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Prep basketball roundup: G-LR’s girls defeat Adrian, Luverne routs H-BC

ADRIAN — George-Little Rock used a ‘heads up’ defensive effort to beat Adrian 64-42 in a girls basketball game played Monday night in Adrian. 

The Mustangs had three players score in double figures including Teyha Graham (18 points and four steals), Mia Graham (14 points, four steals and six assists) and Mariah Terhawk (11 points and seven rebounds). Jodi Bents had 12 points to lead the Dragons.

George-Little Rock improved to 2-4 and travels to Sioux Center tonight. Adrian fell to 0-4 and hosts Ellsworth tonight.

“I thought we did a nice job defensively tonight,” G-LR girls basketball coach Heather Grafing said. “We were careless with the ball at times but you have to give a lot of credit to Adrian. We were able to start to find the gaps in their zone. I was very proud of our girls’ effort tonight.”

George-Little Rock 37 64

Adrian 20 42

Luverne 54, H-BC 21

LUVERNE — Propelled by Morgan Haugen’s 19 points and six steals, the Luverne Cardinals outscored Hills-Beaver Creek 54-21 in their matchup at Luverne.

Senior forward Tara Sudenga tacked on an additional 11 points for the Cards and six steals for the team. The Cardinals totaled 24 steals on the night.

H-BC’s leader was junior guard Madison Fick, with eight points.

H-BC falls to 0-3 on the season. and Luverne rises to 4-1 overall. The Cards are 2-0 in the Southwest Conference.

Luverne 25 54

Hills-Beaver Creek 10 21

Ellsworth 42, Lincoln-HI 39

IVANHOE—Senior forward Alexa Huisman dropped 30 points for the Panthers, leading Ellsworth to a 42-39 victory over Lincoln-HI.

Huisman also collected six rebounds for the Panthers, who were led by seven rebounds from Hannah Mulder.

Lincoln-HI was led by Brandi Barke, with 12 points.

Ellsworth is now 1-2 on the season, and they head to Adrian tonight to take on the Dragons in a Red Rock Conference matchup.

Ellsworth 21 42

Lincoln-HI 12 39

Emmetsburg 50, Harris-Lake Park 36

EMMETSBURG, Iowa —Emmetsburg junior Ashton Connelly scored 20 points to help her E-Hawks past Harris-Lake Park 50-36.

The Wolves trailed by 10 points following the opening quarter and wouldn’t recover.

Noreen Morrow led H-LP with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Harris-Lake Park dropped to 4-4 with the loss.

The Wolves are 1-0 in Cornbelt Conference action. They host Clay Central, Everly Thursday night and North Union Friday.

Harris-Lake Park 7 18 24 36

Emmetsburg 17 33 40 50

Boys basketball

Adrian 78, G-LR 77

ADRIAN — With only two seconds remaining in the contest, Adrian’s Brady Lonneman drove the lane and sank a perfect layup to send Adrian to a 78-77 win over George-Little Rock.

Lonneman totaled 22 points on the night, also collecting 10 rebounds. Taylor Recker added 18 points for the Dragons and Cody Polzine chipped in 14 points.

For G-LR, guard Tanner Ver Steeg earned 32 points. Jesse Koerselman collected 14 rebounds and nine points for the Mustangs.

G-LR falls to 2-3 on the season, and Adrian rises to 3-5 overall. The Dragons are 2-4 in the Red Rock Conference.

Adrian takes on Ellsworth at home tonight.

Adrian 38 78

George-Little Rock 40 77

T-M-B 71, Lakeview 58

TRACY—Josh Kirk’s 17 points and 11 rebounds helped take Tracy-Milroy-Balaton to a 71-58 win over Lakeview.

Riley Kirk also added 14 points for T-M-B and Spencer Smith scored 14.

Lakeview’s Jonah Dovre totaled 16 points and added seven rebounds. Bayley Enstad tallied 12 points in the contest.

Lakeview 28 58

T-M-B 39 71