP 34 22 -- 56

R-A-G-T 22 14 -- 36

S-O 54, Central Lyon 52

SIBLEY, Iowa -- The Sibley-Ocheyedan boys' basketball team was led by Caleb Hartwig's 24 points in its win over Central Lyon Friday night.

Pat Alexander added seven assists and Harrison Feldkamp had nine points and seven rebounds in the victory.

CL was led by Ross Ackerman's 16 points and Jaren Schrick had 10 points.

S-O (6-11) travels to take on Boyden-Hull on Tuesday.

CL 25 27 -- 52

S-O 26 28 -- 54

ML/B-O 72, Adrian 63

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Beau Herrig led the Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin boys' basketball team with a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds in its win over Adrian Friday.

Carter Kirk added 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines.

Adrian (9-9) was led by Kyle Kilgore's 25 points and five assists, while Nick Reyne added 13 points for the Dragons.

ML/B-O's (14-4) next game is Thursday against Southwest Star Concept, while Adrian takes on Southwest Christian on Thursday as well.

Adrian 26 37 -- 63

ML/B-O 34 38 -- 72

Fulda 74, RRC 41

LAMBERTON -- Matt Appel led Fulda with a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds in the Fulda boys' basketball team's win over Red Rock Central Friday.

Aaron Tiesler added 11 points and eight rebounds, while Clarke Hein had 10 points and four steals for the Raiders (14-5, 9-2).

RRC (7-10, 6-5) was led by Jeff DeCock's 13 points. Henry Rogotzke had nine points, while Daniel Maras had eight rebounds for the Falcons.

Both teams play again on Thursday, with Fulda taking on Edgerton and RRC traveling to Round Lake-Brewster.

Fulda 26 48 -- 74

RRC 12 29 -- 41

West Lyon 58, G-LR 55

GEORGE, Iowa -- Judd Rosenboom led the George-Little Rock boys' basketball team with 18 points in its loss to West Lyon on Friday.

Matt Nagel and Evan Voss each added 10 points for G-LR (6-14).

West Lyon was led by Brandon Snyder's 15 points.

G-LR's next game is Tuesday at Central Lyon.

WL 17 10 10 21 -- 58

G-LR 11 11 20 13 -- 55

Ellsworth 81, EHS 57

EDGERTON -- Casey Schilling's 24 points led the Ellsworth boys' basketball team in its win over Edgerton Friday.

Dalton Huisman added 17 points, while Nick Nolte had 13 points for Panthers (12-6).

Wade Gunnink led Edgerton (1-13) with 15 points, while Brett Ford had 12 points for the Flying Dutchmen.

Edgerton takes on Minneota on Monday, while Ellsworth plays Canistoea at Augustana today.

Ellsworth 42 39 -- 81

Edgerton 24 33 -- 57

SWC 78, MCC 37

EDGERTON -- Zach Huisken led Southwest Christian with 21 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in its win over Murray County Central Friday.

Dominic Nibbelink added 18 points and four assists, Leighton Sampson had 10 points, while Andrew Top had seven points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Eagles (15-1, 12-0).

MCC was led by Chris Halbur's 10 points and six rebounds, while Nate Wieneke added six points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Rebels.

SWC's next game is tonight against Western Christian at Augustana, while MCC takes on Russel-Tyler-Ruthton on Monday.

MCC 16 21 -- 37

SWC 28 50 -- 78

Marshall 66, Luverne 48

LUVERNE -- Alex Weis led the Luverne boys' basketball team with 13 points and six rebounds in its loss to Marshall Friday.

Devin Heitkamp added 13 points and five rebounds, while Josh Slieter had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (12-7).

Luverne's next game is Thursday against Worthington.

Marshall 38 28 -- 66

Luverne 19 29 -- 48

W-WG 73, RL-B 50

WESTBROOK -- Taylor Lindaman led the Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys' basketball team with 21 points in its win over Round Lake-Brewster Friday night.

Alex Knutson added 12 points and six assists, while Jacob Comnick had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Chargers (2-15).

R-LB (1-16) was led by Jake Walker's 21 points.

Both teams are in action again on Thursday with W-WG taking on Murray County Central and R-LB hosting Red Rock Central.

R-LB 14 36 -- 50

W-WG 35 38 -- 73