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Boys basketball roundup: H-BC flies by Edgerton, Ellsworth tops Fulda

EDGERTON — Hills-Beaver Creek stretched a solid halftime lead into a 20-point blowout of Edgerton in Thursday night boys basketball action, winning 80-60.

Dylan Gehrke had a huge game for Hills-Beaver Creek, racking up 36 points and 10 rebounds. Also chipping in for the Patriots were Braden Ellingson, with 13 points and four assists, and Carey Taubert, who netted 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

The Flying Dutchmen had three players in double figures: Riley Van Klei (17 points, nine rebounds), Austin Mertens (14 points, eight rebounds), and Wyatt Butson (10 points, five assists).

H-BC is now 3-4 and takes on Luverne next, while Edgerton is 0-5 and looks for its first win versus Fulda.

HBC 43 80

Edgerton 39 60

Ellsworth 79, Fulda 58

FULDA — The Ellsworth Panthers continued a strong start to the 2013 season and downed Fulda. Justin Kruse led 8-2 Ellworth with 24 points, and Drew Cheskie was not far behind with 23.

Fulda, which drops to 1-7 on the season with the loss, was led by Josh Ramerth with 18 points and seven rebounds. Bennett Appel and Cole Dierks contributed 16 and 11 points for the Raiders, respectively.

Fulda tackles Edgerton tonight.

Ellsworth 37 79

Fulda 23 58

MLA 83, MCC 51

MOUNTAIN LAKE — Cody Klassen scored 20 points and led Mountain Lake Area to a 32-point victory over Murray County Central. MLA kept their record clean at 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Red Rock Conference.

For MCC, Grant Roher had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Grant Everson chipped in 13 points.

Also key to Mountain Lake Area’s win was Carter Kirk’s 18 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Zach Dickens’ 12 points.

Andrew Hempeck spread the ball around for the Wolverines, dishing out 10 assists.

MCC drops to 3-6 on the season.

MLA 33 83

MCC 25 51

Adrian 74, RRC 59

ADRIAN — After a closely contested first half, Adrian picked up its defensive intensity and rode the momentum to a win.

Brady Lonneman netted 23 points and 10 rebounds for the 4-5 Dragons, and Nick Reyne socred 19 points.

Red Rock Central, which remains winless (0-7) with the loss, was led by Luke Engen with 24 points and five rebounds. Taylor Recker (15 points) and Cody Polzine (13) also backed the Adrian win.

Adrian 34 74

RRC 33 59